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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    Isn't that called a package? I guess it just semmantics really not a big deal just wondering.
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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    great comment you can,t get a eye off the shelf at Dadant? Hope everyone uses at least a veil. I have been stung on the eye lid a couple of times now and it is pretty scary. Of course I have queens...
  3. Thread: Here goes!!

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    Re: Here goes!!

    what is the most come mistake of a queen breeder? In your opinion.
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    Re: Bees on the mind

    they need time to build the comb and then she will lay if you have comb available and good source of food they should start leave them a lone then check in a another week or two.
  5. Thread: New bees

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    Re: New bees

    probably do have the queen. I have captured a couple and the rule that the local commercial guys have told me is that if the bees go or trail into the hive after you have shaken it into the box you...
  6. Re: when you post new thread where does it end up.

    Ok starting to figure this out and thanks for the welcome.
  7. Re: best time and area of the forum to ask questions?

    thanks what can you tell me about different sugar sources. I purchased 16 colonies which are now 38 . Have fed sugar from food processors dry and as liquid. purchased sugar in bags and fed liquid...
  8. when you post new thread where does it end up.

    The question seems simple but I have visited the site a couple of time in the past but have not got to envolved with learning how everythings works. Seems that my threads don't show up immediately or...
  9. best time and area of the forum to ask questions?

    Just learning to use the forum anyway I am thinking this is in real time and people are alway using it. Is there a better time to communicate with members to ask questions . For example I have a...
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    sugar information

    Who can tell me the influence of different sugar source on bee health and some rule of thumbs regarding seasons to feed when to quit and start and types or source of different sugars cane vs beet,...
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    The guy I spoke of in California runs 15000 colonies. The stainless steel tank is not heated but if you like you can heat it like someone previously said. For the kind of savings you discribed the...
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    Hi as far as system. I know a commercial guy who is doing about five hundred gallons at a time. Very simply he is using a stainless steel tank with a circulating pump works great. Easy to make any...
  13. feed? Is divert feed dry a functional way to feed.

    Hi
    been half heartedly working a few collonies for a couple of years. I saw a queen breeder using divert(spelling) to feed new queens in dry form seems this would work good for the colony any feed...
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    Re: Organic beekeeping VS organic honey

    My guess there is but I have no expertise in the area. However, I have a fair amount of experience on the dairy side and OMRi is the organization that is used to get information on the local...
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    What is considered commercial. Ok need help with budget?

    Is it a number of colonies or your primary income. I have been messing around with the insects for a couple of years now and would like to get to0 100 or 200 hives. Is anyone willing to share some of...
  16. Thread: two queens

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    Re: two queens

    Great question! I really don't know.
  17. Thread: two queens

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    Re: two queens

    thanks for the answer on the two excluders. Must be working seems like both groups are happy enough. :)
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    Re: two queens

    As a further follow up to kiwi we are drawing in the honey super. which is between the two colonies with a queen on the bottom and one on top. This is a great service to new BK and I imagine even...
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    Re: two queens

    Thanks Guys:
    As and update I should have mentioned ahead of time that we have done the two queen set up for about two weeks now. I don't know how the comb looks, but the concensensus seems to be to...
  20. Thread: two queens

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    two queens

    Hi my son and I are new bK we are trying to draw frames and were told that it sometimes is benificial to use two queens in one colony. the set up was discribed as follows:
    put a super between two...
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