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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    I bet within the next few years you will see the need for a veil and long sleeves and maybe even a bee suit, gloves also when manipulating supers or brood bodies, smoker for sure, and a hive tool...
  2. Thread: Buying a hive?

    by mgstei1
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    Re: Buying a hive?

    don't pay any more than the full retail and shipping price of the woodenware or hive. The colony is worth something also but if you can get it for the hive and not the colony than go for it.
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    Re: Very cool slow motion video of bees

    What a pleasant video to make my day!!! Gotta love the girls!!! They are amazing!!
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    Re: Fire Ant Problems

    Stick mound with a stick down as deep as a good poke can go and immediately pour in a 1/2cup of 87octane gasoline and then cover the mound with a rag or plastic garbage bag. Vapors will mostly go...
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    Re: Making hand holds on bee boxes

    Thank You Mr Hogan!!!
    I use the jig now on my builds and I am still amazed on how it works so perfectly and safe.
    Appreciate you sharing!!
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    Once you open a hive the SHBTerroists will hide and try to stay in the dark. But they are there hiding and breedin!!
    Try and get them in full sun for the whole day. All mine have trays and I use...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    howdy!!
    The SHB Terroists love rotten melon scent and they will hone in on it. If there are hives nearby than they take the direct route to the entrance. I was feeding my hens watermelon and lope...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    I've got mine pinched to 1.5 ", full sun, no excess full honey frames,( only 1 medium frame super on top), migration cover,and a mineral oil tray screened bottom board. That's a necessity to keep em...
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    Re: Getting over the hump

    Next spring do frame manipulation. Weekly if possible or more.If there are any frames that have all or mostly honey move them up and give a F or a FL frame. Make those queens lay eggs and keep moving...
  10. Thread: Need a Queen

    by mgstei1
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    Re: Need a Queen

    Just sent you a PM with his #.
  11. Thread: Need a Queen

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    Re: Need a Queen

    I'm picking up a couple up tomorrow from Costa Kouzounis in Pasadena for some late splits.
    PM me and I'll send you his #. If he doesn't have extra I'll do fine with just 1 and you can have the...
  12. Re: European Bee health reportedly better than claimed

    They mentioned COLOSS and their findings but also mentioned THEIR(Bayer) findings. I'm reading again after 3 times and still encounter smoke and mirrors. I'm gonna let my 12 year old grandson read it...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle traps outside the hive

    That's great on your 1st hives. Sounds like your strategy is doing well for both. Right now on my hives which have screened bottoms/oil tray in sunlight all day, and a salt bed applied in 20ft radius...
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    Re: Do robbing screens work?

    Gonna try these on mine but for SHB. May even choke the top way back as it still will allow ventilation across the bottom board.
    Great design and so simple.
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    Re: My first experience with Russian bees

    I call my Russians,"Putins". And Im putin up with lots of propolis! And its that sticky kinda thin stuff that stains whatever it gets close to.
    But the ladies do well and I've actually had beetles...
  16. Thread: Popcorn Tree?

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    Re: Popcorn Tree?

    right now the seed pods are still green and they will dry up and open a little later in year and when the pod covering is dry the seeds are milk white and they look like popcorn kernels. Some people...
  17. Thread: Popcorn Tree?

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    Re: Popcorn Tree?

    They grow like a weed and are considered invasive. But their fall foliage is like the trees in the east and they really remind me of the Aspens leaves. If it was just a little bit hilly here they...
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    Re: Is there enough time to raise queens here?

    I did some splits back on July 11 here on SE Texas and I checked the brood comb Sat and saw no eggs or no queens. At noon today in both nucs I saw eggs. I immediately did not worry about seeing or...
  19. Thread: Got er DONE...

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    Re: Got er DONE...

    Great job and great 1st bottle!! I liked your presentation photo!! Bet it tastes wonderful!
  20. Re: Transitioning June nucs from deep to mediums, foundationless

    Wow! Nice pattern from your queen that's for sure! I would just make do with what you have so far because from what I see the bees are doing wonderful! Just plan on the med/FL hives next spring and...
  21. Re: What are you selling your honey for in quart and pint glass jars in VA?

    This is a great guide for retail and wholesale

    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-industry-statistics/unit-honey-prices-by-month-retail/
  22. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    Be sure and measure and gauge total diameter of basket at top,25% down,50% down,75% down and then finally the bottom. Make marks so you measure in all the same places as you rotate the basket. That...
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    Re: Noisy extractor motor

    If the device was quieter before the move than something has changed dealing with the move. I suspect level and plumb of the machine or something has shifted. Loose bolting or mountings ?
    Good luck...
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    Re: New member in Eugene Oregon

    Welcome!! Great site here with lots of knowledge and opinions! If the bees have filled and capped any complete frames by all means take the honey. Hopefully you will still have flows coming in the...
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    Re: Help with honey production

    Check and be sure the brood chamber boxes do not have several full frames of honey in them. Don't know your flows but by now they should be capping and maybe still foraging bringing nectar in. If you...
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