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    Swarm traps

    Howdy folks,

    Been awhile since I posted;work and home life has been hectic lately.

    Anyhoo......

    I got my top bars built and stationed. Now for the bees. I do know they make swarm traps to...
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    Re: Found a feral hive....

    Talked to him tody and he's wanting the hive gone as its becoming a danger to his pets and grandkids. Looks like I'll just use a shop vac to get the bees off the hive. Atleast I'll get some honey...
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    Re: Found a feral hive....

    Nope no pics. Wasnt on my list of priorities at the time

    I got plenty of old shop vacs around the house. I'll put together a bee vac and head back up


    Thanks in advance


    Bob :)
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    Found a feral hive....

    And I want it!!!


    I actually answered an ad for a free beehive. I called the guy and he said he had a small hive on the corner of his house that he wanted gone. I took the hour drive up and...
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    Re: UPSET neighbor, what to do

    :applause::applause:

    I'm of the same thinking
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    Re: Ok let me get this straight

    I had thought of that, but the question would have been the same, whether I was going to use TBH, Warres or any other hives, so I thought it would be more appropriate here.

    I've been wrong before...
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    Re: Mead making in Alabama

    I do know federal says you can make up to 100 gallons of home brew per family member, not to exceed 200 gallons. Texas goes by the same laws

    Thats alot of mead:D

    I found this about Alabama:
    ...
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    Re: UPSET neighbor, what to do

    They can try with me. Again that why I live in the sticks with no HOA's or Village Idiots:D



    Yup they do. Tell them to pound sand
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    Re: Ok let me get this straight

    Thanks for the reply. I was going to make feeders that go on top of the hives and put 1:1 syrup in them, but wasnt sure if it would work.

    Thanks again


    Bob :D
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    Re: UPSET neighbor, what to do

    I had a guy come up and knock on my door on evening saying I owed him a new tire for his truck. I asked how he came to his conclusion and he said he had ran over a 2 x 4 with nails in it one the...
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    Ok let me get this straight

    Hi all,

    I'm still in the process of building hives. I've talked myself into building a Top Bar and a Warre hive


    Everything I'm reading and seeing on videos talk about keepers putting new...
  12. Re: New guy starting withTop Bar Hives

    Thanks for the tip. BTW, the three thing we dont have a shortage of are sun, wind and Mesquite:D






    That's what I was hoping. I want to set them just far enough apart to be able to work...
  13. New guy starting withTop Bar Hives

    Howdy,

    I'm getting ready to build some Top Bar Hives and have a few questions, mostly to do with placement of the hives.

    I had read somewhere that the hives need the morning sun but need shade...
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    Re: Hello from West Texas

    Yup. It the city with the sign that says "Welcome to Oops You Just Missed It":D
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    Hello from West Texas

    Howdy all:banana:

    New to beekeeping; havent even built my hives yet, but I know they'll be Top Bar Hives.

    Hope to learn alot and contribute in the future
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