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  1. Oxalic acid dribble minimum temps.

    What is the minimum treatment temperature for oxalic acid dribble. I have read above freezing but want to see what others have had success/failures with.


    Thanks,
    Dan Williams
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    Re: Cordovan, Italians and Pol-lines

    I to am curious as no vsh II breeders to my knowledge offer a cordovan breeder. Id be interested if they did.
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    Re: Best Shaker Box

    I got mine off an old commercial beekeeper. He had it custom made. Go into a metal fabrication shop or find a buddy with a welder and tell them what you are wanting. Mine is 22" x 8" rectangle that...
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    Re: How many queens

    I went from 2 to 200 hives in my first 4 years beekeeping by catching swarms, making splits, and raising queens. I bought no packages or nucs along the way and started selling nucleus colonies my...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    I just have a "text file" created, nothing special just simple notes. I don't use the push pins much anymore as I have all the mating nucs in one yard on the same schedule, so basically each week I...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    If running multiple mating nuc cycles in the same yard I found it more helpful to use colored push pins. Figuring a three week cycle and today being October 17th. Say I planted queen cells in a few...
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    Re: new in ohio

    Thanks Adam! :thumbsup:


    Krista I have two used top-bar hives with no bees or comb that I would sell. Both will probably need painted and have side windows to view inside. E-mail me for more...
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    Re: Barrel Settling Tank

    Awesome Thanks Joe.
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    Re: Barrel Settling Tank

    Did you just drill a hole with a hole saw?
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    Barrel Settling Tank

    Anyone ever take a food grade epoxy lined barrel, drilled a hole in it and install a gate valve to make a cheap settling tank?

    Thanks
  11. Re: Drawing Comb - recycling cappings into hive.

    :thumbsup: I have heard fry daddy's work well, but have no experience with them.
  12. Re: Drawing Comb - recycling cappings into hive.

    I melt my cappings wax (because it's good clean disease free wax) in an old crock pot and paint it onto plastic foundation. They draw it out in a hurry! A few years ago I painted a "DW" on a piece of...
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    Re: Black Hairless Virus conibued

    What you are describing could also be robbing. Check your hive first thing in the morning before bees are flying and see if these black bees are still present.
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    Storing Honey Sticks

    How do you all store your honey sticks? Will they crystallize if not frozen or have they been heated enough they will stay liquid? Thanks.
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    Cordovan Italian

    These queens are out of Joe Latshaw Italian stock and are open mated in my mating yards flooded with overwintered Carniolan colonies. The overwintered colonies have a diverse background of genetics...
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    Re: Mating queens

    I run a 21 day cycle and have 3 mating yards, one for each week. Smaller nucs do use less resources but are a pain to keep stocked/balanced perfect. Larger nucs are easier to maintain but require a...
  17. Re: Can I use Modern Pressure treated DADO splinters in my smoker?

    Not knowing anything about the chemicals now used, I wouldn't use it. How do those chemicals react with other chemicals found in the hive. Pesticides, fungicides, etc...
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    1 queen 2 boxes. I super my nucs just like you would a strong hive.
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    I overwinter a bunch of nucs and am still making them up. Two frames of brood and thin syrup. I can usually get them to 6 to 8 combs by winter. I double stack the nucs and drill a vent hole in the...
  21. Re: Best time to graft, morning or evening?

    Doesn't matter as far as I can tell. Graft young larvae and keep them from drying out and you'll do fine.
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    Re: Should I requeen?

    Give them 2 weeks and you should have eggs. Try to leave them alone for two weeks so you don't disrupt mating flights and normal hive behavior. If no eggs after 2 weeks, requeen.
  23. Re: 5 NUCS ready and NO QUEENS (HELP)

    Lay down queen excluders and combine those frames of bees back on top of queen right colonies. When your queens come pull the frames back off. Queen will be in the bottom box, your frames will be...
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    Re: Nail polish for marking?

    I mark hundreds of queens a year using the "painters" pens from walmart. They work great, are cheap and last for the life of the queen.
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    Re: Why are my queen cells so small?

    Crowded cell builder full of nurse bees, plenty of foragers, plenty of feed, and no open brood in the cell builder besides the queen cells results in nice fat cells.

    How I do it. 10 days before I...
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