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Queen characteristics, behaviors, problems as well as bee breeding.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I plan on overwintering 40 mating nucs on mini frames

    Started by Lauri, 08-17-2013 04:20 PM
    8 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Started by Ddawg, 01-20-2015 08:43 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 142
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: My Cell Building Methods

    Started by Michael Palmer, 07-07-2010 07:50 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 106
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: first attempt at queenrearing

    Started by squarepeg, 12-08-2012 09:16 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 110
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 05-08-2015 09:46 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 99
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding Mite Resistance - The Journey

    Started by JRG13, 01-06-2017 02:20 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 90
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  1. Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Started by Specialkayme, 08-14-2011 08:50 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 189
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  2. I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Started by peterloringborst, 03-29-2014 01:22 PM
    25 Pages
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    • Replies: 481
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  3. Beginner Queen Rearing using the Joseph Clemens Starter/Finisher

    Started by David LaFerney, 11-06-2011 10:25 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 58,799
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  4. VSH Breeding?

    Started by deknow, 01-25-2013 10:45 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 169
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    11-28-2014, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Started by peterloringborst, 07-29-2014 06:06 AM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 293
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  6. Russell Apiaries SunKist Cordovan Queens

    Started by Joseph Clemens, 06-13-2011 04:49 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 112
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  7. Mating nucs on a large scale

    Started by Kingfisher Apiaries, 05-25-2011 07:40 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 172
    • Views: 38,601
    10-21-2011, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  8. foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Started by baldwinbees, 10-10-2011 12:50 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 209
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  9. Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Started by Jpoindexter, 01-21-2012 05:01 AM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 402
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  10. Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Started by Fusion_power, 12-19-2011 06:41 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 35,765
    09-06-2013, 01:42 PM Go to last post
  11. First Graft of the Year

    Started by jwcarlson, 04-17-2016 10:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 33,256
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  12. Our Gene Pool

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-11-2011 01:06 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 158
    • Views: 30,140
    11-07-2011, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  13. New England Bee Breeders Association

    Started by Michael Palmer, 12-31-2006 09:03 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
    • Views: 30,011
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  14. Curious on Commerical Queen Rearing Yard Rotation

    Started by KevinR, 11-30-2012 08:50 PM
    5 Pages
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    cell builder, palmer
    • Replies: 80
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  15. Resistant bees, productive or not

    Started by Ted Kretschmann, 03-27-2011 07:03 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 133
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  16. Larger queen cells - do they produce larger queens?

    Started by Joseph Clemens, 08-18-2010 02:10 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 26,597
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  17. Over-wintered Queens

    Started by TWall, 01-15-2011 08:55 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
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  18. Typical brood pattern for VSH queen?

    Started by IAmTheWaterbug, 02-21-2016 02:33 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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  19. Mating Nucs

    Started by marshmasterpat, 01-08-2014 04:25 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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  20. Surviver Stock: the new bee race

    Started by wayacoyote, 01-05-2009 04:26 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    02-25-2009, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  21. Jennifer Berry's Queens

    Started by bhfury, 06-03-2009 09:25 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    06-18-2009, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  22. quality of 2013 package queens from GA/AL?

    Started by RudyT, 05-03-2013 08:46 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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    01-08-2014, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  23. Genetic Diversity: What Would Brother Adam Do... Today?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-25-2012 02:24 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
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    12-03-2012, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  24. Queens and genetics

    Started by PyroBee, 07-20-2015 03:07 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    12-05-2015, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  25. Requeening package bees

    Started by Tycobb, 02-05-2014 06:18 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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  26. Mini Mating Nuc

    Started by Tiny Barn Farm, 11-02-2013 09:30 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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  27. Queen catcher clips

    Started by Daniel Y, 01-04-2013 07:38 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    04-09-2013, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  28. Russell Sunkist Queens

    Started by snl, 07-31-2011 06:45 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Views: 19,231
    05-07-2013, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  29. Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    Started by David LaFerney, 01-08-2011 10:57 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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  30. Traits for selecting breeder colonies

    Started by Fusion_power, 05-19-2005 09:11 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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    07-25-2012, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  31. German Black Bees

    Started by sqkcrk, 08-22-2010 06:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
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    09-06-2010, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  32. Any good breeding methods for Zone 5A?

    Started by Learning2Bee, 01-20-2016 01:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    breeding queen
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 18,197
    01-22-2016, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  33. 1rst Round

    Started by WVbeekeeper, 03-30-2008 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    05-10-2008, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  34. Can Queen bees sting?

