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    Re: Tried to make splits

    Thanks. Why was there no sign of brood or larva in this hive after a full four weeks? Should I leave everything alone for another little while?
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    Tried to make splits

    Four weeks ago I tried to make two splits from two strong hives. Opened them up yesterday, couldn't find A queen,or any brood. Did see a few capped drone cells, not many. Saw some open cells with a...
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    Re: bees dead/gone. question...

    I had a similar situation here in Texas. Started finding deasd bees on the ground in October. Didn't keep close check until deer season was over. I had one deep and one medium. Deep had very little...
  4. Thread: Crowded

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    Crowded

    Went into my hive today, and both brood boxes are completly full of bees. Never saw so many bees in one hive. Bees are going in and out bringing lots of pollen in. Don't know why they wouldn't swarm....
  5. Thread: Lost my hive

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    Lost my hive

    We had a very cold spell here on the Texas gulf coast this week. I checked one of my hives, which was already week. Tapped on the side , and heard nothing. Opened up the top box, and found plenty of...
  6. Re: Crawling, Wandering Bees... recognizable disorder?

    Hi, I'm a first year bee keeper. I was told I should have no problems with my new hives. I have almost the same symptoms you have mentioned. Found many bees on the ground in front of the hive...
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    Re: killer bees or normal behavior

    My first year at bee keeping. When I got my hives they were very docile, with no honey, and very little brood. Was working them with short sleeves, and just a veil. After the nectar started comming...
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    How to split a hive?

    Was wondering if I could get detailed info on making a split. When, ect. Thanks in advance.
  9. Thread: New Frames

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    Re: New Frames

    They are plastic, wax coated. Will try to recoat with new wax. Thanks.
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    Re: New Frames

    Thanks. I'll try that. Someone told me to try spraying surar water on them, but had no luck.
  11. Thread: dead bees

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    Re: dead bees

    Should you feed if the bees have eight frames of capped honey? I live on the Texas gulf coast, with fairly mild winters.
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    Re: Mite treatment question

    I have the same problem here in Texas. Just treated with Apilife VAR. This is my first year also. Hope I have done the right thing.
  13. Thread: New Frames

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    New Frames

    I have bought some new equipment from someone who got out of beekeeping about two years ago, and just now selling his equipment. The med. body's have the wood frames with foundation coated with bees...
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    Re: New to beekeeping.

    Thanks. I heard they disbanded. Nearest one from here is Lufkin.
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    Re: New to beekeeping.

    Thanks, I'll need it. We had a person try to start a bee club, but had very few takers. Will try my county agent.
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    New to beekeeping.

    Not sure about these new words, thread, post, ect. First year bee keeper. Not doing things just right. Had to buy two new Queens during the summer. One took, the other didn't. Had some kids tie a...
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