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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    I just follow the money and read the results with a large grain of salt. I don't need roundup. ya'll have fun
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    Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    white wax is not as strong. I use wedge frames so they draw from the center and I've not had a problem with extraction or comb falling apart, and ahem, its hot in Texas. Bee inspector slightly...
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    Re: Sick "Black" Bees

    They may have picked it up by robbing a sick hive. That is how European Foul Brood is spread. If that is the case I'd strip them of honey and comb, then dose them in sugar water. Requeen if...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I only have 2 hives, I think that one might be in my budget
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    If I have to treat this year, OA sounds worth the effort.
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    Re: Some bees crawling in grass in front of hive

    I make fondant but when you add cream of tartar and pollen substitute to sugar it is probably changing the chemistry, bees do well on it during the February dearth
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    Re: Elderberry Mead Recipe Help

    I ate a couple raw when I was picking, went ahead and threw the bag in the freezer. (I rinsed when I cleaned from stems and I don't spray anything)
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    Re: Elderberry Mead Recipe Help

    Should I boil first or just freeze the ripe berries in ziplocs?
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    Re: Some bees crawling in grass in front of hive

    does boiling cause a change in the sugar syrup that might cause an issue for the bees?
  10. Re: Cells full of "snot" - does that mean there are larvae?

    Takes about 3 generations for my gentle queen's daughters to get hot around here, so I know there are some africans somewhere, but generally a good queen, and her offspring, are good for 1.5 to 2...
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    Is the snot white and does it smell bad?
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    Re: Elderberry Mead Recipe Help

    I need an elderberry mead recipe that suits my alcohol consumption and elderberry stock (I have about 1 quart of fresh ripe elderberries). Got 30 lbs of honey total, so it is NOT all going into mead...
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    I am very fond of the Varroa Sensitive Hygenic Queens I got from a man in East Texas. Unfortunately he had horrible luck with queens this year, lost 59 breeding nucs out of 60 to fire ants, so I only...
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    Those wealthy folks are in HOA's that may prohibit hives, at any rate none have asked me for a hive in their garden.
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    Thank you all for your input. And thank you Lazy for explaining our weather. It is not just the sugar bill. The drought reduces shb, this is true, but increases European Foulbrood (bored nurse bee...
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    well thank you for your advice. you would have put them in your spare bedroom maybe? Neighbor's garage? Kinda have limited options. I did not dump them in my hive and am about to pull the frames so...
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    I should have just broken out the Raid Ace.
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    The cutout calls are up in dense wealthy neighborhoods that water their flowerbeds and have lush st augustine lawns but the 2 I took out Friday were glorified swarms, with almost no stores of any...
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    Re: Sting to Shock

    I am interested in the pepcid. I keep liquid benadryl and bleach in the truck (bleach neutralizes venom if applied IMMEDIATELY) liquid benadryl can pour thru my veil.

    I do agree with Ed and...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    order your new queen, when she arrives, squish old queen on front of new queen's cage, then put in hive. The hive I did this with is my one smashing success for the year. No conflict on new queen...
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    Whatever Ace. I am not a woodworker. I have other skills that are more lucrative. Dadant stuff is fine. My concern is keeping beekeeping from breaking my budget, and making it at least marginally...
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    Mine lost money for 3 months. That is when I set the rule, and I have followed it for 15 years. My exhusband lost enough money for 10 businesses and he only had one.

    No one told me I had to sell...
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    Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    Used BeeQuick tonight to get the bees out of a soffit on a house. smells like almond extract. I like that smell but it's a taste thing. Bees scooted right on out
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    Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    ok. I keep bees and ponds. In Texas where bees need a LOT of water.

    Bees like your pool saltwater and they do not like to drown. So a nice wide bowl with some gravel or pebbles or even aquarium...
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    Re: Looking at a 35' high removal.

    so did you decide to do it?
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