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  1. Re: Cant Ship Queens In Priority Mail Boxes any longer????

    I had a package of 3 queens sent USPS once that was a week late (was supposed to be overnight). All three were alive and healthy. All three were accepted by the colonies I put them in. The shipper...
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    Re: My Bees Washboarding [Video Link]

    That is very cool. I have seen honey bees doing this before, but never thought to find out what it was called or what exactly they were doing. Good to know it has a name.

    Kyle
  3. Thread: Split & robbing

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    Re: Split & robbing

    I think all is good advice so far. You are probably right about the robbing screen taking care of the problem, but my first experience with my own homemade robbing screens was a disaster. I had...
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    Unexpected Queen Cell

    This may be very normal, but I have a question about an unexpected queen cell.

    About a month ago, I bought two packages of bees without queens so that I could raise some queens from two different...
  5. Re: What to do with the waste leftover from rendering wax

    That is a great market to know about. I need to look for some folk around my neck of the woods to sell to.
    Thanks,
    Kyle
  6. Re: What to do with the waste leftover from rendering wax

    [QUOTE=BernhardHeuvel;1384978]I sell it for 0.5 $ per pound. :thumbsup:

    Who buys it? What do they want it for?
    Kyle
  7. Re: What to do with the waste leftover from rendering wax

    Thanks. The cocoons and bits are what I was talking about. A lot of folk answered my question as if I were talking about wax, but I don't consider wax to be waste.
  8. Re: What to do with the waste leftover from rendering wax

    Thanks folks!
    Kyle
  9. What to do with the waste leftover from rendering wax

    What do I do with all the stuff left after I render wax. I don't want to just throw it in the woods. I am afraid that it would attract hive beetles. If I bury it, would that keep the hive beetles...
  10. Re: Earliest Mature Drones in Piedmont of North Carolina

    That is great! I was able to watch my hives' entrances a bit this past weekend, but saw no drones. Doesn't mean they aren't in the hive somewhere of course :) I did open up a couple of hives too,...
  11. Re: Earliest Mature Drones in Piedmont of North Carolina

    Sounds great. I have not seen much flying recently myself. The last few weekends have been very cold or wet or both, and I don't get home early enough in the evenings to see any of the activity on...
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    Re: Queen Hive Raised in 2015

    :D Yes they are! One question though, the hive raised her just this current spring!? In Iowa? I guess I need to try to start queens in Feb. I have always waited until it warms up a little...
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    Re: Queen Hive Raised in 2015

    Not to burst your bubble, but that is about as dark as the lightest bees I have ever seen in person. Most of the hives I have had are about that same coloring--dark on the last 2 or so segments of...
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    Re: Hello from Belgrade

    Dobar dan! Thanks for sharing the video of the bee on the dandelion!

    Kyle
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to read "Why Work" now.
    Kyle
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    I'm with you Brother Ralph! Such decadence is unbecoming of beekeepers--we're all supposed to be very "thrifty" folk. :) My bellows has about two layers of duct tape at this point, probably going...
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    Re: Mean bees running wild at a hospital

    Is is possible to do this?
    Cage the queen in hive for the seven days so she cannot lay any eggs, but the workers still have her pheromones wafting around and don't start making queen cells. Then...
  18. Re: Earliest Mature Drones in Piedmont of North Carolina

    Yep, I am wondering how early I might do some splits which have the possibility of well mated queens. I have never really paid attention to when the drones 'return' so to speak. In the past I...
  19. Earliest Mature Drones in Piedmont of North Carolina

    I am wondering, about when do the first mature drones start flying in the Piedmont region of NC (well information from any geography would be interesting to me). Also, are the first mature drones...
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    Re: First year over, mess in hives...

    Wow! Those are дуже гарно! (sorry, only know a little Ukrainian, but no Polish). I am very impressed. I would love to do the same here just for a couple of hives to catch swarms from. Maybe if I...
  21. Thread: Buckfast

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    Re: Buckfast

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?319688-Source-of-Buckfast-stock-from-Canada-for-2016&highlight=buckfast+ferguson
  22. Thread: Buckfast

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    Re: Buckfast

    I'm with you Brooklyn, trying something different just to try it is as good a reason as any. Why would you need any other reason? So the answer to the question "Why Buckfast?" is a resounding "Why...
  23. Re: Robbing or just a very exceptionally busy hive for low 60/hish 40 degree weather

    Thanks for your advice folks. I also asked a local farmer who told me to check for capping scraps dropping through the screened bottom. I was told by this bee farmer that he has seen odd behavior...
  24. Robbing or just a very exceptionally busy hive for low 60/hish 40 degree weather

    I am a beekeeper of about 6 years I guess. I have 10 hives.

    So at the risk of getting a whole lot of smart aleck remarks from some of the folks on Beesource, I thought I'd ask a question.
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    Re: What comes of bee mittens

    Bee mittens! That's priceless. Currently if I went into my hives, I'd probably be wearing them too--even in my "nice" hives since we are getting into the dearth.
    Anyhow, you probably can just...
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