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    Re: Winters over....now what?

    Ohhh also we don't have much blooming one tree I've seen can't remember the name big white flowery blooms. And I have not seen any pollen on the girls panty hose yet! : )
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    Re: Winters over....now what?

    Yes it has been dry dry dry this winter. And right now we are having some good winds occasionally. I will go in immediately and check all the things everyone has suggested..... But splitting wow! Not...
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    Winters over....now what?

    Hi all, hope everyone had a great winter, It looks like we made it thorough :thumbsup: here in West Texas it looks like the worst of winter is over, so I have a few questions.
    I have peeked in and...
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    Bee space in winter

    My bees have all of their space used up 4 boxes medium, bottom 2 brood, some pollen and nectar. Some empty areas in frames, not totally filled up. Top two all honey. My question is...is this space to...
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    Re: Honey color and taste

    So today I went out to take off the empty box of frames (I had put it back on so they could clean it up) forgot about it for a few days but remembered today. Did not want to leave it on because we...
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    Re: Honey color and taste

    No buckwheat that i am aware of......my hive is actually in town. It did get a little dry here towards the end of the season. I went ahead and bottled this up and everyone that has tasted it is crazy...
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    Honey color and taste

    I know it seems late but please remember I am in west Texas. I am using all mediums boxes with 8 frames. Did not really plan to harvest any honey ( this is my first year) but determined that my 5...
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    Re: West Texas Winter Questions

    I am using all mediums 8 frames...... 5 boxes total. There are a ton of bees in the boxes. Many frames are covered.. Like I said I did not go into the bottom two boxes but I feel certain there are...
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    West Texas Winter Questions

    Hi all,
    I am trying to begin getting ready for winter here in West Texas. There is so much information overload I am freaking out. Can someone give me a bit of direction...
    I lost 1 hive over the...
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    Re: West Texas Winter Prep

    Well as an addendum................ Inspected the hive. Girls very calm today. Top three boxes full of honey......... except for one or two frames in the third box (from the top) that have sealed...
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    West Texas Winter Prep

    Hi all,
    I am trying to begin getting ready for winter here in West Texas. There is so much information overload I am freaking out. Can someone give me a bit of direction...
    I lost 1 hive over the...
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    Re: Lost queen + wax moths

    Put on the honey even though there is already a full box? and condense the weak hive to only one box?

    Kelli
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    Re: Lost queen + wax moths

    Studied and read lots last night and I have the general idea of how to combine. But still have a few questions that for some dang reason most books just don't discuss!
    In the sick hive do I just try...
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    Lost queen + wax moths

    Well pride comes before destruction.... I was pretty proud of myself. Newbie
    with 2 hives going pretty strong and some pretty good honey being made.
    Noticed a lot less activity outside of Hive 1...
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    Re: Busy bees and extraction

    If they just put honey in that new box and no brood should I stick one in between 1 and 2 as another brood box? And force the issue? Not sure about separating the brood boxes.........

    Kelli
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    Re: Busy bees and extraction

    Nathan
    this may be the dumbest question ever.......... but I think I understand ou to say that I should put an empty box on top of box #1 so that I would then have three boxes for brood?
    What I...
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    Re: Busy bees and extraction

    Let me clear things up a bit Nathan.....

    1st box on bottom = good brood, larvae and small amount of food/pollen
    2nd box=brood, larvae small amount of food
    3rd box (was top box)= full of honey...
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    Re: Busy bees and extraction

    Would that be a brood box on top of my current bottom box and then still yet another on the top for honey storage?

    I went in today to add the new boxes and on one hive I added it on top in the...
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    Re: wax vs none

    There is capped brood, went in today to make sure. Does not seem to be as much as before they started making honey tho.......

    tons of honey. Even the bottom box had 1 frame. The rest was brood,...
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    by MidwifeBee
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    Re: wax vs none

    It will have to be crush and strain no other options I was totally unprepared. In every area. I did not think they would fill these two boxes with honey thought they would put some brood. I just...
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    Re: Busy bees and extraction

    They were both covered (capped) tops were a whiter white and maybe the bottom 1/3 or a little less was white but more opaque? Does that make sense.

    I just took them off this evening and was to...
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    wax vs none

    I am a first year beek so questions are many. Just posted about a messed up couple of frames in one of my boxes they were waxed together and I took them out and am going to replace them with new...
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    Busy bees and extraction

    Bees work fast! Well mine are anyway. Last time I posted I was asking about adding another box for possible brood (or whatever the girls decided they needed it for). I actually thought they would put...
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    Re: Intruder alert!!!

    I guess I wont be sure unless I actually find a beetle. The worms you are describing are not like what I saw. There were no "prolegs" they looked more like a pin worm with a brownish head.......
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    Re: Intruder alert!!!

    No moths. Just some pretty big horse flys. I did not worry about those though because I had some at home too (several blocks away).

    Do we have shb in this part of Texas? I guess I will have to ask...
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