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    Re: Who's Harvested from their tbh this year?

    I haven't harvested yet but when I checked about 8 weeks ago the hive was packed full

    We have not had more than an inch of rain since then and over 100 almost every day. So I am worried that the...
  2. Thread: SBH problem

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    Re: SBH problem

    The bees are much more agressive in Africa. They run the beetles harder and keep them out.
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    Re: alternative top bar hive

    Hive body and hive super
    Hive bodies and hive supers are four-sided boxes with standardized inside dimensions. There are generally four different sizes. Outside box dimensions vary depending on the...
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    Re: alternative top bar hive

    Mac,
    Ultimately, honey bees will live in almost anything that will keep them dry and is within range of a good food and water source. The rest of the stuff about honey bees is mostly for the...
  5. Thread: yields

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    Re: yields

    I for one would like to change the perception that people who keep bees in topbars are not particularly interested in honey production. I hesitate to go into much detail because I know it will draw...
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    Re: "Warm way", "Cold way" and cross-combing

    I think cross-combing is a function of stability. But it is much more complicated than that. For example there is this video of someone killing a bee hive that had developed under a gas grill...
  7. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    Interesting thread. I would like to add my opinions but with respect to time I will refer y'all to my blog www.texasbeekeeper.blogspot.com I have posted my answers to this and other concerns there....
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    Re: My idea, what do you think?

    I agree that using labels that offend people, like jerk or stupid, in a public forum is not a good practice. Especially, if you want to persuade people to your way of thinking. It also tells a lot...
  9. Re: Stupid beekeepers - are they a cause of bee decline?

    After reading this thread I don't care. Either would do.
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    Re: Africanized Beekeeping

    I can only imagine how much fun it is to keep purely AFB hives.

    This is a most interesting topic. I read a study out of Texas A&M that suggested that the AHB is hybridizing at the "cold line"...
  11. Thread: Crime Scene

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    Re: Crime Scene

    Thank you for all of your comments. I hope they will continue.

    I am not sure if I can tell which one of the comb in the bucket are the ones from this hive to remeasure. I tried to use the tape...
  12. Thread: Crime Scene

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    Re: Crime Scene

    I have another hive a few feet away from this one and the chupacabra left it alone. Ithink there are a couple variables that enabled the crime. I think I have them resolved. One was that concrete...
  13. Thread: Crime Scene

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    Re: Crime Scene

    At this point it does not matter what did it.

    I am curious about the condition of the remaining comb and other observations.
  14. Thread: Crime Scene

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    Re: Crime Scene

    Oh.. it was the Chupacabra I am sure of it.... A neighbor said they think their cousin who was visiting saw it the other day...
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    Re: Crime Scene

    As to when I think this happened I don't know for sure. This could have been a couple of events. My last physical hive inspection, opening the hive, was in late August or early September. I visited...
  16. Thread: Crime Scene

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    Crime Scene

    I found the remains of a crime. Bee hive destroyed. I think it was an opossum.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/curtis.hensley/SceneOfTheCrime#

    Any and all comments are welcome.

    Was this the...
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    Re: Bars ripped from 2x2?

    Here is a link to how I solved the topbar and starter strip problem.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/curtis.hensley/TopbarWaxStarterSolution#

    I think the point of the starter strip is just to coax...
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