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    Re: Keeping overly-defensive bees

    I find around 5% of the open mated hives in Central Texas are overly defensive and less than half of those exhibit true Africanized behavior. Plenty of the experienced beekeepers in the area...
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    Re: One week and queen not released?

    Candy in queen cages is NOT consistent. Often the cages that are being used early in the season have candy that has been there since Christmas an it's just too hard. On other times, I've had it so...
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    Re: Burlap sacks treated with poison?

    I can tell you the coffee roasters don't like having them piled up because insects and mice will make their home in them and if they get the least bit wet, they will mildew and mold in short time. ...
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    Re: CheckMite: For Hive Beetles

    Checkmite's active ingredient is Coumaphos. It's use originally as a miticide resulted in significant wax residue and mites that were resistant to the chemical. It's use has been frowned upon for...
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    Re: BeeWeaver bees

    We run a lot of BeeWeaver stock - nothing is bullet proof but they survive better with minimal or no treatments than any other of the purchased queens we've used. We've also been selecting from that...
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    Re: Jester nuc boxes

    The newest batch I'm assembling this evening has a feeding hole pre-cut. Yes they work to grow out nucs. The channels fill with water but it doesn't bother the bees and the bottoms will drain if...
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    Re: Am I getting old? / new veil

    I did have an incident last year where I was driving between yards and at the 3rd outyard, I had a horrible time seeing - despite the bright sun, I couldn't get a crisp view into the cells... I had...
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    Re: Am I getting old? / new veil

    Is your veil getting old or have you washed it? We have a lot of equipment around, some veils are worse than others and the darker the mesh the better - the ones that have faded or are more grey...
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    Re: Bees still defensive AFTER requeening

    X2 What he said. Have done this a few times, once with an Italian, changing the physical color of the bees as her genetics progressed through the hive. During the peak growth time of the season, it...
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    Re: Habanero infused honey

    In Texas it would require a Food Manufacturer Permit.

    I had some Habanero infused honey from a friend who's a chef at a local restaurant. Nice effect with the hot and sweet. Said he had simply...
  11. Re: Medium/deep conflict: comb production via nucs

    As to the deeps, I had 2 reasons that pushed me that direction. There's more money to be made in nucs than honey, and it's really easy to work nucs in deeps. As to over wintering, a deep and a medium...
  12. Re: Medium/deep conflict: comb production via nucs

    The underlying approach is to keep the nucs tight and understand young bees build wax and they do so given a steady source of food. 4 frames of emerging brood will explode into an empty box and get...
  13. Re: Medium/deep conflict: comb production via nucs

    Two things I see early on is that the new beekeeper often fails to pick up on the nuances of a system, blends an approach from several systems but combines non complimentary components. Rather than...
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    Re: Mead greenhorn

    With a JAOM, let it sit until the fruit drops. If you followed the recipe, the prescribed yeast poorly flocculates, the fruit drop will help keep a siphon out of the lees.
  15. Re: Can someone explain about being a distributor?

    Yes, high risk business. I know of more than 1 instance where someone thought they were going to get rich hauling packages, cooked or suffocated the hole load and lost everything... well in 1 case,...
  16. Re: Accepting each others beekeeping methods: my first year perspective

    I got into the game treatment free, working with Daniel Weaver, Les Crowder, and a number of very experienced treatment free beekeepers. I've made increase every year, routinely do hive consults and...
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    Re: I'm in but need advice

    I've found a staggered nutrient addition regime makes for a clean ferment and a mead that is quite drinkable in a short time (it all gets better with age). SNA and TOSNA are some published methods. ...
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    Re: Struck out hard with nucs

    I just don't see "expanding / establish / settle in", happen in the fall. Seems like by then, I've got what I got.



    Exactly. The concepts apply but you can't use a calendar from Vermont in...
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    Curious, did you confirm AHB through FABIS or USDA-ID?
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    I spend a bit of time with research scientists, local breeders and removers. The media and research money went into "killer bees" in the 80's - extensive testing, swarm traps, etc. And there WAS a...
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    That book is about 15 years old, was wildly speculative and currently pointed out as being incorrect in it's speculation by many professional speakers.

    Regardless of genetics, if the bees are...
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    Re: Wrap? Yes or no?

    In this case, No means No.

    You side tracked a thread to ask if there's some research on the effect of styrofoam placed on the outside of a hive where the bees have minimal or no contact with it. ...
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    Re: Figuring out wholesale pricing

    Asked. I normally sell some varietals alongside the wildflower as having some contrast both visually and for sampling helps sales all around. Guajillo / Huajillo is a favorite but not available...
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    Re: Figuring out wholesale pricing

    At wholesale, not producing it yourself, you are essentially middle-manning to the middle men = I don't see a lot of margin there to work with.

    The packers are selling varietals at around $2.75 /...
  25. Re: Best way to filter 35 -50 gallons of honey?

    For "pre-filtering" I set up a 5-gallon bucket with a bunch of holes drilled in the bottom and a paint strainer inside. That sits on another 5-gallon bucket, the lid of which has had the center...
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