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    I should say that I have fully drawn frames of...

    I should say that I have fully drawn frames of foundation for all of my packages.
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    I had three hives in sept. and took my loses...

    I had three hives in sept. and took my loses early by combining two of them. The combined hive died in January. Now I'm down to one strong hive and I have four packages on the way. I can either...
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    I also just paid $64 ea. for 3 3# packages. Do...

    I also just paid $64 ea. for 3 3# packages. Do you belong to a local club? If not, you should do it for the contacts alone. Not even to mention the knowledge you will get from experienced...
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    I bought bees from Draper last year and the were...

    I bought bees from Draper last year and the were drop-shipped directly from Weaver.
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    Sit down this winter and wire 200-300 frames. Go...

    Sit down this winter and wire 200-300 frames. Go all out with the eyelets and the wire crimping and the works. It will keep you in the beekeeping spirit!
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    I'm a newbee but I don't think varroa can affect...

    I'm a newbee but I don't think varroa can affect a queen cell due to the short time it takes for the queen to emerge.

    Brian
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    My HomeDepot has a display of the Black Flag...

    My HomeDepot has a display of the Black Flag foggers immediately inside the front door. They must have 50 of them.
  8. Do you have any good simple Chinese food recipes...

    Do you have any good simple Chinese food recipes using honey?

    Brian
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    I did just that when I got home and it fit...

    I did just that when I got home and it fit perfectly. Thanks
  10. Thread: Ulee's Gold

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    When it's your son, it doesn't count as...

    When it's your son, it doesn't count as babysitting! smile.gif
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    Does anyone know if there is a readily available...

    Does anyone know if there is a readily available replacement reservoir for the Burgess fogger. I would like to use a glass jar instead of the green plastic one I currently have. Thanks

    Brian
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    I would't pay a cent for the honey. Don't even...

    I would't pay a cent for the honey. Don't even factor it in to your offer. Just look at the bees and equipment. Then if you extract the honey its gravy.
  13. As it turns out, I retrieved this swarm. It was...

    As it turns out, I retrieved this swarm. It was in one of my swarm traps only about 50 feet from the original hive. For some reason I never checked it. The swarm was very strong and had built tons...
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    I have approximately 300 fully drawn medium...

    I have approximately 300 fully drawn medium frames that I need to store until I can get bees in them next year. I don't have enough freezer space for them all and I'm leary of paramoth. I've read...
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    I have 2 nucs I made up from frames with swarm...

    I have 2 nucs I made up from frames with swarm cells. I inspected them yesterday for the first time after creating them a week ago. The first nuc was as docile as can be. The queen cells were...
  16. New Beekeeper- I had a hive swarm on me leaving a...

    New Beekeeper- I had a hive swarm on me leaving a ton of capped queen cells. At the suggestion of others on this board I made up a couple of 5 frame nucs, installed the frames with queen cells,...
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    In this scenario I would say the original queen...

    In this scenario I would say the original queen is still in the hive but has stopped laying for one reason or another. The hive is in the process of superceedure to replace the old queen.
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    Original queen died or quit and a new queen was...

    Original queen died or quit and a new queen was raised. The gap in the laying was the time needed for the virgin to mate and start laying. It's not a laying worker.

    Brian
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    The piping was fantastic and unmistakable- very...

    The piping was fantastic and unmistakable- very trill almost like a long cricket sound. I only knew what it was from a previous discussion on this board. No question when I heard it, though. Does...
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    Try it and let us know. I have lots of it too. ...

    Try it and let us know. I have lots of it too. You are right about the cops, though- definite concern.

    Brian
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    They didn't abscond. I have about half of the...

    They didn't abscond. I have about half of the bees to my untrained eye. I meant the swarm was nowhere to be seen despite the fact that I have swarm traps all over the property.

    Is there a way...
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    My guess is the package bees killed the queen and...

    My guess is the package bees killed the queen and her attandants. I would call the distributer immediately for a new queen and either hive the package with or without a queen depending on how long...
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    Yeah, I couldn't checkerboard because I'm in...

    Yeah,
    I couldn't checkerboard because I'm in the process of switching over to all mediums and I originally hived the package in a deep. The bees had plenty of room but I think the foundationless...
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    Well I'll chalk this one up to a learning...

    Well I'll chalk this one up to a learning experience. One of my two hives ( new packages this year) swarmed on me and are nowhere to be found. This was the one I was raising foundationless. I...
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    First year bk here. My 2 hives are building well...

    First year bk here. My 2 hives are building well but I've done nothing in the way of pest prevention with the exception of running sbb on both hives.
    Today I felt like I had better get going so...
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