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    Re: Bee Weaver bees/calmness

    I have bought there bees for 4 yrs. for a specific be yard. I usually blow thru my hives 15 minutes tops and never had a problem except 1 time I contacted Laura and she sent 3 to replace the 1 queen....
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    Re: nuc contracts

    I sold 45 nucs last year with great success. In talking to customers on follow ups 2 of them failed before fall the customers stayed in touch and I gave advice when it was needed no charge. Free bees...
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    Re: How close is to close for hives?

    I have 10 hives within spittin distance of my porch.
  4. Re: Well, it is winter and I have a mouse in my hive!

    Kill it and dont give it a thought.
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    Re: Queen catcher clips

    Buy a queen muff and use your finders I injured more than anything. Have to be precise and get them in before the close. Use your fingers a lot faster.
  6. Thread: Frame jig

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    Re: Frame jig

    I made my own out of cardboard for 20 min of my timeglue and sissors I can do 70 at a time and made a big difference. Later
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    Virginia beehive grant program

    I have been reading the information on the Virginia site concerning the beehive grant program. It seems there is to much politics and not enough common sense. So far everyone I have talk to is saying...
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    Glenn Apiaires Going out of Business

    In a conversation with Tom He let me know that they were retireing and will be taking no orders for 2013. I made my order for some remaining queens. The bee community has just lost a pure strain of...
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    Re: Trading Honey....anyone up for it?

    Send me your e-mail I have blackberry honey. A quart for a quart.
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    Re: Back pain relief?

    Google isometric exercises and when you start you will hurt after a couple of weeks you will notice a difference. Do them 2 times dailey after a while the muscles that are bands around your back will...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain - Free Shipping (sorta)

    Mannlake sent me a 18 frame extractor by truck and free shipping.
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    Re: How does Mann Lake do it?

    No complaints here very good to work with and if you have a problem they fix it ASAP and free shipping to boot.
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    Re: Queen breeders

    .Get up with canoemaker he raises the same strain of bees your interested in. He is a member of my bee club in Southwest Virginia stand up guy. Hope this helps.
  14. Re: Bee Removals and Swarms - Some Start Up Questions??

    You better think about liability side of it. Legal agreement notarized etc. to keep you from being sued. A person tell you one thing and do the opposite and don't think a person won't have a...
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    Re: Bee Weaver bees/calmness

    I bought 3 in July no complaints here all 3 hives are very strong. Went into winter with large cluster and plenty of honey reserves if it is not another warm winter. Ya aggressive behavior and...
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    Re: How many frames

    I use 4 frames and a indoor feeder by the time I sell remove feeder add new frame they will build it out fast. Food as a convenience keep the queen fat and lot of calories they will use building all...
  17. Re: Pa beekeepers, do U insulate hives and/or top covers?

    Really depends cold temperature. If you use roofing felt around here I never wrap mine I just get them out of the wind. I have done it before and I have the hive and hive body and a bucket feeder....
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    Re: Good queen or weak queen?

    That is what I would do is add bees if there is not very many bees in the hive and that will probably know in 2 weeks. Good Luck
  19. Re: Use Cleo Hogan traps....

    If you trap out all the bees yes the hive will colapse. Just as sure as we use this sight the 1st drone in the spring that smells that sweet oh my there will be a new swarm to take up residents so...
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    Re: Tigers from russels

    No idea but a question for you.Is the Tiger what russells advertises that they combat the hive beetle? How good of a job to they do?
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    Re: Good queen or weak queen?

    Questions need answered.When you put brood in how many bees did you put in the hive? Off the top of my head yes they do slow down but if you don't have enough bees to keep the brood warm my...
  22. Re: African Bees or Not? Need Advice Soon Please.

    Requeen as soon as possible so you don't have to worry and no one has to worry about getting hurt.
  23. Re: Trying to sell in a local hobby store, ran into some... problems.

    Sounds like a hatefull bitter old lady. Tell her the next time she talks the talk she can hire a attorney and you will see her in court cause she is definately a fool.
  24. Anyone have problems with yellowjackets this yr.

    For the last 3 days I have yellowjackets all around my hives. Today a hive actually went on the attack due to the little pests trying to rob the hive. They were washboarding and flat out killing them...
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    Re: Help with Swarm queen

    Your virgin did you put her in a nuc with the same bees she hatched from if you did probably be ok. If there is brood in there I wouldn't worry about moveing her 12 miles cause those bees won't...
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