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    Re: Queenless hive management advice

    Honestly I would add a frame of mixed open and capped brood from your strong hive and add a mated queen. I would shake bees from the frame and use your nuc box to transport. Then add the queen the...
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    Re: Queenless hive management advice

    Wow that can happen? You can get a drone larva raised in a queen cell? If so you learn something new everyday.

    On your #3 option you don't solve the problem of being queenless. My suggestion...
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    Re: Hello from Laredo!!

    I'm in Laredo, I have several colonies. So now there are 3 of us beekeepers in Laredo. Just curious on how your KTBH are doing. I had no luck when I was going that route and switched to Langs. I sent...
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

    You can do it volume or weight its close enough and the bees dont seem to mind.
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    Re: City Council Question

    Honestly maybe its better to restrict to boxes rather then # of colonies. What if you are queen rearing which I like to do at the house so I can watch and make sure to fix any issues like ants. If...
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    Re: City Council Question

    I would do a little research. In Seattle here is the law.

    Title 23 – Land Use Code

    Subtitle IV – Land Use Regulations

    Division 2 – Authorized Uses and Development Standards

    Chapter 23.45...
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    Think how much each unpollinated watermelon blossom costs the farmer? Two bucks? I don't know what retail is but roadside is 2 for $5 small or 2 for $8 large usually and I live in watermelon country....
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    Why risk it. Either sell to a neighbor or a friend.
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    I'm talking double deeps with at least 8 frames of brood. single charge half. I mean you will make some honey but bees starve in watermelon fields plus more hives you put in the fields the less honey...
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    I would charge $100 per hive for 8 frames of brood. On single boxes I would halve it. In reality bees will die in watermelon fields without other wildflowers for forage. Also make sure that you are...
  11. Re: how to store frames of honey for winter.

    Maybe you can buy a med super from a beek in your region. Maybe try a local beekeepers association. Then you can just store it right on top of the hive. Then when it gets closer to winter you can...
  12. Re: First post, first year, first hives, first swarm, first sting on the honker..toda

    Make sure you put a frame of brood from the original hive. That will anchor the swarm to the box.
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    Poll: Re: Rabbet joint for hive boxes

    I just want to mention Lock Miter Joints. I think they are very cool if you're working with something else then pine. I wanted to use Lock Miter Joints to create what I thought would be a superior...
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    Re: things to take to a cut out

    I always bring sawzall, 7-1/4 circ saw, masonry and wood blades, extension cord, bee vac, extra hose for bee vac, ladder( convertable from step to extension), flashlight , queen clip catcher, large...
  15. Re: Queen Cups have Larvae with New Queen

    That is correct the queen that I dispatched had eggs and larvae that were present The Emergency queen cells (they were on the face of the comb) would be from her.

    Ok I'm in a wait and see point? I...
  16. Queen Cups have Larvae with New Queen

    Ok, so I made a split on March 1st from a strong hive to head of swarming. Now I can't get queens that early so I did a walk away split. She started laying at the beginning of April. I've been...
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    Re: Where to Buy Queens

    Try Bee Strong Honey They will have bees that are adapted to the gulf region too. I just bought a nuc and I'm very pleased.

    https://www.facebook.com/beestrong.honey
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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...
  19. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. Re: October swarm in Michigan?! Guess ill start beekeeping now.

    Bees do what bees want to do.
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