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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    I did a search on Pan Mixer too..I shouldn't have looked.
  2. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    The problem is the feeder is shared. If one side sucks the whole gallon down and the other side is say- queenless and hasn't taken up anything, I can't tell by looking at the feeder.

    For example,...
  3. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    I think so. When I have a chance, I'll write a little more about overwintering colonies this small and their behavior & needs come early spring.
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    My homemade lids are 3/4" x 3" frame with 1 1/2" insulation cut to fit tight. Run a bead of silicone around the rim & top with triple wall polycarbonate. Three screws each side with rubber washers...
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    I've got smaller mating nucs hanging all over the place. Here I am transfering them into an overwintering sized box. Move a short distance with their recognizable nucs, then after they have...
  6. Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    As nights get cold, it gets more difficult to feed the mating nucs I plan to overwinter. At 350' in elevation it was 36.5 degrees here yesterday morning. Quite a nip in the air. Montana/Idaho was...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    Here's how my last batch turned out.

    Heres the late virgin hatched 8-12-14 ( as shown above)
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    Re: Greenhouse / Bee compatability question

    Greenhouse's are usually a DEATH TRAP, even for hives elsewhere in your yard.

    The shade cloth suggestion might work if it is dark enough.

    Even with the ends & sides open the I find bees dead...
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    Re: super-sized smoker

    Thanks for the neat tip. Looks like we are having beans tonight so I can get a can :)
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    Re: Who would ship queens to war-torn countries?

    Thanks for the link Graham

    Theres no option for shipping to the US, only Europe. I sent an email inquiry
  11. Re: How to tell if I have a laying worker or a new queen?

    Be sure to chill your frames to kill any drone brood or they'll continue to grow and ruin you worker sized comb.
    Before you shake them out, take a look a their mannor. They'll be scurrying around...
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    Re: Who would ship queens to war-torn countries?

    Is shipping overseas possible? What are the requirements for customs I wonder?
    I've learned most of my beekeeping methods from other cultures overseas. They have fascinating and efficient...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    When the queens first hatch, they are ususlly a bit blurry eyed. They are quite delicate at that time and if not fed immediatly will die within hours.
    But if a little care is given, it isn't long...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    It's the need to leave the mating nucs queenright so they build well for winter that stops me.

    I overwinter most of my mating nucs in place-so I need to let them remain queenright at a certain...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    I mark then as soon as I see they've hatched.
    They are a bit furry, that's why you see such irregular marks..A dab, dab, dab to get through the hair makes for a jagged mark. Only reallly noticable...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    In fact my favorite way to requeen a larger colony is to use a marked virgin queen.

    I remove the established queen from the colony and let them sit queenless about 5-6 days. Let them make all the...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    I mark as soon as they are hatched. My return on my marked virgins is exactly the same as placed cells, which is very high. I usually get almost 100% returns..

    Truthfully, even if I noticed...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    I do not. Already looked on my camera for one.
    I'm done for the season and don't have any cells available for a photo.

    These were nice though. For the inexperienced, they could transport the cell...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    A piece of scotch tape over the top keep the cells more secure for the ride home.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/tweety4926001/2014%20bee%20pics/P8310264_zps327db892.jpg
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    I've got some tips about shipping USPS that may come in helpful for those shipping next season. Let me finish up with my last claim and I'll fill you in on what I experienced this year. Several...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    So often on Beesource, I see threads that come to a definitive answer without addressing many facts that consider significant variables. $3.00 cells or $10.00 cells? What can be the difference?
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    Re: VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    LARRY!

    You're a funny guy
    Just order one silly. I'll give you the same deal you gave me, old buddy old pal

    I'll even send you two for the price of one, just pay separate shipping &...
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    VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    I had a customer in Minnesota who purchased one of my Glenn VSH bred queens this summer. She told me, this spring she had purchased a nuc from Florida and it had SHB. After requeening with my queen,...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    Pretty queen, Beepro. See if your camera has a Super Macro setting for those close up shots.It will get you in focus.

    Here are the results of my cells set 7-29 , still have good drone populations....
  25. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    It's a big old growth cedar a neighbor cut down while logging his place. Only after it was down did he notic it had a hive in it. Heres how it looked partially collected:
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