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    Winter solstice

    The change in the behavior of my bees was dramatic after the summer solstice as far as comb building, brood and accumulating stores etc. I was surprised to see the bees start slowing down what I...
  2. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    You are welcome. Great restaurant just about a mile or two to the North of the airport on the west side of Hwy 67 called Pop's Place. Looks like a dive from the outside, one of the best places to eat...
  3. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    Southwest Arkansas Bee Keeping Supply located in Fulton Arkansas. Small shop in a small town about 17 miles East of the airport you were at. They are open Thursday, and Friday 9-5 and the first and...
  4. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    I live on the other side of town from the airport. My bees don't work it whatever it is. They were bringing in some yellow and some orange pollen Saturday. There is still some goldenrod by the golf...
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    Re: The price of bees

    Local guy here is $110 for a 5 frame nuc, same as last year.
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    Re: An opportunity

    I say go for it. At the very least you will learn something new.

    I am an admitted newbe and appreciate all I have learned here and the help volunteered. Having said that....There is a lot of...
  7. Re: Anyone have a propolis lip balm recipe to share

    If I use too much propolis and the balm is sticky I am fairly sure I will be accused of that.
  8. Re: Anyone have a propolis lip balm recipe to share

    Thanks for the replies. I'm going to try a small batch this weekend.
  9. Anyone have a propolis lip balm recipe to share

    My oldest (step)daughter frequently get cold sores which she is very self conscious of. Being the good father I am I though I would try and help her out. I have read that propolis has great healing...
  10. Re: new OAV device seems easier to work with & easy to make-no pics yet

    Could you just perforate the tomato paste tube to get a lower temperature?
  11. Re: new OAV device seems easier to work with & easy to make-no pics yet

    Great idea. I'd love to see a picture if you take any.
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    Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    One would be good two would be better.
    I started this year with one hive for the same reason. A complete single deep hive and a beginner kit was $175 and a nuc was $125. I have a wife and two kids...
  13. Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    Just putting some rough dimensions in a couple mold production cost estimators I found online, it looks like $3,000 to $7,000 would be a good window for cost. It is a very simple design. I doubt...
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    I get a yellow jacket nest or two in my yard about every other year. I always seem to find mine when I run over them with my mower. I usually get them right away but it is safest to come back after...
  15. Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    Once again I appreciate the positive responses.
    From the fees on the government website it doesn't appear to be too expensive to apply for a patent. The additional expense would come from an...
  16. Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    Thanks for the replies. Talking to an attorney familiar with the patent process sounds like a good idea as well as contacting a plastic injection molding company.
    I would think the major expense...
  17. A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    I have been working on a design to more efficiently catch small hive beetles. I have come up with a pretty effective idea and have built and am currently testing a couple prototypes. My idea is a...
  18. Re: Over the phone threat on life over bee removal. lol

    My outlook is totally different. I had a call similar to that on another subject. Since they knew who I was I highly encouraged the caller not to wait and to come over right then, after I notified I...
  19. Re: Does heavy drone traffic indicate a virgin queen?

    Thanks, I thought it might be similar to a dog in heat
  20. Does heavy drone traffic indicate a virgin queen?

    First year guy here. Two hives in my back yard. First was a nuc from May 11 number 2 is a trapout I started on June 25 and brought home July 18th. First attempt at producing a queen furing the...
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    Re: Wasps, what's the threat and what to do

    We have red wasps here that go to the pallets I have my hives on and scrape the top layer of wood off for their nests. Every once and a while a wasp will land on the front entrance board instead of...
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    Anyone else keepng a log book?

    I've only been doing this a few months with a couple hives but I started a log book after the first couple weeks. I put in an entry every time I open one of my hives with a few notes of what I saw...
  23. Re: Starting to feel more like an exterminator

    Thanks everybody.
    At this point my biggest concern is if there is enough time for the new queen to emerge (next week) mate and begin laying for the hive to survive the winter. I'm in the very NE...
  24. Starting to feel more like an exterminator

    I have a hive I got from a trap out I started on June 24th. I have made several stupid beginner mistakes. Not realizing queen cells were fragile I shook the bees off the frame with that the bees had...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    I only have two hives that sit in partial shade and have just been doing this a few months. Buy a screen bottom board and the oil tray. I have one hive from a trap out with a low population and I can...
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