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    Re: Beekeeper out of convenience

    "Now I have my own hive "

    Welcome Kelly. As the bee colony in your wall is non-accessible you really don't have a hive; the bees have just taken up residence. Remove them from the wall and put...
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    Re: Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    Mann Lake Ltd.
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    Re: can robbing be genetic?

    Italians wrote the book.
  4. Thread: allenby

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    Re: allenby

    I'm a little further south. Santa Fe region. Welcome
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    Re: Hive turned mean

    I have one yard that has definately built up to a fever pitch with nectar collection. Currently my flow is still very strong with alfalfa. I am fortunate that my locations are very condusive to a...
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    Re: Hive turned mean

    There was a thread here not long ago that I participated in regarding a laying queen reaching the so called "layers" of sperm deposited by numerous drones during mating. If she managed to mate...
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    Re: Mann Lake 18/9 vs Maxant 20/10 Extractor

    Maxant is 4-5 weeks out on their basic extractor? Hmmmmm..Have you checked with one of their retail outlets they sell to? You would not be disappointed with the Maxant 20. All their equipment is...
  8. Thread: New Bottler

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    Re: New Bottler

    Maxant

    Well i'm open to any scratch and dent items so if one of the guys happens to drop something in the shop sometime soon..well....i'd be interested.
  9. Thread: New Bottler

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    Re: New Bottler

    Sorry I need to edit my own thread. The Maxant tank by price comparison is the 600-5 at $1575.00 I currently have the Maxant 600-2 and 600-3 bottlers.
  10. Thread: New Bottler

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    New Bottler

    I'm in the market for another heated bottlying tank. Been looking at the Dadant 70 gal. (850 lb.) heated tank ($1,815) less the bottlying valve. Looks like a pretty choice except for the plastic...
  11. Re: Coal black and dark Forrest green pollen..

    propolis
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    Re: re-liquifying honey

    I'm with papa, I have right on my rear label, DO NOT MICROWAVE.
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    Re: Labeling of Honey

    welcome to the world of adulturated honey. Either by ignorance, accident or intentional its still the same thing. 60% of the honey on our store shelves is most likely the same thing. Just a fact.
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    Re: Pricing Honey

    Farmers Market pricing here is right at $10.00 per lb. I sell wholesale by the case (12 lb. jars) at $72.00. I have several 50 case a year accounts. Next year i'll probably go up a little. For me...
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    Walter Kelley Customer Service

    I emailed Walter Kelley bee supply twice over the last two weeks regarding the purchase of a fairly expensive piece of equipment asking for some more product informaton and specs on the equipment. ...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Peter I couldn't agree more with your statement about introducing queens into a weak nuc first and then combining them with the queenless colony you wish to make queenright. This has become standard...
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    Re: When to harvest honey

    If the honey is ripened and mostly capped pull it off and extract it so you can give the wet comb back to them. Maybe they'll make you some more. Having said that, you need to make sure that your...
  18. Re: Aha, it's not just me, NH seems to be having a problem with honey supply

    Location, location, location
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    Re: Uncapping question

    There are quite a few different ways to remove wax from a frame of honey to extract. An un-capping fork is one and a "capping scratcher" is another. There is a distinct difference. Really is no...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Waynesgarden


    Muchas Gracis Sir, as they say case closed.
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Dave I don't recall ever commenting on anything to do with your attemps to re-queen a hive. You questioned my statement remember. I was just trying to educate you a little but lets let it go ok. ...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Didn't think I would find it right away Dave but I did...

    "Anarchistic bees" (laying workers) are ever present but usually in small enough numbers to not cause a problem and are simply policed by...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    well dave we're all entitled to our opinions, but the vast majority of knowledgeable beekeepers are most likely going to disagree with you.
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    Re: Sundance Bottom Mount Pollen Traps

    Thanks Rader I checked it out. Shippings a little steep at $27.30 for 2 trpas but whats cheap anymore. LOL
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    and lets not forget that all queenright hives most likely have many laying workers.
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