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  1. Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    If you dip them in hot molten beeswax the foundation may warp. I am not sure what temp it happens but I do know they will melt/warp in a solar wax melter.
  2. Thread: Package bees

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    Re: Package bees

    Joel... I have been at this 20 years now and outside of the year we had two weeks in late March or early April of temps in the teens after the trees had leafed out this has been the worst year I have...
  3. Thread: Package bees

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    Re: Package bees

    There are a couple of us that big. I am actuaally in Jefferson County but also have yards in Franklin County too.
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    Re: Package bees

    Thanks for the info Don. These are replacements for this years losses and are going on drawn comb. I had already thought of splitting singles but figured since I will have some brood available the...
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    Re: Package bees

    Thanks for thinking that Rod. I understand and appreciate it. I usually make 50-60 nucs for my winter losses and to sell to others but as you know we had such a stressful summer and poor fall flow in...
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    Re: Package bees

    It depends on how much I would save. Im looking for up to 50 of them. I have thought of even taking orders from other locals to save even more.
  7. Thread: Package bees

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    Package bees

    Are there any package suppliers south of Missouri that still offer discounts if you come pick them up? I have been unsuccessful in my search. Thanks!
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    Re: 2lbs or 3 lbs?

    Early April was what I was shooting for. I have a supplier located in Iowa, but was wondering if there were any south of Missouri where I could pick them up and get a better deal. I am willing to...
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    2lbs or 3 lbs?

    Greetings folks. I have a question for those of you experienced with package bees. I went out an checked several of my yards last weekend. Seems like the stress of the drought and hot weather took...
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    Re: when to stop feeding

    My rule of thumb has always been, to feed them till they stop taking it. Until there is a good nectar flow going on, they wont draw much comb unless fed. I have seen some bees get lazy and take...
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    Re: Cutting rabbets

    I have built a lot of hive bodies, and lots of supers with simple butt joints, glue, and 3 inch drywall screws. I have found they they are about as strong as rabbetted hives and are easier to cut,...
  12. Jefferson County Beekeepers Association (MO.) Beginners Beekeeping Class

    The JCBA is once again holding it's annual Beginning Beekeepers Class. It will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Office in Hillsboro, Missouri. The...
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    Re: Dry Sugar feeding

    Dont the bees drag the loose sugar out of the hive? I have always heard that, and hate to waste the sugar.
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    Yes. I have moved them on an open flatbed before...

    Yes. I have moved them on an open flatbed before when the temps were in the 30's. Cover openings, and tie down well. Should be no problem.
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    Boric Acid Toxicity

    I think this is a great idea, so I checked with my local extension agent about the toxicity of boric acid and honeybees. He ended up forwarding it to the state entomologist, who found the answer. ...
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    I use it to raise about 20-30 queens a year from...

    I use it to raise about 20-30 queens a year from it. It works well, and is easy to use. I always put it in the hive 1-2 days before, and leave the queen in the box no more than 2 days.
  17. Thread: Best Feeder

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    Best Feeder

    Ok folks, I have tried most all types of feeder ou there, and I really have not been that impressed with any of them. I want something relatively inexpensive, since I have quite a few to feed. What...
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    Certan vs XenTari

    I was talking to another guy who used to us Certan, and he said when it first came out, they recommended spaying foundation when it was put on so that the bees would incorporate it into the wax. He...
  19. Jefferson County Beekeepers Association Beginners Beekeeping Class

    The Jefferson County Beekeepers Association located in Hillsboro, Missouri will be offering a beginning beekeeping class. The class will meet on October 8, 15, and 22, 2008 from 7-9 pm. The class...
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    Thanks Michael. Just what I was looking for.

    Thanks Michael. Just what I was looking for.
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    Comb Honey Production

    Some years ago, I read something somewhere about how to make comb honey. IF my memory serves me right, you are to take the selected hive, fill the lower box full of capped brood. Then shake all...
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    Boardman Feeders

    I know that this really doesnt pertain to the topic, but don't give up on boardman feeders. I find Boardman feeders to be a good way to feed bees, BUT they have to be used properly. Yes, I have had...
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    Bobby Pins

    I have over 3000 honey frames and about 1800 deep frames that have bobby pins holding them in. Never had one blow out or bow. Trick on the end bars too. Take a hammer and tap them flush on the...
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    Sugar

    I bought 1500 pounds bulk at a local bakery supply company. Paid between $.20-.25 per pound. They often have broken bags, or ones that leak and they want to get rid of them. Check locally to see if...
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