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    Re: need help please made stupid mistake

    went to the farm at first light this morning, about 5:00am. i did tape up and wear my hoodie in case of a repeat. drove the remaing way to the hive stand,took the top off the brood nest put honey...
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    Re: need help please made stupid mistake

    thanks steven, good to know somebody else has done that. think i've had enough tonight. supposed to get down to 40 tonight. will attempt at the break of dawn. hope they hold cluster little longer....
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    need help please made stupid mistake

    had kind of a hot hive in the back lot. it stung the missus while working in the garden last month. she swelled for two day's. she took another sting couple of days ago. i decided they have to go....
  4. Thread: Nicot system

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    Re: Nicot system

    the nicot system works. i used it for my first batch of queens. getting ready to make a second. i will be using the nicot and grafting.
    the only problem i see with the nicot is the beginning steps,...
  5. Thread: grafting?

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    Re: grafting?

    i paid 70 bucks for the system because i was intimidated by grafting and i thought this was the way to go. the system works, after a few queens, queen rearing piqued my interest even further and...
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    Re: grafting?

    so you go down the side of the cell and then try to go under as you make the turn. do i understand that right? i was going straight in the bottom and trying to scoop up, most flipped over on me, i...
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose my next book to read!

    i've read all three of Lawrence Conners books in the last month. i would recomend increase essentials, i think i got the most out of that one. Queen rearing essentials is also a good one, after...
  8. Thread: grafting?

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    grafting?

    made my first queens using the nicot system. yesterday, i tried my first hand at grafting using a chinese grafting needle. i had several flip over. i kept going into the bottom and trying to lift the...
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    Re: Small Cell Foundation for Beginners (Why Not?)

    beecurious i just stated my experience this year. i'm not against any of it. also these were both russian packages ( not regressed, i'm sure ). i assumed one queen did not like the small cell and...
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    frame removal for grafting

    if i remove a frame for grafting, and wrap it in a damp towel to keep it from drying out, how long do i have before i need to return it to the hive? do i safely have one hour to graft, two, three?...
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    Re: Small Cell Foundation for Beginners (Why Not?)

    i studied the whole small cell - natural cell thing last winter. wanted to see for myself. so this year i bought 2 packages. started one on fp-120, started one foundationless. i hived these 2...
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    letting a starter nuc also fnish

    does anyone let there starter hive also finish their cells? last time i used a cloak board, and this is my second attempt. can i not just make a strong queenless nuc, put the graft in and let them...
  13. Thread: pin cell cups

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    pin cell cups

    does anyone else have trouble with pin cell cups falling out of grooved cell bar? is there a trick to putting them in? thanks
  14. Thread: cellbuilder nuc

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    cellbuilder nuc

    can you use a nuc box for a cellbuilder if your only starting 15-20 cells? can you build it strong enough, and then split it into 3 frame nucs for your queen cells? i'm starting my second attempt at...
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    Re: mixing foundationless?

    when i started this last month, i made a split into a deep with drawn comb. since i've added 2 medium with foundationless, 1 at a time of course. queen is laying in all three very nicely. i wasn't...
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    Re: vital part of nicot system

    checked builder today. don't think i had it built strong enough. i do have 1 beautiful cell though on my first attempt. i'm tickled to death. will probly start another round monday.
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    Re: vital part of nicot system

    transfered 10 cells today. made my cellbuilder up yesterday. i don't think i started my cell builder hive soon enough, we will find out soon. this is my first attempt at rearing queens, so i'm still...
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    cloake board-cell builder?

    when using the cloake board method for a cell builder, is it ok to leave a honey super on or should it be removed? and why?
    thanks
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    Re: vital part of nicot system

    that's baically what i did Grant. i found her and marked on my second attempt. put her between 2 queen exluders so she would be easier to find when i came back. i let the frame in there for 24 hours...
  20. Re: Kentucky and surrounding states sourwood nectar flow

    i'm with mike, main flow over in our area. i spun a super yesterday, go back for 2 more today. i read somewhere Ky, is lowest producing honey state. i never found out if that was from a lack of...
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    Re: rookie queen marking

    i've been marking queens all summer. the same thing happened to me a couple day's ago. i felt dumb. queen is doing well and still laying as of today.
    she'll probly be alright.
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    vital part of nicot system

    you must be able to find the queen. after 95+ temps the other day and melting down in my suit i gave up. finally went back today, found the queen, marked her, put her between two excluders. will go...
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    mixing foundationless?

    has anybody mixed 1 box drawn comb and added another foundationless?
    just wondering if you start with regular cell comb and add a box of foundationless has anyone noticed a difference in the queen...
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    Re: Honey Super Question

    i don't know if it really makes any difference or not, but i was taught to put the new super under the drawn one. i'm sure both way's work fine.
  25. Thread: Bee stings

    by olky
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    Re: Bee stings

    for some rerason they like my knuckles. i don't get stung very much, but its alway's in the knuckles. right in the joint. last week one got me and the back of my hand swole up. went down the next...
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