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  1. Thread: camcote

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    camcote

    Well, I know this is different, but I have an old galvanize 4 frame extractor that has rust on a place about 24" by 4 ". I do not need a quart of camcote for this. If I put 2 coats over the rust...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Zip 75959, Huntington, Texas. 3/15/2012 , 80 degrees, a little after noon.
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    Re: when to put candy board

    I was going to use the top of the frame type boards with 1/2" hardware bottoms so the bees would have it right on top of them and easy access.
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    when to put candy board

    I have made 4 frames to use as candy boards using the mega bee recipe. I have never used candy boards before, so I have no idea when to make the candy or when to put the boards on. I have been...
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    reverse hive bodies or not?

    My hives are 2 deeps. It finally cooled off enough for me to go into the bottom deeps. The girls have been VERY UNHAPPY for a couple of months due to the heat and my bees have never seen rain. I have...
  6. Thread: diluting hfcs

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    diluting hfcs

    I am not a commercial beekeeper. I have very few hives. We are in a dearth in East Texas. Myself and a fellow made the trip and bought hfcs 55. Our bees are not starving as yet, but we would like to...
  7. Thread: diluting hfcs

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    diluting hfcs

    I have been searching for 2 days attempting to find out how to dilute hfcs or not dilute at all. We are in a dearth in East Texas at this time and predicted to stay that way. As of this morning, my...
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    bearding inside hive

    I just finished feeding 1:1 for the second time this week. I use 1/2 gallon glass jars with quail waterers on bottom. When removed the lid, I could see they were bearded on the inner screen cover....
  9. Thread: HFCS vs. 2:1

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    HFCS vs. 2:1

    What is the difference in HFCS and 2:1 sugar water? The commercial fellows feed HFCS and we feed sugar water. I have found an outlet for HFCS without the mixing etc. It is used to make candy by the...
  10. Thread: feeding candy

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    Re: feeding candy

    Desert Viking Ranch, I called one of the HFCS suppliers and told him how much sugar was going for in my part of the country. I bought 25 lbs yesterday and it was $.57 a pound or $14.33 and...
  11. Thread: feeding candy

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    feeding candy

    I have found a candy company in Houston that will sell the "floor sweepings" for a very reasonable price. After I pull my honey ( soon), is it ok to feed broken candy pieces? If so, should I mix...
  12. Thread: what to feed?

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    Re: what to feed?

    No more than I am going to get, I guess the question should be, Should I feed?
  13. Thread: what to feed?

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    what to feed?

    We are in a drought situtation in East Texas, as all of Texas is. I am planning on extracting the small amount of honey that is on the supers for my use soon. I have 2 deeps I am leaving on each...
  14. Thread: wax moths

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    Re: wax moths

    I did an inspection yesterday, did not see any wax moths or any signs of them. I now THINK what I had was some bee larva that for reasons known only to the bees that they cleaned out. I had a very...
  15. Thread: wax moths

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    wax moths

    I have 4 hives, have been feeding patties until recently due to the lack of rain, nectar etc. Finally rained last week and the Chinese tallow put out there tassels and the bees are all over them....
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    Re: 1:1 or 1:2 for newly installed hives

    According to Michael Bush. A pint of sugar and a pint of water weight very close to the same and are the same in volume. I use that theory and mix 1 gallon of water to one gallon of water for 1:1. ...
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    Re: Ok, they swarmed

    When they swarmed, the temp was about 85, this morning it is 60. Checked at daylight this morning and some of them are bearding, about the size of your fist. I am wondering if they are trying to keep...
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    Ok, they swarmed

    About 5pm yesterday March 26th. I knew it was going to happen, but was hoping they would stay together until my new "store bought" queen arrives on the 7th. I need to go inside and check for more...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Angelina County, Texas
    They did not like the neighborhood. Packed up and left March 26 about 5pm. I had a trap baited with a lure, they never even looked at it. As someome said, bees will be bees.
  20. Thread: e z frames

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    e z frames

    Has anyone tried the e z frames where the frame and foundation is all in one piece? I am thinkng about going to 2 deeps with everything else being supers. I used 2 deeps last year and did not have to...
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    Re: what kind of queen do i have?

    This is funny. Yesterday my fellow beek and myself decided to isolate the queen in my hive that is described in the opening post. Wife and dogs will not even go within 100 feet of it. I am going to...
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    Re: swarm trap location

    No they are about 100 feet away from the house and behind a 4 stall shed. 1 hive is gentle as lambs, that's the ones I want. The other is the queen from HAIL, lots of brood and honey, but as a...
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    swarm trap location

    Will setting up a nuc box as a a swarm trap with a couple of old drawn comb and some swarm attractant 50 feet away from my own hives encourage mine to swarm? I have lots of bees, have already added...
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    Re: Borgman entrance feeder leaking?

    I have only a couple of hives, so for me I use quail waterers. Not chicken waterers. They are available at feed stores or tractor supply, like $1.50 each. Do not screw them on tight or the syrup...
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    Re: aggressive bees

    Michael Bush and Texas Tim, are you saying to " send her to a better place" even if I do not have a new queen, and let them make there own now. I am seeking advice and the hive is not enjoyable to...
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