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    Re: Africanized bees

    Im starting to think this is all a bunch of hype myself. I live in Texas and were supposta have africanized bees EVERYWHERE, we just don't. I do alot of removals and a couple of bees were much more...
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    Re: Texas bee laws

    I guess im just a outlaw, kinda like Jesse James of the bee removals world.
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    Re: 1st Bait Swarm of the Season

    Hello odfrank where did you get those round metal doors you have on your hives? Those look pretty handy.
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    Re: 1st Bait Swarm of the Season

    GREAT JOB! I just put one out yesterday in a tree about 7' up in a cedar tree. The one i did i filled with fresh new Rite cell foundations, and 2 of the frames have fresh wax starter strips. I also...
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    Re: Heat stroke

    I also work in the oilfield, luckily our FR clothes are not the NOMEX, but jeans and shirt that are FR rated, and yes all that gets hot. As far as pads, did get a chilly pad wich is a sponge type...
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    Re: Heat stroke

    One thing that helps big time is bring you some 1/2 pickle juice and 1/2 tomato juice mixed up in a old water bottle, after 2 or 3 waters drink that, is will replace the salts and give you energy. Of...
  7. Re: Use of galvanized metal for solar wax melter

    I have just recently thought about slanting a piece of new galvanized tin (i had left over from a chicken coop build) into a bucket with some water in it. Really simple. It gave me the idea when i...
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    Re: Am I Charging Enough?

    I charge 6$ for half pints, and 12$ for pints. This is all squeezed honey from cutouts, some is fairly dark too but with a good taste. I sell EVERY drop of it too. Dont shortchange yourself. The hand...
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    Re: Sturdy Plastic Queen Catcher Clip?

    Its sad, but its gotten to where everything pretty much is Chinese, lead infused garbage. I go out of my way ro buy American, if we would build it here it would cost 3x's more AND last about 15...
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    Re: Sturdy Plastic Queen Catcher Clip?

    They are JUNK. Love the design though. They are JUNK though. Ive broken 2 out of the 3 i bought from Mannlake, they might need to find a better supplier huh?, one broke upon inspection from pulling...
  11. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    Just my 2 cents, when you added the new queen, you say "multiple inspections" , thats kind of a tender time for them. Im thinking messing with them that early into a requeening, MIGHT have made her...
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    Re: Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Well im going to chime in my 2 cents worth,
    First, i have never tested any bees, but have ran into some exceptionally violent hive that i do believe were africanized. They are NOT lazy like i hear...
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    Re: AFB and extractors

    Just clean it out with a high proof moonshine, it will be good to go then:thumbsup:
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    Re: Best veil for cutout?

    Thanks Cleo for the advice, im kind of a big guy and haven't ever bought a suit, i have some Dickies 1 piece zip up coveralls that work great (only got stung once in several outings)
    And my hat and...
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    Best veil for cutout?

    Hello, after going on several cutouts, i have found i need a better or different veil, i have a really nice pith helmet and the top of the line wire screen that goes over it, the problem is that when...
  16. Re: Inner cover placement with a top feeder?

    I have just had a experience with this same thing your facing. I did not use a inner cover with the Mann Lake top feeder, and my new cover starting molding (starting) i took the feeder off for right...
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    Heck I figured I was robbing them at that price. I also don't do repairs either. And I let them know up front. And NOONE has any complaints. They just want them gone. I also wouldn't tackle anything...
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    Thanks for all the info. I did to go easy on the smoke. The were tearing me up pretty good (about 3 stings at a time on my hands) after about 20 stings I used my beevac with VERY low suction, works...
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    I'm just gonna be stuck with a bunch of bees with no where to put them. If I can remove the queen, I can add them. I also have some buddies in this little bee club I'm in that could use them maybe...
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    For some reason, bee supplies are very costly. The hives alone are costly (even though I built them all myself) but then wax foundations and frames on top of that? It's very expensive. From here on...
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    Re: Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    Thanks MrBeeman, my main reason is, I have commercial queens and bees coming in from beeweaver, and I built 3 10 frame langs, and 1 top bar hive. 1 was just filled with the cutout I just did, my...
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    Tips for queen locating on cutouts

    Hello guys, I know how to spot a queen in a langstroth hive. But when your doing a cutout (including using a beevac) what is best way to locate her? I read some threads, and I tried leaving the 2...
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    Re: Brown wax

    I just melted wax for the first time. I just did a cut out and there was dark brown comb (almost black) and it came out dark and fairly brittle (and i didnt overcook either) the pretty yellow wax...
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    Re: Has weather.com gone nuts?

    Maybe the sequester is finally affecting someone. Lol
  25. Re: I'm a newbie in central east Texas

    Welcome, i live in corsicana myself. I built my hives, but this will be my first hives in about 10 years (fixing to get them next month) where did you buy your bees? Beeweaver?
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