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    Re: What have you found to be the best way to

    Used nails not staples is the problem. Had the heads pull thru.
    Went bk and put short nails thru side but need to get some staples.
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    Re: What have you found to be the best way to

    You are right. No glue. :(.
    l had used my small nail gun. And had one hit the ground a little hard and it broke a few frames apart. Thought I had renailed them all but. ...

    Sounds like bee...
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    What have you found to be the best way to

    What have you found to be the best way to gently get bees out of a honey super?

    I have just used smoke but I have some frames that are coming apart with the weight or the nails I used so I have...
  4. Thread: Bottling question

    by JimD
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    Re: Bottling question

    I am a fun beekeeper and keep a few hives as a hobby.
    After working with 5 gallon buckets and letting the honey sit for several days to let the small stuff float to the top that the cheap gates...
  5. Thread: Black bees?

    by JimD
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    Re: Black bees?

    My BR queen was from the south part of Houston where the guy had tons of hives and I did have larger, smaller, dark bodies and regular but no solid Black.
    I had a several of the solid blacks...
  6. Thread: Black bees?

    by JimD
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    Black bees?

    I run Baton Rogue and Bee Weaver bees which are darker bees with the BW being darker but striped.

    I was cleaning up some frames today and had several black bees come in to the drippings. Thorax...
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    Re: Political signs and uses

    The fat bee man had that up on his utubes.

    I really like his utubes but the problem is the tubes are not in date order so many tend to have dated info. Bee man is supposed to be in the Conroe...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018 beekeeping quest

    Hey Rich, Great to hear "sounds like you are on a roll".

    I have decided that my bees are doing great in spite of my extra help. ;) I am semiretired and bored. I probably have the same problem...
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    Political signs and uses

    Being in the Houston area we have discussed different ways to keep crawling pests out of your hives.

    I have posted up the use of a cotton rope ~5/8's that is soaked in oil drained then axle...
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    Re: Coates 3/4" Nuc Plans?

    When you are using these boxes for regular hive boxes do you always need to add a lower 3/8 shim on the front and the back of these nuc boxes similar to the top piece? Swapped one out today and...
  11. Re: what size filter do you use to strain your honey?

    Thanks, We used to use cheesecloth in the old days but needed to skim the top few days later.
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    Re: 5 frame nuc entrance?

    Thanks, JW,

    My neighbor was throwing away about 10 - 12 sheets of 4x8 in 3/8 and 1/2 inch up at the farm. I did not need it but 300$ in plywood with very few problems. Too cheap to not pile it...
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    Re: Coates 3/4" Nuc Plans?

    Warp 1

    Do a search there are multiple posts on using this material with results.

    I am Suspect of the search engine here from time to time to find articles that I have seen and need to see...
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    Re: 5 frame nuc entrance?

    Just seems there is a need for both if you are serious. One box with fixed bottom for grabbing swarms and quick splits and the other for a more permanent 5 frame box with removable box and cut to...
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    Re: Hive top Feeder Issues

    You sound like me. Relax and let the bees do what they do. It is hard to do. Lord I know. ;) :) Nancy is a wonder with her advice.

    I have had some strange things happen this spring but in...
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    Re: 5 frame nuc entrance?

    I have several of the std Coates nucs and was wondering what the problem would "bee" if you just left the bottom off and built a regular bottom with an 3" x .75" opening to fit the Vap for OA tmts or...
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    Re: Coates 3/4" Nuc Plans?

    How have the 3/4" plywood nuc worked out when you have some from ~1/2 and the others 3/4 plywood?

    I have a double deep but not higher. See pxs of 4 high with some list, or tilt.

    Reading you...
  18. Re: Queenless colony; bees don't seem to want a queen

    I disagree.

    Old dogs are just like old married guys we can do the tricks but just can not hear the commands. ;)
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    One step forward and two steps back

    I enjoy my bees but wonder :"How much of my help do they really need?". Suggestions appreciated.

    Interesting spring. Stung more in 3 months than all last year in spite of heavy coveralls and...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018 beekeeping quest

    Glad all is well. I am just glad that I hopefully had all my queen problems done for a while though when Mark shows up to get the 3rd box I am thinking about setting up another nuc from which ever...
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    Re: How to stop ants climbing up the hive stand?

    I was having this problem last year and in August I cut and burned the ends on some 5/8 cotton fiber rope and I soaked the pieces in new oil and coated the rope with axle grease. Most barriers...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018 beekeeping quest

    Rich, Glad things are turning on for you up there. How many hive do you want to have this year?

    JW how are your bees doing? Got a px of your bee incubator? What are your plans for your bees...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018 beekeeping quest

    Rich- Good Luck this spring. I hope that you have a good spring and summer.

    JW How many hives do you have now? Are you grafting or? for the queen cells?

    I have not lost any hives but it has...
  24. Thread: Hey Michael

    by JimD
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    Hey Michael

    Got back in town a month ago and found a hive swarm had moved to top of hive cover. Went to get them at day light and had a quart and a half of dead bees and thought the mesquite spray survives went...
  25. What are the best ways to find a queen when requeening?

    Need to requeen two hives


    One swarmed but mean bees and I did not get rid of queen cells at the time so I need to kill new queen and put in frame from calm hive with eggs.

    What are the best...
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