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    Re: CNC machinist wanted

    CNC & CAD is a hobby of mine. I have a 24x10x4 CNC router in the basement. I only mill wood with it though.

    Machining steel is a big jump in expense.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    How's that for a brood pattern?

    Very happy.

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz187/djastram/Bees/Screenshot%20from%202015-08-02%20175858_zpsm8pnzvcd.png
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    Re: Young larva too young?

    Well I tried grafting again today. Turned most of them into mush, but I think I got 30 of them transferred ok. If I close one eye, and get real close, I can see the larva.

    I didn't have any...
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    Re: Young larva too young?

    Oops. Thanks folks.
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    Re: Young larva too young?

    I started round 3 today. I found my favorite queen on the 2nd frame in. Her hive is booming, and I was afraid I'd never find her. 3 deeps & 5 mediums. She is a Broke-T 2014 queen.

    The Starter has...
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    Re: Young larva too young?

    As closely as I can, except for the Nicot part. Also I cage the cells. Darn full time job gets in the way.
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    Re: Young larva too young?

    No. I remove the box with the queen, rotate it 180 and place it behind the now queen less section for a starter, then reunite the two the next day for a finisher.
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    Re: Young larva too young?

    Great replies!

    To be clear, I am using the nicot system, and only transferring cups with larva.

    I started another starter last Sunday with 7 frames of capped brood above an excluder. I'll be...
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    Young larva too young?

    I started a new round of queens, and I just happened to pull my nicot grid at a time when their were still eggs, and very young larva. Most of the larva had almost no jelly yet.

    I only got 9 out...
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    I inspected my starter/finisher colony that I used for this last batch of cells. It has 13 deep frames of capped brood. I guess the nurse bees have been busy.

    Unbelievable!
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    Thanks for all the pics. I forgot about this thread until now.

    Does your box have a hole in it? How do the bees get into the feeder?
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    Mated and laying.

    She's kinda runny, is she just young yet?

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz187/djastram/Bees/new%20queen_zps716vdchu.png
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    The 1st time I tried grafting with a Chinese grafting tool. I knew right away it wasn't gonna work for me. I have very poor vision. This time I used the Nicot grid.
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    I used a Nicot grid for "grafting", I can't see very well. I set up the starter/finisher as Michael Palmer describes in the National Honey Show video on Youtube.
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    Queen success! (So far)

    This is my second attempt at raising queens. The 1st attempt yielded 13 of 60 attempts. This time it's 25 of 30.

    Kinda excited! :)
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    Mann Lakes Sideliner Uncapper

    Does anybody have any experience with Mann Lakes Sideliner Uncapper? Does it work well? Would you buy it again?

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/HH-226.html

    Thank You.
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    Re: Need land

    Try posting on craigslist. Lots of farmers and rural residents have gardens & orchards, and they all have CRP acres.

    People call me several times a year asking for bees. Most of the time there is...
  18. Re: Can someone please tell me the type of Queen rearing is shown in these videos?

    Thank you Michael.
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    Michael,

    In your breeder hive video, you went to your trailer to get a frame. Could you have just moved the empty that was next to the feed frame, and placed that one on the queen side?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Hello From SE,SD

    Hello Kevin.
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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    Does anyone want to trade honey? I would love to try Tupelo & Sourwood. I have tried Basswood. I have clover/alfalfa to trade.
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    I use OL751TY - True Yellow - 1.625" x 1.625" Scalloped Corner Labels from onlinelabels.com.
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Self adhesive peel & stick
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    I use OL751TY - True Yellow - 1.625" x 1.625" Scalloped Corner Labels from onlinelabels.com. They are 1.2 each. I'm not sure what it costs to run them through the printer, but I don't think it's...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    I'm another www.onlinelabels.com user. They are fast to ship, quality product, and Maestro is easy to use, and free with an order.

    Honey, lipbalm, hand cream, etc. all have www.onlinelabels.com...
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