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  1. Thread: Free bees

    by Gene Weitzel
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    Re: Free bees

    Gotta jump in here, I have been doing removals for about 5 or 6 years. There absolutely is no such thing as free bees. Think about the liability you are accepting when you take the responsibility...
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    Re: SueBee pros/cons?

    Therein lies my rub......why should we expect the FDA to duplicate the effort when the major players in the industry have identified the adulterated honey and its sources. If they really cared about...
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    Re: SueBee pros/cons?

    The most serious risk to the use of Chloramphenicol is that some people react by developing a condition known as aplastic anemia, which is idiosyncratic (rare, unpredictable, and unrelated to dose)...
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    Re: Ahb question

    I don't no Hoxbar, we raise queens and work about 400 hives here in Cleveland, TX and all we ever wear is a veil, shorts and T shirt. I take 2 or 3 stings a day at most, and those are usually cause...
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    Re: Velbert Williams

    Velbert is a real jewl. He does not produce a large volume, but the quality is great. He's been in beekeeping most his life and really knows bees. Very honest and friendly. I can't say enough...
  6. Re: Dipping or painting pierco plastic foundation

    To get a thin wax coat by dipping, use a deep pot of near boiling water with the melted wax floating on top. Use a pair of pliars or other suitable instrument to hold the foundation by one corner...
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    Re: Cell Building Hive

    This is my second season using it. I have kind of customized it to fit with my management style. Don't know if there is much else written about the method, I found it on Cushman's site and since I...
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    Re: Cell Building Hive

    I like the Ben Harden method, it uses any queen right production colony as a starter/finisher and does not interfere with the honey production of the colony. No unstable queenless starter to fool...
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    Re: Terminex adds on Beesource?

    I never see any adds. I use Firefox with the Adbloc Plus add on and presto, no more annoying adds on any web-site I browse (if one slips by, just right click on it and block it):
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    My Lovelies

    Here are a couple of shots of one of my frames of queen cells. I use queen right starter finishers, so they are a little finicky about the grafts, but boy do they make nice cells:
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    Re: 5 Frame Nucs

    The only thing I would suggest is that you have the sbb blocked during the time the queen is making her mating flight. You can have lots of problems with the queen returning and ending up on the...
  12. Re: Comments sought by APHIS on aussie bee imports

    I posted a comment, but the site says that it can take several weeks for it to be "processed" and show up online, so there may be many more comments waiting on the goverment minions to get them...
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    Re: Price of Sugar - Future Outlook

    4 lb bags at walmart here are $1.82, that works out to 45-1/2 cents per lb. Everywhere else I checked was around 58 cents per pound in 50 lb bags.
  14. Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    When you have to use the windshield washer every morning to remove all the little brown dots on the windshield so you can see.
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    Re: The current price of sugar.

    Bought two pallets (2000 lbs) at Brookshire Brothers Grocery here in Cleveland, TX at $0.375/lb ($1.50 per 4 lb bag). They are 4 lb bags but at that price, I am not complaining.
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    Re: Feral Bees

    I would say when 90% of the comb in the hive is black as coffee, its probably 5 years old, possibly more. Its not exact, but it will be pretty old non-the-less. I have done a lot of removals where...
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    Re: Feral Bees

    I have to disagree somewhat here. This may be a pretty common scenario for you folks out of the SHB prime habitat. Here, if a hive gets weak or dies out, within a week or so there is not much left...
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    Re: Honey Super Cell still in bussiness?

    I met them at the convention in Orlando. What a nice couple, great folks to do business with. Max has been in the bee business for more years than many of us have lived. I can assure you that they...
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    Re: Yellow Jasmine BAD???

    We have a fair bit of yellow jasmine in our area, so far it has not been much of a problem. It blooms in our area in February and the bees typically don't forage on it unless they are short on...
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    Re: Observation hive and Exterminator?

    The pest control guys I have talked to have told me this: They don't do bees because it requires too much work and additional equipment to do it right. Attempts at exterminating a large colony...
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    Re: Non chem. northern treatment for SHB?

    In Texas too. If you leave an unextracted super sit for more than a day or so, all you will get out of it is a nasty mess on the floor beneath it.
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    Re: Spider bites

    There are no brown recluse spiders in WA state or so I am told. I was bit by a brown recluse right in the middle of my stomach. The pain and burning woke me up from a sound sleep in the middle of...
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    Re: Non chem. northern treatment for SHB?

    Since the beetles can fly in from several miles away, some say that could prove to be a "double edged sword" as it may also attract more beetles to the hive yard resulting in an overall increase in...
  24. Re: Most efficient use of lumber for building hives?

    It depends on which way you do it. I put the groove on the sides and the tabs on the ends. This makes the side pieces full length (19-7/8"). My grooves are nominally 3/8" wide and 3/8" deep, so it...
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    Re: Vanished Colony - Best Care for Frames?

    If you have the freezer space, freezing the frames works as an alternative to BT on a small scale. Just remember that if you don't use them when the weather warms up, you better have room in the...
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