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    Re: Bee Porn For The Guys Up North.

    Taken today oct 15 3299
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    Re: 2 LBS or 3 LBS for Packaged Bees?

    If you had drawn comb 2# packages would be ok but considering the lag of building cells to lay in I would get the 3# packages and let them draw comb.
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    Re: anyone ever try a chocolate mead recipie?

    Bought some chocolate jalapeno mead recently that was awesome!
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    Re: Going cold turkey, getting cold feet

    Hang in there buddy. You can do it! Takinga risk is the process of gaining the knowledge weighing the factors and moving forward. Gambling is calculating the odds and then jumping off a cliff.
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    Re: North Texas requeen question

    I'll sell ya a couple nucs in the spring
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    Re: Diatomaceous Earth Circle around Hive?

    DE is DE whether used in pools or in ag the diff. is the screening of it. it is made up of diatoms prehistoric animals that had very sharp shells the reason it works is that it cuts the carapace of...
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    Re: Diatomaceous Earth Circle around Hive?

    Lol Justus
    I had the thought that the SHB crawl back into the hive after pupating so they probably arn't going on walkabout. straight down is where I would focus my attention.
  8. Thread: Moldy Wax

    by johnth78
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    Re: Moldy Wax

    yes melt it down and render it
    1) place old pot on stove add a few inhes of water and place comb in only as much as will float
    2) bring water to almost a boil and wait for wax to completly melt...
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    Re: I confess i am a murderer

    The Common Law of crimes distinguished two types of accidental killings: (1) accidental killings resulting from unlawful acts of violence not directed at the victim were punishable as Manslaughter...
  10. Re: Moving from California to North Carolina want to my 9 hives with me

    In our era of modern transportation it may seem wise to transport our hives but to expect our bees to aclimatize themselves simply because we moved them. I personally would sell my bees on the west...
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    Re: Texas Kidneywood or Bee Brush

    Yes Vitex spreads well from seed. Think I could get some from you?
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    Re: Advice please.

    My opinion, combine them and hope they winter over split in the spring. use newspaper and MDA splitter for the new queen in the spring
  13. Thread: What'a up?

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    What'a up?

    I have 8 hives started this spring 6 of which are going great and then the other two. all hives are in two 10 frame deep hive boxes. today I had to add supers to the six and the other two have no...
  14. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Ok I'll jump in.
    8 hives Treatment free
  15. Re: First month with two hives completed and in need of some guidance.

    Easy thing now is to switch places with the hives causing the foragers of the strong hive to go into the weak hive. If your feeding, the super you took is simply syrup, feed it back to the weak hive.
  16. Re: Wanting to stay with standard hives size.

    get your new box and frames place it as they out grow your hive and let them draw it out. then place it on the bottom shake all the bees into it and put on a queen excluder and place the other boxes...
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    Re: Watering Bees during Extreme Dry Weather

    we have a kiddie pool that we drape a towel out of and the bees congregate on the towel hundreds at a time
  18. Re: What do you do when the bees are actually hornets?

    In Texas if you don't have a pest control licence and charge for pest control then you are indanger of fines.
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    MannLake Bee Pro is what I use from my reading Bee Pro and megabee are the best balanced pollen substitutes available but man lake offers free shipping on orders over $100
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    Re: Repairing hat for veil

    Home depot they are the same as hardhat suspension
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    Re: street value of gear/bees

    120 a hive round here
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    Re: I screwed up!!

    Sorry!
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    Re: Gearing up for spring

    Since four olock tues. we have assembled and painted 106 boxes 50 deeps and 56 shallows tomorrow we start building frames! Thanks guys! My kids are great help sometimes squabbly but hard workers.
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    Gearing up for spring

    Just thought I'd share Mann Lake Rocks!!
    Building honey supers and painting them2949295029512952
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    Re: Acquired 3 hives; questions

    I prefer to put in the queen cage for a day without removing the cork then come back and remove the cork not touching the candy (some folks pierce the candy) then I left mine alone for two weeks...
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