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  1. Re: Lucky Rhode Island beekeeper rescues hive from chapel and makes news

    This is great. What we need, I am proud of you. I and my brother get many swarms in a years time, lots of them had to get, but we get them usually. What is hot is laying on your back under a mobile...
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    Foundation Less Frames

    Is it necessary to attach anything to the top strips of foundationless frames, or will the bees do their own engeneering ? When I was growing up, my dad kept bees, and I don't remember him putting...
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    Putting Wax on Frames

    Hey there:

    Cleaning all my bee equipment getting ready for next year. Currently I have 6 hives (all young but one). I have some frames I have cleaned the old wax from, really was dirty, in hives...
  4. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Old Ford Guy:

    I know this is off topic, but looks like you been eating lots of biscuits with good ole homemade honey. I'm with you on this, bro.

    casper
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    Re: Cleaning or Filtering Wax

    Hey there:
    Went to your webpage, and I really enjoyed it. You are certainly a gifted writer. Thanks so much. Keep up the good work.
    All the best,

    casper In good ole hot Louisiana
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    Queen Intro Cage

    Hello there:

    Any place to buy one of these queen intro cage ? I would like to have one. Thank you.

    Best,

    casper
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    Louisiana Queen Producers

    Hey there:

    Would like to know who in the state of La. raises queens for sale ?

    Thank you and all the best,

    casper

    P.S. Also would like to know race, price, and shipping USPS. prices.
  8. Color Photos of bee frames for class room teachings

    Know where I can get color imagines of bee frames with:
    1. Capped brood
    2. Sealed & capped honey
    3. Sealed pollen
    4. Any other frames of interest for classes

    Thanks and all the best,

    casper
  9. Re: Are we in a dearth here in SE Louisiana?

    I am in SW La. in Beauregard Parish, between Ft. Polk and Lake Charles area. I believe I am in a dearth, and have been for a while. My bees come in loaded down with beautiful golden yellow pollen...
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    Re: Digusting Sight BeeHive

    Don't think either hive is worth saving. They are pretty well ready for the fire pile. I will go one day when we can get together and get rid of these two, and he will replace them with new hives....
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    Digusting Sight BeeHive

    I saw a beehive about 25 miles from here that if I can will go and take pictures. On the landing board, was a pile of rotten goo, like the whole hive erupted into a sickening mess. I am looking up...
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    Re: New Swarm on June 30 2014

    All my hives are going like gangbusters. To tell you the truth, I have no idea where they are getting their food supplies. We were supposed to have huge flow when the Chinese Tallow trees bloomed. I...
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    Re: New Swarm on June 30 2014

    The nuke came from a fellow beek in my bee club. It was full of bees, and a new bred Italian queen. He bought about 8 queens from some one in SW Louisiana, don't remember where. I want to say Eunice,...
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    Re: New Swarm on June 30 2014

    The parent colony was a new (2 month old) nuke that was put in a deep 10 frame box. They exploded so fast, I put another deep on, they filled it, so added a short super on it. I have kept a close eye...
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    New Swarm on June 30 2014

    Just hived a large swarm that came from a 5 frame nuc that I put into a 10 frame deep. It soon needed a second deep, and then a super. I had no idea that they would swarm. They are really prolific,...
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    Re: Winter is coming...

    All beeks are different. Read all replies/info on this; and; for me, no way I'd kill a queen that has been "good" to her hive. I just could not/would not do it. I am like one reply; if it's not...
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    Re: How much syrup is too much?

    Tanya:
    I am no bee expert by any means. Been beekeeping now in my 3rd year. I am in the same situation you are now. I have 4 young hives that are still feeding on syrup. They are all going like...
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    Re: Chinese Tallow Trees

    They are extremely invasive, and extremely fast growing. Around here, any land not in production (idle) is covered with these trees in no time flat. Farmers, ranchers hate them. Expensive and time...
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    Re: Hello from Croatia!

    Welcome sir:

    You have a job to do on queen raising I guess. I have never done it, I want to and admire anyone who does it. I am sure it's like all, if you want to do it, go ahead and do it. That's...
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    Chinese Tallow Trees

    Did anyone who has Tallow trees this year see or find any honeybees on them ? I have plenty of these close to my bee yard, so can keep a daily check on them. They were loaded down with beautiful...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Wow, right place at right time. God is good! This is a great story. Hopefully, I'll catch some swarms during next swarm period. Not much chance here now in SW La.

    Casper
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    Re: wonderful experience

    This reminds me of my favorite Bible scripture: "Be still, know I am the Lord." Be still, be quite. I often do this on the front porch resting, reading my Bible, etc. Yesterday, soaking wet, cleaning...
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    Re: Chinese Tallow Trees

    My bees are getting it somewhere, if not tallow trees. I am steadily adding deeps, supers, etc. I ain't complaining, just overjoyed. The Lord is good.

    casper
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    Chinese Tallow Trees

    I am flabbergasted (if that is correct). I have bunches of tallow trees, they are loaded with beautiful yellow flowers. No bees to be heard, seen, or nothing but other bugs and lots of bumblebees....
  25. How long to feed Mann Bee Pro Patties ?

    I thought I had posted this already, can't find it, so here goes again. I have 3 new hives, one from a nuke and 2 captured swarms. They are all devouring the patties. I am also feeding them syrup.
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