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  1. Thread: Russian queens

    by greif
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    Russian queens

    Hi
    Looking for a source of northern breed Russian queens that still have a few for sale. Anyone know of any
    Thanks
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    Re: waxing close hole on queen cage

    There was no candy in these just cork
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    Re: waxing close hole on queen cage

    Thanks
    I took the cork out and put marsh mellow in so hopefully it will take another few days for them to get her out and everything is fine by then
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    Re: waxing close hole on queen cage

    The bees were covering her cage. She has been with them 2 1/2 days
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    waxing close hole on queen cage

    Hi
    Got my packages on saturday and I ordered carnolinas but the dealer only recived Italians so he swapped out the queens cages with carnolians. This afternoon I went out to check on them and one of...
  6. any pics of wax moth larve/ before the hatch in cells

    what does the wax moth look like before they are hatched? are eggs laid in cells? are the cacoons for when the grow into moths? a friend says his hive is loaded with them, freeze frames? how do you...
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    would bees like this

    http://www.northerntradingco.com/product/lavander-crape-myrtle

    Says it flowers a long time, does it have pollen and nectar for a long time too?
    Thanks
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    Re: split in wisconsin

    Thanks,
    any advise on where to buy a super gentle queen? The hive I have now is super gentle, I only wear shorts and nothing else.... not even shoes and am very gentle with them and not stung once...
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    split in wisconsin

    How late in the season can I do a split in Wisconsin and still have enough time to build strong enough for winter. My 2nd year. I have one hive with 1 deep that is about 90% full with broad and...
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    Re: Package delivery dates?

    Wonder how the California ones are doing this year?
  11. Thread: yard sign

    by greif
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    Re: yard sign

    I Google it and miller bee supply has them cheap
  12. Thread: upper entrance

    by greif
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    Re: upper entrance

    Oh, should have asked also, mine died out. Did not tear down yet but looking in top looks like I starved them, not enough sugar added. Since I did not tear down yet I do not know about pests but...
  13. Thread: upper entrance

    by greif
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    upper entrance

    Hi
    This will be my second year and thinking about going to upper entrances. Do I use a queen excluder to keep her in lower supper? How do you get bees out of hive for harvesting?..... note I have...
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    honey extractor wanted

    looking for used hand crank extractor

    thanks
    gary
  15. Thread: gentle queen

    by greif
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    gentle queen

    which breeders have very gentle queens? I have 1 hive of italians that are terribly agressive and in spring would like to requeen. Other hives are not too bad just this one.

    thanks
    gary
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    Re: Footwear Do's and Don'ts:

    I started with 2 hives in spring and at first worked with no protection... no problem. well after about 6 weeks one of the hives must have had the new broad from new queen coming out and boy are ...
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    Re: I know why Monsanto wants our bees dead!

    those people at monsanto are nice once you get to know them....... oh that's sarcasum:banana:
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    Re: My CRAZY neighbor and moth balls

    my coworker has a "stealth" brand trail cam, does very high quality video and not to expensive
  19. Thread: color of wax

    by greif
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    color of wax

    hi
    rookie here with new bees, why do I have 2 different colored wax in both of my hives? some is dark yellow and some nice white?

    thanks
    gary
  20. Thread: water for bees

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    Re: water for bees

    that's funny, tell him yours are branded like cattle
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    Re: Finally got bees!!!!!!!!!

    just got mine sunday after being 7 weeks late so I'm glad thaey came at all. I plan on putting the marshmellow in the queen cage tonight as it rained all day and night yeaterday

    gary
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    Re: Finally, I am getting bees!

    just got mine this morning and put them in this evening, they were very gentle to handle , wore no equiment and no stings

    gary
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    Re: Wisconsin weather is frustrating

    I am just hope I get my bee...... told the might come sunday... I hope\

    gary
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    Re: Fixing Leaking Stainless Tank

    call around and find a good stainless welder, you will know they are good if you ask if they will use a new wire brush for cleaning area before welding and say yes as using a wire brush used with...
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    Re: Hello from Belize

    I want to move there... hate wisconsin winters
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