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  1. Thread: Hive Top Feeder

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    Re: Hive Top Feeder

    I suspect so, but Google to make sure...gonna take the better part of one can for each feeder, so get two
  2. Thread: Hive Top Feeder

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    Re: Hive Top Feeder

    Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane
  3. Thread: Hive Top Feeder

    by BYOBee
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    Re: Hive Top Feeder

    Get a can of urethane spray....apply three or four coats, letting each coat dry in the sun before applying the next coat. Once done, let it cure for a week or so before placing on hives.....works...
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    Re: SHB under quilts

    Make a wooden spacer shim approx. 1/2 inch thick the same exterior dimensions as the quilt box and secure (screws) it to the underside of your quilt box. While you have the quilt box removed, place a...
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    Re: How Windy is Too Windy ?

    Thanks Hammy...I will remove that super tomorrow on my first hive and insert the escape board at the same time on my other hive and remove the box from it on Sunday
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    How Windy is Too Windy ?

    I plan to remove a honey super tomorrow shortly after noon on one of my hives and maybe insert an escape board on my other hive tomorrow to remove a honey-bound top box a day later. Weather forecast...
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    Re: Cut-out in 77027 Central Houston, TX

    There are a number of bee removal people in Houston....whether they remove and hive them or exterminate I'm not sure
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    Re: Cut-out in 77027 Central Houston, TX

    River Oaks area of Houston....if they are indeed honeybees...removal will be very expensive
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    Swarm with Clipped Wing Queen

    Anyone have any experience with swarming with hives that have queens with clipped wings ? I purchased two packages last spring from BeeWeaver that had queens with "clipped" wings. Although I have...
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    Re: What for under my hive?

    I placed black plastic woven sheet material and then about 4 inches of crushed granite on top....works really well....no weed growth and small hive beetles have no chance
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    Re: They Giveth and Taketh Away

    Thanks Beemartin....you are most likely correct....I'm gonna wait a few more weeks as the new brood emerges and the population expands and starts building out the lower box...then I will go ahead and...
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    Re: They Giveth and Taketh Away

    Thanks for the tip Ten...great moniker for a beekeeper ! I think I will try swapping the boxes....any possibility of a "tower of babel" occurring if I do this ?
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    They Giveth and Taketh Away

    Interesting.....I performed my initial inspection (post install on May 11th) of my two hives on May 16th and both had roughly 50 to 60% of the top box drawn and approx. 25% of the bottom boxes as...
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    Re: When to Add 3rd Box

    Thanks so much Bernard for the helpful advice
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    Re: When to Add 3rd Box

    Thanks Bernhard...much appreciated....I will keep feeding them a little longer, but there is quite a lot of natural food for them right now. When adding the 3rd box to the bottom, would there be a...
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    When to Add 3rd Box

    New Warre keeper here....I installed 1-1/2 packages in each of my two-box hives this past Saturday (May 11th) and did my first inspections yesterday...I was very surprised to see that at 5 days, both...
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    Re: Howdy from Texas

    I'm about 5 minutes WSW of Columbus....would enjoy getting together. I decided to use Warre hives...something a little different than most, but wanted a minimalist approach to beekeeping...we will...
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    Re: Howdy from Texas

    Sounds as though your hives are off to a good start ! I'm hoping for a rain-free window late afternoon on Saturday to do the install. Not gonna complain too much with the draught Texas has...
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    Re: No more white hives for me

    They play a little SEC football in Texas now too !
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    Howdy from Texas

    This is a great website, especially for novice beekeepers. I've been lurking for 4 or 5 months now trying to learn as much as possible before my package installs this coming Saturday (70% chance of...
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