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    raising queens next to abh..

    so when queens are out mating, what are the % of drones in the air that might come from a neighboring hive? I have queecells from calm hives and i want to keep them calm..

    but i have a very angry...
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    cheapest hex 1.5 oz jar?

    i've checked specialtybottle.com, mannlake, dadant, and a few others.. but just wondering if anyone knew of a good place?
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    white eyed drone

    betcha you won't see this often..

    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e76/darrinthephotographer/zombee-2_zps4bad25ce.jpg
  4. Re: any reason NOT to use black comb?

    That brought up something we were talking about in beechat the other day... The apivar strips.. I leave them on for 45 days... But do you think the strips could be reusable a time or two? The rep I...
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    so does anyone know which mite treatments are residual?
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    and exactly why i hate the internet..

    i can never find anything… thanks.
  7. any reason NOT to use black comb?

    i've read people say chemicals and pesticides build up over time inside comb, but i have seen no written papers or documentation to prove it, so that's hearsay..

    but as the pupae shed their...
  8. honey chemistry and refractometers….

    anyone know much about refractometers in general?

    was wondering if i could somehow translate the scale on my saltwater fish tank refractometer and figure out how to translate it into honey...
  9. Re: would redecorating your back yard make your bees mad?

    hand held impact drill..

    and the bees didn't bother anyone till it was almost all over…

    and we mow and my neighbors mow weekly… and the hives are 5-7 feet from the fence to my neighbor..
  10. would redecorating your back yard make your bees mad?

    i've got a half acre property… 1900sq ft house…half the property in back.. same size in front… sides bout twenty feet wide to neighbor… back yard is fenced with privacy fence.. bees are on one side...
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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...
  15. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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