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    Re: Ezi-queen system?

    Got a friend that has been using one he just raises queens for himself he really likes it.

    I bought me 3 jenter queen rearing system so I could have larva about every day for grafting it is the...
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    Re: Ezi-queen system?

    Here is a video on Ezi queen system

    https://youtu.be/jSSOnWA7WtM
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I still trying to figure out the SHB With out using any poison

    Jenter video placing wax in plug.

    https://youtu.be/_93CLnsVBPM
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    Re: Tools for beekeeping

    Entrance Feeder and queen cage

    https://youtu.be/TlYULVzXwEg
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    Re: Now mating nuc question

    Here is how I have done my Mating Nuc
    On my box account down load a pdf file

    You will have to copy and Past in your browser to get to pull up
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Jenter Queen Rearing System
    Thought about giving a try as I get older those very small larvae are getting harder to see.

    https://youtu.be/QFDFJHJsejg
  7. Thread: Velbert Queens

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    Re: Velbert Queens

    Thanks Pyrobee.

    I let you know DPBsbees and Thank you
  8. Thread: Velbert Queens

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    Re: Velbert Queens

    Getting older but don't plan to retire
  9. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Thanks, You are welcome, Apis

    Hope it will be helpful for others
    These are just thing I have observed and remembered in my beekeeping experience.
  10. Thread: Moonbeam stock

    by Velbert
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    If there was such of bee as moon beam

    Most flowers are in sink with the day light, the rise and setting of the sun. And temperature.

    I set bees in on 50 acres of yellow neck squash in mid June....
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Wintered Mini Nuc feeding on dry sugar placed on top just above cluster notice the condensation, this enables bees to take up the sugar also helps with keeping the nuc a little dryer.
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Marshmasterpat-I have used 1- cup bees in the bee works mini nuc it works but a 1 1\2 cups I liked better.

    On the 4 frame 1/2 length medium.
    I use 3 cups bees.

    I will shake bees and run them...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    My first 1/2 length frame mn were 5 frames then I went to 4 frames I like them better because they set just perfect on a block and I can use a 1 piece top with out having any seams from using a 2...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Pete I for got to answer your questions about swarming.

    I have a few swarm on me about 15 to 20 this past year and several of them were because it was about a week after pulling queens before I...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Hi Pete

    I have over wintered mini nuc's in singles doubles and triples for the past 12 years or so.

    Some bees do drown, from just 5 or 10 bees to maybe 40 or 50. I designed them to place...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    I just winter bees in my mini nuc's

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vlwbeequeens/178484282243201
  17. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    When the hair on the bee gets worn off they are all black underneath. That black bee looks old and I figure it's worn off its hair. If it were a truly black bee it would be a fuzzy look but black.
  18. Re: Virgin queen released into laying worker nuc...advice please

    If the queen is still in the nuc.
    Take your hive tool a knock off the capping on 1 frame of the drone brood that the workers had layer so they can clean out the combs make way for the queen to lay....
  19. Re: are flying virgin queens always followed by a drone comet?

    Oh ok
  20. Re: are flying virgin queens always followed by a drone comet?

    When a Drone hooks up to the queen
    And is mating it only Last a few seconds

    Something like 3 or 4 seconds it's over there is a pop as he disconnect an the drone falls.
  21. Re: Bigger IS better for mating nucs - or so the numbers seem to indicate...

    Yes remilling top and bottom bars I buy the commercial frames from dadants
  22. Re: Bigger IS better for mating nucs - or so the numbers seem to indicate...

    pol-line really like how they lay in 4 1/2 length medium depth frames

    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/vlwbee/20140616_185406.jpg
  23. Re: Another failed attempt at grafting. Advise needed!

    These were started and finished by a medium 4 frame half length Nuc free flying

    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/vlwbee/20140526_114828.jpg
  24. Re: how cold can a hive get before damage to brood???????

    if there is enough bees to cover the brood and stores to eat they will be fine
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    Re: shaving dowm comb

    use a new built comb on plasticell that has not had any brood in them, and use a hive tool to scrape it down. think there is one on my u-tube
    vlwbee123
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