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    Ok, heres the list 1" angle iron 1" wide...

    Ok, heres the list
    1" angle iron
    1" wide steel pipe (4.5 feet long)
    steel bowl found at Tractor Supply Co.
    scrap metal for loops (where the jumper cord hooks onto)
    1 can of black spraypaint
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    No, the bees are doing great, I have a SBB and...

    No, the bees are doing great, I have a SBB and have taken the entrance reducers off a long time ago. I will see about two larva at the entrance about every week to two weeks. And I have added another...
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    Thanks for the info, it has gotten a little...

    Thanks for the info, it has gotten a little cooler lately and the bees seem to be doing lots better. thanks again for the help!:)
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    Bees Not Drawing Wax Comb!!

    Hi everyone, I live in Grapevine Texas and it has been brutally hot ( 100-108 degrees from 12:00-6:00) for the past month and a half. I started two hives in mid May, they are at my uncles 300 acre...
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    I am taking the entrence reducers off tommorrow!...

    I am taking the entrence reducers off tommorrow! And I think I will start feeding them again b/c the heat has killed of many of the flowers. The pipes are strong enough and are doing great! Thanks...
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    I can give y'all a supply list, they are very...

    I can give y'all a supply list, they are very easy to make. I am going to check on the bees in 2 weeks so I can take a look and see what I used to make them. But if you want a quick fix you can goto...
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    Thanks for all of the input, I will check them...

    Thanks for all of the input, I will check them out this weekend. In Texas it is usually always hot but this summer it has been scortching (in the 90's by 10:00 a.m.) and occasionally we will hit 100...
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    They should be ok, but if something doesnt work...

    They should be ok, but if something doesnt work out I can always switch back to the cinderblocks. We dug down two feet and cemented them in! I am young and fairly tall so supering should not be a...
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    New Steel Bee Stands!

    We saw someone advertising metal beehive stands but were no longer producing them. So my uncle & I decided to make our own. They turned out great, they even have steel bowls welded on and are filled...
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    Bees not capping brood???

    Hi everyone, I am a new beekeeper and have a few questions. I have had 2 hives for about 7 weeks now. When I opened my best hive I noticed about 8 developed (fuzzy hair and all) bees in their cells...
  11. Thread: I'm Feeding

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    Yeah, here in Rhome, TX it is bone dry. All of...

    Yeah, here in Rhome, TX it is bone dry. All of the flowers are dying off. No rain in a long time! Hope things get better soon.:)
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    If there is anyone who doesn't like honey then...

    If there is anyone who doesn't like honey then they need to go see a counsler!:)
    I have never met anyone who doesnt like honey!
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    I heard that ants hate white chalk and won't...

    I heard that ants hate white chalk and won't cross it? Also I heard that instant grits ( you know... for breakfast) can help neutralize a colony becuase the grits expand in the ants stomach causing...
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    I like backyard beekeeping, and I also like the...

    I like backyard beekeeping, and I also like the DVD set "A year in the life of an Apiary" but the DVD is a little old but still worth it!:)
  15. I use the screened bottom board w/ bettle trap....

    I use the screened bottom board w/ bettle trap. The varroa might be able to climb back up from the trap if they fall. I think it is best to use a screen w/ the trap. Better to be safe than sorry. But...
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    Thanks!! Sounds great

    Thanks!! Sounds great
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    Mold on Pollen Patties!

    Hi, I am new to this site and am very glad that I have found it. I have learned alot from this forum already. I have two hives and they seem to be doing very well. But I have a dumb question. I...
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    I have used Brushy Mtn. Bee Farm and they were...

    I have used Brushy Mtn. Bee Farm and they were just fine. But my favorite is Rossman Apiaries in Georgia. Ann Rossman is the sweetest lady. They have good prices and great quality products. Everyone...
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