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  1. Re: are flying virgin queens always followed by a drone comet?

    The normal thing is for the queen to fly several miles away from you're hive & drones before mating. This is how they prevent inbreeding with drones that are related.
  2. Re: are flying virgin queens always followed by a drone comet?

    I don't think it was the queen either. The few times I've witnessed queens returning from flights it was around noon, a large number of drones returned to the hives with her.
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    Re: Source of Late Fall Varroa Load

    Mites reproduce more prolifically in drone brood producing at least one more daughter than they do in worker brood. Therefore a lack of drone brood does not explain the increase in mite numbers. It...
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    Re: How mutch honey is in a Med Super?

    30-35 lbs. it takes two med supers to fill a 5 gal bucket.
  5. Re: I Extracted Honey; What should I do with my frames?

    I spray mine with BT azawaii while they are still wet. then stack them with space underneath for air circulation.
    Put them back on the hives in the spring.
  6. Re: Why do they build only drone comb if I use foundationless next to foundation?

    You're bees need one or two frames of drones. Leave them there & the next frames will be drawn for worker brood.
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    Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    The vinyl window on my wax melter hasn't fallen apart yet. Been using it a couple years.
    It gets over 200F
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    The motor on mine always ran hot, don't let that trouble you.
  9. Re: Whats better for winter store build up? Eucalyptus or tar weed?

    Like Coyote Creek said its still early for the euc.
  10. Re: Main Nectar Flow Clues in Northern California/Sacramento Area

    Its looking like I might get a couple buckets max from 14 hives this year. I'll need to do some feeding this fall.
    Didn't feel the quake, a friend in Napa lost several antiques off shelves, & had a...
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    Stupid question, the honey gate was open wasn't it?
  12. Re: Is a queen really worth 3 times their weight than gold.

    If we where kinder to our queens we wouldn't need to buy as many from you.
  13. Thread: MAQS/SBB

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    Re: MAQS/SBB

    I've heard they last much longer if kept in the freezer.
  14. Thread: New to Forum

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    Re: New to Forum

    Welcome
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Ohio!

    There are several hams on beesource. Put you're call sign into you're signature file & they will find you.
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    Re: SF Bay Area Beekeepers Forum

    Good luck
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Ohio!

    Welcome, I grew up in Avon
  18. Re: Is $370 good price for 2 deeps full of bees and 2 honey supers?

    Just figure the value of the wood ware to you. Bees in the fall aren't worth as much as they are in the spring. They have a 30% chance of being dead in the spring according to statistics.
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Closest thing to a non treatment/treatment would be to remove or confine the queen for 21 days.
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    Re: SF Bay Area Beekeepers Forum

    Hi, My name is Dan, & I'm a beeaholic.
  21. Thread: Honey weight???

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    Re: Honey weight???

    The hard question is how to figure the sq. in. of a trapezoid.
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    Re: Shafted on Shipping

    I understand you it could have been sent USPS priority for under $5. Don't think the other $15 is an exceptable service charge.
  23. Re: what size hardware cloth for screened bottom

    Smaller than 8 or 1/8" might not allow the mites to fall through easily.
    Orchard Supply hardware by me sells it, Brushy Mountain bee supply has it also
  24. Re: DO I need to treat first year package bees for mites?

    Looks like 90F was about the highest temp seen in this trial. But that was 15 days in, it was about 75F at the start.
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/an-early-summer-test-of-mite-away-quick-strips/
  25. Thread: Honey extractor?

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    Re: Honey extractor?

    This sounds like a challenge, we all need to go to Nebraska for this one.
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