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  1. Thread: Bulk bees

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    Bulk bees

    I know a man who will be selling bulk bees a little later. If some one out there has a technique on using bulk bees with either mated queens or cells, any and all advice would be appreciated.
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    Re: Storing honey filled supers?

    Can I preserve the pollen from the moths by using moth crystals...I think it's called para moth from dadant
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    Re: Storing honey filled supers?

    Thanks for the the responses. I now realize my moth issue is about the frames with pollen, which there are many. Should I just spread the pollen frames to the other colonies ?
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    Storing honey filled supers?

    I am a small beekeeper, with lots to learn. I have a couple dozen dead hives that still have a lot of honey. Would like to store them for making splits. How to avoid the moths? Any suggestions would...
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    Re: Rotating boxes, How often?

    Mark I have 250 ish. So much to learn, still a very new beekeeper. I am known to ask THE dumbest questions. I find if I dont ask, mistakes are more commonly made. Thanks for all the ideas, some will...
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    Re: Rotating boxes, How often?

    Thank to all who respndeed to my question. I am curious how many colonies do you guys have?
  7. Thread: feeding syrup

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    feeding syrup

    Is there any relationship as to wheather bees can draw more comb with a higher sugar ratio syrup, and when will the bees stop drawing comb? thanks
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    Rotating boxes, How often?

    Very curious as to how many times a year commercial keepers plan to rotate their boxes. I know spring for sure as I helped a keeper rotate last year. Lots of work.
  9. Thread: Beeyard/cattle

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    Beeyard/cattle

    I recently aquired a nice beeyard to overwinter. Owner leases for cattle as well when rain brings green grass. will the cattle bother the bees? If so any suggestions? hot wire? thanks
  10. Thread: pumpkins

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    Re: pumpkins

    Thanks for the opinions, I dont think I can afford more loses, I just had a significant pesticide kill and I am a small beekeeper.
  11. Thread: Pesticide Kill

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    Re: Pesticide Kill

    There are horses close by so perhaps that is responsible. I will check as I move my bees. I have had bees there since April, no issues. Yards are hard to find and hate to lose this one.
  12. Thread: pumpkins

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    pumpkins

    Was approached by a pumpkin grower for pollination, anyone know what a fair price might be?
  13. Thread: Pesticide Kill

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    Pesticide Kill

    I just checked a yard where I have 50+ hives and found that all were damaged and at least twenty were suffering from a huge kill. Dead bees everywhere. There is not any ag spraying anywhere nearby...
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    Re: Setting up mating nucs

    Thanks, how about feed? I fed syrup, but it doesnt last long. Pollen?
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    Setting up mating nucs

    I sure could use some advice on how to set up my mating nucs. I have several mann lake styrofoam mini nucs. we cut plastic foundation and glued them into the frames that come with the nuc, is that...
  16. Thread: cell problem

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    Re: cell problem

    Thanks for the replies, as I said I have alot to learn. could some of you walk me through your procedures of setting up your mating nucs, timing, amount of bees, etc. thanks
  17. Thread: cell problem

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    Re: cell problem

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  18. Thread: cell problem

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    Re: cell problem

    Extra bees were added when the cells were placed in the nuc. Ill try pictures. latter. But the cells are chewed on the sides , round holes.
  19. Thread: cell problem

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    Re: cell problem

    I placed just one cell each. I had about 15 cells and 8 were chewed open. I am very confused.
  20. Thread: cell problem

    by cteddo
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    cell problem

    I am trying to rear my first queens, grafting went fairly well, then cells were placed into styrofoam mini nucs. checked them today and many had holes chewed into the sides. I assume the queen was...
  21. Thread: Queenless?

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    Queenless?

    I inspected a yard today and found a couple colonies that appear to be queenless. These colonies two weeks ago were vey strong. Is it reasonable to assume that they may have swarmed and a new queen...
  22. Thread: cells

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    cells

    Some of my grafts seemed to be doing well then the bees drew comb on the fully developed queen cell. What's up?
  23. Thread: maqs

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    maqs

    Does anyone have an opinion yet on how successful the new maqs are? Just received mine. And heard some discouraging comments from a local commercial beekeeper.
  24. Thread: Honey taste

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    Honey taste

    I just bottled a few honey bears. The taste is very much like a sweet molasses, and is on the dark side. I live in central california. Any ideas what the scource might be. I am told these colonies...
  25. Thread: spring splits

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    spring splits

    I would like to know more about early spring splits. How many frames of brood etc. I will be putting them into 5 frame nucs I built. Thanks
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