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  1. Re: Unintentional experiment with mating nuc size

    Interesting point I didn't consider. I had a couple nucs try to supercede a freshly mated queen last season. As far as I could tell their laying patterns looked fine, I just assumed the bees know...
  2. Re: Unintentional experiment with mating nuc size

    Why would you make a nuc that you want to place a queen cell in with open brood? I always use capped brood!
  3. Re: Sources for Northern VHS Breeder Queens

    https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsHoneyBees

    Great Guy...Great Queens....I prefer the Glenn lines over the VP Spartan if he is still running those queens. Send him an email.
  4. Re: Unintentional experiment with mating nuc size

    Bee density and resources? I am thinking out loud. I use 5 frame deep and 3 frame deeps for queen rearing. I have noticed similar results. The weak nucs (less bees) have a low percentage of success...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    Swarm cells???? I am near Binghamton NY....and I would guess a couple weeks from seeing swarm cells, even in my 5 over 5s that are getting crowded.
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    Re: RIP, Beeware10, Alan D Clark

    My condolences to the family.
  7. Re: Does anyone else out there refuse to purchase bees?

    SHHHHHH! Im trying to sell some nucs!!!!!
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    Re: Weatherproofing Migratory Lids?

    http://www.huberwood.com/advantech/products/advantech-flooring

    I have had good luck with this stuff.
  9. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    http://www.johnstonshoneybeefarm.com/

    Not sure if he is a member here.
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    My condolences to Walt's family.
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    Remaining stores/ weight of hive,
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    Re: Help finding a bee outyard

    Going pro? Out yards should have been a consideration long ago!
  13. Re: Wanting an opinion on a reasonable number of hives to learn the business with

    Do you have a full time job? I went from 16 my first year to 35 and now am at 55 10x10 and 20 5x5. I have a full time job so my time is limited to wknds and evenings. I plan on holding at my current...
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    Re: New beek in New York

    Welcome!
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    Re: Moisture in my honey

    Thanks barhopper.
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    Re: Moisture in my honey

    Barhopper....what does evoo test at in the refractometer? Just curious....as I just ordered one.
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    Re: TF or Over Wintered Queens

    Thanks Michael...and for the record the last 2 winters in Upstate NY have been brutal. I run Mann Lake Pf deeps and foundationless in 2 deep brood boxes. As time goes on more and more...
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    Re: TF or Over Wintered Queens

    I also prefer "Northern" bred queens. Michael could you elaborate a little on the genetics and varroa issues? What do you believe is key? Brood breaks? Small cell?
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    Re: Feeling lost

    Who was the supplier? Hard to find virgins, and even harder to get the hive to accept a new queen if a virgin or cells are present (perhaps impossible). Refer to the handbook.
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    Re: Forcing split & removing cells

    2 cells for sure? My guess supersedure. Read the handbook.
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    Re: Going into the winter with nucs

    http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/California/Places/sacramento-temperatures-by-month-average.php
  22. Re: Fall forage - anything besides goldenrod and asters?

    Japanese Knotweed and Purple Loosestrife here in New York.
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    Re: Apiguard (thymol) Question

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/ipm-7-the-arsenal-natural-treatments-part-2/

    This is how I have done it....3 half doses.....with good results.
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    Re: Bees for BVT in wintertime?

    "Hey Tenbears, can I come deer hunting with you? "

    No kidding!!!!! The observation hive is cool......BUT OMG look at those Racks!
  25. Re: (VIDEO) Swarm arrival - placed bait hive out on 7-13.....swarm arrived 7-14

    Great Video!:thumbsup:
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