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  1. Re: Getting Ultra Breeze Top Off Body Of Suit...

    Just figured it out and now it does make sense!
  2. Getting Ultra Breeze Top Off Body Of Suit...

    I am feeling really stupid right now. Used my UltraBreeze suit all day long for the first time to harvest honey and love the set up, not one sting. Sweated in 95F temperatures and already need to...
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    Re: Have I destroyed These Hives?

    So far so good. Just a total of a dozen or so dead bees on the outside of the 3 hives and inspection on the inside shows no robbed cells from what I could see. I will never make this mistake again....
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    Re: Do bees get ornery in the fall?

    There is really no way to know if those are bees from your hives unless they all wear the same color briefs! :shhhh:
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    Re: Have I destroyed These Hives?

    I guess I could wait a few days and take a peek inside to see what is going on. If the two supers of capped honey I left on each hive for winter Are intact I'm ok.
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    Have I destroyed These Hives?

    After taking/harvesting a small amount of honey from 3 hives and leaving a lot for this Winter I took the supers with drawn out comb back into the bee area on a cart so they could clean out any left...
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    Re: Heat and suits...

    Get to know another bee keeper or join a local club. When someone in our local club has a lot to do with their hives and the weather is hot we get 3-4 of us together and go through the hives a lot...
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    Placement Of new Foundation....

    I have a hive I started late last year where the bees are just finishing capping the honey in the medium box above the the brood box. Tomorrow I plan to add a medium with foundation and frames to the...
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    Re: Is This Bad For Bees?

    Why are the bees attracted to the feeder? Free food! If you don't believe me place a tray of fresh BBQ ribs out in your yard with a sign that says free BBQ and see if any neighbors show up! :popcorn:
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    Re: Would agricultural sulfur kill bees?

    I am only familiar with powdered sulphur in agricultural/nursery use as I have been in the nursery/farming business for 40+ years. Sulphur in combination with moisture and soil bacteria forms...
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    Re: How and when to mow around hives

    The vibration a mower puts out makes a big difference in how my hives are disturbed when mowing around them during warm weather. Here in S.E. Texas our grass/weeds grow a foot a week sometimes so I...
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    Re: How many hives is enough?

    How many slices of home made Peach Pie with vanilla ice cream is enough? :)
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    Re: Orange headed bees

    Escapees from the University of Texas! :)
  14. Need Advice-No Drawn Out Comb Available......

    I have a aquaintence bringing me a extra queen tomorrow and all I have available to make a new hive from the one I have going is (1) workers (2) uncapped comb with honey and (3) frames with new wax...
  15. Re: do u find a truck cap useful or a hindrance?

    I have always had a top on my pickup beds, the ones that are the height of the truck roof and would not do without one. Everything stays dry, locked up and out of the sun. For loads near the front...
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    Re: Filtered honey?

    Flower pollen is between 1/2 micron to 200 microns in diameter so even the 200 micron strainer sold by the bee supply places will let 99% of the pollen remain in the honey
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    Re: Do bees remember you?

    Yes, My Aunt Bee used to remember me on my birthday and Christmas every years with a card and some cash ! :)
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    Re: U.S. water ph map

    I have been in the nursery production business for 40 years and at my location in S.E. Texas have to inject a huge amount of 93% sulfuric acid into the well water just to get it down to a pH range of...
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    Re: water

    I did a newspaper merge last week and with in 24 hours there were huge holes in the newspaper. The bees chew through really fast even with the paper 2 sheets thick. Some in out local club cut a 6"...
  20. Re: My bees are sending Morse code signals

    She's warning any of the other unopened queen cells that they are in big trouble.
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    Re: Mowing around the hive

    The pitch/sound of the machinery makes a difference also in how disturbed the bees may become. My riding lawn mower does not bother my hives much but when I borrow my brothers mower that is much...
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    Re: Mowing around the hive

    I have the bees mow within three feet of the hives as per our rental agreement. :shhhh:
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    Re: Location of 5 Hives

    I think it's just coincidence that the east hive is doing so well and the west hive not. Commercial beekeepers that lease out hundreds of thousands of hives a year for pollination do so on wooded...
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    Re: When taking honey from hives,

    I like to harvest during the warmest part of the day when the most foragers are away from the hive.
  25. Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    I would be a bit concerned that you received that many stings through your protective suit. It may be time to re-vamp what you wear around the bees. I realize that no suit/veil is always 100%...
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