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    Re: Cut-out in 77027 Central Houston, TX

    There are a number of bee removal people in Houston....whether they remove and hive them or exterminate I'm not sure
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    Re: Cut-out in 77027 Central Houston, TX

    River Oaks area of Houston....if they are indeed honeybees...removal will be very expensive
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    Swarm with Clipped Wing Queen

    Anyone have any experience with swarming with hives that have queens with clipped wings ? I purchased two packages last spring from BeeWeaver that had queens with "clipped" wings. Although I have...
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    Re: What for under my hive?

    I placed black plastic woven sheet material and then about 4 inches of crushed granite on top....works really well....no weed growth and small hive beetles have no chance
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    Re: They Giveth and Taketh Away

    Thanks Beemartin....you are most likely correct....I'm gonna wait a few more weeks as the new brood emerges and the population expands and starts building out the lower box...then I will go ahead and...
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    Re: They Giveth and Taketh Away

    Thanks for the tip Ten...great moniker for a beekeeper ! I think I will try swapping the boxes....any possibility of a "tower of babel" occurring if I do this ?
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    They Giveth and Taketh Away

    Interesting.....I performed my initial inspection (post install on May 11th) of my two hives on May 16th and both had roughly 50 to 60% of the top box drawn and approx. 25% of the bottom boxes as...
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    Re: When to Add 3rd Box

    Thanks so much Bernard for the helpful advice
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    Re: When to Add 3rd Box

    Thanks Bernhard...much appreciated....I will keep feeding them a little longer, but there is quite a lot of natural food for them right now. When adding the 3rd box to the bottom, would there be a...
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    When to Add 3rd Box

    New Warre keeper here....I installed 1-1/2 packages in each of my two-box hives this past Saturday (May 11th) and did my first inspections yesterday...I was very surprised to see that at 5 days, both...
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    Re: Howdy from Texas

    I'm about 5 minutes WSW of Columbus....would enjoy getting together. I decided to use Warre hives...something a little different than most, but wanted a minimalist approach to beekeeping...we will...
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    Re: Howdy from Texas

    Sounds as though your hives are off to a good start ! I'm hoping for a rain-free window late afternoon on Saturday to do the install. Not gonna complain too much with the draught Texas has...
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    Re: No more white hives for me

    They play a little SEC football in Texas now too !
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    Howdy from Texas

    This is a great website, especially for novice beekeepers. I've been lurking for 4 or 5 months now trying to learn as much as possible before my package installs this coming Saturday (70% chance of...
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