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    Re: Market For Cut Comb?

    Dominic

    I sell them for $10 pint,and nobody blinks as eye. I try to average $8lb for liquid honey. I worry that I am asking to much,but so far no one has complained.
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    Re: Market For Cut Comb?

    I sell cut comb in a pint jar filled with honey, I sell out these before my other jars of extracted honey.
  3. Thread: Queen cells

    by drupe
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    Re: Queen cells

    Thanks for the advice Michael. I also have learned much about raising bee from reading your web site. It has shaped the way I raise bees.
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    Re: Queen cells

    I had three frame mini mating nucs. I brushed nurse bees in each, 6 nucs total, and that became a mess. I carried them to the other side of my house, but only two retained any bees. I didn't have...
  5. Thread: Queen cells

    by drupe
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    Queen cells

    I have a question about raising queens. This is my first year at trying to raise queens and I only have a few hives. I have already raised one batch, but i was unsuccessful when it came to the...
  6. Thread: Late Swarm

    by drupe
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    Late Swarm

    I was out feeding my nucs this evening and while doing so I noticed that there were more bees fly around me than usual. I had to walk about 20 feet away to get an overall view. What I had was a swarm...
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    Re: Oil and wintergreen EO coaster question

    you can replace them every 10 days. i replace them only when i see several shb during my inspections,which i also try to limit.
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    Re: Hive beetles--any advise appreciated

    i place the coaster in the center on top of the frames. for a 5 frame nuc use only half of a coaster.
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    Re: Hive beetles--any advise appreciated

    try a mixture of 1oz wintergreen Essential Oil to 16 oz of vegetable oil. mix well and soak a cardboard coaster in it. one 3" coaster per broad box. the wintergreen oil drives the small hive beetles...
  10. Thread: Velbert Williams

    by drupe
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    Re: Velbert Williams

    i think this is the guy your are talking about. http://www.vlwbee.santu.com/
  11. Thread: bits of flowers

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    bits of flowers

    today while i was watching my bees i noticed that some were bringing in bits of flower pedals. the color was purple. does any one know why they do that and the reason for it?
  12. Thread: shb war

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    Re: shb war

    I used checkmite II ,which worked but you can only use it for so long. it would kill them, but there was too many to kill them all. I put oil traps in all and cinnamon at the frame ends to drive them...
  13. Thread: shb war

    by drupe
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    shb war

    hello to all. thought i would share my fight with the shb. i started beekeeping last year with 3 nucs and lost 2 to shb.it seamed that i could raise more shb than bees.the one that made it through...
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    white pollen source

    what is the pollen source for bees here in northeast oklahoma? this is the beginning of my second year keeping bees. we had a 50 degree day today and i was watching the bees bring in white pollen....
  15. Thread: Shady apiary

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    Re: Shady apiary

    i am a first year beekeeper and i had a terrible time with shb to. my solution was to modify my bottom boards to acept oil trays and i bought some bettle barns and baited them with roach killer. i...
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