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  1. Re: Any expereince with WildBlue satellite internet?

    Good to know. Do they have a utility that lets you know where you're at at any given time as far as DL's for the month?
  2. Re: Any expereince with WildBlue satellite internet?

    Thanks for the info BeeDeeTee!
  3. Any expereince with WildBlue satellite internet?

    Hello folks,

    We're in process of making a move "out of the city" - to a little spot of land in the woods of East Texas. There's no cable there - so our high-speed internet options are pretty much...
  4. Thread: Cool news!

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    Cool news!

    I was just (today) informed that I've been invited to spend an evening in April 2012 with Fabien Cousteau - grandson of Jacques Cousteau! All a part of my (back to college) STEM Scholarship...
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    Re: Houston (Sugarland / Missouri City) Area - Colony extraction needed 2-1-2012

    This request/thread can now be closed. A Houston area Beek has been put into contact with the folks in need. Thanks so much!

    Rex "Hawk" S.
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    Re: Making bottom boards

    Ed,

    That's a good looking bottom board! I, too make mine from 2x4 material. Easy & cheap (even free sometimes!!) to pick up, and easy to make.
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    Re: Interesting read.....

    Hahaha.. Dunno. :banana: :lpf: :banana: :lpf:
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    Re: Interesting read.....

    One of my daughters is vegetarian.. as such - she has vegan friends... They refused to accept a gift of a small jar of my honey last year... "because we use smoke on our bees". I couldn't believe...
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    Re: Designing a large scale drum warmer

    Were I to need to do it (and I will - far in the future) I would setup a simple solar water heating system. Here's a video that I found (Note - it's from Down Under - so the examples are for south...
  10. Re: dont know what but they have several sources of pollen blooming here

    Whether or not we get another cold snap - I can't help but feel that the pollen coming in is a GREAT thing! The protein that the new brood needs is coming into the hive, by their choice, for their...
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    Re: Looking for a Used Youth Bee Suit

    Jamie,

    If you don't want to spring for a suit, or cannot find a used one... there's other options. I'm in my 2nd year as a 'keeper, and my full first year was without a suit. I simply used a...
  12. Re: dont know what but they have several sources of pollen blooming here

    Here, I believe the blood red to be henbit. My garden area is covered with it since I didn't make a winter cover crop over the garden this year. They've been bringing in bright orange, pale yellow...
  13. Re: trailor hitch / platform cargo carrier suggestions?

    I have the HF cargo carrier. We have used it to carry extra food coolers, etc. when we were vending and had the pickup bed loaded with inventory to sell. The main issue might be the receiver-hitch...
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    Re: Crosscut sleds

    Whether using wood runners or HDPE, I pre-drill & use a counter-sink bit to screw the skids to the sled from the bottom of the skid. Do a search online, and you'll also see where folks drill &...
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    Re: Box Joint cutting machine YouTube Video

    I was wondering what the name of that machine was!
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    Re: Podcast The Practical Beekeeper

    Fantastic podcast. I've listened to it 2x already.

    Rex "Hawk" S.
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    Re: US Customs - Chinese Honey Laundering

    It also reminds me of the "beer of the month" clubs - that would get away with mailing or shipping micro-brew beers via UPS/Fedex - by calling/labeling the package "Live Yeast Samples" - when alcohol...
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    Re: US Customs - Chinese Honey Laundering

    It also makes me wonder how much makes it though customs, and does NOT get caught.
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    US Customs - Chinese Honey Laundering

    US Customs - Chinese Honey Laundering

    Money laundering via Honey laundering... Good catch!
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    Re: Texas Ag Exemption

    Folks,

    I just ran across this - the Texas Apiary Inspector (Paul Jackson) with Texas A&M has some specific instructions in his August 2011 newsletter on what to present to your county tax office...
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    Re: Bout to give up on Bees

    I thought mine were insatiable as well - in regards to their appetite. Yesterday, they downed a quart of 2:1 sugar water in about 2 hours. Then I watched closely for "The rest of the story"...
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    Re: Texas Ag Exemption

    And in Upshur county (Texas) - my father has 7 of his 8 acres exempt for his goats. He had to fill out paperwork with the county tax department (I believe).
  23. Re: Brad Nailer or Staple Gun for Frame Assembly?

    I got my air stapler/nailer at Harbor Freight for about $49 (maybe less - I don't remember), and use it with a $99 compressor.

    I'm lucky - in that I have a Harbor Freight location within 10...
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    Re: Curious Bees AT The Windows!

    My "city bees" (Dallas, Tx area) are about 10 yards from the house... 3-4 weeks ago - they were performing the same behavior you mentioned. Temps had cooled a little, and we had opened windows for...
  25. Re: Brad Nailer or Staple Gun for Frame Assembly?

    That's what I use. The smaller 1/4" crown works great for the frames. My gun will shoot finish nails OR staples. Staples do the trick!

    What foundation (if any) are you using?
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