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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Newly mated queen from a grafted cell:

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P4240282_zpswjg969p6.jpg

    Newly mated queen from a hives natural supercedure (Larva only-...
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    Re: Best bang for the buck?

    Honey in liquor bottles is not my idea, I'm sure I've seen it somewhere. But it is popular with folks. They love it.

    There are some beautiful decorative liquor bottles. Any bar would probably save...
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    Re: Best bang for the buck?

    This is a favorite.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P1150003_zpssgneutjs.jpg

    I don't sell honey, but I do harvest a fair amount. I don't 'give' a drop away ether...
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    Re: Blood Curdling Scream

    help me.....:eek:

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P8220059_zps7tlef0op.jpg
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  5. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I was wondering how folks that tried this type of frame came out. I should have some time this weekend to answer questions and give more tips on useage if anyone needs more help.
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    Re: I probably shouldn't tell this......

    I bet the guy in Humm's story is telling his version to someone right now. Laughing at his adventure no doubt. Grandkids wide eyed as grandpa tells about how he tamed the wild beast.

    Still...
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    Re: I probably shouldn't tell this......

    Don't we all have bee stories that border horror and hilarity? Bees in the bonnet, dancing a gig. Funny to the onlookers, not so much for the dancer :) At the time anyway. Later the swelling is worn...
  8. Re: An introduction to highyielding royal jelly production methods in China

    I've seen that video before. I'd question a couple things about what they show, but is is interesting.
  9. Thread: Grafting tips?

    by Lauri
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    Re: Grafting tips?

    So many critical & seasonal aspects to rearing queens. Way too detailed to reply in a short post.
    What works well in early spring, needs slight changes during the main flow. And all that changes in...
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    Re: nuc overwintering ?

    I mentioned the nucs need to have a good queen, good weight and no mite issues.

    NOW is the time to rectify any of those issues.

    Or you may be one of those posters in November who writes:
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    Re: nuc overwintering ?

    This is what I over winter as a double nuc.
    I use a frame feeder on top and leave it in all winter. You'd be better off with a 1 1/2 gallon feeder and three frames. 4 frames and a one gallon...
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    Re: Queen stop laying

    You probably stopped looking when you found her. Look again. Supercedure queen may be in the hive (Out on mating flights during the day) and the marked queen may be keeping her distance or been...
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    Re: Jump starting a slow queen?

    I find many people are quick to blame the queen for everything lacking in the hive. But in my opinion, the queen is many times a product of her environment. You can install an awesome queen, but...
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    I see it most when she stops moving and is taking a rest. I also see it when I mark and clip them, then turn them loose back on the frame. When she walks off, then stops and rests, the bees will...
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P7150381_zpssbkan9xs.jpg

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P6270413_zpsncf0v5ad.jpg
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    Wow, very nice!
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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    The crush of death is always satisfying.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P3300300_zpsrv9kbdna.jpg
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    Re: Where Can I Buy 2 Queens?

    Laura, You're better off with capped queen cells in this situation if they are available to you locally.
    Heres a thread addressing your situation:
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  19. Re: Laying Worker Bees and All Drone Brood - lots of it. What do I do??

    Here's a couple photos of what I mentioned above. Intstalling a capped queen cell in a laying worker hive with few bees. Still good enough to use as a small mating nuc.

    This first photo is too...
  20. Thread: Drone Question

    by Lauri
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    Re: Drone Question

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/DSC08281_zpskjfzjnqu.jpg

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/PA180202_zpsqkhu7ymb.jpg
  21. Thread: Drone Question

    by Lauri
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    Re: Drone Question

    Nope, It's different.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P5230201_zpsyqdt5w9p.jpg
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  22. Here's what's going on in my neck of the woods

    Winding down for the most part, but still going to do a little more grafting.

    It's hot & dry as a bone here and not forecast to change.
    Hives and nucs are heavy and Carnie hybrids are brooding...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I had a little time to do something other than sweat and slam out frames...
    It's queen condo time :)

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P7150406_zpsjrvnz2y1.jpg
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  24. Re: Laying Worker Bees and All Drone Brood - lots of it. What do I do??

    If you have a frame of worker brood to add, that of course would help tremendously. But if not, the remaining bees can still get a queen mated. Leave them in the original location.

    Once she is...
  25. Re: Laying Worker Bees and All Drone Brood - lots of it. What do I do??

    Unless you have a capped queen cell, you're pretty much dead in the water. A cell that hatches out in a worthless, insane, drone filled colony lilke yours can turn it into a nice little mating nuc...
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