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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Bob Russell Red Belly Bee Farm Myrtle Ms. Is this who everyone would like to get their hands on? bob russell@gmail.com or try red belly bee farm@gmail.com you'll have to be slick if this is the guy.
  2. Re: When are my package bees no longer a 'package'?

    Once they're out of the package they're no longer a package in my opinion:) Once established and successfully overwintered you no longer need to consider them package bees. Most people that are...
  3. Re: On choosing a wax foundation and an appropriate frame

    Check out the N style frames that Kelley's carry, sounds like what you're looking for.
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    Re: You can't get rid of beetles by destroying hives...

    They took the same approach torching hives when varroa came to Madagascar. After destroying countless numbers of hives they also came to the conclusion it was a waste of time and bees. I do hope the...
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    Terry C :thumbsup: That's the way to go right there!
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    Bees use less feed to overwinter in the south build up sooner which allows you to pull more honey and hives are ready for pollination earlier. The economics works out to my advantage. I'd rather sell...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    [QUOTE=Knisely;1208999]It's interesting that a single 4 frame nuc will do well for you. Do you have Italian I have mutts RussianxCarniolanxItalianx with God knows what. They overwinter like...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    Mr.Vanderpool is right in Tn you don't have to go through all of that. I overwinter 4 frame singles with no issue 4 over 4s ( or 5 over 5) seem to go into swarm mood no matter what you do. They are...
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    Re: I think I've got a problem..

    Wasp or hornets.
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    Re: Location to purchase early bees

    Take heed to what Honey-4-All replied they obviously know what they're talking about. Excellent advice Honey-4-All!
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries back in business???

    That's really interesting Rader Smokey Mountain Bee Farm another business name that makes three. Smokey Mountain Bee Farm, Long Creek Apiaries, Winters Apiaries what does that tell you? He didn't run...
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    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    Go back to #7 reread first paragraph dude. A swarm with 80,000 bees what are you talking about? Do you have any pics of the swarm? I would truly be interested in seeing the likes of that. 50 yrs ....
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    Re: SUGAR

    I had a similar problem a few years back progress slowed and brood pattern was getting spotty. I've always used cane sugar but what I noticed was the cane sugar I used at home had an odor to it where...
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries back in business???

    What I read on Long Creek Apiaries a while back was first they were wiped out because of GMOs sometime after that they said it was a problem with the IRS. All and all it proved to me it wouldn't be a...
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries back in business???

    Interesting Thomas I don't know anyone that will send queens without payment unless you have an established business relationship and that in it's self is iffy. Don't get me wrong I'm not defending...
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    Re: Africanized Beekeeping in Utila, Honduras

    Not all Africanized bees are hyper defensive as depicted in the movies some are defensive and some are calm similar to European honeybees. The reason your swarm didn't stay put is more than likely...
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    Re: Winter cluster size descriptions

    Charlie your 15 inch eq triang has an area of 97.43 square inches a deep frame has 136 square inches so your comb is smaller than a deep but larger than a medium frame. Count the number of top bars...
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    My end frames are never empty, maybe you're supering them to soon.
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    Any violation of bee space will cause a mess whether the frames are easily spaced or pushed together. I think Walt may have missed the boat on that one. 9 frames and a frame feeder would be okay. Pay...
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    Re: Honey leaking from hive...?

    SHB this time of year in your location I'd rule that out.
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    Re: Best State to Be a Commercial Beekeeper

    If you're from the North you will find it quite uncomfortable working bees during good weather in the South.
  22. Re: If a hive has a laying worker, how long will that LW live?

    6 to 10 weeks not much longer if shb or hornets don't over run it first. As sqkcrk points out there will be more than one laying worker.
  23. Re: Liability concerns for removing swarms and cutouts

    :thumbsup:Mr.Beeman
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Sorry Barry! I was referring to the OPs pics. i neglected to realize you were referring to the video of Lusby's bees. Again I apologize.
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Look again Barry they are covering their veil! I've experienced AHB before also, they are attracted to the carbon dioxide of your breath. They will cover your veil while fiercely stinging, that is...
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