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    where to find plastic lids

    Where is the best place to buy wide mouth plastic lids (the type that screw on canning jars)? Or is there something else that is cheap that everyone uses when selling your honey. Has to be something...
  2. Re: Is there such a thing as too many swarms?

    I hate when that happens! Not the part about too many swarms, the part about not having enough equipment to keep up. Good luck getting more built and filled.
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    queens and swarms

    I always thought that when bees swarmed, the old queen is the one that left. But, recently have heard and read that sometimes the swarm has a virgin queen with it. So wondering if anyone can clear...
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    Re: Coming along nicely!!!

    Nice looking dark queen and nice white new comb.
  5. Re: Foundationless from the bottom up............

    To you guys who run foundationless, when they draw it out and fill it, does it stay together when extracting?
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    Re: Swarms...What happened?

    I've only been keeping bees for 4 years. So, I may be way off. I would guess that you just had scout bees checking out your traps. Don't give up, they may be back and actually move in :)
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    Re: virgin queens and honey production

    Thank you for everyone's input. Still a little nervous about trying it. Mostly because I don't have too many really strong hives, which is why I would like to requeen from the couple strong one's....
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    Re: virgin queens and honey production

    oldtimer, how would you do a "small" split? Will it affect honey production? Thank you
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    virgin queens and honey production

    Going to try my hand at raising a few queens (maybe 15). So much information, it makes my head spin. My idea is to use a 5 frame nuc, frame of pollen, frame of honey, two of foundation, lots of nurse...
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    I have a used electric one, have a hard time getting it set right. I know someone who has one with adjustable thermostat, it works great.
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    Honey Bee Healthy

    I am interested to know if any of you beekeepers have used a homemade recipe for honey bee healthy? If you would be willing to share your recipe? What are the pros and cons of using it? What time of...
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    Re: wiring frames

    johno, thanks, that's how I did mine after watch FBM video. I used 20lb. test, I'll put the frames in when we get a flow going and see how they do. Hope it doesn't end up being a waste of time, maybe...
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    wiring frames

    Watched a youtube video of someone wiring deep frames, using non-wired foundation and using fishing line to hold the foundation in with a "x" on both sides. Has anyone else tried this and been...
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks all, your information helped clear things up.
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks odfrank, will be interested to see if yours is from Diamond.
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    Foundation

    Came across an old wooden box that says "Diamond Match Company" also says "Foundation". It was about half full ( or half empty, however you choose too look at it) of wax foundation. I have not been...
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    Re: bee yard location?

    No bears! I have had that problem this year.
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    DIY pollen traps

    Does anyone have plans available for building your own pollen traps? Thanks
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    DIY pollen traps

    Looking for plans for building my own pollen traps? Anyone have plans available or know where to get some? Thanks
  20. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    I always try to place mine, somewhere that they are not within site of roads. If nobody can spot them, makes it hard for someone to steal them.
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    Queen castle?

    Am thinking about raising a few queens for my own use next year, just to try. Wondering what the easiest way to go about that is with using as few a bees as possible would be. Been reading up on...
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    Bee yard contract?

    Does anyone use some type of contract when putting bees on someone's property? Or, do you just go with a verbal and hope for the best? Just wondering, especially when it's someone's place you don't...
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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    Do you know for sure that their is a queen in your aggressive ones?
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    Re: When can I peek?

    beepro-Thanks, forgot about that. I'll learn from your mistake.
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    Re: When can I peek?

    johng- thanks, I'll wait.
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