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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Welcome and good luck
  2. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    Here in Amarillo, I have had more calls than I can keep up with. Of course we have had more rain than I can ever remember. First on April 26 small swarm. I had two swarm calls on May 3rd one was huge...
  3. Thread: New beek here!

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    Re: New beek here!

    Welcome!
  4. Strange turn of events after queen rearing

    I grafted 17 larvae as a first time trial and bees excepted 11. I only had 4 nucs built, but really did not know what to expect. So I took 4 of the best looking grafts and gave my dad 3 of the...
  5. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    Hummingbird moth
  6. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    That is a great laying queen, no space left. wow!!!
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    Re: What to do with all these swarms??

    Heck yes, sell them. I like swarms better than a package. The queen maybe older, but they have survived in your area unlike a new package. I would be sure and let buyers know, but I know they sell in...
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    Re: Front Range SNOW !!!

    No snow here, but we been blessed with 7 inches of rain this last week. Almost more rain then we have had in 3 years total:D
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    Re: Wild Swarm Season? What month in Texas?

    I had 2 calls for swarms in one day last Sunday. And missed several calls while I at work last week. One huge swarm and 2 small ones. I was not planning on all the swarms and raised 7 queens for...
  10. Thread: Breeder Nuc

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    Re: Breeder Nuc

    Thanks guys
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    First attempt of making queens

    I grafted 17 queen cups 4-25-15 I was planning on pulling out on the 27th, but rain set in for 24 hours. I ended up pulling queen cups out of starter hive on 4-28-15. Put them above a QE on my large...
  12. Thread: Breeder Nuc

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    Breeder Nuc

    How long after placing the queen in Nuc should you wait before checking to see if she is laying?? About 7 to 10 days?
  13. Thread: Raising queens

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    Re: Raising queens

    Thank you Jim, about how many bees do you put in mating nuc?
  14. Thread: Raising queens

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    Raising queens

    I made 17 queen cups and looks like all but 5 were excepted. But, on 2 of them they capped the cup then built about 6 inches of comb attached to it. I guess the queen is just really nice and warm or...
  15. Thread: Raising queens

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    Raising queens

    I made 17 queen cups and looks like all but 5 were excepted. But, on 2 of them they capped the cup then built about 6 inches of comb attached to it. I guess the queen is just really nice and warm or...
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    Re: 2 queens in hive with 6 queen cells

    Oh well, to late now they swarmed and I missed it :scratch:
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    Re: Honey Super before 2nd Deep

    I would definitely not remove all the honey and feed. I might remove 4 frames and leave 6. I would never remove all, specially from a package. I have a friend from Indiana and he said it takes 2...
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    2 queens in hive with 6 queen cells

    I have a hive that has been doing great all spring. I am just at a point that I don't know how to manage it. I have 2 deeps and a medium under QE and then 2 mediums above. I have been robbing a...
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    Re: What's these critters

    looks like wax moth to me.. look at comb closely for webs and it will just run across under and through the cells and if you don't see it in the comb your bees seem to be handling just fine
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    Re: Making changes to brood boxes

    Why will it matter what box queen is in?
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    Re: Making changes to brood boxes

    Spring feeding creates a whole lot of other work.[/QUOTE]

    I agree, but the were totally out of resources when I put on. We are normally
    Still freezing at night here. So I just having to make...
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    Making changes to brood boxes

    I went into winter with a hive body and 2 supers on hives. I had to start feeding late
    February cause we had a very early spring and not enough stores for brood rearing. Now I have hive body and 2...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Welcome Buckaroo!
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Cold
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    Re: Pollen and nectar

    Thanks guys, yes I realize sugar is cheaper and that they take in more resources during brood and wax production. My only confusion was if bees got nutrition to sustain from pollen or just brood....
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