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    First go at grafting success

    Looks like I got 6 capped queens out of 10 on my first ever graft. Most of the cells seem short to me though. I don't have pictures but is that typical?
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    Hive Tracks going mobile

    Makes me proud to be an alum.

    http://www.news.appstate.edu/2011/04/14/mobile-app-beekeepers/
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    Re: Pregnant Beekeeper??

    I would think lifting boxes would be a hazard.
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    Re: AFB and plastic

    North Carolina has a gas chamber at NC State that is for gassing equipment. Only state that I know of that has one of these. You can have an inspector come and pick up your equipment and they will...
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    Re: Screened bottom board?

    This topic has already been beaten into the ground too many times. Do a thread search you'll see.
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    Re: How many have switched to Carniolan?

    As a first time beekeeper two years ago starting out with two Italian hives was very depressing. Heavy mite loads, had to treat like crazy and still lost both of them. They all died away from the...
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    Re: Russian hive report

    All mine made it through winter and are building up nicely.
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    Re: Lumber measurements

    Thanks, so what do most of you folks start with? 1x?
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    Lumber measurements

    I have a board supplier for building my hives. I just bought my table saw. What size boards for deeps and mediums should I tell my supplier I need? I know it's been posted before, but I couldn't...
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    Start them early

    http://s640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/joshob/?action=view&current=VID00087.mp4


    Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
  11. Re: Looking for some VSH experiences . . . and gentleness

    I'm not sure who your supplier was, but I have two hives of them, and one was of mild to hot nature, the other not so bad. This time of year they are all fiesty in my opinion because they are trying...
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    Re: Swarm Trap Baiting

    Welcome to the club. Before long you'll be an addict like the rest of us and you'll need to seek treatment. Treatment can be found at this site.
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    Setting up first time Swarm trap

    I have made my first swarm trap in hopes of catching swarms from a feral hive. I used pallet boards to make it and it turned out good. I have got my Lemongrass, 4 frames that have small unused...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Could it be your prefer one over the other because you live/work in the area where Lowe's Corporate is based?
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    Re: DCoates nucs - does it get cuter than this?

    Where's the pool?
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    Re: Feral hive found

    I was thinking that myself. The bees were different colors depending on the entrance. No telling how much comb is inside those walls.
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    Feral hive found

    http://s640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/joshob/?action=view&current=VID00039.mp4

    Was told bees have been here for at least 10 years. They are dark in color. This is one of 5 entrances on a side...
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    Re: Checkerboarding

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm

    Towards the bottom.
  19. Re: What is next in the pestilence department???

    That's kindly sad and disturbing. Makes me want to get out my fly swatter or hornet spray and go off.
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Thanks D for responding.
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

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    I would increase depth of nuc to give 1" clearance under frames. If you use these to move frames with queen cells into, the cells often are on bottom edge and...
  22. Re: Trying to wrap my head around Queen Rearing

    Thanks guys.
  23. Trying to wrap my head around Queen Rearing

    I have selected grafting to be my method of producing queens. I have practiced and feel confident in my ability.

    What I'm trying to wrap my head around for my bee yard is planning out my rearing...
  24. Thread: Just sayin'

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    Re: Just sayin'

    Your rozannasgarden link does not work for me.
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    Re: Honey from Champlain Valley Apiaries

    Thanks guys. I knew there was more to the story! Pretty neat to have honey from generational bee keepers and inventors.
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