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  1. Re: Checker boarded, but not like Walt said, he didn't read the article

    Thanks for the reply Beeguy, your exactly right, I really new the answer as I was asking the question. I'm going to pull the extra added hive boxes off, and blow out any bees with my blower, then...
  2. Checker boarded, but not like Walt said, he didn't read the article

    My young son wanting to bee a beekeeper, checker boarded his 2-hives this past Sunday afternoon. The hives consisted of one deep 8-frame, and one medium 8-frame. He found that one of the hives he had...
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    Dusting the bees white sounds easyer yet. Now let's go find those feral hives before it gets cold for next year swarm season, so we can get some survivor bee's. Can always use another Free honeybee!
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    Well, I'm sure there could be anything that flies, that likes sugar syrup could be in the mix. After keeping bees since the 80's off & on, I'm quiet sure I know what I'm looking for, not paying any...
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    Sounds like a plan, I've read or heard of tying a sowing machine thread, or piece of yarn to a leg. Tell me how the super glue works out, sounds a lot easier
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    After reading the article on Beesource, the author explained how difficult it is to locate honeybees on flowers, and making return trips to the source. On the other hand I am referring to a...
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    Best to bee line on cloudy days. Here in East Texas there is so much woods, folks don't mind so much you crossing onto their property if you tell them first what your doing. If they say stay off,...
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    Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    Every deli gas station has honey bees in trash cans on the gasoline pump island. The bees there or getting the left over sugar syrup out of the discarded soda containers, and bothering the patrons...
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    A free hive for you!

    Every deli gas station has honey bees in trash cans on the pump island. The bees or getting the left over sugar syrup out of the discarded soda containers, and bothering the patrons just being there...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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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