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    Re: Brushy Mountain Shipping

    That being said. If your spending 100 to 300 dollars which most of my orders are. Mann Lake will beat dadant for sure. I'm in Texas so Dadant would be from Paris, Tx and Mann Lake is from Minnesota....
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    Re: Queenless hive management advice

    Honestly I would add a frame of mixed open and capped brood from your strong hive and add a mated queen. I would shake bees from the frame and use your nuc box to transport. Then add the queen the...
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    Re: Queenless hive management advice

    Wow that can happen? You can get a drone larva raised in a queen cell? If so you learn something new everyday.

    On your #3 option you don't solve the problem of being queenless. My suggestion...
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    Re: Hello from Laredo!!

    I'm in Laredo, I have several colonies. So now there are 3 of us beekeepers in Laredo. Just curious on how your KTBH are doing. I had no luck when I was going that route and switched to Langs. I sent...
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

    You can do it volume or weight its close enough and the bees dont seem to mind.
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    Re: City Council Question

    Honestly maybe its better to restrict to boxes rather then # of colonies. What if you are queen rearing which I like to do at the house so I can watch and make sure to fix any issues like ants. If...
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    Re: City Council Question

    I would do a little research. In Seattle here is the law.

    Title 23 – Land Use Code

    Subtitle IV – Land Use Regulations

    Division 2 – Authorized Uses and Development Standards

    Chapter 23.45...
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    Think how much each unpollinated watermelon blossom costs the farmer? Two bucks? I don't know what retail is but roadside is 2 for $5 small or 2 for $8 large usually and I live in watermelon country....
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    Why risk it. Either sell to a neighbor or a friend.
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    I'm talking double deeps with at least 8 frames of brood. single charge half. I mean you will make some honey but bees starve in watermelon fields plus more hives you put in the fields the less honey...
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    I would charge $100 per hive for 8 frames of brood. On single boxes I would halve it. In reality bees will die in watermelon fields without other wildflowers for forage. Also make sure that you are...
  12. Re: how to store frames of honey for winter.

    Maybe you can buy a med super from a beek in your region. Maybe try a local beekeepers association. Then you can just store it right on top of the hive. Then when it gets closer to winter you can...
  13. Re: First post, first year, first hives, first swarm, first sting on the honker..toda

    Make sure you put a frame of brood from the original hive. That will anchor the swarm to the box.
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    Poll: Re: Rabbet joint for hive boxes

    I just want to mention Lock Miter Joints. I think they are very cool if you're working with something else then pine. I wanted to use Lock Miter Joints to create what I thought would be a superior...
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    Re: things to take to a cut out

    I always bring sawzall, 7-1/4 circ saw, masonry and wood blades, extension cord, bee vac, extra hose for bee vac, ladder( convertable from step to extension), flashlight , queen clip catcher, large...
  16. Re: Queen Cups have Larvae with New Queen

    That is correct the queen that I dispatched had eggs and larvae that were present The Emergency queen cells (they were on the face of the comb) would be from her.

    Ok I'm in a wait and see point? I...
  17. Queen Cups have Larvae with New Queen

    Ok, so I made a split on March 1st from a strong hive to head of swarming. Now I can't get queens that early so I did a walk away split. She started laying at the beginning of April. I've been...
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    Learn something new every day.

    Well I had to move a very strong hive tonight. It is chock full of bees and it has 3 supers. (Not all full). Well I also wanted a second deep to ease crowding. I figured hey bees don't fly at night...
  19. Re: how many dead bees outside the hives is normal?

    I have one hive on the side of my house on concrete. So I see everything too. For me 3-5 bees a day are on the ground. Also seems like 2:1 drones:new workers.
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    This is something that I've been dreaming about for a year now. Only recently it's starting to seam like something I could possibly do. I would check out Michael Palmer's operation. He has two long...
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    Re: 600 singles for sale

    Shipping available?
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    Re: Getting Nervous How Do I????

    Cut frames and use women's hair clips to attach comb to top bars. Look up McCartney Taylor (outofabluesky) on you tube for a video. I used the cheap 10 for 2.99 bag. It worked.
  23. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Im in. I would be stoked to win a package of bees.
  24. Re: first cutout coming up - some advice please

    This is my second year doing cut outs. I did 7 last year, a few with a bee vac and a few without. I think you should manage your expectations on what you receive from the cut out. Not one cut out...
  25. Re: October swarm in Michigan?! Guess ill start beekeeping now.

    Bees do what bees want to do.
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