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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.
  22. Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    In the 10 years I have kept bees the best advice I got from an old beekeeper was to get rid of your beesuit. At first I would get stung alot but after awhile when you learn to read the bees and how...
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