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    Queen Banking

    I would like to know how long you can bank queens before any damage to the queens? :s
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    Re: honeybee taste test

    I don't know about squarpeg but I like Meg-a-Bee: Most all suppliers will have it- Walter T Kelley; Brusha Mountain: Man lake ect.
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    Re: Is Swarming a Goal?

    Well said, Peter I agree with you 100%.

    Shirley
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    Re: Is Swarming a Goal?

    Well said, Peter I agree with you 100%.

    Shirley
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    Re: Is Swarming a Goal?

    Chip you could write a book on the pro and con on this, but? If circumstances is the main issue of the swarm, which it is and there are more than one. If it is not the goal of bees to swarm to...
  6. Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Sorry about the error on the pacific gravity of honey; it is 1.42 (the numbers still work.)
  7. Re: How much to sell home produced honey for by the oz??

    Lamp Burner, I am about 95 miles North of you in west central KY . When you said you said you want to sell by the oz I assume you were going to price by the oz. ok first of all honey is sold by...
  8. Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.

    Dr Wax..Honey is sold by weight not by fluid oz. The p-gravity of honey is 1.36 & P-gravity of water is 1 so to get it right you x container oz by 1.36 = honey weight; example a Pint jar or 16 oz...
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    Re: Is it spring ?

    Jeremy and Mike...You are both right on target... bees this time of year when there is nothing in bloom to forage on they will carry any thing that is any value back to the hive. Here when I feed the...
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    Re: Wax Moths in the Hive...

    You could take the frames that have cacoons, and larva out and put them in a freezer for at least 48 hours after removing all bees. You could remove all frames that are not drawn out leave all honey...
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    Re: Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    JulieBee - This late in the season it's not uncommon for hive to be HOT there is nothing out their so they are very defenctive of there stores.
    Requeening (Russian's with Cordovan Italians) I would...
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    Re: Sewing a Bee-Suit

    Most all the bee supply stores carry youth bee suits; if that not for you get a pair of light colored cover-all's, veil, gloves and you are in business. ;)
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    Need HELP

    :scratch: I can't get the wording wright for the search to find the post. :doh:
    Some time back there was a post here for (Easy 5 frame nucs) You could get 4 out of a 4 x 8 sheet of 1/2 inch plywood...
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    Re: feeding/winter update

    if they went after the candy that fast I would be safe in saying they are very low in reserves. If I were you I would feed candy until you can feed 1:1 syrup. Would start some pollen patties too...
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    Re: Dead bees and brown gunk

    The brown stuff would support EFB rather than AFB may be just soured bees need to check ASAP!! :scratch:
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    Winter Cluster Contraction

    I have a question, and thought some of you beek here would have some input. The cluster starts to form at 57* F and continues to contract as the temp. drops.

    The question is at what temp. does...
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    Re: Yellow poplar

    Yellow-Poplar is a very durable for exterior wood as long as you keep it painted; years back in the 20's and 30's lap-board siding (or frame siding) was made most of Yellow-Poplar.
    My first choice...
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    Re: Just Shaking My head

    A-man Steven Well said!! I'll give you a double :thumbsup:
  19. Re: Question: Frame Spacing, plastic foundation smells...

    If you go foundationless...be sure to keep the hive level side to side; if it is not level they will draw from top-bar of one frame to bottom bar of another :doh:
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    Re: What, When & when not to feed?

    I agree there is a lot of good info here. The only thing I would like to add is if your two hives are going to be close together say 5 or 6 feet install in late afternoon about 1 hr or so before...
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    Re: Bees are gone

    There is no way to know your mite count unless you tested with a starting fluid or sugar roll. 1/4 cup of bees = about 200 if there is brood in colony when you sample, you should double the mite...
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    Re: catching a swarm???

    :thumbsup: I would have to agree , works for me!
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    Re: Native Arkansas plants for bees?

    Seymore; You should be able to go to your local library and find books on "Wildflowers and Ferns of Arkansas" or ask your librarian to help and you should find what your are looking for. good luck
  24. Re: Rearranging hive bodies after combining weak and strong hive

    in a all medium equipment will make it some easier as soon as they eat through about half of the paper you can take the rest out and start arranging you brood nest frames in the 3 bottom suppers...
  25. Re: Rearranging hive bodies after combining weak and strong hive

    Lucky; need more info, single hive bodies or double, shallow or medium suppers, how many suppers on each hive? but you are combing the hive in reverse according to what I have ever read or done :s:s
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