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    Re: What is next in the pestilence department???

    We better hope we never have the misfortune of importing any cape honeybees. Read up on those little suckers.
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    Re: Got the strangest call several nights ago....

    limburger cheese on the exhaust manifold of his car or a can of opened sardines on the back of the intake manifold makes a lovely revengeful odor. If you can find it, a drop or two of ethyl mercaptan...
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    Re: Top hive entrance

    tycon...you might try traps...:lookout:
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    Re: What do you set your Langs hives on

    I set my hives on concrete blocks. Easy to move when moving hive.
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    Re: Top hive entrance

    From what I have gleaned from other discussions, the smaller the entrance the guard bees have to cover, the better the defense agains SHB and other intruders. Translated.....manage your entrances...
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    Re: Were the Buddha a beekeeper,

    Short days and long nights have the same affect on me.
  7. Re: Whidbey Island WA beekeeper loses thousands in honey theft

    Finally an argument in favor of keeping africanized bees.....sure would eliminate theft....just kidding:lookout:
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    Re: East Texas Sidline Queen Breeders Coop

    I beg your pardon, this is exactly the time of year you place your queen, package and nuc orders. Check the "for sale" section on this forum, it is jammed with notices....and unless a person was...
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    Re: East Texas Sidline Queen Breeders Coop

    Flyman might sell more queens if he answered e-mails or PM's when people inquired about buying queens from him....I'm just saying. Good luck with your new adventure.
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    Re: Pollen feeding station

    The pollen sub feeding station is about 100 yds from my hives. I believe the bees think they found a food source through foraging. I doubt it will incite them to rob other hives.
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    Re: Web Site

    I use GoDaddy.com. They have web hosting and do-it-yourself website building for a cheap price. Works great and you're up and running in no time.
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    Pollen feeding station

    After a week of treacherous weather, it finally warmed up to the low 50's today. I am happy to report I saw bees coming to my pollen sub feeding station which I put out last week before the storm. I...
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    Bees in the news....yet again

    While eating steak ranchero at a local Mexican food establishment today a news item about bees flashed across the big flat screen TV. Seems a landscaper was going about landscaping duties(whatever...
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    Re: CCD quarantine measures are needed.

    I wasn't suggesting any more government control or intervention. Believe me, I too agree big brother has got its' nose stuck too far in our business already. I was suggesting changes in management...
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    Re: CCD quarantine measures are needed.

    I think the point Eek-a-beek and others are overlooking is this......high population density facilitates the spread of disease and parasites. Yes new bee pathogens and parasites are now firmly...
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    Re: dealing with a hive top feeder

    I have found using hive top feeders to generally be a pain in the rear. They are labor intensive and the bees fill the undersides with burr comb...especially the mann lake feeders. I have switched to...
  17. Thread: Just sayin'

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    Re: Just sayin'

    Tite-Bond exterior is the only glue I will use on my bee equipment.
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    Re: Switching Medium to Deep Boxes

    This is truly a switch. Most folks talk about going from deeps to mediums. I don't see where box size makes any difference how bees overwinter if they have enough food they can get to and maybe a...
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    Re: swarm traps and old comb

    Avelon, do you know Gene Ash? He's an experienced beek there in the Bryan/College Station area. You an Aggie by any chance?
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    Re: swarm traps and old comb

    my traps are five frame. Use at least two frames of old comb per trap. Nothing draws scout bees better than the smell of old comb. You might get wax moth, but bees taking up residence will clean up.
  21. Re: 2nd Year Goal - Raise Queens and Increase Hives

    You can buy better queens with better genetics than you can raise from 4 hives and no experience raising queens.
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    Re: Dry Pollen Recipes

    cedar hill.....the object of feeding is to do it when there is a need and there isn't anything for them to gather. If you stop feeding before a natural source is available and they start...
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    Re: Any Beeks in west texas?

    Beaverdam...Cisco might be west of you but it ain't west Texas. Bendriftin....the best place to keep your bees in west Texas is east Texas (just kidding). Everything out here depends on how much rain...
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    Re: Howdy from South Texas

    Welcome aboard Sid from South Texas. You have come to the right place. Tons of info and help here. Use the search feature on tis site to find a wealth of info on just about any topic you can think...
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    Re: Dry Pollen Recipes

    I wanted to share my experience with community feeders. In past years I have used hive top feeders for sugar syrup. This year I decided to try an experiment with a community syrup feeder. I keep 7...
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