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    Re: Where to buy cheap sugar?

    We live about an hours drive from Dadant in Paris, TX. They sell sugar syrup at $2.42 per gallon for fructose corn syrup - Type 55 (I'm not sure of the sugar/water ratio). That appears to be about...
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    Plans for SBB and SHB Trap

    Ross, I have made several of your SBBs and like the design very much. It is very easy to build. I plan to try the new design soon.

    I have two hives near Greenville which have a large number of...
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    Re: A kinder more gentle Bee Vac

    I borrowed the ideas from the original Robovac design and modified it (primarily because of my mistakes). My bottom box has the sloped insert and the top box has a #8 screen covering the complete...
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    Re: SHB Problems!

    Does anyone have an inexpensive design for a SHB trap or another method to get rid of them?
  5. This hive has two brood boxes and a medium super....

    This hive has two brood boxes and a medium super. I have propped the inner cover open about 1/4 inches hoping to help with ventilation. Our temperatures are low 90s during the day and still in the...
  6. Bees on Outside of hive at night

    I have to move the hive (mentioned at the top of this thread) to another location. There are a lot of bees on the outside of the hive even at 10:00pm. When preparing to move a hive, I would...
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    I have had the fortunate (unfortunate for newly...

    I have had the fortunate (unfortunate for newly hatched queens) experience of hearing one newly hatched queen "chirping" to elicit a response from other queens getting ready to hatch. You can imagine...
  8. What is the Bee dance on the outside of the hive?

    I have noticed late in the afternoon that bees are staying on the outside of the brood box near the entrance. I believe that this clustering is because of the inside temperature. I propped open the...
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    Ross, To make sure that I understand the...

    Ross,

    To make sure that I understand the design, does the green represent the new SBB, the yellow represents the brood box/super, and the blue is the screened/open bottom?

    Are the dimensions...
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    I have hundreds of bees on the front of one of my...

    I have hundreds of bees on the front of one of my hives, to a much greater extent than on any of my other hives. This hive has two brood boxes with a medium super on top and a SBB. The hive is in...
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    Thanks for the responses. Since I don't plan...

    Thanks for the responses.

    Since I don't plan currently to remove any comb or honey, do I need to be concerned about something sprayed on the tree several years ago? If the bees are living there...
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    What Do I Do with Bees?

    Yesterday, I went to a nearby (5 miles) house to check out bees in a tree. The only entrance I could find was a 2" x 3" hole left when a limb had been pruned and the wood had decayed. They had been...
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    Hi!! My name is Dennis and I haven't opened a...

    Hi!! My name is Dennis and I haven't opened a beehive since yesterday. Where does the local chapter of Apiholics Anonymous meet?

    Thanks to dickm for helping me convince myself that I, too,...
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    Trap Outs - Any New Comments

    I have read this thread and others on a different forum about Trap Outs. There certainly are different opinions and different results. I would be interested in reading any new experiences and...
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    When Do I Add New Supers

    I checked my 3 hives yesterday and all had new brood. Not much honey in any of them and all 3 are gathering pollen. I have stopped feeding sugar water as well.

    One hive consists of one deep and...
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    First, thanks for the suggestions. Michael,...

    First, thanks for the suggestions.

    Michael, I also do not like climbing ladders especially while bees are buzzing around. Fortunately, this was only the second rung of the ladder. The vac was...
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    Messy "Cutout" - What Should I Have Done?

    On Wednesday, I tried to capture and remove bees from the soffitt area of a house. The family said the bees had been there for about a year and, until recently, had not bothered them. The bees had...
  18. No Evidence of a Queen - How Long Can I Wait

    I picked up a colony of bees from a dead tree about a month ago near north Dallas. The tree had fallen before the bees took up residency so it was an easy effort. I thought I had the queen in my...
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    I purchased my boxes from one of the major...

    I purchased my boxes from one of the major suppliers. Some of the pieces had warped and some of the "notched" ends did not mate well. I tried gluing clamps to pull the joints together but found...
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    Hive Body Jig

    I have been looking for a jig to help in assembling hive bodies (that are square) without having to use a lot of glue clamps. I have seen nice designs to assist in assembling frames but have not...
  21. Thanks for the response. I plan to wait until...

    Thanks for the response. I plan to wait until early next week when the temperature gets above 55 degrees and it stops raining (we need the rain but three days straight is enough for this week).
  22. Minimum Temperature for Successful Removal

    I need to find the minimum temperature which would help ensure a successful bee colony removal. The bees have been living inside the overhang of a house for about one year so this is not a new...
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    What kind of flute was he playing??? I read my...

    What kind of flute was he playing???

    I read my post again and can appreciate the humor of my question. I know to more experienced beekeepers, this may sound like a silly question but I am still...
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    How do you get the queen to stay still long...

    How do you get the queen to stay still long enough to get the paint in the right spot? Do you put her in one of the small boxes in the "scan0005" picture? Where do you get these boxes/cages?
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    Varroa in Drone Cells

    Thanks for the help. This is the video I was looking for. I am not sure why a search for "Varroa Drone" did not find this.

    Thanks again
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