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    Re: Why aren't Cloake Boards more popular?

    I honestly don't think its possible to get the same quality of cells with Cloaks Board as you do with a dedicated cell builders. Its nurse bees(like you said), as well as all the foragers that are...
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    Re: Share your graft pics

    Thanks, Lauri. You should post your "long queen cells". Those are crazy, haha. I've had them web between the cells before, but not just straight down!
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    Re: Share your graft pics

    48 hour check of Wednesdays graft. One of three frames. Re-grafted the misses.

    http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh609/sratcliff3/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04-24_13-46-53_4142.jpg
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    Re: Share your graft pics

    Taste good? :)
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    Re: Making your own drone comb for DHCs

    Here is what they look like now. Most have done a good job of just making drone comb with 3 inchish start strips, but I think I will be using full sheets from now on. Had to use medium frames on some...
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    She looks mated to me...that would also explain why she has trouble flying.
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    Re: No Drones yet

    Every hive is different. Where drone comb is located in the broodnest also plays a part.
  8. Re: What is your State's Pollinator Protection Plan like?

    Probably "Here's where we're planting and spraying. Now get out of our way."
  9. Re: How Much Capped Syrup is Enough? Spring Inspection.

    You'll be okay to stop feeding now. That's good that she's beginning to lay in your 2nd box. She'll start expanding the brood nest up there. When she starts to fill out that box too, add another and...
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    Re: Moving a double NUC to a hive body

    Put some of mine in deeps last weekend. The bees were in the 2nd and 3rd story, most with 5-6 frames of brood. Will probably add a 2nd deep this weekend, bringing 2 frames of brood up.

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    Re: Help. Queen cells torn down.

    Did you check for queen cells?
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    Re: How did my bees survive ! ?

    I think brood would be much better than just drawn. With just drawn comb it will still be nearly 3 1\2 weeks before any new bees emerge. I would suggest giving them a frame of emerging brood, so you...
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    Re: How did my bees survive ! ?

    The queen stops raising brood in the late fall, and will begin laying again about Mid to late January. Right now in my area, Silver Maples, Daffodils and Crocus have been in bloom. Purple deadnettles...
  14. Re: Selection criteria for queen colonies and drone colonies

    I am setting up 100 mating nucs, and using all of them each round. I am kind of following Larry Connor's article, since there's not much info out there on DHC's, but I don't think I'll need to rotate...
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    Re: Making your own drone comb for DHCs

    Do you move your drone brood to queen less/virgin hives? Also, what management issues would you have with some worker comb on it?
  16. Re: Selection criteria for queen colonies and drone colonies

    I have the opportunity to put a drone holding yard about 1/2mi to 3/4mi away from my mating yard. Do you think this will work okay? I also think there are exceptions to mating flight distance, but I...
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    Re: Making your own drone comb for DHCs

    I am doing some experimenting. I decided to buy some wax drone foundation from Mann Lake, cut them into starter strips(to get more out of it). I stuck them into both deep and medium frames, and...
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    My local mutts do just fine for me.


    http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh609/sratcliff3/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150319_1621012.jpg
  19. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Maybe I haven't been involved as long as you, but she always responds to my emails within a day, speaks at bee club meetings, and makes frequent reports.
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    Re: Smokers is there a difference or what

    Do they make good smoker fuel? Haha.
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    Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    There's a lot to his "methods" that don't make sense.
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    Re: Another Overwinter Nuc question...

    If it's early enough in the season, you can break them back down to 2 frames of brood, 1 frame of honey, and 1 empty. The trick is knowing your local seasons and experimenting.
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    Re: Apimondia USA Bid for 2019

    I forgot to mention in the OP, but the American Beekeeping Federation has voted to match the donations up to $20,000!

    Also, make sure you check out the Facebook page if you're on,...
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    Re: Spring feeding Dilemma

    I think you're too cold to feed syrup. I would wait until temps are consistently 50+. I would think you're okay to feed pollen sub, as they are probably brooding up, it looks like you'll have temps...
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    Re: Foraging for...Strawberries?

    It could possibly be propolis.
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