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    Asian Honey Bee

    Ive tried briefly to find some basic information on asian honey bee resistance to varroa. Basically what I read was exactly MN hygenic behavior, the asian bees adapted to cleaning eachother and...
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    Re: commercial level TF

    I do not plan to TF cold turkey with 2k hives, I fear the result would be... out of business. However I do plan to take a different splitting approach next spring and implementing VSH mated queens to...
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    commercial level TF

    I am not a TF beekeeper... But I am a commercial beekeeper with around 2000 hives. I am interested in possibly becoming treatment free. However I am wondering if being TF is practical with 2k hives. ...
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    Re: What Happened to My Bees???

    looks like your queen was a drone layer and your bees died out because no new bees were being made. if you saw eggs or larve it was probably drone brood. your brood patters should be tight and in the...
  5. Re: CCD? Try heavy feeding and a mite treatment.

    resources, young queen, and no mites = almonds = strong hive = healthy
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    Honey Flow Load

    Looking for one load of bees for the Minnesota clover honey flow. Rule of thumb up here is to have supers on by July 1. Would send back third week of aug.
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    Re: DFW beekeepers

    I am a commercial beek and am in Boyd, tx right now. I am interested in meeting some local beekeepers, wford or bridgeport sound like the place for me
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    Re: Lost all my hives! :-(

    thats rough, do you know how old your frames are? I have several hives with foundation last year, several with 10 year old frames, and several with 20+ year old frames. There is a great increase in...
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    Re: Honey Super Queen Cell -- Supersedure

    Alright thank you. I do have a few questions. I guess i was under the impression that a virgin queen can fit through an excluder, but maybe thats not true. I have heard that when the honey flow on,...
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    Honey Super Queen Cell -- Supersedure

    I know there have been a few topics about replacing queens with queen cells by placing them in a super during a honey flow. I also know many beeks do this with success, but noone around here has done...
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    Re: 1947 Pollination prices

    there was an old timer around where im from who ran bees around ww2. From what ive heard wax prices sored because the military needed beeswax for something. So he melted all his frames down and...
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    Re: steam in extractor

    Well Dennis I understand where you are coming from. You are figuring a hot room is an inefficient way of heating up honey (and is compared to self contained heating). Ive extracted both cold and hot...
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    Cell raisers Texas

    I am looking for around 1000 queen cells this march in texas around the dfw area. Does anyone that lives around there raise cells? or know of anyone who may?
  14. Thread: Requeening

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    Re: Requeening

    Hey Michael I am curious on a few things to this

    What time of year do you put the cell in?

    Do you use a cell protector?

    Do you put in super with queen excluder?
  15. Re: Starting in Almonds--How many hives do you need?

    i had some weak hives in cherries and got paid, just less
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    Re: steam in extractor

    I think if i had 14% honey id dump a few 5 gallon pales of water in the mix. :lpf:
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    Re: steam in extractor

    im not sure about thick honey. But i just have a 5 gallon tank set at 220 degrees with a copper wire going from it and two extractors, plus a hot room around 85 degrees.
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    SueBee pros/cons?

    Hello, Ive got an opportunity to join SueBee. Does anyone have any knowledge of Suebee and weather or not it is a good or bad idea? Any Pros or Cons to becoming a member of SueBee.
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    Re: Beekeeping truck

    Contact Berts Trucking in Moorehead, MN. I was looking at a few one ton trucks and he figured he could probably get a 14ft on a one ton. Id give him a call and see what he thinks about your extended...
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    Re: trailer with mounted hives

    This is a neat concept, i have thought about this idea of having a yard refined to a trailer. I didnt not know anyone actually has tried this. I can not answer your question just stating the interest...
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    Re: count the deadouts?

    well this got me thinkin.. I think all the averages are useful. When you are talkin to your buddies you should do only producing hives, and then maybe add a few lbs to the total, haha. But on a...
  22. Thread: splits

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    Re: splits

    yep alpha is right. If you make it right next and its during a warm day, just make sure the original hive has fewer bees because the forages will go back there. I guess if the original had 5 brood...
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    Re: count the deadouts?

    Yeah if i had 2000 hives in the yards may 15th, id take the total honey lb and divide it by 2000. I sorta see it as a real pound per hive. If you had 1000 hives and half of them died, yet you say...
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    Re: count the deadouts?

    Not jan 1, what i mean by beginning of year is after they come back from almonds and ive made all the splits Ill make. So probably the start is around May 1st give or take
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    Re: How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    haha besides even if it was run through im sure bee juice is somewhere around 95% water anyway.
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