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    Re: Buckfast bees

    I have some from B Weavers, I just line them up when I first go out to the hive and say "Hold it, there won't be none of that #*@$. Looked out today, and they're going strong, good working girls.
  2. Re: Bees and Skunks: what is fact and what is folklore?

    I had vary few this year, usually catch them in a trap and pop them, ( have a real good Air Arms 200 Mark lll .22 ) then through them over the fence for my hawks to eat.
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    Re: Bomb Cyclone to hit US next week

    Wife still has tomatoes and stuff growing in the garden, go figure. My bees are still working something, and all over my African Blues.
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    Re: mouse guards

    All ready got one " Air Arms TX200 .22" works with squirrels, skunks, possums too. :banana:, which then I feed to my hawks. (got 4)
  5. Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    Started with one, had a few minor problems, but all in all they're doing a bang up job. I went from peeking to once a week and now only about three times in the last three months. They know what...
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    Re: 2 Birds with one stone

    I wish I knew 1% of what the "Michael's" have for gotten, let alone what they know !!! :applause:
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    Re: Queen Life Cycle/Swarm Cycle

    Bees don't watch the calender, and can't read either, they do what they want, of course they've been doing it there way before we started messing with them.
  8. Re: Help with yellow jackets - don't understand making hive entrance smaller

    They're a problem as well as hornets, I go through at least six big cans of spray every summer, as soon as they show up in the spring till right about this time of the year, I'm on the hunt every...
  9. Re: Will the vibrations of the lawn mower disturb the bees?

    50/50 chance, wife has no problem when mowing the lawn !
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    Re: Death Sting picture

    Don't want to die ? Don't sting !
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    Humming birds will go on there own accord, I'm seeing only a few these days. As for as "neighbors" you can't please everyone, all you can do is your best to keep peace, if they still want to be a...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    You don't even have to buy him a feeder, just buy the bee guards for him. I've got four feeders within fifty feet from my hive, girls don't look twice at them, go figure. My hummers are about to be ...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    :applause: Yow! the same thing I've been thinking for the last year and a half but didn't want to ruffle feathers, ( that's easy to do now a days ) It took a while to see just how many...
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    Re: Mosquitoes vs Honeybees

    This was on the news a couple weeks ago, my understanding was they're not suppose to spray during the day light hours, just early evening. :scratch:
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    Re: mowing around hive

    Wife won't let me mow, (ha ha,) but she has no problem when mowing near the hive, never been bothered.:D
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    Re: Question for the group

    Sounds like an absolutely great idea. Nothing like father and son being close doing something you both like. Wish you well. ;)
  17. Re: Removing Honeybee When It's Raining

    Nice clean work, awful gentle bees, wish mine were like that.
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    Re: WTB Super Late package.

    Sounds like one heck of a deal.
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    Re: HOT

    Need some suggestions, still haven't inspected hive, the entrances are facing the fence, there are 2 out of 3 open. Just went out and looked at that side of the hive, it looked like half of the hive...
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    Re: Watch For Spiders

    I went out to the hive yesterday, and low and behold about 10ft. in front of the hive built in the girls flight path was a good size web. One girl in the web trying to break loose, the web appeared...
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    Re: HOT

    Been, done that. There's plenty of humidity here too, when I start to un suit, I'm soaking wet, just love it. I went back to leather gloves cause I had the same problem with my nitriles. Falls...
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    Re: HOT

    Yes they've got plenty of water source, but so far I've seen only half dozen taking advantage of it, go figure.
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    Re: Newby and smoke and mean bees ...

    Have been using pine needles, but picked up some burlap a couple weeks ago but haven't tried it yet, hopefully in the next day or two.
  24. Thread: HOT

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    HOT

    Yes hot, ahh it's Texas. Haven't been in the hive in 3 weeks, if it's not rain, it's hot, feel like temps of 105 or so. Mornings are cooler but girls haven't left hive yet for daily foraging. I know...
  25. Re: Hey Newbees, who started this year, got a hive you want to brag on?

    Ya I guess I'll brag a little, it's been more ups than downs. Three weeks ago had some new (full and heavy honey combs) tear apart, got three quarts out of them. Pissed them off for a couple days...
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