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    Re: Best time to put on roller cages?

    Thanks for getting back to me.
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    Re: Best time to put on roller cages?

    Hey Michael, I am not using an incubator and the cells are too big in diameter by the time day 10 rolls around would you advise trimming them.
  3. Re: five for five introducing newly hatched virgins

    [QUOTE Do you have a link to that video? What is her you tube channel?[/QUOTE]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhUrIAcA3eQ

    Hope this works, if not go to youtube and type in " Direct releasing...
  4. Re: five for five introducing newly hatched virgins

    I've had 100% success introducing virgins using Lauri's method. If you look on youtube she has a video showing how to introduce a virgin by pulling a frame of honey and releasing the newly hatched...
  5. Re: Don't ever get to big for your britches or count your chickens before they hatch

    Matt I could go on for pages, every time I get too big for my britches I inevitably get knocked down again. I have been doing reasonably well with grafting on the first three tries. The fourth, I go...
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    Best time to put on roller cages?

    Quick question.... is there any harm in putting on roller cages just after cells are capped. I find if I wait until a day or two before cells are scheduled to hatch, the cells are to big for the...
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    David,

    This is my second year at trying to be a beekeeper. I am raising my own queens now for increase. I tried the Cloake board method and had mediocre results. I read your article on the five...
  8. Re: How do you apply the lemon grass oil or swarm commander on a swarm trap?

    Take a small piece of cotton-like material and put a few drops on it and put in in the box. I put mine on the floor near the entrance.
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    Re: One small success, one giant step!

    Try again! So far 2 of the seven have hatched; one cell that I thought did not take hatched out into the queen less cell builder so I actually had 8 out of 12 take. Luckily the rest of my unhatched...
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    Re: One small success, one giant step!

    Thanks for all the positive feedback. My second round of queens are hatching. My challenge now is to get a higher percentage on my grafts!
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    One small success, one giant step!

    Tried grafting a dozen queens using the Cloake board method and a strong over wintered hive. Out of 12 grafts, I had 2 take(discouraging!) I had one hatch early (into a roller cage) and left it in...
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Are the included mites considered sprinkles? LOL :) Whoops this should have been attached to the post of selling drone brood for bunches of money!
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Hi Dunit,
    I tried Lauri's method of using a partial sheet of foundation in a frame. I put 1/3 of a sheet of foundation in the middle of a frame with the intention of boosting my local population of...
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Cool, my Chickens would love that.
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Thanks, makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    What's the best/easiest way to get rid of the Pupae if your using it for IPM?
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    God Bless you Phil!
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    I've saved my large (1.5 gallon) liquid laundry detergent bottles, the kind that have a push down spigot on them. I mix syrup in a 15 gallon tub, dip a 2 gallon bucket and fill these bottles. My...
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    Re: How do you feed

    Beepro
    I live not too far from you, my bees are hardly using any syrup but are really going through sub; you might want to ditch the sugar blocks use more patties. I fed sub yesterday and most of my...
  20. Re: Booming to Broodless in 3 weeks! Buckeye or something else. Help!

    Mostly Italians, I found some backfilling, a few empty queen cups. We actually had a swarm a couple of days ago which we captured. The hives have plenty of room. I also found just empty comb where...
  21. Booming to Broodless in 3 weeks! Buckeye or something else. Help!

    Full inspection on 18 hives yesterday. Last inspection on 4-15, all were booming with brood, pollen, nectar. After inspection yesterday, some hives completely normal, good brood, honey, nectar...
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    Re: Buckeye is blooming hard.

    Same here, lots of buckeye, luckily I live by Sutter Creek and there's tons of other stuff blooming. I'm going for a hike this morning, and see if the bees are working the buckeye or not. I just got...
  23. Re: Two newly installed packages behaving completely different

    WRLCPA,
    Keep your head up. I am a complete newbie. I installed six packages for the first time this year and they are all booming. The best advice I can give you is try to accumulate some frames...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 19th here. Had a wild bunch move into an oak tree on my property that had had a colony living in it for the last 9 years, swarmed and didn't make it last year, and the neighbors had another...
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    Sticky: First Wild Swarm

    Neighbors called with a swarm high in an oak tree yesterday. I put a trap out , scouts were checking it out. Hopefully they'll move in today. Happy Easter everyone!
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