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    Re: Cost of shipping queens

    I've had good luck with both Express and Priority mail. (and UPS Next day air, but it's pretty expensive). I let the customer decide as it's not an insignificant price difference.

    I use the VCR...
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    Re: Heavy Duty Hive Stands

    They are heavy enough to stand and jump on in any case (and I could stand to loose a few pounds). An optional set of 2 bars lets you connect to stands together to make a triple stand:
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    Heavy Duty Hive Stands

    These sturdy hive stands are built with solid steel making them heavy duty and light weight. We use 5/8 inch solid steel stock for all but the cross members and they are inch solid steel stock....
  4. Re: OSBA Fall Convention November 1st. - Michael Palmer and Sue Cobey

    Last call for preregistrations! We will still welcome you at the door, but lunch and the per-registration discount for members wont' be available.
    The vendor list has been extended again to...
  5. Re: OSBA Fall Convention November 1st. - Michael Palmer and Sue Cobey

    Mote last Minute Vendors for the OSBA Fall Conference, November 1st!

    Bee Culture, Pierco, and Northern Bee
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    We have an update on vendors. If you have a big order, be sure to contact them so you can pick it up at the conference and save on shipping.

    Dadant
    Brushy Mountain
    Mann Lake
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  7. OSBA Fall Convention November 1st. - Michael Palmer and Sue Cobey

    The Ohio State Beekeepers Association is holding its annual Fall Conference at Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio. Based on past attendance, and the central Ohio location, we...
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    Extra Queens available now.

    I have 5 mixed queens ready for shipment now. (the 5 frame nucs failed to accept the cell I gave them and raised their own queen). $15 each plus shipping. $9 by priority mail (Express and UPS...
  9. Thread: NWC Queens

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    Re: NWC Queens

    We are coming towards the end of the season, but I still have some available for the next couple weeks!
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    Re: Louisiana Queen Producers

    That's only helpful queen breeder and want some pure VSH stock at a reasonable price (for inseminated queens anyways). But $250 can be a bit steep for most that are just looking for open mated...
  11. Thread: Hop Guard II

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    Re: Hop Guard II

    I haven't used it. But what I've been told is it's an improved formulation that is more effective then the old hop guard.
  12. Thread: NWC Queens

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    Re: NWC Queens

    They were shipped on schedule monday. Sending the tracking number via PM.
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    Re: Best grafting tool?

    1/2 the width. It appeared that the wider tip of the tool simply rode too high in the cell. Even though it is rounded, when you bend the tip it forms a strait line. Place it in a cell with a...
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    Re: Best grafting tool?

    I prefer the German stainless myself, but I do graft wet.

    Out of 4 queen rearing classes I held, only one class perferred the Chinese tool. We did discover that it worked much better if you trim...
  15. Thread: NWC Queens

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    NWC Queens

    I have openings now for queens and for the next several weeks. Open mated in 5 frame nucs and will be laying before they are shipped.

    $25 each with discounts starting at 6 queens. Shipping is...
  16. Thread: Windows XP?

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    Re: Windows XP?

    Definitely need to dump IE if you are using XP. Now that Microsoft has announce the problem, hackers will do their best to take advantage of the 20% of computers that are still running XP.

    You're...
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    Re: Starving out a package in a Warre!!!

    If they couldn't get to the feed they certainly could have starved out overnight. The feed needs to be where the cluster is. I've had someone install a package on foundation and fail to feed them...
  18. Re: Will a virgin queen lay before taking a mating flight?

    If it takes longer than 3 weeks from emergence.
  19. Re: Will a virgin queen lay before taking a mating flight?

    Eventually she will start laying. Once that happens all you can do is remove her and try again. Fortunately you have about a 3 week window from emergence for her to make a mating flight.
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    Re: cold nights/ delay queen cell??

    I wish I had specific number, but I know of no study and haven't had time to run formal tests myself. I think the longer they are at lower temperatures the longer the delay. I've done as low as...
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    Re: Saw Stop table saw

    If you cut a lot of plywood a panel saw is your best friend. Doesn't need to be expensive though. I made one out of a cheap circular saw, 2x4's sheet of plywood, some scrap wood, rope, bricks and...
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    Re: packages from dadant

    You should call and ask. There are a lot of Carniolans coming out of CA and I suspect that is what she is.

    There is no local source for packages in the north, at least this time of year, they...
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    Re: Sundance bottom mount traps

    I haven't seen any impact on build up. The mesh they use isn't so small as to strip all the pollen from the bees. In fact I've seen a colony with the pollen trap on become pollen bound.
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    Re: cold nights/ delay queen cell??

    Temperature can affect the timing of when queens emerge from cells. It's also a trick you can use if you have an incubator. Lowering the temperature can buy you a little bit of time when the...
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    Re: Methods for introducing Virgin Queens

    I've had good luck introducing in a cage. It's best to feed them first (honey, sugar syrup) and include candy in the cage. After three days I pull the cork/plug and return the cage to the nuc and...
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