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  1. Re: Has anyone done business with Steve Coy in Missisippi/Alabama?

    [QUOTE=westernbeekeeper;827068]but will not produce honey this year. (/QUOTE)

    I have never expected a 5 frame nuc to produce honey for extraction it's first year !

    Steve Coy, is one of the Coy...
  2. Thread: Failed experiment

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    Re: Failed experiment

    I think you violated bee space !

    PCM
  3. Thread: I've been robbed!

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    Re: I've been robbed!

    5 frames and got 11 lbs.
    What size frames & what type of extraction did you use ?

    Just wondering !

    PCM
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    Re: How do you use BT powder?

    After the bees have cleaned the frames, I spray with BT .
    Have used it for 6 years. I repeat each year, don't need too, but to cheap of a cure/product not too.
    Haven't had any frames botherd at...
  5. Thread: Is it necessary..

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    Re: Is it necessary..

    I believe most states have what are called " tailgate laws ", these mean you can personally sell from your house/property or from your tailgate/trunk/stand etc. at a farmers market without health...
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    Re: How long can I have a robber screen in a nuc?

    From the way it sounds You lost your nuc before you ever put the robber screen on !

    When robber screens are used correctly, they can be left on as long as necessary
    You may wish to read " The...
  7. Thread: Grafting and Nucs

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    Re: Grafting and Nucs

    From what I understand, you just got a package of bees from the Post Office less than 2 weeks ago.
    If this is correct, I'd say feed them, basically leave them alone and let them try too build up...
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    Re: Dumb Luck beekeeping

    The ONE word you said " dark " is a major part of the problem ! !

    PCM
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    Re: How long can I have a robber screen in a nuc?

    If you have robber screens you can open the nuc entrance .

    The robber screen opening is at the top about 6 in above the nuc opening, the robber screen opening is about 3/8 in wide and can be open...
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    Re: About Russian bees: fact or fiction?

    I've had Russian's 6 years now, maintaing 8 hives, really can't tell much difference in temperament than any of the mutts I have had in the past.
    Been keeping bees off & on since 1962 .

    71 years...
  11. Re: Bees causing problems at bed & breakfast outdoor functions (not B&B's Bees!)

    I am sure the individual you are speaking of knows for sure they are honey bees ?

    Most people can not tell the difference between a honeybee and a yellowjacket !
    They look quite a lot alike.
    A...
  12. Thread: Using Swarm Cells

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    Re: Using Swarm Cells

    I would appreciate any reference material you can furnish in regard to the above statement.

    Been beekeeping off & on since 1962, first time I have ever heard that !

    Thanks
    PCM
  13. Thread: extractor speed?

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    Re: extractor speed?

    The Kiwi honey extractor shows variable speed 0 - 400 rpms
    Do a google search.

    PCM
  14. Re: Feeder idea: is there a reason this would NOT work??

    I use a medium box with a couple of old bath towels and top cover.

    Scrapfe
    " nectar straw is small I use window screen (metal) and not #8 hardware cloth as I do not want to make a safe haven for...
  15. Re: Feeder idea: is there a reason this would NOT work??

    I drill about 10-12 small holes in my quart jar lids which sets flush on my # 8 wire.

    My Question ?? Why have only one or two holes for one or two bees to feed from. I want as many as possible to...
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    Re: Fair price for half pints

    Set a price on your honey !

    If you drive home with a EMPTY truck, your price is too LOW !
    If you drive home with a FULL truck, your price is too HIGH !

    Really you don't need to be a Rocket...
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    Re: Advice on buying a hive this late

    I would suggest after reading your posts, hold off on buying bees this fall.
    Instead buy a couple of good beginner basic Bee Raising Books, then you and the bees will have a chance next spring.
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  18. Thread: Sharing extractor

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    Re: Sharing extractor

    Acebird;
    Since you brought it up;

    How did you clean your's up ?

    Still waiting for that promised video !

    PCM
  19. Re: med frames of honey I want bees to put in the brood boxes

    Not beeing the sharpest Old Tack in the Box.

    Were did you get the idea of placing a empty deep box between the Bottom brood and the medium supers of honey ???

    I'd like to see some published...
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    Re: plastic top cover etc

    AS per the above posts, plastic has been attemped to be used for a number of years.
    To the best of my knowledge all failures !

    PCM
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    Re: Proposed: A "Wild" approach to swarm control

    I believe about 1878 these same ideas were being used.

    Might want to read ABC-XYZ and/or The Hive and The Honey Bee, one or both of these books should be in every BeeKeeper's Library.

    PCM
  22. Thread: mean bees

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    Re: mean bees

    Sorry to say bees are bees and when conditions are right they will Sting, no matter what breed they seem to be.
    Also remember unless your Queen is artifically inserminated you don't know positively...
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    Re: fed all the hives and all but 1 are feeding

    That's hard to say, you might want to open up and see what their stores look like.

    See any appearance of them bringing in any pollen/nector

    I believe you said in past posts, this was your first...
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    Re: fed all the hives and all but 1 are feeding

    OK, Sorry I was wrong, I didn't read the last line correctly, your right, ADD 16.7 and it would match my figures.

    Sorry

    PCM
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    Re: fed all the hives and all but 1 are feeding

    Yes,
    2 gal. of water is a little over 16#, so 16# lbs. of sugar gives you 1-1, so with 25 # sugar in 2 gal. water you would be some were about 1 1/2 - 1 syrup mixture, plenty good, right now.
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