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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Treatment free since 2009 with small cell. Works for me.

    Kindest Regards
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    Re: Ukraine and thoughts of honey

    Mid 80's Mark Hamilton [deceased] and I placed 30 colonies on 30 acres of Hubam clover outside of Kaufman Texas, middle of May. We made a super of honey on mediums with new plastic frames every 5...
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    Re: Resistant Bee Keeping: the Agnostic View.

    Yes, but we had to change the name to make 'pesticides' acceptable, to 'miticides'.
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    Ukraine and thoughts of honey

    Please enjoy this article about Hubam Clover.

    http://pcela.rs/hubam.htm
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    Re: Texas beekeepers hives messed with.

    This brings back some nice memories. I kept bees and sold honey from late 70's through mid 80's until the prices collapsed. When my 2nd oldest daughter [Haylie] was 5 and my oldest son [Daniel] was 3...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-industry-statistics/
    Average Retail prices http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-industry-statistics/unit-honey-prices-by-month-retail/
    Wholesale...
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    Re: Why not to use a screened bottom board

    1. With bottom entrances, you lose a good bit of pollen on the screens which seem to act as a pollen trap. I now have top entrances for most of my colonies and this not a problem anymore.

    2. I...
  8. Re: Sustaining Treatment Free - How Many Colonies Do You Need?

    Maybe these videos will be of some use for you [Daniel Weaver's story, 2 parts].
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQhwc3Rt-g0

    Part 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cbCZOCyD-c


    Kindest...
  9. Re: Sustaining Treatment Free - How Many Colonies Do You Need?

    When temperatures here in Texas approach 100F, the queens seem to quit laying, a natural brood break which usually last from mid July thru mid August [or until we get that first good cold front to...
  10. Re: Sustaining Treatment Free - How Many Colonies Do You Need?

    I am completely treatment free other than I do use screened bottom boards. I got back into beekeeping in March of 2009, purchasing 2 colonies, 1 of which I believe was Africanized [ahb]. I split and...
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    Re: Regression Questions

    Yes




    Yes, but until your brood boxes are fully regressed I would use a queen excluder to prevent the queen from moving up into the medium boxes.



    Start ASAP. Drop the 4.9 into the...
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    Re: Large pesticide bee-kill in minnesota

    Point well taken

    :shhhh: don't tell anyone, but it's a politically corrupty system, from top to bottom. Rich get richer, and the less rich simply don't matter, they are just victims.

    Let me...
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    Re: Large pesticide bee-kill in minnesota

    Once again you don't understand the issue. It's not putting the gas in the fuel tank, its stopping your pinto where someone might ram you from the back. You see it wasn't the pinto's problem, it was...
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    Re: Big Brother - In this case the IRS

    Well, I suppose that sounds smart, but actually doesn't answer the question. Per chance you might visit Meriam Webster for the definition.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/return
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    Re: Do Bees Ever Move Eggs to Queen Cells

    I agree with Walt on this one or at least that has been my experience.

    Danny Unger
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    Re: Big Brother - In this case the IRS

    What is a return?
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    Re: My successes and failures: Any suggestions?

    I finally found the thread where I had purchased this queen from Tecumseh [Gene Ash]. I was trying to figure out how long I had her. End of October of 2009 and she was one of my best queens. She was...
  18. Thread: Drumming for Bees

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    Re: Drumming for Bees

    If this what you are referring to I have done it.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?265556-Breaking-a-swarm-in-mid-flight&highlight=swarm
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    Re: Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    well maybe 707 posts. I mean those posts were only 300 posts ago. I guess Chris's posts caught my attention beings Chris answered the question of this thread: "Re: Treatment Free Commercial...
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    Re: Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    :scratch:Wasn't this question answered earlier by a commercial beekeeper?
    Post #281


    Post #283



    Post #319
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    Re: Foundationless frames in East/Central Texas?

    If you do decide to support the mono filament might be easier to cut, if you decide to go that route. Or you might just try them without the support.

    Michael Bush in a post brought to our...
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    Re: Foundationless frames in East/Central Texas?

    During the late 70's through the mid 80's I ran all deeps, brood boxes and supers. Fairly standard practice back then. I used "Duragilt". This is a plastic base with cell imprinted wax. My bees back...
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    Re: Foundationless frames in East/Central Texas?

    The combs will collapse even on plastic frames or foundation. I pm'd you so call me sometime or I can call you if you send your phone number. If you do wire or use mono filament [fishing line] I...
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    Re: Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    That critical mass that you refer to might also be characterized as following the herd instinct, and not all of us want to be involved in that.



    And if you keep contracting that definition only...
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    Re: Spring nucing in east Texas

    Where abouts in East Texas Jim?
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