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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    I tried that once, here are a few things I learned.
    1. Whatever you do don't make the mistake of thinking the bees won't fly in the dark....or sting.
    2. Don't leave your veil in the house because...
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    Re: Storm Damage

    Sorry for your troubles, speedy recovery.
    Isn't it amazing someone nowhere near your location knows more about what occurred than you?
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    Re: Spring is late in northeast Texas

    My peach tree has finished blooming. The pears are about finished here and the red buds have been blooming for a few days. I have a cherry tree in my yard that is in full bloom, the bees are on it by...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Great news! I went into my now one hive and found eggs and larva. Woohoo. There were still an amazing amount of bees in the hive as well. Thanks for all the advice and kind words.
    How long should I...
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    Re: Propolis Tincture

    I researched this for while. A 30% tincture was the max that most recommended.
    Try 30% propolis to 70% pure grain alcohol by weight. Put it in a glass jar, wrap with brown paper and set it where it...
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    I try to hang my cameras lower in the tree, you will lose fewer that way. Yours is currently about eye lever making it easier to spot. If I were doing what you are I would put it no more than 12 to...
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    Re: Rose hive method

    I guess the part I found interesting was him putting the box between the brood boxes. I don't remember seeing that done by anyone else.
    What if a box with frames of drawn comb were used, would that...
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    Rose hive method

    Anyone familiar with the Youtube videos explaining the Rose Hive Method? It was kind of interesting in that he puts an empty brood box between the existing brood boxes to expand his hive.
    It...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    I'm pretty much half way on a line between you and Ross. Maybe a bit North. Another concern will be if it gets warm enough for a mating flight within the window of opportunity.
    At this point all I...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Thanks for the replies.
    I especially appreciate the offer of the queen or queen cells if needed.
    The queenless droning sound was from the hive I removed the frame from (Bravo) not the one where I...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    It's hard to just stand by and not being able to do anything, that's not my style. At this point I don't see that I have any alternatives.
    I got the bees as a recommendation for PTSD therapy. Never...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    I wish it were as simple as misreading the hives. There was no mistaking the queen with the green dot on her back I rolled in the first hive.
    My only hope is rather than kill the second queen was I...
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    Colossal mistake

    It was 73 degrees here Saturday so I decided to go into both my hives to see how they are progressing. I saw eggs about the fourth frame in and started to put things back together when the wife says...
  14. Have I made a mistake by switching boxes this early?

    I went into my two hives last week. One a double deep and the other a single. The hive I am wondering about of course is the double. When I opened up the hive the bees were all in the upper deep. The...
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    Re: brood, brood, brood

    If you are going to be over this way send me a PM before hand and I'll buy you a cup of coffee or a cold beer....
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    Re: brood, brood, brood

    Just down I-30 about 100 miles or so to the east of you Ross. Just around the corner in Texas.
    I checked both of my hives Saturday. My strongest was a double deep with about 80lbs of honey in the...
  17. Re: How warm does it need to be to do a cut out?

    Here is a picture of the doorway where one of the colonies I plan to cutout is located.
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    Roger that on the 5 gal bucket. I have watched a few of JP's vids but it has been a while. Thanks...
  18. Re: How warm does it need to be to do a cut out?

    Yes Sir, 3/5, Thanks! I got the bees as PTSD therapy.
    Had upper 60's last week. Cold here again today, I hope to do this cut out towards the end of the month if I get a week or so of warm temps....
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Texarkana, Tx. 75503. Henbit and a few dandelions starting to bloom the last few days here. Another two I don't know the names of. I need to get a book.
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    Vegan...V-E-G-A-N...is actually an adjective used by the Apache meaning...Bad Hunter.
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    Re: Should I add a box?

    Yes Sir, 3/5, Thank you!
    Thought the bees might help a little with the PTSD, but that's another story...
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    Re: Should I add a box?

    Great question, you must have been reading my mind today at lunch, can't wait for the answers. I'm about 375 miles NE of you, (8a) there were some dandelions along with a few other types of wild...
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    Re: Noobie looking for cheapest hive kit

    It is a hive kit...I was just addressing the question asked by the OP rather than to go off on a tangent by providing information they did no ask for. Protective gear and bees were not mentioned and...
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    Re: Noobie looking for cheapest hive kit

    I bought one of the beginner hive kits (two deeps and three mediums ten frame) from Valley Bee. They are $121 on their website if I remember correctly. No problems at all. No knots, no warped boards....
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    Re: Early springs?

    Mid sixties here yesterday. I checked my two hives for stores yesterday. My double deep still has about 8 1/2 frames of honey in the upper deep. I didn't crack the boxes to check the bottom as there...
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