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    Re: Just joined from Frisco, Texas!

    Welcome, from another Collin County beek! Make sure you come to the North Texas Beekeepers meetings the 2nd Monday of each month, at the Heard Museum!
  2. Thread: Ribs

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    Re: Ribs

    I preboil my ribs -- mostly b/c I don't plan far enough in advance to let 'em sit in the fridge or spend hours in the oven (and that heats up the kitchen too much). To prevent them from being bland,...
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    Re: Love that TEXAS....

    Ha ha ha! But you forgot add what it's like living in Amarillo. Plus the heat, you can add in winter weather that causes the temp to drop 40 degrees in 2 hours and 3 foot snowstorms at the end of...
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    Re: "I have honey bees that need to be removed"

    Here is contact info for two of the Texas beekeepers associations that should be closest to you in Abilene. Got this info off the web, so not sure how up todate it is.

    Central Texas Beekeepers...
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    Re: ID request-What are these guys?

    Actually it looks like a mayfly nymph, but mayfly nymphs live in water.
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    Re: ID request-What are these guys?

    Looks more like an earwig nymph -- but w/o the back pincers.....
  7. Thread: Bee Suits

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    Re: Bee Suits

    Last post -- I promise. She also likes the "cool factor" of having a beesuit and being an "official" beekeeper.
  8. Thread: Bee Suits

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    Re: Bee Suits

    As to being stung -- the only time my daughter was stung was when she was attempting to rescue barehanded a bee that had flown into our pool. She understands why she was stung, and it hasn't seemed...
  9. Thread: Bee Suits

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    Re: Bee Suits

    My daughter just turned 11, but is pretty small. She wears about 7-8 in girls. I got her the full Dadant beesuit + zip-on veil in size 10-12. It's kind of big and baggy on her, but I figured she's...
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    I agree w/ the don't ask, don't tell policy. I...

    I agree w/ the don't ask, don't tell policy. I did research my city's laws, though, before hand. I have bees in backyard up against a fence and unless somebody says something, I'm not going to tell...
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    OK -- another quick update. Checked today and...

    OK -- another quick update. Checked today and new queen has begun laying! YEAH! :applause: No larvae yet, but it's only been 4 days since she was released from queen cage. Now I'm concerned there...
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    Nubeek from North Texas

    Finally getting around to introducing myself. Kind of got interested in beekeeping earlier this year, but it didn't really gel for me until early May, which of course if pretty late in the season. ...
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    It was a wooden nuc. And the seller, whom I...

    It was a wooden nuc. And the seller, whom I won't name b/c I think he's pretty well known, advised me to spray w/ sugar water. I think I way overdid it, though. As one acquaintance put it, I...
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    Working through my mistake

    Just thought I'd post an update. I installed my replacement queen in her cage last Thursday and managed to resist peeking until last night. But last night the itchiness was too great, so I had to...
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    OK -- looked very carefully again for queen and...

    OK -- looked very carefully again for queen and eggs late yesterday afternoon and didn't see anything. Found lots of pollen and uncured honey/sugar syrup, and a fair amount of burr comb between...
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    Major Mistake

    I plan on looking for the nuc queen late this afternoon, but she is unmarked making things a tad more difficult. Appreciate the suggestion re: purchasing additional frames. I will investigate that....
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    Suggestions for fixing major mistake?

    Situation: purchased nuc on Friday before Memorial Day weekend, couldn't install it until Saturday afternoon. By Sunday PM, probably 2/3 to maybe 3/4 of the bees died (Don't ask me why -- it's WAY...
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