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  1. Thread: nucs for sale

    by Redneck
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    Re: nucs for sale

    Brent, the bee man in Giles County that you need to get in touch with is Arnold Rampey. His phone number is listed in the Giles phone book. You can also buy beekeeping supplies at the Farm Bureau...
  2. Thread: NWC QUeens

    by Redneck
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    Re: NWC QUeens

    Tim, I have always been satisfied with your service and queen quality. If ten or twelve queens are ordered, how many queen lines would they be coming from?
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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
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    Re: can african bees be in va already

    Call your bee inspector and he will get a sample to the lab for you for results.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  12. 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.
  16. 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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    Re: Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    First of all thanks to mr. Russell for taking his time to help so many with his expert knowledge. One thing that enters my mind about the deteriation of queen quality over the years is that it is a...
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    Re: Hybrid Vigor vs. Natural Vigor

    Mr. Russel, Explain to me why it is so necessary to have a great number of drones flying when only a few will be mating with the virgin. I have never heard anyone explain this. Thanks for your...
  20. Thread: Best queens

    by Redneck
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    Re: Best queens

    If I were wanting Italian queens, I would go with Harold Curtis from Graham, NC. He is probably one of the more knowledgable queen breeders. He is getting up in years, but he is training his...
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    Re: too late to raise queens ?

    cd, The drones are still flying here in VA. If the weather cooperates it is not too late to raise queens. I grew up in Pickens County. It may be a little late to split and and let them raise their...
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    I would be sure that a nectar flow was on before...

    I would be sure that a nectar flow was on before I put sheets of foundation on any hive. I have found that the bees will use new foundation to cap brood if a flow is not on, and you will have frames...
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    Whether it is four eyelets or eight is the...

    Whether it is four eyelets or eight is the preference of the beekeeper. Either is satisfactory and the bees do not care. I use the four center holes for eyelets and it works fine for me.
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    I use an HP Photosmart Inkjet Printer, and I am...

    I use an HP Photosmart Inkjet Printer, and I am very pleased with the service and quality of the prints. I think the laser printer would be cheaper if you are doing a lot of printing. I have been...
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    Probably the wild turkeys tearing up the quail...

    Probably the wild turkeys tearing up the quail nests and eating their eggs. The more wild turkeys you have then the less quail. Also some of the salt that is put on roads in winter is eaten by the...
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