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    Learn something new every day.

    Well I had to move a very strong hive tonight. It is chock full of bees and it has 3 supers. (Not all full). Well I also wanted a second deep to ease crowding. I figured hey bees don't fly at night...
  2. Re: how many dead bees outside the hives is normal?

    I have one hive on the side of my house on concrete. So I see everything too. For me 3-5 bees a day are on the ground. Also seems like 2:1 drones:new workers.
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    This is something that I've been dreaming about for a year now. Only recently it's starting to seam like something I could possibly do. I would check out Michael Palmer's operation. He has two long...
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    Re: 600 singles for sale

    Shipping available?
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    Re: Getting Nervous How Do I????

    Cut frames and use women's hair clips to attach comb to top bars. Look up McCartney Taylor (outofabluesky) on you tube for a video. I used the cheap 10 for 2.99 bag. It worked.
  6. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Im in. I would be stoked to win a package of bees.
  7. Re: first cutout coming up - some advice please

    This is my second year doing cut outs. I did 7 last year, a few with a bee vac and a few without. I think you should manage your expectations on what you receive from the cut out. Not one cut out...
  8. Re: October swarm in Michigan?! Guess ill start beekeeping now.

    Bees do what bees want to do.
  9. Re: Getting Mann Lake to make 4.9 plastic

    Wait a minute. The small cell advantages are debunked....I figured the whole varroa was suspect, but what about the idea that more bees = more work not bigger bees.
  10. Bee Keeping Mentor made the NEWS!

    http://www.pro8news.com/news/Africanized-Honeybees-Found-In-Nuevo-Laredo-218458061.html

    My local mentor made the news. I think we are the only two in the county with bees. He said the got...
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    Re: I dropped it! Help!

    Ouch, this reminds me when I moved a month ago. I placed a strap around the hive. Unfortunately the type that is pull as tight as you can and the buckle holds the tension. Well when I moved the hive...
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    Re: Feeding with honey super on

    The whole point about not feeding with the super on is so that they do not store sugar syrup in the super. I would think that if a flow is on they will draw out the comb no matter what.
  13. Re: Starting a Beekeeping Woodenware Business

    FYI I think you should go ahead. If you market on craigslist and have a decent inventory you will do business. Have like 10 complete hives (with stands inners, outers) completed and like 10 extra...
  14. Re: I think I need a taller ladder...

    I do have to say those are some bee-utiful pictures. I really enjoyed the whole album there.
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    Re: 2 strong hives and 1 weak

    Could you put the name of the the outfit that just decided to refund your money instead of correcting the problem. Unless that was your request. I just find that outcome unsat and I don't want to to...
  16. falfurrias, Tx

    Had a lady call me today. She has a colony in a ranch house in Falfurrias, Tx. Maybe someone near Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Sarita, Hebbronville etc would like a shot at it. She says the bees are...
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    Re: Bees loose in car

    I had to.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU97w2DH5mc

    "Your firearms are useless against them!"
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    Re: Need absconding help ASAP

    Everything was good I checked on the hive and released the queen. Also today when driving back from a cut out where the client canceled suddenly I decided to contact a homeowner that I had done a...
  19. Re: Hello from Battleground Washington

    Welcome I used to live in vantucky a few years ago. Good luck with your hives.
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    Re: Need absconding help ASAP

    Ok sorry if things got jumbled. The first post was because my newly installed package absconded and clustered onto a tree branch. They left. Then I started talking about a feral hive that I got from...
  21. Re: how long to wait until checking for queen laying (packages)

    Does this mean 5 or 7 days. Sorry to ask
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    Re: Need absconding help ASAP

    They were hard at work attaching comb to the top bars. I guess my biggest worry is that I some how got the queen. And I'm fixing to place two queens in the hive. I also noticed that the bees were...
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    Re: Need absconding help ASAP

    I ordered the package weeks before the opportunity for the cut out arose.
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    Re: Top bar hive questions for newbie

    FYI I am starting with tbh too. My first package absconded. If I were to install another package I would seal up the entrance for a few days until they start building comb.
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    Re: Need absconding help ASAP

    Nope no brood I think most of it chilled a lot of larva on the floor. In the cut out hive I attached with a hair clip and zip tied it to the top bar. They have already started to attach to the top...
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