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    Do larva in capped queen cells....

    emit queen pheromone to stay off a laying worker? I accidently did her in, and after surviving the winter so well too. :doh:. Stupid mistake. I had such high hopes for that hive too.
  2. Thread: Bee Suits

    by TXbeekeeper
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    Re: Bee Suits

    I can personally recommend the UltraBreeze jump suit. A gift from my daughters. It is AWESOME for the Texas heat and I have never been stung while wearing it. I usually wear shorts and a t-shirt...
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    Re: Hi from northern Wisconsin

    Hi beeee. Nothing better than warm weather. Good luck in your second year.
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    Re: Did I Screw Up?

    I did Alpha6. thanks for that suggestion.
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    Re: Did I Screw Up?

    Yeah, so I remedied this little problem. I moved the 2 supers with brood together in position 1 and 2 and put the deep on top in position 3. I added a queen excluder on top of super 1 and on top of...
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    Re: Did I Screw Up?

    Yep, those were my thoughts. Especially the chilled brood. Thanks
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    Re: NW Florida vs East Texas

    And yes, SHB if you keep the hives in the shade.
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    Re: NW Florida vs East Texas

    Sure its the same in FL. AHB influence in College Station. But, I have family that lives down that way. It absolutely beautiful. I agree it is probably warmer there. Good luck.
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    Did I Screw Up?

    I'm in North Texas. Temps have been and are forecast, for 10 days, to be in the mid to upper 70's during the day and mid to upper 50's at night. My queen was up in 2 of the 3 supers laying like a...
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    Re: What size extractor?

    I am the proud owner of a Maxant extractor and can't say enough about how satisfied I am with it. My suggestion, what ever you decide, seriously consider the Maxant. It is a great, well made...
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    Re: New Queen problem

    i'm certainly no expert and have no experience with russians. but, i've heard they do not lay unless there is active pollen and nectar sources. are you in a dearth as we are here in north texas?
  12. Thread: extractors

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    Re: extractors

    I went with the Maxant 3100. I did a lot of research and considered a lot of feedback from this site. The main things that leaned me toward Maxant was that they make them in the US, a family owned...
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    Re: Which extractor would you buy???

    Well, I went with Maxant. I researched other extractors, but like that they are US made and that the family business has been around for a while. I also like the fact that parts are more than...
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    Re: Which extractor would you buy???

    Thanks for the advice everyone. It really helps with my decision!
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    Which extractor would you buy???

    I've narrowed my decision down to a Maxant 3100 or Brushy Mountain deluxe 9 frame hand extractor. I am strictly a hobbyist and don't plan on more than 8-10 hives. Any thoughts from anyone who has...
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    Re: Hatching queen?

    Never have seen what you describe, Brenda. Here is a a link to what a newly hatched queen looks like. Did you actually see her crawling out or was the cap of the cell removed?
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    Re: To leave one or two queen cells?

    Personally have never encountered a capped and empty queen cell. I agree with the last post. I introduced a new queen to a hive a couple of weeks ago. I pinched the old girl because they were very...
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    Re: workers pulling brood from comb??

    you could have a VSH queen. They tend to do what you described when the larva are infected with varroa. If so, it's a good thing.
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    Re: BeeWeaver Queens....Holy Cow!!

    I've heard Hilreal, that you can contact Bee Weaver and they will replace queens that are producung hot stock.
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    Re: BeeWeaver Queens....Holy Cow!!

    Have you been through a winter with them yet, NasalSponge? I lost two of my three hives last year. Pretty sure due to mites.
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    Re: BeeWeaver Queens....Holy Cow!!

    I've been tossing around the idea of replacing one of my queens with a Beeweaver. How are they with mites? The website says you "can throw away those expensive mite treatments too". Also, would...
  22. Thread: Hiving ?'s

    by TXbeekeeper
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    Re: Hiving ?'s

    My preference is a hive top; quart jar or a gallon zip lock bag pierced on top with holes. Put an empty super around it and top it off with the inner and outer covers. Reduce the entrance if the...
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    Has anyone ever experienced this?

    Has anyone ever experienced this? At least 50% of the two medium supers on one of my hives are crammed full of pollen; 4-5 frames each. The rest are full of capped honey. We have had a lot of rain...
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    Re: Moving question

    Moved two this weekend. Expect a lot of activity around the hive entrance. There will be a lot of bees flying around the opening as they re-orient themsleves to the new location.
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    Re: Moving question

    I agree with Mike. Be sure to completely block the hive entrance the night before, after dark, to keep them in until you can move them. Use something like screen so they can have air movement. ...
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