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1. ## Thread: Queen cell dying

by sharpdog
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### Re: Queen cell dying

Are you sure your dates are correct?
2. ## Thread: Well another milestone reached! Just got stung by a queen!

by sharpdog
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### Re: Well another milestone reached! Just got stung by a queen!

The sent of other queens is something that I didn't consider. That makes alot of sense, as I had handled about 15 queens before the one that stung me. There was no stigger left behind, and the...
3. ## Thread: Well another milestone reached! Just got stung by a queen!

by sharpdog
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### Well another milestone reached! Just got stung by a queen!

I know many who believe that a queen will not sting you, but I have experienced it. I was marking queens at my kitchen table when I was stung by one. No worker bees around, and definately a laying...
4. ## Thread: I guess you can shoot bears in Minnesota for raiding your hives!

by sharpdog
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### Re: I guess you can shoot bears in Minnesota for raiding your hives!

You always could, you're just not supposed to.

by sharpdog
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### Re: Reading the hydraulic pressure gauge

Yeah, my math is wrong, some how I failed to square the radius and multiplied it by 2 instead. Thanks for reworking it.

by sharpdog
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### Re: Reading the hydraulic pressure gauge

Total Area of your 2 cylinders = 7.0685775sq"
So if there is no mechanical advantage involved, if you applied 100psi to the cylinders they should lift 706.8lbs
7. ## Thread: Hive lifting Ideas/Help needed

by sharpdog
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### Re: Hive lifting Ideas/Help needed

How many hives are you looking at moving?
8. ## Thread: Safe area around bee hive

by sharpdog
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### Re: Safe area around bee hive

I find that it is helpful to have enough room to set the lid and top box behind the hive and still have 4 feet between equipment and the next hive back. Seems if things are closer than 4' they...
9. ## Thread: Mini nucs, are they worth selling?

by sharpdog
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### Re: Mini nucs,are they worth selling?

I would ship them unassembled. Standard 1/2 frame top and bottom bars, buyer selects shallow, medium, or deep end bars. Unassembled is much more compact.
10. ## Thread: Mini nucs, are they worth selling?

by sharpdog
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### Re: Mini nucs,are they worth selling?

These are pretty much what I use, and what I think would be must practical to...
11. ## Thread: Mini nucs, are they worth selling?

by sharpdog
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### Re: Mini nucs,are they worth selling?

What I think would be most desirable and is not available is 1/2 length frames that fit into a split box super with a 1/4" divider. The top and bottom bars can be mated with mann lakes side bars of...
12. ## Thread: Mini nucs, are they worth selling?

by sharpdog
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### Re: Mini nucs,are they worth selling?

Mini nucs are most effective for those looking to raise a large number of queens. I find that regular hives or full sized nucs are fine for raising a hobby level of queens. You may be able to...
13. ## Thread: Manitoba Bee Auction

by sharpdog
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### Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

What's everyone elses thoughts on the ecconomics/cost to draw comb that JM put together?

I have considered a test using 10 hives that are as even as possible. Give half of them all drawn comb...
14. ## Thread: Manitoba Bee Auction

by sharpdog
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### Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

What i understand is that the auction was listed as unresearved. Not to say a seller cant have a buddy buy the bees back for him, but that's ethically questionable. A friend of mine bought 120 of...
15. ## Thread: Manitoba Bee Auction

by sharpdog
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### Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

Nuc prices were around \$125, but by the end of they sale they were selling for \$60. Some lots went higher but not many from what I hear.
16. ## Thread: Manitoba Bee Auction

by sharpdog
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### Manitoba Bee Auction

I heard that this years sale had a record number of colonies up for auction and prices went cheap. Everyone seems to have bees this year.

It seams a strong statement that there is no need for...
17. ## Thread: Put the queen cell in a mating nuc 2 days early or 1 day late?

by sharpdog
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### Re: Put the queen cell in a mating nuc 2 days early or 1 day late?

I agree, and am in the same dilemma. Just make sure the coloney has enough bees to keep the cell warm, and be very very gentle. Also, dont chill the cells when installing.

How many are you...
18. ## Thread: Baby nucs, divider boards, 5 framers...

by sharpdog
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### Re: Baby nucs, divider boards, 5 framers...

I hear ya. I am on a very similar path, and resources are always the issue. I am working towards a system similar to Laurie's or Michael Palmers mating nucs, and plan to winter the bees in the mini...
19. ## Thread: self spacing frames

by sharpdog
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### Re: self spacing frames

I have about 400 bent up discarded frame spacers is a garbage pile if you want them. Lets just say im not a fan.
20. ## Thread: OK I screwed up big time.

by sharpdog
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### Re: OK I screwed up big time.

i dont think that the OP received any bee packages, just parcels with queens. Is this the situation Craneman?
21. ## Thread: from grafting to selling strong nuc, time period?

by sharpdog
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### Re: from grafting to selling strong nuc, time period?

Another option is to sell your old queen and her 3 best frames of brood, then use the remaining brood to create one or more new queen nucs for yourself.
22. ## Thread: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

by sharpdog
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### Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

I think I agree with Barry. Is it really necessary to insist to every new beekeeper who arrives that lifting deep supers is akin to playing lawn darts at night? There are many ways to get hurt in...

by sharpdog
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### Re: LemonDrop

Welcome to beesource!
24. ## Thread: Wax cell cups queen rearing on a large scale.

by sharpdog
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### Re: Wax cell cups queen rearing on a large scale.

Thats what i expected would happen, but my first attemp was not very successful with wax. I grafted 2 frames, one with wax cups and one with jzbz plastic. They were both placed in the same builder,...
25. ## Thread: snow bound hives/locations

by sharpdog
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### Re: snow bound hives/locations

Sounds good, I hope they are booming and ready to split!
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