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  1. Any good Pollen Sub Recipes out there????

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any good pollen pattie recipes that they could share? I'm looking for a recipe that I could get the ingredients locally as opposed to a store bought mix like...
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    Young Queen vs Old ?

    Is there a visual difference between a younger Queen compared to one that is several years old? I believe one of my hives had two laying Queens in it and after separating them there is a distinct...
  3. Please tell me what is going on here!?!?!

    Ok, so I grafted into a Queenless Cell builder on the 25th of June. Checked it five days later and found the grafts were accepted and were being drawn out nicely. Went in today the 4th to move the...
  4. Can u use a Nuc box as a Cell starter and Finisher?

    I am using a Nuc box for some grafts that I grafted yesterday, it appears that all but one out of 10 was accepted. Can I use this Nuc box all the way up till its time to place the QC in Queen...
  5. Snap......I missed a Queen cell! Questions????

    After dispatching a missed Queen Cell my questions are these. What happened to my grafts? I understand why they were not accepted but where did the larva go? I assumed that they would have been...
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    Made Queenless for how long?

    I have ready varying lengths of time one should make a CB Queenless before grafting, from later of the same day to several days. This will be my first attempt at the Cell Builder method described in...
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    Bee Venom Study?

    Does anyone know of any data/resource studies out there specifically on Venom? I have notice a varied range of reaction to different stings from different hives at different time of the year. Is...
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    Keeping installed packages closed up?

    I have had packages in the past abscond and had some success with keeping them sealed up for a couple of days, but have never done it to a whole series of installed packages. Does anyone else do this...
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    When to expect drones?

    I live in South Western Pa and was wondering when I could expect mature drones in my area? Thanks I advance for any help!!!
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    Electric Fence Questions????

    I am looking to purchase my first electric fence for one of my outyards. Could some of you experienced Keepers point me in the right direction of what I should be investing in?

    I know very...
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    Cross cut options for wooden ware???

    For the folks that build their own wooden ware, what do type of saw do you use for breaking down long pieces of stock? I am running straight deeps and I'm thinking of purchasing a new miter saw that...
  12. Visual difference between a mated queen and a Virgin?

    is there anyway of telling if a new queen is mated other then eggs/larva? I had a queen hatch this week and I spotted her but she hasn't begun to lay yet. She looks just like a mature queen in...
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    Making Switchel soda?

    Ok so I want to naturally carbonate Switchel soda and I have a few questions.

    Switchel is an "olde timey" drink made from honey and vinegar and at times ginger.

    I am new to brewing and am of...
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    What to do with cell starter bees?

    I am going to be using two different colonies for grafting, one for the cell starter and one for the finisher. After putting the grafts into the finisher is it safe to also shake these "foreign" bees...
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    Re: Grafting tips?

    Thank you so much for the insight and beautiful pictures Lauri! A few more questions....

    how many cells are appropriate to graft at one time say in a 5 frame nuke box with a lot of bees that are...
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    Grafting tips?

    Ok, so I tried grafting this week for the first time. I had 3 cells take out of 20. Not a very high success rate, although I was still VERY excited to have any form of success...again this was my...
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    Besswax wood finish?

    Ok, so another passion of mine is woodworking. I have been researching some recipes of making wood finish from beeswax. I was wondering if anyone here has done this and what are your recipes and...
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    Beeswax wood finsh?

    Ok, so another passion of mine is woodworking. I have ben researching some recipes of making wood finish from beeswax. I was wondering if anyone here has done this and what are your recipes and...
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    Experience with the Buckfast Bee?

    I just purchased some Buckfast queens from R Weaver to try some fall splits. I have only worked with Italians and wild swarms and was wondering if there was anyone here that has much experience with...
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    MAQS Question?

    I purchased some MAQS this year to try for the first time and Im a little concerned as to the Queen loss and other problems I have read/heard about? Some say the recommended dosage is too strong and...
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    Jacket opinions?

    I have put off buying a jacket the last couple years and only using a veil when things get rough. I enjoy working the bees as unencumbered as possible usually wearing nothing at all. However as my...
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    Acquiring a large volume bees?

    ok, so the wife and I have agreed that we want to invest and take the next step in our small honey bee hobby and want to build it into a large hobby/small business. I have been getting a better...
  23. Where to find local forage information?

    I was wondering where some good resources might be found concerning bee forage for my area. I am trying to gain more knowledge of plants and flowers and their bloom times. Any resources will be much...
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    Laying worker combined hive?

    Is there any issues combined a queen less hive that has a laying worker with a queen right hive using the news paper method? Thanks!
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    Re: Purchase Russian Queens?

    Gary, 5-10 and not till fall. Thanks
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