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    Re: Going to give grafting a go tomorrow...

    My wife really liked the jzbz tool over the Chinese tool. I hate them all and grafting as a whole:)
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    Re: Kentucky / Bullitt County regulations

    Your good to go on the honeyhouse until 150 gallons sold then it will have to follow the guidelines of a certified kitchen. At least that is my understanding. There are some requirements for...
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    Re: Hopkins method pros and cons

    Grafting allows you to choose the location of the queen cells. Also it allows for the cells to be placed on cups that can be managed a little better, especially on a little larger scale. Also the...
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    Re: Pressure treated for hive stands

    It will take a coating better this fall after it has dried out somewhat. But it is better to do it before you place bees there. The Thompsons is a waste of time imho.
  5. Thread: Grafting Tips

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    Re: Grafting Tips

    Awesome, thanks1
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    Re: Who's got drones

    Capped drone brood in East Ky now, one week later.
  7. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    I am looking at a Ridgid 4512. Since I need to work out of my basement instead of a dedicated shop, this has most of the features I need in the 5-600 hundred range. Of course when I get things...
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    Re: Who's got drones

    No sign here in East KY
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I think I may try it this year. Snowed in and dreaming of spring:) Can I get in on the discount code?

    Tried it, it worked. I let you know how it works for me.
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    Re: Making Splits with a purchased queens

    I like to make them up the day before if possible just like these guys. Make sure no queens are involved or harmed in the making of this nuc:D The day before has made for better acceptance, but if...
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    Re: New Hive plan to use crimpwire

    :thumbsup: Cross wire or X wire deep foundation if you have the time. I keep some bobby pins in case of an emergency swarm. I'm usually prepared for one or two, but the fifth or sixth things can...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey

    Pretty good flow last year, but a lot was used in refilling the hives and brood after a cold winter. Year before was one of my worst in my local area due to a last freeze and untimely rains. A few...
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    Re: Flow Hive- this look interesting

    That's how most people think honey is made any way. Just run out and turn on a valve.
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    Re: MY HIVE FELL OVER

    I recovered three last winter from a thief. Five below and one was two deeps and a medium. Made it all the way home and tipped over and came apart when I arrived. Put it back together and they...
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    Re: Did I overdue the sugar or what?

    It's good insurance and makes you feel good about doing something for light hives. If it helps a couple pull through it pays for itself 10 fold. I hate dealing with loose sugar come spring and a...
  16. Thread: Queen Prices

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    Re: Queen Prices

    I was just caught a little guard. Just usually like a few queens for early nuc splits. I don't have a problem with raising my own or buying some local. But I like to get a few started early. If I...
  17. Thread: Queen Prices

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    Queen Prices

    I just checked on the Kelley's website and queen prices are around 34 dollars plus for unmarked italians. I usually pick up 5 to 10 for some early splits and reductions. But a 50% increase, wow. ...
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    Re: Still Producing wax....Really?

    I'm not near ready to start supering yet:D
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    Re: Nastiest bees queenless in autumn

    I'd give them another week and probably combine. You may have a new queen.
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    Thanks shinbone, I'll weigh some up to get a general idea if what it should look like.
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    I haven't got any instruction but I can sure work with the 15,4 gr measurement. Thank JR and Crofter.
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    oxalic axid measurement

    How do you guys measure the grams of oxalic acid? I have a reloading scale to work with.
  23. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Going to try Queen Rearing
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    Re: SWARMING NOW! Guide Me THrough THis Please!

    Bob here how I do it,

    1. I watch them land and cluster, cuss a little during this time mainly at myself.

    2. Then I rush to get a hive set up, cuss myself a little more for not having extra...
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    Re: East ky bee question

    Glad to here it Mountain Man, I told you to hang in there you may catch some.

    I have noticed the sourwood finishing up on one side of the hill but in full bloom on the other. I figure about a...
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