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    It was mentioned about the bees used for queen...

    It was mentioned about the bees used for queen rearing. A smaller number of hives could conceivable be used for a few (+/- 60) cells. One, if you grafted off of the same hive that you used as the...
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    I find the real beauty of pressurized tanks is...

    I find the real beauty of pressurized tanks is the ability to work hives and feed as you go with out having to run the pump motor continuously. Or to avoid running the motor you wait until the end...
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    Outside dimensions vary, I prefer 14". My...

    Outside dimensions vary, I prefer 14".

    My experience wintering in 3 stories. Lots of honey with little need to feed in spring. +/- you don't have do late spring feeding but then you don't get to...
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    This is my first season wintering in 8-frame...

    This is my first season wintering in 8-frame singles. So far everything looks really good. I have a few in the field and a few in a cellar house.

    I would agree that they seem to fill out the...
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    I am considering that configuration also. I...

    I am considering that configuration also.

    I get the impression that they winter better in the mini-nuc. I like this idea for a "queen bank" for early season queen replacement.

    I also like...
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    Sierrabees what kind of posts do you use or...

    Sierrabees what kind of posts do you use or otherwise insulate the panels?
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    MP: Many thanks One more question about the...

    MP: Many thanks

    One more question about the feeders. I didn't read what keeps the two colonies apart at the top of the feeder? I understand that the "inner cover" will act as a seal. I am...
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    I'm looking for plans for 4-way mini nucs. The...

    I'm looking for plans for 4-way mini nucs. The one were a normal hive body (deep or med) is divided cross-wise and length-wise.

    Speicifically the divider/two-way feeder that is commonly used in...
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    "Per frame, yes, per hive, it's fairly constant....

    "Per frame, yes, per hive, it's fairly constant. They have a threshold for drone comb and will work at reaching it. Once it's reached they will not want more drone comb."

    If you remember where you...
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    Nothing wrong with running all deeps just the...

    Nothing wrong with running all deeps just the weight factor. Also if you run all deeps then you can exchange frames between supers and brood bodies.

    I would not recommend running 9 frames in an...
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    Some of the suppliers offer automatic bottlers...

    Some of the suppliers offer automatic bottlers and rotating tables, Mann Lake, Glory Bee.
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    Pick a unique color for all of your equipment.

    Pick a unique color for all of your equipment.
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    Could you guys elaborate on dipping plastic...

    Could you guys elaborate on dipping plastic foundation? How hot is the wax? Do you dip just the foundation or the whole assembled frame? Does the extra wax obscure the foundation; do they have as...
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    Could you guys elborate on dipping plastic...

    Could you guys elborate on dipping plastic foundation? How hot is the wax? Do you dip just the foundation or the whole assembled frame? Does the extra wax obscure the foundation, do they have as...
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    Generally speaking how long do AI queens go...

    Generally speaking how long do AI queens go before they are superseded?

    When grafting off AI queens are they slower to supersede if you wait to graft until their own workers have hatched?

    Any...
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    They raise mint to distill for oil, here. The...

    They raise mint to distill for oil, here. The left over "mint hay" gets spread back on the land. It often will grow a mold or fungus that the bees collect in Sept and Oct. It also looks like a red...
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    Just about anybody who mills bee equipment will...

    Just about anybody who mills bee equipment will make whatever size hive you ask them too. I would start local and then look further afield. Generally speaking I would pick a manufacturer then stick...
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    I have helped in an operation that runs a Cowen...

    I have helped in an operation that runs a Cowen set-up that sounds pretty much like the 60 frame auto-load described above. It takes two people to run the line. One on the de-boxer and feeding the...
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    Personally, I would replace it. You don't want...

    Personally, I would replace it. You don't want them storing syrup that has gas in it that could be moved into honey. Or any other way contaminate comb or hive.

    Most common name I have heard...
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    Canola pollination for certified seed (that's for...

    Canola pollination for certified seed (that's for planting Canola folks) currently runs $20.00 a hive here in Eastern Oregon. That's with 3 hives per acre(mandated by contract)! As you would guess...
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    Has anyone experience with Mann Lake EZ-FILL? ...

    Has anyone experience with Mann Lake EZ-FILL?

    It has some pretty big claims about filling bottles and then using it in the field to pump syrup.
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    Sherrie and Velbert for re-queening have you ever...

    Sherrie and Velbert for re-queening have you ever just killed queens and imediatley inserted a ripe cell? Or do they need sometime being queen-less?
    I will try to remeber to report back becasue I...
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    To be perfectly honest I don't think there is ...

    To be perfectly honest I don't think there is much to worry about on an industry level.
    I believe beekeepers who winter in East Texas will tell you that their bees got hot several years ago. ...
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    Greetings I was curious what the going fee was...

    Greetings
    I was curious what the going fee was for hives set for tree fruit (pears, cherries, apples, etc.)pollination this spring?
    Bettis
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    Greetings, Does Big Sagebrush (Artemisia...

    Greetings,
    Does Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) produce a surplus flow?
    Thank you
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