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  1. Thread: Raising queens

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    Re: Raising queens

    In the Medford area, some Aprils have temperatures warm enough in the last week or 10 days for the queens to get mated. Some people try to push it and may succeed on any given year.

    If you...
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    Re: Beekeepers in Moscow?

    Here are links to bee supplies. Perhaps you could contact them to see if there are any clubs or beekeepers who could help you. Do you speak Russian?

    http://pchelovodstvokursk.ru/page/5622...
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    Re: Wire Embedder for almost nothing?

    Hi!

    I just used a spare computer power supply. I may have done a couple hundred frames, but it is still holding together. I am using the 3.3 volts wires. On an ATX power supply one would need...
  4. Thread: MAQS Checkbacks

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    Re: MAQS Checkbacks

    For those of you using the MAQS, I am trying to see if there is anything else which may be a variable which could contribute to queen loss. Does the time of day make a difference in the...
  5. Thread: support pins

    by LBEE
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    Re: support pins

    I just use a nail with a shank a bit smaller than the inside diameter of the rivet and a head about as large as the rivet and use pliers with one jaw on the head of the nail and the other on the...
  6. Re: Please try to recall anybody!Kind of artificial swarming.

    I have no advise. For information's sake, Ekaterinburg is 56.8 North Latitude which is north of Edmonton, Alberta. Perhaps some of our Canadian readers could chime in. As far as the bees...
  7. Re: Just want to throw something out and see what comes of it.

    Hi Bee Man 44.

    I got back into keeping bees last year after a 25 year absence. I made the typical beginner mistake of splitting the swarms I obtained too many times. I made a shed, put a Radio...
  8. Thread: Mean Bees

    by LBEE
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    Re: Mean Bees

    Hi Doc.

    According to:

    http://www.stingshield.com/fl.htm

    the African Honey Bees have been found in Alachua County. If this is correct, it would be possible for the new queen to have mated...
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    Re: suger syrup recipe

    The following web page discusses the ratios as well as feeding itself.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#ratios

    The whole website is good to read.

    Hope that this helps.

    Larry
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    Re: 5 frame deep nucs -> medium nucs

    If your swarm trap is 8 1/8" wide by 19 7/8" long and 9 5/8" deep the volume will be about 3/4 cubic foot. If you cut it down to 6 5/8" deep, the volume is now about 1/2 cubic foot. (.52 cu-ft) ...
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    Re: Japanese Honey Bees

    Hi Neighbor!

    The problem, as I understand it, is that the Japanese Honeybee and all forms of Apis Cerana, of which it is a part, are not presently in the United States, and therefore I...
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    Re: bees in a bird house

    Last year I was called about a colony in a birdhouse. I went after dark, plugged the entrance and took it home. I removed it from the birdhouse later on. This year I also saw bees underground in...
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    Why are they bearding? Do they have plenty of...

    Why are they bearding? Do they have plenty of room in the hive? It might be necessary to add a super.

    As far as the move itself, I make sure that the bottom is clipped on to the bottom hive...
  14. Thread: Bee count

    by LBEE
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    I found this on the internet somewhere: The...

    I found this on the internet somewhere:

    The number of workers found in a honey bee hive can be estimated using the following information:

    About one-third of the worker bee in a hive forage...
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    The number of cells per square inch according to...

    The number of cells per square inch according to the link:

    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/misc/cellcount.htm

    is as follows:

    5.4 mm/cell 51.1 cells/square inch
    5.3 mm/cell 53.0...
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    Hi Judy. Here is the website for a bee supply...

    Hi Judy.

    Here is the website for a bee supply company in Toronto. If you call them, they may be able to recommend a beekeeper.

    http://www.fwjones.com/

    Larry
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    Hi! I had to use a Proxy just to view the...

    Hi!

    I had to use a Proxy just to view the material. In case anyone is interested, the proxy serveri is http://www.g-tunnel.com

    If this were placed in the message box on the old server, it...
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    Here is some more info: ...

    Here is some more info:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#bearding

    Larry
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    I would rotate the hive a little each day, say...

    I would rotate the hive a little each day, say 15 degrees and move it 6 to 12 inches each day. Other say that you can do it all at once. Here is one recommendation:
    ...
  20. Hi Frostygoat! How much is a sizeable number? ...

    Hi Frostygoat!

    How much is a sizeable number? If it is a quart of bees or more, then I would suspect that the first swarm you got was what is called the prime swarm. This is where the old queen...
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    According to the following link, they have not...

    According to the following link, they have not yet been reported in North or South Carolina.

    http://www.stingshield.com/all-us.htm
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    Hi Docking! I also believe that they are...

    Hi Docking!

    I also believe that they are supersedure cells. I would not remove all cells but one, however. What if the one you saved does not hatch or if the queen in that particular cell is of...
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    A NUC, if it is from a reputable source, has a...

    A NUC, if it is from a reputable source, has a queen which is laying eggs and brood in all stages of development. It has at least 3 and usually 4 frames of drawn comb which is quite a head start...
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    Hi Oldbee! Do they have stores of honey and...

    Hi Oldbee!

    Do they have stores of honey and pollen? I would be feeding them unless they were honeybound. Because the cluster size is so small, they will build up slowly. They must produce...
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    Hi Aisha! It has been mentioned in other...

    Hi Aisha!

    It has been mentioned in other threads by people much more experienced than I that a small proportion of hives have not one, but two queens. When people remove/kill one queen the other...
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