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    Removing bees from tree hollows

    I catch swarms and remove bees from homes in my area. I am often asked to remove bees that are in hollow trees. The only way that I know to do this is to cut down the tree. I have attempted to...
  2. Thread: Drawn Comb

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    Re: Drawn Comb

    thank you for the information. I was concerned about ruining my remaining hives with them.

    Joseph
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    Drawn Comb

    In mid May I checked my hives and all were thriving. In mid June I checked my hives and found one was now empty. All of the bees were gone. I opened and inspected all frames and found a few moths...
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    Thank you Michael. I hope to coordinate with a...

    Thank you Michael. I hope to coordinate with a local beekeeper to help me figure this out.
  5. Thread: Bee habits

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    I checked them this past Saturday and there is...

    I checked them this past Saturday and there is still plenty of room. Thanks.
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    Thanks! It is encouraging to know that they are...

    Thanks! It is encouraging to know that they are doing well.
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    Thanks, I was afraid that it was a varroa mite. ...

    Thanks, I was afraid that it was a varroa mite. The pics that you directed me to confirm that it is a mite. Thanks for the confirmation.
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    Varroa Question

    I am a new beekeeper with three hives. While reviewing pictures that I take when examining my hives I found one that I think is a mite. Actually, this doesn't surprise me since I purchased this...
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    Bee habits

    I am a new beekeeper. I have noticed the last three days that my bees congregate on the landing board and up the front of the hive at the end of the day. I don't know how long they stay out like...
  10. Thread: Drawn Comb

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    Docking - I checked out the comb and did not like...

    Docking - I checked out the comb and did not like it. Thanks for the warning. This confirms my suspicions.

    RonS - Thanks for the advice. I have been doing exactly what you suggest and stopped...
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    Kaisfate - I just viewed your site. How do you...

    Kaisfate - I just viewed your site. How do you like the top bar? I am considering building myself a couple of topbar hives. Now with this perspective, you are probably correct, the bees would be...
  12. Thread: Drawn Comb

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    I am providing empty foundation. But with two...

    I am providing empty foundation. But with two brood boxes to fill it seems to be taking them an awfully long time. My first hive has not even started drawing comb in one of the boxes and it has...
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    Thanks! I will check it out right now.

    Thanks! I will check it out right now.
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    Drawn Comb

    I am a new beekeeper and I was wondering if anyone sells drawn comb. I have started 3 hives this year and it seems that I am just working them too much by using empty foundation. I would love to...
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    Sticky: I have had two swarms. 3/15/09 in Ben Wheeler,...

    I have had two swarms. 3/15/09 in Ben Wheeler, TX 75754, Sunny Calm, 75F
    4/5/09 in Wills Point, TX 75163, cold front moving in, winds 20-30 mph, 42F
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    Thanks for the great idea! One of the club...

    Thanks for the great idea! One of the club members just called me and suggested almost the same thing, but instead of a jar, use a plastic gallon ziplock bag and make a small slice on it with a...
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    I know that I am paranoid but I would prefer to...

    I know that I am paranoid but I would prefer to have too much food than not enough. Thanks for sharing. Obviously what I experienced is not uncommon.
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    Boardman Feeder

    I plan to replace the boardman feeder with division board feeders. I only hesitate because I don't want to be opening my hive that often. I would like to see a division board feeder that will fit...
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    Thanks

    Well, I have a boardman feeder that came with the hive so I didn't have to open anything. I went home and got my spare box but by the time I got back the swarm was gone. If I hadn't of checked on...
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    Help - I don't know what I am seeing

    I last checked my hive late Friday afternoon, it was cold and rainy but all seemed well. Just now I went to refill the feeder and the front of the hive is covered in bees. What is going on? I...
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    Thanks Derek. This design looks easier that what...

    Thanks Derek. This design looks easier that what I had in mind.
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    Screened Bottom Board

    I want to build screened bottom boards but I don't know what screen material to use. Thanks in advance.
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    New in East Texas

    Hello. I am a new beekeeper and I am becoming addicted. I researched for two years before I got the courage to purchase my first colony. I picked it up in early January and haven't looked back. I...
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    Bring in Pollen

    I am a new beekeeper. I only have one colony and I live in East Texas, Canton, specifically. In late January to early February I noticed the exact same type of pollen being brought into the hive. ...
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