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    Re: Packing organic honey without certification

    I'm 100% with Rader.

    There have been numerous articles written about organic honey certification in Brazil and Mexico. The standards and certification process are quite stringent.
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    Re: Seeing drones in S E Texas

    "I open feed it back to the colonies to more evenly distribute it among the colonies"

    Personally I would not practice that procedure in my apiaries, as the strongest colonies are better suited to...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    McBee

    You just might have some over wintering possibilities in that room too. Long clear plastic tube, cut small hole in window.
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    Last May I was fortunate to be able to isolate a very good black locust flow around mid May. The preceding fruit blossom flow, allowed the ample time to build up foragers. The locust honey was...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    There are several threads on here for painting boxes. Personally I use a high grade exterior primer and then a top coat of exterior latex. Some get 2 coats on top but most don't. You'll get plenty...
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    Re: This may be crazy but....

    Adrian

    Wisconsin doesn't have a removable comb law on the books?
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Steve

    Are all those knock down singles or do you winter them like that? Are those the old Dadant flat tops your using.
  8. Thread: Hive bodies

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    Re: Hive bodies

    I just received another order of medium supers from Shastina yesterday. Very pleased with the quality and great customer service.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    Bee Attitudes

    And there you have it. First hand unbiased field reports. Good luck.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    Just be glad you heard it before you bought a bunch and used it. I also use tite-bond 3 on all my joints, as, well
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    I used Eco Wood to dip probably 200 new boxes over the last 5-6 years. Previously I had primed and painted using a good quality exterior latex. Last year I started going back and painting over...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Barry

    I'm sure you know that Greg Watson has been gone for a while. Actually I plan on registering my yards this year so I'll let you know how it goes. Most of my yards are fewer than 15 colonies...
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    Re: Bees are out in January 2015!!!

    Inspected 4 yards yesterday. Bees are in great shape. We leave a lot of honey on top and generally don't have to feed any type of supplement. Pollen should be available here around the middle of...
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    Re: Queen excluder

    If you need them for nucs you could always just buy the plastic ones and cut them to size. The metal ones would be, a little more difficult.
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    Re: Lost Hive, Reusing Frames and Reserves

    I'll second Tenbears. Around this neck of the woods you don't have to worry about having to freeze things intentionally. We have wax moth but I never see it until July if I'm careless leaving brood...
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    Re: anybody used valley bee supply?

    Even a budget quality box shouldn't be bowed.
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    The side panels are the same as the side panels for the deeps. So wonder why they stopped cutting out the narrower end panels for the nucs?
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    I suppose it never hurts. Our practice last year was to intentionally make up our 5 frame nucs on the weaker side and then go back after the new queen is accepted and laying and beef them up with...
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    Re: Testing FREE SHIPPING

    I assembled a bunch of honey supers from Shastina last week and they are first class boxes. I'll be ordering more soon. Very good people to work with.
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    While we're on the subject if you're installing the queens into the nucs in cages, do you remove the attendants first?
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    "Do you think I should even venture into something like this with a co-worker"
    No. It really shouldn't be that difficult to find another location without all those strings attached. Personally I...
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    Re: Who Is Using Small Cell Size?

    Its not really applicable to compare observations by Doolittle made 125 years ago in trying to advise someone today regarding the pros and cons of different kinds of foundation or lack thereof. ...
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    Re: A Few Good Queens

    UT thanks for the great info.
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    A Few Good Queens

    The queens we mate in my location aren't usually ready until May depending on weather conditions so we usually order a few queens to make up some early splits.. I started with BWeaver queens years...
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    Re: Best way to clean labels off glass Jars.

    Whenever I get returned cases of jars from my customers I always say thank you just before I toss them in the trash. As if my time isn't worth more than standing at the kitchen sink for an hour or...
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