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    Re: Pros and cons of screened inner covers

    I tried one of the screened inner covers to see how I liked it. The bees have almost completely covered all the screen with propolis so I will just stick to solid boards from now on.
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    I picked up my SunKist Cordovan at the PO this morning. Shipped on the the 16th and in fine shape when she got here, This is the first Cordovan color I've seen and they are a beautiful bee.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    I ordered a SunKist queen Feb. 25th. I received an email saying that She shipped today. Perfect timing too, I've got a colony that is busting at the seams that will donate some brood and honey for a...
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    Re: One "Tip" Wonders

    Join your local beekeeping club. You can gain a LOT of information there and other things that can be a big help. For example, Mine bought an extractor that is available for the club members to use....
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    Re: Problems with Package queens

    Where did your packages come from?
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    Re: Sunkist Explosion

    Yeah, I ordered in January and requested the March ship date though I realize I may be farther down the list. If I get her in March that would be great, If she doesn't ship until later I've still got...
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    Re: Sunkist Explosion

    Thanks for posting the pic of your SunKist colony! I ordered an SK queen and requested a mid march shipping date and I'm looking forward to seeing how she does.
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    Re: Suit or Jacket

    I just used a long sleeve shirt and a veil for years but I finally got around to ordering a jacket from Blue Sky and I've been happy with it on the few occasions I've needed it.

    The colonies I...
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    Re: Stupid me, What a mess

    That's valuable advice right there!
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    Re: Early splits

    You're right, This is a great time of year for a bee keeper! By the time spring weather comes around I'm as anxious to get to work as the girls are. ;) I've added supers to mine and the bees are...
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    Re: Carniolans over Italians

    I've got both and I'm happy with them but I favor the Italians a bit over the Carnies for the same reasons others have already posted. Any new queens added from now on will be Italians and I'm going...
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    Walter T. Kelly package/queen supplier?

    Just curious after browsing their website, Anyone know who supplies their bee packages and queens?
  13. Re: looked like a maggot when I took off mouse guard, what was it?

    SHB larva would be my guess too. Check your hives to see if they've started slimeing everything.
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    Re: Hello from Polo, Mo.

    Welcome! Hope your bees have a good year.
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    Re: Medium super dimensions?

    Thanks Ravenseye! I was really hoping that was the case since I have 50 or 60 of that size on hand.
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    Re: Too early for syrup?

    I don't know about other areas in the state but in the last 2 days the Bartlett pear trees folks have in their yards have started blooming in a big way.
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    Medium super dimensions?

    If you would, Please indulge a stupid question. I've used the 10 frame deeps as hive bodies with 6 5/8 supers for honey for years, but the deeps are getting heavier every year so I'm planning to go...
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    Re: Breaking in a new bee suit.

    I don't have a suit, just the jacket I finally bought last year. Between riding behind the seat of the truck, getting Hopguard juice smeared on it, Some propolis, hive beetle guts, a little honey and...
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    Re: Too early for syrup?

    Sully, We have the same thing going here right down to the purple flowers (Don't know what they are) and I believe you're exactly right in your assessment that we're a month ahead. Hopefully we'll...
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    Re: Too early for syrup?

    I started feeding in early Feb. too when the unseasonably warm weather had the bees flying and burning energy without finding anything to bring in.

    Like the Professor, I fed thinner syrup at...
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    Re: Med - vs- Shallow Supers

    Some of my bees seem to be more accepting of plastic than others and a hive of swarm mutts refuse to use it. I've got wooden frames with wax coated foundation, and some of the all plastic frames that...
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    Re: Russell SKC bees

    Good thread! I've ordered a Sunkist queen fora trial run this year so everyone's experience with them is appreciated.
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    Re: e) Buying nuc vs. package bees

    Over the years I've bought Nuc's and packages and I'm convinced a Nuc is the way to go. (just my personal opinion of course) Most of the packages I've bought have suffered a lot during shipping and...
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    Re: Minnasota Hygienic's

    I bought 2 packages of MH's a few years ago and wasn't impressed with them at all. It was most likely just the ones I got but they were easily the meanest bees I've ever had.

    They built up very...
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    Re: I can't buy Hopguard??? what gives

    I was to order some myself this morning and then saw that Arkansas's approval had expired. :pinch: Several of the folks in my local beek club used it last year and were happy with the results.

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