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    Virgin Queens in Packages?

    Hi all,

    I have had packages for many years now. Today almost 3 weeks after hiving them I checked on some and found that a few of them had no brood what so ever. Finding this odd I looked and found...
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    I went to sneeze and one got sucked up my nose pretty far.....stung me. Made me sneeze for 45min straight. Not fun!
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    Propolis Market?

    Does anybody got a line on a good place to sell this stuff? I was getting 125 a pound locally but I want to move it faster than I am. Don't want to make 8 bucks a pound through some of the mail order...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Fat bee man has good videos on youtube....
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    Re: buying foundation

    At the going rate of beeswax foundation (1.25-1.80) I paid for the wax roller (2k) in a couple months. The only way to get it cheaper is to do it yourself. Once you have made it, you understand why...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    They use up the resources during the winter and the cluster is smaller in early spring. This is the only time I get rid of a box or two is too concentrate the bees in early spring so they keep brood...
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    I am pretty sure you have to call up for stuff like that. Its probably not on the website, its more for commercial sales.
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    It is Aluminum screen that is coated with black epoxy, from New York Wire
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    Hi Lloyd,

    Thanks for the tip! I called they said they didn't sell it anymore but they did tell me where they got it and what they used.

    Thank you everybody for the help!


    Willie
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    Re: buying foundation

    I make my own foundation with a foundation roller. You can get away with un-wired foundation as long as the sheet is thick enough
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    Re: Nice NUC box

    I had the same question. I came to the conclusion way cheaper to build than to buy but I have tools so I made about 200 of them this winter. Got white pine for 70 cents a foot so I figured why not...
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    Re: Maple tree pollen and nectar

    Maples are blooming like crazy here this year. However its been really cold so its useless to the bees. Got them cranking with 2 gallon bucket feeders
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    The first table saw I purchased couldn't fit 3/4" stack so I had to do 2 passes to get the right width. Very time consuming. The only way I found a saw that had a long enough arbor that was...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    I stopped reversing boxes. What happens is the bee population decreases through the winter so there is alot of open space. I take the empty boxes off so the bees are concentrated. This prevents...
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    I have alot of free wood and its a good winter project when I am building equipment. I have the canning machine and all that, plus I'm a beekeeper so I gotta be cheap. With pretty much a full wood...
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    Hi Michael,

    I actually would like to do it long term so I don't have to keep building them. Poking a hole is exactly the problem I am trying to avoid. Angry customers aren't fun!

    Where the...
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    Re: Mini frame assembly

    I use 1 1/4 staples through tops and sides. I also made all my frames out of scrap wood/ kindling. I go cheap beacuse the mini nucs get alot of abuse. If the frames are spaced nice without foundation...
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    Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    I am going to build some (ok alot) of package bee cages to produce package bees. Does anybody know the type of screen that is commonly used? I know its a 10 mesh or smaller screen but of what type of...
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    Re: This was an easy cutout.

    Nice, I had one this year in an Ash tree about 20 feet up. About 2 feet across and like 5 pounds of bees. Everybody told me they were Africanized, they are some of the gentlest bees I have ever...
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    Re: Queenless Hive!

    I would take your loses now. Save the bees and combine them with another hive.
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    Re: mouse guards?

    I just use a strip of 1/2 inch hardware cloth jammed in the entrance. Works great, and allows ventilation and alot of room for the bees to get around the corpses.
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    Re: Mini Mating Nucs For Sale

    Ah genious, I knew it had to be an easy solution! Heres the other pic also.http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r651/Whodoo99/MiniNuc20132_zps6e276cdd.jpg
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    Re: Mini Mating Nucs For Sale

    Hi guys,

    Apparently my last post from earlier today got flagged. Any ideas how to post pics in the post? It won't let me add pictures directly in the post. Here's the links:

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    Re: Mini Mating Nucs For Sale

    Yeah pics would be good to have wouldn't it? I couldn't get the picture uploader on Beesource to work so I have links to my photobucket:
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    Mini Mating Nucs For Sale

    I have been working in the wood shop since its gotten cold. I have a number of mini mating nucs for sale. All nucs come with 5 frames. $30+shipping. I am near Chicago for those who would like to pick...
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