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  1. Thread: Swarming

    by Smok'em
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    R.L. you should notice fewer bees and queen cells...

    R.L. you should notice fewer bees and queen cells in the hive that swarmed. The other hive may have queen cells as well because they are getting ready to swarm. If you find queen cells in the hive...
  2. I usally introduce the new Queen on the same trip...

    I usally introduce the new Queen on the same trip out to the yard. Depending on what I have to do the time between squishing the old Queen and introducing the new one is about an hour. The new queen...
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    With only two frames per mating nuc even I could...

    With only two frames per mating nuc even I could find the queen quickly.
    The flooded floor nuc boxes that I've seen used are used for a short time in the spring so yes condensation could be a...
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    I think I had a good idea the other day. I want...

    I think I had a good idea the other day. I want to make up some mini mating nucs to be used during the summer. The size of the frames would be half of a regular one. I would modify a regular box so...
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    If it is the pail you saw from Walter Kelly I...

    If it is the pail you saw from Walter Kelly I have one and I don't think it would be to hard to make. Just get a stainless steel pail solder in a baffel and put a outlet in the pail about halfway up...
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    Tony there are a lot of things I like about...

    Tony there are a lot of things I like about Buckfasts. There are several local breeders which are all great to deal with. The guy I deal with is a part of the Ontario Bee Breeders program which means...
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    Is it possible to bank queens in a manner that...

    Is it possible to bank queens in a manner that would get them through winter? Does any one do this? The queens that we can get here early in the spring are generally from Austraila or New Zealand....
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    I have had good sucess over wintering with an...

    I have had good sucess over wintering with an open hole at the top of my hives. I use a 4" piece of 1" clear plastic tubing with a loop of carpet around the end to prevent drafts from entering the...
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    Some day when i have extra time I would like to...

    Some day when i have extra time I would like to build something like this. http://www.reineschapleau.wd1.net/articles/paraffin.en.html I'm not sure it would be hot enough to kill AFB spores but it...
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