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    Re: New from Ohio

    I would suggest you contact Queen Rite Apiaries. They sell packages and may be an hour or two from you. I have a commercial operation just south of Paulding, or North of Van Wert, OH in a little...
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    Re: New from SW Michigan

    Good luck to you! I am a southern neighbor in Ohio, just 30 miles east of Ft. Wayne, IN, in a little town called Latty, OH. Sounds like you are getting some good input from some good sources.
  3. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    Keith: Thanks for your input on the Swinger, Kubota diesel and gas. Gas sounds pretty impressive.

    What a beast Harry has!!

    I really appreciate your expertise and help. I also really...
  4. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    I currently have a 1K with the cummins engine. Looking to upgrade as my neighbor needs to buy a loader and it interested in mine. 2 questions.

    Keith J: What is your overall impression of the new...
  5. Re: Honduras Beekeeping - Looking for info and contacts

    Thanks to each one of you for your help! Very good input, and feel free to give more if it comes to you! I had seen Tomas reply to a post from a few years ago. Good input on top bar hives, had not...
  6. Honduras Beekeeping - Looking for info and contacts

    I have a missionary friend who is looking to start a sustainable beekeeping business in Honduras to help with support for an orphanage.

    I am looking for someone with information on honey...
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    Re: Packaged Bee splits?

    Replying to Durstlight.

    I have a lot of experience with dividing packages and ordering an extra Q. Originally we always installed complete packages, either 2 or 3 pound. Honestly I did not see...
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    Re: What is this guy doing?

    I can't say for sure, but I would not be surprised. I know some of the large packers are aware of this type of treatment and they would get the information from commercial producers. As I...
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    Re: Bees under hive, normal or no?

    You hav had some excellent responses. My first thought though when I read your first post you mentioned temperatures well into the 90's. It is normal behavior for the bees to hang out underneath...
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    Re: What is this guy doing?

    This is a treatment for varroa. We used to use this treatment for several years and was very effective. We used filter paper cut into pieces approx. 3/4" wide by 4" long. stacked in packs of 25...
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    Re: Is This Mite Data Valid?

    Thank you Bees4u, I meant a half cup.
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    Re: Is This Mite Data Valid?

    I agree with Libhart. The percentage is based on an estimation of total mites in your colony. The sugar roll test I believe is conducted with a half pound of bees (roughly 300 bees). If you have...
  13. Re: Harvested honey now what????? Winter questions

    tdnp: 2 double deeps is plenty of stores for winter generally. Question is, what is your bee population. A very heavy populated hive will take more feed and stores. There are many management...
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    Re: 9 frame spacer plans

    I second sqkcrk! Actually I don't personally sell the Stoller spacers anymore, but my left arm and right foot has probably made a few million in years gone by.

    Just some food for thought, 9 frame...
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    Re: Hive inspection

    I believe both inspect at will, or only inspect if the hive seems queenless can be an acceptable management practice. Personally I inspect the bees heavily until we are thru the Spring period of...
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