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    Interesting questions you have been asked

    A woman interested in buying some honey asked if I had "free range bees?"
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    Re: Loss of field bees after a move

    Closing the hives at night or early morning when they are not flying, and moving them more than two miles.

    When hives are moved during poor weather when bees are naturally confined for three or...
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    Loss of field bees after a move

    I have read that when moving hives one can expect 10-15 % loss of queens.

    Is there any data on the percent of field bees that are lost right after a move? Especially after periods of short...
  4. Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u637/peakebrook/IMG_20120316_164815.jpg

    The above link will show a picture of the trailer that I made up using the frame from an old travel trailer. I cut the...
  5. How many treat overwintering nucs for mites ?

    I recall a talk given by Michael Palmer several years ago and he mentioned not treating. Back then, he was using single split deeps.

    Things have changed, and more people are starting nucs earlier...
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    Re: Crystalized Spring Honey

    Feeding stopped well before supers were placed since the dandelion flow was so great. I guess they could have moved sucrose stores up from the hive bodies.
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    Crystalized Spring Honey

    Any idea what nectar source would crystalize from the spring flow here in the Northeast ?

    I extracted eight supers of honey this weekend. There were five frames that had about 50% of the central...
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    Source for HFCS in New England

    Does anyone have a source for HFCS in New England ?

    Polar beverages does not resell.

    Thanks
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    Re: Sugar Prices

    Mark,

    Where in PA are you getting bulk pricing? How much at a time?

    Thanks
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    Re: Nucs vs packages

    Nabber, I think your missing the point. Sustainable is referring to beekeepers raising their own nucs....not buying them.
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    Re: Free Shipping

    Free shipping ends today at Brushy Mt.
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    Re: What extractor to buy?

    I own the Maxant 1400PL and it is a great extractor. But has been mentioned, a little much for only three hives.

    I also own Maxant bottling tanks, and the quality of all their products is...
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    Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    I have purchased equipment from several different supplies before, but had never purchased wooden ware from H.T. Krantz until recently. I purchased ten select unassembled hive bodies. ...
  14. Re: What to do after shakeout of laying worker hive?

    Since all the eggs and larva that are layed by workers are bound to become drones, I freeze all the frames prior to putting them in another hive.
  15. Re: What is yalls best solution for feeding NUCS?

    The nucs I have built are deep hive bodies split into two chambers using luan. I found most frame feeders are too wide to use and still get four frames per side.

    Brushy Mtn sells a yellow plastic...
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    Re: Purvis Brothers

    I spoke with Rosanne this morning and she said they have downsized the operation, but the queen operation is still family run. I ordered some queens this morning, we shall see how they fare. It...
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    Re: Purvis Brothers

    Is the apiary still run by the brothers, or is it under new ownership?
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Michael Palmer, what percent of nucs do you have going into winter as single story versus two or three story nucs ?
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    Adding second deep...top or bottom

    So not to hijack the other thread, is there any data on the best way to add a second deep?

    Let say we are dealing with package bees. The second deep is undrawn foundation. The hive has only a...
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I ordered 20 queens and did not receive a confirmation of the order for a month....and only after I sent them an e-mail to cancel the order.

    Now the order is past due...another cancel order has...
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    Re: crazy package arrival

    This is a good reason why there is a "Consumer Report" forum. It helps educate all of us, and hopefully have businesses strive to improve as well.
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    Sundance Pollen Trap

    I just purchased my first Sundance I pollen trap. It arrived in good shape. Overall construction appears sound. However, after paying nearly $70 for the unit, I expected that it would have been...
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    Re: Cold start for 2011

    Honey Householder, with the number of packages you use every year, what is your method? Sounds like you directly release the queen.

    Do yo keep track of queen acceptance, supercedure rates, and...
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    Re: Mann Lake ???

    "Woodenware" is no longer on their category list. You have to run a search to find covers or bottom boards. I spoke with them this morning regarding that problem.
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    Re: Spring Nuc Management

    Where I live, dandelion bloom occurs mid to late april. Thanks
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