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    Drape's Super Bee Apiares, Inc

    Has anyone odered packages from Draper in the past?
    Were the packages delivered/shipped timely?
    Any other coments?
    I'm looking for #3 packages for this spring. Last year was horrible for bees here...
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    Well, I Bee Me (Ibeeme) Like my tag say Cause I not be nobody else :D.

    Randy
  3. Thread: Bellows Repair

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    Bellows Repair

    I did a search and most of the topics that talk about repairing an old torn bellows are old, so I thought I would post how I have repaired mine.

    First I went to a repair shop that specailizes in...
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    Total "so far"

    From four production hives 9 medium and one Ross Round.:cool: I could pull more but will wait untill the fall flow gets started.
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    Yes it is normal for many bees to suround the...

    Yes it is normal for many bees to suround the cage, but what they do when they are there is what I am questioning for identification. It's hard to tell if they are biting at the cage or sticking...
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    Thanks all forn the responses. I'll try the move...

    Thanks all forn the responses. I'll try the move em with a stick "trick" tonight when I get home from work.;) Last week when I opened the hive the roar from them was very noticable when compared to...
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    >Put some tape on the candy end for 24 hours and...

    >Put some tape on the candy end for 24 hours and "hope" for the best after removing the tape. If the hive has been without a queen for,..."many days" they should accept her.

    Well it's too dark to...
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    Yes there are attendents in the cage. I believe...

    Yes there are attendents in the cage. I believe that the hive has been with out a queen for many days. No eggs no brood and no capped brood. The queens came with out a protective plug just the candy...
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    I would think, you should be able to get $200.00...

    I would think, you should be able to get $200.00 to $225 per fully established hive with 2 supers per hive. Your particular market you may get less or more. The swarms just getting started I woud...
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    Balling the Queen

    This is my second attempt ever to replace a queen. I'm 98% sure there is not a queen in the hive as there are no eggs no brood and no capped brood. I've been through the hive twice looking for signs...
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    Betterbee

    I've been waiting for 100 deep frames from Betterbee sence mid March. At the time of the order I was told it would be 2 weeks. I have always gotten great service from Betterbee in the past. At this...
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    So far so good

    Went into winter with 5 and as of March 13 all were still doing well. Gave them some pollen substitute and will start feeding soon. I want to expand my numers 2X this summer.

    Randy
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    Jesum crow one more snow storm is gonna push me...

    Jesum crow one more snow storm is gonna push me right over the






    edge:rolleyes:
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    Cause of CCD in Northern VT found

    The Bees have had enough and said to HECK with the queen. They have beeen see heading south to warmerr climates. The cause of CCD is also known as CABIN FEVER:eek:. I have it and I,m ready to join...
  15. Thread: Caught a swarm!

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    Swarm Moved

    Moved the swarm last night took a few stings but all in all is was an enlightning experience. Had just enough day light to get some pics and video. The disk became full just after I had stappled the...
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    Pics

    I'll get picks and maybe some video also. Could be very interesting;)
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    dcross, yes there are frames in the trap....

    dcross, yes there are frames in the trap. Actually the trap is a Lang deep with 10 frames of older drawn foundation, a bottom board, inner cover and outer cover. I have screen at the ready to keep...
  18. Thread: Caught a swarm!

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    Caught a swarm!

    Hi all, I caught a swarm in a trap I set out about 300 yards from my home apiary. I'm not sure how long they have been there because I had given up on catching a swarm around the first of July and...
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    Extractor

    I purcased an older A.I. Root extractor and took it apart cleaned it up and did camcoat the inside. For a small number of hive this works fine. I payed $40.00 for it and would not have given any...
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    You stole my idea

    Or as we would say in VT IDEAR!;) My thought was thin piano wire cold. If that did not work then try hot, using a train controler. I plan to start working on it as soon as all my spring house...
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    Are my nuc's ready

    I thought I reconized that number, I mean tune!
    Oh come on Bjorn your not playing fair! lol smile winky winky
    Some times I can be such a SHB, ah, pest!
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    Are mu nuc's ready

    I thought I reconized that number, I mean tune!
    Oh come on Bjorn your not playing fair! lol smile winky winky
    Some times I can be such a SHB, ah, pest!
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    Nuc's ready

    Me thinks me needs to call someone and see if my Nuc's are ready!

    What's Bjorn's number? smile wink!
  24. Thread: Albuquerque NM

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    Thanks all for the replies. This will be a sort...

    Thanks all for the replies. This will be a sort of 1st honey moon (after 3 years). Ya I know a working honey moon for the wife. Ruben I think it would be closer to visit you if I just drove from...
  25. Thread: Albuquerque NM

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    Albuquerque NM

    My wife and I will be in Albuquerque NM from April 10 to the 17. I would like to visit an apiary or 2 while I'm there as she will be at a convention during the day time. Any one in the area have any...
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