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    Re: Queen catcher clips

    I, too, will buy 10 of them from you.

    Thanks,

    Jeffrey
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    Re: Making a uncapping tub

    home depot carries a 22 gallon sink, with stand and drain, for $49. Polypropylene, supposed to be okay for food.
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    Re: Swarms won't stay on plastic

    Many thanks to all the replies and good suggestions. When one is faced with a perplexing problem it is very helpful to speak with others who can contribute their experiences (both good and bad)
    I...
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    Swarms won't stay on plastic

    I recently tried Mann Lake PF-120s. Established bees seem okay with it, but I have tried hiving two large prime swarms on it and in both cases the bees left. In both cases, I had even put a frame...
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    Re: Cleaning A Smoker. Need help!

    I love the sound of the hum of bees at work, the sight of newly-drawn white comb, the warmth of the summer sun on my hands while working, and the aroma of a well-used smoker with a steady curl of...
  6. Thread: Drought

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    Re: Drought

    Worst one-year drought period in our history, with more of the same forecast for the next 6 months at least. Four of the past six years have seen exceptional category droughts; they hardly merit...
  7. Re: New Colonies, Exceptional Drought, and Feeding

    Hi RB,

    You picked one of the worst years in our history to start but made the right call to keep feeding. Just make sure you protect them against fire ants and robbing. La Nina is apparently on...
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    Re: Comb failure - this year's report

    100's are the norm in the summer here, just not over 80 days of them with less than 6 inches of rain for the entire year. And now La Nina is back. Even the native trees are dying.
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    Re: How to make wax foundation

    Barry, thanks for the photos, thanks for the website, and most of all, tell your son THANKS for his sacrifices on our behalf. I wish him Godspeed and will keep him and his comrades in my prayers. ...
  10. Thread: Beeweaver

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    Re: Beeweaver

    Hi Risky Beesness,

    Beeweaver is not in Austin, maybe you meant to say Texas.
    I have tried their queens and was happy. They are no more defensive the the average bee you find around here, and...
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    Re: Prayers needed

    Done, Jim.
    Let us know how things turned out.

    Praise the Lord.
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    Re: Central Texas - Austin Area

    Hi RB,

    I am in the area near Buda and Driftwood and may need to transfer some colonies (maybe 10 or so) out of my home location to another place. I have one outyard already but am looking to...
  13. Re: What would be considered an allergic reaction to a bee sting?

    You cannot go far wrong in having an Epipen available; the downside to using one is a lot less than the downside to NOT using it if someone is having an anaphylactic reaction. If you are doing a...
  14. Re: Advice wanted on digitizing music collection

    I know what you meant, it just sounded funny. There must be a good joke in there somewhere but I couldn't come up with it.
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    "the greatest obstetrical"?

    What would a gynecologist know about converting music?
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    Bee attack

    Local news article:

    2 large bee hives linked to attack on man

    A local beekeeper said Thursday that he found two of the largest hives he's ever seen in the area where an 85-year-old man was...
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    Re: What's up with my hives?

    It sounds like robbing is the most likely answer. Once bees get a scent for free honey, they are hooked and my guess is that bees other than yours robbed out first one, then the other, colony. ...
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    Re: Presentation for a Corporation

    I'm pretty much with Countryboy on this. Even if they are on 40 acres, how much control do you have over who approaches the bees? I, and probably you, do live in Africanized territory and I have...
  19. Re: *** sad sad news to the bee keeping world ***

    I would like to add my prayers to everyone else's and express my sadness at his passing. Although I never had direct correspondence with Bill, God willing, I'd like to meet him in person some day.
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    Re: Owens bee vac mixed review

    The Scotchman inside of me won't let me spend money on something that can be so easily made with materials most of us have on hand already.
    My homemade beevac, made usingidea s from the design on...
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    Re: feeding dry sugar in summer?

    I think it is great that you are brainstorming and trying things a way that does not seem to have had much testing. I would be very interested to hear your results. My thought is that they may...
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    Re: Alternatives to chemicals for wax moth?

    I have seen SHB larvae alive and apparently well after over a week of being sealed up in a stack of supers with plenty of para moth. Those combs, did not, however, sustain any real damage over the...
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    Re: creamed honey

    Thanks for the link. I was hoping for a lazy-man method. I will just bite the bullet
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    Re: Is 300 foundationless hives possible?

    Sure, Bigbear. This is a cooperative effort. The more ideas that come across, the better chance we have of finding the best for each situation.
    Perhaps something similar to the swarm-catching...
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    Re: Killing weeds around hive

    I prefer putting down a barrier, like used cardboard boxes, to keep weeds down. Something more aesthetically pleasing could be used where it is called for.
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