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    Re: Nucs in New England

    Contact this member he is in CT and sells nucs.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/member.php?64359-bleta12
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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    Can't force people to do things you want them to do if they don't like it. Many will work for money at jobs they hate but not for free. He probably wants to be a 15 year old remember what that was...
  3. Thread: dried egg yolk

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    Re: dried egg yolk

    You have to cook the yolk in the oven on a baking sheet on the lowest temperature for several hours or use a dehydrator. You can also buy it on Amazon ready to go think it's made by King Arthur.
  4. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    I have a 5 gallon bucket and keep one of everything in it especially when visiting outyards never know what you need. The most important thing I do carry is bottle water.. I get thirsty quickly.
  5. Thread: Why Beekeep?

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    Re: Why Beekeep?

    Unless you catch a swarm or buy an established hive it's too late for you in CT. You will have to wait till next year to start and better yet you really need to start this fall for the start of next...
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    Re: Can you go treatment free after treating?

    I can't see why someone would ask about non-treatment in a non-treatment forum and be met with replies like Beeghost's. Plenty of places to troll if your interested.
  7. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    Pearl do you have a mentor you can call? If you belong to one of the clubs there are plenty of people who can help. Last week towards the end of the week we had below freezing temps overnight so...
  8. Thread: Mites Beware

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    Re: Mites Beware

    Sterilization through heat interesting. Bet the frozen pea sellers won't be happy :D. Imagine if it works and everyone put one in their hives it could effectively erase the mite.
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    Re: Freeze warning question

    SBB hasn't helped solve the mite problem for me either but during hot spells they do keep the hive cooler with less bearding and less humidity that I do know.
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    For what some people charge for a nuc I can honestly say throwing a queen in a box with 5 frames and bees in April and selling them in May because she's been accepted and laying is not a nuc. I can...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    Wearing a ring in my profession can easily help with finger removal. Don't wear any ...never will ...like having five digits easier to work bees with.
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    Should have you used your tongue..I double dog dare you :D
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    Re: I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?

    Maxant...look no further
  14. Re: Italian or Carnolian Queen for New Beekeepers

    If you go with Carnie's and they are near Italians you have to be vigilant against robbing in the Fall. The smaller population has to work harder to defend itself.
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    Re: Bee Bee Trees from OdFrank

    Recently ordered trees from Oliver. Shipped quickly and got more than I ordered a complete bargain for me! Thanks Oliver!
  16. Thread: Is it worth it

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    Re: Is it worth it

    Have you taken advantage of bee school? When you move you can take them with you just like bees to almonds in CA.
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    So what you are saying is simplification is the key. As a person who makes his living with his hands I can say matter of factly that simplification is the key. Trying to overcomplicate things...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Happy Birthday MP here's to another great bee year for you!
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    Re: I need pics of pets near hives

    My old redbone coonhound used to sleep next to the hives (crazy to see) they never bothered him but my Jack Russell terror they would attack viciously. Sorry I don't have any pics as we had to put...
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    Re: Only 2 Manufacturers of Wax Foundation in US?

    Miller gets it from Kelley
  21. Thread: Pesticide

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    Re: Pesticide

    Move your bees
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    Re: NE Blizzard top entrance question

    Did you block the entrances with all the insulation board?
  23. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    Better yet when was the last time he inspected the hive fully. Timelines mean everything there is no way to assign a percentage to variables what you need is remove them from the equation. Small...
  24. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    SNL it's seems to be an easy out to blame mites some just do it to be the first to post it(I know it's not you). If you read the thread on adding minerals/vitamins to winter feed it does add depth...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I would think there are enough scientists/chemists on the forum that could actually come up with a quick recipe of minerals/vitamins to mirror the same in honey to weight vs say fondant weight for...
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