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  1. Thread: SHB takeover

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    Re: SHB takeover

    All of mine (11) are partial sun. The problem I have is self induced. I didn't put oil in the tray and it lead to a build up of organic material the beetles could access and the bees couldn't. All my...
  2. Thread: SHB takeover

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    Re: SHB takeover

    According to the conversion table I checked that is 8.6 to -7.6 degrees for 6 hours. I don't think my freezer is that cold but I will check. Thanks
  3. Thread: SHB takeover

    by devil dog
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    SHB takeover

    My laziness and/ or forgetfulness has cost me.
    I have a hive that has been exhibiting some strange bearding for the last few days. I noticed about a 10" circle of bees on the ground as well as the...
  4. Thread: NUCs value

    by devil dog
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    Re: NUCs value

    I'd be in for a few if we weren't 300 miles apart. I paid $110 for the last nucs I bought. I think you should charge more, I will when I get to that point.
  5. Should I remove the entrance reducers in this hotter weather?

    With the summer heat finally here my bees are covering the face of my hives and bearding pretty heavily. I have entrance reducers on all my hives with an opening about two inches long and a single...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    I just forwarded them a link to this thread. Maybe they will do the right thing for you.
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    Re: The cost of a NUC

    I paid $110 each last month for two. No frame exchange.
  8. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I'm sure you are right. I have a couple acres. The pan is about 400ft from my hives a couple hundred from the house. With the rains and tens of thousands of flooded acres I figured the feral bees...
  9. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I moved a 5 frame nuc into a ten frame box last night when I got home. It had no capped honey. There was a small amount of nectar in a few parts of the hive.
    I put a gallon of 1:1 out in a pan this...
  10. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I'm going to go ahead and just put a pint jar in each on an inner cover inside an empty box this evening to see what they take. No more than they have stored it shouldn't make them syrup bound.
    The...
  11. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    Ark La Tex is definitely a better descriptive term for my location.
    I have two trap outs and two swarms that I will be happy if they get 10 frames drawn out.
    I also have two nucs I split off of a...
  12. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    They seem like they have just kind of stalled. Very little comb building. Not much in them in the way of stores. I should probably feed them all at this point.
    The sun is shining today and there is...
  13. Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I'm guessing that if you live in the U.S. and watch any news at all you know Texas has been inundated with rain. We had rain 20 days in April and I'm not sure of May but will bet we had more than...
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    Re: Cutout in Atlanta, TX. Area

    PM sent
  15. Thread: Mosquitoes

    by devil dog
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    Re: Mosquitoes

    Try a thermacell. They run about $20 in your local sporting foods department. I have never seen anything work so well. Just remember to let it get warmed up for about 10 or 15 minutes before you need...
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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    Order with confidence. I ordered 4 queens last Tuesday morning and picked up my package up at the Post Office Thursday morning.
    Just a note: These queens are shipped in California queen cages with...
  17. Re: drones being raised as queens, possible?

    Yes they will, at least once. I had a thread a couple weeks ago where I pulled a queen cell off in a hopelessly queen less hive and a drone came out. I had to do a double take to make sure my eyes...
  18. Ever see a drone come out of a queen cell?

    I was installing a new queen in a hive that swarmed and for what ever reason was unsuccessful re-queening itself. It confused me when I opened the hive to put the cage in and found a few capped queen...
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    I don't weight the telescoping covers on my ten frame hives but on the migratory covers on my nucs I use some of the lead ingots I have for casting bullets.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught a swarm on Sunday 4-19 (my first) and another yesterday 4-20.
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    Re: Can Regular Daily rain hurt

    I got a swarm yesterday that was at the house of a friend of my son. That is two in two days.
    ......meanwhile another rainy day with highs in the mid 50's here.
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    Re: Can Regular Daily rain hurt

    It's been the same here, cold and rainy, bad year for East Texas. I checked four hives yesterday. Two trap outs and two nucs I did walk away splits on over 30 days ago. No eggs, larva etc. I have...
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    Re: Cutting Plastic Foundation

    Jig saw works well too.
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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    I tried that once, here are a few things I learned.
    1. Whatever you do don't make the mistake of thinking the bees won't fly in the dark....or sting.
    2. Don't leave your veil in the house because...
  25. Thread: Storm Damage

    by devil dog
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    Re: Storm Damage

    Sorry for your troubles, speedy recovery.
    Isn't it amazing someone nowhere near your location knows more about what occurred than you?
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