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    Re: 2014 VSH queens

    I have a few last week of May and all thru June.

    Johnny
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    Re: JZBZ or Benton queen cages?

    I vote with Astrobee.

    Johnny
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    Re: Handling Breeder Queens...

    Michael, you said you produce around 1200 queens per summer grafting every 4 days, 128 nucs per round. How many breeders are you grafting from? A different one every graft or multiple per graft. ...
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    Nort Carolina in June.

    I am going to Durham NC with my wife the 3rd week of June. She is going to a 3 day doll show and I need some bee stuff to take up my daytimes.

    Anyone have any suggestions. I won't mind traveling...
  5. Re: Looking for a supplier for paraffin wax and rosin

    Check out this link.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?228499-Gum-Rosin-supplier&highlight=rosin

    I get my parafin here.

    http://www.candlewic.com/store/Product.aspx?q=c49,p1075
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    Re: Syrup gone hard in the tote

    I use the immersion bucket heater also. I have a 6' long 3/8" pipe with a quickcoupler on the end that I hook to my airhose and agitate every few hours to speed things up.

    Johnny
  7. Re: How dependable is the USPS or UPS with delivering bee packages?

    I ship all my queens USPS express mail with the hold at Post Office option. I print the labels on my computer using USPS Click and Ship. I put the recipiants phone number on the label. Each year I...
  8. Thread: incubators

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    Re: incubators

    My controller turns heat on at 92 and off at 93. I keep a pan of water inside and humidity runs whatever, I cant control.

    Johnny
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    Re: On-time package delivery for 2014?

    Here in Central MS I am a week behind on queen rearing. There just wasn't enough drones to safely start grafting. Last two years I could have started grafting a week before I did and this year a...
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    Re: New Incubator Pics

    I graft every Friday and reuse the same cell builders. I pull the previous weeks cells in the morning and put new graft in that afternoon. That makes the cells 11 days total, 4 days at grafting...
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    Re: JZBZ groove size

    Buy the plastic bars from JZBZ. They are so much better than wood. Easy to use and they dont drop cups.

    Johnny
  12. Re: Will winter storm Vulcan be the cinch pin for northern hives?

    But even in the South there is lots of variation. Here in central MS blackberrys are just puting on a few leaves and clover is starting to bloom a little. Henbit is blooming nicely right now and...
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Michael, If your from the South, Maryland is most definately in the North.

    Johnny
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    A cpl of comments from a small southern queen producer.

    I sell a lot of queens to northern beeks. They are mostly from breeders I buy each year from Adam Fienklestein of VP Queens in Maryland. ...
  15. Re: How do I position nuc frames in a full hive body?

    When I put a 5 framer in a 10 frame box I put the 5 nuc frames on one side and the 5 foudations all together rather than split on either side of the nuc. It seams once they start drawing out the...
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    Re: New Incubator Pics

    Smokepole - It has a fan mounted on sidewall.

    David - I put two bulbs in so if one blows I am not without heat. They are 40 watt appliance bulbs so not too hot.

    sjj- the fans does have a very...
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    New Incubator Pics

    After using a chicken egg incubator for the last 2 years I wanted something with more capacity. So last summer at HAS I bought a double deep polystyrene hivebody from Modern Beekeeping. It gave me...
  18. Re: Will Ritecell foundation Pop into assembled GT GB wood frames?

    We pop all ours in after building. We use Pierco but they all work the same. We build boxes and frames in winter, them wax and pop in foundation right before using so it has a fresh wax smell.
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    Re: Polishing JZBZ cups

    I used to put them in a day ahead to polish then tried without and found no difference. Now I always use straight out of bag with great results. Polishing is to much trouble for no return.

    Johnny
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    Re: Lid sweating on bottling tank

    Our tanks do this also. We keep a folded quilt on top of ours to insulate the lid.

    Johnny
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    Queen rearing season off to slow start.

    Well, I went through a lot of hives here in Central Mississippi yesterday and they are building up nicely but not much in the way of drone brood yet. Just a few small patches of capped drone brood. ...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens

    I ship till the last week of June.


    Johnny
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    Re: Hello everyone from Mississippi

    Welcome to BeeSource from a fellow Mississippian.

    Johnny
  24. Re: Question about charging tax and shipping queens

    Lauri, in MS there is no sales tax on bees.

    I use USPS express mail to ship all my queens. Local shipments will take 2 days because they go by truck. Rest will go air so most will make it...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens

    Early May filling up fast.

    Johnny
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