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  1. Thread: Decisions

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    Re: Decisions

    Ive bought from them also through the years. With great success. But strive to manage your own and make increases when its possible and not depend on bought queens or cells and packages. Stay local...
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    Re: Decisions

    We are all in an area that have aggressive bees(Texas). 50 years ago I hardly ever wore a veil or gloves working colonies. Now, I UltraBreeze protect myself just to sit down and watch them on a...
  3. Thread: Decisions

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    Re: Decisions

    Stay local if at all possible. He sounds to me like a good mentor who can help you if issues come up, and they for sure will,from time to time. Being local also is a gift to succeed.
    Be sure which...
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    Re: Maxant Bottling Tank

    Run a torch around that weld and dump the honey in after it cools.
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    Re: Newbie from Central Texas

    Howdy BeckyP!!
    Well wishes and good luck with the bees!!!
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    Re: Timing for requeening or dispatching?

    My point I guess I am trying to make is to improve the genetics in our area. The drones from the mean queen can still go out and spread the meaness to someone elses virgins and it gets worse as each...
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    Timing for requeening or dispatching?

    When is best time to either dispatch a hostile aggressive colony or try requeening? Requeening limits the timing when virgins are available and that also means drones available. Dispatching at any...
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    Re: Ice Cooling Vest

    Years ago I used these underneath a full acid rubber suit with rubber boots and an air supplied hood while unloading HF Acid. They had tubes with holes in them for your arms and legs....
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    Re: Honey straining help please!

    Here in this part of country with SHB I only pull what I can extract in an afternoon because of the bugs. The frames are warm and I strain using a fine 5gal bucket paint strainer in each bucket and...
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    Re: UAV power cord question

    With 12vdc and a 150watt glow plug the OAV will pull 12.5 amps. Thats at the OAV with 12vdc.
    With smaller cable and longer lengths the voltage drops and will affect the OAV with increased times to...
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    Re: honey extracctor not sure

    Had a neighbor years ago put his uncapped frames in a large plastic bag and swung it by hand over and over until lots of the honey came out. Not all but enough for him to keep some.
    It was funny for...
  12. Poll: Re: Do you wear a respirator when vaporizing oxalic acid?

    Nope.
    I stay upwind or cross wind.
    1 snoot full and thats all it took. I want to also know if im in it so I can move.
    If it is dead still which early morning and at dusk there often times is no...
  13. Re: Why didn't my beeswax harden after rendering? Its very mushy.

    squeez as mush honey as possible through cheese cloth or a nylon paint trainer. Warm room in a paint strainer hanging over night most of the honey will drip out.
    Then find an open area preferably a...
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    Re: Vitex or Chaste Trees - locations

    since you are close to the Tyler area you may want to try some Loquat, Bottle Brush and Firebush.
    All Three are late fall bloomers and will be covered with bees. The firebush has nectar, but the...
  15. Thread: Settling Honey

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    Re: Settling Honey

    Did you extract the honey the day you pulled it ? If it sat around for a few days a female SHB could have laid and larvae could have been in a few cells causing some early on fermentation.
    Oil field...
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    Re: Are SHB a Problem in Your Area?

    They are an ever increasing pest here in Brazoria County.
    Behind the mites and sometimes that's debatable.
    Give me wax moths, stolen hives, Africanized inbred muts and daytime skeeter sprayers to...
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    Re: SHB, How many is too many?

    1 is too many!
    Mineral Oil trays and SBB on your nucs and hives. They are a pain but work and work well.
    Full Sun
    Salt ground around hives.
    less manipulation of frames and hive bodies during peak...
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    Re: Hive material and size selection?

    8 Frame mediums to standardize and save on medical costs. After 50 years with the bees it just makes sense.
    White or yellow pine with plenty of paint when needed.Color dont matter to bees.
    Always...
  19. Re: Seems llike there is some kind of flow going on

    Your area should be seeing Goldenrod right now. Its just starting to bloom here between Houston-Galveston and the aroma always lets me know and always has the last 50 years.
    Lots of pollen and...
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    Re: Reduce propolis on tight nucs?

    Making my own boxes through the years some have been a little to narrow for the 3/8" bee space.
    i panic each time i did it but ended up using them anyway.
    The girls probably thought well that dumb...
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    Re: Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    The nylon and plastic honey gates have o-rings for a gasket seal. Lubricate the o-ring with pam or cooking oil. When opening firmly hold the gate part of valve against the o-ring when filling bottle....
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    Re: Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    I have bought the cheapest I could find on ebay. 1st thing I do is install them in my bucket and spray those valve threads with PAM.
    After installation I spray the o-rings and gate surfaces to make...
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    Re: SE TX or SW LA Fall flow

    You'll have lots once that GR gets going! Smell from colonies 1st and then full frames.
  24. Re: To treat or not to treat.. that's the question

    Treat! If they are honeybees they have mites these days.
    Just like livestock gets worms.
    OAV if used correctly will kill mites and do no harm.
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    Re: Wax moth larva under SBB!

    Put an oil tray beneath the screen and any critter that falls will be dead.
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