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    Re: How Long To Feed Going Into Winter?

    The hive was decimated in the summer by a pesticide kill, including the queen. Lost probably 1/2 of the bees. Requeened in July. The current configuration of the hive is one 8 frame medium box,...
  2. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    When I removed the front panel from the martin house this is what I found:

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    The compartment is about 6x6x6 and is completely packed with honey and bees.

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    This is the backside of the...
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    How Long To Feed Going Into Winter?

    Due to several problems my hive was somewhat weak with little stores this year. I started feeding 2:1 in early Sept., in an effort to build up the population. It seemed to work well and the hive is...
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    It Looks Like Bees Love Rosemary!

    I decided to plant a hedge of rosemary near my bee yard today, with very interesting results. I simply took a lot of cuttings from a bush I have and put them into the ground in a bed that is 4'x30'....
  5. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    Upon further examination I think the front can be removed after taking out 4 screws. Looking at the entrance tonight the bees are packed in the entrance, which causes me to think the interior is...
  6. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    No, it is heavy shrink wrap plastic. . It is my attempt to keep SHB larva from making it to the dirt. Do not know if it works, but it can't hurt.
  7. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    Just got back from the retrieval. They are honey bees, a small colony that appears to be completely occupying one compartment of the martin house, to the point of overflowing. They were not...
  8. November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the winter?

    Just got a call about bees in a martin house. They have been there for several months, possibly 5 or 6. I have not seen it yet. If they are not removed they will be sprayed.

    I know they will...
  9. How Late Will a Queen Lay in Central Texas?

    How long can I expect my queen to continue laying here in central Texas as winter approaches? Is her laying pattern governed by day length, temperature, or food sources, or maybe all of the above? ...
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    I Need Some Help

    I just got a call from the County Parks Dept. that they have a 'bunch of bees' in a park and that there have been several people stung. They want me to see if I can help. I am sure they do not...
  11. How Do Bees and SHB Determine Where To Land on th Hive?

    I understand that bees exit the hive and orient on its location, and that SHB apparently find the hive by scent (pheromones and/or honey). What I am interested in learning is if anyone knows how...
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    Japanese Super Hornets: Die! Die! Die!

    This is from NPR today.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/09/19/349645420/-murdersquishing-them-to-death-how-little-bees-take-on-enormous-hornets?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=science
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    Re: Ants In The Hive

    I also have tiny sugar ants, as well as being in fire ant country. My hive stand has 4 4x4 posts for legs.

    I tried using vaseline, but found it melted in the Tx heat. I do not know if axle...
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    No, no open brood. Will inspect when I build the hive. From the way they are acting I think there is a good chance I got the queen. Will start feeding immediately to get them ready for winter.
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    Re: RoboVac Air Sealing

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    That was a substantial leak so I taped it. That helped, but didn't fix it completely. Will try smoke, good idea.
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    RoboVac Air Sealing

    I built a RoboVac style beevac this weekend, powered by a 3.5 hp vac. I caulked all of the interior joints and used weatherstrip between the modules. Even so, the amount of suction I had at the...
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    Re: Best time to do a cut out?

    I am an absolute beginner, and doubt I will ever do a cutout in a structure. However, this morning I did one in a downed log. We started at 7:20 in the morning, just as the sun came up. The bees...
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    Just got back from the log cutout. It was a small hive with little honey and not even much brood. Probably 5lb bees. Used the new robovac, which worked well. With all the nooks and crannys I...
  19. Re: Cut Out Bees: Abscond while box open waiting for latecomers?

    SMACK!

    That is the sound of my hand hitting my forehead. duh
  20. Cut Out Bees: Abscond while box open waiting for latecomers?

    The general consensus seems to be that when doing a cutout you should put the bees and brood into a hive box(s) and leave it there, open, so any bees you missed will be able to join the main colony. ...
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    What an interesting idea. Any idea how long it takes them to move out of the log into the hive boxes?
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    Re: Plant suggestions for Central TX

    You might want to research New Zealand clover. Drought resistant, spreads by seed and runners. Low growing, annual flowers with a long season, especially if you can mow once or twice.
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    Re: New Zealand White clover

    I just received by NZ clover seeds here in TX. Plan to plant it this fall for early spring germination. Best thing is research indicates it will defeat bermuda grass. I would plant U235 if it...
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    Re: 2 meter boxes: Never done one before

    I am going to build a robo type beevac tomorrow. Have a fallen down tree with a colony to get as soon as I am ready. Looking forward to trying again.
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    Last summer had bees in my water meter. Guy came to remove them, small colony with one comb of honey, about 3" diameter. Passed it around: WILD PEPPER (chili piquin) HONEY!

    I am now working on...
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