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    Re: Mann Lake Testimonial

    I placed an order on 4-16 and I received it via truck today at 330 pm. Very impressed with how fast shipping is with Mann lake. No email stating it was shipped but I don't really care now that i...
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    I have thought about it seeing as he is about a mile in one direction which should give my gives at least a mile in the other direction where his bees won't forage to, in theory.
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    Good luck I moved a yard because a commercial beek bought a farm a mile from my yard and puts roughly 100 pallets, yes 400 hives, on the property and adjoining land. Instead of getting mad and...
  4. Thread: Nuc Prices

    by NY_BLUES
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    Re: Nuc Prices

    Matt,
    I agree with that 100 percent. Last year I sold 2 tbh nucs and a warre nuc to some folks and I got more questions from those 2 folks than I did from everyone else combined. I didn't mind the...
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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    That's ridiculous price, but as you can see he is selling them. The eBay listing is tugging at the city dwellers that want to have bees not necessarily keep bees. Read the description and see what...
  6. Re: Queens coming but may have queenless nuc.

    If there is a laying worker, no you can't just shake the bees off in front of the hive, they will all just walk back in and continue as before. You will want to shake all bees off all combs about...
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    Re: Honey Extractors

    Yep, i run a pair of 6 frame radials and there is almost no down time when neither is running when I am extracting. One spins while I unload and load the other. I have less into these 2 than i...
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    Re: How are nucs made?

    Do I have nucs in NY now, yes, overwintered ones. Nucs that are going to be sold this spring are sitting down in GA getting fat and happy. They were made up 3 weeks ago and should be ready to be...
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    Re: Pick-up pushed back!

    Is it typical to supplement a new colony in a new home? Yes. Most People will have feeders on new hives to help them build up. As far as delays, the first weekend in may seems right, we have...
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    Re: JZBZ or Benton queen cages?

    For shipping and installing queensiI like the jzbz. For hatching virgins in the incubator I use the California minis. Some folks I sell to want the 3 hole cages because they feel the jzbzs are to...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Some make their own, others shop around And buy massive quantities at a time to get volume discount. Then there are shops that dont specialize in beekeeping items that make boxes and such. Around me...
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    Re: Most Painful Place to be Stung by a Bee

    Up until a week ago I would say the worst place to get stung was the nose, but I was stung directly in the arm pit last week while splitting hives and that sting flat out hurt for a whole day. ...
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    Re: How to feed and avoid robbing

    Reduce entrance to a very small one or two bee wide space and feed.
  14. Re: Written agreement -- issues and provisions

    Not to start a fight but around here, and most of rural america, a handshake is a mans word, no paper needed. If I walked into a landowners home with a contract or agreement for them to sign, they...
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    Re: Incubator recommendation

    I have the same one and I like it for what I use it for. I can put around 300 cells in it in cell holders trays. I Usually will only have 50 or so in there at a time so it works for me. If I were...
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    Re: 'Open Source' Beehive.

    Just a cash grab. People looking to get money from deep pocketed do gooders being sold the save the bees speech. Looks good to unknowing urban dwellers who get suckered into buying into or investing...
  17. Thread: Total loss

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    Re: Total loss

    Bears are found throughout upstate NY. They have even been spotted near the buffalo airport, human population doesn't scare them off if they are used to being around the noise and human scent. I...
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    Re: Is this a good sign?

    Can't see why that would be bad, good luck to you with your swarm catching.
  19. Re: What are the limits to growth? Expanding apiary.

    mperry,

    I have read this thread a few times, and I still don't see a working business model from you or basically anyone, that will work in this area. Ithaca is located in the heart of the Finger...
  20. Thread: Buying nucs

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    Re: Buying nucs

    I have seen nucs sold both ways. If the nuc that you are taking home is coming out of a 5 frame box into your 5 frame box, the chance of loosing the queen is slim. If you pick them up during the...
  21. Re: Sen Schumer say's possible help for bee keepers and apple grower's in N.Y.

    Jw, you've never had old chuck represent you but he would fit right in in California. Chuck is for one thing and that is total govt control, a little cash here to bait the line and then set the hook...
  22. Re: Sen Schumer say's possible help for bee keepers and apple grower's in N.Y.

    Wlc be sure you let us know how much chuck helps you out. This winter has taken its toll but rest assured that i dont want chuck schumers help for anything. Most all the folks I know would rather...
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    Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    For an entrance hole? Yes that is large enough
  24. Re: When is cutout safe for Northern climates?

    The earliest I have ever done a cut out was the last week of april. It was a colder spring and it was about 60 degrees the day I cut them out, and ended up snowing the next week. The bees made it...
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    Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    In front meaning directly in front of the entrance, usually I will make them crawl thru a branch or grass to get I to the entrance. I want them to believe they are in a completely new place.
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