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howdy..


im in college station... just had my bees a month...

Just wanting a few questions answered..

1. is double deeps nessecary in our winters? or is it for making more bees for more honey..

2. ever have ahb breed into your hives?

3. ever have your hive melt from summer weather? (i did..)
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Just wanting a few questions answered..

1. is double deeps nessecary in our winters? or is it for making more bees for more honey..
I am in the Central part of deep East Texas about 60 miles due South of Tyler.

I have wintered successfully in 2 deeps, deep and medium, and 3 mediums. I try to leave about 60-90# of honey. Our fall flows are usually excellent, but darker honey, and if bee populations are sufficient and you have a good strong queen they have no problems storing this much during the fall. I take no honey off after about the middle of June in my location. I like them to have plenty of stores late winter/early spring for early spring build up as our main flows start early to mid April.

2. ever have ahb breed into your hives?
Yes, I purchased two colonies from the Woodville area last spring and one that I believe was Africanized. I split and requeened and the problem was solved.

3. ever have your hive melt from summer weather? (i did..)
Yes, and not all that uncommon. That is why I place my colonies [contrary to recommendation] where they get shade in the late afternoon when it is hottest, I like them to be partially shaded by about 3pm.

You might send a pm [private message] to "Tecumseh" as he is in your area, and offers sound advice.

Kindest Regards
Danny Unger
 

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"You might send a pm [private message] to "Tecumseh" as he is in your area, and offers sound advice."

apparantly he either no longer visits here or something... and I cannot send him a pm as he does not accept any, and I cannot reply to any of his posts as they are considered 'old posts'... i tried and got deleted...

hmpf... :scratch:
 
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