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  1. Speed up comb and honey production? Techniques?

    Im near houston, and I have a deep and a medium of brood/pollen/etc. THen I have one full super of honey and they are slowly drawing comb on the super on top. Is there something I can do with...
  2. Re: How to extract single frame without extractor?

    No offense intended, but I laughed hysterically at the video. Im sure this will work, but Im also sure of the outcome when I do it.
  3. Re: How to extract single frame without extractor?

    Good info. What is the best way to get the bees off that one frame? Just shake them off and use a brush for any stragglers?
  4. How to extract single frame without extractor?

    Its my second year of beekeeping and my hives are doing OK, but they probably won't make more than 1 or two supers of honey. However, I want to take a single frame now for personal use. My frames...
  5. Re: Second Year Bees....not much honey so far. Is this OK?

    I would do this, but my concern is that they would store sugar water instead of nectar. Will they do that or use it purely for wax production?? Even if you pull syrup when the flow starts, how can...
  6. Re: Second Year Bees....not much honey so far. Is this OK?

    I was hoping to keep a couple of supers worth on them each for the winter, but I was also hoping to extract at least a frame or two...just for us.
  7. Re: Second Year Bees....not much honey so far. Is this OK?

    Brood nest is already drawn. The honey supers are what they are drawing now. They used a couple of supers as additional brood nest, which is not exactly what I wanted, but its fine. More bees.
  8. Second Year Bees....not much honey so far. Is this OK?

    So, my one strong hive (I have two) seemed to consume the two boxes of honey they stored over the winter, but they have not really done much with the honey this year. When I inspected, what I...
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    Re: Bees in soffit...how do I cut out?

    Great info. I have already begun building the above vacuum. I have the bottom and top part built. Just need to drill holes and fix up the removable screen part. Hopefully it'll be ready for the...
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    Re: Bees in soffit...how do I cut out?

    Fortunately, they are not in MY soffit, but a buddies. We figured it was as good a time as any to try it out.
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    Bees in soffit...how do I cut out?

    I know how to get to the bees, im just unsure of what to do once I get it opened. I see some cut out, tie in brood to a few frames and shake bees in, and I see some leave a hive near the location...
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    Re: All mediums or single deep question

    Cool. Ill watch and add supers as needed.
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    All mediums or single deep question

    Im going to transition to all mediums eventually but for now, my hives in Texas use a single deep hive body and I put on a medium super as needed for additional brood and honey. My bees are a year...
  14. Re: I want to attempt to attract/catch a swarm....

    I have not heard much in the way of Africanized bees here. Im on the gulf coast.

    I do not have a nuc box, so I will use a medium super on a screened bottom board and set it up off the ground 8...
  15. I want to attempt to attract/catch a swarm....

    Its too late to order bees locally without shipping and I want to attempt to attract some. I have an empty medium super, with undrawn frames/foundation and I can get some lemongrass oil. Is this...
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    Re: When should I check my hive? Temps?

    cool.
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    You got me figured out.
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    Re: Cheapest place to buy hive parts?

    Another question...is a medium super and frames the same across companies? WIll my dadant frames fit in mann lake stuff?
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    Cheapest place to buy hive parts?

    Need some odds and ends...frames, supers, covers, bottom boards, etc. I LOVE dadant, but their shipping is incredibly high. What are some other sites that are reputable that are good? Im on WT...
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    Re: When should I check my hive? Temps?

    One hive has 4 frames of honey in the super and the over has maybe 8 frames. When should I start feeding syrup?
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    Re: Caught a swarm...all are dead.

    Yeah, we always try to save things...bees, plants, animals, whatever. It often ends in disappointment, but thats the way it goes. It wasnt just a single hive that died..it was a THOUSAND BEES!
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    Re: When should I check my hive? Temps?

    What about 'not messing with them' over the winter?
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    Re: Caught a swarm...all are dead.

    They came from a tree that broke out of the top. I found them one day in a ball on the ground. So I put some of their comb in frames and put it the empty hive body. They all marched in. They had...
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    When should I check my hive? Temps?

    Back in december, I made sure the hive was all set up for winter, had a super of honey and I left it alone. I have not done a single thing with it since then. But the temps are warming up and I was...
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    Caught a swarm...all are dead.

    Earlier in the year a tree fell and it was forecast to freeze. I put them in a box as per all the instructions here and fed them. Last week, I noticed a swarm. So I caught it only to find out that...
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