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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    I've worked them at night. I too work twelve hours shifts and one of my further yards is about forty-five minutes from my house. As everyone above has been saying it can be done and it's definitely...
  2. Re: How quickly might a spring hive go from loads of honey to barely any?

    Depends on if they're being robbed out or not, also depends on the size of the colony.
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    Re: oldest larva they can make a queen from.

    Harley,

    Have you done any grafting before? You're obviously knowledgeable enough to do it with good success, why bother with the guess work on whether or not they're raising queens from the...
  4. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    I have never used anything but a queenless one. Once I have my CB set up I'll just continue to add frames of capped brood so I have young nurse bees in there raising queens until I finish rearing.
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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    This is all going to be anecdotal advice so take it with many, many grains of salt.

    >Do they all shift to working on the more advanced cells?

    From what I've seen they don't shift to working on...
  6. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    Maybe one or two... We keep getting cold snaps here but I saw drone comb last weekend when I went out. I'll probably set up a couple of cell builders this weekend, maybe graft next weekend. That...
  7. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    Well yeah, if you do they drown :P
  8. Re: Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

    In the past I typically wait until about the middle of May, however; this year it's been so warm here, I've had to start feeding so early, the colonies are building up early. Honestly all I'm...
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    Re: Do you use your JZBZ cups more than once?

    I don't reuse, mostly because A) I don't have the time to wash/clean them properly before reuse and B) The last couple of years since I started grafting I usually press the queen cell and cup into a...
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    Re: When to start Spring Feeding

    This doesn't really answer your question but hopefully it might give you some insight. I'm far from Massachusetts so I can't really weigh in on that, however; when to feed and when not to feed comes...
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Heh, I got stung down low once, right through the jeans and into my sensitive bits. I prefer going commando but now I've been getting into the habit of wearing briefs.
  12. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    Well, my goal for 2014 was to learn instrumental insemination, I guess I can check that one off the list. My 2015 goal is probably going to be working towards developing a dark bee breed tailored...
  13. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Well that's really disappointing, thanks for the quick reply specialkayme
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    You have a link acebird?
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    Moonbeam stock

    In 2012 I was looking at a breed listed on the russel apiaries site as a moonbeam queen. Unfortunately I was never able to purchase any of these queens before RA shut the doors. Does anyone have...
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Got a picture or a link my-smokepole? I looked up Japanese pry-bar and it just came up with a bunch of nail pulling pry bars.

    I typically use a dasco exactly like this one. Because they're cheap...
  17. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    I've got the same thing going on right now Vance. Was out at one of the yards yesterday afternoon putting empty supers back on for them to clean up the residual honey left on the comb and it looked...
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    Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    As others have said try to source out a local lumber mill. I by wood by the bunk and it comes in at around .40 pbf, sometimes a little less. Unfortunately all the lumber I can get at that price is...
  19. Thread: Newbee noise.

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    Re: Newbee noise.

    I usually prefer the grain of salt with a little lime and some tequila, but in this case... Maybe just the tequila straight. ;)
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    Re: Newbee noise.

    take it all with a grain of salt, even from the "pros"
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    Re: Why North and South Dakota?

    Rader,

    Thank you very much for this link. I've not seen it before compiled like this and it's very informative/helpful for some projects I've got on the back burner. =)
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Tools and how much you need them are relative. Do you need a veil if you have 2-5 hives in an apiary that are all pretty docile? No, probably not. Are you going to wish you had a veil on if you...
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    Re: Harvesting Honey Question

    Just to piggy back on this thread because I have a bunch of honey I extracted over the weekend and there were some uncapped frames in there. I extracted them anyways because the bees were starting...
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    Re: New beek from Wyoming

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and the welcomes. JustinH I hear you, keeping hives in this area can definitely be a trying experience. I live in Gillette which is right along I-90 and although...
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    Re: Italian 20 frame extractor... pretty is it not?

    Looks like a SS extractor...
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