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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    It's the need to leave the mating nucs queenright so they build well for winter that stops me.

    I overwinter most of my mating nucs in place-so I need to let them remain queenright at a certain...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    I mark then as soon as I see they've hatched.
    They are a bit furry, that's why you see such irregular marks..A dab, dab, dab to get through the hair makes for a jagged mark. Only reallly noticable...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    In fact my favorite way to requeen a larger colony is to use a marked virgin queen.

    I remove the established queen from the colony and let them sit queenless about 5-6 days. Let them make all the...
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    Re: To Mark a Queen or Not to Mark

    I mark as soon as they are hatched. My return on my marked virgins is exactly the same as placed cells, which is very high. I usually get almost 100% returns..

    But I generally get 1 batch of poor...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    I do not. Already looked on my camera for one.
    I'm done for the season and don't have any cells available for a photo.

    These were nice though. For the inexperienced, they could transport the cell...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    A piece of scotch tape over the top keep the cells more secure for the ride home.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/tweety4926001/2014%20bee%20pics/P8310264_zps327db892.jpg
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    I've got some tips about shipping USPS that may come in helpful for those shipping next season. Let me finish up with my last claim and I'll fill you in on what I experienced this year. Several...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    So often on Beesource, I see threads that come to a definitive answer without addressing many facts that consider significant variables. $3.00 cells or $10.00 cells? What can be the difference?
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    Re: VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    LARRY!

    You're a funny guy
    Just order one silly. I'll give you the same deal you gave me, old buddy old pal

    I'll even send you two for the price of one, just pay separate shipping &...
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    VSH behavior against small hive beatle?

    I had a customer in Minnesota who purchased one of my Glenn VSH bred queens this summer. She told me, this spring she had purchased a nuc from Florida and it had SHB. After requeening with my queen,...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    Pretty queen, Beepro. See if your camera has a Super Macro setting for those close up shots.It will get you in focus.

    Here are the results of my cells set 7-29 , still have good drone populations....
  12. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    It's a big old growth cedar a neighbor cut down while logging his place. Only after it was down did he notic it had a hive in it. Heres how it looked partially collected:
    ...
  13. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    FYI-example of hollow tree hive space:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1u1PMZsDtA


    And yes, We got the queen!
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    I've got to find a way to get internet in my wall tent at hunting camp. Then I'll have the time to read through threads like this.

    But at least I my book is due to arrive today. At least I'll have...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Yes Janne, it is the Cabelas dehydrator. They come in black now but otherwise are the same commercial type.
    I did get your message by the way. I've just got not time to be on the computer much..too...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    Here are the results of my test batch from the same queen. ( I generally graft some JZBZ when I put the queen in the grid. ) This gives me two batches a week, about 4 days apart.

    This was a small...
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    Joseph, I'd like to see a photo of your home made feeder, if you have one available.
    Thanks.
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    Ditto.

    I've seen deep frames out perform mediums every time. I have some colonies on mediums and find them non performing in comparison. I have a lot of hives and have given them every chance....
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    Re: Beesmart Top Covers

    I love the telescoping covers I make with twin wall polycarbonate, a simple frame and 1 1/2" rigid insulation. Light weight, 100% waterproof. The lighter weight is nice, especially if you have...
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    Re: New ultra breeze suit arrived/worn

    I bought an ultra breeze suit when I first started. I wore it about a month. Quickly found out it wasn't necessary with my bees.
    I found it to be just heavy enough to bug me and snags easily on...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    Last batch of queen cells went into the incubator this morning. Thank goodness I have an incubator, it is forecast to be about 100+ degrees today. These cells would likely be toasted if they were to...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    Here is a sample of my last batch of Glenn Carniolan Hybrids. Just hatched virgin out of the incubator.

    I think I actually might get slightly bettter quality queens during dearth periods,...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Thanks guys :)
    I'm workin' on it.
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    I've got one last batch cookin' too. My usual cut off date is the end of July, but I remember last year I had wished I'd done one more batch or so after that. I'd been looking for a good choice for...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    My previous post was actually made in error. I Forgot I was reading the commercial forum. I read this forum, but don't post here. Sorry.
    My situation is much different than the OP's. I'm not...
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