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  1. Thread: the one thing

    by BCW5
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    Re: the one thing

    Having a brood frame slip from my hands. I wind up with lots of mad bees, and a question whether I killed the queen.
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    Re: Time to super in east texas?

    i supered last week after both of my hives finished off the first super. After a week of soggy weather the bees are bringing in dark honey this week. I live in Frisco. They are really going after...
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    Re: How are We Doing??

    All mine made it through the winter, to this point. They got brood on the make and I probably overzealously checkerboarded. There is lots of pollen in North Texas these days, should I be adding...
  4. Thread: ----Bee Mags----

    by BCW5
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    Re: ----Bee Mags----

    I do the BC. I am a hobbyist and it seems to be well aligned with my needs.
  5. Thread: Texas Beekeeper

    by BCW5
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    Re: Texas Beekeeper

    Welcome from Frisco. How was your honey flow?
  6. Thread: girls out today

    by BCW5
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    Re: girls out today

    How are you finding time to feed them with the weather as wet and cold as it has been? What is the lowest temperature you would open the hive, assuming no wind?
  7. Thread: girls out today

    by BCW5
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    Re: girls out today

    I have a quick question for the other North Texans. I am going to feed them some sugar water today. Do I need to feed them pollen patties if they are already bringing it in from elsewhere?
  8. Re: What could be blooming in North Texas right now? (Dec 19th)

    My girls have been coming in with big pollen payloads. I have seen dwarf asters in the yard but I haven't seen them working them recently. But I have a large suburban area around me as well.
  9. Thread: Tap out picture

    by BCW5
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    Re: Tap out picture

    Are you going to vacuum them out? Is this the guy in the local forum that has been whining about bees for months?
  10. Thread: Live Oak Acorns?

    by BCW5
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    Live Oak Acorns?

    My bees have been working a Savannah Live Oak but not my Coastal Live Oaks.

    I haven't ever heard this before, has anyone else seen this?
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    Re: How long is too long--supersedure?

    I have a similar situation. I had a queen emerge from an emergency queen cell on or about 7/14. I introduced a frame of brood from another hive last week and saw no queen cells this week. But on...
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    Re: Maybe a fix for SHB!!!

    Same here. No change for the better yet with H2O2.
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    Re: Maybe a fix for SHB!!!

    I added the following mixture to a nuc that has around 5-10 SHB last night.

    1 oz 3% Hydrogen Peroxide: 1 gallon of 1:1 sugar syrup

    I will drop in and visit how they are doing on Sunday and post...
  14. Thread: Black Cell

    by BCW5
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    Re: Black Cell

    Thanks. This was from a super we got in a pinch from another beekeeper. It looks like he took it out of his shop without inspecting.
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    A couple questions

    Being new and generally foolish, I split a strong hive that had 2 supers last week. I believe I identified the frame the queen was on and took to frames with brood and a couple capped queen cells,...
  16. Thread: Black Cell

    by BCW5
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    Re: Black Cell

    How about this?

    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/BCW5/DSC01764.jpg

    I found this in a new frame in a super I added about 1 week ago.
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    Just joined from Frisco, Texas!

    My wife have just made our first split and have rapidly become avid beekeepers.
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