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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to be a BSA Beekeeking Mentor if it is reinstated as a merit badge.


    Clint Ellis
    Saint Hedwig, TX
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    Re: Pre-Winter Trouble

    Just got out of the hive...no queen, but I'm new, so I may have overlooked her. There are some queen cells, some up high on frames, some down low. The brood pattern from my queen looked great, just...
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    Re: Pre-Winter Trouble

    I can do that, and I'll put on a honey super today. Out of curiosity, why would I put the queen cells on top of the frames? Should I continue feeding syrup? Should I continue feeding protein? Thank...
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    Re: Pre-Winter Trouble

    I had been feeding protein patties earlier this year. Also, I know I should have more gear on hand, and I will for next year...but for now I'm kinda backed into a corner. If I can find my queen...
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    Re: Pre-Winter Trouble

    Thanks to everyone for responding! I live near San Antonio, and we had zero honey flow for almost the entire spring/summer. The drought broke around a month ago, so I had added a shallow super to my...
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    Pre-Winter Trouble

    I inspected my new hive today, and noticed no new brood. Older brood, capped brood, my first drone cells (and drones), and queen cells along the bottoms of the frames. Its a new hive (package from...
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    Re: S. TX Wintering/Feeding Questions

    I guess my initial thinking was to keep the queen from laying brood in there, but that doesn't really matter if I am only trying to overwinter them...sorry, learning here :) I suppose I'll take the...
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    Re: S. TX Wintering/Feeding Questions

    I haven't harvested any honey at all...I just established the hive this past spring and we've been in a horrible drought. I was mainly worried about the hives survival through winter...I already lost...
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    Re: S. TX Wintering/Feeding Questions

    Derek, why would I not be feeding if I have on a shallow super and a queen excluder?

    Beeslave, thanks for the company, they have some great stuff!
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    S. TX Wintering/Feeding Questions

    We finally got some relief from the drought here near San Antonio, and my bees have really started building out comb. They have filled up two deep brood boxes, so I added a queen excluder and shallow...
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    Re: Termites and water

    I'm pretty sure they're termites...they look like termites, alot of them build little mud tunnels, and they look like the pictures of native subterranean termites that I've seen. How many segments...
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    Termites and water

    Some interesting observations today...first, my bees are getting their water from my air conditioner unit. A dozen or more bees at a time landing on it and getting water! Second, there are what...
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    Re: Central TX Drought Question

    Thanks for the info ya'll, I'll keep feeding as quick as they can take it! I haven't seen any robbing, or bearding, so I'll just leave the entrance alone for the moment. Hopefully El Nino or one of...
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    Re: Central TX Drought Question

    I'll start feeding them more...I'm running an in hive plastic frame(?) feeder, been filling it about once per week. Would a 2 part sugar 1 part water syrup be better than 1:1? I'll order some pollen...
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    Central TX Drought Question

    This is my first year beekeeping, I started a package hive in April, and so far it's been tough. We are in a horrible drought here in South Central TX, everything is dead (looks like the middle of...
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    Re: Honey quesiton

    He hated to kill them (he put it off for months) but he had nowhere else to put them and he has health issues that prevent him from working with them anymore. I'll relay to him that it should be fine...
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    Honey quesiton

    My father recently had to destroy a hive (it had become very aggressive and he lives in a subdivision) but before he did so, he removed several full frames of honey. My question is would it still be...
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    Re: Wax moth worms in my hive...?

    Now I know :) Thanks everyone for the input
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    Re: Wax moth worms in my hive...?

    I appreciate the help all. I searched SBB and found alot of good info, I removed the tray and slotted cover (that's where the moths/grubs were) and just have open screen above my big pavers the hive...
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    Re: Wax moth worms in my hive...?

    Thank ya'll for the replies. Is the screened bottom board the way to go, or should I replace it with a traditional solid bottom board? I have both ready to go...
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    Wax moth worms in my hive...?

    I'm new to beekeeping, started in April, so it came as quite a shock to me yesterday when I pulled the tray out on my screened bottom board to find a dozen or more wax moth worms (I think, they had...
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    Re: Feral hive near my domestic hive

    Well, then I guess I better do something about them. It would be extremely difficult to collect a sample b/c they're in heavy brush and surrounded by cactus, if I got in there to collect a sample I'd...
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    Re: Feral hive near my domestic hive

    I established my hive this spring, and I know the feral bees were present last fall when I bought the property. I called Texas A&M's bee expert, and she said based on my location (S TX) and the fact...
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    Re: First Hive/Newbie questions

    They are in full sun, and I haven't seen any pests in them, I was just trying to prevent it. It is a screened BB, should I just pull the tray out and let it ventilate? It is open in the back...
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    Re: First Hive/Newbie questions

    Thank you both for the responses! I guess the bottom board I put on won't help with SHB, unless I add vegetable oil to the tray. I was concerned b/c of the close location of a feral hive. I had left...
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