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  1. Thread: Bee Calendar

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    Great pics!

    Great pics!
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    My wife has M.S. and that is why I started...

    My wife has M.S. and that is why I started keeping bees, she thinks it helps her.
    We have been stinging off and on for 3 years.
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    The first year I sqeezed the comb with my hands...

    The first year I sqeezed the comb with my hands over a kitchen strainer.
    The second year I rented an extractor from the bee lady here in town.
    This year I got an 6 frame radial extractor !!
    Good...
  4. Thread: Propolis Trap

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    You can put it on now. In the fall they seem to...

    You can put it on now.
    In the fall they seem to fill it faster.
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    Last year we had 2 queens in the observation hive...

    Last year we had 2 queens in the observation hive one was laying alot and the other one mostly walked around being cared for and laying sometimes.
    After about 3 weeks we had only one.
  6. Thread: Mimosa Tree

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    in the morning only nothing after lunch [This...

    in the morning only nothing after lunch

    [This message has been edited by pancho (edited May 29, 2004).]

    [This message has been edited by pancho (edited May 29, 2004).]
  7. Thread: Mimosa Tree

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    They are getting nectar and pollen. The pollen...

    They are getting nectar and pollen.
    The pollen you can see on the ends of the hairs of the flower the nectar is coming from a central spike in the middle of the flower that is similar to a...
  8. Thread: Mimosa Tree

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    my girls are working the mimosa. ...

    my girls are working the mimosa.
    http://home.earthlink.net/~boosegumps/
    p.s. how does the page look its my first try!



    [This message has been edited by pancho (edited May 29, 2004).]
  9. Thread: Surgical gloves

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    The blue rubber dishwashing gloves worked good...

    The blue rubber dishwashing gloves worked good for me ... cheap and reusable did not get a sting with them on after a while stopped using gloves at all, still use a veil and a suit sometimes
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    I saw a while back on celebrity hobbies (on...

    I saw a while back on celebrity hobbies (on discovery channel) that Steve Vai is a beekeeper!!!!!!!
  11. Thread: honey weights

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    quart=3# gallon = 12#

    quart=3#
    gallon = 12#
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    Sqeeze bears and mason jars sell the best for me...

    Sqeeze bears and mason jars sell the best for me along with ross rounds

    P.S. H.E.B.(grocery store) had ross rounds selling for 7 dollars!!!
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    Why was he putting wasp nests on his eaves??

    Why was he putting wasp nests on his eaves??
  14. Thread: extractors

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    Thank you for your good advice. [This message...

    Thank you for your good advice.

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  15. Thread: extractors

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    Looking to buy an extractor instead of borrowing...

    Looking to buy an extractor instead of borrowing or renting one this year.
    Question is, what does everyone suggest?
    I currently have 6 hives three are storing honey like crazy and the other three I...
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    I built an Observation hive last spring and it is...

    I built an Observation hive last spring and it is 9 frames, 3 tall and3 wide with the top 3 being mediums.
    It was made with a 2 by 6 pine board for frame spacing I hade some extra 9 frame spacers...
  17. Thread: Double screens

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    One to the front and one to the back to prevent...

    One to the front and one to the back to prevent drifting from one to the other.
    Good luck
    Pancho
  18. Thread: Newbee

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    From a post on 101 board...... (We will get a...

    From a post on 101 board......
    (We will get a short strong flow around mid April, then a small but substained till mid june. If you have hives in the city, the flows could last until mid July.)
  19. Thread: Newbee

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    Yes, read this board and ask lots of questions...

    Yes, read this board and ask lots of questions because everyone here is extremely helpful and knowledgable. As for Texas beekeeping, we get our flow in mid-April so be ready. Remember we do have...
  20. Thread: hives

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    How many hives do you all have? I have 4 (3...

    How many hives do you all have?
    I have 4 (3 outside and 1 ob. hive in the livingroom).
  21. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Going to try ross rounds for comb honey this...

    Going to try ross rounds for comb honey this year. But first would like to know how many of you reduce to one brood box before putting the super on? Or any other tips that you all have will be...
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    In the book"Honey in the comb" page 22, they say...

    In the book"Honey in the comb" page 22,
    they say to use 9 frames with 2 follower boards with this combo you dont roll bees getting out the first frame.
    It also makes it easy to add...
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    Hi all, This is Pancho's wife and I hope I'm...

    Hi all,

    This is Pancho's wife and I hope I'm posting this in the appropriate forum. Next Monday I am going to begin Bee Venom Therapy. I would also like to begin taking bee pollen and propolis...
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    I really like A Book of Bees,Beekeeping for...

    I really like A Book of Bees,Beekeeping for Dummies. A couple more to read are How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey(Walter T. Kelly) and Hive Management(Richard E. Bonney).
    Good Luck!

    P.S Look on...
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    Thank You Both!!

    Thank You Both!!
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