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    Re: Significant Other.

    My girlfriend is going to take care of the bees for me this year. We are going to have a training session on Sunday, then it will be pretty much up to her. She has taken several beekeeping courses...
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    Re: My first hive inspection.

    I cheaped out when I got started. As shinbone said, my hives started off gentle, until they weren't. I broke down and bought the Ultrabreeze as well. It it sure a pleasure to work the hives and...
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    Re: Allergic to my bees

    You can go through the series of shots. I have done it for wasps and hornets. They do work. After the series of shots, I have been stung twice by wasps with no reaction. The two times prior sent...
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    Re: Dadant Shipping

    I learned to call the Paris branch. They normally ship the same or following day and use Lone Star Overnight. I get it in one day.
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    Re: Got our first ever honey crop today

    :thumbsup: Congratulations! :thumbsup:

    I am hoping we get to extract some honey this year, but I am not really counting on it.
  6. Re: Why can't you stop SHB by using feet that hold oil.

    I was watching the front on one of my hives and saw one land on the bottom board and walk right in. I tried to get it, but I was too slow. :doh:
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    Re: Texas bee laws

    I read through the laws a month or so ago and I don't remember anything about that.

    http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=4&pt=4&ch=71
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    Re: Stung by a bee

    I got stung last night for the 6th time this year. My hand is swollen completely to the middle of my forearm. I can deal with the swelling, but the itching is driving me nuts. It has made typing...
  9. Thread: Pith Helmets

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    Re: Pith Helmets

    I wear one because that was what the "old man" beekeeper/tree trimmer wore in the little town I grew up in. I always thought it was cool. Of course, the "old man" was probably only in his late 40's...
  10. Re: Letting Teenagers Name The Queen - a Poll.

    Voted!

    We named our first queen for an older lady that was really excited we were getting bees. She has always been the queen bee in her family, so there you go. The second hive was a swarm that...
  11. Thread: Ants

    by Beeracuda
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    Re: Ants

    I have the legs of the hive stand in some old cookie tins partially filled with water and cooking oil. I also use the cinnamon under the hives and on the inner cover. Even though we pretty much...
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    Re: The new Epipen?

    I don't need a talking epi-pen. I had never used mine before, but when I needed to, there was no thinking about it. If I would have had to wait to hear instructions, I would have been unconscious...
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    Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    I am having the same problem on a swarm that I caught. I hadn't found the queen, but I put black plastic foundation in this hive and the eggs really stand out.

    About the only way I see the eggs...
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    Re: Bees cluster under SBB

    My bees did this too at first. On the oldest hive from April 6th, I rarely see more than one or two under there now. After I hived the package yesterday, there were quite a few under the SBB. I...
  15. Re: Just added 3 more hives fom BeeWeaver packages.

    I just installed a B Weaver nuc on the 6th and found those bees were very docile. They were not at all aggressive.

    I helped a neighbor with his bees a few weeks ago and those were definitely...
  16. Re: Ventilated Bee Jackets - Group Purchase $ 89.00 and shipped for FREE

    Is is a jacket only or jacket & veil? I am looking for just the jacket.
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