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  1. Thread: double nuc

    by garusher
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    Re: double nuc

    Well these last two weeks have really demonstrated the advantages of having 3 high side by side 4 frame nucs. I have more resources [comb, brood] than I know what to do with. well not really lol. I...
  2. Thread: double nuc

    by garusher
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    Re: double nuc

    Oh boy, oh boy. i think you are comparing apples with oranges
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    Re: Cell starter/finisher question!!!

    Actually David wrote the article I was referring too. I actually put together one of these on Sunday and places a open frame of brood in there. Nice tip on priming the cells before grafting too.
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    Re: Cell starter/finisher question!!!

    I am no expert with this, but i read the key to large cells and lots of Royal Jelly is having a frame of brood in the cell builder to get them in the motion.

    G
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    I took 24 double story nucs on divided deeps through the winter. Early spring i was pretty happy with 18 survivors, however as time past they did not seem to increase.

    Now we have had a week of...
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    Re: Chicken Coop recommendations???

    If you had a outlet, your structure would by definition be permanent. in our state that means you pay property tax on it. argh.
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Funny you should mention this.
    I was out checking mine too; I found the same issue and we have been getting a lot of rain.

    G>_
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    Re: Chicken Coop recommendations???

    I built my own 8' x 12' x 8' tall shed and has an automatic door. What i ran into was the high cost of exterior coverings. So i went to a local saw mill and bought fresh Cypress, stacked and dried it...
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    Re: First Install, Flubbed It

    Thanks for making me laugh.
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    Re: What are fiber pot traps?

    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/20/Queens-Bees/Traps/4012/Swarm-Trap
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    Re: MR WALT WRIGHT

    This is the reply i got and the mailing address for obtaining the manuscript.

    This is Roy A. Kesmodel, Walt's son-in-law. We use this email for manuscript requests only. Walt never sees these...
  12. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I bought the bosch 12 axial glide miter saw. I like it a lot. repetitive cuts are a breeze.
    But i think any of the miter saws will work just great. the most important thing i have found is the need...
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    Re: Want to make just a few queens

    OTS Queen rearing, easy peasy. i notch at the egg stage.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIYz65Vquxg
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    No it was Cypress.
    I am however considering using cypress instead of pine if i can find some 12"+ wide and 12' long

    G>_
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    Yup, i bought fresh cut lumber last year for siding on a chicken shed. I stickered the lumber for at least 6 months and one important thing to do is paint the ends so the dry equally and do not...
  16. Re: alternative covering for telescoping outer cover.

    I just use the 24" x 50' aluminum flashing from home depot. cut 20" x 24" i get 30 lids to a roll. $67 a roll = $2.24 each
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    Re: Stand question

    i did this

    http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/musclesonvacation/IMG_3908.jpg

    http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/musclesonvacation/IMG_3907.jpg
  18. Thread: Swarm

    by garusher
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    Re: Swarm

    last year i had good success with Mel Disselkoen OTS methods.
  19. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    ain't that the truth.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    Since Hot air rises, holes on the side of a box would be redundant until the hot air mass built up enough, depending on the vertical location of course.

    Even if the hole on the side was 1" down, I...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    Yep, I just compare my hives to the Hilton Chicken house i built my wife and the $1.50 eggs they produce.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    I live in Missouri and the humidity is generally pretty high. I lost all my bees one year and i attribute the lose to condensation in those type of nucs.
  23. Re: How Much "Breeding Progress" Can Really Be Expected?

    I think mother nature has and does a wonderful job of keeping everything in balance. Human intervention is a recipe for disaster.
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    Re: New from Denver

    Swarms would give you a good start at TF. provided you know the bee tree they came from and a little history.
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    Re: An opportunity

    Are russians feral bees?
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