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    Re: Destruction in the bee yard...

    I am sorry about your damages to your bee yard. I just went through something much like that myself...I had a tornado hit my bee yard...actually it went over my house in the process. I had hives...
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    Re: Question on cost to remove a swarm

    A lot of the newer beeks will jump at the chance of getting free bees when they first start. They will work hard and painfully for hours on a cutout, or climb up high for a swarm, risking life, limb...
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    Re: Is this chalkbrood?

    My Carnies are very good about getting rid of extra drones. I also see the Carnies crosses hauling out drone brood from time to time. Yes, I do believe that it is weather related, as in periods of...
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    Re: Question on cost to remove a swarm

    $100 an hour is reasonable in most parts of the country. Mileage varies depending on the prices of fuel. Anytime one removes a swarm or a colony, they are just tossing the dice. You never know until...
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    Re: Freight costs.... awful

    I have ordered from all of the major suppliers and I am sticking with Dadant. They have always shipped fast and even in the busy times of the year. NO one has ever snapped at me for any reason and...
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    Re: More Bees???

    I have been getting a lot of swarm calls...mostly from the internet searches.

    I also have a LOT of callers that think that the bees are getting to be 'rare' and are about 'extinct'....thus, I get...
  7. Re: Two things..Bee Documentary? and my best day!

    Billy, I am one of the 'girls'.....you know the older that I get, the less I notice the 'guys' watching me.....I guess they must be watching 'bees' too? :p

    My bees are the only 'girls' that I...
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    Re: Honey Smell From 5' Out

    Greenville and Terrell, Texas! I used to live down in Hunt county for several years....I sure miss Texas! I had hives set back in the mesquite in my pasture.

    There used to be a sort of yellow...
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    Re: Bee Humor - Post funny bee stories

    I used to have problems with gas thieves, who siphoned gas from my vehicles on almost a nightly basis. Then one night I just happened to bring home some swarms/hive bodies in the back of my truck and...
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    Re: Honey from Tree of Heaven

    Some idot planted a Tree of Heaven in the old church yard and it stinks to high heaven....:p They also call them 'candle trees' in this area. When you cut them, do not use them for firewood or for a...
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    Re: Hungry bees!

    Hey, do not complain! You could be dealing with this Illinois weather! There is an old saying that if you do not like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change. IT DOES!

    I am dealing with...
  12. Thread: Attitude

    by Rebel Rose
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    Re: Attitude

    Guys....just remember that the most agressive and dangerous creatures on the planet are females....may it be 'bees' or a she 'bear' guarding her cubs....us females do not back down to anything...that...
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    Re: Bees in a barrel

    My betting side tells me that this is a complete barrel and that the bees entered through a 'bung hole' on the side. Most folks do not want the big whiskey barrels cut in two, so you might want to do...
  14. Thread: Bad timing

    by Rebel Rose
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    Re: Bad timing

    I am sure that you will love the Carnie queens. I sware by them.

    The only problems that I ever had requeening, was when I replaced Carnie queens or Russian queens into Italian hives. It seems...
  15. Re: Finally caught a swarm ! When can I move it ?

    Also, after you move them, be sure to place something like a branch in front of the entrance....this way the foragers will reorient themselves to the new location.

    Good luck!

    Brenda
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    Re: Aggressiveness of foraging AHB

    I used to live in Texas and rode horses on a regular basis in Big Bend area. Many times I had more than a few forager bees ram into the horses and sometimes a few of the riders got a sting or...
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    Re: Hives in full sun

    My hives are in full sun, but do have late afternoon shade. Temps here have been in the high 90s, with heat index of 105-115. Humidity is high and thunderstorms on a daily basis.

    Brenda
  18. Thread: Bee Swarm

    by Rebel Rose
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    Re: Bee Swarm

    Did anyone call you to help you?

    Brenda
  19. I used to drive for an over the road trucking...

    I used to drive for an over the road trucking company that hauled bees, but not very often. That was back in the 80s and 90s, but since it was a 'hired transport' we all had to keep log books, follow...
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    I call it my 'addiction'! Once you get hooked by...

    I call it my 'addiction'! Once you get hooked by those bees, you are in it for life!

    Many new beekeepers get started either by finding a swarm or by locating a colony as you now have.

    I also...
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    My cats follow me everywhere and that includes to...

    My cats follow me everywhere and that includes to the bee yard. I have clover planted around the bee hives and the cats like to get on top of the hives and lay down to watch birds! Only the young tom...
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    I burn a LOT of decar wood in little fires in the...

    I burn a LOT of decar wood in little fires in the evening. I like to sit outside and watch the bats at work! I love those bats! I do this to keep the mosquitoes away! They hate the cedar smoke, but I...
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    Rick, Thank you for the info on that! That ol'...

    Rick,

    Thank you for the info on that! That ol' keeper knew more than what I ever found in the books and I have read a ton of them...most of them are still in the back room....:o

    ClarkFarm,
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    ABJ Article

    I heard that one whoudl never plant 'azalea' (sp?) near bee yards, as it produces a toxic honey. This was told to me by an old beekeeper and I trust him on this, as everything and I do mean...
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    Update!

    I had a call last evening that they would be spraying again. This time is was a product called "Bifenture". The flying service told me that it was safe for re-entry after 12 hours. They were spraying...
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