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    Intersting hive...will it make it?

    I was sorting few more hives today between bouts of rain.
    First 4 were "normal"... Even one marked as weak earlier on. Lots of brood...most frames in a doulbe deep hive having brood.

    The last...
  2. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    I like that you can simply hang a hive bar in it. The one I purchased is for reptiles...the hive frames do not fit in it.
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    So...the question is...what are the dimensions of the water container you use?
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    Thanks so much. Do you put a pan of water in your incubator to manage humidity?
  5. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    Thanks..I will check Lauri's post.

    Hopefully we will be able to try both cell finishers and the incubator. My daughter is keen to try Queen rearing so I brought in stuff she could play with....
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    Re: First year plan ADVICE wanted

    I don't have much experience but I am past my first year...and not so far past it that I can't recall it.

    Go slow...watch your bees, get comfortable being with them. Get to know them, don't try to...
  7. What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    The title pretty much says it all.

    What temperature and variation is advised for a queen cell incubator? What about humidity...best level?

    Do you move them in immediately after capping and move...
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    Re: Has any one tried round bars?

    Then what about a narrow stip of wood or foundation?
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    Re: Berhard- Does this look familiar?

    OK...is the fondant in a plastic casing...how does this work...or perhaps...just what am I seeing here?
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    Re: 9 frame spacer plans

    The bee companies don't run the shipping companies. It costs no more to ship bee stuff than a gift.
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    I have used quilt boxes. In the spring I know if a hive is booming without getting right into it by checking the quilt box. If the quilt box has dew drops of moisture in it the bees will be very...
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    Re: Walts nectar management and single deeps

    I dug into a few more hives this weekend. one had bees in the bottom and lots of honey above. The others were in the top box with honey on the sides. One was a single deep that had a full dadant of...
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    Re: Enter zip code; get plant list

    Worked for me..thanks
  14. Thread: Overnight split

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    Re: Overnight split

    Iuse an ipad...if someone tells me how...yes:)
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I have no idea if it will work. I have lived in the same place for years. Except for a swarm I saw leave my own hive I have never seen or caught a swarm. If I get a swarm in a swarm box this year I...
  16. Thread: Overnight split

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    Re: Overnight split

    No..but I found it...just don't know how to link it.

    Sustainability in a small yard Thread by ray marlar
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    Re: Ventilation for the top of your hive

    Shinebone...why do you keep the bees on the roof rather than on your yard?
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    Re: Best Topical for Bee Sting

    Bee stings set off a leukokinine type reaction rather than a histamine type allergic reaction. Hence the regular antihistamines don't do much except give you piece of mind from trying something.
    ...
  19. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Marketing can be as simple or as complicated as you want.

    In the end it is what the market will bere...you can influence that yhrough active marketing...product propaganda:). Also one has...
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Reading through this thread is helpful. I may have it very wrong but the basis of cell starters/finishers etc seems to be manipulating conditions to what happens when bees make emergency...
  21. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Matt903...

    The folks that place an order and put their money up front allow you to plan for those nucs.

    The folks that order last minute do not. I see no issue with a higher price for nucs that...
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    Re: Mini mating nucs or standard equipment?

    With the Manlake double mating nucs...with the little frames can you put the frames in the growing box over a strong regular nuc to draw them out? I am correct in presuming when you put a virgin or...
  23. Thread: Overnight split

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    Re: Overnight split

    Somewhere on this forum there is great thread on the sustainable bee yard. Perhaps someone who is good a refining searches will post the link.
    Before I make any splits this year I will read this...
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    I post frequently...but as I am new to beekeeping I am usually asking question? There are some very informed folks on this list. Thanks to all of them.
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Where does one put the open frame in relation to the graft frame?
    Do others rub pollen in open cells as Michael Bush does?
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