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  1. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    I wouldn't get too excited about the EU's ban yet, just saying they have a really bad habit of their so call scientist lying.

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4286838.ece...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Small swarm 76567 temp 65 cloudy and misty 530pm
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    Re: Most Painful Place to be Stung by a Bee

    Ulnar nerve (funny bone) is a pain like no other I promise.
  4. Re: What are some chemicals I need for my first year of beekeeping?

    Absolutely none
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    Re: New info on pesticides and Honey bees

    The researchers note that fluvalinate and coumaphos are commonly used by beekeepers on crops to control Varroa mites, and are found to persist within beehives for about five years. Chlorothalonil is...
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Funny bone (Ulnar nerve) thought I was having a heart attack nothing else even comes close.
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    Re: Bees moved in to an empty hive

    Yes I would try, but not with a queen. I would add a frame of eggs and brood in various stages and let them make their own queen.
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beespanacea.htm
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    Re: Texas Summer Heat

    I have some that get shade by four or five and others by seven or none. I'm a forth generation beek in the same area and do as the rest of my family has done with their bees as far as shade and...
  9. Re: Natural alternative to weed control - is it okay to use around hives??

    Soap or any kind of oil sprayed on the bees will not be good for them. Spraying the weeds with it will be fine, but watch any over spray if the bees are active. Most people that use vinegar spray as...
  10. Thread: Texas bee laws

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    Re: Texas bee laws

    http://tais.tamu.edu/newsletter/pdf/bee_aware_jul07.pdf
    Since starting the thread I have did a lot of research to include the internet and calling the Apiary Service. If you use anything other than...
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    Re: Bees and orthene_ Help please

    With my very limited experience with tobacco plants in my garden the only pests that I had to spray for was worms which I used BT. BT will not harm the bees, but I would ask to find out for sure what...
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    Re: What to use on garden>

    Any spray with chemicals organic or not will kill your bees if they contact it. The recipe below will not kill your bees unless you spray it on them directly since it is not a systemic insecticide. I...
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    Re: Keeping my bees Cool

    I use solid bottom boards with some top and some bottom entrances and in the sun with no problems. Don't over think it bees have lived in every possible condition on this planet without human...
  14. Re: Tree fell down= comb stuck together= dead bees and queen

    Had same situation with a cotton wood yesterday. Lots of bees, but not much brood very small hollow. Don't know if I got the queen or not, but I will donate a frame from another hive if necessary.
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    Re: Swarm box procedures.

    None of the above. Leave them alone for a couple weeks to get settled in and the queen laying.
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    Re: Swarm that was sprayed...

    x2 and I don't want my equipment contaminated.
  17. Thread: Texas bee laws

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    Re: Texas bee laws

    Great info thanks.
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    Re: Drawing wax foundation

    Are you in a flow? If so they will draw when they need it if not then feed. I'm guessing you are in a flow, so are you queenless?
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    Re: Texas bee laws

    Sorry to disappoint Brad, but I'm trying to be a little more civil or something according to my better half.
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    Re: Concerned about ventilation due to ants

    I'm no expert, but we get plenty hot and I never prop the tops. The bees have managed sixty plus days of 100+ heat and made honey and splits by their own ventilation. I have both top, bottom, and...
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    Re: Texas bee laws

    Sorry I didn't type the whole conversation, but I did tell him that no pesticide was being used and that I wanted them all alive. He said it didn't matter still had to have one. I personally think he...
  22. Thread: Texas bee laws

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    Texas bee laws

    Question, has Texas law changed with the dealing with swarm capture and removal? Caught a swarm today and while I was dealing with them a man pulled up and ask me is I had a applicators license. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    76520, Giant swarm two hour ago
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    Re: Laying worker after 3 days of installing?

    Good to hear! I have been around bees practically my entire life with the exception of some Army time and they still fascinate me. Keep floating it only gets better. :)
  25. Re: Feral Bee Rescue in Tornado-hit Areas in Oklahoma

    Good job!
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