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  1. Thread: apivar

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    apivar

    Lastest reports on using Apivar.I need to treat and was wondering how it was working. How you applyed etc. Thanks
  2. Re: Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    Chip I use the stealply love it but as you say getting harder to find even in Texas,noticed where some was using AdvanTech flooring which is in 4x8 sheet but cost around $30 per sheet lot more then...
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    Re: Jar feeders on mating nucs

    will try friday you just drill a hole in the metal of the jar what every size jar you want to use stick the 1 eight copper tube in it and solder .The length of the copper depends on the thickness of...
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    Re: Jar feeders on mating nucs

    If your feeding mateing nucs you dont want to feed real fast.I use a half lb jar with a metal lid.Drill a 1eight hole insert 1inch piece of 1 eight copper tube solder in place .Drill 1 eight hole in...
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    Re: queen breeding in screened enclosure

    About 15 yr ago Southwest research in San Antonio did a test using a netted enclosure about 30 ft high and maybe 50x75 ft .The breeder nucs were set inside around the edge.I cant remember sucess rate...
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    Re: Move bees with this contraption

    Never been weighted .The little 1816 case loader why I can do this also run 1 and halfs mostly on 4 way pallets.
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    Re: Move bees with this contraption

    I run a one ton chev duramax with 9 ft bed 48 col infront of a 20 foot equipt trailer with another 48 col on front of trailer with a little old case skid loader which weights about 2200 lbs.I put a...
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    get rid of the bees before someone gets hurt.If you vacum the bees and only moved them 3oo ft the bees would beat you back to the old location ,need to move a couple of miles.The ahb is not worth...
  9. Re: African Bees or Not? Need Advice Soon Please.

    How close to other houses? If you keep them need to take to the country away from others and change out the queen in the spring unless you can find one now.
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    Re: Against conventional wisdom..........

    The only reason we run a super under the deep brood box is to be able to get to the brood nest and the feeder in early spring.The feed super that was on top during winter is move to bottom until...
  11. Re: Help need some place for 40 hives in IA/WI area

    I would put them in the pumpkins and feed ,that would pay the feed bill as i bet the price of hfc is going to go up with this drougth. Pray fo rain as it looks bad in a lot of places i am in south...
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    Re: JZBZ Cell Protectors?? Good or bad??

    I used about 300 this year ,dont shove the cell in too far you only need it to protect the sides of the cells where it is wax not the plastic.The reason i like to use them as I can go back later and...
  13. Thread: grafting

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    Re: grafting

    Try this graft only 12 cells at a time to get them in before they dry out. This time of the year I move to a little older larva for a better take,there are about 1 and half the length of the egg.Feed...
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    Re: Question for commercial beeyards

    polination and a little honey
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    Re: Question for commercial beeyards

    In South Texas I bring mine back and put in yards of 48 as my truck carrys 48 and then 48 on trailer with the loader. 48 per yard is all I want to work at one time so I can get in and out of hives...
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    I got my five skc on time ,no problems. I Have grafted more than 350 queeen s from a sk from last fall ,seems like going to be a good queen for south texas to use open mate from.The bees seems to be...
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    Re: white spot on drone eye - picture

    White eyed drone a mutation I used to raise them for a research center.They can be several other colors.If both eyes are white they are usualy blind.Its is very hard to keep the line going.
    I would...
  18. Re: Hive made their own queen, very productive but very defensive, should I replace

    Sid
    If I tryed to work my bees with out smoke this time of yr I would get stung as the bees are in a cluster and do not want to be cked.Now if the bees are coming out of box without you touching the...
  19. Re: Hive made their own queen, very productive but very defensive, should I replace

    Sid, you may need to requeen in the spring if still mean.Do not do anything to them until then except be sure they have feed. It sounds like you may be new to beekeeping ,we dont usualy change queens...
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    Re: Texas/Deep South Winter Updates????

    I run bees south of San Antonio.It is very dry have problems for some of the stock ponds are dry . S
    ome trees have died.We did get a 2 1/2 inch rain about 6 weeks ago but only about a half...
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    Re: Terramycin or not

    There is oxytetracycline which is labled for bees it is Pennox 343 this is the best way to go .You can get it throuh vet supplys on webb.
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