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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    You cannot go wrong with Honey Run Apiaries. They have good bees, and have great customer service. I bought a breeder queen from them last year. She is still living. There has no one been stung...
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    The great thing about beekeeping is the number of answers you will receive to your question, and maybe all of them are good. Now here goes another, go to Beeworks.com and order their DVD on queen...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Some package producers are raising more bees than they have queens for, so they order queens from whoever has them. Some are inferior, and even some are virgin queens that are too old to mate...
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    Re: Greetings from NC

    I think the first rule to becoming a successful beekeeper is, "Do not try to do what 25 different beekeepers tell you to do". You will probably end up with at least 20 different ways to keep bees.
  5. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    I have kept bees for 60 years, so my advice is to find you another location. Shared businesses is difficult to have. I think it would be rare if it worked. Never work bees for someone else unless...
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    Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    I do not put a lot of importance in trying to get local bees. Management of the bees is more important to me. When I moved to the mountains of VA from warm SC, I unloaded my bees onto the snow...
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    Re: Best Shaker Box

    Good to see a comment by Skinner Apiaries. I was beginning to be concerned about you, and where have you been?
  8. Thread: Dark Queen

    by Redneck
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    Re: Dark Queen

    This queen looks like a Carniolan Queen.
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    First you need to learn what powdered sugar does to mites. It doesn't kill them. It gets onto the suction cup type feet of the mite and causes them to fall. If you have a screened bottom on your...
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    The quality of the drones is more important than the quantity.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    I ordered a breeder queen from Honey Run Apiaries this year. I have been very impressed with her laying, as well as her offspring. Honey Run Apiaries is a very good company to do business.
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    Re: New in South Carolina

    I grew up between Pickens and Easley before being transferred to VA. Kept bees down there. I may have known your dad. Welcome to Beesource
  13. Re: anyone know where to get plans for electric embeder?

    Dadant sells such a piece of equipment, then just hook wires from transformer to it. I bought a 12 volt transformer from RadioShack. Plug it in to 120 volt and transformer reduces current down to...
  14. Re: Looking for Queen rearing classes in the Mid-Atlantic.

    Check out Virginia Tech. I think Dr. Fell will be having a class in the spring, but they fill up fast.
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    Re: Learn How to Use the Nicot System

    Velbert, I think the critical points to using the Nicot System are as follows: 1. a new box should be left in hive for at least 48 hours before placing the queen inside to lay, after this initial...
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    Re: Nicot System Question

    I have two of the nicot systems, also I have the jenter system. The first time I tried the nicot according to instructions, it did not work. On a new system brush the cells with sugar syrup and...
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    Re: Optimal temp for an incubator

    Go to honeyrunapiaries.com to see the incubator and controller that I have. They are good people to do business with, and the controller works great. They were behind when I was ready to oder, so I...
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    Re: Optimal temp for an incubator

    The book says 92 degrees F. I set mine on 92 plus or minus 1 degree. Also place a container of water to keep the humidity right. It works good. The queens act as though they are starving when...
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    Re: Queens that Come with Nucs

    RRussell, How are you having time to use the bee source site? This is probably a busy time for you, but appreciate your time here.
  20. Re: Split, buy queens or buy queen cells - I'm a newbie.

    First of all you will not be able to get a queen when you want it, because they will be sold out. Second as M. Bush stated you do not want to make a weak split to raise their own queen, because you...
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    Re: Bee Photography

    I believe he meant that the cameras without the proper lens are useless.
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    Re: Any advice for a comb honey newbee?

    Someone has already mentioned Richard Taylor's book on producing beautiful comb honey. He says to select a strong colony of bees, locate the queen and clip her wing so that she cannot fly. Place a...
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    Re: Alternative Hive Designs Wanted

    Barry, go to Beeworks.com to see an alternative hive design.
  24. Thread: Purple Honey?

    by Redneck
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    Re: Purple Honey?

    A few years ago while helping my father-in-law remove honey from some of his bees in Sampson County, NC, he had this purple honey. Sampson County is located east of I-95. The honey had a good...
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    If anyone gives up over one seasons trial failure, then maybe you should get out of beekeeping. I have had better results from walk-away splitting my bees, than some of the poor quality of purchased...
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