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    Re: Season's Greatings

    Mike Palmer, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours, and to all on Bee Source the Same. 14 Degrees below O last night. Looked out at the Bee Hives Today and could only cross my fingers. ...
  2. Re: What birds or insects have you seen eating bees?

    Summer Tanger, Worst of them all. Checked on the internet and Birds books and they love bees. Never saw one before, Perch on the hives and edge of the woods. I don't mind a few bees like the cat...
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    Re: Bee culture mag

    Received Bee Culture and two Seed catalogs today Saturday, Janurary 8. Going to be -6 below 0 Tonight. At least I have reading material for a few days. a very nice calendar included of which I like...
  4. Thread: All Gone

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    Re: All Gone

    Phil, When you dismantal the dead outs this spring for clean up getting ready for your packages. Inspect for mold or anything else inside the hives. I use to have quite a few losses due to moisture...
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    Iowa State Bee Assn.

    B & B Honey Farm, Minnesota had some bottles on their display table this last Friday. Information Number 1 507 896 3955, Order # 1 800 342 4811. Try calling them. I not sure of the situation, might...
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    Northern Bred Queens

    Mike, As a very small Beekeeper and Queen Breeder, What is a Northern Bred Queen??? My location here in Iowa must survive 10 to 20 degrees below 0 with high winds during winter and I just verily...
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    Queens for Comb Honey

    As different hives produce different levels of Quality Comb Honey. Even Sister Queens with open matings differ. Could it be the Drones?
    Do you guys that produce a lot of Comb Honey keep a...
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    Comb honey prices

    Mike, are you selling it for resale? 12 to 15 ozs $6.00, 15 ozs and above $7.00.This price is at my back door. I do deliver honey around town here when going their direction, lots of repeat business....
  9. cutting deep pierco frames to fit medium

    Has anyone cut the deep pierco drone frame (light green) down to medium size without replacing the bottom bar. what were the results? I use these frames in a nuc to saturate my area with my drones....
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    Pollen Collection, Freezing

    Collecting Pollen from two hives with Sundance I Pollen Traps. Very little trash in the Pollen.Taking the Pollen to the freezer but getting different instructions. Question, Do I put the pollen in a...
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    Want to pen the Queen into certain areas but let...

    Want to pen the Queen into certain areas but let the workers past through, Can some one please tell me which? #5 maybe? Thanks Jerry
  12. Thread: Melting Comb

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    Folks, I cut the bottom and top out of a 34 oz....

    Folks, I cut the bottom and top out of a 34 oz. coffee can. Get queen size knee hi black nylons for ladies in the lady section at Walgreens, (ignore the funny looks) watch for sale. Slide the nylon...
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    With the interest in Raising Queens and wintering...

    With the interest in Raising Queens and wintering Nucs especially in the the cold northern part of the country. Dr. Larry Conner's "Increase Essentials" is a welcome addition to my bee library and at...
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    With the interest in Raising Queens and wintering...

    With the interest in Raising Queens and wintering Nucs especially in the the cold northern part of the country. Dr. Larry Conner's "Increase Essentials" is a welcome addition to my bee library and at...
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    Tried to take small nucs through and they were...

    Tried to take small nucs through and they were doing ok until winter set in this January. Should have combined more but didn't want to sort the Queens raised late. Raise my queens earlier next year....
  16. Thread: B & B Honey

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    My main supplier, Fastest delivery everytime....

    My main supplier, Fastest delivery everytime. Ships by Speedy Bee in the Mid West. Great service.
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    M Palmer, I feel like I am off posting on Pat's...

    M Palmer, I feel like I am off posting on Pat's Swarm Control with Northern Queens. Maybe a new Topic. Jerry
  18. Thread: Re-orientation

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    If my bees are in cluster for two or three weeks...

    If my bees are in cluster for two or three weeks due to cold weather will they re-orientate when weather breaks? Would like to move six hives 10 to twenty feet without usually tree branch and catch...
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    For my thin-foundation to stay straight in my cut...

    For my thin-foundation to stay straight in my cut comb honey shallow supers I use wedge top bar with divided bottom bars in my frames, brushy Mountain product. Never a complaint and have standing...
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    Michael Palmer, For my thin-foundation to stay...

    Michael Palmer, For my thin-foundation to stay straight in my cut comb honey shallow supers I use wedge top bar with divided bottom bars in my frames, brushy Mountain product. Never a complaint and...
  21. Thread: Nuc Queens

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    Thank You tecumseh, I have been moving much to...

    Thank You tecumseh, I have been moving much to fast. Using five frame Mediums and five frame deeps. As I grow older and slowly change over to all Mediums boxes. 45 to 60 days would allow me a lot...
  22. Thread: Nuc Queens

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    Maybe I should have asked How long do you keep a...

    Maybe I should have asked How long do you keep a new queen in a Nuc Box befour using her? To see her traits? Some of the answers I received are for an new queen with more development. My Nuc queens...
  23. Thread: Nuc Queens

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    As soon as I saw new capped brood in my nucs was...

    As soon as I saw new capped brood in my nucs was when I made my selections. Maybe I should have waited until I saw a brood pattern? The replaced marked old Queens with good patterns are not smashed...
  24. Thread: Nuc Queens

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    Selecting queens for requeening from my nucs? ...

    Selecting queens for requeening from my nucs?
    Only want Seven Queens for requeening but have Twelve Queens in the nuc boxes that are available. Which ones and How do you guys pick?? All are from...
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    BjornBee, Option #3, Into five frame nuc box....

    BjornBee, Option #3, Into five frame nuc box. Saturate your area with drones of your best colonies. one drone frame per hive from your best hives. Check for mites with Magnifying glass.
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