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    Re: Never, Never, Never and Never again wear.....

    I still wear my button fly 501's. Back in my youth when I occasionally went combat, I learned to avoid zippers....
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    Re: Would you requeen?

    Downsize. Build a 4 frame medium nuc with a 1" hole for an entrance. Then feed.
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    Re: USDA Zones no longer 1-11 (since 2012)

    That's ok guys. We'll be happy to eat the peaches down here. If you've never had a tree ripened peach, you don't know what a peach tastes like. Peaches do not ripen once pulled from the tree. ...
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    Re: Smoking the hive...or not

    I sometimes don't smoke small starter hives if I'm not going to dig through them, but my bigger hives always get some smoke.
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    Re: Any N. Texas Swarms Yet?

    I was in Naples this weekend. East Texas is ahead of the Dallas/north Texas area by a week or more. We're not seeing much blooming yet. My clover hasn't done much do to lack of rain. I don't see...
  6. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    If the hive is Africanized, there won't be many bees left after you get the aggressive ones. AHB hives empty to try and kill you. AHB hives also don't take well to re-queening. Even if you remove...
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    Re: Saw Stop table saw

    Don't wear gloves around rotating machinery. Ever.
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    Re: Paint can feeders....

    coating means they won't rust as fast.
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    Re: Paint can feeders....

    I put 2-3 holes with an ice pick, probably a little larger than some of you, maybe a 16th. The bees can drain a gallon in a day when they want to. Larger holes don't leak more than smaller ones,...
  10. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    I have done the shop vac trick on super aggressive cutouts. It works well. Make sure you have a good suit like an Ultrabreeze, or double up layers every where you can. They will come after you...
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    Re: Ultimate hot weather bee suite

    I have some bees that will convince you that an Ultrabreeze suit is a better investment. You can wear it with nothing underneath and still not get stung, and it won't flatten out and stick to you...
  12. Thread: Smokers

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    Re: Smokers

    The best investment you can make after buying your smoker is a cheap, self lighting propane torch at Home Depot or Lowes. With the push of a button you can have a smoker lit in about a minute. I...
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    Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Depends on what you like. I didn't like the way my hands sweated and pruned in the nitrile and other of those type gloves. My latest pair is a pair of red lined chemical gloves from Home Depot. ...
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    For southern beekepers, clover guide

    http://aggieclover.tamu.edu/
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    Re: Arrowleaf White Clover for Bee's?

    Not the same as Dutch.

    http://aggieclover.tamu.edu/files/2010/06/ApacheArrowleaf.pdf
  16. Thread: Good enough?

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    Re: Good enough?

    The bees won't notice at all. Use waterproof glue if you are using staples. Screws are a bit better for strength.
  17. Thread: Dadant Frames :-(

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    Re: Dadant Frames :-(

    I use Dadant frames and boxes. No problems.
  18. Thread: planers

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    Re: planers

    The bees won't notice the snipe at all.
  19. Thread: How close to mow?

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    Re: How close to mow?

    What you can get away with in May on a flow will get your butt kicked in August in a dearth.
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    Re: Crimson "Dixie" Clover

    Yep, bees do love it. It's all we plant around here.
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    Re: Rotating Observation hive build

    http://www.myoldtools.com/OBhive/OB_Chapter1.htm
    http://www.myoldtools.com/OBhive/OB_Chapter2.htm
    http://www.myoldtools.com/OBhive/OB_Chapter3.htm
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    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    For 48 hive bodies, buy 50 and get the price break on commercial quality from Dadant. If you can drive and pick them up from a Dadant location, it's just not worth cutting your own. Western Bee in...
  23. Thread: Texas bee laws

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    Re: Texas bee laws

    You don't need anything to pick up a hanging swarm, only to remove them from a habitable structure. I move bees all the time without a permit. Not saying you're not supposed to have one, but there...
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    Re: hot hive requeening

    HarryVanderpool nailed it. It's also a good time to split them.
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Watch craigslist. You can usually find contractor style saws by Delta, Powermatic, Jet, Craftsman, and others for sale from $200-$500 range. These are the ones where the motor hangs out the back. ...
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