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    Re: which bee magazine is the best?

    I do both:D
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    In need of queens!!!

    Don't know if this is the correct forum but I am in need of at least 4 queens. Is there anyone that can ship mated queens within the next 10 days.
    Thanks for any help.
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    Re: Southeast Texas Pollen in January

    I have some west of Nacogdoches and south of Fairfield both had tons of pollen coming in.
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    Extractor question

    What is the best way to clean a extractor when finished.
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    Re: Robbing the Deep Box

    Well, I didn't pull any honey from the deeps after all. Upon closer inspection there was brood in the very bottom and not all honey capped. They are doing very well except for one that i did have to...
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    Re: Robbing the Deep Box

    I fed one last time when i put the top deep on but they had not built on the plasticell. I dont figure they could have built and put any away. I use a frame feeder.
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    Robbing the Deep Box

    I bought some nucs this year and they have been doing very well, but one thing. They have the top deep box slammed full of honey. About 98% of it is honey. My question is can I rob them of 3 or 4...
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    Re: Sideline uncapper.

    Thanks for the info looking foward for a review. I have looked around and still have not found one.
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    Need queens!

    Does anyone know a place in east texas that has queens. Needing 4.
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    Sideline uncapper.

    Does anyone have any experience with them i am thinking about getting one. I would like some reviews please thanks.
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    Re: Hive in trouble.

    It is now all drone brood. I will be checking tonight and will give update.
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    Hive in trouble.

    Last year I caught a swarm and put in single deep. I gave it eggs several times due to killed queen in process of getting swarm. They would not produce queen. Caught another swarm this year had good...
  13. Thread: Investment

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    Re: Investment

    Thanks for all the input. I am not going to go forward with his investment. I did not need it and didn't ask for it, and again thanks.
  14. Thread: Investment

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    Re: Investment

    I am very reluctant to do this with him. I am adding 10 hives myself without him (currently have three). We have been beating around the bush about it for a while. I was thinking about 80% on my end...
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    Investment

    I have a friend that wants to invest as thousand dollars in some hives that I would fully manage. What would a good percentage that would be fair. The hive will be on clover about a away wiith mine.
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    Re: Question about combining hives.

    I guess I miss stated I have a laying worker thanks for the info.
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    Question about combining hives.

    I have a hive that I caught in a swarm. I evidently didn't get queen and have a drone producing queen. How do I combine a good hive. Would there be a problem using newspaper method and would there be...
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    Re: Screened bottom

    Thanks for the input.
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    Screened bottom

    Where do you find the screen for the screened bottom?
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    Re: NUC being robbed

    I opened the hive last night and they did ok. I turned sprinkler on to deter it this morning for a while and i worked until i turned it off and it was back to robbing.Well I decided to move my hive...
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    NUC being robbed

    The NUC started being robbed on Sunday evening. I think. I checked Monday morning early and it was full blown robbing. I shut the hive down until tonight after dark. Do you think that the robbing...
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    Re: Moved hive off tree limb Question?

    I think most foragers stayed. I set up a obstacle at entrance. We are still having 100 degree days all week this week and then we will break into the 90's next week and we will have 90's for another...
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    Re: Moved hive off tree limb Question?

    I have checked and there is not any queen, but there are several queen cells.
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    Re: Moved hive off tree limb Question?

    I have not checked to see if I got queen. I will on Saturday.
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    Re: Moved hive off tree limb Question?

    They had a pretty good hive set up. 4 layers deep on the limb. It was pretty good sized but the way it went down I could not save hive. I pulled frames from my large hive and they took to it well....
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