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    Re: Nicot queen rearing system or graft?

    I've tried the Nicot system several times and I wasn't too impressed. I've had much better luck with grafting, so that's what I focus on.
  2. Re: Looking for the best reviews for swarm box lures

    Same here - lemon grass oil and dark brood comb. Last Spring I noticed several dozen bees flying in the garage while I was melting some wax (actually my wife noticed it more than I did), so I put...
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    Re: beetle trap source?

    I've tried most every beetle trap on the market. The one that snaps together sounds like the one at http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=41_70&products_id=370 They're pretty...
  4. Brenham, Texas (Central Texas Bee School) 2013

    Just a heads up for anyone who is interested in learning about (or learning more) about beekeeping. The classes are held in Brenham, Tx this Saturday (March 23rd). Intro to Beekeeping, Intermediate...
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    Re: People and smokers

    I use a wine bottle cork with an eye-hook screwed into the top for easy removal. See pic. This chokes out the flame long before I leave the yard. Usually all I carry is a hive tool and a smoker,...
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    Re: PH120 foundation

    What do you not like about the plastic frames?
    -Jay
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    Re: NICOT/Mann Lake problem

    Did you remove the entire plastic cover on the front or just the caps at the bottom?

    -Jay
  8. Thread: NWCs

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    Re: NWCs

    I bought some queens from Honey Run this last fall to re-queen some feral colonies I captured. It was a weird season in Texas for swarms. I had a particularly aggressive colony that I thought was...
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    Re: Device to sweep of bees - interesting

    Very cool, I'd like to have one in my store but I don't really think a hobbiest would spend the money on one and the commercial guys are using bee-quick or something like it.
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    Re: swarm trap idea

    Old deep boxes w/ rot or damage on one side used to get tossed, now we cut them down and make 3 or 5 frame nucs - which make great swarm traps.
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    Re: One piece pierco frames and SHB

    They're terrible, you dont want them. Please send them to me.

    Just kidding. I strictly use one piece black Pierco frames on all my new hives because they save a ton of time when it comes to...
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    Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    I'm attempting to fabricate an instrumental insemination device, can anyone give me the ideal inside diameter for the tube that holds the queen?

    -Jay
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    Re: What I got for XMass

    Gave my 6 year old and 9 year old daughters bee suits for Christmas. They cant wait to use them-

    -Jay Poindexter
    PoindexterBees.com
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    Re: African bees

    I've had a few run-ins with some very aggressive bees, and I have heard that there is a guy selling "killer bee honey". I like my beekeeping to be an enjoyable experience. A few stings here and...
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    Re: Hive Beetles!

    John,
    I'm guessing the weather there is pretty cool already. The only real success I have had with ridding my hives of beetles is by putting them in full sun. There will always be beetles in the...
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    Wide stripe bees

    I've got a colony that I captured as a swarm about two years ago - now they are one of my best hives. They are very gentle, they build up quick in the Spring and they produced more honey this year...
  17. Anyone teach a beeswax candle making / soap making / lotion making class?

    Is there anyone out there who teaches a class on candle / lotion / soap making - specifically with beeswax? We're interested in adding it to our line-up but our attempts so far at making them have...
  18. Thread: swarm

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    Re: swarm

    Generally in May, June & July, but I've captured swarms from April - October. In fact, one of my ferral colonies swarmed last week.
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    Re: Small hive beetle

    Yup, thats pretty much the life cycle. But if you have larvae in the hive...its too late. Trapping the larvae is like trapping the fox on his way out of the hen house. The point is, if the bees do...
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    Re: Small hive beetle

    There are a million hive traps out there - but the best thing you can do to keep them from ruining a hive is to keep your hives in full sun. The bees can handle the heat, the beetles cant. Weak...
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    Re: Sickeningly "sweet" hive smell

    Are you smelling the golden-rod?
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    Re: requeening hot hive

    4 box hive? Meaning 2 deeps and 2 shallow supers?
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    Re: bees in a maple tree

    I wish I could say the same for us, but I think there is another 11 months of 107* f in our forecast. :) I think it depends on how desperate the man is to get the hive out.
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    Re: bees in a maple tree

    Do a trap out...thats the only way if you cant cut into the tree and the opening is too small to reach into. There are probably several designs online, but you can form a piece of screen into a cone...
  25. Beekeeping Supplies www.PoindexterBees.com

    I'm starting a beekeeping supply in Montgomery, Tx and we just got our website online. Its still evolving but we already have several items posted - Bee suits, Gloves, gate valves, bee brushes, and...
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