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  1. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    No matter if you use a box joint, rabbit joint, or butt joint...if all pieces are cut square and accurattlly, everything falls into place for the most part with no problems. I have zero problems with...
  2. Re: What woods are the best for making your own woodenware?

    Pine for just about everything. Boxes, Frames, tops, bottoms...all from pine.
    It's the cheapest and if treated or painted (anything exposed to the outside elements) should last for a good long while.
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    Re: Howdy from North Texas (Texoma area)

    Welcome. While I live in lakeland, FL...I was born n raised in Wichita Falls and used to play HS football against Denison many moons(eons?) ago.
    Great place here to learn about bees and all things...
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    Re: Wichita Falls, TX bee attack...

    No Wayne...not his fault but....when you have bees coming at you, people in general will stand there a do a dance in a circle swattin at moving bees in the air. If you find yourself actually being...
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    Re: Drone Expulsion

    Bee-chezz's bee mean like that!! Lol
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    Re: Wichita Falls, TX bee attack...

    Oh NOW its a 1000 stings! I was born there and have family there and they sent me the news article from yesterday and yesterday it was 500 stings. Also mentioned as Killer bees. Told my nephew...the...
  7. Thread: water

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    Re: water

    I am fortunate in that I have a creek that runs thru the property....20' from the hives. I'm unfortunate in that if I want to spend any time ovserving the hives or even working around them, I have to...
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    From the way it's explained to us in the bee club and have heard it conf'd by state apiary inspectors....NORTH of I4 Hwy....pretty safe from AHB...south of I4 is questionable.
    If a hive were TOO...
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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    Like you, a new beek. I'd say, if available, to move some honey frames up and leave the brood down in the lower box and at this time of the year...keep the brood togather. Without a QE she may move...
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    Re: Storing Supers

    Once frozen for a few days and then removed from the freezer, is it okay then to store them in a tightlly sealed tub??
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    I thought the SAME thing! No way he has time to work that apiary. While I dont go INTO mine but about every 10-14 days....I'm always DOING something.....from making boxes/landing boards, lids to...
  12. Re: Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science

    Don't ban the pesticides that are partially to blame for the demise of the Honeybee so that agriculture is not affeccted?? At what point do the pollinators STAY AWAY from those crops due to the...
  13. Thread: SHB Help

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    Re: SHB Help

    @Learning...well my hive SEEMS to be doin okay. Theres some activity in and out, bringin in pollen and the bees are doing a better job of protecting the hive. The Gaurd bees are checking any that...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    nighttime maybe? With mine i take a pass (dont throw grass in the hive direction) swing up to the front and do a little...then come back and make a 2nd pass by the hives and keep truckin away again....
  15. Re: What is this? (greasy? stuff on ground in front of hive)

    Cant answer 100% on the SHB slime...The one I had this year....it was just the frames inside that were slimed. I've never seen one outside but I'm a new beek and expeirence is still coming in.
    From...
  16. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Not trying to jump into this war of words on OA but the above qoute is the best thing I've read on this thread so far and agree whole heartedly with it with all things that pretain to government.
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    @Dan....I understand you dont feed....I agree unless it's an extreme starvation situation.
    but couldnt you give this honey back to the bees to be used instead of sitting around going to waste??? ...
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    I dont have a picture of mine either but very similar to what is shown here. I made out of 4x4 and 2x4 green wood and I have an oil pan underneath for blocking the ants. Also set into the ground with...
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Pa!

    Howdee from the Deep South! First year beek and really liking it. Very intresting hobby (for myself) and intrresting to learn from the big commercial guys and listen to what they have to say. Start...
  20. Re: Removal using top bar hives - rainy conditions made nightmare at end

    did you ever find the Queen??? That looked like a BOOMING hive goin on there too! Trully beasutiful to see all that brood and larva you were pulling out.
    I see we're neighbors too!!...
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    Re: UGH bad week for mating flights.

    I'm sure she'll do JUST fine!!! :thumbsup:

    (it's you we're worried about! :D )
  22. Thread: SHB Help

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    Re: SHB Help

    if you have a frame with eggs from another hive, you can try giving them that and see if they'll either make a queen or brood if the queen is still in there.
    had the same exact thing happen to me....
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    Finiky lil- bee-aches arent they?? :D
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    Becasue they fly at night and the smell of that wax and honey will bring them in from miles away. In a strong hive....the bees keep them at bay and wont let them in but a weak hive or open supers are...
  25. Re: Bees NOT bearding in the heat -- but not in a great mood, either

    well newbie here so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. In florida we are going thru a dearth of nectar bloom,meaning the bees dont have anything to go out to harvest and that puts them A...
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