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    Re: problems with queencells and mating nucs.

    Low humidity in your incubator will some times kill the fragile larva/pupa.
    If you have too, place a wash cloth in the bottom and keep it damp (wet) at all times.

    Frank Wyatt
    WG Bee Farm.
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    Re: cranberry pollination

    Ted, I did not take offense. I have pollinated apples, strawberries and blue berrires but never cucumbers. It is always good to listen to others that have done the item before.
    I will be moving...
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    Re: cranberry pollination

    sqkcrk---Sounds like something that Ted was talking about. Moving the bees; at any time to different locations. I think you could loose control of your hives and their location that way.??
    Maybe I...
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    Re: cranberry pollination

    ""Well"" I think that about covers that. ------Hope I have better luck with the Mt. Olive people in NC or I will be learning why it may be better to stay home.
    I will not accept trashing my hives,...
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    Re: cranberry pollination

    I have some hives going into cucumbers for the first time this year. Any experience with this crop.
    Everything I hear is they do not grow but seem to hold their own.
    Any Advise.
  6. Poll: Re: How Long Does it Take Before Bees are Feral?

    May be that we have too many definitions of "feral"?
    Websters---fe-ral--1. untamed; wild 2. savage; brutal

    Lions and Tigers are kept in manmade containments, but I would be "careful" calling...
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    Re: F-650, what size bed?

    I am Curious; how much weight do you allow for 4-hives dbl brood box and their pallet. I have not heard any one mention this data, yet; unless I missed it.
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    Re: Awfull quiet in this forum

    WG Bee will be there Driving up from NC-- of course we drive everywhere.
    Look for our Booth.
    Frank And Linda Wyatt
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    Re: Feeding Melter Honey

    In our area the is a heavy dearth in August and I feed it mixed with water to them at that time to keep them from completely shutting down. They have plenty of flight time available and can void any...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    hpm08161947,
    Did you have frames requirements on the blueberries, what were they, and why were the inspectors doing frame counts this year, if you have no requirements.
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    Re: Truck Recommendations?

    Kingfisher, I have not seen where you are including weight as a factor. What average weight per hive have you been calculating for your truck requirements???
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    Re: Big Problems with Chuck Norton

    Last I heard was that he was no longer selling Russians.
    I have not seen or heard from him in approx. 1 year. We were in the same Rockingham County Beekeepers Assoc. in NC. Haven't heard or seen...
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    Re: HFCS Question

    I have always used 275 gl totes and added 30 gals of water before loading the #55
    This has always kept the HFCS from cyrstalizing.
    Since #55 is 77% solids the 10% reduction still leaves a 69%...
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    Re: HFCS Question

    hpm08161947,

    If Charlotte is not too far from you, you can drive to Atlantic Sweetners, Domino Blvd, Charlotte, NC and pick up a couple of totes at a time.
    Their number is 800-732-6438 or...
  15. Re: Will a virgin queen ever be attended by housebees?

    Virgin --- unmated Queens --- can be forced to lay only drone eggs by forcibly giving them CO2 ( carbon dioxide) in an insemination apparatus.
    this is how many of the ""Special"" traits are...
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Certification.

    What program would "ya'll" consider the most comprehensive and respected Master Beekeeping Program?
  17. Re: Glenn VSH Queens...off-shoot of the VSH vs MH thread

    rkr

    Back to your question, and out of the forrest.
    I have used Glenn for breeders since 2000. Typically, I have been able to overwinter some breeders and use them the next year as drone mothers....
  18. Re: Anyone using the (VSH) Varroa Sensitive Hygiene queens?

    NewbeeNnc,
    Sorry I haven't called you back. I leave work every evening at approx. 5:00 and run to the yards to work bees. Then go home to sleep from 9:30 to 5:00 am - Then start over my day again.
    ...
  19. Re: Anyone using the (VSH) Varroa Sensitive Hygiene queens?

    Go to Glenn Apiaries- site. Tom has a list of queen producers that use his breeder queens to rear Minn. Hyg., and VSH daughters.
    There are several in NC alone.
    You are welcome to call me in Eden,...
  20. Thread: Hot Hives?

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    LT, Don't worry about removing the old queens...

    LT,
    Don't worry about removing the old queens body, the workers "probably" have done that for you already.
    You can get rid of the old "hot" workers by relocating the hive to another location within...
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    Permits to Sell Bees and Queens

    On another thread I noticed that Texas requires a permit to sell Queens and Bees
    "What other States also require such documentaion."

    I know North Carolina requires an application for a...
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    I used to have two Jenters that I kept going all...

    I used to have two Jenters that I kept going all the time
    I liked the way they worked better than the others.
    I have since gone to grafting.

    One day I will have to go back to them (Jenters)...
  23. Thread: Incubators

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    I find it better to introduce queen cells than...

    I find it better to introduce queen cells than virgin queens.
    In my expserience, You could lose upwards of 50-60% with vigins.
    Average with cells, 5-10% loss.

    I'd take my chances with the cells,...
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    ABF Meetings

    We attended the ABF In Kentucky and Auston

    Kentucky was a good Meeting- very informative and as a vendor for Global Patties- Sales were very good. We left excited and looking forward to Austin.
    ...
  25. Get you some valley property between some large...

    Get you some valley property between some large mountains. That should isolate you enough to get true color.
    Like you; color is the least of my selection process. There are just too many other...
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