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    Ordering some packages for next year. I am being...

    Ordering some packages for next year. I am being quoted $80 per package w/ queen. I almost fell out of the chair. What prices are you hearing?

    Scott
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    I tried the 5 gallon chicken waterers first. I...

    I tried the 5 gallon chicken waterers first. I put some heater hose and air hose (cut and then rejoined to float) to create two rafts around the watering area. Worked fine, just a pain in the xxx...
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    I am using a roto-zip cutter that is slightly...

    I am using a roto-zip cutter that is slightly larger than 1/8". Have not had any problems with the bees gettting stuck in them yet. The density of the 1:1 along with the surface tension appears to...
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    I meant 1/8" plastic lexan not 1/2". Sorry, ...

    I meant 1/8" plastic lexan not 1/2".

    Sorry,

    Scott
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    I have been trying to figure out a way to do some...

    I have been trying to figure out a way to do some external feeding without the serious drowning issues that seem to follow. I have 12 hives and came up with a solution that I have to say works...
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    I soaped a vicious hive yesterday - enough was...

    I soaped a vicious hive yesterday - enough was enough, been putting up with it for six months. Production was poor as well. I have 4 strong nucs I need to get into hives before winter. Can I save...
  7. Thread: Nasty bees

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    I just went through this with one of my hives. ...

    I just went through this with one of my hives. Put up with their attitude for the last year. Yesterday afternoon was "D-day" - had a spare SMR queen.

    Do exactly what Micheal suggested. I break...
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    Works great! I have been using it for several...

    Works great! I have been using it for several years without any problems. I would use nothing else.

    Scott
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    I took a different route home yesterday and while...

    I took a different route home yesterday and while passing a vacant lot, I noticed a gathering of people all looking in the same direction and "carrying on". I could tell right away what the problem...
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    Read a couple posts where they mentioned the...

    Read a couple posts where they mentioned the "mesh" suits. Can't find a picture of them anywhere. Down here in Texas the temp is running in the upper 90's with humidity levels above 70%. Hot! Hot!...
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    I have had AllStars from B Weaver for 3 years. I...

    I have had AllStars from B Weaver for 3 years. I have treated for mites once in those 3 years. For me they work and work well. For someone else, who knows.

    Scott
  12. Thread: Bragging rights

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    I read the article last night. Really enjoyed...

    I read the article last night. Really enjoyed it. Great piece!

    Scott
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    AstroBee is right on target. Tangental extractors...

    AstroBee is right on target. Tangental extractors are messy, inefficient and not much fun. I will also add that the price difference between an 9 frame and an 18 frame is minimal. I went from a 4...
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    I froze about 20 frames of honey from last falls...

    I froze about 20 frames of honey from last falls flow to use just in case I needed to feed anyone. Currently bringing in the spring flow now and have 10 supers to extract. Can I extract the frames...
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    beegee, I find your rash generalizations...

    beegee,

    I find your rash generalizations regarding farmers and "kids" offensive. Do you have anything good to say about anyone? Or are you the only hard working individual on the planet?

    Scott
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    Noticed on BWeaver's site that he is already sold...

    Noticed on BWeaver's site that he is already sold of of package bees. Seems early. A shortage looming?
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    I have used SBB's for two years and love them. ...

    I have used SBB's for two years and love them. My hives are about 20" off the ground. I only slide in the bottoms when doing a mite count our during the winter. I do see quite a few ants (down...
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    I have 7 hives that came from B Weaver. They are...

    I have 7 hives that came from B Weaver. They are gentle as can be. Have only used the Mineral oil on a weekly basis and have never had a mite count higher than 10.

    I agree with the previous...
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    I pulled the last supers off yesterday and now am...

    I pulled the last supers off yesterday and now am left with two mediums for the winter (Southeast Texas). Last night when I went to check on them, two of my strongest hives were covered with bees. ...
  20. Looking to plant a little forage for next spring....

    Looking to plant a little forage for next spring. I have several large fields that are a clay/loam mix. Lousiana White S-1 clover might do rather well on it. Is this particular clover strain a...
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    Daisy, Plastic is not a byproduct of diesel or...

    Daisy,

    Plastic is not a byproduct of diesel or gasoline. Kerosene must be distilled from oil just as diesel or gasoline. Plastics are remarkable in both application and economy. The problem is...
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    I have two week hives (cordovan) and would like...

    I have two week hives (cordovan) and would like to try something new with them. The rest of my hives are all All-Stars from B Weaver. They have done very well. BUT before I just order some more...
  23. I order most all of my equipment from Brushy. ...

    I order most all of my equipment from Brushy. They have always been courteous and prompt. There quality is also outstanding. Website - well its not great. I usually work out of the catalog and...
  24. Thread: Hive top feeder

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    I have used the top feeders and have been really...

    I have used the top feeders and have been really happy. Yes I loose a few bees (10-15 over 7 days). I just use the float to "rake" them out. Presently, only feeding 3 nucs that have graduated to 1...
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    4:30 every morning. Doing good to make it to...

    4:30 every morning. Doing good to make it to 10:00 pm in the evenings though.

    Scott
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