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    Re: local queen needed

    I emailed him this morning and haven't received a reply yet. I know he has some ordered but they are not in yet.
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    local queen needed

    I need a proven queen bee. I live to the northeast side of Birmingham Al. in the Ashville area. I will be more than happy to drive to pick it up. I purchased a nuc and the queen died and the hive is...
  3. Thread: Used hives

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    Re: Used hives

    Not at all. That said I just purchased two new hives this afternoon. I'll build as I go.
  4. Thread: Used hives

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    Re: Used hives

    That was what I was thinking but I'm new to the bee keeping. I wanted to be sure.

    Thanks all!
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    Re: Used hives

    No bees in them and they have been empty for a couple of years.
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    Used hives

    If you was going to buy some used hives, how would you treat them to make sure there are no beetles or mites before putting the nucs in them.
  7. Thread: feeders

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    feeders

    Has anyone used these feeders??

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330720304380?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619
  8. Thread: drum heater

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    Re: drum heater

    Thanks for the info. I was thinking about the two 750 watt heaters with thermostat controls and setting then on a low heat. I have a 12 X 20 insulated storage building I'm going to work it in. I'll...
  9. Thread: drum heater

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    Re: drum heater

    It is liquid with no crystals in the drum. I was only going to heating it enough to drain, strain and bottle. This is the first time I have done this much and I have 3---55 gallon drums full that I...
  10. Thread: drum heater

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    Re: drum heater

    It is on a wood floor now and I can wrap it with a moving quilt to insulate it. Would a lower wattage heater work like a 4 or 500 watt? I could build a small insulated room to sit over it with a...
  11. Thread: drum heater

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    drum heater

    I'm going to purchase a drum heater. Will a 1500 watts heater be large enough for a 55 gallon metal drum?
  12. Thread: Queen bee

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    Re: Queen bee

    Found a queen and thanks for all the help everyone.
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    Re: Queen bee

    www.walterswholesomegoods.com queens are sold out. Thanks
  14. Thread: Queen bee

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    Re: Queen bee

    I've tried the local bee keepers to a degree. I haven't had any of them respond to my phone calls or emails since I started trying Tuesday. Thanks for the info, I'll contact these guys.
  15. Thread: Queen bee

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    Queen bee

    I need a queen bee for a hive I have to split. Seems as if all the people I have called or emailed does not/will not respond. A mature queen would be nice but I will take what I can find. I know its...
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