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    Re: Africanized Bees - Are they really that bad?

    None that I know of. Texas A&M had swarm traps along Hwy 105 from Sour Lake, up to I-45, but that was only to check the progression of them north. The traps have been down for over 10 years now. They...
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    Re: Southeast Texas Beekeepers

    I have a Facebook page, Southeast Texas Beekeepers. Come join us there!
  3. Re: Friend in Dobbs Ferry, NY received notice from Code Enforcement Officer

    You just need to move out of New York.
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    Re: swarm trapping/capturing solutions?

    People have different results, but I have placed swarm traps close to swarms that I could not reach, and had them go in the trap. I keep traps around my bee yard, and I catch swarms in them. I guess...
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    Re: Fast Crystallization

    I guess it is possible, but I have had bees here since 1979, and never seen this, and the plants have not changed. I am in the extreme corner of Southeast Texas. Thanks!
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    Re: Fast Crystallization

    These hives never move, and the nectar source never changes. I thought it might have to do with water content, or something. ???????????
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    Fast Crystallization

    What would cause abnormally fast honey crystallization? I robbed a few supers, and a month later, it was crystallized. I have never seen it do it that fast. Not even close. Normally, 6 months is the...
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    Re: Peculiar tasting honey

    This is not fermented. I know what thatis. This has a faint bitter, after taste. The 2 things that come to mind, are that I had a little bit of left over Golden Rod honey, from the fall, or possibly,...
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    Peculiar tasting honey

    I noticed my honey has a peculiar after taste. Nothing like I have ever tasted before. Any ideas what could cause this?
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    Re: Wanting to get the queen from a trap out. HOW?

    The pain with trees, is sealing the entrance, and placing the trap. You have to build a support, seal the entrance to the trap. Nothing is square. haha. You have to get creative!
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    Re: Africanized Bees - Are they really that bad?

    haha. They get bothersome, at times. First thing, don't mess with them too late in the evening, and never after dark! Just smoke, and let them settle about 10 minutes after you smoke them. Give them...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I thought about it being almost time, here in Orange, Texas, but thought it would be another few weeks. How big was the swarm in Lavaca?
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    Re: Migratory Pallets

    When I was building wooden boats, I learned that some of the most rot resistant wood is white oak and yellow pine, but, in wet ground conditions (I live on the gulf coast), these will rot quicker...
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    Re: dealing with a hive top feeder

    This is one thing I don't want to take time to build. For the number of hives I have, I will just buy the feeders from Mann Lake. They had free shipping in January, so that made it sweeter.
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    Re: Bee hive mostly empty of honey....HELP!

    You need a robber screen. I think there are pictures somehwere here.
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    Re: Red Kap coveralls - experience

    I wear mine over long pants and long sleeve T shirt. Without the Long pants and shirt, bees can sting through them. I have not had any trouble with the bees getting into the side slits. Overall, I...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries????

    Is he kin to Rob Russell?

    In 1979, locally, 3 lbs of bees and a queen was $20. For the same money, I would buy 3 frames of brood, covered with bees, and a new queen.
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    Re: Wax Moth Worms

    Xen Tari? I haven't tried it, but have read a little about it. Sundance, here in the forum, sells it.

    Put a entrance reducer on your hive, so that the smaller population of bees, can guard the...
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    Re: cut outs- get 'em in writing

    I would just take the bees and go home, and I would go get them asap. Heck with the foragers.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I staple a piece of plastic queen excluder across the entrance of the hive, of a new swarm. I only leave it in place for a few days. Long enough for them to start to get established and accept the...
  21. Thread: feeders

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    Re: feeders

    With the Mann Lake hive top feeders, you have to run a bead of siliconaround the edge of the screen wire, where it meets the plastic. It is a pretty good fit, but there is always a few spots that...
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    Re: plastic and crystalized honey

    They really need something to hold the plastic bottle up off the bottom, about 1/2", in a pot of water. Then, using a thermometer, do not let the water get over 140 deg, F, (unless they want to...
  23. Re: Old hand crank extractor, anyone familar with it?

    This unit would be real easy to be a 4 frame radial unit. As to the galvanized drum, I doubt the honey will be in there long enough to soak up the zinc. Heck, men take zinc for their prostate health....
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    Re: White House Beekeeper

    Several months ago, there was a video floating around the 'net, that had him and a reporter, robbing and extracting the honey.
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    Re: Got me a stinker!

    Next time you have to shoot one, shoot him through the gut. He will spray, but he will not totally void himself like they do when you shoot them in the head. Plus, by shooting them in the gut, they...
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