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  1. Re: New incubator set up. Modified slightly, looks good, cheap.

    Laurie

    I do not use an incubator for my cells but you have given me some food for thought down the road. Good luck.
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    Re: Shastina Boxes

    I couldn't agree with you more regarding qualify of the product. But there are different manufacturers supplying similar products quality wise. Therefore for me price of shipping the product...
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    Re: Shastina Boxes

    Thanks for the treatise honey4all but that had little to do with what I asked. The question was regarding shipping costs and related quantities.
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    Shastina Boxes

    I ordered a box of 13 medium supers from Shastina a couple months ago but have not broke the bundle yet to assemble them. I wanted to try some out before I ordered a larger quantity from them. I know...
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    Re: Can I put syrup in empty comb?

    I have sprayed syrup in empty combs and filled them with sugar. Both methods work on to provide emergency feed but only during the time of year when the bees could convert it, store it and cap it. ...
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    Re: Mexico Hive Tool

    Yes it had a grip like that but it also had a flat pry bar attached to it. It was an all I. One device. I'll go back and find it and attach the link to the video. Perhaps its a homemade device.
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    Mexico Hive Tool

    Last night I was watching some beekeeping videos on YouTube on my television and in a couple of videos they were using a very interesting looking hive tool that had a flat bar for prying and a...
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    Re: Sperm mixing or clumping

    Often referred to as "layering"
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    Re: Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    Sorry. Apiary
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    Re: Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    I had two cases of EFB last spring (out of 55 hives) I had not seen it in a long time. Had to order some TM-25 to medicate as I hadn't used it in 20 years. It cleared up in about two weeks and the...
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    Re: Odd request for honey purchase

    I got the same email last week. I can't repeat here what I sent mr Hamilton back.
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    Thanks Oldtimer always good to get your professional feedback
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    Good luck Ben I'm sure you'll do well. Work is always more rewarding when you can't wait to get out of bed in the morning.
  14. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    Mr. Cardinal at times your pesky posts do the original poster a great disservice. Which brings me to a question. Have you ever heard the saying that "at times it is wise to remain silent and be...
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    "Can a noob take care of 60 hives"

    Kinda like can a totally inexperienced person manage an almond orchard. There is no substitute for experience.
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    Re: YS Organic Honey? Is it a scam?

    Currently no USDA organic certification program for honey exists
  17. Re: how many pounds of honey sales is a normal day for you at a market selling honey?

    You might try $8 for the bears and$10 a lb for the jars.
  18. Thread: Taste Test?

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    Re: Taste Test?

    I'll follow along with MB on this topic. I don't find the need to feed my colonies supplements. Nature's interdependent chains of cause and effect are usually too complex to disentangle. That bald...
  19. Re: How can you the honey you are buying is not adulterated?

    I was told at one time by a woman that her mother places outside dishes of honey to help the poor starving bees in her neighborhood. Dont always assume that your own honey is a 100 percent pure as...
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    Re: Moving them in

    So what you're implying is that they don't ever get a cleansing flight until they're moved outside again.
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    Re: Moving them in

    Ian

    I have always wondered how and when bees confined in this manner get a cleansing flight? Dont they get dysentery?
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    Spanish Queen rearing Books

    Does anyone know if there are any queen rearing books available in a formal Spanish translation? Something along the lines of Jay Smith or Doolittle. One of the masters. Thanks
  23. Re: Wanting to start a hive. Which books are the best to buy?

    "First lessons in Beekeeping" C.P. Dadant
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    Re: Cell Builders and Brood Factories

    Michael

    I also have a wildlife yard as you were referring to except my visitors are wild horses, buffalo, and bald eagles
  25. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    Laurie

    Dont let the task of honey production, extraction and bottling seen like such a daunting endeavor. Look at it this way; you've got the bees and the bees do all the collection on their own....
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