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    Re: Feeding a new swarm

    Too many farmers in my area used weed killer on their pastures ( me included) and killed all the wildflowers. as they eat the flowers first then the hay.
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    Re: DIY Electric fence...help!

    I have sheep & 1 donkey that I have to keep fenced in or out. I have net wire field fence mostly but have used electric as a temporary fence. It worked for a summer but I had to weed it about once a...
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    Re: Feeding a new swarm

    Western where in Wise county are you located. I'm due north of Decatur aprox 7 miles. and the wildflowers out here are pretty decent.
  4. Thread: Tree pollen?

    by mcr
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    Tree pollen?

    I am a newby!!! Do Bees gather pollen from oak, willow, and other trees. That's the only thing blooming right now in my neighberhood. My bees are moving in & out alot.
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    Re: Response to a presentation

    My brother does Langs and I decided to do a TBH. I can make them with frames. I am looking for a small amount of honey. Just want to have bees. I went to a local Bee Meeting and there was a speaker...
  6. Thread: 40 acre planting

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    Re: 40 acre planting

    I have tried to get "native" wildflower mixes to grow in north Texas and have had no luck. I am in the proccess of harvesting volunteer sunflowers seeds that just started growing on my property and...
  7. Thread: Suggestions

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    Re: Suggestions

    Using a torch on this kind of tank is a bad idea for the bees and the person cutting. You will expose yourself to Galvanic poisoning from the galvanized metal. Not a fun thing to have. The heat will...
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    Re: Kerf + popsicle sticks / tongue depressors

    I've used paint stir sticks, strips of wood and plastic foundation cut down. I've glued them in and used brads to hold them. My bees perfer ones that are approx 1/4 inch out from the top bar. When...
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    Re: November hive collection.

    I think they want it gone now and maybe the neighbors are complaining. My old boss is the Chief of Police. If he calls I'll contact my Local experts and enlist their help and ideas. I have given a...
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    November hive collection.

    My old boss ( I'm retired) contacted me today to see if I wanted to remove a hive from the side of a house. He said its been there all summer and honey is dripping from it. I have not seen it yet. I...
  11. Re: Suspended sugar bricks in a topbar hive for winter

    I made a sugar brick feeder that replaces 3 top bars. I can refill it with out disturbing the bees. The bees have access thru the side of. my feeder. Just pull off the top cover & remove the filler...
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    Re: First year, fall assessment

    I'm from north of Ft Worth and today I had foragers bringing in pollen. My TBH is also small but has honey & brood. First year for me also,4400344005
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    Re: Accidental exposure to insectacide

    He was spraying Cobalt. I just got back from looking at the hive No bees on the outside but just inside the opening there were a bunch facing out. Did'nt want to open it as it is misting and cold.
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    Re: Accidental exposure to insectacide

    I did report him to TDA and the FAA plus DOW chemical. Not sure of the outcome but he has stopped talking with me. Won't give out insurance info. So I have a feeling he's not happy after getting a...
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    Re: Accidental exposure to insectacide

    I did a quick check on my bees today. 13 days afte ra crop duster sprayed my fields accidently. I thought my bees were declining. Today when I pulled up it looked like robbing was going on. I opened...
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    Accidental exposure to insectacide

    I had a crop duster " accidently spray my pastures this past Monday. He went right over my 2 TBH s & now I have dead bees underneath the hive. I checked them today and it appears I have about a third...
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    Re: 40 liter Swarm Trap with Medium Frames?

    what is a french cleat?
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    Re: Mouse guard for winter

    43217 This is my robber/mouse screen on my entrance. I bend the one inch opening up or down as needed.
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    Re: Bee vac a needed tool?

    I use a Porter Cable 20 volt battery as I have 4 for my cordless tools. I have a flashlight for the battery that I'm going to sacrafice as a battery holder. I use a seed control I got off ebay to...
  20. Thread: Amount of Vacuum

    by mcr
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    Re: Amount of Vacuum

    I'm playing with one similer to the Everything Bee Vac as I wanted something lighter than boxes, generator, extension cords, ect. I made mine where
    I can change buckets if it's a large cutout. My...
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    Re: Bee vac a needed tool?

    This one works and now I'm trying to make a battery operated one. I have one that runs n 20 volts using 21/2 inch hose using buckets. Still laying with the speed control as it runs too fast and the...
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    Re: Bee vac a needed tool?

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    Re: Bee vac a needed tool?

    I made one using a small shopvac ,2 5 gallon buckets, # 8 hardware cloth. screws, 20 feet of 428091 1/4 inch hose and 5 feet of 1 11/4 hose.42809
    I made one bucket with air gates and 1 1/4 hose...
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    Re: should I start feeding???

    I found out my hive wasn't tight as I thought. I sealed a small crack and that has solved any robbing issues as the hive can now protect itself. I made a liquid feeder that holds 1 gallon to fit...
  25. Thread: Oh shizzle...

    by mcr
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    Re: Oh shizzle...

    42623This is one of our NUCS with a robber screen lowered. It is made of #8 hardware cloth and cut into 1 inch opening that you can fold up or close as needed. So far they are working. I have then on...
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