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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Did a quick hive dive today to see what is going on.

    Per our earlier discussion I found that I could lift the front hive with two mediums supers and 7 deep frames of honey with the hive tool...
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    Re: Extra White Honey This Year

    You get what you get. I robbed for personal use and the honey was med colored but 5 weeks later when I robbed it was a lot darker and better tasting for me. I live north of Houston and get a lot...
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    There has to be an easy way to do the OA tmts for the little guy with a few hives or like me that had bees most of my life and keep bees for fun. I like to keep a few hives for something to do and...
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Any other suggestions?

    Do you need a longer pry bar to lift up 200 lbs boxes? Wonder if my 15" nail pry bars might do the trick if you first cracked the hive with a regular hive tool?
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    Re: Mosquito spray companies

    My bees sit 95 yards from the street. Houston, Texas area

    I got home last March from a trip to find that the bees were trying to swarm but just moved up under the over hang I had on the hive. ...
  6. Re: How to return some unextracted frames to hive?

    I tried that last year and all the bees started to refill the mediums that were on top of the hive above the intercover.

    I robbed my two hives and did 28 of 40 frames and pulled the second super...
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    Question on Queen and drone genetics

    I live out of Houston and we do have AHBs around. There are a lot of feral bees around me when I clean up looking at the different sizes and coloration.

    My bees seem to go hot and cold and...
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    Easy OA treatments?

    Seems like a lot of people are like me during the summer with trying to do OA treatments with suppers on your hives and how best to block them off for treatment or remove them each treatment.

    You...
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    Re: Is it just me, or do you see it too?

    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

    Salty- I saw a medical study and that statement is not true. The problem with old dogs...
  10. Re: Do you clean and reuse plastic foundation or throw them away?

    Appreciate the info.

    The Fat Bee Man said the same- Pressure Wash Them

    Is that what you do to your suppers during the fall? Remove the wax, wash and store for the winter?
    Last year I just...
  11. Do you clean and reuse plastic foundation or throw them away?

    Good news is my bees are going crazy this year.
    I robbed some supers and did not put a couple back on the hives but cut the wax off back down to foundation for next year.

    I was going to store...
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    Re: Too late to split in CT?

    I did the same thing about this time last year down south and no problem. Is it too late? Think for 30? dollars you save a month of time if you have to wait for the queen to hatch and mate and by...
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    Re: Oxalic acid & honey super

    Looks good but I have the old econo model that works well but still needs to be shoved in the bottom.

    Another thing not discussed is are the supers with honey capped or not? If you are cutting...
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    Re: Oxalic acid & honey super

    I think using some of these left over political plastic cardboard singns are their best use. Just slide one between the supers and the deeps and remove a little later.

    I also use them for hive...
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    Re: OA question for Varo Vap

    Thanks for the advice. Jim
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    OA question for Varo Vap

    I have the Varo Vap to use for a few hives.

    What is the smallest battery that you can use to still get two hives treated? My hives are in the back yard and hard to get to. I need a small...
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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...
  20. Thread: Bottling question

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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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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