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    Re: Still Poor Queen Cell Acceptance

    Tecumseh,

    No,

    I do not candle the queen cells I use. Maybe I should...

    and No,

    I do not treat for Nosema. Should I be? can you explain what Nosema would have to do with this?
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    Still Poor Queen Cell Acceptance

    Hi,

    I posted earlier this spring about my splits having very poor success rates in accepting queen cells I give them. Even hives that I split and leave alone to raise their own queen have had...
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    I have read that giving the splits a couple days...

    I have read that giving the splits a couple days of being queenless is better because they need that time to realize they are queenless before they will accept a cell. You are saying the opposite, so...
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    Poor Queen Cell Acceptance

    We are attempting to raise our own queens for the first time. Using cross-frame shallow boxes, we take freshly-laid eggs from a donor colony and add them to a queenless cell-builder. No grafting....
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    Sugar Dusting on Solid Bottom Boards

    I tried an experiment recently involving sugar dusting on solid bottom boards. I have 8 frame hives, with a bee space between the bottom board and the hive body just under 1/2". I purchased elmer's...
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    Reputable Beekeepers In Oregon?

    Hi,

    A relative of mine is looking into getting some hives in the Milwaukie area of Oregon. I'm trying to help him out but I have a feeling my stock wouldn't be well suited to that area.

    Does...
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    Shed.

    Who said I kept honey in the house? I bottle all my honey as soon as I extract it and store it outside in an UNHEATED tool shed. Life partner says the jars in the house takes up too much room anyway,...
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    Humans.

    The temps in the hive are all fine and good, the natural temperature. We're talking about artificial heat, added by HUMANS. The legal definition, from what I've read, is any heat added by humans.
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    Raw Honey.

    RAW HONEY: honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling, or straining without adding heat.
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    Raw Honey?

    Food for thought my Brother,

    You realize the downside to the hot room is that the honey can't be labelled raw anymore. Don't know if you have it labeled that way now... Gotta keep those organic...
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