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  1. Re: Packages Installed / What about nuc back-ups?

    Having nuc equipment available is an excellent idea. I wouldn't buy additional bees at this time. I would concentrate on getting your hives built up.

    You might be able to borrow some resources...
  2. Thread: Grafting %

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    Re: Grafting %

    Last season was my first at grafting queens and 26 of 29 grafts were accepted.

    I used Chinese tools... Buy several of them as you might blame the initial difficulties on the tool and you'll want...
  3. Orchard spray plan, how bad is this stuff?

    I have been keeping some of my bees at a non-treated orchard but they are planning on spraying.

    Here is the plan:

    1) End of march (if possible): Dormant oil spray tank mixed with Nova...
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    Re: Making first Nuc.

    I think that you will be fine with your plan.

    Just shake a couple of frames of bees into the "nuc" if you think that additional bees are needed to cover the frames of brood.
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    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    I bought lengths of brass tubing from a hobby shop.



    It's amazing how much syrup can be consumed through a ⅛" diameter brass tube.
  6. Re: Study with rates of honey consumption by temperature?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?247860-Energy-Consumption-Chart
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    Re: Cert. of Competence or Master Beekeeper

    I know a former Beesource member who is certainly competent, and who took/takes pride in NOT being a "Master Beekeeper".

    I also know a Master Gardener in my state who was in charge of starting a...
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    Re: Melting comb down

    Put the comb in a large pot about half full of water and warm it up, avoiding boiling.

    The sugars with dissolve.

    Some heavy crud will sink.

    Light material can be skimmed off the top.
    ...
  9. Re: Normal to be more confused going in to second year than first?

    The

    Norcalkyle,

    Your concerns will be lessened if you have the equipment on hand for future manipulations.

    You may already have some nuc equipment, but if not I would strongly recommend...
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    Re: sugestions on why fermentation failure

    and buy an appropriate test jar to suit your hydrometer.
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    Re: Why not to ventilate hives

    No
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    Re: Why not to ventilate hives

    The word "ventilation" is not used in the study.
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    Re: sugestions on why fermentation failure

    My first explanation was very clear but I'll try again...

    1. Remove liquid from carboy (I use 3 gallon carboys)

    2. Lower hydrometer into the neck of the carboy.


    If you are calling a...
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    Re: sugestions on why fermentation failure

    I rarely use a test jar...

    I use a sanitized turkey baster to remove some liquid from the neck of the carboy, placing the baster in a sanitized glass. And then I lower the hydrometer into the...
  15. Re: Lemongrass oil - source recommendation please.

    $19 will get you 16 ounces of oil at Lebermuth.

    http://www.lebermuth.com/lemongrass/50-6165-01/
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    Re: New foundation?

    Having drawn comb for the bees will get them building up faster.

    Your drawn comb is a valuable resource.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    "strip it when you cull the drones"

    What does that mean? Getting wax from brood cappings? :scratch:
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    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    I use a good number of these:


    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj305/js06807/Beesource/IMG_20130528_173808_859-1.jpg
    A 3/16" hole is all that's needed
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    Re: Eastern Shore of Maryland Checking in

    Welcome to the forum!

    As a kid, I spent part of my summer vacations at my grandmother's in Templeville...
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    Re: Incubatorwarehouse.com's 12 volt "kit"

    I decided to try out the "Incukit Mini" but I modified the position of the ceramic resistors. I also increased the distance between the fan and the control board. In my opinion I've increased the air...
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    Re: True definition of "overwintered nuc"

    :thumbsup:

    "Overwintered", to many, generally means that the colony has survived cold conditions. It's more than just turning the pages of a calendar...
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    Re: Favorite Incubator for Cell Finishing?

    I bought a Incukit Mini and a hygrostat from Incubator Warehouse that I'll install in one of two eps foam boxes that I have. Inside volume will be either 1.0 cubic foot or 1.3 cubic feet. The volume...
  23. Re: What to know about pesticides in apple orchard

    The following was the reply I received from a former University of Delaware entomologist when I asked about placing hives in an orchard.
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    Re: Trivia Night

    What is it called when a beekeeper gives syrup to his bees in South Carolina during the month of December.

    A. Feeding
    B. "messing with bees"
    C. Insurance feed
    D. A celebration

    ?

    ;)
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    Re: SHB question?

    No, they are surviving the winters in Connecticut...
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