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  1. Thread: NUCs value

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    Re: NUCs value

    $175 was the going rate here this spring
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    Re: First time at grafting

    Good luck!
    I was thinking of modifying a queen excluder and "caging" the queen on a new drawn frame for a day or two and keep track of the age of the larva that way.
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    Well for me it will be a large pollination gig as I am just small potatoes, I actually would have to expand to get up the number of hives they want for this. Since I am still new y'all have me...
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    Thank you Mroark!
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    GaSteve,
    This is going to be irrigated fields so I assume they will be spraying fungicide. So in y'alls opinion is it worth it? I would be running 200 hives for $60 each
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    Ok,
    Well I spoke the seed supplier and he is representing a group of farmers. They are looking at getting started with a seedless watermelon and only planting 200 acres.
    I expressed my concern...
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    Watermelon pollination

    So I received a phone call from a grower wanting honey bees for watermelon pollination. What should I expect as far as honey bee health and is additional feeding going to be required? What...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    I am in the same boat as Riskybizz,
    I have many boxes that were dipped about 2 years ago. It did not take long in the sun for them to start pulling apart. I use titan bond III to glue and a nail...
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    Re: Hive robbing in Texas winter

    I would give it a shot, if you do not do something then you may lose that other hive. Do you have the entrance reduced?
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    SK,
    Have you looked into find crops to put the bees on? Something like soybeans, cotton, or sunflowers? I would contact the county extension agents, seed companies and or some of the farmers...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    What is the worst they could do to you or us? I am not sure, I do know that the farmers markets around here will not let me sell honey with out a permit. I agree that it is silly and not needed,...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Mythomne, I did not call the State first. I was approached by local farmers market about selling honey there. When I told them that I could since I had enough honey, they then told me that it...
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3sPSx62T8&list=UUyEnjVwYfqCOIiV7j7cCLeg

    This is what I do for mine. Yes it is more brick like but the bees consume or toss all of it out. They seem to enjoy it...
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    Question about fall feeding

    So I have done a poor job of preparing my bees for winter. It is now mid October and the nights are getting down to the 60's with the day time temps in the 80's. If I feed the girls a gallon of...
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    Re: Protein patty supplementation

    To start off I am lazy!
    I also live in the South were SHB are a problem. What I do is open feed dry pollen sub in a PVC feeder. This allows the bees to take all they want but not have an over...
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    Re: Late trap out Q's

    If you can not talk the owner into waiting then I would go ahead and do the trap out. I do not see a problem in using the bees to boost the population of the nucs. Be ready to place them larger...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    BeeGhost,
    I was able to have my daughter find you on instagram.
    An update on the cells that were accepted and drawn out. Well something came up and I had to go out of town. I could not move...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    I am doing dry grafting. Looking for info on "wet" grafting now. Maybe this will work better?
    When I transferred the larva to the cell cups I immediately covered them with a damp towel to try to...
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    Re: Not catching swarms - what gives?

    I agree with JW,
    According to Seeley it is 40 liters. So what I have been doing is making 10 frame deeps out of 3/4 inch plywood. They have been working so far. The reason for the plywood is some...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    You are correct Shannon,
    I too thought that grafting was going to be the hardest part but once I was able to recognize the right age larva it was pretty easy. I did try and try to find some one...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    I may not bee adding enough bees then. I am using a 10 frame deep and there 8 frames of bees easily. I did not add pollen sub and I am seeing a lot of SHB. I guess I could make a small amount and...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    Well I went and took a peak at the girls today. They have drawn out only 5 of the 30. I guess it is a start and better than a poke in the eye.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    I have two in my home and they are gas powered. They are amazing! Instant hot water and a near limitless supply of it. I had the plumber unlock the one for the master bath and I use to mix sugar...
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    Re: Trap out questions

    and a second one


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmhRpK5I-M&list=UUyEnjVwYfqCOIiV7j7cCLeg
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    Re: Trap out questions

    I want to let you know that you need to be able to understand redneck. My wife laughed at my videos and stated that my Texas accent seemed to be pretty strong. :)
    I am by no means an expert and I...
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