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  1. Re: Best way to feed back cutout honey?

    Bevy; what a good idea, better than banjo frames that I mentioned. I forgot the banjo was the brood. Been a few years without bees, glad to have them in my life again
  2. Re: Best way to feed back cutout honey?

    Don't open feed, every beehive within two miles will come to the open feast, and fight & losers will die. Don't worry about the dripping honey mess. Banjo frames using rubber bands, then freeze the...
  3. Re: I need advice on how to kill Ants around my bee hive

    My daughter in law has to be around organic as much as possible because of illness. I was at the feed store yesterday, the owner told me about ASCEND fire aunt bait. The main ingredient Abamectin...
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    Re: How I got a re-start in Beekeeping

    I guess because there were so many bees. That was just a accusation, I shouldn't have said that. My mistake.
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    Re: Old comb in swarm trap

    I didn't count the comb the bees had built, but it looked like about seven, from all the remains marks left, when I shook them down, it must have been a big swarm. Most of the combs fell to the...
  6. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Up in Dallas, Tx., 110miles NW of where I am, they had the lowest record temperature on record since the 1931 last week, and have already had 26-inches of rain this year. I guess were out of the...
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    How I got a re-start in Beekeeping

    My son & daughter in law moved there business back to Palestine, and wanted me to show them how to keep bees. First I instructed them to register themselves on Beesouce.com., they could learn more...
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    Old comb in swarm trap

    I put a old piece of comb in my swarm trap along with lemon grass oil, and I captured one, but couldn't get back to it for a couple of weeks. Went out to put it in hive, the trap had a just a few...
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    Re: stop swarming bees

    MY mentor who has now passed on told me of bees swarming out of his hives in his backyard. He said he would pick up a water hose and start spraying water over the top of them, they then would land...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    Intheswamp, thank you for bringing the 1/4-inch size hardware cloth to my attention, and about the oil. The 1/4-inch cloth is what I use on my open bottom boards, I use year round. Sure helped on...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    Ed, instead of buying mineral oil, why not call the mgr., of McDonald's, or who ever, to see if you could drop by and get some of there used cooking oil, or your wife's, or neighbor next door. We...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    Ed, what an easy way to deal with the mites, and the shb this spring & summer. This coming winter, back to completely open screened bottom boards for moisture, problems. I have sbb on my hives year...
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    Re: SHB in cracks of queen excluder

    I use permacomb foundation, it is too much of a chore to get the brood out of each cell to be able to spin the honey in the extractor. I like to take the supers off as soon as they are capped, and...
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    Boric Acid?

    I was watching the Fat Man Beekeeper put Crisco into plastic cardboard making SHB traps. He put the shortening on one end with his fingers, and then used a teaspoon to pour the acid down the holes....
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    SHB in cracks of queen excluder

    I was reading about a beekeeper reasoning for going to plastic queen excluder, because of the cracks created beween the metal rods. His concern was that the cracks between the rods provide a place...
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    Re: On You Tube?

    [QUOTE=dixiebooks;905908]I would say just keep an eye on them. As soon as the queen is in the boxes, put a QE between the top box and the limb then wait until there is no possibility of brood...
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    On You Tube?

    On You Tube I followed a beekeepers lead; I mounted an 8-inch diameter, 4-foot high, dead tree limb full of bees on top of my hive body, with 4-inch square hole cut in center of the hive cover top. ...
  18. You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    I sold 500 frames of Permacomb foundation a few years ago because I wanted out of the honeybee business. To hot in Texas, too dry in summers, mosquitoes, ticks, to many good reasons to get out after...
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    Re: Fall Honey Flow Central Texas

    Being a dove hunter, and the season opener starts on Sept 1., It always seems to rain a couple of days before or on Sept 1. If that holds true again this year, when will the fall flo start, maybe a...
  20. Re: Age denial or thinking of 8 frame vs. 10 frame.

    I will be 64 this month, and already have had my beekeepers back surgery last October in my lower back, 4-screws, and two plates. It was a 100% success, no more pain, except still have plenty of...
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    Re: Bee in water meter box?

    Thanks Joseph, I needed this information to let folks know of another method to get rid of the bees without killing them. Ronnie
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    Bee in water meter box?

    I am getting calls for capturing bees out of water meters that are underground. I never had much luck getting those bees to stay in my hives, once captured, so i quit trying. Is there a product a...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Palestine, Texas 75801
    Elm Trees started budding Jan. 20, 2012
    Bees have been flying almost everyday
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    Re: Inserting new queen in trapout hive?

    We have them also, I had to wait a couple of weeks to get the new queen introduced, and to start laying before I could put the eggs into the trap out. I have also stopped using telescoping hive...
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    Re: Inserting new queen in trapout hive?

    The new queen I purchased is a Carolina/Italian hybrid from a local commercial beekeeper. My only concern was that he treats his hives for mites. I will be replacing her this fall with a new queen...
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