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  1. Re: Here we go....first rookie question in here...

    I have both and I'm running them side by side. Both are doing a great job but the Mann Lake hive top feeder that I bought is great. You can open the top with out having the bees boil out and fill...
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    Re: Queen mating question.

    30 different genetic codes, yes. But tens of thousands of individual sperm.....every one would have to be checked otherwise you would never know if you got all of them. You can't just get to 30...
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    Re: Queen mating question.

    I do see how that would work, but my question is has anyone actually done the work of DNA testing each and every offspring of a queen or the millions of sperm she has stored? The cost and time...
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    Re: Queen mating question.

    How the heck would anyone know that.....I mean in a lab sure, but in real life?? Do they have little tiny drones following the queen around and DNA testing each drone she mates with?
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    Re: Varroa already?

    Are you treating just once in the summer or several times?
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    Mel is requeening from his own stock, never buys queens (or bees for that matter) so he pretty much knows how they perform. He has been at it a while ;)
  7. Re: What is a tolerable mite count for Spring in the Midwest?

    One-half cup equals about 300 bees.
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    Re: Cutting Plastic Foundation

    I've used the razor knife and that worked great too....but if I had to cut a lot that would be a pain.
  9. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    BTW Clyderoad,

    I didn't mean to come across as picking on anyone. I just think it is odd that people are dealing with 1,000's of flying, stinging insects and they do not use caution. At work, I...
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    Re: Fantastic phone call

    Great, sounds like an awesome deal! Take a roll of gorilla tape as back-up just in case :thumbsup:
  11. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    I like movable frames, that is what I'm going to change in Warre's I have now when I put them back in use. I'm just doing this for fun and I didn't like not being able to take the comb out and find...
  12. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    Nope not really, my first bees found me and have made me look really good. However, I will say I'm not totally new to biting and stinging animals. I had 7ish years experience as a pest control...
  13. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    Great, my Warre' hive came through the winter just fine. I just converted it to a Lang and installed two nucs last weekend. I have three more coming but not until next month. How about you? Come...
  14. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Bernhard,

    Thanks for taking the time to post, you always provide valuable information and awesome pics! :thumbsup:
  15. Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    Every morning before starting work I take a look on the forum and see what is happening. As soon as packages started to arrive I have been entertained by new beeks posting about getting stung in...
  16. Re: How to kill a package.... Warre style

    Really? I stand corrected. I thought that was a no-no. There are so many ways with bees!
  17. Re: Are you really losing money if you let your bees swarm?

    Don't listen to that statement, if everyone prevented swarming then there would be no free bees for me to catch :D

    Building on what MB said (others as well) if you really don't want to bother with...
  18. Re: How to kill a package.... Warre style

    I didn't know that was an option :applause: I just figured that would be common sense.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Trying OTS..Notched my First Frames

    I'm about 10 miles west of Wayland, it is a great place out here. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Want to order more bees

    Look on craigslist, there are a bunch of nucs on there in my area.
  21. Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    I guess I don't get it, if market price is $1.65 lb then that is what "free market and competition folks" will be selling their product at. No one is going to give discounts for no reason. The...
  22. Re: How to kill a package.... Warre style

    If you expect anyone new to beekeeping to understand what you are saying you will need to give some examples of EXACTLY where and how the queen should be placed.
  23. Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    I bought 2 @ 125.00, overwintered nucs. When the guy called to say they were ready he said he also had quite a few extra single 10 deep hives for sale @ $150.00. I guess it just depends on your...
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    Re: Mite on virgin/newly mated queen

    I like this! Maybe you can sugar roll her and the mites will drop off. I don't know, I'm into helping them so I would treat but I totally understand your wish to stay TF.
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    Re: So..what happened?

    LOL....thanks for posting! I know it was a downer but I have not experienced that yet and I'm sure I will. Now I won't feel like I'm the only one! One thing I have been having the kids use that...
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