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  1. Re: Deep Frame Nuc transition to Medium Supers

    Sounds like more work than I want to do. You could do it though.
  2. Re: Deep Frame Nuc transition to Medium Supers

    Hey, a very quick and easy way to do this is to put the deep frames in a deep box. Then fill in the side or sides with high density foam to block off the extra room. Then simply add your medium boxes...
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    Re: A very solemn night

    If you have any type of drought where you are at, they likely starved. Always gotta check hive weight!
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    Re: Hello from Central Wisconsin!

    Check out Marathoncountybeekeepers association.Com
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    Re: Mating queens with feral stock

    The whole point of this idea was to get the virgin queen mated with feral drones, in an area where there quite likely isn't any managed colonies. And without any possibility of mating with any drones...
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    Re: Mating queens with feral stock

    That is a neat way to find a DCA !!

    Is there other ways to find out if there are feral drones present in an area?

    For those people who want to incorporate feral genetics into their stock,...
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    Mating queens with feral stock

    So, is it possible to take a few mating nucs with queen cells into an area with no known kept hives and get the queens mated with feral bees using this idea for no inbreeding ?

    If I were to make...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze jacket....

    Are they still making them?
  9. Re: I havea Bald Faced Hornet's nest in my front yard...

    Do wait till dusk to make sure they are all home. otherwise you will have stragglers that will be mad for a while.
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    Re: Formic Acid: where to buy?

    Wausau Chemical Co. 1 gal. @ 90% was $30.00

    Just remember that how you are using it is not approved by the FDA, only the bought pads are.

    I know, its all done the same, but you didn't BUY the...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    We "Marathon Cty Beekeepers Assoc." pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping mentors

    President,
    Bob
    Benes
  12. Thread: seeds

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    seeds

    anyone interested in some tobacco plant seeds ? I have a bunch and was told that it was comparable to cigarettes for quality. Just let me know (it'd be cheaper that buying smokes ) !!
  13. Re: Do drones from an apiary breed with virgin queens from the same apiary?

    A question that I have would be, do the queens have a direction that they go to mate ? As in generally south, west or other ? I do already know that they do go along prominent landmarks such as a...
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    didn't think this could happen !!

    be careful next time you ask a drunk for help...:no:

    one guy I know was so wasted that he forgot to dial 9 for 911 lol!!!:lpf:
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    Re: HFCS question

    It was asked before; how do you store this corn syrup ? Is there something you could add to make it last all summer ? I am thinking about getting an amount myself too, which brings me to this . Where...
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    Re: Honey Prices/Marketing

    The farmers market here is selling theirs for $9.00 a pint and $12.00 a quart.
  17. Re: How get the remaining honey from wax-crush and strain

    No, tried that. I heat it up very slowly and then let it cool. I get a wax cake on top of usable honey when its cold.
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    Re: 1st batch queens

    Its a random wild swarm. Thats why the dark queens. Nothing around here that I know of is from dark stock. I think its kind of special in a way. In a couple of days I will be starting another round...
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    1st batch queens

    I have recently checked my mating nucs, and found that I have two black queens. They are both laying excellent, so I'm a little excited! They were bred off of a swarm that I caught earlier. I will be...
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    mating nucs are easy to move. That would give you...

    mating nucs are easy to move. That would give you a better chance to have them mate with other drones. On the other hand, queens will fly to a further drone congregation area, usually 1.5 miles away....
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    Have a good one !!

    Have a good one !!
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    thanks everyone for the thoughts and experience....

    thanks everyone for the thoughts and experience. I think I will get a couple of them to use. Sounds like they are nice to use.
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    I am also interested in seeing how it works!!

    I am also interested in seeing how it works!!
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    Yep thats the bottom line !! Thanks for the reply

    Yep thats the bottom line !! Thanks for the reply
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    Michael, is it possible to cut them down ? I know...

    Michael, is it possible to cut them down ? I know its kind of wasting part of an expensive item. Also would the bees build up too fast in just four frames of shallows ? I wonder if a guy could put a...
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