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    Thanks Bjorn, we got the same answer from Dadant...

    Thanks Bjorn, we got the same answer from Dadant in Fresno. We can turn in our wax and they will make foundation for us deep medium brood $1.49 a lb. Thanks everyone!

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    Travis S.
  2. Thanks Sol for the information, our hives that...

    Thanks Sol for the information, our hives that are SBB's appear very strong as we went into the fall. We've had a couple days of flying weather recently and 80% of our hives seem strong. Maybe we'll...
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    you said >> They will rework the wax for $1.66...

    you said >> They will rework the wax for $1.66 per lb. << will dadant do this in 4.9 foundation?

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    Travis S.
  4. Thread: Permacomb

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    Thanks for the information Michael, We are...

    Thanks for the information Michael, We are currently regressing our hives to 4.9 by Dadant wax foundation plus no medication.
    We seem to be getting more hives down each spring, but we can't afford...
  5. Thanks Robert for your reply, I have noticed with...

    Thanks Robert for your reply, I have noticed with our hives running inner covers on all whether solid bottom boards or open screened we have some condensed ice between the outer and inner covers.
    We...
  6. Thread: Permacomb

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    My question is for long term users of permacomb....

    My question is for long term users of permacomb. Have you noticed lower levels of Varroa and mite related problems with this product than what has been recorded for natural wax comb? I thought with...
  7. I should have asked this question on my last...

    I should have asked this question on my last posting, but here goes, Sol, did you notice any difference in hive size between your open and closed bottom board hives?
    Has anyone else out there...
  8. Thanks Sol for the information we also closed up...

    Thanks Sol for the information we also closed up our screened bottom boards.
    Maybe I'm just a nervous parent, but at 4 or 5 degrees with 50 mile an hour gusts of wind made me nervous so we closed...
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    Our bees did very well this year drawing 4.9...

    Our bees did very well this year drawing 4.9 comb. We could possibly sell 40 or 50 4.9 small cell nucs at the end of July or beginning of August. I'm not sure if I want to sell these or not, but I...
  10. Thanks all for the help, sorry for the delayed...

    Thanks all for the help, sorry for the delayed reply, but have been working frantically with my bees. I have one question concerning swarming. I assume the swarming problem is from rapid build up. ...
  11. Thanks everyone, Robert, I too have noticed...

    Thanks everyone, Robert, I too have noticed problems with condensation on all my wintered hives. Some of them so bad that they molded and mildewed in the frames of the top super. I was wondering...
  12. Thanks Michael, I had one SBB and placed it under...

    Thanks Michael, I had one SBB and placed it under our smallest, but best 4.9 hive. If you have any place to aquire further information I would appreciate recieving it. If anyone else is using...
  13. Hi folks, I have talked two other beekeepers...

    Hi folks, I have talked two other beekeepers recently that reported excellent buildup to very strong hive conditions on all hives with open screened bottom boards. Both gentlemen attributed the...
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    Hi Sol, we traveled I-5 to 97, so we were east of...

    Hi Sol, we traveled I-5 to 97, so we were east of the mountains from Medford.
    Sol, we are phasing out our Italian queens and replacing them with Carni crosses or caucasian crosses. We've not had...
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    On April 1st we placed 30 packages of Carni's on...

    On April 1st we placed 30 packages of Carni's on 4.9 foundation. I went into these last week and they seemed to be doing very well. We picked the bees up in Orland, Ca. and drove them to Spokane, Wa....
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    This is something I have also thought about. We...

    This is something I have also thought about. We are in the prosess of starting out apiaries with 20 to 50 hives each. They will be from 5mi. to 80mi. from our home location.I hope to set up...
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    Sol, Thanks for your reply, so far the Carni's...

    Sol,

    Thanks for your reply, so far the Carni's are working for us. I don't know of any other bee that will work here in the northwest. We are at about 10 hives now and hope to increase that to,...
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    Thank-you to both Dee and Clay for your response....

    Thank-you to both Dee and Clay for your response. Sorry we have been so slow in responding back. The Carni's do seem to be working well, although they didn't draw many useable brood frames of comb...
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    We currently have 5 Carni-cross hives doing well...

    We currently have 5 Carni-cross hives doing well on 4.9 foundation. Some frames will have to be redrawn. We are still hoping to shakedown two more hives, although it may be late in the season. We...
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