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    Re: Please Stop...

    I agree and disagree. There is nothing wrong with a newbee giving advice if their advice is from their real life experience and not something they read from Michael bushes website.
    Also you say...
  2. Re: Two -2.5 Medium Frames of Honey - Is it enough?

    I would take the medium that is only half full for yourself and enjoy it. Two full mediums should be plenty enough for winter.
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    I have been seeing a few cases lately that is exactly like your pics. All the colonies that looked like these had high mite levels. They all tested negative for EFB and AFB.
    Ill call it PMS.
  4. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    I believe that treatment free success relies on location. Im treatment free in Louisiana which I believe is probably easier than northern climates. The bees have longer time to build back up in the...
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    Re: Feeding in S. Louisiana

    The fall flow is just starting so if your hives are strong enough they shouldn't need feeding.
    The fall flow usually takes all my bees through the winter with out having to feed them at all.
    After...
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    Re: What are the bees doing?(pic)

    Looks like Robbing
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    Re: Cost of shipping queens

    Priority mail flat rate boxes has been great for me. I have stickers made saying Live queen bees KEEP OUT SUN. Out of all the queens I shipped this year only one was dead on arrival.

    And customers...
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    I like using 5 gallon bucket heaters from the bee supply websites. They re liquefy a bucket of honey to 100 F in about 5 hours.
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Im in south Louisiana and I usually successfully graft queens until the end of October. It is harder in the fall to get quality cells though. I feed my starter/finisher hives all the can take with...
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    Re: Best way to release queen to new nuc

    Its best to introduce the queen the next day after making the nuc but I often introduce a caged queen the same time I make the nucs with great success. Mainly because of the lack of time I have with...
  11. How everyone's Honey Flow Looking like This Year.

    Looks Like the flow in South Louisiana will be WELL above average this year.
    The colder winter we had made the clover and blackberry bloom all at the same time this year which made for a real...
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    Re: Best way to release queen to new nuc

    Sounds like you got it under control. Your method should be safe.

    I personally dont keep the cork on. I make the nuc and then put the cage in and remove the cork on the candy end all at the same...
  13. Re: Help figuring what I did wrong. 3rd attempt

    I get the best results using the JZBZ cups right out of the bag. Dont dip them in wax and dont prime them and see how it works out for you.
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    Re: How quick can a frame get drawn?

    When I put a frame of foundation in the middle of a strong nuc during a flow they will build it out in a few hours.
  15. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    It smells a lot better than Bee Go
  16. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    If you only have a couple hives, shaking the frames off is a good method to use.

    I cant do that with 50 hives so Fume boards with bee quick are by far the fastest and easiest.
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    Re: type of queen is this

    Exactly
    All bees are mutts in my opinion. No pure strains, I just call them Honeybees.
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    Re: grafting of eggs?

    Yes its been tried and it doesn't work
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    Re: East Texas Flow Questions

    Do yall have Chinese Tallow trees in your area? I know they have alot around the Houston area. If you do you should get a good crop. The tallow is our main flow and its just starting to bloom in...
  20. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    Came into the year with 40. I now have between 50 to 60 which I think is going to be my max. Its starting to feel more like work than a hobby.
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    Re: Could I have prevented this swarm?

    The best way I found to slow down swarming is to just keep giving them more room. Such as adding supers.
    Notice I said slow down. You could do everything right and use all the methods out there but...
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    Re: Just got these in the mail today!

    Push in cages work the best in my opinion. It lets the queen start laying which helps with the acceptance. After she lays in all the cells under the push in cage just pull the cage off and she goes...
  23. Thread: Comb honey

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    Re: Comb honey

    Its called chunk honey and its very common. Its pieces of capped comb honey put in mason jars and then filled with honey. Its sells for a premium around here.
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    Re: Foundationless 10 frame box

    Always put a good drawn comb, I like putting a brood comb, in the center of the box. This will give them a guide to use and help them draw comb from the top bars down.
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    Re: Comb honey

    I like to use foundationless frames for making comb honey so ill know where the wax is coming from.
    If you make chunk honey,which is what you described, you dont need to freeze the honey comb. If...
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