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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    There are times when I feel that I have to feed, and in those instances, I do feed. But I don't feed unless I deem it necessary. In brief, I hate to feed and hope that I never feed again. In my...
  2. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Squarepeg is correct in that we should stand together, and if you don't want to stand with us, at the least, do not stand against us.

    It is my opinion, that we beekeepers, as a whole to too...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    The best time to mow would be when you had on your bee suit. :) I don't have informative information. They do get a bit more defensive as the hot summer days and the accompanying dearth come upon...
  4. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    I don't know about other counties, but in my county in West Texas, we have a very active county agent. He has a monthly bus tour and takes farmers and ranchers to view how some of the other local...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    One thing for sure, Mike Bispham, has lots of spare time, and he really likes to read his posts. Not that he bothers me, and I have to grudgingly admire his tenacity. I don't know enough about bio...
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    We has this plant in our yard in Castroville, Texas. Sometimes there would be 30 hummingbirds on the two largest plants. And all the bees loved them. I haven't had one since then. I think I will...
  7. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Well Bendriftin, it appears you have either worked in the oil patch or researched it well. Your drilling example is OK.

    What I said to you was that, you and you alone have to acquire this...
  8. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Bendriftin:

    You want to be a consultant, but you are starting out on a false premise. You seem to think that if you and a college student and maybe a professor huddle up together and design a...
  9. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    As for making your living with bees, there are two issues to address. The first is the knowledge of managing bees and your business, and the second is the cost of equipment. Someone above stated...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    This thread reminds me of the old saying: "I didn't want to know how to build a watch, I just wanted to know what time it was."

    I don't know enough about bio sciences to follow the various...
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    Re: Considering Cotton

    I had two nucs last summer, and they did well on Cotton blooms in August and September. They went from five frames to more than 10 frames in a six week period. The same bees are presently waiting...
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    Re: Hurricane Prepairdness???

    I live about 300 miles inland so I don't have hurricane to contend with, but this past spring we had 75 mph straight winds on two different occasions. I put a large rock (40 or 50 pounds) on top of...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    Our larger truckstops on the inner state highways do not have doors. Back to the honey containers, I am still with cowdoc. I know several veterinarians, and they are a well educated group of people.
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    There is nearly always a trash can by a rest room door. Take one sheet of toilet tissue to open the door and leave it in the trash.

    As an add-on:

    Cowdoc you did good with the above...
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    Re: Honey with a string Mint taste

    It is in the end of a flower bed and there is a divider between it and the other flowers, but I hear what you say as it comes up in my yard several feet from the flower bed. It's in the back yard,...
  16. Re: 1 deep with medium vs double deep brood boxes

    I have some deep boxes with a medium above it for brood. It's OK, but I like having both brood boxes the same so that you can readily move frames from brood box to brood box. I am going to all...
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    Re: Honey with a string Mint taste

    My wife has chocolate mint growing in one of the flower beds. I smell of mint and chocolate. The bees work it hard. There's not that much of it. If there were a lot of it, I wonder if it would...
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    Re: Hop Guard II

    Hey Jim Lyon:

    Did you ever use Hopguard 1? If so, what was your opinion of the product? Or, are you treatment free. It's one of those 'inquiring mind things.' I wouldn't bother you with this...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    I've never seen a bee that black, but I keep bees in Texas, and I don't think there is much if any Carniolans here. The good news is they are building comb like crazy in a top bar hive. Keep us...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    Way to go Sqkcrk. Your last post was very informative. Yeah, it would be a pain to take the check valve out of squeeze bottles and replace them.

    On a light note, Gallager the comedian said men...
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    Re: Brood box full of honey

    Any box full of honey can only be a high class problem.
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Some of the feral bees may be directly from someone's apiary. At least two of my acquaintances have caught swarms with a marked queen.

    Then there is a feral colony that has been under my...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    A few years back my wife and I used some plastic jars for some ice box pickles. The containers we used were shipped ready to use, and that was stated in the shipping materials. We haven't used them...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Let's cut to the chase. Beekeepers are a small voting block, and don't spend significant money lobbying congress. Congress could care less about our plight.
  25. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Thanks for sharing. That's a lot of work just to give it away. You are generous and well as talented. God bless you.
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