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    Re: BeeWeaver Bees... Aggressive for you?

    We recieved three nucs from BeeWeavers a couple months ago and they are very docile when it comes to mowing around them and just being around them in general....but they get VERY feisty when I go in...
  2. Re: After Extracting - How to get supers cleaned out?

    I put the empty "wet" supers in the back yard away from the hives on the other side of the yard and the girls will clean them in a day or so. If you put the empty supers too close to the hives they...
  3. Re: Why so many dead bees around decapping leftovers?

    We found that putting comb and cappings for the girls to clean up to close to the hives started a war. We then moved both out to the other side of the yard ( on the advice of our mentor )and that...
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    Re: How much honey in a medium super

    We had a banner year last spring here in S.E. Texas. We were averaging about 40# per 9 frame medium and even had a few medium's over 45 # !! But that was a banner harvest . Last week I was checking...
  5. Re: Newb with foundationless frames and a question.

    We are newbee's also in our second season and we did exactly like you did except we did it last spring. We split some paint stirring sticks and glued them into the slot of the top of the frame and...
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    captured swarm in a trap

    Hello, we are second year beeks with four successful hives and we decided to run a couple swarm traps this summer. We captured a swarm right away in one of the traps but didn't have success hiving...
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    Re: Ventilating the Top A Good Idea?

    Here in Houston I run screened bottom boards with beetle traps and screened top lid's with the telescoping covers jacked up about an inch to get max ventilation and they still beard in the evenings...
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    Re: Swarm Question

    Question ...if a hive queen takes a bunch of bee's with her and swarms to start another colony , why would they have an " after swarm" without a queen ? Wouldn't that be suicide for the "after swarm"...
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    Re: Went bare handed last night - got stung

    Hello, I started to try to work my bee's with less gear on also... getting too hot here in Texas to wear the whole suit. Anyway, I've been very sucessful so far . The hardest part for me is getting...
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    Hive swarmed !

    Hello, We've had a hive of Italians swarm the other day. We have been keeping a close eye on them making sure they had enough room by adding supers as soon as they had it mostly drawn out . The hive...
  11. Re: Summer splits in Texas for overwinter nucs

    I have 4 hives down here in northeast Houston ...all doing great ....and last night while working in my garden near them , I heard a whole lot of buzzing going on and was worried that something was...
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    Re: Fast cut comb production

    ....also, we don't use excluders on our hives per our veteran mentor and so far , so good ! He said it would speed production.
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    Re: Fast cut comb production

    We have a double deep hive of Italians that we added a medium super with undrawn plasticell foundation on a few weeks ago. After an inspection 10 days ago, we found that super to be mostly full of...
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    Re: All black body

    We have one hive of Russians that are very dark ...I'd have to look closely to see if we have any that are completely black like the one in the pic. But I have seen some that only have one small band...
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    Question about comb building..

    Hello, I'm a second year Beek and decided to try one med. super with foundationless frames. We have 4 hives ...two double deeps on each , and we now have double med. supers on each. We did an...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Huffman, TX 77336 Chinese Tallow has started to blossom out ...not quite ready to open yet and the girls are still flying past it.... but any day now. :-)
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    Re: How to install foundationless frames.

    Thanks for all the feedback ! We will post later this spring/summer on how much success we had.
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    Re: How to install foundationless frames.

    Yes, I have done the same with my top bars for a comb guide ...thanks for the info . We're gonna give it try ! Jim
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    How to install foundationless frames.

    Hello, We are second year beek's and our 4 hives are doing great this year ! Quick recovery from the drought last year here in TX. We have double deeps full of brood, pollen , honey stores, and LOTS...
  20. Re: lots of girls hanging out on the hive porch

    Didn't notice any excessive moisture in the hives although they are bringing in lots of pollen/nectar. We have screened bottom boards and telescoping covers with screened top boards so we should have...
  21. lots of girls hanging out on the hive porch

    Question, We have three Double Deep hives ( one Russian and two Italian's ) and for the last couple weeks I have noticed a LARGE amount of girls hanging out on the front of the hives starting late in...
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    Re: Made plywood part for jar comb honey

    That is WAY cool ! My girlfriend and I are wanting to jar some comb honey also so we just installed foundationless frames in a medium super, placed it on our strongest hive and then planned to cut...
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    Re: An "oh no!", a "whew!", and a "jeez!"

    We don't have bears where we're at in Texas but we do have some pretty good wind gusts at times. We made forms out of 2X4's and poured concrete pads about 24" by 48 " and put U-bolts in the wet...
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    Re: Time for a super yet ?

    The frames in the bottom deep are all half full of capped brood on both sides and there is also honey stores mixed in. I have a double deep hive and they filled the top deep with honey last year...
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    Time for a super yet ?

    Hello, second year beekeeper and my hive here in Houston is full speed ahead ! The girls are bringing lots of pollen and have been emptying a quart of 1 to 1 sugar water daily. I did an inspection...
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