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    Re: Galvanizes wire in honey frames?

    Ok so galvanized wire in a frame in a hive ( might have used some in brood frames by accident ) generally a bad idea/ don't do it or I need to get them out because they are going to die?
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    Re: Galvanizes wire in honey frames?

    Jeez glad I asked. I'll use stainless. What about nails ? I think all my hive bodies and frames have galvanized nails? No wonder they swarmed again! Lol!
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    Galvanizes wire in honey frames?

    Thinks it's ok or a bad idea? Have a bunch left over from a diffrent project but I know galvanizing is bad for you to weld on . Think it could get in the honey. ?
  4. Re: Book Choice: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, or Hive and the Honey Bee

    You know the abc's is written as an encyclopedia, it's not a front to back book like some . More a source to reference . I have a very old one and the language takes some getting used too but a must...
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    Re: How much comb is supposed to be drawn?

    Some numbers from my bee classes at UM. The obvious 21 days to emergance. Was a bit surprised at this one. Wax gland mature at 6-11days mostly used for capping cells and 12--17 days maximum...
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    Leafy spurge?!

    Iam so new I haven't even tasted honey yet. I've been trying to learn about everything like most of you and have been excited that this year I have strong colonies early and maybe I would get honey....
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    These are the very points I was trying to make. Thank you and yes you are right again I do need to keep reading and after much digging around I've found many academics who have all ready written...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    I think I was Mis understood and you are right I may not be using the word evolution right. When I said un inhabited I meat to say largely uninhabited by man . Meaning that to some point the honey...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    The oldest fossilized honey bee is estimated to be 50 million years old ? I agree however that we kept them and they got away and we catch them again ect ect but the interest for me is would they be...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    Many valid points and as I've said these are only ideas from required assignments. The reason it interests me is that the long decades trip up from Brazil was no accident. It was as natural a...
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    Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    I have the challenge of writing several papers for my beekeeping courses and I have been debating subjects (with myself) on specifics to research. So I have been wondering where and how to research...
  12. Thread: Lol!

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    Lol!

    http://m.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_e63ca9d9-139b-5912-acae-3b078915519b.html?mobile_touch=true
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    Re: Splitting questions

    If your goal is to increase your hive count and all is well in the hive, yes split away. But if you can wait you my have a honey maker. I would research Michael Palmers splitting in the fall for...
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    Re: Spring treatment for Varroa

    Same, had good luck with maqs . No brood break and a small amount of casualties. Maqs says ok with supers on but that's up to you. But be advised it pisses off the bees pretty bad ! Sucks to deal...
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    Re: Inclement weather questions

    Thanks Vance! How's the weather in GF? Iam just seeing clover down here but as Allways we have had three weeks of bad weather with three more to go! Probably should have allready split but I wanted...
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    Re: How much us to much feed..

    So Iam thinking out loud here and playing the devils advocate...but if a worker emerges after 21 days and her wax gland doesn't come to fruition for 12 more days , then wouldn't wax production be...
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    Inclement weather questions

    Does a strong hive need to be feed? Are carnis going to have a brood break?
    Is it a blessing in disguise as far as maybe slowing swarming season?
    Bad time to treat?
    Thanks in advance for any tips
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    Re: Indoor Beekeeping

    I say go for it! I would recommend a hive per light.
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    Re: double nuc

    Are there four queens in there? I think iam missing something?
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    tips on obtaining land for apiary

    just curious to see if any of you has had any luck or have any tips in talking landowners into letting you have hives. Anyone use forest service leases? I want to have more hives but i cant afford to...
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    Re: Walk away split vs 2 queen split

    huh! seems like a fine idea! wonder if anyone will add any negative feedback?
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    Re: Going to give grafting a go tomorrow...

    I think it's awsome your going for it! Sounds fun and no more buying queens! Well done ! Keep us posted with your results!
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    Re: nuc prices?

    Thanks everyone ,seems that the prices are pretty consistent and the pitfalls are always there for us inexperienced guys. Jeez Justin what are you getting rich off bees or what! Lol! Day late as...
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    Re: nuc prices?

    Thanks , I guess the price is really fair, 120 without box? I think these bees just came home from pollination but they look good . What do you guys think about that? Do big hives from pollination...
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    nuc prices?

    trying to get an idea of a five frame nucs price. also do your nucs come with a box or are they transferred to yours. thanks charlie
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