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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    do you still have queens available???

    ==McBee7==
  2. Thread: extracting

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    Re: extracting

    There may be a lul in the necter flow but this is the main necter flow in the dakotas,minn, iowa and white clover should realy be kicking it into high gear....This is also the time when verooa (sp)...
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    Re: My hive is about to swarm!

    LOL===Nice touch making the hive stand look like a flower planter and a lounge chair against the back side of the hive...Maybe that's the chair for salesmen to use as they wait for you to get out of...
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    Re: 3 deep box hive 2 full of capped honey

    Extract-Extract-Extract--:) ...Take it all and put foundation back into the second deep and the extracted WET frames back in the 3rd deep.....This may not be the normal order of progression but use...
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    Re: Is it too late to split?

    I hope it's not to late because I made 2 splits here today and winter arrives here long before it does in SC...LOL ....I had a couple of strong hives that were building Q cells and although they were...
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    Re: Queenless for too long

    I had a hive that couldn't get QR after giving them frames of eggs/larve but still no Queen or brood was forthcoming, so today I broke it up by splitting the frames between 2 nucs that I was adding a...
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    Re: Made my first OTS split tonight.

    Did my first notch job today,,,I had a hive that was making swarm preps and I pulled a frame of eggs yesterday and they were hatching today....They were on black foundation and when I took the veil...
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    Re: Best time of day for split

    Congrats---Beautiful--Looks like the first queen I ever say,,, Bright orange/yellow :) very easy to find,,

    ==McBee7==
  9. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    At first I would get a rash and swell up to the point that my kids told me I must stop keeping bees because I was allergic to them-- but as time went by i built up resistance and the itch only lasted...
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    Re: HELP hive just swarmed

    Sorry to hear about your swarm Rumeye....
    I had a swarm a week ago, it happened right in front of me in an outyard, It was the first time I was personally involved in the swarm,,,WOW...Biblical...
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    Re: More of Walt's stuff in POV

    Thanks Walt and Radar for this wealth of information, it will take me some time to digest the majority of it, I'll reserve some of it for those long winter months when we all dream of balmy summer...
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    Re: Price of beeswax

    American Bee Journal lists the prices of honey, pollen, and bees wax monthly.....This months price shows a range of
    $3.20-$6.50 for light and dark bees wax....This is the price Beeks are receiving...
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    Re: Add another deep or start a nuc?

    Welcome to BeeSource Bee Girl...It sounds like you have the queen/hive most beeks are looking for..
    With that strong of a hive you could certainly make a split with a couple frames of brood and a...
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    Re: 2 weeks post swarm

    Sorry to hear about your bees mahobee..A little more info would be helpful. When they swarm the reighning queen will fly with them and they will leave queen cell to replace her...If there aren't any...
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    Very intresting Adrian...I was wondering if these nucs will make you any honey this year or are these strictly overwinter nucs? I'm sure being started in this time frame they will have plenty of...
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    Re: Black Honey bee's

    Happy 4th Mike, and thanks for the pics.....
    I have mostly carni bees and yes they are deffinetly darker..AND SWARMIER,,,,,
    Right now we have tons of buttercups as you do and trefoil that are...
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    I have 15 hives in one yard, and one of them recently swarmed, leaving me with a ton of queen cells so I'm making my winter splits from it and another hive that i found today that is on the edge of...
  18. Re: What's a fair price for a frame of brood and bees?

    Last summer I gave $18.50 for 20 frames of brood and bees from a commericial beek. This was enough for me to make 10 2 frame starts, and the queens were extra...The com beek was very willing to do...
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    Re: Holy crap I am sold on the Sustainable Apiary model!

    I have also been riding the Nuc train this summer..I overwintered 15 nucs 5/5 and 5/5/5 and they are now expanded to 17 production hives and 13 additional nucs so far..I'm taking this theory one step...
  20. Re: How Can You Tell if The Girls Are In a Bad Mood?

    When you take off the outer cover, and the bees are coming out of the hole in the inner cover like a roman candle,,,,That can be a sign....LOL...mine were requeening themselves and my smoker went ...
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    Re: Cell Punch vs. Grafting comparison

    Congrats OFG and they look great.
    Success rate of 75% is great.Are you using your own wax cell cups also??Mid summer is a great time to experiment with grafting as the bees are very responsive to...
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    Re: RPM Requirements for a Honey Extractor

    I realize some of these statements will be relitive but,,,,2 of my friends have some realy OLD extractors and they have a single speed 1/2 hp motor 1750 rpm motors with a 2 inch pully on the motor...
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    Re: NUC robbing screen

    Here's a robbing screen that worked for me on short notice and stopped the frenzey that was happening.

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/McBee7/IMG_20150620_205458544_zpsvl56099j.jpg
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  24. Re: Want to pull hive top feeder with burr and brood?

    It sounds like its long past time to remove the feeder. If you have enough bees,syrup/ honey, and brood to fill 2 deeps and you cant lift them they are probably out of room and if they are out of...
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    Re: First honey pull for 2015

    Congrats on your first honey of the season..
    Honey is also flowing strong here, mine have been making honey all spring but I just kept spreading it around
    all the hives and nucs and making some...
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