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  1. Thread: Royal Jelly

    by Jackobeeo
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    Re: Royal Jelly

    Yes, very interested.

    What shelf life for the royal jelly. I have just ordered some frozen, but have a similar question for that product after defrosting. I guess the thing to do is order just...
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    Re: Mowing the Lawn?

    Mow early and quickly, keep the exhaust noise/smoke away from the hives.
    I lay tar paper in a strip in front of the hives. It keeps the grass 4' away from the entrance,also on the side where I start...
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    Re: Bucket head Bee VAc

    NCA

    I'd use Batman's solution, 2 posts up - inline dimmer switch.

    Also an increase in hose size slows down the velocity.
    Last year I had yellowjackets in spades so now I setup my 5hp shop vac...
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    Re: Myth-Information

    "was you ever bit by a dead bee"?.......

    Walter Brennan to Lauren Bacall in "To Have and Have Not" 1944

    Being from the north - I get bit by dead bees several times a year, and it always makes...
  5. Re: Metal tops to hive covers, hotter or cooler?

    Hey SWB

    An adjustable hole cutter from discounter like Harbor Freight is not much $$.

    Mine will cut to 5" dia., but you must have a drill press with hold downs for safety.

    Elsewise, a...
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    Re: Where to get 'bulk' Royal Jelly?

    Hi

    Glory Bee Supply in Eugene Oregon has frozen, organic or no, freeze dried, and probably other forms.

    Google glory bee beekeeping supply

    Jack
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    Re: candy board problem

    drice

    Sorry I didn't explain further. :doh:

    The candy board goes.
    Brush bees onto top bars, add shim ( 1x2s on edge nailed into frame ), if adding sugar, place newspapers, on add candy chunks,...
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    Re: candy board problem

    If you use a shim you can add any sort of patty, candy chunks, etc right on the top bars. Just make it thick enough.

    Add inner cover - no super needed.

    Jack
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    Re: Provisioning new nucs?

    Velbert

    Nice pic of your shaker box setup.

    Nnow that you have your say 10lbs of bees with queen, as you say they are ready to draw comb, do you dump the whole contents into a std deep brood...
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    Re: how much to feed?

    Lots of variety here on price, NW Oregon.

    My local supermarket has 25's @ $19.89 :eek:

    Now really!

    My usual source has 25's @ $14.79, still a buck fifty more than last year. Guess it's time...
  11. Re: New to this and heading into Fall -- Long thread: SO MANY questions!

    Hi Cindy, sounds like you are off to a good start considering the late start.

    Good advice in previous posts, I'd only say think of gallons when feeding. Qts are not enough unless you are in there...
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    Re: Seriously Considering giving it UP!

    EastSideBuzz

    Consider attending the Western Apicultural Society conference in Salem OR, Aug 30-Sept 2. Venue is Red Lion Inn just off I-5.

    You'll have a chance to ask commercials directly.
    ...
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Hi Michael -

    I'm new at rearing queens, but am ready to try.
    But I pause.
    How late is too late to begin your method?
    I will use 5-frame nuc, good supply of brood & feed frames, strong...
  14. Thread: Hive Carrier

    by Jackobeeo
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    Re: Hive Carrier

    For the DIY-ers...

    1. Trash old lawnmower
    2. Remove engine
    3. Add platform, notice lack of workmanship
    4. Have fun, grunt!
    ...
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    Re: Thymol in nucs

    alpha 6

    Thanks for the info and recipe :)

    Do you follow up same treatment in Spring?

    What intervals in Fall treats? and do you purchase EO online or by mail?

    I'm wanting to get away from...
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