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    Re: 2 Cook and Beals- King Wax Melters

    Just spoke with You about the melters.

    Charles Steen
    409-789-2839
    xbeeman412@aol.com
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    Re: vented bee suit

    I am 71 years young and cant take the heat like I did when younger. Ordered 3 Ultra breeze this season and have to give them a 11+ on a scale of 0-10

    I have pulled 400 supers by Myself and...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    Johnny, checked on the girls today and 8 of the ten had been released and I let the other 2 out. When released they scooted down between the frames quick like!!
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    Thanks Johnny, just got back from the postoffice with the girls.

    They will go in tomorrow early.

    Will update as they are released.

    Charles Steen
    C & C
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    Re: Bees Mating? (Picture)

    Here is a video of a queen mating.


    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/11/4719404/watch-this-slow-motion-footage-of-a-queen-bee-mating-with-a-drone
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    Re: Capping Tank Ideas?

    I watch and drain honey out as it heats up and when I get almost all out I turn up the heat and melt the wax tell its all liquid. Once its liquid I skim all crud off and then draw the wax out by the...
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    Re: Capping Tank Ideas?

    I knocked a hole for a 3/4 inch Meyers hub in the bottom of a 55 gal barrel with a valve to drain and put all my cappings in there and use a drum heater to melt the wax and drain the honey off...
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    Re: Hauling bee don'ts

    I haul 48 hives on 4 way pallets on the flatbed with nothing over them and only move at night 300 miles. I do have a bee net made to fit over them should I break down. No need to stop for fuel and...
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    Re: All the talk about "Flow" huh?

    Do You have Tallow trees in Your area? We are south of Houston and have LOTS of them here.

    Our tallow is going to be by this weekend from the looks of it. The trees have large candles that are...
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    Re: How often to get stung?

    I don't try to get stung on purpose but work bare handed 90 % of the time. Some day I get hit 4 to 10 times on the hand and some not a sting. Will scrape the stinger out almost when it happens so not...
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    Re: Rough Day in the Beeyard

    Over all making a split is the best thing to do to maintain a non crowded hive. More honey will be made from the 2 hive from a split than just the original hive. Two queens laying make more bees...
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    Re: catching swarms

    A persons time is worth $$ and by selling it helps recoup expences. Many people wont pay for someone to remove a swarm in their yard. You and the home owner both work out by selling the swarm.
  13. Re: Making a split with a virgin queen. Who else would have done it?

    Give Her 3 weeks and look for larva .. bet she will make it.
  14. Thread: Bee fence

    by xbeeman412
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    Bee fence

    Ran across this link on the Tx A&M facebook page: http://entomologytoday.org/2014/03/11/using-bees-to-protect-elephants-and-farmers/

    Worth a read.
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    Re: Kathy Hayes, wife of Jerry Hayes

    Will keep the Family in our Prayers.
  16. Re: Has anyone actually caught a swarm with a bait hive?

    Last Year We had 4 swarms show up and take up in old boxes here at the house. Had one take up in a deep super I had in the back of the pickup yesterday, first of the year.
  17. Thread: What to do?

    by xbeeman412
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    Re: What to do?

    I would grab a frame of bees with bees on it and but the queens in with them, they will keep the queens ok for a few days.
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    Re: Sky Fishing for Drones video

    I don't know how to imbed viedos but here is an interesting one:


    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/11/4719404/watch-this-slow-motion-footage-of-a-queen-bee-mating-with-a-drone
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    Re: How to Figure Out What is Killing Bees

    Is it possible that a robbing is taking place? Dead bees in front of the hive could be the result of robbing.
  20. Thread: New Hives

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    Re: New Hives

    cut the pollen pattie down to what they will eat in a couple of days so the SHB doesent get at them. I cut the full pattie down to about a 2 inch strip (make 4 per pattie)
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    Re: Significant Other.

    The Wife and I work togeather with the Bees. Just got back from putting pollen patties on and checking on the need for feed an hour ago.
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    Re: Honey house ideas

    How much room do u have to set it up. The number of extractors and honey pumps ect make the size vary. When I was commercial back in the 90s I had a 40 x 60 metal building for My honey house. With ...
  23. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I like the Idea to help others! That's the great AMERICAN way!
  24. Thread: Prayer need

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    Re: Prayer need

    Will keep You in Our prayers for a speedy recovery and Gods will be done.
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    Re: How do I replace brood box?

    I wouldnt worry to much about that. If it bothers You screw a piece of wood from the outside to cover the opening.
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