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  1. Re: Anybody ever try a consulting/mentoring service?

    LOL! IknowIknowIknowIknowIknowIknow!!!
  2. Re: Anybody ever try a consulting/mentoring service?

    Thanks, Rather. VA is a little too far for me. My sister and her family live in Mechanicsville, though!
    There are a couple beekeepers in my area, but they all say that right now is their busy...
  3. Re: Anybody ever try a consulting/mentoring service?

    I have been desperately trying to find a mentor in my area, for months. The lady I took my beginning beekeeper class from doesn't even have time to talk to me on the phone. Of course, she's on the...
  4. Re: What's the longest you've gone without getting stung?

    I'm a 44 year old newbie beekeeper. I got my first nuc this past April. I have not been stung (although I know I will be, at some point). In fact, I have never been stung in all my 44 years. By...
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    Re: Amateur question about drone cells

    Uh....okay. And thanks!

    Do YOU leave the drone cells in your hive boxes? What do you think about the green drone frames?
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    Amateur question about drone cells

    I need some help figuring out the topic of drone cells. I have read up on the importance of keeping the hive tidy and clean; scraping off burr comb and such. The one beekeeping class I took (before I...
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    Re: 9 frame extractors Maxant vs Dadant vs ?

    I bought the Maxant, also, and I don't even have any honey! Only have one hive that I started fro a Nuc, in May. LOL! You could say I like to be prepared....The guy at Maxant so was helpful and...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens

    SRB, I proudly accept your challenge! It's going to be difficult for my ladies to get to me, the way I go out there suited up! LOL! Let's "sweeten" the pot! Loser pays winner one jar of their...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens

    OMG....I'm probably years away from going gloveless!
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    Re: Beeweaver queens

    I think gloves are a very underestimated part of the beekeeper's PPE! I have half a dozen pairs of "expensive" leather and cloth gloves I bought on various beekeeper supply websites, and none of them...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens

    Yes! I haven't had to smoke mine, either. But mainly because the smoker and I have some personality conflicts with eachother. I would rather take my chances with irritating the bees, than fool with...
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    Re: Full sun in deep south?

    Phoenix42, where in Galveston County are you? I am in Santa Fe. A beekeeper friend of mine told me that hive beetles destroyed several of his bee hives in Alvin. Since then, I went out and bought a...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens

    My very first (and only, so far) bee hive was started with a nuc box (queen & 4 frames of bees) that I picked up at BeeWeaver in Navasota, this past April. I have zero experience in beekeeping, but...
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    Re: New customer

    OMG. The word that came to mind when I saw that picture was Majestic. How beautiful that is!
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    Re: New beekeeper questions

    Thank you, NasalSponge, for the discussion on queen excluders. Can you also comment on Propolis traps? I have a full box of brood and I just put a 2nd empty box on top of it. I laid the plastic...
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    Re: Propolis trap on top with top entrance

    I have this same question.....Are we supposed to cut a hole in the center of the plastic propolis trap, for the bees to travel through?
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    Re: Hello from Texas Gulf Coast!

    Thank you, everyone! I moved my newest box to a spot about 30 ft away from the established hive box.

    I pulled another frame up (to show off to my husband and our friend how my bees have...
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    Re: New beekeeper questions

    TxFirefighter.....if a queen excluder is useless, then how do we keep the queen from laying brood in the frames/supers we want to harvest honey from? I thought that was the purpose of an excluder?
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    Re: Hello from Texas Gulf Coast!

    Beginner's question.....what exactly does "drawing comb" mean? I see that term all the time....

    Added my 2nd deep super, last night. I pulled a couple of the original frames up, and they are...
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    Re: Hello from Texas Gulf Coast!

    I have a bunch of fruit trees. Actually, I became obssessed with fruit trees, and plant 6 - 10 new ones each spring. I have about a 75% survival rate. Some trees do very well here (all citrus, apples...
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    Re: Hello from Texas Gulf Coast!

    Thank you for the reply, CA! I sued to live in your area (San Rafel & Petaluma!), so that put a smile on my face, seeing where you hail from!

    I forgot to mention that I did join a local bee club....
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    Hello from Texas Gulf Coast!

    I'm a first-time beekeeper. Wanted to say hello, and so glad I found this forum. I have a gazillion questions.
    I am starting out with a nuc of bees (4 frames of 10,000 bees and a beautiful Italian...
  23. Re: Switching from deeps to medium: what to do with old deep and frames

    Hello. I know this is absolutely NOT the place to ask this question, but.....how do I post an introductory post? I cannot seem to recognize any links on this forum for "start new thread" or something...
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