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  1. Re: pol-line and selection for mite resistance

    Now that Glenns is out of the Game who can you buy the breeders From?

    We always bought a lot of them from Miksa after he grafted off of Glenns breeders. I really liked them very broody and they...
  2. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    double bee are the vapors bad to the operator? or not noticeable?
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Yes the HOt weather here in MI also has the bees rocking on the golden rod Had a straight super in 5 days!
  4. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Will, How do you feed when it is Cold like that? bucket or Frame feeder. Always HFCS? or sucrose
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    Re: Queen cell installation

    Jim do you normally feed them as soon as you make them?
  6. Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    David do you use any emulsifying agents with your oil or just throw it in?
  7. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    LOL i doubt it a honey flow can make a poor beekeeper look good.
  8. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Phil you say that in Nor Cal it is crazy to expect a 70+% take why is that? when i use cells here we are disappointed in anything under 82% today went thought 104 and hade a 90% i figure 88% normal?...
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    Re: Blue Diamond - in the orchard reports

    thanks Phil! great to know
  10. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Has anyone heard what they are going to do with the bee after almond pollination?
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Good shipping first two loads out Friday and Saturday nights going to Bakersfield hoping they have something to do when they get there
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    sounds like bees might be getting short had three brokers call this week looking for bees each wanted 3+ loads
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    Re: Migratory lids

    you are from WI? i think lots of guys up there use the cheese board. it comes from somewhere in WI some one there would know better i just heard that.
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    yes i think their are bad varroa years last year was bad this year not bad at all. Had an "easy" if i dare say time of it. lol watch this week ill look at them and they will all be dead, love...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    yes looking excellent over here also, havn't heard of any losses around here yet.
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    for all my bee space boards i buy treated 1x2's i can get 940 8footers in a bunk for about .70 a piece
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    Keith do you use untreated wood then? And are you dipping them just like a bee box (300f for around 5 min)?
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    They will build them to my specs, I supply the wood and clips, I think they will build and clip for 8$
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    The reason I'm going with the treated plywood is i have a company that will build pallets for me, but they want to use new wood, and the form board is used with the rivets and cement and stuff on it....
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    Pallet Decks

    Just wondering what you guys use for your decks on your bee pallets? I have been using concrete form board but; am thinking about using treated plywood for this next batch i need to make. Do you...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Keith is this what you are talking about?
    http://www.roperatchet.com/products/index.htm#1-2
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    acbz can you post a pic on the forum i would like to see that also
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    2011 F-350 86,000 miles one sensor went out, other than that a great truck!
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    Re: Tracheal Mites Must Be Extinct......

    Ian i couldn't tell you if i even have any.
    The cost is so small each year and i see benefits from using menthol with other essential oils, that even if i didn't have T-mites I would still use it....
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    Re: Tracheal Mites Must Be Extinct......

    In one or two more years I might take you up on the Rogain Mark lol.
    I used to use menthol a few years back then quit because "No one has T mites". But the bees just never looked as full and...
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