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    Re: 2:1 with 25lbs. bags

    Finally, a thread about feeding that makes sense.
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    Re: Jalapeno Infused honey. Any good recipes?

    Just add some diced jalapenos to a jar of honey. Let it sit overnight. That's all there is to it. It doesn't take much to do the job. Start with a little and if it needs more kick, just add a bit...
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    Poll: Re: Russell Apiaries Customer Poll

    Satisfied
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    Re: It's Mating Nuc Day!!

    I'll be doing the same tomorrow. I'll only be making up about 12 but that's a lot for me.
    Tim
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    Re: What do you see in these pics....

    I see capped brood. Normally, honey will be toward the outer edge of the frame. The easiest way to learn is to take your hive tool and gently open a cell or two. It seems like a mean thing to do but...
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    Re: Images of my frames, some questions

    If these were mine I would scrape all that burr comb off the tops and bottoms of the frames. It really isn't such a big deal but it makes handling the frames a little easier. It looks like you have...
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    Re: Smoker Fuel.....pine needles

    If you can easily light the pine needles, they are good.
  8. Thread: Ball Clover

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    Re: Ball Clover

    Check http://russellapiaries.webs.com/apps/webstore/. THey have it there
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    Re: How many cups of sugar in 5lbs?

    Everybody is saying the same thing. Time to stir that syrup.
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    Re: Bovine myology

    Thanks for sharing. This rocks.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I am happy with Russell on all counts. I don't expect to see any queens at the PO til after the shipping dates listed on their website. I also am not expecting to be coddled by customer service. I do...
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    Re: small size queen rearing question

    http://www.beesource.com/resources/elements-of-beekeeping/raising-queen-cells-without-grafting-cut-cell-method/
    A good alternative method.
  13. Thread: Brood Nest!

    by TimnEsther
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    Re: Brood Nest!

    I've had trouble with foundation less installed above brood. They tend to draw weird foundation. You basically have 2 alternatives. 1) Place the empty super under the brood box or 2) Mix some frames...
  14. Thread: 2012 Nucs

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    Re: 2012 Nucs

    You can check Russell Apiaries. I their forums they have a place to post piggy-back routes. I think I saw a few that are going north.

    http://russellapiaries.webs.com/apps/webstore/
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    Re: Covers for Mason Jar Feeders (Nucs)

    Mine are 3 7/8" holes with 1/8" hardware cloth. I also have some without the hardware cloth and haven't had any problem with those either.
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    Re: Teaching Aids/Suggestions

    Here are some power points you might find useful.
    http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/resources/powerpoint-presentations/
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    Re: Hive top feeders

    Sorry, I modified the width so it could sit on a five frame nuc.
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    Re: Hive top feeders

    I built one following the plans here and it works fine. I did narrow down the spacing a bit after they started building comb in the entrance area. I also modified the plans for nuts so that I don't...
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    Re: A cure for nucs being robbed

    I use 7/8" round entrances with SBB and the robbing has stopped. I only have 2 hives and 2 nucs tho. Also, I have the same holes in each NUC body so I can stack them and get additional...
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I can confirm that the USPS tracking system is "inefficient". My queen was already installed when the tracking said that they left Mississippi. The Post Office is much better at delivering things...
  21. Thread: Sourwood

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    Re: Sourwood

    We've still got a week or so in Western NC.
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    Re: Hive top feeder liner?

    I use silicon then melt paraffin or bees wax to line the interior.
  23. Re: Here is some better pictures sourwood or not

    Yip that's sourwood.
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    Re: Happy Fathers Day

    This sounds like something that would happen in my family. I hope you were able to laugh and raz the wife a little.
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    Re: How to handle difficult people??

    I would move the bees but leave my number with the land owner should he need somebody to come do a cutout on his rental. That would provide a quiet sense of satisfaction and they pay you to take the...
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