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  1. Re: Keeping your hives safe in Tornado Alley

    I have a similar setup to Lburou. The exception being I use harbor freight nylon straps like a ratchet strap , except they have a buckle mechanism instead. I run one per hive around the hive and the...
  2. Re: Is it worth testing to determine if they are Africanized Honey Bees?

    Or all these damaged cargo containers I see rolling north on trains and trucks..
  3. Re: Is it worth testing to determine if they are Africanized Honey Bees?

    I've heard that and I'm confused. . Didn't they cross rainforests to get here?
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    Re: voids in plastic frames

    I will do that. Thank you
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    voids in plastic frames

    I use a two part epoxy in my mesquite woodworking that is food safe once cured.. Has anyone used epoxy or something similar to fill the voids in plastic frames that hive beetles enjoy so much?
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    Re: North Texas flow is slowing down

    I checked many mesquite trees over the weekend and found a lot of them have both immature seed pods and immature flower panicles.. That second bloom is right around the corner.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Baithive occupied June 4 or 5. 76036
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    Re: Flowering tobacco

    Thats funny!
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    Re: North Texas flow is slowing down

    I've done a little reading on the sunflowers and it seems a mixed bag.. I'm just glad its there to help give them something to eat for the time being .
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    Re: North Texas flow is slowing down

    Still a lot of indian blanket blooming here, but definitely on the backside of the curve.i noticed a few horsemint flowers last weekend but the bulk is yet to come.. Local farmer has 200 acres of...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm moved into a baithive 6-2-14. Third swarm in the same tree in just over 2 weeks.
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    Re: Making Foundationless frames

    Those are nice!
  13. Re: has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    ODFrank- interesting!
    Do/did you have to use a dedicated smoker or clean out the used smoker before reusing ?
  14. Re: has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    There was no diesel or charge in the West, Tx fertilizer plant explosion last year..
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    Re: packages from R Weaver Apiaries

    Did you go with their All American or their Buckfast line?
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    Re: Royal Bee Supply beware

    I see your point of view. But respectfully disagree. I'll concede the buyer could have double checked the sellers product- much like plugging in a brand new television before leaving the store with...
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    Re: Royal Bee Supply beware

    I'm really sorry it happened.. perhaps he will make it right somehow?
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    Re: Royal Bee Supply beware

    I feel its shame on the seller whether the bees are being loaded on the buyer's truck or a third party shipper's truck..
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    Re: Super sized deeps??

    I believe ODFrank uses some jumbo equipment. . Perhaps he will step in and comment when he has time.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2nd baithive of the season occupied May 29th .
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    Re: Flow Extended in TX?

    Entire fields are solid red with blanket flowers here and buzz when you stand in them..
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm moved into a 6 frame deep nuc size trap some time today.
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  23. Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    LMAO- my dad has told me that saying for as long as i can recall..Although "service" isn't the word he uses- he's a colorful fellow.

    My philosophy is influenced by being a machinist. If I need...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I agree completely with both statements.
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    Re: Any N. Texas Swarms Yet?

    I noticed several scouting one of my bait hives but nothing solid yet
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