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    Re: 1st Queen cells in Starter/Finisher

    The bottom board is still closed...the 3rd batch is now 4 really nice sized cells. I think it may be due to adding eggs 4-5 days before adding grafts. I will cage the cells tonight and add eggs. Then...
  2. Thread: DCA's

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    Re: DCA's

    Wow awesome video
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    Re: 1st Queen cells in Starter/Finisher

    Six frame deep nuc, 1 honey,1 pollen 2 frames emerging brood, graft frame , caged cells on the outside frame. I have a screened bottom board also which is closed now till it warms back up. I added a...
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    Re: 1st Queen cells in Starter/Finisher

    Well out of the 10 finished cells 9 emerged...one I broke open opps! 4 of the virgins were small for sure...no smaller than the 4 year old queen mother they came from...one was rather large and the...
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    Re: 1st Queen cells in Starter/Finisher

    I will keep yall posted on this round. Just added another frame of sealed brood.
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    1st Queen cells in Starter/Finisher

    Here are my first grafted cells of the year after 5 days in the in the starter\finisher colony. My starter\ finisher colony was made from a 3lbs package that was put in a 10 frame deep on drawn comb...
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    Re: Using a package as a cell builder

    I just did what Hallrdave said....Let the package build up on drawn comb for a month then I removed the queen then added a frame of emerging brood to go with the other 2 frames of brood and one frame...
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    Re: Honey Extraction Equipment

    I have two 9 frame extractors and a heated vibrating knife over a heated tank.....It works well for one person. I can load an extractor uncap more frames then load the second one. It is way more...
  9. Re: Ways to protect queen cells from other hatched queens...

    Depends on if I have another set of larva to give them, usually its right after they are capped. Then I move the finished cells in cages to the side of the starter/finisher colony.....then they get...
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    Re: Telescoping cover material?

    I too use the hand seamer... works just fine.
  11. Thread: mini nucs

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    Re: mini nucs

    You could make you own clips from some trim coil stock or just notch a 1x to prop them up.
  12. Re: Ways to protect queen cells from other hatched queens...

    I make my own cell protector cages from #8 mesh.....it is cut and rolled on a 3/4" dowel rod and fastened closed along the side and one end with bits of wire, when jzbz cell cups are removed from the...
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    Re: Do any of you eat Pollen??

    I also put a spoonful in my coffee every morning.
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    Re: Pollen trap suggestion

    I have pretty good success with the cheap plastic entrance kind. I got 6 from the bargain barn at Brushy Mtn last year for REAL cheap
    and produced quit a bit of pollen,enough to sell at the local...
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    Re: Not seeing any drone yet?

    I checked some hives Monday and and saw some capped drone in a few hives.
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    Re: Homemade Foundation

    I have seen all of the vids and read the blogs...but was looking for anyone that has done it. It seems that making the blank is easy enough and then one could just stamp it with a prepared(nonstick)...
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    Homemade Foundation

    I think about making my own every year and never get to it. The mills seem a bit pricy....fast but pricy. I have read about making a mold from plaster of paris. Has anyone tried using plastic...
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    Re: Spraying for mosquito

    Warrior...I was wandering about those tabs too. I was also wandering about using olive oil in rain barrels?....I think I read something in the past about putting olive oil in rain barrels to combat...
  19. Re: Keeping Nuc's and full sized hives in the same spot

    As long as the nucs entrance is small enough for them to defend it should be fine. Even with a small entrance a long dearth can change that. I keep all sorts of hive sizes in the same yard and keep...
  20. Thread: Excess Sugar

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    Re: Excess Sugar

    it will turn to a solid sugar block as it absorbs moisture
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    Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    I use both and am still torn......I live in a holler on a riverside so humidity is a huge issue. Last summer it seemed that the solid bottoms cured the honey a wee bit faster.....but that's not to...
  22. Thread: ants in your hive

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    Re: ants in your hive

    I get ants from time to time here in NC. I use alot of cinnamon around the inner cover. I usually get them in hives in certain areas....so I move those hives and brush and bounce all the ants I can...
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    Re: 5 Frame Deep Mating Nuc?

    Sure use what you've got...I used 5 frame nucs with a divider to make a 2x2 set up last year then once filled moved both to its own 5 frame. Keep it simple and make your stuff universal......Its way...
  24. Thread: JZ BZ and cages

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    Re: JZ BZ and cages

    Thanks...as they say there is more than one way to skin a cat!
  25. Thread: JZ BZ and cages

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    JZ BZ and cages

    Will the hairroller type cage that is part of the Nicot system work or fit on the JZBZ grafting cups?
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