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    Re: U.S. Pollen Maps

    Just moved down to the Texas gulf coast and my bees have been bringing in pollen for at least the last two weeks. Spent my lunch break out there a few times and saw many bees coming in with pollen...
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    Re: Thompsans water sealer

    I've done both. I let the Thompson's air out for at least one full week before using it. Came back and painted over it anyway.

    Used the boiled linseed oil as well. Looks great at first and I...
  3. When does the nectar flow start around the Houston area?

    When does the nectar flow start around the Houston, TX area? I'm curious as to when it starts and when it stops?

    Are there two honeyflows, one in the spring and one in the fall?

    Thanks for all...
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    Matagorda County, Texas

    Hi all, after Christmas, I will be moving to Matagorda County, Texas and was wondering if there were any beekeepers in the county or bee clubs that I could join or hook up with once I arrive?
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    Re: Disappointed

    The guy asked me if I could keep my bee hives in the bar ditch next to the highway. I was stunned and said "no, I wouldn't want anyone to have access to my hives", trying to take some lines from...
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    Re: Disappointed

    Its way, way out in rural West Texas, and there's not a soul for miles. The only house for miles around is his.

    He told me he was the original owner of the Tripp Harley Davidson place in...
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    Disappointed

    Just found the owner of more than 80 acres of wild maximillian sunflowers and I asked him if I could put my hives on his wild sunflowers till the first frost. He shut me down completely. Said he...
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    Re: Maximillian Sunflowers

    Try this Texas Parks and Wildlife link. Mentions butterflies but I have seen bees all over these flowers.


    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/maxsunflower/
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    Re: Fall Dry sugar Feeding

    I have dry suger on four hives right now and for my bees, they're taking it very slowly, much slower than had I mixed it 2:1. That may just be my bees though.
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    Maximillian Sunflowers

    Was driving through the countryside on Saturday and coming over the top of a hill, saw acres and acres of this unusual looking plant. Tall, 4-5 ft. single stems with large 3 inch yellow flowers...
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    Promising cutout

    I've been hired to do a cutout on a barn wall. The owner says the hive is literally pushing the boards out and off the wall.

    Can you say "bursting with honey". This gives the picture for the...
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    Bees in a mine shaft

    Got a call this afternoon from a guy who has some old abandoned mine shafts in New Mexico with killer bees. Can't get close to the hives and wanted to know what to do with them.

    So, I pose it to...
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    Re: Record honey haul from wild cutout.

    Isn't it great! I've noticed that all of the honey this year is of the same color over a span of several counties. All the same color even over the time of spring, summer and now early fall.
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    Record honey haul from wild cutout.

    I was asked by the new deputy county sheriff to help with some bees. Apparently the new house he's renting in the country has an old outbuilding with bees.

    I gathered up 6.75 gallons of honey off...
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    Re: Free bees

    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
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    Re: Bees Working Black Eyed Pea Stems

    I did a little research recently on cotton and learned that there are nectar producing nodes along the stem. I was surprised, I thought it all came from the flowers.

    Could your black eyed peas...
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    Re: Work for free?

    Don't forget about the driving, mileage, wear and tear on the truck, equipment, etc.

    Driving 100 miles round trip, it comes down to one dollar a mile and nothing else. Flat fee of $100.00 and he...
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    Re: To buy or not to buy

    Man, $100.00 per hive, all the capped honey still on the hives, equipment in good shape, bees are good to go, etc.

    What a deal.

    Sweet. :applause:
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    Re: Free bees

    I just had a phone conversation with an older man who wanted me to drive more than 50 miles one way, 100 miles round trip and do this cutout for free.

    He was shocked and said "I thought you'd just...
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    Re: Work for free?

    Thank you Standman. I really feel that $100.00 is probably underpriced for the job but it is what the market can be locally. Now, I do charge more if it is further out of town.

    Thank you for the...
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    Re: Dadant's Atago Deluxe refractometer

    What about the refractometers I see for sell on Ebay from Hong Kong?
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    Work for free?

    I have been doing cutouts as a way to increase the numbers of hives in my bee yard. I have plenty now as a hobby.

    Just had a man call me. He wanted me to travel about 50 miles, one way mind you,...
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    cutout under a double wide

    I have been called to do a job in a nearby town. It's a double wide mobile home with brick outer wall. Haven't seen it yet but supposed to meet at 1:00 to do the job. According to the owner bee...
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    Re: would you rob your bees without a veil?

    only if I had a death wish...:no:
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    Re: Sting near eye

    veils
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