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    Re: pollen traps

    central texas…

    already have frames of pollen… i think we pretty much have pollen year round… cause i see frames of it all the time..

    already have capped drone cells..

    we don't really have...
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    Re: pollen traps

    this one..
    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=718

    they're going in and out.. so...
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    pollen traps

    how often should they be emptied? daily, every other day, ? does the temperature affect spoilage? its averaging 50-60.. and i noticed they were bringing in pollen, so i stuck a new trap on yesterday...
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    apivar question

    from what i understand, bees just have to wander around the apivar strips for it to work. Does it have to be a certain temperature for the chemicals to work or does physical contact work? i.e. is it...
  5. Re: How to get wood filler out of teeth of a rasp

    Not only am i a beekeeper, but I'm a heavy woodturner…. my rasps, files, burs and such.. you can either dip in water or lacquer thinner.. will soften up wood and u can remove with wire brush… or a...
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    Re: Howdy from texas

    howdy.
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    grainy beeswax

    been melting down comb and i've gotten a couple of blocks of refined wax that breaks apart into chunks and has a grainy sandy texture... i ran my finger along it and it was like sandy peanut butter...
  8. This is how hot it is in texas....

    left a frame on top of a hive and came back the next day to this...


    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e76/darrinthephotographer/orange-3_zps7d0a79ec.jpg...
  9. Thread: ahb

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    ahb

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57595823/thousands-of-bees-attack-texas-couple-kill-horses/
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    weird

    http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2013/06/memorial_for_dead_bees.html
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    bees in water meter

    local city wants me to remove occasional hives from their water meters. was wondering if a drop of 'bee quick' or something would keep out the stragglers from the meter... just something to keep any...
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    Re: wax spillage

    wax on white tile turns black after a while cause of dirt and stuff..
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    wax spillage

    was melting some wax in the kitchen and accidentally spilled some on the floor... anything dissolve beeswax so i can remove it?
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    First inside job..

    I have a hive in the walls of a two story old farm house...about ceiling high on the second floor... Can't get them from the outside cause there isn't brick fireplace on the outside...


    So I...
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    splitting while on apivar

    I have two hives that i put on apivar. Bee friend came over to help me move the boxes cause im trying to reduce their workforce before i requeen them (They're evil).. but they're on apivar for...
  16. bee chat 101 going on now... come to the chat room

    wanna talk basic bee IPM...
  17. party in the chat room.... come everyone!

    party in the chat room.... come everyone!
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    Re: brown cell cups

    yeah.. those.. just didnt have a lot and dont order often...
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    brown cell cups

    brown cell cups,,,


    do you throw em away after one use or can u clean the wax out of them somehow or ?

    d
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    el campo texas beek needed...

    I received a call today from a guy who has two EASY removals... one is a hive on a branch, 20 feet off the ground... it's not a swarm.. it has comb and everyhting... he even has a lift for u to...
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    SWARM! not NOW...

    my best hive is a 2 deep.. got tons of bees.. so many that they have swarm cells capped... and it's november... so should i squish em or try for a split or put an excluter on top and keep the queen...
  22. it's the size of a car! literally...

    http://www.silflayhraka.com/wp/2006/07/18/
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    looking for small bar molds

    anyone know if small bar molds exist that are silicone and u can twist out and are more durable? I think the plastic stiff ones would not work as well...
  24. i live in a state of stupid people...

    Present company excepted...

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/giant-hive-half-million-killer-193000682.html

    I did a cutout last week that got about 70 lbs of honey.. I've done cutouts twice to three...
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    priming cells

    i dont have any queen cells to rob Royal jelly from, and am trying to play around with grafting... I tried several times last year but i think they're drying out too fast and dont have enough rj to...
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