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  1. Thread: Plastic Box

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    wood is way good.

    wood is way good.
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    Wow!!! They sure are quick to take good care of...

    Wow!!! They sure are quick to take good care of their customers. Sounds like great people to do business with.
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    I wouldn't do it. The baby relies on oxygen...

    I wouldn't do it. The baby relies on oxygen perfusion through the placenta, pulling the oxygen from the mothers blood across a membrane, into the baby's blood. Slight constriction or slight...
  4. I use several hundred, work well as bees can...

    I use several hundred, work well as bees can access them at any time until it gets to cold to break cluster. No drowning. They hold more than the Mann Lake frame feeders. Should be removed when...
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    Look also at the linden trees, as they produce...

    Look also at the linden trees, as they produce prolific bloom with much nectar mid-june. Might be a good option for you. There are a number of different Linden varieties.

    Also, the seed pods on...
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    a few weeks with mea culpa's=====all is forgiven....

    a few weeks with mea culpa's=====all is forgiven.
    a month or two----you've inflicted severe financial injury on your customer. NOT FORGIVEN.

    A SWARM IN MAY.....A LOAD OF HAY,
    A SWARM IN...
  7. Thread: Hive size

    by beeman 202
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    Medium deep=medium super=medium box=medium=medium...

    Medium deep=medium super=medium box=medium=medium brood.

    They are all one and the same. There could be minor differences based on manufacturing source/homemade, etc.
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    Let's all race to quote the lowest price. $100...

    Let's all race to quote the lowest price. $100 is very fair. More if the wholesale price solidifies a bit.
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    Sourwood: Don't judge a type of bee when you...

    Sourwood: Don't judge a type of bee when you only have one. I have hundreds of hives headed by Minnesota Hygenic. 95% are great and 5% are not so great. This is about the ratio you get with any...
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    If you have 8 queenright colonies, brush out both...

    If you have 8 queenright colonies, brush out both colonies in front of the other eight. Then if you want to get back to ten order two queens and pull several frames of bees/honey/pollen/brood from...
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    But the bees feed even when temps. are to cold to...

    But the bees feed even when temps. are to cold to exit. I find the bees take more syrup from a frame feeder than other feeders, and there is no robbing.
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    That one costs 28.95 plus shipping and handling....

    That one costs 28.95 plus shipping and handling.
    It has a rigid wand, instead of flexible tubing with wand attached at the end.

    If you go to your local hardware store they will have one similar...
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    Use a sprayer not a fogger. Any garden sprayer...

    Use a sprayer not a fogger. Any garden sprayer that you haven't used chemicals in. Garden sprayers are cheap cheap cheap @ Home Depot, Menards, Kmart, Walmart, etc.
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    People were getting $100-$120 for almonds this...

    People were getting $100-$120 for almonds this spring. Those with longer term contracts were locked in at a lower price.

    Have heard that the cranberries are going to be in the $50-$60 range,...
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    The larger the population, the more alarm...

    The larger the population, the more alarm pheremone when disturbed. The more alarm pheremone = More p/o bees emitting even more alarm pheremone.

    A small puff or two of smoke and all that is...
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    You can't find her because she's not there. ...

    You can't find her because she's not there.

    You have a laying worker.

    No queen.

    Good luck.
  17. get rid of the pollen substitute as they likely...

    get rid of the pollen substitute as they likely will not use anymore since pollen is readily available, once this cold snap passes. You don't say how you are feeding (entrance feeder---in hive...
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    Did you use swarm lures or old dark comb or dead...

    Did you use swarm lures or old dark comb or dead queens in alcohol or WHAT?

    Did you use cardboard box, super, fiber "hat" swarm trap, or WHAT?

    Did you have them on the ground, in a tree at...
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    be thankful you don't have duragilt, as ritecell...

    be thankful you don't have duragilt, as ritecell is much better. As soon as duragilt gets scratched, scraped, or bent, it tends to lose adhesion between plastic and wax. Then your contending with...
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    Black locust bean (seed) pods are very thin, 3-5...

    Black locust bean (seed) pods are very thin, 3-5 inches long by 3/8 inch wide. Black locust produces much honey.

    Honey locust produces little if any honey. It has very large, thick pods, some up...
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    Keep refilling it until just before you add your...

    Keep refilling it until just before you add your honey supers. The package needs feed until just before the honey flow starts, in your area probably about first---second week of June. Keep feeding...
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    It's like everything in life. Everything is...

    It's like everything in life. Everything is negotiable, everything has a price.

    That said, a hive does not include honey supers.
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    I hived nearly 200 2# packages this year. For...

    I hived nearly 200 2# packages this year. For queen release it's easiest to let the bees eat the candy out. This ensures the queen is released into the hive, and doesn't decide to fly off on you. ...
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    When that hive swells to peak population of near...

    When that hive swells to peak population of near 60,000 bees, you will have a constant stream of bees coming and going-----thousands all at the same time.
  25. Thread: Gloves

    by beeman 202
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    Maybe it's not the gloves that your allergic to. ...

    Maybe it's not the gloves that your allergic to. Anytime I work the hives if I touch anywhere near my eyes--usually without realizing---my eyes begin stinging, burning, itching, watering. I have to...
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