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    Re: R.Weaver / B.Weaver?

    I have had good experiences with R. Weaver. I get the feeling they are a very busy lean/mean company that does things the old school way. I ordered some queens and they sent me snail mail letting me...
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    Re: Where to buy cheap sugar?

    Along the same line...
    Has anyone called Sysco or Ben E. Keith to see how much their #50 or #100 sugar is?
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    Re: Odd swarm behavior?

    I have picked up seven swarms this year and they all did exactly what you described. I stapled queen excluders over the entrance to attempt to keep the queen in. The bees always came back so I...
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    Re: Ever Miss a Swarm

    I drove out on my lunch break to pick up a swarm. I met the home owner in his front yard and look at the swarm in a tree in the front yard . I walked back to my car about 15' away and got my vac....
  5. Re: Can't have a hive in my town!!!

    Bee Covert.
  6. Re: "Christening" Maxant 3100P Extractor

    Very nice. :applause:
  7. Re: I picked up my first swarm ...

    Your right about that. Crazy thing happened. This swarm flew away the following day I put it in the nuc. I was bummed, but I got a call for another swarm the following weekend and I put it in the...
  8. Re: My swarm is bigger then your swarm !!!

    Wow. That is amazing! :applause:
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    Re: You asked..Bee vac pics

    Hey Bradly, how does the vac attach to the 5 gallon bucket lid. I have a walmart vac like the one shown at http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Owens-Bee-Vac/productinfo/318/
    Is there some kind of...
  10. I picked up my first swarm ...

    Luckily the tree was really young and bent easily to shake into a box. It was easier to get the bees into the cardboard box than it was trying to dump them into the bee box. It was dark and hard to...
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    Re: My Lovelies

    Wow, those look nice. :applause:
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    Re: Feral hive

    WOW! Did you use a vacuum as you were removing the comb?
  13. Re: First Swarm Call Of The Season. Need Ideas.

    Thanks for letting us know what happened. Very informative. Sorry it didn't work out.
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    The last of the Honeybees

    I am really new at this bee stuff & do not mean to be disrespectful, but wanted to ask a question about this video.
    I can't tell exactly, but it appears the women who shipped all their bees to...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    How about the one you had a picture of that grew into a stack about 8' tall?
    Was you able to graft any queens from it?
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    Re: shipping cost

    I ordered a grafting tool and some plastic queen rearing cups from Mann Lake. Their shopping cart doesn't automatically adjust to certain items and was going to charge over $10 for shipping. I called...
  17. Re: Gonna Bee a good swarm + honey season (N Texas)

    Hambone, I have a lot of flowers like that too. I thought maybe it was a type of clover?
  18. Re: Wife put gloves in the dryer!!!!

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  19. Re: Wife put gloves in the dryer!!!!

    I wish my wife would do some laundry.
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    Re: Bee Suits

    I wear a long sleeved button down shirt with a t-shirt underneath. Goat skin gloves & A "booney" hat and a mosquito net style head cover I bought from Wal-mart($3) . Just make sure you tuck the...
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    Re: Testing Beeyards

    Sorry I do not mean to hijack this thread, but would like to ask householder what he looks for (besides the obvious "rolling hills of flowers") when scouting out a yard. Are you in farm country? Or...
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    Re: Mountaincamp Meaness

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    This made me laugh because I was just hoeing some weeds around my hives and they acted the same way. I couldn't believe how fast they started swarming out of the reduced enterances. I had to...
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    Re: Anyone use Bee Weaver queens

    Last year I ordered my very first italian bee packages...three in all. One of the hives was building up REALLY slow so I replaced the queen with a bee weaver queen. She is almost keeping up with...
  24. Honey leaves travelers stuck at airport for hours

    Not sure if I can post this here, but it seems appropriate.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/01/05/california.airport.shutdown/index.html
  25. Re: Queen Cell Cups - Does color matter?

    Thanks for all the input. I really like Kiwi's idea of the paintbrush. I would think those small soft bristles would work good. The chinese grafting stick is also recommended a lot. I was leaning...
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