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  1. Thread: Free queens

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    Joel, I'd like to have them and I think I have a...

    Joel, I'd like to have them and I think I have a way to work it out!! Sent you a PM.

    Thanks

    Steve
  2. Thread: Hole saw size?

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    Thanks for the info and advice. 2 3/4 is what I...

    Thanks for the info and advice. 2 3/4 is what I was thinking and will be the right size for this project!
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    Update: Had 8 of 16 hatch, all in maiting nucs....

    Update: Had 8 of 16 hatch, all in maiting nucs. I'll try to graft a 2nd batch this weekend and see how they go. I think the weird Carolina weather had a bit to do with some of the ones that didn't...
  4. Thread: Hole saw size?

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    I've searched a little, and I think I have the...

    I've searched a little, and I think I have the right size, but . . . What is the standard hole saw size used to make the mason jar lid hole for a feeder?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Well . . . here are some results, so far. Of 16...

    Well . . . here are some results, so far. Of 16 grafts made on the 13th, 15 were started, all but 1 were capped and looked great at day 5. Let them simmer until Monday. They had destroyed several...
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    Well, I'm trying to figure this out . . . Took...

    Well, I'm trying to figure this out . . .
    Took a 10 frame deep, made 2 dividers - one solid, one queen excluder.
    Made entrance doors front and back on both sides.
    Set up last Thursday afternoon...
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    Thanks Dennis, look forward to seeing pix and all...

    Thanks Dennis, look forward to seeing pix and all on your site. In the meantime, could you briefly describe how you set up the breeder side and free-flying side of your hive?

    Thanks

    Steve
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    Dennis wrote: "Grafting one bar/week into a...

    Dennis wrote:

    "Grafting one bar/week into a single divided into a breeder side and a free flying starter-finisher side will yield about 13 excellent cells/week. Every two weeks the sides are...
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    I sent both BF Foggers back to Fountainhead a few...

    I sent both BF Foggers back to Fountainhead a few weeks ago. Received 2 1443's today. No charge!

    Thanks to all with the info. Seems to be a standup company to work with!

    Steve
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    ETPR . . . How is the new one doing? I purchased...

    ETPR . . . How is the new one doing? I purchased two, one as a standby that has yet to be used. I'd hate to screw it up, as well. I like the idea of the removable tank on the Burgess, just hate to...
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    Anyone have any problems with the Black Flag...

    Anyone have any problems with the Black Flag fogger leaking? Mine is. Wonder if the thymol in the FGMO is breaking down the yellow plastic? Looks like the residue on the bottom has a yellow tint to...
  12. Thread: Weight of Honey

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    Ok, likely belongs in another place, but . . ....

    Ok, likely belongs in another place, but . . . I'm making up labels for my honey, quarts and pints. What does a quart and pint of honey weigh. I think I know what it's supposed to be, but my scale...
  13. Thread: Coupelarvae

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    OK . . . so the queen lays up the cell cups in...

    OK . . . so the queen lays up the cell cups in the Nicot box, I remove her and wait 3 days for the eggs to hatch - then put the cell cups on the cell bar and put in the starter hive. But the stinking...
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    So . . . how long will this HFCS keep without...

    So . . . how long will this HFCS keep without spoiling or crystalizing?
  15. Thread: Coupelarvae

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    Thanks King Bee - but . . . what if I don't want...

    Thanks King Bee - but . . . what if I don't want to wait that long? I'm thinking about poping it into another hive using a different queen. I'd like to recycle quickly. Ideas??
  16. Thread: Coupelarvae

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    OK . . . with the Nicot system, what do you do...

    OK . . . with the Nicot system, what do you do with the cell cups that you do not use to make queens? There are 110 of them - I might only pull 20 cups. Can I wash them out and start over?
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    The story noted above also says: "Contact...

    The story noted above also says:

    "Contact ODA. Beekeepers who have purchased bees from Weeks should notify the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6270 so their hives can be properly...
  18. Thread: Queen Marking

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    Thanks for the thoughts and encouragement! Did...

    Thanks for the thoughts and encouragement!

    Did a quick check this afternoon on the queen that got the bad paint job. Wow! Is she easy to find. All that blue paint on her thorax - and those wings,...
  19. Thread: Queen Marking

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    Caught, clipped and marked several queens today....

    Caught, clipped and marked several queens today. Used the Testers paint pen purchased from a well known supplier. My first time with this! Looks like a couple of the queens got a bit messy - a little...
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    Installing packages on small cell in a week, or...

    Installing packages on small cell in a week, or so, have several options. Five frame or ten frame. Medium or deep box size. Leaning toward putting them in five frame deeps and adding mediums on top...
  21. Tia - sorry I missed you. Met CMQ, db, redtractor...

    Tia - sorry I missed you. Met CMQ, db, redtractor from the list, and several others. Was a good get-together! Will be several days before it all sinks in.
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    Hi MB, How would you design the incubator...

    Hi MB,

    How would you design the incubator described in your post. Any links to plans?

    Thanks

    Steve
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    LM - can you describe the pop can feeder you...

    LM - can you describe the pop can feeder you mentioned? Thanks in advance
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    Do you have a link to plans for this design?...

    Do you have a link to plans for this design? Would a strip or block attached with a deck screw work? Do you plan to use a screened bottom board?
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    Great link to the pictures and process - thanks...

    Great link to the pictures and process - thanks Michael. Questions: I have not found a link to an index for these pix on Bee Source, is there one somewhere? How much other "good stuff" is in there to...
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