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  1. Thread: Custom Labels

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    Re: Custom Labels

    I'm thinking of just using 2 pound honey jars, they do well with large labels, and everything else glass canning jars with label on lid. Going legal does NOT fit on honey bears
  2. Re: Water issues in beekeeping, water management, and the desert.

    I have 4 ornamental ponds, 3 are quite small, all have a pump and small waterfall of some kind and there are surfaces where bees can light and get water. the trouble with desert, drought and bees is...
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    Re: An interesting story about wasps

    I have a spray bottle of dawn and water labeled wasp spray, I don't worry about hunting down every local paper wasp nest, but those too near my door or my hives get a midnight visit and a couple of...
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    Re: Laying worker help

    Newspaper combine over a strong hive. I wasted money on perfectly good queens trying to straighten out LW hives, drove a mile and dumped the bees. Repeat again a few days, didn't work.
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    Re: Bees staying home

    The weather has been rather strange this year. Texas has actually been better the last 2 years, we've had rain so had flow. In years with low flow and dearth, I pick the best queen of 2 hives to...
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    Re: extractor gear drives

    I did buy Dadant for that reason, but that drill idea is fabulous
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    Re: Dadant extractor issue.

    Thank you, I will have a look for a screw. It was pretty late last night when I realized the issue was getting worse. I've had an afterwork nap and maybe now I can see what's up
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    Dadant extractor issue.

    I bought a Dadant manual extractor a couple of years ago. Using it last night, it seems like the gear at the top of the shaft inside the extractor is not up high enough and it's causing noisy skips...
  9. Thread: Custom Labels

    by Gypsi
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    Re: Custom Labels

    The Texas honey label is long and cumbersome. I can get 4 to a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. Too wide for the 12 oz honeybears but ok on 2 pound jars. I didn't do anything fancy. I have bees chasing my...
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    Re: what happens to bees which lose their home?

    go pick up the ball of bees tonight, take a box and a brush and a red flashlight
  11. Thread: Custom Labels

    by Gypsi
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    Re: Custom Labels

    Good to see Charlie and Ollie are still at it. Ok, I need labels, any consensus on what goes on them and who has the cheap ones? ``
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    EFB is a tough battle to cleanup. I was fortunate, I harvested all honey, melted the wax off the frames for candles, bleached what was left and if it didn't look worth saving, campfire. I only saved...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    My colonies are working a mesquite bloom and bearding quite a lot. Today, I put a canopy up over the pond closest to them, which they use for a water supply sometimes. Apparently they didn't like the...
  14. Study suggests fipronil caused bee die-offs, CCD.

    Well this lovely article came to me via the Texas A&M University Apiculture Facebook page.

    I'll let you go there if you want their interpretation, here's the article.
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  15. Re: roach pesticide for shed that holds bee equipment

    I have heard people use the fipronil paste (intended for roaches) in beetle traps. New study in France suggests fipronil causes CCD.
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    Re: Double nuc manufacturers?

    Could I make it with a movable divider, so one side 3 frames and one 5? You are giving me ideas....

    MJC where can I find a pic of a 5 over 5 - or is it just standard 5 frame nucs stacked (I have...
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    Re: Compatibility Between Manufacturers

    I use Brushy Mountain Medium Nucs and Dadant Medium 10 frames and heights seem compatible. I'm gonna miss Brushy, that's for sure
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    Re: Any beekeeping Black Friday deals?

    Mann Lake has 12% off "almost everything"

    Dadant has 10% off.

    Dadant's AP23 is ok but I used to get the Ultra Bee 10 pound bucket, easier to store.

    Anyone tried Bee-Pro? (also Mann Lake)
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    Re: Mann Lake acquires Kelley Beekeeping

    I am waiting to see what the membership numbers are for Metro in 2019, we have had explosive growth for several years, older members have retired from the hobby but younger ones have continued to...
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    Re: I am thinking about switching to all deeps

    When I end up with a deep super, I take a deep 5 frame nuc with a screwed on plywood bottom board, and unload 5 frames into it, and 5 into another, then I move the deep box off (or not, I may just go...
  21. Phorid flies, a natural parasite of --------------

    Ants. And some fools in south Texas are gunning for the fire ants with phorid flies.

    correct me if I am wrong, but do phorid flies not also parasitize honeybees?
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    Re: brood break to make OAV work

    during a brood break with no capped brood, all the mites are phoretic.
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    not Brushy Mountain?
  24. Re: effects on the longevity and prolificacy of queens in hives submitted to OAV

    I'm getting 3 or 4 years from my queens, and I have been using OAV since at least 2016, I'm not seeing any issues. Better than losing a hive to mites, and what I've read about strips, particularly in...
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    Re: Double nuc manufacturers?

    I wanted one of those from Brushy Mountain in August but the budget was tight so I didn't order. And now it is too late
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