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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    We can always go back to the Bible to get our answers. " The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil." Our chemical companies buy off our agriculture schools in the way of grants, so most will say or...
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    Re: just installed 2 packages of russians...

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  3. Thread: Hive Beetles

    by Redneck
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    Re: Hive Beetles

    Do a search on the Beetle Baffle that prevents the beetle from crawling up the side of hive. This is a new invention by Haynes Haselmaler 110Stegal Road, Carriere,MS 39426. His website is...
  4. Re: Jon Entine debunks theory linking neonic pesticides to honeybee collapse

    I would like to see the results of a study of neonic seed coatings done by scientists and universities that did not accept any grants (free money) from chemical companies. Never believe for a minute...
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    I am very pleased with Carniolan bees. I went into the hive with last years breeder queen with one of my friends. It was cool and raining but we received no stings. My friend never wears a veil or...
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    Re: Glass-bulb queen catcher

    Walter Kelley sells these glass bulbs for catching queens.
  7. Thread: Nicot systen

    by Redneck
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    Re: Nicot systen

    The instructions say to leave it in hive for 24 hrs so the bees can clean it. This did not work for me, so I left it in for 48 hrs, and the queen used about every cell. I believe a new one must be...
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    Re: Best Price for New Frames

    Check Miller's Beekeeping Supplies in North Wilksboro, NC. They have an online catalog with prices.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    You cannot go wrong with Honey Run Apiaries. They have good bees, and have great customer service. I bought a breeder queen from them last year. She is still living. There has no one been stung...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    The great thing about beekeeping is the number of answers you will receive to your question, and maybe all of them are good. Now here goes another, go to Beeworks.com and order their DVD on queen...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Some package producers are raising more bees than they have queens for, so they order queens from whoever has them. Some are inferior, and even some are virgin queens that are too old to mate...
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    Re: Greetings from NC

    I think the first rule to becoming a successful beekeeper is, "Do not try to do what 25 different beekeepers tell you to do". You will probably end up with at least 20 different ways to keep bees.
  13. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    I have kept bees for 60 years, so my advice is to find you another location. Shared businesses is difficult to have. I think it would be rare if it worked. Never work bees for someone else unless...
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    Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    I do not put a lot of importance in trying to get local bees. Management of the bees is more important to me. When I moved to the mountains of VA from warm SC, I unloaded my bees onto the snow...
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    Re: Best Shaker Box

    Good to see a comment by Skinner Apiaries. I was beginning to be concerned about you, and where have you been?
  16. Thread: Dark Queen

    by Redneck
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    Re: Dark Queen

    This queen looks like a Carniolan Queen.
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    First you need to learn what powdered sugar does to mites. It doesn't kill them. It gets onto the suction cup type feet of the mite and causes them to fall. If you have a screened bottom on your...
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    The quality of the drones is more important than the quantity.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    I ordered a breeder queen from Honey Run Apiaries this year. I have been very impressed with her laying, as well as her offspring. Honey Run Apiaries is a very good company to do business.
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    Re: New in South Carolina

    I grew up between Pickens and Easley before being transferred to VA. Kept bees down there. I may have known your dad. Welcome to Beesource
  21. Re: anyone know where to get plans for electric embeder?

    Dadant sells such a piece of equipment, then just hook wires from transformer to it. I bought a 12 volt transformer from RadioShack. Plug it in to 120 volt and transformer reduces current down to...
  22. Re: Looking for Queen rearing classes in the Mid-Atlantic.

    Check out Virginia Tech. I think Dr. Fell will be having a class in the spring, but they fill up fast.
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    Re: Learn How to Use the Nicot System

    Velbert, I think the critical points to using the Nicot System are as follows: 1. a new box should be left in hive for at least 48 hours before placing the queen inside to lay, after this initial...
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    Re: Nicot System Question

    I have two of the nicot systems, also I have the jenter system. The first time I tried the nicot according to instructions, it did not work. On a new system brush the cells with sugar syrup and...
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    Re: Optimal temp for an incubator

    Go to honeyrunapiaries.com to see the incubator and controller that I have. They are good people to do business with, and the controller works great. They were behind when I was ready to oder, so I...
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