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    Re: Box Assembly Jig

    I found this one on Youtube


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiSrpksJihU
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    Re: Spring is here !

    I'm with you on this one G.. I want warm weather .. Hate the cold but need it for the bees. :)

    JW - May your hives burst at the seems and give you many gallons of wonderful Honey..
  3. Re: newbi look over my plans give advice thanks

    I myself strongly suggest the use of wire in the frames. I've tried it both ways, and just when you think all is fine with a frame that has no wire, wham, it starts pulling apart. Not to mention...
  4. Thread: Tampa

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    Re: Tampa

    I'm not located there, but boy I wish I could go. lol.. Have fun down there!
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    Re: Double Deep One Empty

    If the top box is empty other than a frame feeder, i'd ditch the top box and as Vance says put on a feeder rim and some type of sugar.
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    Re: swarm control methods

    How many years have i seen it play out that way? Not many honestly.
    I use it to keep the queens that are "hell bent" on swarming out of the trees.
    It gives me time to get some quality queens ready...
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    Re: Restarting 2nd hive next spring

    Screening off an active hive for a day in TX probably wouldn't be a prudent decision. Too much heat build up to do that in your area. If you were in NY or OH someplace North where temps are lower...
  8. Thread: Shastina Boxes

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    Re: Shastina Boxes

    I gave them a call in NOV this year and had them price out a pallet of NUC boxes for me. Cheaper than I could find anywhere else at 9.00 a box. But shipping was going to be basically another 1.00...
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    Re: Packages from Norther Breeders?

    HC - Try some bees from N. Cali. Olivarez is putting out some awesome queens these days. Very adaptable. Doing great in my yard.
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    Re: swarm control methods

    A "Cut-down Split" is when you remove the queen and as much younger "queenable" larva from the hive as possible just prior to a major flow. It effectively keeps the colony from swarming, the nurse...
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    Re: Russians or Carniolans

    Hubert - Thank you for answering. Seems there are some folks that pile on the patties and others that barely do. I knew there had to be some happy medium in there. I won't be able to put on any...
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    How do you get outyard area?

    How do you get your outyards?

    How do you approach the owners of said property?

    What is your standard payment for said space?

    How much space x ft by x ft do you normally ask for?

    What...
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    Re: Russians or Carniolans

    Hubert - When putting on pollen patties, what is the reccomended amount and how often should they be checked to ensure the Russians are using to build up? Also as for syrup, what's the reccomended...
  14. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann Lake

    I've had them to send me partial orders before. Although, it was only if there were items backordered that was only 1 item on my invoice. If there has been several and they had some but not all it...
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    Re: Russians or Carniolans

    I have but only Russians, I do like them very well. Carni's from what I understand are very much like them though when it comes to how they keep their hives.
  16. Re: A lecture given by Jamie Ellis at the 2014 National Honey Show entitled "Biology

    Very interesting indeed! He's one of the few that's able to keep a person's attention all the way through.
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    Re: Suggested Youtube channels???

    Bee Health
    https://www.youtube.com/user/BeeHealth/videos

    Michael Palmer
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRc7LI3dPhX65DbfXSDyFGQ/videos

    National Honey Show...
  18. Thread: Swarm Queens

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    Re: Swarm Queems

    I usually let the bees figure that out on their own. I keep an eye on them and as long as they are doing fine, she stays put.

    As for the idea of your swarm queens causing the bees to be gone,...
  19. Re: 2015 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BEE COLLEGE, March 6th 7th 2015 St. Augustine, Florida

    Pricing?
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    Re: BBC youtube program

    I watched the series a few days back. Pretty good, like the info from the actual researchers, however her math as MB says is a bit OFF. What I did enjoy was the fact that she dug in to figure out...
  21. Re: Help me price this bid (pumpkin pollination)

    I've heard the same thing myself. Also have been told many times that the nectar is so poor that they have to feed 1 gal of HFCS 55 per week to keep the bees alive.
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    Re: Should I start a 'Farm'?

    You should speak with your USDA Farm Service Agency about the diff programs that are available to you before you decide one way or another. My local guy made things clear for me and explained things...
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    Re: 50 degrees - bees are active

    Mine start flying between 40 and 45 most days. Russians fly at lower temps , the italians fly at higher temps. All hit the air and cleanse and hang out on the porch for a while during good days. ...
  24. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    So it would seem the wiser thing to do is actually "bleach your frames" in silence and pray for NON-EPA registration in this case. Thereby keeping prices low on the product and keeping the "BEE...
  25. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    Not I.. I'd rather bleach my frames without worry myself. :)
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