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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    SK,
    Have you looked into find crops to put the bees on? Something like soybeans, cotton, or sunflowers? I would contact the county extension agents, seed companies and or some of the farmers...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    What is the worst they could do to you or us? I am not sure, I do know that the farmers markets around here will not let me sell honey with out a permit. I agree that it is silly and not needed,...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Mythomne, I did not call the State first. I was approached by local farmers market about selling honey there. When I told them that I could since I had enough honey, they then told me that it...
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3sPSx62T8&list=UUyEnjVwYfqCOIiV7j7cCLeg

    This is what I do for mine. Yes it is more brick like but the bees consume or toss all of it out. They seem to enjoy it...
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    Question about fall feeding

    So I have done a poor job of preparing my bees for winter. It is now mid October and the nights are getting down to the 60's with the day time temps in the 80's. If I feed the girls a gallon of...
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    Re: Protein patty supplementation

    To start off I am lazy!
    I also live in the South were SHB are a problem. What I do is open feed dry pollen sub in a PVC feeder. This allows the bees to take all they want but not have an over...
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    Re: Late trap out Q's

    If you can not talk the owner into waiting then I would go ahead and do the trap out. I do not see a problem in using the bees to boost the population of the nucs. Be ready to place them larger...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    BeeGhost,
    I was able to have my daughter find you on instagram.
    An update on the cells that were accepted and drawn out. Well something came up and I had to go out of town. I could not move...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    I am doing dry grafting. Looking for info on "wet" grafting now. Maybe this will work better?
    When I transferred the larva to the cell cups I immediately covered them with a damp towel to try to...
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    Re: Not catching swarms - what gives?

    I agree with JW,
    According to Seeley it is 40 liters. So what I have been doing is making 10 frame deeps out of 3/4 inch plywood. They have been working so far. The reason for the plywood is some...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    You are correct Shannon,
    I too thought that grafting was going to be the hardest part but once I was able to recognize the right age larva it was pretty easy. I did try and try to find some one...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    I may not bee adding enough bees then. I am using a 10 frame deep and there 8 frames of bees easily. I did not add pollen sub and I am seeing a lot of SHB. I guess I could make a small amount and...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    Well I went and took a peak at the girls today. They have drawn out only 5 of the 30. I guess it is a start and better than a poke in the eye.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    I have two in my home and they are gas powered. They are amazing! Instant hot water and a near limitless supply of it. I had the plumber unlock the one for the master bath and I use to mix sugar...
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    Re: Trap out questions

    and a second one


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmhRpK5I-M&list=UUyEnjVwYfqCOIiV7j7cCLeg
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    Re: Trap out questions

    I want to let you know that you need to be able to understand redneck. My wife laughed at my videos and stated that my Texas accent seemed to be pretty strong. :)
    I am by no means an expert and I...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    Well that is great rniles,
    My attempt failed terribly. There were multiple problems with it though. To start off I had laying workers in the cell builder hive. I thought that by shaking ALL the...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    We use mason jars and we do was them on sanitize cycle before using them. An unnecessary step? Maybe, but it gives me piece of mind and that makes it worth it. Yes it is an investment in time but...
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    Re: Pollination Resource

    As some one who was looking for a pollination gig this year. I would say yes it would be helpful. What I had to do was contact the county AG offices and seed companies to try and find growers who...
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    Re: Trap out questions

    Hey DJ,
    Adding more brood is up to you. I normally do not as I do not want to take away from any hives that I want to produce honey I normally just add the one frame of brood and let them go. ...
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    Re: Two way pallets

    T.Smith,
    I am looking at doing the same thing. Two way pallets so that I can move two hives at a time with just myself and a dolly or hand truck. I currently have 100 hives and do have to move...
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    My attmept at grafting

    Well I took a big step today and grafted 30 larva. I am afraid that I did all that work for nothing. After getting the feel for it and being able to see the little newly hatched larva, I think the...
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    Getting the queen to lay in new comb

    Well I have grown tired of dealing with grumpy bees and decided to start raising my own queens. I have a colony of very nice bees that I want to get daughters from. So I placed an empty drawn frame...
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    Re: Mold on frames

    Well that was my plan. To save the drawn comb and reuse it on the next flow. Then the rain came and I figured it would be better to leave them outside to dry before giving it back to the bees.
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    Mold on frames

    OK,
    So I extracted honey and left the supers outside for the bees to clean up. Well it rained for several days after doing this and now there is mold growing on the frames and in some of the comb. ...
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