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  1. Re: Oklahoma bee keepers-what, when, and how long fall flow

    I am in Tulsa I am feeding. Not much coming in.
  2. Re: Hi There! I'm moments away from ordering a complete hive kit! Any Advice?

    Get thee to a beekeeping class. . Southeast Texas Beekeepers on Facebook. There is also some traffic on here from 2010. Good luck.
  3. Re: West Nile Virus Spraying in my Neighborhood Tonight - What should I do??

    The sheet. . and then call them tomorrow and see if they have a no spray list. Many cities do.
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    Re: Ate bee poop thinking it was pollen

    Seriously Chief? I am hoping this is some kid. . if you treat another human being like this how do you treat your bees?
  5. Re: Tree service just knocked down a bee tree.....

    It can't hurt to try. I seem to remember when I lived in Ft. Collins in not really getting cold until Halloween. There is some time. Better than the alternative for them.
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    Re: The most satisfying part of beekeeping

    How a hive of bees can teach humans that they are a PART of nature and not above it.
  7. Re: What is the best way to remove wax from sst pots & pans

    Cowboy. . you used Momma's pans didn't ya! :lookout:
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    Re: Honey extractor bearing

    If you look closely usually the mfg name and part number is on the inner race of the bearing. If you are my age get a magnifying glass.
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    Re: European Hornets around my hives...

    I have watched a European Hornet enter my hives. . It wasn't pretty for the hornets. Same thing with Wasps. . They come around occasionally. . try time and again. They eventually gave up and...
  10. Re: I have to get rid of my bees (one hive) any tips?

    Berzee. . good decision.
  11. Re: using Spectracide Triazicide for SHB control

    Well. . I don't think it works that way unless it was a queen or drone, I think I just end up with less workers. :(
  12. Re: using Spectracide Triazicide for SHB control

    If you came near my hives with it I would kill you. I have some special needs bees that are clumsy as hell getting back into the hives. I have some that are like the three stooges and fall onto the...
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    Re: My upper deep is full of honey :(

    So was mine. . they back filled it with brood once I stopped feeding.
  14. Re: Can you show the bees a nectar source by taking some there?

    Bees have about 120 million years of evolution behind them . . as a human it is best to be thinking How do I not stand in the way

    I feel ya though.
  15. Re: Can you show the bees a nectar source by taking some there?

    Freaking Brilliant!
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    Re: 2 oldtimers, age has caught up with them

    Great shot Bill. . .
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    Re: Not Foraging on Property

    Huh. . I have a wild grape vine taking over a tree not 15 yards from both my hives, and they are tearing it up. . there is no accounting for them bees. The density of available nectar makes sense....
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    Re: May flowers attract more than bees

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sierrafoothillgarden.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/eristalis-tenax-drone-fly-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sierrafoothillgarden.com/2010/11/15/a-bee-and-a-wasp-that-a...
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    Re: Bees falling on to SBB

    Remove the Slatted Racks. . Seems like that is the logical choice. . MAN that is HEARTBREAKING. .
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    Re: Birds and bees

    "Do birds eat or bother honeybees?"

    Answer. . YUP. They have been for millions of years. Your hives will be O.K. in spite of the birds.
  21. Re: "They don't heat the hive, they heat the cluster".. and where does the lost heat

    A good portion of heat is NOT from respiration. It is essentially the same mechanism we use. Shivering. Bees shiver their muscles burning energy and releasing heat constantly rotating from inside the...
  22. Thread: Mentor needed

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    Re: Mentor needed

    Mike is right http://www.neoba.org is the place to go. There is a signup for a basic beekeeping class starting in August. Next months meeting is July 8.
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    Re: Honey flow in NE Oklahoma???

    Are you by chance a member of NEOBA? You might find someone there that can help.

    I used the following: http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/ForageRegion.php?StReg=OK_8

    It is not much...
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    Re: New Hive Very Active Front Door

    With my first hive I was just like you . . uh oh. . they are gonna swarm! Got the second hive and it turns out they do it from about 3 p.m. to about 5 on both my hives nearly every day. Some of them...
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    Re: How I get myself into trouble...

    Sounds like my ex-wife. Anytime anyone asks me a question. . I say talk to my ex-wife. She knows EVERYTHING.
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