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    Re: Howdy from North Texas (Texoma area)

    Welcome Boomhawr, I am from the Fort Worth area, so we will have a lot of the same conditions. Don't be a stranger. Ron
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    Observation Hive

    I am wanting to buy a 2 frame observation hive that I can use at Farmers Market and educations shows. Thanks, Ron
  3. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    In your particular area, there is a date you can say each year that the flow is over. At the end of the flow there will be loads of bees with nothing to do. Take at least one split off each of your...
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    Re: Strong Hopelessly Queenless NUC

    I've never seen this happen in a queenless hive, there must be a queen in there somewhere.
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    Re: Splitting an requeening question

    OK, I live in North Texas and deal with the same problems you do. This is some of the things I would do. First, I would requeen the nucs, so I wouldn't need to deal with very defensive bees as a full...
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    Re: Should I stop feeding?

    The bees will probably store the sugar water in the super, which is OK if you are leaving it for winter feed. Normally bees can find enough to support themselves unless a severe dearth is on. Fall...
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    Re: Feeding nucs during dearth?

    I put robbing screens on all nucs. I have had no problems with robbing, and have seen on ill effects on the bees in the nuc. They adjust to walking down the inside of the screen in less than a day. I...
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    Re: spacer between honey super and brood box?

    Bees observe bee space, they will draw comb and fill it with honey if a flow is on.
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    Re: Can anyone tell me what's happening?

    Is it possible that you have a colony of bees somewhere in the walls or ceiling of your building?
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    I always start with gloves ON. I may switch to Nitrile or take them off altogether, but I always start with gloves, I hate sausage fingers.
  11. Thread: Mesquites

    by Ron B.
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    Re: Mesquites

    Yes, I have beans and blooms both, I also take honey around July 4 as the flow is normally over by now. I have empty supers on and will check tomorrow, I may have to wait until late in July to pull...
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    Re: Question about Ultra Breeze Veil

    Yes, the fencing veil does occasionly get back against my chin, and I have been stung thru the veil on some of those occasions, normally when in an awkward position, or when the wind is blowing and I...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Recommendation

    UltraBreeze all the way. No problems, easy to get in and get out, really helps in the hot summer days in Texas.
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    Re: Protective suite

    Then you could always use a bungee cord around your waist to make sure the seal between pants and jacket is complete. I've used one for years and never had an issue.
  15. Re: Little trailers for honey production and pollination

    Steve
    I had the same idea a few years ago, and currently have hives on one 16 ft. trailer. The idea is good, but remember to level the trailer. I bring my bees home during the winter so I can feed...
  16. Thread: Wire embedder

    by Ron B.
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    Re: Wire embedder

    I use a 6 volt battery charger, and just touch the wires on the end of the frames as needed to embed them in the wax. Works great, already had the charger. Keep it simple.
  17. Thread: Homeade II?

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    Re: Homeade II?

    Google the Laidlaw and Goss device, it is not that hard to build, the plans are there along with instructions. The syringe and the micro table for the syringe are a challenge to find if you are not...
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    Re: Please Post Your Bloom Dates!

    Yesterday, 9/18/09, I saw the girls bringing in bright yellow pollen, looking around later, I saw Goldenrod has started blooming. Lots of rainy days in the last week or so, maybe this will be an...
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    Re: Fall starts in north Texas

    I have noticed a lot of Goldenrod almost to the point of blooming, and Snow on the Prairie is in full bloom. My bees have been bringing in loads of pollen for the last month, but no nectar since...
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    Re: Fall starts in north Texas

    I have noticed the Snakeweed blooming, but nothing else, maybe the Thursday night rain will jumpstart the bloom here in south Tarrant Co.
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    Carniolan Bee question

    I live in North Texas where the summers are hot, as in over 100 for 15 days or more each year. I have heard on this forum and other sources that Carniolan bees do not do well in hot climates, just...
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    Mesquite bloom

    The Mesquite trees are just starting to bloom, June 5, hope its a good year.
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    Thanks Derek, I will be asking lots of questions....

    Thanks Derek, I will be asking lots of questions. I am looking for someone here in North Texas to visit with and bounce ideas off of. If anyone out there is close, please let me know. Ron
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    Hello from North Texas

    Hello to all,
    My name is Ron, from Crowley Tx. I have two new hives, one from a 3 lb. package, and one from a swarm I captured.
    I am happy to have found a site where I can ask questions...
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