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    Re: Bees getting grumpier?

    The dearth in our area has started so expect a little testyness for next 2 months. Sounds like the feral colony is doing what the bees want in getting a new leader. Give her time to mate and start...
  2. Re: What beetle control methods have worked the best for you?

    Migratory tops
    Screened bottom boards with mineral oil cookie pans
    Strong hives, compact
    Full sun
    Salted ground at grade
    Wedged window screen in opening, or less opening
    No melon rinds or...
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    Mockingbird = Fig=Forager

    Our dearth has started here and I got politely stung when picking figs from a forager that was taking advatage of a pecked fig. My whole time of keeping bees Ive only seen them do this one other...
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    Re: Hive infested with SHB Questions...

    Full sun
    Reduced entrance with window screen wedged in
    No melons or fruit tossed close to hives
    Screened bottom board with mineral oil tray
    Smooth interior on hive bodies or no crevices or knots...
  5. Re: Extractor questions and tangential -vs- radial extractor?

    With the tang type i would immediately modify the cage with 1/4" or even 1/8" hardware cloth by lining the cage so the comb has no chance of pooching out when extracting the honey. In fact a small...
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    Re: Central TX, preferred brood box size?

    all mediums
    1st part of my 51 years with the bees I ran deeps totally.
    Then switched over to medium supers.
    Now, all 8 Frame mediums for all woodenware.
    Cannot tell any difference in buildup or...
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    Re: Central TX, preferred brood box size?

    May be the same area same climate but different queens and traits.
    Being aggressive may also mean being productive.
    Beeweaver or R Weaver?
  8. Re: When is it too late in the year to start a colony?

    Look locally or through a club and you may find someone that uses Mels method of splits and doing them after the summer soultice.
    Good for brood breaks and mites and also you will have a great...
  9. Re: Joseph Clemens starter/ finisher couple questions

    Its happened to me several times and the 1st few I had rogue queens loose destroying cells.
    So now I look closely for eggs or larvae on the emerging brood frames and inspect often. Its easily...
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    Re: moving mini nucs up

    Use clips to hang the mininuc frames supported by the two frames next to the mini nuc frames on frame ends.
    you can make some using sheet metal strips.
    Or two nails driven just below top of end...
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    Re: At my wits end!!!

    Main tallow nectar flow going on now in our area so they have plenty of food and lots of pollen also from other sources. this is the flow season in Houston area.
    Please please consider an oil tray...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Sounds like you have a rogue queen still in there and stopping the cells.
    take time and shake all the bees through a shaker box or excluder or remove all brood and brood frames and place a drawn...
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    Re: skunks and pallets

    Ive used whole oranges mashed up to repel the polecats out of a barn or cattle shed. It works fairly well until the oranges dry up. Possums like them but dont like the bees.
    Used cotton soaked in...
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    Re: Swarm not drawing comb

    Feed em some 1:1 as much as they will take for about a week or two.
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    Re: April Fools pranks

    Saran Wrap stretched across the toilet bowl.
    Or package tape in the urinal across the water outlet so when it flushes the water sprays out on the participant.
    Hand Cream on the earpiece of the...
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    Re: Ventilated Suit for Daily Use

    Yep!
  17. Thread: cow bells

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    Re: cow bells

    Yep!
    A trained donkey or horse can keep them away from the fences, but even they have to snooze now and then.
    That heifer was tough from all the fence jumping and playing hard to get out cause that...
  18. Thread: cow bells

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    Re: cow bells

    1st Rule Keeping cows. Sell all fence jumpers and escape artists to another rancher.
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    Re: Convert to 8 frame mediums - how?

    Sell your "old stuff" bees included and start fresh. You will spend way to much time and effort trying to get it all right for 8frm mediums.
    Several years back because of age and bad back I too...
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    Re: OA vaporizing equals angry bees

    Yep! You'll notice the more aggressive hives do not like being intruded on, by even being close or jamming an OAV into their home. To them its an intrusion. However, the more aggressive hives seem to...
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    Re: 3 Hives STOLEN - Greenville, SC - REWARD

    http://www.tscra.org/index.html

    Heres how Texans handle cattle and horse thiefs. Bees should be no different.
  22. Thread: Decisions

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    Re: Decisions

    Ive bought from them also through the years. With great success. But strive to manage your own and make increases when its possible and not depend on bought queens or cells and packages. Stay local...
  23. Thread: Decisions

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    Re: Decisions

    We are all in an area that have aggressive bees(Texas). 50 years ago I hardly ever wore a veil or gloves working colonies. Now, I UltraBreeze protect myself just to sit down and watch them on a...
  24. Thread: Decisions

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    Re: Decisions

    Stay local if at all possible. He sounds to me like a good mentor who can help you if issues come up, and they for sure will,from time to time. Being local also is a gift to succeed.
    Be sure which...
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    Re: Maxant Bottling Tank

    Run a torch around that weld and dump the honey in after it cools.
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