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    color is the spice of life...

    I always paint. I think it is a real drag when you have tons of supers looking you in the face needing a new paint job. I actually search out those wild, "awfull" colors in the mis-tint bin. I even...
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    I often open feed. Unless I use an entrance...

    I often open feed. Unless I use an entrance reducer (down to smallest size) no matter what I do, robbing starts when I feed within my hives.
    Anyway, when I feed sugar syrup, no real problem...the...
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    Thanks so much guys....... Ted, you really got me...

    Thanks so much guys....... Ted, you really got me thinking. I guess I knew it took a lot of stuff to start but you put it in perpective for me...just the fact that it takes so many bees and that...
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    What eqpt. is needed for Queen rearing?

    O.k.... I keep scratching my head looking at catalogs ect. trying to figure out what I would need to produce Queens (more than just a few). Would one of you be kind enough to make a list of stuff I...
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    I, myself, choose ritecell plastic. Not exactly...

    I, myself, choose ritecell plastic. Not exactly organic, ha ha.. but I have a problem when I store supers with wax only foundation. They sag in the heat if not well drawn out. In fact, just...
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    What you are seeing is a fairly normal stress...

    What you are seeing is a fairly normal stress response of a lot of trees in the Malus/Pyrus family. After a period of drought or very high temps, these fruit trees will bloom a bit when the daylength...
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    Awfull, just awfull...I live on the La./Tx state...

    Awfull, just awfull...I live on the La./Tx state line along I-20. I thought it was going to be a great year- so much rain this winter and spring. It seemed the rain would never end, all up through...
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    Funny thing this year- seems a lot of us have...

    Funny thing this year- seems a lot of us have been going out to begin extracting and finding zip in the supers. This year has been a huge waste for me. 8 weeks ago, I thought I had a bumper crop-...
  9. Thread: Bad Smell

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    The first time I smelled the "smell" I too...

    The first time I smelled the "smell" I too thought that I had some dred disease. To me, it smelled like rotting little bee carcasses. I was so worried...except for the fact that the hives were so...
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    Sticky: 03-02-07 Zip 75672 Several big prime swarms...

    03-02-07 Zip 75672
    Several big prime swarms that week from my hives that week. Caught me off gard!
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    SHB being murderd by bees

    I saw the coolest thing today. I have a hive that has just been dwindling for the past few weeks, it is bone dry, no flow at all and hot hot hot. I went out, broke it all down to reduce it to just...
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    Why no Cordovans for sale?

    I was just wondering....I never see any offers for Cordovans. They are just a color mutant of Italian, right? Since everyone raises Italians, seems some would be Cordovan- are they less productive...
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    Well, myself, I tried 5 nucs this year of...

    Well, myself, I tried 5 nucs this year of Russians. In May, they had a good, full brood box and about 1/2 super of honey. Yesterday, I went out to check them. I opened the hives- not a drop of honey...
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    Myself, when I have done that (put a full super...

    Myself, when I have done that (put a full super on a weak hive) it has caused major robbing and overall murder to the weak hive. Last year I decided I would not do this anymore but, instead, simply...
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    I moved 10 hives one night- worst night of my...

    I moved 10 hives one night- worst night of my life. I will NEVER do that again.
    The next time I had to move them, I went to the GoodWill store and bought a ton of cheap, used bed sheets. At near...
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    BTW... Ted- you made me feel a whole lot better...

    BTW... Ted- you made me feel a whole lot better when I read your posts. Perhaps I was not doing it all wrong, lol.
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    Funny, this whole subject has been on my mind...

    Funny, this whole subject has been on my mind lately. I have been doing splits by just simply letting the "new" half raise a Queen on their own. Then I start reading about inferior Queens created...
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    Hey Billy...nope, none of the above. I do,...

    Hey Billy...nope, none of the above. I do, however, have a deep understanding of the immune response and anaphalaxis due to my employment.
    I think you missed my point (should have put a smiley face...
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    Anybody who never wants to get stung has no...

    Anybody who never wants to get stung has no business keeping bees.

    To me, that sounds like a person who never wants to get hit by a car has no bisiness working on a road crew.

    Getting stung...
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    Thanks Walt....figures that the water hyacinth is...

    Thanks Walt....figures that the water hyacinth is useless for me except to clog up and wreck my pond. You know what though, your idea of using it to keep water in containers kinda fresh....I might...
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    Do bees work Water Hyacinth?

    Perhaps some of you deep South folks will know.. I have a pond that is infested with the stuff. For those of you who are familiar with this plant, you know what I mean. Though the pond is on my...
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    Fully suited, head to toe...always. Why? I HATE...

    Fully suited, head to toe...always. Why? I HATE getting stung. It hurts. It hurts me as much today as it did when I was a kid. Most times when I am fooling around in the hives, they pay little...
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    I like it best on Vanilla Ice cream...the cold...

    I like it best on Vanilla Ice cream...the cold makes it almost a chewy feel. In fact, now that I think about it, I only really like honey when it is super cold. I keep a jar in the coldest part of...
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