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  1. I have ordered two Purebred Russian Queens. Tentative shipping date is May 25 th. I also ordered two Pol-Line VSH queens from Mike Haney at Ridge Top Apiaries. I am going to do some splits just to try and expand the genetics of my apiary. The Russian I ordered just to have two more purebred...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I’m considering changing 4 Langstroths to Flow Hives and I see a lot of mixed feeling on them. What are your thoughts? Also, the original FlowHive is around $800, but I found a couple otherbrands that are in the $150- $350 range. Does anybody have any recommendations on a less expensive Flow...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    We had a nice warm day down here in TX, and the bees were all over the chicken feeders. Had the same issue last year, the chickens won't go near their feeders. I've got 3 'flocks' so multiple feeders for each group. The feeders inside a 'darker' coop didn't have bees, but any out in the open...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am hoping to make a Layen hive, the insulated one with plywood on inside, insulation and plywood on outside. I know nothing about plywood... grades, types etc. I scored some FREE plywood (always the best kind) and need to know what it is. Are they all good I have a few pics to show the face...
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