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    Everything seems to be going good. I pulled some...

    Everything seems to be going good. I pulled some brood frames and made a cell starter colony which helped to. I think I should be good. 🤞
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    And also I’d like to requeen hives but I’m having...

    And also I’d like to requeen hives but I’m having separation anxiety I’d like to save the old queens just in case as long a feasible. I have about 40 hives and ten nucs if that helps judge your...
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    Queen banking

    I’ve been trying to find reputable beekeepers at least in my mind reputable who have a YouTube video on queen banking but haven’t had much luck. I guess those guys are selling them as fast as they...
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    You don’t have to worry about it. What’s your...

    You don’t have to worry about it. What’s your other option no bees? I have mine by cotton they do fine. The only time the bees will be out there foraging is when they bloom. In most cases the...
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    @Deb I’m guessing it’s light colored ive never...

    @Deb I’m guessing it’s light colored ive never extracted it I hear it crystallizes fast and I’ve just always used it to build up bees for splits

    @matt I’ll have more pictures this weekend all 40...
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    Well I’ve heard of the method but never seen any...

    Well I’ve heard of the method but never seen any kind of detailed write up like that thanks! I’ve got my hives in a 800 acre pasture of this stuff we call it white Dutch
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    Managing spring build up

    So me being further south and with a mild winter the white Dutch clover is in bloom, willows and greening up and wildflowers and dewberries are starting to bloom. My bees are building up and drones...
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    What’s winter? My hives are going nuts baring...

    What’s winter? My hives are going nuts baring some unforeseen catastrophe or freak cold snap this should be a record year.
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    I had a drone layer after a month she started...

    I had a drone layer after a month she started laying normal. Damndest thing definitely not the norm. I like formic but I just can only muster the courage to do it in spring when the bees are stronger...
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    Your area would be helpful. If you were in my...

    Your area would be helpful. If you were in my neck of the woods it would be cotton and tallow
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    Hostile combination

    I’ve done many hive combines weak queenless with a decent colony or say a frame of brood and bees into a queenless colony. Yesterday I combined a cutout with a late summer split. The late summer...
  12. My hives are well off the beaten path and I don’t...

    My hives are well off the beaten path and I don’t actively discuss their location because people do steal them or destroy them. I’ve read several local articles of guys getting their hives burnt or...
  13. If your bees are that swarmy you may have bad...

    If your bees are that swarmy you may have bad genetics.
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    They’ll work it out. No worries.

    They’ll work it out. No worries.
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    I make my own queens now but there are some good...

    I make my own queens now but there are some good local options.
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    I’ve dropped or watched about 5 vanish and nome...

    I’ve dropped or watched about 5 vanish and nome came back maybe her colony said good riddance.
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    I get alottttt of tallow and straight tallow is...

    I get alottttt of tallow and straight tallow is fairly light. Probably people that don’t produce it or produce much of it think otherwise.
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    Dead outs and dead bees mentioned in your line...

    Dead outs and dead bees mentioned in your line about formic pro is kind of situational and seems like you injected your own emotions and bad experiences. I use formic pro with great results but the...
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    I think the amount of drones they mate with is...

    I think the amount of drones they mate with is much lower. You should requeen I’ve got five hives like that out of my 50 and they are all from swarms or removals. I’m in Wharton so in your area I’ve...
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    I live on the Texas coast and my honey 100%...

    I live on the Texas coast and my honey 100% capped runs at 18%. You can search and find some just naturally holds more moisture. I think clover can safely go up to 20%. If all your local buddy’s are...
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    Did you buy an incubator or make one? I’ve been...

    Did you buy an incubator or make one? I’ve been wanting to get one but the cost has always slowed me down.
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    Storing unmated queens

    I had a round of grafts emerge and a couple of the hair roller cages fell off the cells so they got out and are in the builder. I pulled the rest and they have to overnight. Will they be fine if I...
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    First off thanks for all the replies. I have a...

    First off thanks for all the replies.

    I have a vacmaster vacuum chamber I’m familiar with vacuum sealing food except honey obviously. I’ve seen it boil water out of stuff it puts such a vacuum on...
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    HEB and Walmart stock them but online you can...

    HEB and Walmart stock them but online you can order from Walmart and they do free delivery.
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    Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    The cheapest way I found to jar honey is anchor hocking jars they look nice and are maybe 60c a jar... however simply squeezing down on the lid doesn’t seal as well as I’d like. I found this jar...
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