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    Re: Cutout in Atlanta, TX. Area

    PM sent
  2. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    Re: Mosquitoes

    Try a thermacell. They run about $20 in your local sporting foods department. I have never seen anything work so well. Just remember to let it get warmed up for about 10 or 15 minutes before you need...
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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    Order with confidence. I ordered 4 queens last Tuesday morning and picked up my package up at the Post Office Thursday morning.
    Just a note: These queens are shipped in California queen cages with...
  4. Re: drones being raised as queens, possible?

    Yes they will, at least once. I had a thread a couple weeks ago where I pulled a queen cell off in a hopelessly queen less hive and a drone came out. I had to do a double take to make sure my eyes...
  5. Ever see a drone come out of a queen cell?

    I was installing a new queen in a hive that swarmed and for what ever reason was unsuccessful re-queening itself. It confused me when I opened the hive to put the cage in and found a few capped queen...
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    I don't weight the telescoping covers on my ten frame hives but on the migratory covers on my nucs I use some of the lead ingots I have for casting bullets.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught a swarm on Sunday 4-19 (my first) and another yesterday 4-20.
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    Re: Can Regular Daily rain hurt

    I got a swarm yesterday that was at the house of a friend of my son. That is two in two days.
    ......meanwhile another rainy day with highs in the mid 50's here.
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    Re: Can Regular Daily rain hurt

    It's been the same here, cold and rainy, bad year for East Texas. I checked four hives yesterday. Two trap outs and two nucs I did walk away splits on over 30 days ago. No eggs, larva etc. I have...
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    Re: Cutting Plastic Foundation

    Jig saw works well too.
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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    I tried that once, here are a few things I learned.
    1. Whatever you do don't make the mistake of thinking the bees won't fly in the dark....or sting.
    2. Don't leave your veil in the house because...
  12. Thread: Storm Damage

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    Re: Storm Damage

    Sorry for your troubles, speedy recovery.
    Isn't it amazing someone nowhere near your location knows more about what occurred than you?
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    Re: Spring is late in northeast Texas

    My peach tree has finished blooming. The pears are about finished here and the red buds have been blooming for a few days. I have a cherry tree in my yard that is in full bloom, the bees are on it by...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Great news! I went into my now one hive and found eggs and larva. Woohoo. There were still an amazing amount of bees in the hive as well. Thanks for all the advice and kind words.
    How long should I...
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    Re: Propolis Tincture

    I researched this for while. A 30% tincture was the max that most recommended.
    Try 30% propolis to 70% pure grain alcohol by weight. Put it in a glass jar, wrap with brown paper and set it where it...
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    I try to hang my cameras lower in the tree, you will lose fewer that way. Yours is currently about eye lever making it easier to spot. If I were doing what you are I would put it no more than 12 to...
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    Re: Rose hive method

    I guess the part I found interesting was him putting the box between the brood boxes. I don't remember seeing that done by anyone else.
    What if a box with frames of drawn comb were used, would that...
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    Rose hive method

    Anyone familiar with the Youtube videos explaining the Rose Hive Method? It was kind of interesting in that he puts an empty brood box between the existing brood boxes to expand his hive.
    It...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    I'm pretty much half way on a line between you and Ross. Maybe a bit North. Another concern will be if it gets warm enough for a mating flight within the window of opportunity.
    At this point all I...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Thanks for the replies.
    I especially appreciate the offer of the queen or queen cells if needed.
    The queenless droning sound was from the hive I removed the frame from (Bravo) not the one where I...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    It's hard to just stand by and not being able to do anything, that's not my style. At this point I don't see that I have any alternatives.
    I got the bees as a recommendation for PTSD therapy. Never...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    I wish it were as simple as misreading the hives. There was no mistaking the queen with the green dot on her back I rolled in the first hive.
    My only hope is rather than kill the second queen was I...
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    Colossal mistake

    It was 73 degrees here Saturday so I decided to go into both my hives to see how they are progressing. I saw eggs about the fourth frame in and started to put things back together when the wife says...
  24. Have I made a mistake by switching boxes this early?

    I went into my two hives last week. One a double deep and the other a single. The hive I am wondering about of course is the double. When I opened up the hive the bees were all in the upper deep. The...
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    Re: brood, brood, brood

    If you are going to be over this way send me a PM before hand and I'll buy you a cup of coffee or a cold beer....
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