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    Flow Question

    Is anyone in SE TX or SW LA seeing serious flow starting yet? My bees are bringing in some nectar but nothing really impressive. I am just wondering if it has not really started or am I being...
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    Mini swarms

    I can been by a trailer park twice now to get swarms of bees. These turned out to be clusters of about a cup or two of bees, no queen and they seem to be very quick to move inside the RVs (within an...
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    Re: Wax Moths

    Thanks guys, I have pulled the frames with moths and froze them.
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    Wax Moths

    If wax moths show up in a weak hive, can you freeze the impacted frames for a week and then place it in a good hive for them to clean up?

    Or should I just cut out the wax and burn it?

    I would...
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    Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    It is likely the entomology group within the USDA would have to research these. And not sure how you get on their research list. This is the same branch that pulled in the Russian bees and the...
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    Re: Sable Grafting Brush - Tips Wanted

    This thread is a good example of why this forum is amazing. Folks with lots of experience helping out and sharing what they know. Folks with slightly different techniques pointing out tips and...
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    Re: New age bee cut out

    Yea a cold front on April 15 is not nice. Glad my garden is late. Folks not far north of here were getting freeze warnings.

    Hang in there Mr. Beeman, spring and summer is not far away.
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    Re: New age bee cut out

    And these gals are building comb like crazy. It is amazing.
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    Re: New age bee cut out

    Well I have eggs, single eggs in the comb so I have the queen in there some where. Waahooo.:applause:

    10105 Here is the bees trying to decide if they wanted the plastic barrel or the wooden...
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    Moving bees between hives

    If you do a cut out or trap out and bring bees back to the yard, can you pull some bees from the cut out/trap out colony and place them in an existing hive. Or will they try to move back to the...
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    Re: New age bee cut out

    Figured they must be new age bees using recycled plastic barrels instead of something more traditional.

    Have some pictures will try to post tomorrow.
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    New age bee cut out

    I just collected a plastic barrel, those 18 to 25 gallon size that had been run over by a tractor in the long past. It had a small colony of just 5 combs in it. I smoked it, slide it into a large...
  13. Re: Number of nurse bees needed for one queen cell

    Fusion - Now that is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you
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    Djei5 - Sorry about the original post. Sometimes my fingers are not writing what I am thinking. Or at least that is my excuse for poorly worded sentences. :rolleyes:

    Ray - Thanks that is what I...
  15. Re: Number of nurse bees needed for one queen cell

    Ok I will try to make this clearer.

    I have a single hive that is not doing well since last fall. I have managed to keep it going for to long probably. Since then it had 3 laying workers that I...
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    Re: Digging this swarm removal thing

    Now calling the local animal rescue place is a good idea. I do believe I will steal that idea from you.

    Glad things are working out.
  17. Number of nurse bees needed for one queen cell

    I have a single hive that is not doing well. I have managed to keep it going for to long probably. Had 3 laying workers, keep adding a partial frame of brood each week, and they have made a few...
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    Re: Half Frame Queen Mating Nuc

    DeepSouth - Guess that means I need to capture a swarm.

    SaltyBee - I look that thread up, guess I missed it.

    Thanks guys
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    Re: Ethanol problems

    Small town airports, just go by and fill two 5 gallon cans of AV-gas, 100LL. Tell them you are getting fuel for a friend's plane that is landed on a dirt strip/county road to pick you up. This stuff...
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    Half Frame Queen Mating Nuc

    So I am going to try to play some with the half frame mating nucs. Just for the experience and they seem like they will tie up less resources for a newbie.

    Have ac ouple of the nucs...
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    Re: Dealing with Drone Brood

    Sorry about the dumb questions, but this is my first spring and I wish to maximize growth as best I can.

    So after the drone have hatched and hives are flooded with drones, is it worth cutting out...
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    Re: Dealing with Drone Brood

    I will cut the comb and try to shift it back in place.

    Should I remove some of the drone brood? Is a hive 1/4 to 1/3 of drone brood create a situation where the hive has too many drones?
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    Dealing with Drone Brood

    One of my hives has some comb issues. They started with 7 frames of brood and I had empty frames on the outer edge. Was going to start staggering them in today but they have issues. They have...
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    Re: Queen Cell Cups / Royal Jelly / Egg

    Thought that was area 51? lol
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    Re: queen cells

    Forgive my ignorance. So does the queen lay eggs in them as well?
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