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    Re: plasticell foundation advice

    I use almost 100% plastic foundation. Straight out of the box, sometimes, they will be slow to draw. If I roll an additional layer of wax on it, there is no difference between it and wax foundation....
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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    I have a yard that is a true tick machine. I now spray my shoes and pants legs each time. Not a tick since starting the spray.
  3. Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    Single deeps and the occasional additional medium or shallow. But mostly single deeps. Have done this in the foothills of SC, mid Ga and now north Alabama. Never had any troubles.
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    What frame is this?

    My beekeeping mentor, my father, passed away this past January. I've slowly been moving his bee stuff to my home. Just ran across these frames....he was not a foundationless keeper. Any ideas?
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    Re: Eggs from an aggressive hive

    Maybe not as but still a good chance. The new queens are, obviously, the offspring of the aggressive. When I have a really hot hive, I will usually re queen with a purchased calm line. Heck of a lot...
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    Re: nuc prices?

    I sell 4 frame Nucs in Mann Lake waxed boxes for $130. Will charge $140 next year as there is a fellow beek 50 miles north of me getting $165 for 5 frames.
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    Cardboard nuc boxes

    Having folks pick up Nucs already in waxed cardboard boxes. Just curious as to how long can they stay in these boxes...as in how many days would you feel comfortable having them in the boxes,...
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    Re: Who's got drones

    None in North Alabama yet. Going to start putting the feed on them heavy next week. That should help them get going.
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    Re: Help with my jenter kit please

    PM me with your email address and I will send you some very good written directions. They are very detailed in how to use the Jenter/NICOT system. What the above folks said is very accurate. You...
  10. Re: beetle blaster vs beetle jail. which is better at catching shb's?

    I line of roach bait in each chamber.
  11. Re: beetle blaster vs beetle jail. which is better at catching shb's?

    I use roach bait in the push tube. I have used oil, too. Don't recall a fill line really. 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the bottom should do. I got to where I didn't like the oil because of spilling when...
  12. Re: beetle blaster vs beetle jail. which is better at catching shb's?

    I've got 20+ beetle jail jrs. I have used others. All are just as successful as others. I decided on more beetle jail jrs because of how sturdy the plastic is compared to some and how easy they...
  13. Re: Dead out came back to life once it warmed up

    Same experience a couple of year ago. Had a nuc that appeared dead. The day I checked them really wasn't that cold. Other hives were out and about. Placed the nuc box in my Expedition and headed...
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    Re: How many hives can one person manage?

    I manage 30. 15 for nuc sales, 15 for honey. I do have a decent amount of freedom in my schedule, though. The "typical" 9-5 person would have a hard time with this many.
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    I keep the boards out all summer.
  16. Re: Using a Fume board with excluders on...

    Do it with fume boards and excluders every year. Never had a problem. By problem, I mean an extra minute or two on the closers super to the excluder never bothers me. Also, if you'll learn to use a...
  17. Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    Having lived in the northwest and frequented Seattle a lot, I was always surprised at how similar the weather was in Seattle to here in the south. I would assume that Vancouver is not that much...
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    Re: What's in your nuc?

    I sell 4 frame nucs. I tell them up front that they will receive 4 drawn frames consisting of brood and honey.
    I start with 2 frames of bees and brood with honey at the top of most frames. I feed...
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    Re: Sugar price down??

    It's definitely a lot cheaper now than a year ago. I now remember paying $13 for 25lb Great value brand bag at Walmart last year. WM doesn't carry 50lb bags it SAMs does.
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    Sugar price down??

    Am I mis-remembering? A 50lb bag of sugar at Sam's is $16 now. My brain keeps telling me that a 25lb bag was almost that much 2 years ago. Am I losing it or is sugar really down in price this year?
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    Unbelievable...perhaps the most childish/insecure thing I've ever seen on this forum.
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    I would go with 1: the one that started the attack(s) on others and 2: the one that others agree is wearing them(see Sharpdog's post above)
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    It appears to me that BeeManDan must have on his "super sensitive-ultra defensive" underpants...good gosh...reading through this entire post, it's constant attack, attack, attack at the smallest...
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    BeemanDan,
    Confrontational people tend to take other's words as confrontational when they really weren't meant that way...guess I should have used the word "experienced" or "seen" instead of...
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    Re: Drawbacks to using small cell

    I've had no problems if you know and accept that it will take a little work. I currently am working with all wax foundation but will start with the Mann Lake 4.9 this spring now that most of my hives...
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