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  1. Re: What bushes flower in the dead of winter in the South that bees love?

    My winter honeysuckle blooms late January through February and the bees LOVE it. It will bloom in freezing weather or warm. I love that plant. It blooms on bare wood, previous year's growth so let it...
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    Re: How much ventilation for a HOT climate?

    Hi Ccarter, I'm in Smithville, not too far from you. I have BWeaver bees and run screened bottom boards year round on my langs with no problems. Just make sure they have water in August/Sept, they'll...
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    Re: 10/12/12 and the girls are working hard

    I'm near the Colorado River and the goldenrod is in full bloom around here. I tied the goldenrod in my ditches with hot pink caution tape so no one would mow it down! Hope it works. I had to put on...
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    Re: Let's Talk Smoking, Bees that is.

    I'm just 40 miles east of Austin with one hive of RWeavers hived in March and one of BWeavers hived in early May. Both have been extremely prolific brood makers and steadily bringing in honey and...
  5. Thread: Alley Gator

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    Re: Alley Gator

    Yes, I'm eating my gator with a generous helping of CROW this evening. Good game though. I thought we had you in the first half but you switched gears on us in the second and our rookie QB couldn't...
  6. Thread: Alley Gator

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    Re: Alley Gator

    Texas A&M IS NOT texas. Please don't confuse the two. Your instruction on the Fighting' Texas Aggies is about to begin. Kyle Field will be a good schoolyard.
  7. Thread: Alley Gator

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    Re: Alley Gator

    HEY! Don't count your wins before they happen gator boy! The Aggies might have a big surprise for you in College Station tomorrow. The gator goes on the grill at high noon, game is at 2.30. Gig'em...
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    Cut-out in San Angelo, TX

    I know of a man who needs bees taken out of a shop in his backyard in San Angelo, Tx. Anybody out there want the work?

    Beesinger
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    Re: The girls evicted the queen

    Thanks everybody for helping.

    I do have a full bee suit already so wasn't worried about handling the bees. But they got me through my gloves. That surprised me! I think they superceded the...
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    Re: The girls evicted the queen

    I went back in the hive after about 2 hrs to look for a new queen. Man, are they grumpy. Got stung, first time ever. Didnt find a queen but i dont think i could, soooo many bees! Only got thru 5...
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    The girls evicted the queen

    I hived this package on March 25, heard some piping around 3-4 weeks but nothing ever came of it. The marked and clipped queen was laying beautifully, wood to wood on 5 frames, with the other frames...
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    Re: Something's happening here?

    Thanks for your help, I got called in to work for 2.5 days and just got back to check on the hive and get a chance to respond to your kind posts.

    I guess things are okay, don't hear any more...
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    Something's happening here?

    I am a new beek. Got my 8 frame, 2 med hive with SSB and migratory cover at bee school the same day I got my pkg bees with a clipped, marked queen. Installed them march 25. Feeding with boardman...
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