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    Re: stop swarming bees

    MY mentor who has now passed on told me of bees swarming out of his hives in his backyard. He said he would pick up a water hose and start spraying water over the top of them, they then would land...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    Intheswamp, thank you for bringing the 1/4-inch size hardware cloth to my attention, and about the oil. The 1/4-inch cloth is what I use on my open bottom boards, I use year round. Sure helped on...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    Ed, instead of buying mineral oil, why not call the mgr., of McDonald's, or who ever, to see if you could drop by and get some of there used cooking oil, or your wife's, or neighbor next door. We...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    Ed, what an easy way to deal with the mites, and the shb this spring & summer. This coming winter, back to completely open screened bottom boards for moisture, problems. I have sbb on my hives year...
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    Re: SHB in cracks of queen excluder

    I use permacomb foundation, it is too much of a chore to get the brood out of each cell to be able to spin the honey in the extractor. I like to take the supers off as soon as they are capped, and...
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    Boric Acid?

    I was watching the Fat Man Beekeeper put Crisco into plastic cardboard making SHB traps. He put the shortening on one end with his fingers, and then used a teaspoon to pour the acid down the holes....
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    SHB in cracks of queen excluder

    I was reading about a beekeeper reasoning for going to plastic queen excluder, because of the cracks created beween the metal rods. His concern was that the cracks between the rods provide a place...
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    Re: On You Tube?

    [QUOTE=dixiebooks;905908]I would say just keep an eye on them. As soon as the queen is in the boxes, put a QE between the top box and the limb then wait until there is no possibility of brood...
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    On You Tube?

    On You Tube I followed a beekeepers lead; I mounted an 8-inch diameter, 4-foot high, dead tree limb full of bees on top of my hive body, with 4-inch square hole cut in center of the hive cover top. ...
  10. You really can't ever get out of this business, once started!

    I sold 500 frames of Permacomb foundation a few years ago because I wanted out of the honeybee business. To hot in Texas, too dry in summers, mosquitoes, ticks, to many good reasons to get out after...
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    Re: Fall Honey Flow Central Texas

    Being a dove hunter, and the season opener starts on Sept 1., It always seems to rain a couple of days before or on Sept 1. If that holds true again this year, when will the fall flo start, maybe a...
  12. Re: Age denial or thinking of 8 frame vs. 10 frame.

    I will be 64 this month, and already have had my beekeepers back surgery last October in my lower back, 4-screws, and two plates. It was a 100% success, no more pain, except still have plenty of...
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    Re: Bee in water meter box?

    Thanks Joseph, I needed this information to let folks know of another method to get rid of the bees without killing them. Ronnie
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    Bee in water meter box?

    I am getting calls for capturing bees out of water meters that are underground. I never had much luck getting those bees to stay in my hives, once captured, so i quit trying. Is there a product a...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Palestine, Texas 75801
    Elm Trees started budding Jan. 20, 2012
    Bees have been flying almost everyday
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    Re: Inserting new queen in trapout hive?

    We have them also, I had to wait a couple of weeks to get the new queen introduced, and to start laying before I could put the eggs into the trap out. I have also stopped using telescoping hive...
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    Re: Inserting new queen in trapout hive?

    The new queen I purchased is a Carolina/Italian hybrid from a local commercial beekeeper. My only concern was that he treats his hives for mites. I will be replacing her this fall with a new queen...
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    Re: Inserting new queen in trapout hive?

    I checked on the trap out hive yesterday after I put in the frame that had fresh eggs, with some capped brood. They had 3-4 queen cell capped, the rest of the frame was still capped, and the whole...
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    Re: Syrup pump

    I use a new residential 40 gallon water heater, stood upright in the back of my 4-wheel mule, the w.h. unit had to be replaced do to bad heating element. I use this with a short water hose connected...
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    Inserting new queen in trapout hive?

    I have only one hive, and it is queenless. I am doing a trap out of a tree, but have no brood to offer to make them stay. I am going to pick up a new queen this afternoon, for the queenless hive. ...
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    Re: Trap out question?

    That's probably the best idea, unfortunatley I'm going next Thursday to Dallas, TX to have a MRI on my lower back, with contrast. I'm thinking I'll have to have the slipped disk fused. So for as...
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    Re: Dipped boxes Q & A

    I keep no more than 4-5 hives going, maybe i can find someone at a beekeeping club who hot dips?
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    Re: Trap out question?

    I plan on removing the screen after about 6-weeks, first week in May.
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    Re: Trap out question?

    My last remaining hive has gone queenless, I hope to get one this week. The trapped out bees are staying in my hive body, I gave them some diluted coke syrup 1/1 ratio since I didn't have any...
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    Trap out question?

    I'm trapping out a hive from a dead tree with a opening 8-inches wide, and 20 inches high. I took a 30 inch wide, by 4-foot high piece of alum. screen wire, and cut a 2-inch hole in the center of...
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