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    Guilty Myself

    I too in a pinch have revoved a queen and grafted into that same hive later in the day. Yes rogue queen cells have to be removed, and I mean all of them. Especially the ones you didn't see.

    Once...
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    When to split?

    Swarm season is the natural time of year that vigirn queens are raised.
    Swarm season is also the natural time of year when drones are being raised.

    I say do it during swarm season and things...
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    Mating Nuc

    I use standard size equipment.
    By that I mean anything that fits a "standard deep frame".
    Be it 5,4 or 3 frame nucleus, it does not matter much for mating.
    I even use deep hive bodies, sealed...
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    Bee Names

    I call them beetrice too!
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    Oils

    Glory bee has all the Oils, and I'm pretty sure they have the lecithin as well.
  6. County Bee Clubs

    Go to www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org

    There you will find contact names for both Summit and Portage Co. Beekeeping Associations.

    It is good to get to know your neighbors. They can provide you...
  7. Thread: Good Stock

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    Feral Bees

    Survival Do not = Diversity (Necessarily)

    Not if their all of the "survivors are of the same breed

    This is why in my earlier post I suggest that buying bees from multiple and respectable...
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    Too few hives?

    I live in an area where the Italian is king. Almost everyone here uses Italians. Most of the beekeepers get them from the same place.

    Each winter, the commercial guys go to GA, or NC or...
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    Very Interested

    I got an e-mail about this and was very interested from the start.
    I am an OSBA Queen Project coordinator and would love to be a part of this project.

    Keep me in mind
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    Ohio Queen Project

    I am one of the Ohio State Beekeepers Assn "Queen Project" coordinators.
    I live up in the NE corner of the state. I'm about 20 miles from Sharon PA.
    I am the coordinator for 9 counties known as...
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