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    Re: New Pacakges: rob Peter to pay Paul?

    I have never once read a post from Jim Lyons that wasn't absolutely great advice. Thanks Jim for always sharing your experience.
  2. Re: Next Question about painting plastic frames

    "Paint it on with a brush or small roller, the more the better"

    I have not found this to be the case. A 3" foam roller works well dipping it into the melted beeswax and running it quickly over...
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    Re: Follow honey buisness

    For me it's very profitable but it all depends on the best locations. I couldn't move them to a better location. My yards are building up very well right now on early fruit blossom. Apricot...
  4. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    I'll buy everything said except for the retinue.
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    Re: Excessive propolis????

    A genetic trait but I am always very pleased to see my hives gathering copious amounts of propolis. Marla Spivak speaks about this often.
  6. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Agreed...so what is that the barber says...Neeeeeeext..
  7. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Thank you for the attached link however it seems to contradict everything I have read from the foremost author's and authorities on queen rearing. DCA's are established to provide virgin queens an...
  8. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Bee ware

    I put my boots as after the last couple of replies. I'd also bet that most of the really knowledgeable beekeepers are having a good chuckle on this one. The thing is that some...
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    Re: Best Bottling tank?

    I currently own two Maxant bottling tanks and started buying there equipment 25 years ago. They are great tanks and made very well but I'm also not driving them down the road, like comparing a Ford...
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    Re: Mann Lake plastic frames PF-127

    17% % ! That's considered humid here for our normal summer day. Lots of times we're in the single digits for humidity. Never had an issue extracting honey from them. A warm extracting room and a...
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    Re: Mann Lake plastic frames PF-127

    I had, about 500 and sold almost all of the deep frames with nucs over the last few years. Only ones I kept were the drawn out mediums for honey supers. It's been stated here before that one major...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    SuzyQ
    If I kept bees in your neighborhood you would be just the type of beekeeper that I would have concerns about. Heed the above referenced advice and never open feed combs of honey or sugar...
  13. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    question everything
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    Michael Bush "They go out the door with her and maybe 100 yards or so and then they seem to comb back"

    You'll have to pardon my skepticism here a little bit but just how does one follow a queen...
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    Re: New Mexico Hives MIA

    I'm in Santa Fe Barry I'll keep my eyes open. As you probably know most people around my area, are "top bar" enthusiasts (fanatics) But I won't go there.
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    Beeware10

    Amen
  17. Thread: catalogs

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    catalogs

    Looks like the, supply companies are counting on most people to go online now to search their products instead of sending out an early catalog. I called Mann lake the beginning of March and they...
  18. Re: how long before they forget their queen?

    It's widely stated that bees will recognize the lack of queen presence in as little as 2 hours. Probably even a little sooner.
  19. Re: going rate for pollination of Alfalfa going to seed

    I guess I have been fortunate to have 45 hives sitting on about 10,000 acres of irrigated alfalfa fields. Last year I pulled almost 2 tons from them during the month of July alone. Granted there...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment

    Don't waste your time.
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    Re: Apiaries from the air

    Wondering about the "kill factor" of bees (and queens) would be so close to turbulent airways.
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    Re: Bee Brief Nucs

    I ordered 12 of them yesterday. The thing I really like about the from what I've seen is the screen cover that closes off the entrance also. Guess I'll just be aware to scrape the bottom bars...
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    Re: Bring Back Our Black Bees!

    There's a gentleman from southern NM that used to post on this site who always talks about all the black bees he finds in the foothills of the desert areas around where he lives. I have seen some...
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    Re: Bee Brief Nucs

    Honey-For-All

    Thanks for the solid input. Yes NOD is discontinuing them so the price is right. Wondering if you could possibly shim the frame rests to allow more room under the bottom bar? I...
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    Bee Brief Nucs

    Thinking about ordering a few of the plastic NOD "Bee Brief" 4 frame nucs. Anyone using any or have any comments?
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