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    Hey everyone. Thanks for the help. Now all I have...

    Hey everyone. Thanks for the help. Now all I have to deal with is an ex partner in the biz. This guy just totally did a 180 on me and started a fight with me and wants to get out. When bee partners...
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    What are the laws if any for selling honey? Do I...

    What are the laws if any for selling honey? Do I have to register somewhere or what? I live in Texas, so that may help with specific information. Thanks everyone. Also, is honey good to sell right...
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    Happy hour, hehe. That's pretty funny. I like to...

    Happy hour, hehe. That's pretty funny. I like to think of it as their first solo flight.
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    So, I can take all of my honey supers off and my...

    So, I can take all of my honey supers off and my bees will be fine for the winter?
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    Ok, what is the formula for how much I leave the...

    Ok, what is the formula for how much I leave the bees? I have two brood chambers. At this time I have one full honey super on top and I am wanting to take it off and extract. I am kinda confused...
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    Hmmmm, let's hear some more opinions on this one....

    Hmmmm, let's hear some more opinions on this one. Thanks for the response.
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    Can I take all of the honey from the supers away...

    Can I take all of the honey from the supers away from my hives and just feed the bees sugar water instead of letting them keep the honey for winter? I'd like to get some opinions on this. More than...
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    POWER TO THE BEES!! Oh wait, I forgot that I have...

    POWER TO THE BEES!! Oh wait, I forgot that I have four hives....
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    When should I decide that I need to take honey...

    When should I decide that I need to take honey supers away to extract? I am new to beekeeping this year and do not have experience with it. Will I just always leave one super full and take off...
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    I have a few frames that are full of honey right...

    I have a few frames that are full of honey right now. When exactly do I want to start pulling honey off of the bees, and how much should I leave for them?
  11. Thread: Pendant comb

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    I bought a deep super with alternating Pierco and...

    I bought a deep super with alternating Pierco and wooden with wax frames and the bees definitely prefer the wooden with wax frames. I'm just outright starting to dislike Pierco and wondering how this...
  12. Thread: Swarm Removal

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    How much should I charge to remove a swarm? I've...

    How much should I charge to remove a swarm? I've already received 3 calls today.

    Chris
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    I have one of my hives in the city about 1 mile...

    I have one of my hives in the city about 1 mile from the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens. Hopefully my bees figure out that there are numerous flowers over there. Does anyone know if sunflowers are a...
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    Does anyone know when the honeyflow starts for...

    Does anyone know when the honeyflow starts for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area?
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    I have read that the bees will stop taking sugar...

    I have read that the bees will stop taking sugar water, but it just seems like logic to me that they will just want to keep taking an easy food source. What do you guys think? I am pretty confused...
  16. Thread: Keeping logs...

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    My question is, should I log information from my...

    My question is, should I log information from my hive, and what is important to log? The bees dont log whats going on too well; something about not having thumbs...cant hold a pen ;) Anyway, I assume...
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    I was observing this activity recently and...

    I was observing this activity recently and thought maybe it was a swarm indication. Almost as if they were trying to keep the path clear. But it looks as if they're just scraping the entrance with...
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    ROCK ON! I'm glad that I was able to spot the...

    ROCK ON! I'm glad that I was able to spot the orientation flight and know what it was. It's slipped my mind that the bees hang out in the hive for a little while before their first flight. This is...
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    Lately I have seen large numbers of bees just...

    Lately I have seen large numbers of bees just flying around the hive in circles and side to side. It's quite a sight that happens around 5:15 and lasts for about 10 minutes. Then the bees will land...
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    Oh ok. The hive shouldnt get chilled since the...

    Oh ok. The hive shouldnt get chilled since the temp in about 80F.

    Chris
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    My question is exactly that; when do I inspect...

    My question is exactly that; when do I inspect and how often? I have been overly curious at times and have opened the hive up to look inside sometimes 4 times in a week. The bees dont seem to be...
  22. Thread: Splitting...

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    My climate here in North Central Texas is going...

    My climate here in North Central Texas is going to be hot in the coming months. There will probably not be any days where the low temp. is under 65°F and the storm season is about to start. I have...
  23. Thread: Splitting...

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    If I make an artificial swarm, do I run the risk...

    If I make an artificial swarm, do I run the risk of having a queen that wont mate? I am not near any other bees as far as I know, so I am not sure what the possibility for mating will be. Maybe I...
  24. Thread: Splitting...

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    Well, I just have one hive right now and nearly 4...

    Well, I just have one hive right now and nearly 4 weeks of experience with bees. I'm kinda looking for the most efficient way of multiplying my hives so that I dont have to buy any more bees or...
  25. Thread: Splitting...

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    Well, my question is this; how do I split my hive...

    Well, my question is this; how do I split my hive to make two colonies? I'm sure that y'all have been reading the earlier posts and know the state of my hive, but when should I split them and how?
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