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  1. Re: Wanting to start a hive. Which books are the best to buy?

    "First lessons in Beekeeping" C.P. Dadant
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    Re: Cell Builders and Brood Factories

    Michael

    I also have a wildlife yard as you were referring to except my visitors are wild horses, buffalo, and bald eagles
  3. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    Laurie

    Dont let the task of honey production, extraction and bottling seen like such a daunting endeavor. Look at it this way; you've got the bees and the bees do all the collection on their own....
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    Re: new bee keeper

    Welcome Dan
  5. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    There is as much to learn regarding honey production as any other facet of beekeeping. Assuming that a certain amount of production is a given is very short sighted thinking. It takes many seasons...
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    Re: Tried MB fall harvest but issues, ideas?

    Well you know what some people say "it works for me"
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    Jim. I have always appreciated your knowledgeable approach. Everyone has a different approach to keeping bees and management styles. We all have different goals. Personally I prefer to rely on the...
  8. Thread: Dark Queen

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    Re: Dark Queen

    Thanks Bernhard
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    Re: Dark Queen

    Bernhard your statement begs for documentation
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    John
    my post was simply pointing out that our European queens readily lay in small cell comb without it being introduced. Sorry you weren't able to extract that from my post.
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    Those who have kept bees for any great length of time know very well the reduction of standard size brood cells down to small cell 4.9 and lower due to numerous years of brood rearing and cocoon...
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    Re: Russian sage is impresive

    Our Russian sage (Perovska) is always loaded with bees. Used primarily as an ornamental plant by landscapers here because its very drought tolerant and thrives in poor soil. Native to Afghanistan...
  13. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Sweet I wrote you a long reply but my cell phone are it. GRRRRRRR. Long story short we use frame spacers in our honey supers and never mix brood combs with extracting comb. Drawn comb for honey ...
  14. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Hey of Frank

    I was reading recently about the plight of the California beekeepers who are harvesting very little surplus because of the severe drought conditions. Looks like that hasn't affected...
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    Re: Maxant bottling tank?

    Most people find the need to purchase an extractor first and then a bottler. Your friend might get a little tired of subsidizing your business plan. I have a couple Maxant bottlers and they are...
  16. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Sweet

    I see no merit to any of your above comments. Just wondering what type of an operation you're referring to.
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    Walter Kelley multi-purpose tank

    I started a couple of threads the last couple of years asking if anyone has purchased and used the multi-purpose tank sold by Walter Kelley. Nobody ever said they had one. I was very interested in...
  18. Re: Would honey support a diabetic in a Post Apocalyptic Event?

    I'm sure glad we have web M.D.
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    Re: Timer for Maxant Sr Capping Spinner

    I have thought about a cappings spinner for next season. You have to run it "for several hours" to produce dry cappings. Is that standard operating procedure for that machine? It doesn't seem very...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    "Foundationless is noticeably faster."

    In my experience I have never known that to be the case. As most of us fully realize bees will only drawn comb as the need dictates, depending upon several...
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    "You have to wonder how those bees manage to make it with no feeding... "

    I don't wonder at all. There is a simple ratio involved; rob too much honey from your bees when there really isn't an...
  22. Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have placed orders with Rossman's for several years and have always been pleased with their sales and marketing approach. The items were always sent out immediately, and they followed up with...
  23. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    well stated Tom
  24. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    well stated Tom.
  25. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    "but too hot for the average bee keeper"... Your post indicated that you have only been keeping bees for a few years. Aren't you also an average beekeeper? What would make you assume that someone...
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