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    Extracting Honey at 80 Degrees

    I want to extract my first honey this weekend and temps are to be around 80 degrees. I have a Maxant 10/20 extractor. My question is will it be to cool or will this extractor have what it takes to...
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    Re: Texas Beekeeper

    Welcome from Terrell, Tx.
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    Re: Light and dark honey

    How do you tell the honey is light or dark before you extract? Just check a few cells on each frame? Will all the honey from one super be the same color, dark or light?
  4. Thread: Bigfoot!

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    Re: Bigfoot!

    KlUV Radio in Dallas played the 911 call this morning. It was hilarious...:banana:
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    Re: Brood Comb Colapse Inside My Top Bar Hive!

    Sorry I think its 2 1/2 x 5 wire. Not at home to measure but you get the idea.
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    Re: Brood Comb Colapse Inside My Top Bar Hive!

    If it happens again you may want to try this. When I do a cut out I take 4"x5" welded wire, cut it to length and width so I can fold it over a frame and it makes a basket. Insert the comb and zip tie...
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    Re: Queens at the hotel

    Welcome to Terrell. I live there also.
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    Re: Reasonable Shipping Costs?

    Brushy Mountain charged me $96 for 113 lbs of freight. Almost $1 a lb. I was not happy.
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    Re: Moving From Nuc to Hive Body

    Thank you Devdog and everone else for your help. This is a great web site for new beekeepers.
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    Re: Moving From Nuc to Hive Body

    Devdog, I assume this board you insert has to go all the way to the bottom board and to the very top touching the top when installed? Do you also cut notches to cover the space between the top and...
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    Moving From Nuc to Hive Body

    I am ready to move bees from a nuc into a 10 frame hive body. Should I place frames out of the nuc into the HB the same way I take them out? And the new foundation frames, to the outside or do I mix...
  12. Re: How can you tell if a hive is about to swarm or too hot?

    Thank you Honeyman!!!
  13. Re: How can you tell if a hive is about to swarm or too hot?

    I see the term 'Swarm Cells". Is that a queen cell or what and where are the swarm cells uselly located? Newbe here...lol
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    Broken Honey Comb Pieces

    I have about 3 frames of broken up honey comb. What is the easiest or best way to extract honey from these pieces of comb. Your expert help will be appericated.:)
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    Re: Help, Bees Hanging on Screen Bottom Board

    Thanks to everyone for your ideas. I combined a few and hope it works. I took the hive bodies off the ssb and set them on another ssb because that is all I have. I added a medium, shook in the bees...
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    Re: Help, Bees Hanging on Screen Bottom Board

    Yes it was a BIG cutout. 10 lbs of bees. They are in 2 supers full of honey, eggs and brood.
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    Re: Help, Bees Hanging on Screen Bottom Board

    Yes it was a BIG cutout. 10 lbs of bees. They are in 2 supers full of honey, eggs and brood.
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    Re: Help, Bees Hanging on Screen Bottom Board

    Okay its been several days now and about 2 lbs of bees still hanging on the SBB. I was unable to find queen inside but there is two supers full of bees. Lots of bees.:applause: The temperature...
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    Help, Bees Hanging on Screen Bottom Board

    New bk here and need advice. I did a cutout last weekend and now a bunch of the bees are hanging onto the sbb. What do I need to do? Vac them up and put back in hive or maybe put into another hive...
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    Re: What to do after Removing Bees

    Should I close up the hive for a day or two when I get it home or reduce the entrance?
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    What to do after Removing Bees

    I will be removing 2 colonies of bees from a barn soon. I need your ideas on what to do with the bees and cone removed from barn. I here you should put both together in a super and have heard best...
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    Re: Mowing Yard With A Beehive Present

    To keep from weedeating in close to the hives can you use Roundup (weed killer)? Will the weedkiller hurt the bees?
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    Re: Bait Hives for Honey bees

    How close do you set the traps to your existing hives? Will the traps pull your existing bees from there current hives?
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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    How close to the hives do you place the fruit juice and what do you put the juice in?
  25. Thread: Winter wrap

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    Re: Winter wrap

    Neebe here. Does it get cold enought to wrap hives in Texas?
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