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    I'll just have to keep looking. I'll give them...

    I'll just have to keep looking.
    I'll give them some more time.
    if they keep ignoring these cells,
    I'll knock 'em down as tecumseh
    has suggested.

    Thanks!
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    I inspected my hives this afternoon. Found...

    I inspected my hives this afternoon. Found something curious
    and thought maybe someone could shed some light on this.

    I was saving some drawn comb frames for honey supers this
    year, but when...
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    Set up a hive in her yard . . . Give her one...

    Set up a hive in her yard . . .

    Give her one big jar of honey for rental of the
    space. If anything bad happens, you had no
    idea that she was taking bees from it <wink>
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    Thanks Barry! Money's tight right now, but I gave...

    Thanks Barry! Money's tight right now, but I gave a small donation. When the better half goes back to work we'll kick in again to help out some more.
    I appreciate your efforts!
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    Big Stinger, Do you have Africanized bees in...

    Big Stinger,
    Do you have Africanized bees in your part of the country yet. It sounds like your virgin queen may be producing africanized offspring.

    Is there any chance you just missed spotting a...
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    Very funny CW! That sounded like a bit from...

    Very funny CW!

    That sounded like a bit from
    Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie.
  7. As I have always said, It's all about the money!...

    As I have always said, It's all about the money!

    I'm also listed with Lew and others for bee
    removals in my area of Texas, but my ad reads "swarms only,
    no established nests" (I'm paraphrasing...
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    FORM: Me and Mine TO: You and Yours ...

    FORM: Me and Mine

    TO: You and Yours


    BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON


    Man O' War & Family
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    I did a search for "foundationless frames". It...

    I did a search for "foundationless frames".
    It came up with 27 posts.
    There's lots of methods used to introduce them
    into a hive body or super and sometimes the
    bees will make a mess of them....
  10. >(as instructed by my teacher) If you have a...

    >(as instructed by my teacher)

    If you have a mentor located in your area,
    I would think that person would be best
    qualified to answer your question.

    Doing a little research while the turkey...
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    >The article stated that a beekeeper was using...

    >The article stated that a beekeeper was using pans of diluted Ocean water to help the bees build a natural immunity. The availability of almost 80 minerals in the Ocean water was attributed with...
  12. Thanks Brent, It says volumes don't you think? ...

    Thanks Brent, It says volumes don't you think?

    The quote comes from Doolittle's book published
    in 1889 titled The Hive And The Honeybee.
    Recommended reading for any student of beekeeping.
  13. Poking my nose into their world and trying to...

    Poking my nose into their world and trying
    to imagine how it all works.

    I hope I never lose my wonder ;)

    To all the BeeSource members, have a safe
    and happy holiday season.
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    Ask and ye shall recieve :eek: I had a...

    Ask and ye shall recieve :eek:

    I had a feeling and this was why I asked...

    I'm just a city boy who steps in cow pies
    when visiting a farm and ruins a good pair
    of sneakers. ;)

    Sounds...
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    I use big gallon jars for hivetop feeding. The...

    I use big gallon jars for hivetop feeding.
    The jars would always grow mold before the
    bees emptied them. A beekeeper told me about
    apple cider vinegar :eek:

    I tried it and it works. (one...
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    Contacted the owner of a peach orchard the other...

    Contacted the owner of a peach orchard the
    other day and to make a long story short,
    I received an invitation to place some hives on his land :cool:

    I'd like to hear of any major stumbling...
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    In reading this topic, I'm getting a picture in...

    In reading this topic, I'm getting a picture in
    my head of an orchard full of people with shotguns
    (loaded with steel shot of course) looking to blast
    any un-organic pollinators who might try...
  18. For the backyard hobbyist, the event of a swarm...

    For the backyard hobbyist, the event of a swarm
    originating from their property, would not be a thing
    most beekeepers would want to deal with.
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    "Some worry about the accumulation of AFB spores...

    "Some worry about the accumulation of AFB
    spores and, according to that theory,
    the more layers of cocoons the more of
    a problem that would be."

    Is this where the suggested,
    replacement of...
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    Murphy brings up a good point. "You have to...

    Murphy brings up a good point.

    "You have to wonder about the chemicals that end up been rendered from old comb into new foundation and its effect on the bees."

    For those of us using "store...
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    Do I understand correctly that the inside dia....

    Do I understand correctly that the inside dia.
    of a cell decreases with the developement
    of each generation? If so, how would this affect
    the subject at hand?
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    Think of a hive as a chimney, there has to be an...

    Think of a hive as a chimney, there has to be an opening at the top also.
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    "I'm using screened bottom boards so I guess this...

    "I'm using screened bottom boards so I guess this isn't an issue, is it? But for those that aren't, would it be?"

    You're right about the SBB.
    When using a solid bottom board
    and foundationless...
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    Try adding empty frames in between frames that...

    Try adding empty frames in between frames that
    are at least started all the way across the top,
    or better yet, fully drawn.

    BTW make sure your hives are level when using
    foundationless frames,...
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    Chef, I've always picked up my bees from a...

    Chef,
    I've always picked up my bees from a supplier
    close to me here in Texas (R. Weaver) but
    wouldn't recommend them for you, due to shipping
    distance.
    Here is a list close to you...

    Bee...
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