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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    as said excluders is another tool for the beekeeper. If there is 100# of honey to be made they will make it. the excluder will cause more honey to be stored below it. a beginner not using one can get...
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    Re: Bee Transportation

    we used to have a 40 ft ref trailer back in the 80's. It held 600 single deeps which were hand loaded. lots of work. one vent in the front was partly open for fresh air. 52-54 degrees was the best....
  3. Re: Newbie question,Bottom board after reversing brood boxes.

    If your bottom board is any place except the bottom its wrong.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    putting aside small vs large cell we all know that some lines of bees are better at controlling mite levels. has anyone considered the fact that some lines of mites may be more agressive than...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    If it is so simple to produce reduced mite load stock why has someone not done so yet? there is a fortune to be made here. dont say there is or the problem would not exist. any difference between...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    your right. Its been a long winter. lol they say its been the worst one in 102 yrs for the whole us.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    this is one of the few times I can agree with peter. mr delaplane is well known and respected thruout the industry. some beekeepers with thier only education that comes from bee source would not be...
  8. Re: Does this look like I captured the queen? I found a swarm in my back yard

    If they have eggs in a few days ya got the queen. simple
  9. Re: The 'queen excluder' synonymous with a 'honey excluder!'

    a qx is just a beekeeping tool. ya just have to know how to use it.
  10. Re: Anybody use wax/nails instead of glue/nails when assembling frames?

    bad idea. use glue
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    Re: Western Bee Supply - outrageous shipping costs!

    so order from a closer supplier.
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    Re: Newbee excited

    welcome Im sure you will enjoy your new hobby. good luck
  13. Re: What are the limits to growth? Expanding apiary.

    jodietoadie well said. Its a little different when bees are your income. never had a hive that was not for income and I have bees rather than girls. lol
  14. Re: What are the limits to growth? Expanding apiary.

    mark there be a reason for lack of info. lol
  15. Re: What are the limits to growth? Expanding apiary.

    hi
    to have any chance of being a sideline or commercial beekeeper you need to forget small cell and foundationless. some hobby beekeepers claim sucess but no university or researcher can prove...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    been using smoke for over 50 yrs. makes more sense than spraying illegal chemicals into the hive. most anti smoke people are the natural ones. go figure?
  17. Thread: What Do I Do

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    Re: What Do I Do

    you were correct by not seperating out a couple frames. as soon as all that brood starts to hatch they will seem to jump into your second box. been a long winter. maybe it will finally break.
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    Re: do robbers fight amongst themselves?

    robbing brings out the worst in bees. they attack each other as well as any nearby beekeeper. no respect at all. lol
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    Re: Ideas for hive numbering.

    If you do some research most cattle ear tags have an insecticide built into them like the old shell strips. we use numbered alum tags from a forestry supply catalog. tags are put on the bottom board...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    If you dont use the smoker ya probably will the next time.lol
  21. Re: Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    make sure you use the smoker in a correct manner. that could be a root cause of aggressive bees?
  22. Re: Hope you have answers for a newbie, Larva in Honey super....

    do not add a super until you get the queen down. you have to pull the qx so she can get back to the bottom. then put the qx back on. as soon as the brood in the top hatches you can extract. no...
  23. Re: Hope you have answers for a newbie, Larva in Honey super....

    the queen must be above the qx. either put the queen down or pull the qx off and let the bees push the queen down by filling the top super with honey. a qx should never be left on during winter as...
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    a few beekeepers claim benefits but no researcher or university can not prove any benefits in their tests. there are followers but has yet to be proven.
  25. Thread: In my genes

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    Re: In my genes

    barry the emblem on the airplane is civil air patrol. this was an branch of the air force. the airplane would have been owned by the gov. a interested person could join the cap and fly it nearly...
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