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  1. Re: Selling established nucs - survivor/feral stock vs bloodlines

    Specialkayme,

    I don't plan on selling them till all frames are completely drawn out and that they've been going for a while. I'll be overwintering them till next Spring. They'll have a minimum of...
  2. Re: Selling established nucs - survivor/feral stock vs bloodlines

    Currently I'm keeping them to fill up an outyard I've acquired. But I will be selling the overflow. Not sure how many I'll get but I'm sure I'll have some by March of 2013. I'm just not sure what I...
  3. Selling established nucs - survivor/feral stock vs bloodlines

    There's a lot of calls for swarm pickups at this time of year and I'm sure I can catch a lot if I put out traps. I'm considering putting these captures in to nuc boxes and letting them get...
  4. Re: Honey "farming" by growing honey crops on large acreages?

    Here's what I would do. I would follow the model the Joel Salatin has for his farm. I would keep bees on the property and the properties of my neighbors. No need to plant cover crops, it will take...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Could you please cite an example where a hobbyist or sideliner has imported honey and labeled it as their own? Just curious since I've never heard of any of the beeks that I know doing that. In fact...
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    Re: bee yard pmt.

    Would that be 125.00 per month or per year?
  7. Re: Do you sell Treatment Free Honey? Does it garner a higher price per pound?

    I don't have the experience that all of you have. Though I can relate to the higher pricing of local treatment free honey. Though I only have two hives, I do plan to expand. When people get wind that...
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    Re: Natural Cell Queens

    I've seen this question asked before. A queen that is raised from 5.4 cell stock should have little trouble laying in 4.9 cells. She'll just corkscrew her abdomen in to the cell. The better thing to...
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    Re: Dangerous syrup?

    It doesn't matter if the guy got his nose bent on what you wanted. You're the one forking the cash out for the syrup. Your money, your standards.
  10. Re: Why do people start/ leave beekeeping...

    I officially started beekeeping this year. I did do a lot of research before I got my bees. Then I jumped in with both feet. I got the gear and then I went and caught my own swarms and got one cut...
  11. Re: Bees in front of Hive on Ground Confused

    I wouldn't worry about two bees on the ground like that. If it were a lot more than that (50+) and it continued then I'd be worried. A number of things could have happened to those two. They could...
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    Re: question about crush and strain

    No. They won't reuse the wax. Best thing to do is to render the wax. Once you crush up the comb it's useless to them.
  13. Re: How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    The amount of honey a single hive produces depends on many factors. There really is no trick that you can do to make the bees produce more with the exception of making sure they have the population...
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    Re: Help Swarm Absconded

    Sometimes they decide not to stay. Don't take it personally. Unless you use a queen excluder as a queen includer so that she can't go anywhere (and it's still no guarantee that she won't be able to...
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    Re: Bulk bees and queens

    From the films that I've seen of beekeepers making packages they pretty much shake bees from a single hive in to one package. I've never seen a package made from multiple hives. In personal...
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    Re: Weed & Grass Control around Hives

    I pull it by hand. I don't use herbicides or pesticides.

    Bishop
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    Re: NUC sales, medium vs deep

    I've caught swarms and had them abscond and die out on me. That's the breaks. Right now I have two five frame nucs that are booming, one of them is nearly ready to be upgraded to a regular 10 frame...
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    Re: NUC sales, medium vs deep

    IMHO, those customers would be better off buying a 3lb package with a queen rather than a nuc. I'd take an established nuc over a package any day. I just don't understand why they would do that. If...
  19. Re: Extracted 2 frames with the "Survivor" extractor

    The bees will fix the comb whether you cut it out or leave it. Might not look good but hey, they'll make it work.

    That dark pasty stuff you found is probably bee bread. Pollen mixed with honey....
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I found PDM Chemicals. Which gum rosin did you order from them? They had 15+ types listed. Had my head spinning.

    Bishop
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    You can buy the gum rosin at Mann Lake.

    Kentuckybee, where did you get the steel tank?

    Bishop
  22. Re: "No Treatment" project -- Do-ers Only Thread

    I just started beekeeping not too long ago. At first I was in the research stage, reading everything I could get my hands on. Now that I have two hives up I can say that I'm in the doers phase of...
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    Re: Photos of a Laying Worker

    From what I've read about the Cape Bee, they're outproducing the AHB in Africa. You're right. If they did get here it would be Armageddon for the EHB here. As far as I know, they can get pretty nasty...
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    Re: Photos of a Laying Worker

    Laying workers are a death knell for a hive. If you're going to introduce a new queen to it you need to get rid of the laying workers first. The queen will get balled if you don't since the hive...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Sorry, a bit late. Swarm caught in Westlake Village, CA on 5/8/2010.
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