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    Re: montana beekeepers (legislation)

    jquinn- Could you point out that federal law that states raw honey and honeycomb doesn't need a license to be sold,
    at farmers markets. Our state requires licensing to crush and strain raw honey and...
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    Re: Using house bees in a starter??

    Oldtimer- I would say yes, that is gospel. Jay Smith was one of the best queen breeders ever. Thanks again Oldtimer
    for the pics and explanation of his method here on beesource.
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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    I'll second that Ray. Oldtimer did an excellent job of explaining Jay Smith's style of rearing Quality Queens from
    the egg, which I feel is far superior to grafting.
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    Re: Painting

    ED- Yes that is the stuff. Zinsser name is on the back of that can. Zinsser kept lots of trade
    names in place on the market.
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    Re: Howdy from Minnesota

    Howdy Warren and welcome to beesource.
  6. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    If you guys are INTENT upon finishing those edges see post #10.
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    Re: Workers killing Queen Cells

    angel- Liberal feeding of honey to the splits before you introduce the cell will improve acceptance
    dramatically. Well fed bees seldom tear down cells.
  8. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    pndwind- Nope, bees take care of that.
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    Re: Painting

    Use an 8" roller, toss when finished.
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    Re: Painting

    Sqkcrk- Yes. Yes, Yes, & Yes. And don't use a airless spray rig, you have to put 3 or 4 coats of spray to equal 1 or 2 coats
    of paint, hand brushed. Good luck. Sorry for the extra WORK! Smile
    PS...
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    Re: Painting

    sqkcrk- Apply once, double coating the corners as you go along. Let thoroughly dry and apply one coat of finish.
    Apply two coats if you plan on living to be 80yr old, or you will probably move them...
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    Re: Painting

    sqkcrk- Have your son put a second coat on those boxes or you'll regret it. Also Zinsser manufactures the product
    Woodlife that I use, you can't beat that for a seal coat before you stain or when...
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    Re: Painting

    As a former painting contractor I'll second Keith Jarrett's method. I put one coat of clear Woodlife preservative
    on, let dry, and finish with Cabot's stain or high quality paint of your choice.
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    Re: Making queens when to in full flow

    Marsh- Take one of your calmer hives and go for it. Notching and grafting is hard to do if your vision
    isn't up to snuff like some of us OLD guys. Try Dr. C C Millers method or Henry Alley that...
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    Re: Making queens when to in full flow

    "ditto"!!!!
  16. Re: Problems keeping city bees...some thoughts from a *rural* (newbie) beek...

    Intheswamp- I just raised 100 queens on my 50'x50' parcel, but I will agree one has to educate and be very
    generous with their honey.
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    What the heck does raising queens for profit got to do with " the miracle of going foundationless?
  18. Re: Cut Comb Honey: Issue with Wax Foundation

    kevina- Yes, use the push pins or cut hair clips cut in half, and insert thru side holes. A drop or two of wax on the
    top bar doesn't hurt either if you want to go thru the work. Always make sure...
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    Re: is this chalk brood?

    wild-b, Yes, that being a frame from last year makes sense. They just haven't moved on to it, to clean it up yet.
    With the higher humidity levels now, in NE, it will show as white. As far as...
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    Re: is this chalk brood?

    wild-b, Can't see real well, are those bees heads down in with butts sticking out, or are those white and blackish
    larvae in that first frame? Your other frames look just fine, could be that one...
  21. Re: how long can 1 day old eggs stay out of the hive

    tomcat- Larvae away from bees does not grow, therefore that comb put back a day or so later into the hive, could
    have some of the eggs rejuvenated.
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    Re: Virgin queen size question

    Steve- Yes that is correct, an they do exactly what you described. She needs to check out all her turf.
    Be patient it might take another 2wks before she lays, the first time I didn't and paid the...
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    Re: Requeening a queen lacking hive.

    Yes, I have started nucs in 5fr deep boxes at this time and by late fall they had filled 2 double deep 5fr boxes.
    Wrap them for winter with a top entrance and some styro on top and they should make...
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    Re: Requeening a queen lacking hive.

    Hate to waste that new queen coming. You can do it with one frame of capped brood, just be patient.
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    Re: Requeening a queen lacking hive.

    Timothy - Thanks for that 2nd pic. Those are SS cells on the face of the fr. Looks like one of the cells is
    capped, meaning you will have an emerging queen in 8 days or less. If you can spare a...
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