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    Re: how many hives

    based on this 20, maybe up to 40 hives is the place to start. see how it goes.
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    Re: how many hives

    not enough information..... bees will work roughly 7500 acres. almost any spot will support 20 hives , most good places 40, really really good places 60 or so. 40 of yours and 40 nearby may bee too...
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    Re: what can i do with this mess

    work on them 1 hive at a time. plan on a lot of time and work... if it is the legal system you are blaming. you must be nuts or an idiot if you think that the legal system is the answer. do every...
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    Re: Wholesale honey sales advice needed

    the retailer can set as high a price as they want, it is the retailer that may wish to protest your low-ball price.. if you are upset about variations then use more than one label. call the...
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    Re: Wholesale honey sales advice needed

    sell retail some way or other if possible. if you do not sell out in a year, then consider selling to better quality retailers. if you can not sell out any other way then you have to sell to a...
  6. Re: 2nd year. losing hives. need experienced help

    there is another not bad possibility.... sometimes you can get a shotgun pattern and as the bees emerge, a good queen quickly lays an egg in the empty cell. the shotgun pattern continues and the...
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    terrence... if you have 3% mites, this is in the treat and stay ahead of it range. [source, ontario bee association and ny-beewellness]. the way you describe things mites are the likely culprit. at...
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    an average of 10 mites per 1/2 cup of bees is not super high, it is about 3% [1/2 cup = 300 bees divided by 10 is about 3%]. it is up to probably should treat for mites, this time of year in the...
  9. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    my take on this is: bears in new jersey may be brighter than pa. bears? ...... let's see some more bear fence pictures. i would like to see some of the fences on bare ledge, bone dry this time of...
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    Re: Help with some nuc's

    good reason aunt betty.
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    Re: Inspection Question

    position yourself so the light is coming over your shoulder. hold the top bar toward you tilt the frame down at a slight angle, so you can see into the cells. turn it over to see the other side. go...
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    Re: Brood Break for VM Control

    if you have a problem a brood break will not cure it. a brood break could help prevent a problem before the problem happens.
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    Re: Help with some nuc's

    why not use less tipy regular boxes at this stage?
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    Re: origin of medium / shallow

    quite awhile back deeps were used for brood. shallows were used as honey supers, they were smaller and filled up quicker. the folks in the west [midwest ] came up with the idea of using one size box...
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    this is the answer
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    Re: brood in my super - how to handle

    as dave burrup says.. i use a blower instead of smoke to drive them down [about $20 at tractor supply]. the commercial honey robber type stuff would work, put the excluder in and no brood above it...
  18. Re: What would happen if a colony were simply dumped in the wild?

    i like this.
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    Re: Hive lifter

    i took a hard look at something like this and thought about other things as well, when this thread was new, it looked like a fair amount of money or a lot of work to build. this looked like a ok...
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    Re: Is it to late for splits

    jake..to increase your total yields and strengthen your apiary, split your weaker hives , use better queens [up-grade when you split]. put supers on the strong hives. manage the mite situation before...
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    Re: Swarm Queen Not Laying

    jeff,, to get a well-mated queen she has to mate with 15 to 20 drones over a 2 day period. 2 miles away would work. once the about 2 or 3 day mateing period is over no more mateing for the rest of...
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    Re: Is it to late for splits

    mr. dewey's answer is good. it is my understanding that mr. palmer [northeast of me about 3 hours near quebec] does his splits for winter nucs in mid july. in georgia you have a little more time....
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    Re: New "Beekeepah" From Boston

    do not worry they like being mad about something. i rediscover this almost daily.
  24. Re: What would happen if a colony were simply dumped in the wild?

    exactly my own thoughts.
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    Re: Is it to late for splits

    no it is not too late. you will need to feed probably.
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