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    Very good website to get folks started - thanks...

    Very good website to get folks started - thanks for sharing!
  2. No problem. Just so there’s no confusion, I’ve...

    No problem. Just so there’s no confusion, I’ve not treated stored supers with moth balls, just moth crystals, which I think is what you are talking about from your previous comments. No, I’ve not...
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    Thanks Michael. Instead of the legs, next time...

    Thanks Michael. Instead of the legs, next time I’m going to try the thorax like you did there. I just subbed you on YouTube by the way!
  4. Bob - very sorry to hear about the loss of your...

    Bob - very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. If I was anywhere near you I’d help you out in a heartbeat, surely someone is close by up that way...

    Ryan
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    Wow, what a heartbreaking story! Happens to the...

    Wow, what a heartbreaking story! Happens to the best of us.

    I would think it was from one of two reasons. Either the paint didn’t have a chance to fully dry before she was released back into...
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    Howdy Christina! Welcome and thanks for doing...

    Howdy Christina! Welcome and thanks for doing your part. You will be keeping bees before you know it!

    Ryan
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    Welcome Chblue! Glad to have you! Look forward...

    Welcome Chblue! Glad to have you! Look forward to hearing from ya!
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    Thanks for the information. Good points. I think...

    Thanks for the information. Good points. I think there is an appropriate time for both methods. I get pretty shaky sometimes too lol.

    JW - do you mark your virgins immediately upon emerging? I...
  9. I continually replenish the moth crystals as...

    I continually replenish the moth crystals as needed once they shrink to nothing, until I’m ready to put them back onto my hives. I usually air them out for a day before I put them on the hive. Hope...
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    Interesting. I guess the koi shut down until it...

    Interesting. I guess the koi shut down until it warms back up? That’s funny about the glacier signs. Lol.
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    Catching and Marking Queens

    Howdy! I am curious how most of you catch your queens (by hand or with a queen catcher) or even worry about marking them.

    I used to have the plunger style queen catcher, but several years ago...
  12. Good luck with your business, sounds neat! ...

    Good luck with your business, sounds neat!

    Moving those two heavy deeps out of the way to reverse it is more of a chore than I want to mess with. Even if mine were reversible, I don’t think I’d...
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    Welcome back. Nice to meet ya!

    Welcome back. Nice to meet ya!
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    Welcome! Best of luck and it sounds like you are...

    Welcome! Best of luck and it sounds like you are positioning yourself for success! If you can get a local mentor from your bee school, it sure will come in handy. Someone that can put eyes on your...
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    Great to hear you are getting into bees! I’m...

    Great to hear you are getting into bees! I’m certain your grandfather would be very proud!!
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    That’s not too bad. Fairly easy to show $200 in...

    That’s not too bad. Fairly easy to show $200 in ag income.

    In Texas tax codes, the term Ag use....“includes the use of land to raise or keep bees for pollination or for the production of human...
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    Welcome from East Texas!

    Welcome from East Texas!
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    That’s interesting. Thanks for sharing. So the...

    That’s interesting. Thanks for sharing. So the way I read it, if you as the owner decide to take your property out of ag, you get a penalty??? Wouldn’t the state of Maine be getting more taxes when...
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    Interesting to hear from other states. I still...

    Interesting to hear from other states. I still have to pay the feds income tax from honey sales. No state income tax in Texas, but Texas gets us with property taxes. That’s where the bees, or any...
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    Nice! Glad you got it done. Texas doesn’t have a...

    Nice! Glad you got it done. Texas doesn’t have a minimum value, you just have to show that you are producing something that could be sold, from what I understand.
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    Wild branch - so you are saying the assessor can...

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif In NY bee hives are listed on the things that the local assessor can tax along with trees, so far luckily I guess it would require them to...
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    Hey folks, I was pretty excited back when I found...

    Hey folks, I was pretty excited back when I found out how beekeeping would decrease my property taxes here in Texas. This is not an advertisement in any way, I just want to share with other...
  23. Yellow jackets nest under kid’s playhouse

    A friend of mine had yellow jackets move in under his children's playhouse. We decided to set up a camera and see if they would attack it. THEY DID!!

    https://youtu.be/W6YyxM83pEU
  24. Nice video Dan - you did well!

    Nice video Dan - you did well!
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    Good to meet you! Welcome! We haven’t tried...

    Good to meet you! Welcome! We haven’t tried candles, but my wife just made several lotion bars from some wax we had. Turned out well!
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