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  1. Thread: requeen

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    requeen

    Do all commercial beekeepers requeen every year?
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    Re: Glenn Apiaires Going out of Business

    Hello Riverratbees
    Look at VP Queens Adam and Kelly, will have II vsh queens 2013 for sale.Thay do great work with II queens.I have seen there work of II Queens .Have queens that thay II on my bee...
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    Re: Never forget 911

    How could we ever forget!
  4. Re: Bees - Which type would you choose? Russian, Carnolian, or Italian?

    Just ASKING. Why would a queen from Maine,not be good in Texas ?
  5. Re: Bees - Which type would you choose? Russian, Carnolian, or Italian?

    For me, VSH dark
  6. Thread: plastic frames

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    plastic frames

    Any one used,or using the standard plastic frames from Mann Lake? Pros and cons.
    Thanks
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    Re: ripe queen cell install

    Would not kill the old queen, to the new queen is back and laying.Put her in a nuc with a frame of bees and honey.When the new queen is laying, then you can do what ever you wish with the old queen.
  8. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    Wayne. From the photos ,looks like you might have a very poor queen.The pattern on the first frame looks very bad,is there any eggs or open brood on the first frame couldn't tell.I assume this was...
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    Re: Looking for Carnolian queen

    Do not order from cedar glen bees.Thay still have not sent queens ,or money back and it has bean over 4 years
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    Jim
  10. Thread: Pollen

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    Re: Pollen

    Thanks Keth Comollo
  11. Thread: Pollen

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    Pollen

    Can frames of pollen be frozen and used later to feed bees?Hives have a abundance of pollen this year,some hives all most pollen bound.

    Thanks
  12. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Re: Sunflowers

    Thanks Vance G

    I am thing about takeing 5 frame nucs to the sunflowers to build up for winter.What do you thank?
  13. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Sunflowers

    Never had bees on sunflower,how much nectar do sunflowers produce?Do not know anything about sunflowers.Hope some one knows.

    Thanks
  14. Thread: sourwood

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    Re: sourwood

    That would bee great.Let me know when you come, maybe we could have lunch.We have VSH & Russian Queens and nuc.If we can ever help let us know.
    7standsbeefarm@gmail.com
    Jim
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    Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I will have open mated VSH starting in may and will have them all summer long. the price will be $18.00 each
  16. Thread: Cordovan bees

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    Re: Cordovan bees

    How are the Cordovan's on honey production?
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    Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I will have VSH naturally mated QUEENS IN THE SPRING. My Queen mother came from VP Queens in Maryland.
    popsjim@gmail.com
    Thanks
  18. Re: How much buckwheat to plant to see a difference in honey?

    Hello FishmanMike
    Popsjim here .How much buckwheat to a acre and how much 10/10/10 or what.
    Thanks Jim
    PS Your bees working hard on the buckwheat i guess.Also thanks for asking about the Queens.I...
  19. Re: How much buckwheat to plant to see a difference in honey?

    Sorry! Mike email popsjim@gmail.com
    Jim
  20. Re: How much buckwheat to plant to see a difference in honey?

    Yes ! How many do you need?They are VSH .Queen mother came from VP Queens.

    Send me a email with phone number i will call you.
    Thanks Jim
  21. Re: How much buckwheat to plant to see a difference in honey?

    Thanks for the info.
    Queens did great, thanks.Where do you buy the seed? And when do you plant ?
    Jim
  22. Re: How much buckwheat to plant to see a difference in honey?

    Will buckwheat grow in NC?
    Thanks
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    Re: 1st round of brood

    About 10 frams of eggs
  24. Thread: VP Queen Bees

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    Re: VP Queen Bees

    V P Queens
    Yes VP has Excellent Queens
    Excellent service
  25. Thread: Queen rearing

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    Re: Queen rearing

    Thanks John again for the advise. Check in 48 hours my first graft ever had 35 being drawn out.I could see the royal jelly in top of the JZ BZ cell cups.Push in ones.I grafted 45 my hope was to get 5...
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