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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    -4, & -25 windchill here south of Roch. tomorrow is supposed to be -10.
  2. Re: Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    Ian, are you planning on using your cell starter for multiple batches? If you are where on your calendar do you reload the starter with capped brood?
  3. Re: Anyone ever use Kreg Jig for there boxes?

    are you making a rabbet joint, or a butt joint? or a combination of both?

    I think using the Kreg jig screws would be a little more pricey than I would do. I can't imagine how it would be faster...
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    Re: Hello from western New York

    Greetings! I have been through Scio a time or three. Not enough New Yorkers @ this great site!
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I think accepts failure as a "student" a stubbornly determined student is how I view myself.
    Most appreciative to the well intended counsel of everyone here.

    Pro 13:20
    He that walketh with wise...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Seems to me if grafting a certain age larvae needs to be tested that Old Timer, or Michael Palmers, or even a Jenter system method of containing the queen in a three frame containment cage & pulling...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    I spend a lot of time on youtube. Renewable energy has been my latest quest. It could be that being trapped inside, I am overly stir crazy trying to learn things that would help in my pursuits of...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    johno, I am not using anything. I posted this to see if anyone found this interesting & possibly augment their setup. I hope to take info & make one @ some point. I didn't expect to only be a...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    I'm glad you're waiting for the experts, cuz I ain't one. I too was hoping someone in the know would make suggestions on how to do something like this. I have a few bears in my neighborhood. I have a...
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    pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8J9_yv2grM#t=74

    This & my solar battery charger would be good idea to keep charger goin
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    No stores overhead?

    Cluster moves better horizontally than verticly?
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Michael when do you pull Queen #2 for the winter & what do you do w/her? Overwinter nuc?
    Better yet what does your end of season management of 2 queen colony look like including winter stores?
    ...
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    Re: Thumbs up to Better Bee

    I left Betterbee a few years ago. Ordered some stuff there last year & am happy to report that I will be going back. Treated like a valued customer....wow!
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Welcome! You will love this site for sure. I read it like the newspaper....actually I read it way more.

    Where is Broome County?
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Thanks for the links. I had intended to try this with my 30 frame, now I may sister up a couple of my others. I like the access to drone frames.
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    If one queen fails on a side, a frame of young larvae & they should make a new queen.

    Michael this side by that you haven't tried yet....the benefit is a stronger pheromone? Otherwise what's the...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    after the excluders are removed in fall.

    Both the vertical & the honey super excluders need to be removed or just the honey super excluder?
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    MBC:

    At this point I doubt anyone loves the bees a lot more than me, that is why I am glad he is helping me. I need to focus on profitable business until I can make the bee bizz more profitable....
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    sanding Dowboard? is this a piano? ;-)
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    "Unfortunately I didn't operate the bees as an independent business in years past, so I don't have P&L's or averages to work off of. I could probably go back and look at equipment costs, packages,...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    My intentions were to maintain my current remodeling business & work my farm & bees part time to help my kids through college. I grew way too fast, had almost no cost effective help, & have put...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    Tablesaw for sure. WEAR A MASK!!
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Odfrank, I have enough equipment for 200+ hives, some is stacked on pallets outside. sorry I didn't mention that. I would expand my not being used inventory shed to a 16'x20'x10' if the profits would...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    I have a dedicated area of 12'x24' extracting room + 10'x12'x10' tall shed for equipment. I think I could run 300 hives with that.
    What # of hives are you running now & what is your P&L averages...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Specialkayme. I started w/2 hives 09. did some math & thought I would go big or stay home. I have found that after getting to 80 hives there are a lot of variables that make "an average" elusive....
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