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    Re: Prices

    I bought some the other day for $7 a pound, and 5lbs for $15..

    Needed a bit extra to coat new frames...
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    Moving hives question...

    I need to move two hive at my house to the hive stand I got and get them in the sun alittle more... ones will move about 15 yards, the other about 100 yards...

    Whats the best way to move them? ...
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    Re: Purchased nuc having issues

    The seller screwed you. Thats not how nucs should be sold. A nuc should have a queen in it already and AlREADY laying and accepted. You shouldnt be adding queens when you buy a nuc.

    Either...
  4. Re: Fall and late summer splits?? Teach me...

    Thats what I figure
  5. Fall and late summer splits?? Teach me...

    Its been a reaccuring thought to me lately... we are not having a good honey season and I doubt Im going to get any honey this year. My colonies continue to grow though and are keeping good food...
  6. Re: Queen excluders, worth the time or expense?

    Your going to get 50/50 answers. There is no answer.. some people use them, other dont. Depends what YOU want.
  7. Re: Is this something I should worry about (queen cell?)

    I have a few queen cups in my hives... its normal.. as long as there isnt and egg or larva in it everythings fine.. when you see an egg or larva with royal jelly in it you know they are making a...
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    Re: my biggest question...

    If your bees encounter an insecticide they die. Gone, dead.. if not they are in the hive and working or foraging.
  9. Re: Sensors inside and the Bee hive. The tech behind the buzz.

    You are a nerd.

    But with that said, it is pretty cool to get data out of it... be really neat to pin point flows and all.. pretty cool, way over my head..
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    Re: 16oz. plastic jars

    True... the op was really about a one time buy... not us that need a bunch..
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    Re: 16oz. plastic jars

    Mann lakes expensive if you been a bunch of em.
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    Re: 16oz. plastic jars

    Weve been buying glass jars from walmart for .66 cents each.. $8 for 12... well plus tax..

    I was still hoping to find cheaper as well..
  13. Re: when to transfer frames from a nuc into a deep?

    Im no expert, but when ypu get a nuc you get 5 frames.. 3 brood and two eith pollen and nector stores. The nucs ive gotten were older than 10 days. They were full of brood, queen right and already...
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    Re: Bee sudden aggression????

    Thats too complicated for me
  15. Re: Did my first powder sugar mite check....

    Some of them were nurse bees, not all though. I may have to try it all again. Didnt kill any doing it so i wouldnt think another gonat it just to verify would hurt..
  16. Did my first powder sugar mite check....

    Well i just got done doing a pwder sugar shake/roll on my two hives... checked the frames found the queen, put that back in the hive... filling the 300 bee cup was a hoot... had to scoop a few...
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    Bee sudden aggression????

    I was watching a video on facebook from a texas bee keeper that was stumped..

    He states that 10 days ago the hive was gentle. Then he posted videos today that they are straight up africanized...
  18. Re: Left dead hive in beeyard - suddenly bees galore!

    Im in tx and havent seen a swarm yet.
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    Re: When to add a second deep box?

    Im new too and just went thtough this for the first time with one of my two hives. The bees got pretty aggressive when they still had only one box, and had about 7 frames drawn out. Tons of bees...
  20. Re: Very small colony moved into empty hive....what should I do?

    You need to put in a follower board to make their "hive" like two frames big, and close off the rest of the hive. Thats way too much space for 50 bees. And you need to determine if there is a queen...
  21. Heres a newbee question about bottom boards..

    The double screen bottom boards with a door on the back to put in a oil tray for beetle larva and such... do you have to make them? Or can you buy there bottom boards somewhere?
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    Re: SHB question...

    Wow, ok. Thats really interesting!
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    Re: New beek hives update!

    Probably is.. im going to have to light the smoker better.
  24. Re: I live in the suburbs and want to make some extra money with honey.

    Im only $1500 in with 2 hives... still aint got lots of gear. And sure aint going to make money back to even break even this year IF my hives survive!!

    Its all a gamble, just with odds that are...
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    Re: New beek hives update!

    Smoke doesnt phase one of my hives, seems to make them mad...er... but yes I can tell when one gets squished they all start getting pissy. And at that, ive been using burlap in the smoker... cant...
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