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  1. Thread: dead bees

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    I would investigate the possibility of the...

    I would investigate the possibility of the "grumpy" hive being queenless.
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    In "Honey plants of North America " on page 317...

    In "Honey plants of North America " on page 317 it says "the panhandle is subject to high winds which would blow the bees off the earth and the flora is not sufficient to support bees and the few...
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    I have had bees near dalhart in the nw panhandle...

    I have had bees near dalhart in the nw panhandle for several years now there are other crops besides cotton there is a lot of alfalfa unfortunately the tend to cut it just when the blloms get going...
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    I have a neighbor with russians .He seems to like...

    I have a neighbor with russians .He seems to like them ,I was thinking of trying some sometime just to compare them.
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    I move them in the evening .I made some boards...

    I move them in the evening .I made some boards that block the entrance and screw down with 2 drywall screws I have screened bottom boards on all my hives so there is ventilation with the entrance...
  6. Thread: Texas beekeeping

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    I have 9 hives in the panhandle we had real dry...

    I have 9 hives in the panhandle we had real dry conditions all spring and most of the summer.I harvested the same amount of honey I did the previous year however in my area most of the agriculture...
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    I had tried to order some from B weaver last week...

    I had tried to order some from B weaver last week but they said on the phone they were all sold out but I was able to order all I needed from R weaver however when I talked to them they seemed to...
  8. I am pretty sure it is swedish .I believe the...

    I am pretty sure it is swedish .I believe the "se." in the web address indicates a site located in sweden
  9. another point ,people in AHB areas are more...

    another point ,people in AHB areas are more inclined to pay to have any swarms removed .
  10. Ihave some hives near Uvalde. An area well...

    Ihave some hives near Uvalde. An area well infested with AHB. usually people understand when you explain how you manage your hives {new Queens every year , requeening immediately if you find an...
  11. Thread: Cactus Honey

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    My bees were hitting the cactus flowers pretty...

    My bees were hitting the cactus flowers pretty hard when they were blooming last month .but we dont have enough cactus around to be able to get just cactus honey.
  12. Thread: "Festooning"

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    a fes is an asian musical instrument and before...

    a fes is an asian musical instrument and before the musician starts fesplaying he has to be festooning
  13. Thread: custom breeds

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    Ox I see on your website you have Angora Goats .I...

    Ox I see on your website you have Angora Goats .I used to have a few of those in south texas.they are some great animals.
  14. Thread: custom breeds

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    you dont need a 500$ queen those are breeder...

    you dont need a 500$ queen those are breeder queens a standard Carniolan or NWC should be in the 10-20 $ range + shipping
  15. Thread: Best Book

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    ABC and XYZ has been updated every few years look...

    ABC and XYZ has been updated every few years look for a new copy also Hive and the Honeybee from Dadant both have lots of info and both are updated once in a while.
  16. Thread: Carniolan Queen

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    the 500$ queens are breeder queens. Carniolan...

    the 500$ queens are breeder queens. Carniolan queens are roughly the same price as other queens .I get my New World Carniolans from Strachan Apiaries in Yuba California .I have them sent UPS...
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    I do not think letting a hive die because someone...

    I do not think letting a hive die because someone would rather not bother to treat them is the proper way to take care of bees or any other kind of animal. If someone wants to be a beekeeper they...
  18. Thread: Drone trap

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    a week or two ago my 11 year old came in with...

    a week or two ago my 11 year old came in with several queen cages full of drones. she was sitting by the entrance and catching them from the landing board and stuffing them in queen cages she must...
  19. Thread: KS Beekeepers

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    I live in texas but am only an hour drive from sw...

    I live in texas but am only an hour drive from sw kansas
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    Are 4.9 queens able to go through a standard...

    Are 4.9 queens able to go through a standard queen excluder.
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    that is good, congratulations.

    that is good, congratulations.
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    Buckeye Bees still had a few packages left this...

    Buckeye Bees still had a few packages left this morning .Ken was planning to mail them tomorrow (tuesday). I had 4 arrive last week and was pleased with them so I called to see if he had more and...
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    once my dad attempted to remove a swarm from the...

    once my dad attempted to remove a swarm from the attic of the local methodist church .He ended up falling through the ceiling in saturday leaving no time to get it fixed before sunday .If you decide...
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    I am not real familiar with Florida so I dont...

    I am not real familiar with Florida so I dont know how close it is to where you will be. However I know Dadant has a branch in High Springs.
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    just keep in mind lawn mowers ,roto tillers, or...

    just keep in mind lawn mowers ,roto tillers, or chainsaws tend to irritate bees
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