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  1. Thread: Russian queen

    by KDT1961
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    Re: Russian queen

    Ray Revis at http://www.revisrussians.com will have some in about 10 days, depending on the weather. He is in North Carolina and is part of the USDA Russian breeder program. His email is...
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    Re: Mate queen source

    Thanks! I sent him an email.
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    Mate queen source

    Does anyone know of a source of mated queens in the southeast, that has them in stock now?

    Thanks
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    USDA certified organic honey: real or fraud?

    I have been seeing honey on the shelves at stores, at local farmers markets, etc. with a green USDA certified organic label on it. They are priced significantly higher that other honey, and in my...
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    Waging war on small hive beetles

    Last year was our first year of Beekeeping, and we lost several hives to small hive beetles. I went after the problem in 3 steps. 1) Over the winter, I moved my bees to a different location in the...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to BSA that I will act as a mentor to scouts if BSA reinstates the Bekeeping Merit Badge. I am in Murrayville, Georgia. I was in Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts in Troop 99 in...
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    What would you do?

    First year beekeeping, with 9 hives in 8 frame mediums. Seven hives are doing great (3 to 5 supers), 2 have never made it out of the first super. Those queens are laying, but very small population....
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    Re: Question for first time splits

    My queens will all be in cages. My main question is should I pull the 5 frames of brood/nurse bees the night before I introduce the queen, or do it all at the same time? I don't know if there is an...
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    Question for first time splits

    I plan on making 3 splits this weekend using mated queens. I have 9 hives, and will pull 5 frames of brood/bees from 3 of these for my new 3 nucs. Should I pull the frames and introduce the queen...
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    Bee suit sizes for small women

    My wife and I are going to order bee suits. I am going to get the Betterbee premium suit for myself. I am having trouble finding suits that are sized to fit her. She is 5'3" and can wear kids...
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    We have been visiting and talking with other...

    We have been visiting and talking with other beekeepers in our area, 2 with large commercial operations. Their opinions range from climate, location and genetics, which I mentioned above. The...
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    Advice for new beek

    My wife and I are first year beekeepers. We put in 10 packages from March through April. These were small cell bee's purchased from a local commercial beekeeper. I put them in 8 frame medium...
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    I've watched small red ants walk right across...

    I've watched small red ants walk right across cinnamon.
    Last week, I sprinkled some powdered boric acid (that I use in my small hive beetle traps) around the bases of my hive stands, and it cut down...
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    I am new at this but have been working with a...

    I am new at this but have been working with a commercial beekeeper who has several hundred hives. I bought all the gear (suit, veil and gloves) early on, but find it gets in the way and have not...
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    I helped a friend install over 50 packages a...

    I helped a friend install over 50 packages a couple of weeks ago into nucs and mediums that were right next to each other. No problems with any of them.
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    Beekeeper killed for his honey

    It's a sad story. We interact with so many people in this business, but you never really know.

    Beekeeper murdered for his honey
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    How does that work out when installing a package...

    How does that work out when installing a package or moving a nuc into a larger hive? Is there anything special you do, besides leveling the hives to make sure they draw comb within the frame?...
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    Ross, It looks like your top pieces are cut at...

    Ross,
    It looks like your top pieces are cut at 45 degrees to center? Is that for running foundation free frames? (I'm new at this, so please bear with me.)
    Thanks,
    Dean
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