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  1. Re: Over the phone threat on life over bee removal. lol

    Take it seriously. The longer you wait, the more you lose credibility in a complaint. :)
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    The overall effect leaves me wanting a warm fuzzy feeling as I read the label. My solution, should you accept it, is to photoshop a halo over his head to the show altruistic care beekeepers have...
  3. Thread: Amazing NUCS

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    Re: Amazing NUCS

    ...............I'll send you money, would you pick a lottery ticket for me? ;)

    Seems like you have done very, very well. :)
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    Re: Add space or not?

    I'm new to my location in Texas.....But each of the last two years, my hives have drawn and filled one deep super between 1 OCT & 1 Nov. You are significantly warmer than my location. When your...
  5. Re: Should I combine a weak hive and a good nuc?

    Last year I combined a hive with a drone laying queen and a NUC hive. They made 11 gallons of honey this summer. It worked for me. :)
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Its impossible not to break some law or other as a beekeeper in the state of Texas (and, I suppose many other states). If you move a colony to or through another county, you need a permit. If you...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Look at dshs.state.tx.us/foods
    or, call 512-834-6626
    Texas administrative code 229.183(3) prohibits food manufacturing in 'living areas'

    Our beloved, benevolent govt wants to keep us all...
  8. Thread: Rolling bees

    by Lburou
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    Re: Rolling bees

    Its because the bees are rolled, not necessarily crushed or splatted......Not quite crushed, just rolled enough to stop normal functions. Rolling bees is terribly easy to do and not even know it. ...
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    Re: can robbing be genetic?

    It is widely reported that Italian bees have the best sense of smell which contributes to their tendency to rob.
  10. Re: Have 2 heavy deeps, should I be feeding still

    I think your best advice will be from a local old timer. Local Old timers know what it takes to have adequate stores for your winters. That said, I've overwintered bees in SE Wyoming and South...
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    Re: How I kill hive beetles

    Killing every last one is the prerogative of a hobby beekeeper. I try to do that as I see them. A friend has gone from tweezers to a small pointed needle nosed pliers. I have a pair that is...
  12. Thread: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

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    Re: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

    I feel your pain.

    One thing I would look for on the bottom side of the brood cells is white spots (mite feces), it might give you an idea of the mite pressure in the hives. Do you see white...
  13. Thread: 8 frame or 10

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    I use a simple work around to move frames in...

    I use a simple work around to move frames in groups of four or five, so, deeps are not too much of a strain on my back. Easy enough for a hobbyist.

    Whether you use 8 frame or 10 frame equipment,...
  14. How to know if there is a Nectar (aka honey) flow

    According to Dr. Keith Delaplane,

    - You will see bees flying actively at the entrance, especially in late afternoon
    - Bees show little interest in sugar syrup, with practically no robbing
    - A...
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    Re: VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    This consistent with my experience with VSH and BeeWeaver bees. :)
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    Re: Queen laying question

    A good plan. In a week you will know whether you have worker brood or drone brood and can shake or not. :)
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    Re: Queen laying question

    What MrB.B says about laying workers is true, but before I shook my bees out I'd look at the brood to note whether it is worker brood or drone brood. If its worker brood, you don't need to worry...
  18. Thread: Plastic or wax?

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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    My preference is wax coated plastic (ritecell) foundation and wooden frames. Once you've extracted a few frames with no foundation or wax foundation, you come to appreciate the rigidity of the...
  19. Re: Watched my Queen lay an egg on top of capped brood!

    Could have been....My hearing is bad.....So are my eyes. ;)
  20. Re: Watched my Queen lay an egg on top of capped brood!

    I probably heard Mark use that word or I wouldn't have known it Katrina. Its good that you are looking at the combs for something new. Good luck ;)
  21. Re: Watched my Queen lay an egg on top of capped brood!

    An egg lays down as it gets close to the time it hatches (72-84 hours after its laid) so don't worry about that. Personally, I wouldn't worry about eggs over pollen or anywhere else. Its a good...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    lakebilly, I understand your situation because of my recent experience buying a $7000 Hustler Commercial lawn mower. The belt for the mowing deck failed after 26 hours of operation -an obvious flaw...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    X3 in thanking MB. I bought the book too...... ;)

    Have been reading links suggested above and have found several changes I need to make for greater success. Thanks again MB. :)
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Thanks for the comments David and Michael, you both seem to be making the same points.

    You mentioned something about virgin queens flying and the need to feed Michael, I've had trouble getting...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Mark or Michael, can you help me understand why its so much more difficult this time of year to get grafts to 'take'?
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