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    Re: When Can I Move Grafted Queens

    Oh Wow, Hi :) I see where you are from now..
    If you have questions you can PM me. I'll be happy to assist you if you need it.

    I am actually going to be placing an open cell this evening, due to a...
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    Re: When Can I Move Grafted Queens

    I move them all the time as I sell a mated queen out of a mating nuc, avoiding even a short 'queenless' period that will demoralize the small colony and encourage them to make cells of their own.
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  3. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Yup, I can't be the first person to do this. I've not seen it done anywhere, but it's pretty basic. I just wish I'd done it a long time ago. The deep frames are far more challenging than mediums or...
  4. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Your comments were not at all negative. I was just speaking of the occasional nature of public forms in general. I don't care to have to defend what I have done. I'm just sharing what I did so folks...
  5. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    When I have time , I'll post some info on my bottom board experiment. Solid VS screened.
    I'll just say now, this is what I came up with for the best bottom for my climate. Controlable ventilation...
  6. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Heres a couple more photos. First one is an older partial. Foundationless areas are a bit fat at times. They are not all lumpy like this, but some are if you've given them the room to do it..
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  7. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Assembly for partials is only seconds longer than full sheets.
    I cut all my foundation already anyway.

    Full sheets get the two bottom corners cut out for better interior access. Other sheets get...
  8. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I do feel the new frames were a big part of that. But my management, local circumstances and genetics here is also a big factor.

    I didn't have any swarms last year ether. Over 100 hives then. I...
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    Re: Glenn Apiaries - Pol-Line queens

    If you are looking for a breeder queen, Adam at VP Queens would be one to talk to.

    Velbert here on Beesource has an excellent Pol-line breeder. He shipped me two daughters recently. They arrived...
  10. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    You're right Odfrank, These are horrible. I'll have to just eat them all myself.:lookout:

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/tweety4926010/P1010147_zpsf321aa2f.jpg
  11. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Don't worry Barry, I'm still smiling :rolleyes:
  12. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Thanks everyone. The facebook page just works better for me. No negative comments, just friendly debate and discussion. I post a lot about queen rearing there. Nutrition, methods, results.

    Heres...
  13. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Right now I end up using 2:1 partials to solid frames. You can tuck in a partial anywhere you have a spot when other frames are drawn.
    The solid and partial alternation is for a new box with new...
  14. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Don't forget to make a frame holder/display case for your work!
    Someone recently posted a photo of case like this on Beesource, that was made totally out of plexiglass. I got into beekeeping...
  15. Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Thought you might like to see the results.
    I used 1/3 sheet-1/2 sheet or 2/3 sheet of rite cell foundation and partial foundationless sides.

    -Clean & reliably well drawn partially...
  16. Re: Looks like someone is getting too big for their britches

    I'm still interested in getting certified for export. Just been too busy to look into it. I can't even meet the demand in the states, LOL..but I'd like to get some queens in Canada, just for the sake...
  17. Re: Looks like someone is getting too big for their britches

    Even ten 10 framers aren't big enough.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/tweety4926001/2014%20bee%20pics/DSC09575_zpsf8bc338e.jpg
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I'll take a photo next time. Thumbnail size I would say. My thumbnail :) not a man's
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    As much as I dislike small cell size, I have actually come to like them. When I'm sure they have been well fed during development, the size of the cell makes NO difference in my experience....
  20. Re: Looks like someone is getting too big for their britches

    This year I was able to graft early April. But it was unusually good weather. I generally don't promise new queens until end of May/first part of June, but they could be earlier.

    I'll have...
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    Re: How to store queens different methods?

    I made myself a frame to bank queens a couple years ago. I still have not used it to bank mated queens, but may towards the end of summer. I need to keep the last round of queens in the mating nucs...
  22. Re: Best option for getting a laying worker hive to accept a swarm queen?

    The fastest way to suppress laying workers is to take away any place to lay. This means removing any open comb.
    This is what I would do in your situation. (It kind of depends on how big the swarm is...
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    Re: any reason NOT to use black comb?

    I actually let the bees tell me if the comb is good or not.

    My first two years, I had some old comb the bees avoided like the plague. I also had some old blackish comb I couldn't get them off of,...
  24. Re: This may get interestiong, bird decline and neonicotinoid link...

    In 35 years of growing blueberries and loosing most of them every year to the birds, I am astounded this year by a full crop of ripe blueberries that are not being touched by the birds..because there...
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    Re: Easier Re-queening??

    My favorite way to requeen a large hive:

    I remove the established queen and let the hive sit queenless for about 5-6 days. Let them make all the queen cells they want. Then I drop a marked virgin...
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