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  1. Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    A lot reasons bees die in the winter.

    Did they have feed?

    What was your winter like?

    One question I had was TEXAS BEES IN MAINE?

    Anyway just a couple a thoughts!
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    Re: Howdy from Oklahoma

    Hi Tub cute name

    There's good money in raising spiders but its almost as hard as bee keeping

    Glad you found it!!

    Steve
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    Re: Beware of the Birds!

    Did you see the bird?
    Not convinced it was a bird!
    I was in the rodent business for several years!

    Looks like the work of a big fat rat!
    What did the splinters look like in front?
    Can't...
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    Re: Split like crazy

    I've had three deeps and brood even in a medium super above. Swore there had to be two queens but never could find her. My kinda girl!

    I think there's a lady on here went from 55 hives to 150 in...
  5. Re: Tim's way of handling overwintered nucs?

    yes
  6. Tim's way of handling overwintered nucs?

    As much as I've read I don't think I've seen where or if he overwintered nucs or not but his methods caused some questions in my LBB (little bitty brain). Ok so we have in our normal operation big...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    I bought a new jacket and hood the other day. Well, the first time out I didn't get it zipped properly and a bee got in my hood. I usually just crush them once they've gained access...ooooppps to...
  8. Treatment free hives plan of action?

    My neighbor has 2 hives treatment free for three years. Survivors! He is either going to sell them to me or let me have day olds in the spring. In my mind these are two very valuable hives and would...
  9. Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Jesus said,"SOME MIRACLES REQUIRE FASTING AND A LOT OF PRAYER".

    Look at it this way if you're not eating the kitchen will be clean when she gets home and if you're on your knees you can ask her to...
  10. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    I promise you if there is Africanized bees in the panhandle of Oklahoma they won't have time to be aggressive!!!!! THEY'LL BE LOOKING FOR COATS!!! WINDY AND COLD THERE!

    My county is one of the...
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    Shamrock mini nucs, will it work?

    A fellow beek in state overwinters mini nucs with some success. I thought I might try and bought some shamrock mini nucs seeing some other benefits with them down the road. After losing a lot of...
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    Re: Pol-Line

    I'm going to try overwintering in both this winter the minis in the shamrock mating box and the others in regular. Velbert obviously has had some success with this. He's a much better beekeeper and...
  13. Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    It appeared you had just moved these bees? I've never had a box of bees ride around in a vehicle for a while and be happy about it.

    I broke my toe one time by kicking a rooster in the breast...
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    Re: High Queen Failure this Spring

    I bought queens from California and have had only one nuc abscond. The highest acceptance rate I've ever had. I feel lucky with this weather and just some nice queens.
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    VHS questions

    I'm sure this has been discussed but I couldn't find it in search!

    I have a hive that has gone a year with no chemicals...the only possible treatment would have been pulling the queen and...
  16. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    Down the road neighbor planted couple hundred acres of canola. Are there issues with this crop also?

    Should I be concerned?
  17. Re: Does hi-density styrofoam hold up well to the sun and other elements? Should I pa

    I've had hive covers for 5 years now and have not broken down with this Oklahoma heat. Biggest mistake is setting a hot smoker on them and of course you have to set something on them to keep from...
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    Balling

    Yesterday was a weird day int the yard. First a swarm I actually think its to early for a swarm so I was interested in what might be some of the reasons for absconding? Next I had a hive balling a...
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    sugar blocks 2012

    There's a guy with a web page selling blocks of sugar candy. Does anybody remember his name or web page. Thanks
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    Re: Queen Question

    The gentleman from Vermont talks about picking up the old queen and immediately replacing her with a new queen. He claims the secret is an egg laying queen.... they can tell the difference.
  21. Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    I've done some stupid things over the years. You know "stupid is as stupid does". The most recent was to throw the net off of a hundred boxes of bees that had just traveled 800 miles with no hood...
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    Re: Foundationless woes

    I have most of my hives slowly converting to foundationless some where close to a hundred give or take a couple dozen on any day. lol. I wanting to convert also to mediums but I had about 140 deeps...
  23. Re: what do you do with honey frames after extraction?

    Got my BT from Amazon .com works great on tomatoes also I'm wondering if you can apply it underneath your hives to control beetles?
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    Re: how often to get rid of comb

    I think there is a guy on here from Ohio says they have used the same cone for over a hundred years? That's a long time!
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    Re: need to get rid of bees....

    We're in the vending business... bees will come to anything sweet. I've seen them outside schools in trash cans by the hundreds. I've even dusted them to follow them. I've seen them outside snow cone...
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