    Started by JBees, 01-21-2012 09:46 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 18,101
    06-30-2015, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  35. Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    Started by RayMarler, 11-23-2014 05:51 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
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    12-27-2014, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  36. 48 Hour Queen Cells

    Started by timgoodin, 06-13-2012 08:30 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    04-19-2014, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  37. Cordovan bees

    Started by Focus on Bees, 03-18-2006 04:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 17,684
    10-18-2009, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  38. Queen Marking Pen - Wal Mart

    Started by Naturegoods, 05-06-2010 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 17,477
    12-07-2015, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  39. Here is Where I'm At - How Do You Suggest I Move Forward?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-28-2012 12:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    12-01-2012, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  40. OTS queen rearing...

    Started by beestudent, 12-04-2015 01:54 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
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    12-08-2015, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  41. Mini-nuk .vs. Queen Castle

    Started by rw3212, 05-03-2009 10:16 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    06-07-2009, 06:34 AM Go to last post
  42. How Soon Does A Queen Start Laying Eggs?

    Started by Foleybees, 03-20-2011 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-21-2011, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  43. RA Queen Selection

    Started by Diogenes, 07-21-2012 10:13 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
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  44. Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Started by beecrazy101, 10-23-2012 03:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
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  45. Hygenic test results on breeders

    Started by JBJ, 06-16-2012 01:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
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  46. Stressful grafting and queen rearing attempt

    Started by cristianNiculae, 05-01-2014 11:59 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 83
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  47. Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Started by Margot1d, 03-21-2015 05:37 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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  48. Mini nuc percentages

    Started by Southern_Sun, 08-27-2010 12:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
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    01-01-2011, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  49. Queen Rearing Calendar Tool

    Started by sugarmapleapiaries, 06-29-2009 07:08 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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  50. Be gentle I am new to this. the Subject is making splits

    Started by weldingfreak6010, 12-18-2012 07:19 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
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  51. Source of Buckfast stock from Canada for 2016

    Started by Fusion_power, 12-11-2015 05:39 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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  52. Best Shaker Box

    Started by LT, 11-23-2009 09:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    11-11-2014, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  53. Two queen hive and different breeds

    Started by MattDavey, 11-11-2012 06:03 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    03-21-2015, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  54. Accelerated Queen Rearing

    Started by BWrangler, 01-10-2005 05:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
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  55. Drone Comb for Saturation

    Started by KevinR, 11-30-2012 06:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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  56. Graft on Pollen frames--2 year results are in

    Started by beepro, 07-08-2016 02:25 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
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    08-31-2016, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  57. Ordered a Breeder Q today

    Started by BerkeyDavid, 11-12-2007 11:37 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    11-27-2007, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  58. Queen breeding

    Started by valleyman, 11-02-2010 08:22 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    11-17-2010, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  59. Photos of larvae at the "right stage

    Started by IBJake, 03-31-2016 12:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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  60. Queen castle

    Started by stormbringer, 05-19-2010 08:06 AM
    2 Pages
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    07-31-2013, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  61. Jenter or Ezi Queen?

    Started by opinapis, 12-25-2007 03:59 AM
    2 Pages
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    01-25-2008, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  62. Nsqba

    Started by BjornBee, 01-09-2008 11:55 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    07-13-2008, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  63. Buckfast Queens

    Started by Mitch, 10-18-2004 07:19 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    01-21-2005, 06:18 AM Go to last post
  64. Micro-breeders

    Started by Grant, 01-19-2008 01:16 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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    01-30-2008, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  65. Nicot system

    Started by Neal 48, 07-24-2010 07:51 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 35
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    04-09-2013, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  66. Something Larry Connor Says in Increase Essentials...

    Started by fatscher, 11-26-2009 09:17 PM
    2 Pages
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    12-14-2009, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  67. On the Spot Queen Rearing

    Started by Scottsman, 04-13-2012 07:46 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    05-05-2012, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  68. favorite queen for grafting so far

    Started by Lauri, 05-08-2013 06:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 13,191
    05-19-2013, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  69. Question How to keep Queen alive ahead of hiving...

    Started by WesternWilson, 09-07-2012 08:26 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    10-02-2012, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  70. Now mating nuc question

    Started by PyroBee, 11-20-2015 02:12 PM
    • Replies: 19
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  71. Introducing New Queen

    Started by BroncoVol74, 08-09-2016 05:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 13,162
    08-12-2016, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  72. Hybrid Vigor vs. Natural Vigor

    Started by Countryboy, 12-07-2010 09:43 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
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    12-19-2010, 02:18 AM Go to last post
  73. Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    Started by Ian, 01-29-2015 08:53 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 13,092
    02-05-2015, 07:56 PM Go to last post

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