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  1. Re: OTS queen rearing VS grafting. I've got to decide which way to go

    " , but there are no guarantees that the bees read the same article...

    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF "
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    03/17/14 Nacogdoches Texas Helped A fellow hive a swarm 15 ft from his warre (sp) hive about 12 feet up pulled nuc box under and shook left nuc on ladder for rest to land first one I have seen...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment?

    did the 22 mediums and 8 screened bottom board with 1 gal and had ECO left doing inside and out since seams easier to do that way
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    Re: need help/opinions ASAP

    just becouse you dont have drones doesnt mean that there are not drones around if it is mid summer there and not in a long dearth probaly some around

    David
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment?

    I dont fill staple or nail/screw holes I assemble then dip/paint on by putting ECO in a plastic tote from walmart about 30-40 gallon I guess make sure all sides ends ect are wetted did 22 medium...
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    Re: Cloake board capacity

    Same as any other method
    I usually put in one frame (medium ) with two rows of cells (2 x 20 = 40) and if hive is strong and well fed they will usually pull about 30 or more but that is probably...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment?

    Great Pics
    Glad to hear still holding up aft 6 yr

    Dave
  8. Re: 600 Hives Lost in Ontario--CCD/Neonics Suspected Cause

    Don't forget Herbicides I lost 5 nucs to 2,4-d when a farmer where I had placed some bees for pollination treated for pig weed he didn't think it would hurt the bees since 2,4-d is not and...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment?

    used it last year on screened bottom boards the Ross old tools kind that are real hard to paint
    so far so good the wood does turn very dark brown but holding up well
    this year dipped\painted 20...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    first Swarm 03/12/13 of 2013 4-5 pounder on limb of black walnut 8 feet up zip 75961 Nacogdoches TX took several brushing bees into nuc box to get queen

    David
  11. Thread: Maxant 3100 P

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    Re: Maxant 3100 P

    I have this extractor and it holds 9 medium frames but 6 radial and 3 tangent I just use 6 frames
    really like it it is small enough to move around and seams made well I have had it 2 seasons ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    one of our club members says that you can take a frame of open brood throw a rope over branch raise frame of open brood to swarm and they will slowly move on to frame than you can slowly lower
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    april 10 2012 zip 75961
    first swarm call of the year on a semi trailer
    then swarm call each following 2 day 2 call yesterday 04 11 12 called club member for last one

    David
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    Re: I have a cutout to bid. Really.

    Texas does require a permit to remove bees from property other than your own it costs $35.00
    From dept agg
    Google texas bee removal permit for form
    But there is little emforcement

    Dave
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    Re: I have a cutout to bid. Really.

    In my area East Texas Nacogdoches and surrounding area I charge $350.00 for removal up to 2 scaffold high no repair
    but as others have stated you dont always get the bees did 12 cut outs last year...
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    Re: 10 Frame Assembly Jig Needed .... Please Help

    if you don't want to make your own you have to pay
    that's why we made our own
    Dave
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    09/21/11 small grapefruit size swarm in small tree cut branch but this jarred them into flight shook what was left into 5 frame medium nuc (used)with some drawn comb put box on top of ladder bees...
  18. Thread: Robert Russell

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    Re: For Dr. Robert Russell

    my experience was while they might not be the best at customer service the queens I got are GREAT
    He really knows his bees

    Dave
  19. Re: moving my bees in the morning, if I got them out of the hive by 10Am is that OK?

    if its not to hot (less than 90 ) and you have a screened bottom board probably will be OK
    i moves some today screened bottom board and #8 wire in entrance regular telescopic cover

    Dave
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    Re: September too late for good mated queen?

    Are there drones in you area
    none in my area drought
    if you have drones near by then good chance
    Dave
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    Re: africanized bees?

    Mean doesn't necessarily have to be AFH I had a really aggressive hive open the top (after smoke) and they were all over you literately 100's sent sample to bee lab in collage station tx they...
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    Re: Making my own boxes

    I make my own boxes using rabbit joints on ends that way chop saw to length rip to width all boards then rabbit end boards one rabbit on top for frame rest and rabbits down sides only two changes of...
  23. Re: You know you're a Texas Beekeeper when........

    when you can buy queen cells in march for $3

    Dave
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    Re: nighttime cutouts ?

    Makes sense lots of bees

    Dave
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    Re: nighttime cutouts ?

    14 deeps ?
    Dave
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