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  • Dino-Bee Club of Glenrose, TX

    Meeting Information

     

    We meet at 6:30PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Glen Rose Citizen's Center, 209 SW Bernard Street, Glen Rose, Texas

     

    Our goal is to provide opportunities to learn safe & proper practices for the management of honey bees; and in the process, build a stronger beekeeping community.

     

    Visitors are welcome!

     

    Glen Rose, Texas sits atop limestone formations containing dinosaur footprints. Our club celebrates that dinosaur connection in it's name: The Dino-Bee Club.

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    Making Increase
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    David LaFerney



    A queen cell being fed.


    Making increase is how beekeepers refer to expanding their stocks. Not so long ago all bee keepers made increase because they couldn't just order some bees and let someone else do it for them. Somewhere along the line things changed and something that all beekeepers used to know became a mystery Its really easy to make increase.

    Splitting

    Any queenless hive that has the necessary resources to do so will try to make a queen.The required things being very young larva, food, bees, and drones for the queen to mate with.
    The reason that
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    From a Beesource.com thread, Lauri shows us how to work outside the old fashioned beekeeping box for new and easy ways to feed bee hives, especially when a beehive is low on food over winter or in spring. Here is the meat of her method:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauri Miller on Beesource.com
    My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I ran across these photos and thought I'd post them again.
    I put a sugar block on every hive that is in a single or when the cluster is near the top of the hive.

    25# cane sugar
    one quart cider vinegar
    sprinkle of electrolytes
    1-2 T citric acid (Found in your canning dept)
    splash of pro Health or
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    Dwain Cleveland called to pass along contact information for a bee removal in Pecan Plantation (thanks Dwain ). While doing a survey of the bee's location, I realized I'd done two take outs behind the house next door last year. We were in prime swarm territory!

    The homeowner had attempted to spray the entrance with wasp spray only to be turned back by defending bees. We didn't know how much of ...
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    Thurs evening I got a call from a lady in Hico that had a swarm in a tree in their front yard. Dwain had given her my name, so Debbie and I stopped by a took a look before dark.

    They were about 25 feet up in a oak tree tightly massed around a 8 inch limb. I had no way of getting them, so I called Dwain back and he agreed to meet me there the next ...