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    Re: North Texas and Lumber

    I've used Cutlist for layout for medium hive bodies or supers and can get 19 supers out of 2 sheets of 3/4" A/C plywood.
    No waste at all. Use a 60 or 72 tooth carbide blade and it smooths the cuts...
  2. Re: Slingers - A Documentary about Small and Local Beekeepers

    You have a great start so far!!!
    Love the soundtrack with it also!! Great job!!
  3. Re: How do you inform your regular customers of price increases?

    Show them something like this!

    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-industry-statistics/unit-honey-prices-by-month-retail/
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    Re: outer cover plastic plug and bucket feeder

    Don't know but im still laffing at about 915 in!! Someone made a bad mistake disturbing that one colony!! He paid the price several times but his reaction is faster than lightning!!
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    Re: Hive humidity - how much is too much?

    my ladies were out yesterday and today after being in low 30's at night and close to 50 during the day. I'm tired of cold weather already!! Miss the mosquitos, and heat. Got my sandals on, wife...
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    Re: Hive humidity - how much is too much?

    Houston area average Humidity is 75%. So I imagine the inside of the hives are always higher in this area. October the humidity is lower but not by much. Before A/C and central heat, our walls always...
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    Re: OAV got them moving

    Just did my 4th and final treatment for the winter and will take a wash count in about a week. The 1st 3 were done 5 days apart in October. No supers left on and the 3 were done before dawn in the...
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    Re: Wet Bees in Winter

    I really don't believe a gallon of syrup will cause you killed bees as long as the hive entrance is not totally blocked and the bees are feeding on the syrup. You can always crack the top a little...
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    Re: How Long To Feed Going Into Winter?

    "The current configuration of the hive is one 8 frame medium box, with 6 medium frames and two deep frames, on a 3" spacer."

    That's not that many bees but by all means feed them. The nectar and...
  10. Thread: Spider ID?

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    Re: Spider ID?

    Banana Spider- before all the mosquito and every other spraying regime, they were everywhere in our area.
    As a kid we were always amazed at their size. Guess they also went the way of the hornytoad...
  11. Re: Anyone have a propolis lip balm recipe to share

    Reminds me of an old Texas tale:
    2 range cowboys herding moma cows and it was dead of winter. The younger one noticed the older one reaching back and running his finger down the crack of his arse...
  12. Thread: oil pans

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    Re: oil pans

    I use a cookie sheet from Wally World that's about 5-6$. Will last longer and work as good as the plastic ones.
    I have also made them and soldered the corners but the Wally World pans are stouter...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Getcha a good video camera and video the game that comes in. I have almost parked my rifle and crossbow in favor of the video that can be watched and shown as much as a good kill. Made a mistake...
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    Re: Foundation Question

    Ive been purchasing the medium wired foundation and cutting it with tin snips into 3/4 to 1" strips. I then nail the strip in like a regular piece. I also just nail the bottom piece with 1 nail and...
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    Come night time, pour 1/2 Cup of gasoline down the hole and immediately cover it again with the bowl.

    It will sound like popcorn hitting the bowl when they come out but the fumes will kill them...
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    Re: Feeding in S. Louisiana

    Your area should have Golden Rod blooming or fixing to bloom. If it is let the bees do their thing and see what stores they can put up.
    I'm between Houston Galveston area and the GR has just come...
  17. Thread: My OA smoker

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    Re: My verroa smoker

    What a great idea!! 2grams in 2-3 minutes is unbelievable. Bet the bees thanked you too!!
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    Re: Mosquitoes vs Honeybees

    Yes, I have been on phone ,email and also the Texas Bee Inspecters office. Our association has been quite vigilant and we are taking other avenues to get something done about the daylight sprays....
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    Mosquitoes vs Honeybees

    Our mosquitoe district here in Brazoria county still does not get it that their spraying campaign for mosquitos should not be done during daylight hours. Yesterday the aerial plane came over my home...
  20. Re: When to use oxalic acid vaporisor in south Texas?

    wait another 4-6 weeks as the Goldenrod bloom is just getting started. I was up around Abilene last WE and drove back to Houston-Galveston. I noticed around the Belton-Temple area the Goldenrod is...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    That's what I am talking about!! It aint rocket science. Someone somewhere is making a killing!! 3 yrs for a patent aint worth the wait or the costs. And I would almost bet that someone else will...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    You hit the nail on the head!!! That's the reason the vaporizers are so expensive!!
    The PDF gave me satisfaction in making my own stuff as do wooden ware plans that are available. Somewhere,...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    There are already vaporizers on the market and way overpriced IMHO.Then a DIY that works as good or better and lower in costs and with no importing, factory costs, materials, and labor, shipping, low...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    Yes, FatBeeMan did that with his hive top feeder. I bought them in PDF style with pictures and dimensions and full explanations.
    Paid once and can download them a max of 3 times. Paypal or CC. ...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    You betcha beeks will want your device! 30seconds vs the rest of the devices out there and uses a propane bottle instead of a 12V battery!!
    Wow!! Set up the plans through a website with a download...
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