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    Re: NWC or all shortage?

    If you are looking for NWC, I'm not sure it matters where you get them (though my preference is for smaller breeders who give the queens more time to lay before shipping). However CA is home of...
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    Re: artist looking for dead bees

    At least you are asking the right time of the year when, unfortunately, dead bees are plentiful and one beekeeper could supply you with tens of thousands if not more. I've had similar requests in...
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    Re: Ohio winter losses high?

    I've heard lots of people loosing 50-90% in Ohio. Many of them experienced beekeepers with lots of hives. It simply was a much colder and consistently cold winter. Good healthy hives mostly made...
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    Re: Workers in Queen Cage

    I think you need enough to help manage the temperature (both heat and cool), tend to the queen and account for 1 or 2 dead attendants (if you constantly get more than there is probably something...
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    Re: Workers in Queen Cage

    I use 5 in a JZsBZs plastic cage. I've had very little loss in shipping so it seems to work well.
  6. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    3lb from georgia, pickup in Ohio for $90. Still a few left. www.olddrone.net
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    Re: JZBZ groove size

    I just cut a groove with a standard 10" table saw blade. Unless you were using hard wood you probably don't need to be more exact than that.
    The stem of the cup is actually oval which allows you to...
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    Re: Will #4 Hardware Cloth Work?

    #4 has big enough holes for bees, wasps, etc. to get though. I suspect it would make the hive very difficult to defend. If you ever have to move the hive, it will be more difficult to close up the...
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    Re: Groeb Farms Goes Bankrupt

    I've been getting the letters and have never done business with them either. They seem to be casting a wide net just in case. They have listed every possible debt including many that are less...
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    Re: Coated or uncoated plastic foundation

    Wax coated definitely. The more wax on the plastic the better. As they come from the factory it's pretty thin and they will do better if you apply more wax.

    If I had the time, I'd get...
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    Re: Extracting Room Floor

    In the past we just taped large sheets of cardboard to the floor, but that's when we were only extracting for a couple days in the garage. It did make cleanup pretty easy. The new honey house has...
  12. Re: WARNING: School project linking scam. "The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kid

    Just look the html page. It's worse than the 2 links, not to mention the improper markup.

    Another article send out in the same pretense is "The Bee's Knees: A Personalized Resource Guide on...
  13. WARNING: School project linking scam. "The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids"

    (I'm not sure this is the correct forum to to post this to, feel free to move it to the appropriate forum as needed.)

    I've seen it before, but lately an email has been circulating and is being...
  14. Re: Ohio State Beekeepers Fall Conference - Nov. 2nd -Featuring Phil Craft & Michael

    We've had another last minute vendor: Wicwas Press

    Online registration is open for one more week. Lunch and the honey contest are only available with pre-registration, so register now.
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    Re: Bee Inspector mid. October ??

    It probably can't hurt, though it would have been far more useful to be inspected earlier in the season.

    Unfortunately the Ohio inspection program is terribly underfunded and inspectors do what...
  16. Re: Ohio State Beekeepers Fall Conference - Nov. 2nd -Featuring Phil Craft & Michael

    I'd love to attend as a vendor, but I'm already wearing too many hats at the meeting. I'm in charge of the convention, am responsible for receiving and bringing the equipment from the out of state...
  17. Re: Ohio State Beekeepers Fall Conference - Nov. 2nd -Featuring Phil Craft & Michael

    We've had confirmation from many of the vendors we expect to have at the conference (still waiting on a few though). So far we have:
    Apivar
    Blue Sky Bee Supply
    Brushy Mountain Bee Farm...
  18. Thread: 4 NWC Queens

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    Re: 4 NWC Queens

    Thanks for all the feedback. Have 3 more to ship on monday (sorry, they are spoken for already) and I should finally be done for the season.
    I hate running this late, but fortunately the weather...
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    Re: Groeb Farms Goes Bankrupt

    Apparently their bad business practices extended well beyond importing fake honey. If you end up needing forgiveness of 27 million dollars when you are selling sugar water and cheap laundered honey...
  20. Thread: 4 NWC Queens

    by tarheit
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    4 NWC Queens

    I've got 4 extra queens caged and ready to ship (caged this Sunday) that it doesn't look like I'll need myself. Asking half of normal price just to find a home quickly and I'd hate to see them die on...
  21. Re: Central Illinois - Screened inner covers and bottom boards over winter???

    It all depends on your local conditions. Winter tends to be very windy here and the terrain is very flat. I ran 2 year with half of the screened bottom boards open and half closed. One year it...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets!

    I agree. Yellow jackets may try to sneak some honey from a hive this time of year, but they won't attack or kill a hive. They don't have the numbers to do any real damage. My guess is the bees...
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    Re: Mistints

    I use mistinted solid latex stain as primer. The can says it can be used on bare wood, and the latex paint can says it can be used over latex stain. And there always seems to be mistinted latex...
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    Re: Hot room bee window

    I've got 2 lights in my hot room. One 4' 2 bulb totally enclosed (wet location fixture to keep the bees out of it) that is used when we need to see well, and a second with a standard screw in bulb...
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    Re: Fall breeder queens

    Sue Cobey did a paper a while ago summarizing all the studies on the productive lifespan of II queens vs naturally mated queens. The summary is, that in all studies (except the first one ) the II...
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