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    Re: Old Sol Apiaries?

    I bought 3 from them spring 2013, and two are my best hives this summer. One dudded out in the fall of 2013 (just never expanded). I will buy more in the future. This is the second fall with them,...
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    Of course I am... I am actually a sophisticated redneck. SShhh don't tell anyone.
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    Re: vented bee suit

    I must say that I think that the Ultrabreezes is also reasonably priced. I have checked out some of the knock offs and there is a reason they are less expensive. When my ultrabreeze wears out, I...
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    Re: last years potatoes, what a great meal.

    I have never had any luck wintering potatoes in the ground. How do you get them to make it?
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    Re: Will caging a cell delay emergence?

    At day 20 I opened up the cells, and all the queens were dead. I think that they got chilled because of the cages.
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    Re: Will caging a cell delay emergence?

    Yes the roller cage is what I am referring to. I thought there was enough bees to keep the cells warm, it was a pretty packed 8 frame deep. I will check tonight and we will see.

    So I checked them...
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    Will caging a cell delay emergence?

    First time raising queens and I am using the Jenter System http://www.blueskybeesupply.com/jenter_queen_system.html. At day 13 I moved cells into my splits and nucs, these have now hatched, between...
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    Re: Worst. Frame. Ever.

    They sell the same style at our local D and B. However at least ours seem to be assembled by someone gifted with all 10 fingers.
  9. Re: Three deeps as a winter plan in the North - Good or bad idea?

    All I can tell you is last winter I had 6 colonies in 2 deep, 1 medium configuration, and 2 in 3 deeps. The 3 deeps did better coming out of winter. One of them is booming. Of course it could be...
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    Re: Why did you have low winter losses?

    2012-13 winter I had 7/8 lost, due to mite induced starvation.
    2013-14 winter I had 1/9 lost due to starving/freezing in a TBH, and another that had to be requeened early in the spring (queenless on...
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    Re: Best suit for extra small female?

    I second that. There are knock off ultrabreeze style suits out there, and the ones I have seen in person are ok, but the extra cost is for a good reason.
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    Re: Old Sol Enterprise

    I ordered 3 queens from Old Sol last year. 2 came through the winter great, but one never expanded last season and was combined into another colony. I would order more, but i am raising queens this...
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    Re: Hobby Beekeeping increasing in popularity

    Well the spring has finally come, and so did the nucs and packages from D and B. We have had 2 monthly meetings at our little start up bee club, with 4-6 people coming to them so far. The packages...
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    Re: Your favorite DEEP foundation- lets hear

    Mann Lake PF plastic frames.
    Pro: Small cell, easy to scrape and restart comb, no assembly required and fairly immune to pest damage.
    Con: can be harder to get drawn out, a bit too flexible and...
  15. Re: Anyone know where I can order package bees, or is it too late?

    Have you gotten on the wait lists? Some times there are extras.
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    Re: city water and syrup

    I am sure we all agree that it is best to leave enough honey for the colony to prosper on its own. I would be hesitant to feed honey, unless it came from my hives. In the absence of a secure supply...
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    All true. Sugar bricks and mountain camp feeding are easy approches. So is this, in fact I thought it was easier (granted not by a huge margin), and it seemed to work well. If I have to pop the...
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    Re: city water and syrup

    How is the view up there on that soapbox?
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    Well here are the results.
    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/RiodeLoboRojo/th_EF6B6341-C7A0-4E78-A65D-BB3AE06DD70F_zpszjx3zunb.jpg...
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    Re: Short Course or Not?

    Even if 50% of the time is spent on treatments, you will still want to know why they are treating. Disease identification is just as important to the TX free as it is to the treatment beekeeper. ...
  21. Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.

    I think this is much ado about nothing.
  22. Re: 'A sting to the scrotum is painful but the nose is far worse,' says scientist...

    "I heard you got bitten by a king cobra," says Stallone. "Yeah," replies Norris. "But after several days of excruciating pain, the cobra died."
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    Re: Thought I was Treatment Free

    What about unwaxed plastic foundation? You can coat it in your own wax, and that would be far easier than pressing your own foundation, if the foundationless frames are not for you.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Your welcome, I am currently taking the Hard Bond approach, however I am only willing to take one more crash before I change approaches. If this is to happen, than I will be switching to soft bond. ...
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Respectfully you are incorrect.

    "Any post advocating the use of treatments, according to the forum definition of treatment will be considered off topic and shall be moved to another forum or...
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