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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    There is a family operation that winters in Florida and summers in Wi. It is Indian Summer Honey. According to their web site they are running 2400 hives. Has anyone had any experience with them?...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Hello Specialkayme, remember me. I'm still red faced and apologetic for my role in promoting the fiasco that was Robert Russell. I remember very well that he was a very knowledgeable con artist. He...
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    I have gotten mine from Kelleys for the last 3 years. Those came from Shamrock also in California, but Kelleys is no longer going to get queens from him. Last year I got several not properly mated...
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    Carniolan Queens

    Is there anyone in the Southern States raising Carniolan Queens? I sure would like to have a few late April.
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    Rethinking Queen excluders

    I haven't been on here for quite a while, and back when I used to post quiet often I was one that was adamantly against the use of excluders. The last couple of years I have had my queens lay in too...
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    Ants

    I just read an article that claims that a mixture of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 POWDERED sugar mixed together will kill ants and the entire colony as they will take it back for all to enjoy. It also...
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    Re: electric drive for SAF extractor

    Rader Sidetrack, Not being an electrician, but understanding some things about it. DC motors can b reversed easily. AC not so easily, if not 3 phase.
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    Re: electric drive for SAF extractor

    I may take you up on that Cleo. I just miked the shaft on the hand crank. It is 15mm or .590 inches which leaves out the 1/2" drill idea, unless I took the shaft and had it turned down, and then...
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    Re: electric drive for SAF extractor

    Thanks for the ideas. I would prefer to find a direct to reel motor gearbox other than the $400+ for the one being sold for it. The reason I would rather do this is the gearbox on the handcrank is...
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    electric drive for SAF extractor

    I just finished extracting my last supers from fall and I am now realizing that my Arthritis is not going to allow me to crank my extractor much longer. I am in the market for an electric drive that...
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    Re: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Not advocating that they be added to the list, but thought I would let those interested know my observation of my Shamrock Carnis. Yesterday while splitting some very strong hives, I observed in...
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    Re: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Without going back and searching for the post, I did tell all about Russell Apiaries shortly after it became obvious that he was a crook. Long before some of his other supporters did. If you will...
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    Re: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Sorry, I just now read this. Yes I would like to say that I couldn't have been more wrong about Russell. I was duped and believed his hype. He actually did me favors, like sending my orders when I...
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    Elevated moth presence.

    I live in South Central Ky. and have experienced wax moths being much more aggressive and numerous. Is it just my local area, or is it widespread? It has been an overly moist summer.
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    Re: Walter kelly dura gill and brood

    dura gilt is made by Dadant. I don't understand why they still make it. The bees hate it, and won't build on it very well. I used some years ago, and have been replacing it ever since. I hate it!
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    Re: Colors of Hive

    Most of the bee trees and other places that swarms decide live in will vary in color, from light to dark. I don't think they really care what color their home is. I can see where darker hives could...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment?

    I bought a packet from Kelleys. I personally do not trust it. It does not turn water like paint or stain. I have some wooden nuc boxes still treated with it. They will be my test boxes. I put oil...
  18. Re: Does a virgin queen actually mate with a "male" bee?

    After skipping thru this, I am in complete agreement with Johnny (broke t). You'll have way too much time on your hands. Just my $.02 worth. Most of us understand the breeding methods and genetic...
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    Re: what makes the best hive tool the best?

    I have several hive tools. I don't know where any are except the KW tool from Kelleys. If I lose it I will replace it quickly. In case no one knows it was developed by Kent Williams here in Ky. Thus...
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    Re: Where to buy #8 mesh in bulk?

    My local Stockdales carries it. 36" wide X 25' I think, at a reasonable price.
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    Glad to hear that Kelleys is quitting making the v'd end bars. I have had some trouble with them splitting when prying apart the frames, and had advised them of this problem as I'm sure others have....
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    Re: Queen breeders

    You have one of the best supplier of queens very close to you. Kelleys carries Shamrock carni queens. The Kelley hygenic has mostly carni lineages, from what I've heard. I have both and will probably...
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    Re: Pigeon Mountain vented jacket

    There are several people selling quality protective equipment. My point is the design of a pullover jacket with a permanent attached hood/veil to me is the quickest and easiest way to don the jacket....
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    Pigeon Mountain vented jacket

    I hate my jacket! It is some cooler than my Kelleys 25 pch cotton jacket. However, the zippers are a pain in the patuska! First you have to hope you can get the front of the jacket zipped because it...
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    Re: nectar for feed

    Thanks, I,ve just never had a super on with lots of nectar and no honey in the hive. I was fairly sure they would use it. But you know bees will be bees, some may and some may not. This has been one...
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