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    Re: Sawmill Lumber

    Don't use anymore old dead lumber still on stump, I found out what other had all ready found out about wood boers. Now I ride around looking for dead pine needle tops of trees. Saw mill owner told...
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    After I started thread, I remembered my lawyer friend, less than a mile away from gas station has a beehive in his back yard. I understand after working them a few times, he got tired of the hobby. ...
  3. Re: Checker boarded, but not like Walt said, he didn't read the article

    I wasn't with him, he did say he didn't checkerboard the brood chamber. That is a great queen, I going to try grafting when the weather settles down. Trinity River at Long Lake averages 10-feet,...
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    Re: Swarm Traps

    I put my 8-frame, 5-bait hives out April 1, scouts no they are their, but no luck. I have been redoseing every Friday with 3-drops lemmon grass oil, inside, & and around hole. Might cut back this...
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    Perma Comb for making Queen's

    Anyone ever successfully used PC in their operation in grafting queen cell?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Last week I did a walk away split, didn't do so well, most went back to original hive. 4/7/16; Split again and added new queen from B.Weaver. A friend went to pick his queens up, and found a guy...
  7. Re: When short on Mediums, can you use Deeps up top?

    I have read on this forum where the worker bees have a hard time getting through the includers. I don't use mine, but the right time to put one on is when you put the supers on. If you do it after...
  8. Thread: Panic!

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    Re: Panic!

    As it turned out the ants were only after the dead ant that died clinging close to the bait hive entrance
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    Re: Panic!

    I was going to put DE around bottom of tree.
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    Panic!

    After putting my swarm traps out, and watching the scouts checking out the 8-frames of freshly waxed foundation for a couple of days, they left. I went out yesterday after noon to find a bee had...
  11. Re: When short on Mediums, can you use Deeps up top?

    I did that this year because my freezer went out. I have gone to all 8-frame also. I took all the frames from the freezer, put them back into the hive body's, including the deeps and put them all on...
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    Re: Swarm Traps

    GT: Once the Bess have moved in hive, you can't move them but a couple of feet at a time, it's all about orientation. So get you an apiary location, where your neighbors won't notice them. Scared of...
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    Swarm Traps

    After reading on BeeSource about applying melted beeswax with foam roller applicator to plastic frames, is a hit. Our swarm date here in North East Texas, is around April 15. I put my swarm traps...
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    Re: Got a dilema?

    I got seven full drawn out hive bodies, two deeps, and 5 mediums, all 8-frame stacked up. The queen went bezerk laying eggs. At any time there are several hundred bees in front of, under, and behind...
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    BULLSEYE BILL

    Bill, whom I never met, got in touch with me because I was selling out of the bee business. He had some friends coming down to Texas with a covered trailer, and I finished filling up their trailer...
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    Thanks to Michael Bush

    Thank you MB for telling about buying from Kelly the foundation-less top bar, which I did this morning. It's goes with the "F" top bar, which I didn't see the 45-degree additional add on piece in the...
  17. I have had no luck using 8-frame wooden swarm traps.

    I have some black plastic medium frames, I am going to melt some wax, and roll on a thicker coat for this years season. I had the swarm traps out in the past with all 8-frames in the medium hive box....
  18. Thread: Panic

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    Panic

    I drove by my apiary to watch the bees do there thing at 5pm CDTime, when I saw all these big bees entering the hive. I looked down in front of the hive on the ground, and the wore out bees, were...
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    Re: New and improved swarm trap.

    Do you put all the frames in the deep hive box for swarm trap, and or they fully drawn. I tried mediums, but never had any luck, but just put them out in random locations.
  20. Re: What to do with the waste leftover from rendering wax

    I never read about putting water into the solar wax melter. I built one, but only got drippings into pan.
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    Re: Got a dilema?

    Thanks squarepeg, I really didn't have any other choice, but to do as you say. Seniors just needed some encouragement
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    Got a dilema?

    In the past when I had a dead out hive, I took the uncapped nectar, along with capped honey and put them in my upright freezer, which is quit working. The freezer is crammed full of frames.
    Dilemma...
  23. Re: Checker boarded, but not like Walt said, he didn't read the article

    Thanks for the reply Beeguy, your exactly right, I really new the answer as I was asking the question. I'm going to pull the extra added hive boxes off, and blow out any bees with my blower, then...
  24. Checker boarded, but not like Walt said, he didn't read the article

    My young son wanting to bee a beekeeper, checker boarded his 2-hives this past Sunday afternoon. The hives consisted of one deep 8-frame, and one medium 8-frame. He found that one of the hives he had...
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    Re: Feral Beehive Location, Locator

    Dusting the bees white sounds easyer yet. Now let's go find those feral hives before it gets cold for next year swarm season, so we can get some survivor bee's. Can always use another Free honeybee!
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