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  1. Re: any homemade bee repellents to get bees out of the hive?

    Put the log on it's side, I've seen bees abscond for that very reason, so you might get them out that way.... Just be sure they don't end up in your chimney ;)
  2. Re: First year caught swarm wants to swarm again?

    Yes, like that! ;)

    Had one fly off, huh? Yup... I know that painful feeling
  3. Re: First year caught swarm wants to swarm again?

    Looks like a soon to be capped drone cell to me.. she misfired

    If it were a queen cell the opening would be pointed down, and it would have a "rough" look to the wax
  4. Thread: Queen Cells

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    Re: Queen Cells

    Well, this time of year if you don't see any uncapped brood in there something is amiss.. I'd say something happened to the queen and they are replacing her. I'd close it up and leave it alone for...
  5. Thread: Queen Cells

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    Re: Queen Cells

    Did you see any eggs or uncapped brood? Are the cells along the bottom or edges of the frames or all over?
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    Re: adopting an unattended hive in Austin Texas

    I bet you will only get to feed it once or twice before your nectar flow starts anyway.. I'm just a few hours North of you and I'm seeing Indian Blanket and various other wildflowers popping up...
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    Re: adopting an unattended hive in Austin Texas

    Here is a link from Michael Bush's website to get you started: http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmoving.htm

    The site is full of great information, bookmark it!

    Good luck,

    Daniel
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    Re: adopting an unattended hive in Austin Texas

    Since you are going out there today, bring a rachet strap and strap the hive around, top to bottom, before you leave. If you wait till you are about to move it they will get annoyed (bees and...
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    Re: Requeening an AHB hive

    I had two hives that seemed overly.. read that ridiculously.. aggressive. So I put excluders between each of the three boxes for a week, then moved the queenright boxes with young brood 10 yards...
  10. Thread: Queen flew off?

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    Re: Queen flew off?

    Happened to me last week.. sigh.. I stood still for a while, but I wish I would have thought to shake out a frame of bees.. next time, Thanks Michael
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    Regarding Nuc boxes, I know they are not too big of a deal to build from scrap lumber, but I saw Western Bee has them for about $13, that includes the top, the box, and the bottom.. you put it all...
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    Besides the idea of leaving a comb attached for a while to see if she moves to it, another idea would be to slow down and look for the areas that the bees are clumping up as you go. Poke around in...
  13. What Tree would provide the earliest pollen source in North Texas?

    Hello all,

    I'm considering adding a few trees to the yard and was considering helping out the bees at the same time. What tree would provide an extremely early pollen source in North Texas - to...
  14. Thread: Bee Bite Venom?

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    Bee Bite Venom?

    Interesting article - Relates to a lot of topics, including wax moths and VD. I hope they figure out a good way to use this stuff, as it may cause there to be even more positive interest in...
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