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  1. Re: Drawing Comb - recycling cappings into hive.

    :thumbsup: I have heard fry daddy's work well, but have no experience with them.
  2. Re: Drawing Comb - recycling cappings into hive.

    I melt my cappings wax (because it's good clean disease free wax) in an old crock pot and paint it onto plastic foundation. They draw it out in a hurry! A few years ago I painted a "DW" on a piece of...
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    Re: Black Hairless Virus conibued

    What you are describing could also be robbing. Check your hive first thing in the morning before bees are flying and see if these black bees are still present.
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    Storing Honey Sticks

    How do you all store your honey sticks? Will they crystallize if not frozen or have they been heated enough they will stay liquid? Thanks.
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    Cordovan Italian

    These queens are out of Joe Latshaw Italian stock and are open mated in my mating yards flooded with overwintered Carniolan colonies. The overwintered colonies have a diverse background of genetics...
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    Re: Mating queens

    I run a 21 day cycle and have 3 mating yards, one for each week. Smaller nucs do use less resources but are a pain to keep stocked/balanced perfect. Larger nucs are easier to maintain but require a...
  7. Re: Can I use Modern Pressure treated DADO splinters in my smoker?

    Not knowing anything about the chemicals now used, I wouldn't use it. How do those chemicals react with other chemicals found in the hive. Pesticides, fungicides, etc...
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    1 queen 2 boxes. I super my nucs just like you would a strong hive.
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    I overwinter a bunch of nucs and am still making them up. Two frames of brood and thin syrup. I can usually get them to 6 to 8 combs by winter. I double stack the nucs and drill a vent hole in the...
  11. Re: Best time to graft, morning or evening?

    Doesn't matter as far as I can tell. Graft young larvae and keep them from drying out and you'll do fine.
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    Re: Should I requeen?

    Give them 2 weeks and you should have eggs. Try to leave them alone for two weeks so you don't disrupt mating flights and normal hive behavior. If no eggs after 2 weeks, requeen.
  13. Re: 5 NUCS ready and NO QUEENS (HELP)

    Lay down queen excluders and combine those frames of bees back on top of queen right colonies. When your queens come pull the frames back off. Queen will be in the bottom box, your frames will be...
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    Re: Nail polish for marking?

    I mark hundreds of queens a year using the "painters" pens from walmart. They work great, are cheap and last for the life of the queen.
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    Re: Why are my queen cells so small?

    Crowded cell builder full of nurse bees, plenty of foragers, plenty of feed, and no open brood in the cell builder besides the queen cells results in nice fat cells.

    How I do it. 10 days before I...
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    Re: II Breeder queens

    Are you allowing these nucs to grow to full size colonies or are you manageing them to stay nucs?
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    Re: II Breeder queens

    It was recommended that I allow the II breeders to build up more into a larger to full size colony. The constant manipulation of a nuc throws off the colonies balance. Makes sense.
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    Re: II Breeder queens

    Thanks I will look into that article. The problem I'm having with breeders isn't initial acceptance or productivity, it's how long they last. But, after talking to a breeder today and getting some...
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    Re: II Breeder queens

    How do you all house your II breeder queens?
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    II Breeder queens

    How long do your II breeder queens last? I have complete mixed results with breeder queens. You either A.) order them in the fall to take the risk of them dying in the winter or being superseded as...
  21. Re: What's the best method for shipping queens ?

    And hold for pickup at the post office, unless specified otherwise from the purchaser. I don't want queens sitting in a black mail box all day.
  22. Re: What's the best method for shipping queens ?

    I ship USPS, but they do loose queens. Insurance is a joke. Be prepared if they loose a package of queens to replace at your expense/time. I use express shipping only unless local. When you print...
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    Re: candy for queen cages

    I also use powdered sugar and corn syrup. Once I get it to a decent consistency I microwave it for 15 or 20 seconds and add more powdered sugar. When I roll the glob of it into a ball I want to...
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    Re: Handling an II breeder queen ?

    I keep all mine in 5 frame nucs that have about 2 to 3 frames of brood in it at any given time. Late summer I give them a 5 frame deep super on top and winter them the same as I do the rest of my...
  25. Re: Where to place Queen Cells in mating nucs..

    All my mating nucs are fed with a quart jar in the lid. I pull the jar and plant the cell directly under the jar without taking off the lid. The broid frames are always placed directly under the...
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