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Old 10-13-2016, 07:28 PM   #101
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These will be my next hives...

http://www.honeyflow.com
Talk about making easy work of it!

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Old 02-24-2017, 10:49 PM   #102
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:17 PM   #103
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:13 PM   #104
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Well, I just bought two nucs and two hives. Gonna try it out in Midland TX. Going to pick them up around 1st of April.
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:35 PM   #105
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I know where two wild hives are right now. Both are easy to get to!
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:29 PM   #106
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I have two locations in Northern Live Oak county with bees in an old house wall(two different spots) and then one under a floor in an old storage building if anyone wants them.
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:09 PM   #107
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Went and checked mine today and swapped them into better boxes, maybe expanding next month or two.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:26 PM   #108
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We bought a nuc from Bee Weavers Thursday, looking good so far. We had 4 hives (2 brood boxes and 2 supers each) that we lost 3 years ago to hive bettles, going pro active to keep them down to a minimum. Getting a package early April that we should be able to jumpstart with a brood frame from this hive.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:33 PM   #109
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We have two hives for April pickup at Weaver, very good luck with their bees so far. Hoping to catch a third for the topbar we have. Definitely get more honey from the Lang than the topbar, but I really enjoy the natural aspect of the topbar with no foundation or frames. They usually build cross or bridged comb, but I guess that's what they normally do unless you give them no choice with foundation and frames.


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Old 03-06-2017, 07:59 PM   #110
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Building a few of my own langstroths this month want to get some packaged but finances are not going to allow it these will be my first hives found plans off beesource
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:25 PM   #111
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So how much does it really cost to get started?
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:33 PM   #112
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How do you guys running top bar rob honey? I've only been around spinning frames with an extractor?
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:44 PM   #113
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How do you guys running top bar rob honey? I've only been around spinning frames with an extractor?
Mash and filter! Check out Don the Fatbeeman on u-tube, he shows how to poor boy all kinds of bee duties.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:34 AM   #114
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If you buy your hives about 200 each for the hives and 150-200 for nucs is prices I'm seeing and then a bee suit and tools add about 200
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:15 AM   #115
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Cut cap, then crush and filer through cheesecloth twice.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:48 PM   #116
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Just installed two nucs into hives last night. Never really be around honey bees, other than the occasional swarm out hunting. Crazy how docile they are. And I think one bee is smarter than all ten of my wife's chickens combined.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:55 PM   #117
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This reminded me that I need to go out and install some more bars in ours. The dang bees were overflowing the hive yesterday.



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Old 04-20-2017, 02:57 PM   #118
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:16 PM   #119
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Our nuc we bought the 1st of March is going strong. They are almost done pulling on the 2nd brood box, probably add a super in a few weeks. Our package is doing well after 2 weeks, seeing eggs and larvae so the queen is going her job. We are feeding both hives every 4 days while they are pulling. The big hive is getting testy now that the pollen flow is kicking into gear, they're coming in loaded with pollen.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:46 PM   #120
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Beekeeping for dummies is a good book for starting off. It is what I used. One thing to remember about beekeeping is that there are lots of different ways, and most bee keepers are die hard convinced their way is the only way
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:56 AM   #121
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Just got my first hive last week and did not realize I would stare at the entrance watching bee after bee come in and out for as long as I do.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:04 AM   #122
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Been pretty cool so far, no one has gotten stung. yet.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:06 AM   #123
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Been pretty cool so far, no one has gotten stung. yet.


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Old 04-21-2017, 11:17 AM   #124
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They took over one of my woodduck boxes at the lake. I won't kill them but I'd sure like to be hatching ducks right now instead of bees. They're on Sam Rayburn in Nacogdoches county and easy access if anyone wants them.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM   #125
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I just came across this and thought it was pretty neat!

A Guy Invented Homemade Beehive To Save The Bees, And It's Going Absolutely Viral

http://simplecapacity.com/2017/04/a-...olutely-viral/

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Old Yesterday, 11:06 AM   #126
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I just came across this and thought it was pretty neat!

A Guy Invented Homemade Beehive To Save The Bees, And It's Going Absolutely Viral

http://simplecapacity.com/2017/04/a-...olutely-viral/

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It is pretty cool. I've seen the Mason Jar trick in various forms on the internet over the last few years. I've personally witnessed my bees building bridge and burr comb in the nooks and crannies of top feeders and areas you don't want them building comb so this sounds like it would work well.
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