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  1. Thread: Kelleys

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    Re: Kelleys

    You know, I ordered 15 plastic hive covers and lids Tuesday. I have UPS delivery notification they will be delivered tomorrow. Maybe, just maybe it is turning around. I really like the plastic...
  2. Thread: Split gone bad

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    Re: Split gone bad

    You do realize it takes a while for queens to mate and start laying right? If both still have queen cells why would you expect them to have new brood?
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles situation in your area

    I am in west central Missouri and am killing about 100 per hive per week. 13 hives. Very shaded, no real options on my property for full sun. I am also in heavy amish country so not sure if the...
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    Re: Appleton City Missouri

    Uggh. I hate trees. Are they informed about trap outs? Are they willing to cut the tree down? If they will cut the tree down they can call me. If they are actually patient enoug to deal with a...
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    Re: Cutout call for a guy who sprayed the bees

    the half life on all the sprays is that within a few days the spray is useless anyway. If he didn't seven dust the bees I would happily do the cut out and take the bees home. The spray normally...
  6. Thread: H&l bee farm

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    Re: H&l bee farm

    My first package of bees came from them. they did wonderful. that was 4 springs ago.
    The year before last year they had some shipping issues bees arriving dead, It really messed up their ebay...
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    Re: Any packages still availabe anywhere??

    It sounds like most of the package suppliers are having a hard time meeting ship dates. If you can't find anything check craigslist. There are several ads listed in my area
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    Re: Honey House Holder Method

    I am not HHH so I may not do this theory justice but. I will attempt.

    Start in spring with all cleaned out brood nests, blow in HFCS to fill up comb. Shake on packages early as suppliers allow....
  9. Thread: What to feed?

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    Re: What to feed?

    If there are small hive beetles in your area, do not feed patties. I am not familiar with New York's beetle problem. By the time you get your package they should be able to forage as much pollen as...
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    Re: Minnesota Swarming Season

    In missouri it is the last week of april through june. I would guess add a week or two to that and you would have a general idea.
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    Re: Natural honey with a spicy cinnamon flavor

    I actually bought some a few weeks ago from one of our local shops. (I have been out of my honey for months.) Absoultely awesome. Although I can't guarantee the Missouri address is where the...
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    Re: Crazy NY Winter -- Syrup freezing question

    Probally not broken glass but yes to soaked dead bees the temp changes mess up the vacuum seal on the feeders and they pour out syrup
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    Re: newbee questions

    Check with the major suppliers. You should be able to get it substantially cheaper than that.
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    Re: What constitutes mean?

    A pretty handy rule of thumb is if you think they are to mean then it doesn't matter what I think they are to mean for you.
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    Re: What constitutes mean?

    Is the mean hive queenless or low on stores? If not I would requeen in a few more weeks and get a gentler queen
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    Re: feeding the bees???

    Once spring really hits I doubt they will utilize the pollen patties. New pagkages about 1 quart a day. Nucs 1 1/2 quart a day.
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    Re: How many bees does it take to build a colony?

    if you take the frames out it ensures they are going to start drawing comb off the lid of the hive. They utilize voids very quickly. then you will have a mess and lots of destroyed comb.
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  18. Thread: Purple Honey?

    by charmd2
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    Re: Purple Honey?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220430&highlight=kudzu

    Here's a link
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    Re: Came home with a little bit of history...

    Delber it all boils down to the amount of risk you are willing to take. Theoretically boxes are low risk. And many scorch the inside of them with a torch then use.

    many throw away all frames. ...
  20. Thread: Dead Hive

    by charmd2
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    Re: Dead Hive

    Yes and yes. The drawn comb will be a great asset for a new package and any honey will help them out too. If you have a deep freezer you can fit them in it would be great. You are going to want to...
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    Re: Cost for super with frames

    Used frames? I know you got ripped off. Deep $10 or $15. Frames $1.00 each. Foundation $1.00 each.. max $35 or $45 for local pick up new. You didn't mention if you got a bottom board or...
  22. Thread: Intentions

    by charmd2
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    Re: Intentions

    I have ten hives now. Figure seven will make it through winter. Plan on splittingstrong hives after the flow and keeping any swarms I may get.
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    Re: How to Apply Coconut Oil

    I haven't heard of coconut oil yet. What is the theory if you don't mind explaining.
  24. Re: Check out this photo of a hive I have to pick up

    Be careful with the powerlines
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    Re: Cutout in October?

    wow. :) I would guess they have been there a little longer than the owner was aware of them. Hopefully they are a simple removal.
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