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    Re: making queens

    Thank you Ray, clears it up better, sounds like the most sure way is setting the queen box off on a bottom board, have heard that way, didn't know how long to leave her off.
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    Re: making queens

    your saying queen in deep box on top of excluder, and bees below ex. will raise a queen, i always thought the frame of eggs was in the top box ?
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    making queens

    will bees make queen cells in a top deep hive with a queen excluder only between boxes, or does the queen need to be removed, or a solid divider between boxes such as a cloak board or solid...
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    Re: New Guy in Madison AL

    go on the left side of bs homepage, i'm pretty sure there is a build it yourself on there for hive bodies.
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    doesn't almost everything cause cancer
  6. Thread: vinegar

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    Re: vinegar

    what a bout a little lemon juice ? i know that would level the ph, but not sure about robbing or keep from fermenting.
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    queen haven apiaries

    Does anybody know anything about ray or klarene olivarez,queen haven apiary, got a letter in the mail in sept with 2016 queen prices, but can't reach them by phone ?
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    Re: Year after year swarm

    I use an 8 frame deep, made out of plywood with a french cleat fastened on it, the other 1/2 of the cleat is strapped to a tree, so no nails or screws are needed, just lift off 1 with a swarm in it...
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    swarm trap placement

    Does bees living in trees swarm like hives do or do they not build eccessively and need to swarm ? Am thinking placing swarm traps close to feral bee trees would catch alot or not ?
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    hopkins queen raising

    reading an article on raising queens with a cloake board,where it states to graft the cells and place in the top box, could I put the hopkins method shim on top of the top hives frames and get the...
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    Re: Singles for sale

    Thats what I thought as well
  12. Thread: new smoker ?

    by beefarmer
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    Re: new smoker ?

    Thanks Michael for the pics and modified hive part ideas, I like the smoker can idea as it is like the charcoal starter for my weber grill. Also, the robber screen pics do the bees enter and exit...
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    Re: new smoker ?

    thanks everyone, you saved me around $100
  14. Thread: new smoker ?

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    new smoker ?

    In need of a new smoker, anybody have comments on the bee-z-smoker "cool be smoke, without the choke" ?????
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    Re: Worried about moisture in hives...

    Mike, you put a 2" insul. board on top of the telescoping cover, or on top of the inner cover ?
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    Re: New Hive Location

    south or east side of the woods, to get more sun, and as far off busy roads as possible to draw least attention to them.
  17. Thread: SHB

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    Re: SHB

    snapper1d, what kind of an oil tray are you using, and will keep all or almost all shb out ?
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    Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    Increase essentials and bee equipment essentials books
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    Re: Looking for source for bee packages

    try the dadant store in albion mi, talk to Chris Barnes, i know they do packages
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    foundation for cutting out queen cells

    Am wanting to raise some queens using the hopkins method, question is do you put in starter foundation that is wireless so you can cut out the queen cells. If you do use like cut comb found. will it...
  21. Thread: nuc stands

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    Re: nuc stands

    thanks for all the suggestions, i kinda had in mind what tim ks has made, was more worried about it being top heavy and a good wind blowing it over. have and still do use some 4 x4 wood pallets, but...
  22. Thread: nuc stands

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    nuc stands

    does anybody have a good way to put nuc boxes up off the ground on some sort of stand they build. question is nucs are like 22 inches long, thought build a stand out of like 4x4 legs and 2x6 sides...
  23. Thread: cone traps

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    Re: cone traps

    get rid of the cone traps, use 8 frame boxes, size seems to be just right to attract swarms, and then just pull frames and move them into a deep hive body
  24. Thread: Honey blends

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    Re: Honey blends

    should be outlawed
  25. Re: Why did my hive die? Little white/yellow balls on bees.

    is that eggs in some of the cells ?
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