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    Re: Pros & Cons of full vented sute's

    I have both a Mann Lake Honey Maker regular suite and an Ultrabreeze suit. I MUCH prefer the Ultrabreeze and can't think of any downsides other than it does snag easier. It is much cooler though...
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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    I would like the legs to be longer or at least have an option to get one with longer legs! Mine looks like I am wearing high water pants! Otherwise, the suit is perfect to me. I don't have any...
  3. Thread: Dry pollen sub

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    Re: Dry pollen sub

    I made this dry pollen feeder and it is great. It keeps the pollen dry and cost me just a few bucks in fittings. I have it in a tree near the hives and my bees really get after it.
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    Re: To glue or not to glue?

    I have gabled covers on all 6 of my hives. They have been in use since March of this year. I use an inner cover with the hole in the center and my bees have access to the "attic". They hang out...
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    Re: Central Texas NewBee 1st Post/?

    No pollen equals no brood. I am 70 miles south of you in San Marcos and we are in a dearth with nothing coming in. If they do not have enough pollen stores, they will not produce brood. My...
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    Re: Open Feeding Pollen Substitute

    I put some out in a homemade PVC feeder in my apiary. The bees ignored it for 4 or 5 days, then started hitting it hard. My brood was also nonexistent until they started hitting it. Now they are...
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    Re: No eggs or larvae in hive

    Just 30 or so mile south, mine have done the same thing. We are going on 40 days with no measurable rain right now. According to my Davis weather station, this is the longest dry spell we have had...
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    Re: Need advice..capped queen cell found

    I am closely watching their amount of nectar/honey in the hive. At one inspection, they simply did not have much room as the frames were pretty much nectar bound so I stopped feeding. I am keeping...
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    Need advice..capped queen cell found

    I have a hive that is the result of split of my original hive. I originally split and then they failed to get a mated queen back so I recombined. Shortly after, I found a bunch of queen cells...
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    Re: Question/concern about Fat Bee Man feeder.

    Sometimes if I am already in the apiary with a smoker lit, I will smoke them out. Otherwise, if I am just going to fill the feeder, I just pour slow as mentioned and have never seen one drowned yet....
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    Re: Asian Hornet In Florida.

    I am guessing this is directed at my post? If so, it was not my friend. It was the assistant Texas Apiary Inspector. No need to get bent out of shape on my comment! I was merely just passing...
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    Re: Asian Hornet In Florida.

    Are you sure it was an Asian Hornet? According to one of the Texas Apiary Inspectors who is an entomologist, they are not in the US yet. I have no first hand knowledge, just passing on info from...
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    Re: Caught a swarm, HELP please!

    You may wan to consider putting a piece of queen excluder over the entry if you have any. The frame of open brood should help anchor them but not always. I had a big one this spring that I put a...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    No, he is not moving any hives. He is 73 years old and I do all the heavy lifting for him. One yard is about 20 minutes from here. The other is 2 hours away. He also has 5 hives in his back yard,...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    I did not realize Utica, NY is in AHB territory. I did not think they got that far north.

    Being that I AM in documented AHB territory and have a lot of friends that are beekeepers here, it is not...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    You are overstating this, Brian. I live deep in AHB territory and it is not a given that naturally mated queens will be AHB. I have 2 hives that I allowed to raise their own queen as well as a swam...
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    Re: Small swarm, leave or hive them?

    My opinion...they are where they want to be and most likely, the size of the box is more suitable for them. I think I would leave them until spring, then consider hiving them. But hey, what do I...
  18. Re: Bees cause construction worker;s death at Riverside Ca site

    Dan P, yes, they work awesome! My mentor is 73 and has a hard time getting into a suit. He used to wear long sleeve shirts (2) with a tie on veil. Earlier this spring, I bought him an UltraBreeze...
  19. Re: Bees cause construction worker;s death at Riverside Ca site

    My mentor has 27 hives near Uvalde, TX. They have not been requeened for years, if ever. They are all a couple of deeps and 5 or 6 medium or shallow boxes on top. They are meaner than a...
  20. Re: Anyone have better, more detailed plans for the Miller Type feeder?

    I used pine with no problems thus far. I painted the outside well to help protect them.
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Thank you so much for that info. I know woodworking and home building very well but know little about electrical! I knew the 400 amps was not relevant but did not know how to do any calculations. ...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    Thanks for the ideas, folks! I just got back from Lowes and bought one of these: http://www.lowes.com/pd_595190-41462-XP400___?productId=50223893&pl=1&Ntt=battery+charger

    Hopefully 400 amps will...
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    How many hives are you doing with one charge? Is there enough juice to do at least 6 or do you have to plug it back in and charge it up?
  24. Re: Anyone have better, more detailed plans for the Miller Type feeder?

    I would agree! I am a professional woodworker (how I make my living) and like to make my own stuff for certain things. I prefer the MannLake top feeders but they have issues violating beespace...
  25. Re: Anyone have better, more detailed plans for the Miller Type feeder?

    I decided to send this to the moderator via PM to stay within the rules. Sorry!
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