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  1. Re: Well here the question, bee suits for fat guys

    Ultra breeze looks good but if all fails a tyvek suit works great too :-)
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    Re: Bee suit/jacket recommendations?

    I dunno about blueskys bee suits but I like the jacket/veil I got from Dadant for around $55...
    I did around 15 cutouts last summer and it worked perfect.
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    Re: Essential Oils source?

    I just got some off Amazon 4oz. For like $8 & shipping
    I'm using it for bait hives..
    If your looking to use lemongrass oil as a feeding stimulant and worry about if its safe just use...
  4. Thread: Brushy Mnt

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    Re: Brushy Mnt

    Well their shipping may be in line with the others but its still rather expensive.
    and I have shipped boxes larger then what I have recieved for half the price.
    But like I said earlier... I like...
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    Re: Queen rearing in the summer

    I personally wouldnt raise queens or split hives after july...
    but... Thats just me... I imagin you can so you have some on hand if needed.
    just so the splits have enough time to build up for...
  6. Thread: Brushy Mnt

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    Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    I like Brushy mtn for the most part but shipping is rediculous and their website screws up alot mis quoting shipping costs.
    Then takes them a few days to let you know you can pay more or cancel.....
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    Re: How to resolve this issue.

    I personally would skip the foundation .. Glue popsicle sticks in the top to give the bees a guide. Brush on melted bees wax and go foundationless..
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    Re: Where can I find cages?

    Yep.. Nucs would be better for small scale breeders...
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    Re: Sobering day in the bee yard :(

    I agree with Ray...
    Break them down to 1 deep.
    Find the queen and get rid of her..
    Then give them a frame of eggs once a week until you see queen cells.
    Feed them and given the resources they...
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    Re: Apairy Management Software

    I use these 2... and both are free.

    Hive Tracks
    And here is a Mobile App for an Android Phone.
    Beehive Manager
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    Re: 2 month old hive and no brood need advice

    Feed them and give them a frame of eggs (no bees) from your stronger hive. Once a week for 3_4 weeks...
    Giving them the resources they need to correct the problem has always worked for me.
  12. Thread: Pink honey

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    Re: Pink honey

    I agree with jadell...
    Sounds like your girls been raiding a humming bird feeder.
  13. Thread: swarms

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    Re: swarms

    I split my strongest hives each spring in april.. Then about a week before the spring flow starts I make them queenless and re_combine the 2.
    Usually around May 1st.
    Ill have 2 deep brood chambers...
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    Re: Are the cheap beesuits on ebay worth it?

    I dunno about the suits on ebay but I use the $49 jacket and veil from Dadant.
    i also keep a tyvek suit on hand and extra veil which works great too..
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    Re: Finally after two hard years

    So... Any tips or things you have learned in the past couple years that you can share to help out the new beeks?
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    Re: Finally after two hard years

    Nice :)
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    Re: The flow is ON in NE Ohio!

    Our flow in md started a couple weeks ago..
    I'm not sure what their working but my neighbors scale hive gained 41lbs. in 5 days...
    and my hives are filling up fast...
  18. Re: How do I keep my bees out of the neighbor's pool?

    Get your self a cheap $10 baby pool from walmart.
    Put it out next to your hives.
    Fill it half way.
    put a cinder block in the middle then wet it and put some lemon grass oil or honey b healthy...
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    Re: Hive Tracks turns two

    Hey Mark,
    You have done an incredible job with hive tracks!!! I just wanted to say thank you!!!
    I have a couple ideas which are probably not new but id love to see.
    1. a mobile app that...
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    Re: new beekeeper, new nuc, first inspection

    Yep that's how I do it :)
    if there is no good drawn comb on the frame take it all right down to the comb guide and let them start from scratch.
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    Re: To queen or not to queen

    Yep I would definitly be requeening...
    If you can, add a frame of eggs once a week for about 3 weeks.
    Or look into ordering new queens.
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    Re: new beekeeper, new nuc, first inspection

    Yeah I run all foundationless hives too.. tear down any bur comb you find.
    If you just installed the nucs you should be feeding them which will help them build comb faster.
    I wouldnt worry about...
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    Re: Installed my NUC.. very very small bees

    Yea you should call your supplier and have them give you a new queen...
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    Re: Installed my NUC.. very very small bees

    Small bees aren't bad... I would say thats their normal size...
    They may be on nautral or small cell comb which is good...
    how does the brood pattern look in the troubled nuc?
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    Re: frame foundations ,, beeswax or plastic

    I agree... Its really preference..
    i have done plastic and wax foundation... The Duragilt (spelling) foundation worked really well..
    But I went foundationless and love it... The bees seem to do...
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