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    Re: Want to make just a few queens

    Beepro- your timeline is wrong, if you want to move cells 10 days after a cell is capped, you are a couple days late. You should recheck your queen grafting schedule. Cells emerge 7 days after...
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    Re: Mobile cell incubator kit?

    No expierence with it, but I have a reptipro 6000 that has an option for 12v dc with a car 12v power cord. I believe that I paid around 200 for it 2 years ago. Works well at home and the car, but no...
  3. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Putting a few.cells into a.nuc would be a good way to move a small number of cells, but don't try.to move a bunch that way. I'm sure most folks are moving cells in a still air or other type of egg...
  4. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Build a holder that keeps the cells vertical, not horizontal and keep them between 88-92 degrees. Most people that pick up cells will transport in an incubator with himidity near 40 or so percent. ...
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    Re: Bottom board usage?

    Mine are all on bottom boards and the 2 way pallets. A little extra weight but it fits my operation. To each their own I guess.
  6. Re: When to start feeding pollen patties in northeast ?

    Enj.
    You could always do a split and the recombine the hives to help draw out new combs. Also a shanken swarm could help you to get some.new combs built. Opening the broodnest is a labor intensive...
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    If he has any number of hives for 4 years without a single loss, he either has the best genetics possible or he has skills beyond belief.
    There maybe something to his minimal intrusion of his...
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    So do you take medication for every known illness? Probably not. Why treat a hive for something that they aren't suffering from? That's plain dumb, both financially and in theoretical sense.
    I...
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    This is a great case of why penicillin doesnt work for many baby boomers anymore. Tossing antibiotics at a problem that doesn't require treatment does nothing but make the bacteria more resistant to...
  10. Re: Has anyone used www.fastbees.net to order bees?

    At 250 for a nuc and 90 for a.queen, I'd pass and keep trying. Look around the web, call bee supply places, we still.get packages and nucs in mid may, so you should be able to.also, and quite a bit...
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    Re: Migratory covers

    Most guys that use migratory covers move their bees, usually to a warm climate during the winter, when moisture is a problem. Its not really a problem in warm months. Mice also happen, just make the...
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    Re: How much to charge for drone brood?

    I now know what to do with drone layers that come in package bees, I just need to tap into the right market!
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    Re: AFB Identification

    The bees should be killed prior to burning the hive as BMAC said. Sad to lose a hive, yes, but much better than losing a yard of 50 or more hives.
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    -24*f right now in cattaraugus county before wind chill factored in. Luckily just a very slight breeze
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    Re: AFB Identification

    The cure for afb is kerosene and a match.
    Oh diesel works also. Not worth messing with tylan, burn the hive and rid your operation of that stuff. No need to spread it to all your hives.
    To the...
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    Re: Inner Cover - Southern California

    You should use the inner cover if using a telescoping cover. It makes taking the telescoping covee off easier as the bees. won't glue it down with propolis.
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    Not saying that a person can't get 100% wintering rate around here, but I can tell you that no one has 100% wintering rate every year, with any configuration. I would question anything that person...
  18. Re: Varroa mesh floor: liked or loathed by honeybees?

    Don't tell my bees that they were supposed to die in 14 days! I run sbb with galvanized mesh and I haven't seen a dramatic increase in dead bees. I don't wash the screen when I first use it either.
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    Vance, 2 years ago I treated 2 yards with fumigillian and left 2 untreated. I treated in may, and took spore counts in july. Spore counts came back from beltsville lab and I had a 9x higher spore...
  20. Re: Big population hive . Management to achive that

    Cristian-

    I think you should heedthe advice given in the 3 secrets of commercial beekeeping. Your long list of questions can be answered with expierence, but it still will come down to what you...
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    Re: making beehive pallets

    I use a good exterior grade paint that I bought at lowes as a mis tint. I believe its valspar storm.coat. it retails about 150 for 5 gallons, but mistints can be had for.about 25.
    I paint the...
  22. Re: Big population hive . Management to achive that

    I don't think there are too many guys taking 1 frame for a nuc and making multiple supers before fall. Maybe the next season, but not the same year.
    Try watching michael palmers videos from the...
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    Re: Weight scale exemptions

    Any vehicle with a gvwr of 10000+ pounds, and in commerce, requires a usdot number. if you are running a dot marked vehicle, its just easier to run a log than not, because its not worth it to have...
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    Re: Comb Honey from Goldenrod Flow?

    I wouldnt say it was impossible, given the correct circumstances, but my girls dont like to draw a lot of comb on our fall flow. I have a hard time getting them to draw much after the summer flow is...
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    Re: whole sale

    I believe beeline apiaries starts their dealer discounts with aninitial $5k order and the price per unit goes down as more units are ordered. I maybe wrong but I believe thats what it was, a few...
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