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    Re: Alternatives to pollen patties?

    I just got 80 pounds of patties for $130 delivered from Mann Lake.
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    Re: Asian Hornet In Florida.

    Terri, that looks like the old fisherman's trick.
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    Re: Asian Hornet In Florida.

    My brother in law said he saw an Asian hornet take a grasshopper by the beach today. I will be going to that beach each day this week to see if I can spot one.
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    Re: Western Bee - 50 years in business

    My in laws just moved their business to Montana. I'm looking forward to a stop by Polson on my way home next summer. Your prices look great.
  5. Re: An introduction to highyielding royal jelly production methods in China

    That seems to be a lot of queen cells for a hive that looks empty.
  6. Thread: Bulk Sugar

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    Re: Bulk Sugar

    With 14 hives how many tons are you planning on feeding?
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    Re: Open feeding station methods

    I use the large chicken waterer with gravel in the tray. It seems to work good.
  8. Re: Why are these bees so obsessed with this crack?

    Those are government bees. One is propolizing the crack shut, the rest are supervising.
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    Re: paint stripper

    could be lead paint, just paint over with a couple coats
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    Re: For those who use the Testors paint pen..

    I have been using the same marking tube for two years, over 40 queens, and never had a problem. This is my first year using Testors paint pen. I dob a lot on a cover then take a small piece of dry...
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    Re: Supply List for Assembling Frames?

    2nd what Brad said. My local bee supply does not glue or side staple, the frames fall apart in the spring when trying to get them out. I've got a couple jigs, my daughter glues up one rack while I...
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    Re: Orange taste?? Here in NYS??

    Is it Maple honey?
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    Re: Quick 'n easy quiet box lid

    Thanks for the link
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    Re: Is this a dead queen?

    I can't blow up your photo, looks like a drone. Are the eyes larger than on your workers?
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    Re: "That is sooo cool dad!"

    Enjoy it. That is probably the last cool thing you will be a part of for years to come.
  16. Re: Newbee saying hello. first installation and no protective clothing

    Welcome. It is very similar to my first two packages. I also got stung 19 times on the head during my first swarm retrieval. The lady who called said I didn't need a ladder. I got there and the...
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    Re: Mobile cell incubator kit?

    That looks like a nice product, I'm thinking of making an incubator.
  18. Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    squareperg I grafted 45 larvae. I had my nine year old daughter help.
  19. Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    I grafted today and did not have any pollen to rub in, so I put a pollen pattie on the top of the frames. I had some half frames of pollen I put adjacent to the grafted frame. I have seen Palmer do...
  20. Re: $10 to make a vaporizer, so why buy one for $190?

    Buying the Varrox like I did has already paid for its self in treating my 17 colonies. And it seems to work flawlessly. If yours works great more power to you, but the ones SNL sells do work.
  21. Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    You will also want an open frame up top otherwise all of your queen cells will be joined together with wax. They need a place to build.
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Sorry for your loss. Hopefully your bees did not die from any diseases. I know I would not be happy to find out someone in my area was open feeding contaminated honey to my bees. Once you start...
  23. Re: Mini mating nucs or standard equipment?

    I like to keep all my frames interchangeable. I use 3 frame deep mating nucs that I make from 1x6 fence boards. It is also very easy to use a 10 frame deep split up into 4 compartments with...
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    Re: One small success, one giant step!

    Congrats. It only gets easier from here.
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    What kind of lumber? You may be looking at more than a couple weeks. Also in the sun they might twist and warp. Usually boards are stacked with stickers in between to allow for air movement.
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