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    Re: Colossal mistake

    I'm pretty much half way on a line between you and Ross. Maybe a bit North. Another concern will be if it gets warm enough for a mating flight within the window of opportunity.
    At this point all I...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Thanks for the replies.
    I especially appreciate the offer of the queen or queen cells if needed.
    The queenless droning sound was from the hive I removed the frame from (Bravo) not the one where I...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    It's hard to just stand by and not being able to do anything, that's not my style. At this point I don't see that I have any alternatives.
    I got the bees as a recommendation for PTSD therapy. Never...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    I wish it were as simple as misreading the hives. There was no mistaking the queen with the green dot on her back I rolled in the first hive.
    My only hope is rather than kill the second queen was I...
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    Colossal mistake

    It was 73 degrees here Saturday so I decided to go into both my hives to see how they are progressing. I saw eggs about the fourth frame in and started to put things back together when the wife says...
  6. Have I made a mistake by switching boxes this early?

    I went into my two hives last week. One a double deep and the other a single. The hive I am wondering about of course is the double. When I opened up the hive the bees were all in the upper deep. The...
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    Re: brood, brood, brood

    If you are going to be over this way send me a PM before hand and I'll buy you a cup of coffee or a cold beer....
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    Re: brood, brood, brood

    Just down I-30 about 100 miles or so to the east of you Ross. Just around the corner in Texas.
    I checked both of my hives Saturday. My strongest was a double deep with about 80lbs of honey in the...
  9. Re: How warm does it need to be to do a cut out?

    Here is a picture of the doorway where one of the colonies I plan to cutout is located.
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    Roger that on the 5 gal bucket. I have watched a few of JP's vids but it has been a while. Thanks...
  10. Re: How warm does it need to be to do a cut out?

    Yes Sir, 3/5, Thanks! I got the bees as PTSD therapy.
    Had upper 60's last week. Cold here again today, I hope to do this cut out towards the end of the month if I get a week or so of warm temps....
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Texarkana, Tx. 75503. Henbit and a few dandelions starting to bloom the last few days here. Another two I don't know the names of. I need to get a book.
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    Vegan...V-E-G-A-N...is actually an adjective used by the Apache meaning...Bad Hunter.
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    Re: Should I add a box?

    Yes Sir, 3/5, Thank you!
    Thought the bees might help a little with the PTSD, but that's another story...
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    Re: Should I add a box?

    Great question, you must have been reading my mind today at lunch, can't wait for the answers. I'm about 375 miles NE of you, (8a) there were some dandelions along with a few other types of wild...
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    Re: Noobie looking for cheapest hive kit

    It is a hive kit...I was just addressing the question asked by the OP rather than to go off on a tangent by providing information they did no ask for. Protective gear and bees were not mentioned and...
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    Re: Noobie looking for cheapest hive kit

    I bought one of the beginner hive kits (two deeps and three mediums ten frame) from Valley Bee. They are $121 on their website if I remember correctly. No problems at all. No knots, no warped boards....
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    Re: Early springs?

    Mid sixties here yesterday. I checked my two hives for stores yesterday. My double deep still has about 8 1/2 frames of honey in the upper deep. I didn't crack the boxes to check the bottom as there...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Texas requires registry for six hives, $10 fee. Arkansas is just a couple miles from me and has a buffer zone for protecting existing apiaries. I am not sure how many miles it covers though.
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    Re: anybody used valley bee supply?

    Understand it was just the economy nucs that had what I should have called very minor cupping. The few knots were small and tight. The whole single nuc is $22 bucks, the double less than $30. They...
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    Re: anybody used valley bee supply?

    I bought one of their unassembled hives on Amazon a few months ago, a double deep with three mediums for $99 shipped ($30 off) because I opened an amazon card.
    I liked it well enough that I just...
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    Re: Guidence for feeding pollen

    Clear, concise and to the point while being easily understood. Thank you very much.
  22. Re: How warm does it need to be to do a cut out?

    Wow, that is exactly the information I was looking for. Thanks
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    I have a colony that is living between the framing above an old doorway that used to have a semi circle transom window. I know the owner of the building and he told me to get them whenever I wanted....
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    Guidence for feeding pollen

    In my first winter here. I bought three more new double deep hives Saturday at a local bee shop. When I asked about feeding pollen the owner of the shop said should I start feeding it to them now....
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    Winter solstice

    The change in the behavior of my bees was dramatic after the summer solstice as far as comb building, brood and accumulating stores etc. I was surprised to see the bees start slowing down what I...
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