Search:

Type: Posts; User: TXBEE

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Thread: Cold Snap!

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    22
    Views
    1,697

    You are right. I'm about as far south as you can...

    You are right. I'm about as far south as you can get. It was in the 70s during the day and 60s during the night, and now it looks like it is going to be 40s during the day and 30s during the night...
  2. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,043

    Ouch! Hard lessons. Mine could go on and on,.....

    Ouch! Hard lessons. Mine could go on and on,.. like when I uh, sorta, well, actually, what I really did was, ok, I'll tell you, I clipped a virgins wing. :( Long story behind that! That error make...
  3. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,043

    Ouch! Hard lessons. Mine could go on and on,.....

    Ouch! Hard lessons. Mine could go on and on,.. like when I uh, sorta, well, actually, what I really did was, ok, I'll tell you, I clipped a virgins wing. :( Long story behind that!

    Only thing I...
  4. Man! These hornets must be bad! Due to my...

    Man! These hornets must be bad! Due to my computer, I can't watch the video. But, we will manage. Hey, speaking of china honey, did yall hear that ALL honey coming in from overseas is being inspected...
  5. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,810

    There are usually botulism spores in honey, (...

    There are usually botulism spores in honey, ( they CANNOT grow in honey ) and an infant cannot handle that amount of spores, however, once they get over 1, it won't hurt them.
  6. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,810

    Dry dusty TX!!?? Com'on everyone wants to live in...

    Dry dusty TX!!?? Com'on everyone wants to live in Texas right!?

    As for bacteria, anyone done any research on it being the floral source?
  7. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,626

    Definatly get number 8. Either brushy mt. sells...

    Definatly get number 8. Either brushy mt. sells it or betterbee. Any smaller and the mites won't fall through.
  8. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,810

    Yeah, us Texans can't have someone in Minn. have...

    Yeah, us Texans can't have someone in Minn. have a higher bacteria count! My only thought is that it must be higher in Minn. because of some type of flower. Any ideas?
  9. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,413

    That would be GREAT! But, here in TX, I'm having...

    That would be GREAT! But, here in TX, I'm having some trouble. We had a very unusually warm winter, so the bees built up really well. I made my splits 2 days ago, and now, the weather has dropped. We...
  10. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,810

    I've got a question. Why is it, that in some...

    I've got a question. Why is it, that in some honey, the bacteria count is higher than others? I have heard that in some Minnesota honey, it is really high. Why?
  11. Thread: Jenter kit

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,478

    Someone just gave me a jenter queen rearing kit,...

    Someone just gave me a jenter queen rearing kit, ( without the directions ) and I have NO idea how to use it. Does someone have the directions, and/or pictures on what the kit looks like fully put...
  12. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,106

    Next time go out there at night a take a peek. If...

    Next time go out there at night a take a peek. If the bees are in the hive at night, it is a swarm. Robber bees do not stay all night.
  13. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,073

    A simple way to save some queens is just to stick...

    A simple way to save some queens is just to stick them in a hive. If the hive has a queen, it can be a little risky, but I have had sucess doing it that way. You can also just put them in a queenless...
  14. Thread: Signs of a flow?

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    77
    Views
    4,500

    Here is a quick test to see if there is a honey...

    Here is a quick test to see if there is a honey flow: get a frame that looks like it has lots of nectar in the cells, and shake it. If liquid rains out of the cells, there is a honey flow. Also look...
  15. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,416

    I would blame it on varroa, or, I have seen them...

    I would blame it on varroa, or, I have seen them just shrivel up from being dead.
  16. Thread: Drone problem!

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    21
    Views
    1,605

    That could be my problem, I only let them polish...

    That could be my problem, I only let them polish it for about 24 hours. We are having some cold weather come in tomorrw, so it may be a while before I can get back in.
  17. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,188

    OH are great! If you put a tube going to the...

    OH are great! If you put a tube going to the outside, you can leave them there year round. But, if they are just sitting there, a couple weeks would be plenty. Bees like the dark a lot better than...
  18. Thread: whats this??

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    32
    Views
    2,221

    A good way to tell if it is SHB or wax moth...

    A good way to tell if it is SHB or wax moth larva, is try to squish it with your finger, SHB will be rubbery and kindof hard to squish, but wax moth will be really tender. Yeah, I know its gross,...
  19. Thread: Drone problem!

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    21
    Views
    1,605

    I tried using a queen that has 8-9 frames of...

    I tried using a queen that has 8-9 frames of brood, but she refused to lay. So, I went with my second best queen, and she won't lay at all either! They must be sisters.
  20. Replies
    6
    Views
    834

    I thing you need to install the packages, and...

    I thing you need to install the packages, and give the each a frame of brood. That would REALLY boost their strength. Unless you are really wanting to grow a lot this year, then you could split.
  21. I'm in TX and is is right now 75 degrees!...

    I'm in TX and is is right now 75 degrees! Unfortunaly, that is going to change tomorrow! Have not seen much nector coming in, only a little from different things. Great to be a beekeeper!
  22. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,228

    Ok, there is a much simpler solution. A lot of...

    Ok, there is a much simpler solution. A lot of the time when you just finish building a new box, it is like that. It usually, or almost always flattens out once you get the weight of the combs and...
  23. Replies
    3
    Views
    565

    I would say unless the hive that the cell is in...

    I would say unless the hive that the cell is in really needs the frame, just move the whole frame. I have tried many times to remove a queen cell from a frame, and if the frames have plastic...
  24. Thread: Drone problem!

    by TXBEE
    Replies
    21
    Views
    1,605

    Yeah jim, but you are in Rome! smile.gif I just...

    Yeah jim, but you are in Rome! smile.gif I just cannot get the queens to lay in my jenter-like-kit. I don't know what I'll do!
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    613

    Get the Testors pens, the ones you buy from the...

    Get the Testors pens, the ones you buy from the bee supply houses don't stay on the queens long.
Results 1 to 25 of 85
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4