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    Ross Rounds Needed

    Customer needs several hundred Ross Rounds in Ohio. Let me know if you can supply and price FOB your location.
  2. Re: I have a question that seems dumb about pollen traps but here it is anyway...

    You are not missing anything...the bees will quickly learn to enter through the drone escapes!
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    Re: New Member in NYS

    Welcome. More than 50 years ago I lived in Cedarville, near Cards Corner. You anywhere nearby?
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    Re: Question about pollen traps

    Sundance pollen traps are deliberately designed to only collect about 50% of the pollen that bees return with. Moreover, if bees are short on pollen they just send out more pollen foragers. Bees...
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    Re: Overnight split

    Karen, it would be dangerous to put the medium on top of new deep brood box as the queen 'might' be in it! That could lead to you taking the queen with the split and leaving the 'mother hive'...
  6. Re: Painting inside of a pollen trap?

    Back to the original question...

    Some 30 years ago or so, we noticed that the only part of our pollen traps (Sundance) that showed wear and tear was the screen on the bottom of the pollen drawer. ...
  7. Re: 1 or 2 gal. pails for feeding
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    Re: Pollen Traps- Side Opening

    Thanks for the positive comments on our side opening Sundance trap. We try hard.

  9. Re: Age old question of Italians or Carny's, cold weather climate

    If you can assure that it has lots of honey going into the winter, say 80 lbs. or more, Italians will do just fine. If that is questionable, follow 'canoemaker's' advice. Regardless, sooner or...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    Why does anyone want to make standard nuc boxes from wood, when the plastic ones are so versatile, sturdy, and inexpensive? Mann Lake has a good one. I have lots of experience with the Jester unit...
  11. Re: Wholesaling 3 pound packages in OHIO

    Just an observation...Ron is a fine, honest person to deal with and this offer is extremely fair for packages delivered to northwest Ohio! I will not personally be ordering as I am too far away, and...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    There are at least two dealers who will work with you to produce a quality, custom designed label that will not smudge with normal conditions. These are Blue Sky Bee Supply,...
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    Re: Commercial wax spinner ??

    You are right to be cautious. I have no idea where the Equinox equipment is made, but it certainly would not surprise me to learn it is made in southern Asia. Talk to as many guys as you can, all...
  14. Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    My experience is also that it makes little difference, if any, where your bees and queen(s) come from. We have pretty severe winters and I have not seen any particular problems when I have used bees...
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    Re: How I winterize my nucs.

    Nice looking fence! Solor powered? How many volts do you try to maintain?

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    Re: hopkins method queen rearing

    Did you mean this:

    American Beekeeping Journal – May, 1991

    by G. W. HAYES, JR.
    Dadant and Sons, Inc., Hamilton, Illinois

    The Hopkins Method allows the beekeeper to control to a large...
  17. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    I just ordered some at $2.50 a running foot. 36 inch rolls, 100 feet long. I highly recommend them for 8 mesh hardware cloth and stainless steel mesh. Do not buy 5,...
  18. Re: New member from central Arizona

    Welcome from another 'Lloyd S'!
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    Thousands and thousands of queens a year are exported from Hawaii to countries all over the world. There are no restrictions or paperwork needed from a US standpoint. That said, most countries will...
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    Re: lemon honey first time

    Lemon creamed honey. A great seller. Of the flavored honey, second only to Cinnamon. Use freeze dried lemon from Van Drunen Farm, 3.5 pounds to 200 pounds of honey. YUM! ...
  21. Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have bought packages from them for many years. You could not find a better source!
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    Re: Wintering weights for colonies

    Nancy, I don't really know if 'too much honey' can really be a problem but it has been a standard warning. There are two points made. One is that if the box is too jammed the bees can have...
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    Re: Wintering weights for colonies


    Roger Morse did a lot of work on wintering weights in Ithaca. He was of the view that 60 lbs. of honey was about right; too much more could actually be harmful, and too much less might...
  24. Re: Overwintering Nuc Question:::

    Please keep in mind that things are different in Vancouver than in MO, and I am in Albany NY. About the same conditions as Mike P, but considerably colder than either MO or Vancouver. Moreover, I...
  25. Re: Overwintering Nuc Question:::

    A couple of thoughts that may be helpful:
    1. It is very important that newbees mostly succeed. Yet, overwintering nucs is very difficult. Please don't try it unless you are truly prepared for it...
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