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    Requeening annually

    Hello. I run about 350 colonies for honey production and have requeened with mated queens. I try to do this towards the end of march. I have recently found that the splits I make with just a couple...
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    Re: Candles for Dipping Boxes

    Any suggestions on where to buy bulk parafin
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    Re: swarm catching odds

    I typically get at least one for two traps set.
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    Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?

    jmgi. I have found that they draw out better when you have a strong hive and put the foundation right on top of the brood nest. We have done them like you did and it worked also but seemed like the...
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    Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?

    Yes these are honey producing hives that I'm speaking of. As for swarming I don't think this really prohibits that but we requeen every year in march and I think for us that knocks out about 80...
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    Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?

    If I can start the spring out with just one honey super of drawn comb above the brood nest then I watch for a flow to start. When it does there will be many bees in this super and you will see...
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    Re: Honey display stands

    I was looking for a rustic look. Something small but that would catch attention on a sales counter or wherever I can put them. I've got permission at a barber shop and a couple small mom and pop...
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    Re: Honey display stands

    Thanks. That's a nice stand. Any more ideas
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    Honey display stands

    Looking for some ideas for honey stands to put in stores and on front porch for honor based sales. Would really appreciate any pics for some ideas You can pm them to me if you'd like. Thanks in...
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    Cowen 28 frame system

    Looking for some input on the cowen 28 frame extractor system. The system I'm looking at has there deboxer, extractor,sump, auger, and uncapper.
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    Re: Tops and bottom boards

    Is it like regular plywood or is it a particle board. Thanks
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    Tops and bottom boards

    Has anyone used a product called HDO formboard for your equiptment. It is a 7 ply plyboard made with special glues and is supposed to withstand warping and weather very well. Actually it is a...
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    Slow start in louisiana

    I'm in northwest Louisiana and since the drought last year there is very little clover. My bees built up well on willow but now there is a big population with very little nectar coming in. Just...
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    Re: bait hive question

    I put mine in the middle and it works great
  15. Requeening established hive with queen cell

    I normally requeen every year with mated queens. I was thinking about raising my own queen cells and requeening my hives with these. Does anyone do this and if so do you kill the existing queen or...
  16. Thread: Feeder buckets

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    Feeder buckets

    To you guys that use bucket feeders. What size buckets do you use and where is the best place to get them. Thanks tracy
  17. Thread: Feeding

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    Feeding

    How do you commercial guys transport your sugar water to each beeyard
    And do you use some form of a pump to pump it into each hive. If so what kind of pump and nozzle do you use.
  18. Thread: Corn syrup

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    Re: Corn syrup

    Thanks
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    Corn syrup

    Do you need to dilute corn syrup or feed it as it comes I know that I mix sugar water either 2 to 1 or 1 to 1 depending on time of year.
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    Re: Queen suppliers

    Harveys honey in the classified section. I just bought 20 and were delivered in one day
  21. Thread: Splits

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    Splits

    I have read of all these splits being made with 2 to say 5 frames and letting them build back up to a full size hive. Does anybody just take a double deep and split the bees honey and pollen up...
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    JDC Bees woodenware

    I have recently made an order for a bunch of woodenware from JDC bees. I was told that they would deliver but had to have payment in full first. Anyway I was just leery of sending someone I haven't...
  23. Thread: Requeening

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    Requeening

    How long can you leave a hive queenless before you add the replacement. Thanks
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    Requeening

    Hello. I have 100 queens due to be here on march 14 I've been feeding and building my bees up to requeening and make some splits and the weather has been rather warm therefor my bees are building up...
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    Re: Dry feeding mega bee

    Thanks
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