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    Re: Height of mating nucs

    Mine are fairly low to the ground. I built a caging bench to sit on while I cage and has storage for the caged queens
  2. Thread: Moth balls

    by VidaliaBee
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    Re: Moth balls

    Use Paramoth crystals. The mothballs you get from Wally World will contaminate your equipment and eventually kill your bees.
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    Re: Dividing a hive

    Whenever I split a hive, I make sure to move the old queen with the split to a yard at least 2 miles away for a few days before I move it back to the original yard. The bees in the original hive are...
  4. Re: Having queen trouble,need some advice please.

    I put the cells in the nucs and leave them alone for at least a week.
  5. Thread: Here goes!!

    by VidaliaBee
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    Re: Here goes!!

    Lots of things require careful attention.

    In my opinion, adequate nutrition in the cell starter/finishers is the most important and the most easily overlooked part of raising queen cells...
  6. Thread: Here goes!!

    by VidaliaBee
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    Here goes!!

    All,

    I have a small queen operation near Vidalia, GA. I have been keeping bees for 5 years, raising queens for 3 years, and even shook a few packages this year.

    This began as a hobby...I...
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