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    Re: Emergency queen cells - odds of success?

    Is that comb in the last photo upside down ? It don`t matter it is stores for now,,,,,,,,Pete
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    I have no schedual that I work off of, like sales dates. I sell them when I see her laying good and someone needs one. Until I have a sale I have to keep them in their boxes , and you know how that...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Thanx for the link on the jail, I have small ones for the minis, the clear ones with the black tops, what a mess they are, gotta spread the frames to get them in, when you push the rim down flat so...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Thanks Velbert for chiming in. I clicked on your FB and got all excited. I planned on sending 10 minis into winter but 3 people needed queens so I have 7, 2 stories, fingers crossed.My boxes are 3/8...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    My black Blazer dries the cakes out pretty quick,,,,Pete
  6. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    those spikes look like they stay in the tire, I had a problem with scrappers going on one of my properties and stealing metal. I drove 3 1/2" nails in a 3/4" board, and laid them on the drive tracks,...
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    I make up a shim rim 3/4",and lay a piece of newspaper right on the tops of the frames, pour the sugar on the paper, put the inner cover over the sugar. Make sure the piece of paper is smaller than...
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    The chest freezer works great, I wired a 100 watt light bulb to a incubator wafer thermostat, for $25 can`t beat it. Drill a hole in the front and put a thermometer in it to set the temp and your...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    To be clear charlie, I have the mini`s in addition to my 5 frame nuc operation just for queen sales,I don`t sell mini`s. I made about 10 of those folding frames ( Dave Cushman) they are still in my...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    I see your point charlie, it would be nice to have all the equipment the same size to move frames wherever needed.But i was making 5 frame nucs for sale, and drawn frames were flying out of here 5...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Cool Brandy I was at a stand point, either put them on top of the honey or on the bottom of the stack, cuz I dont want her to lay in them , and I don`t want them to fill them with honey. And how do...
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    mini mating nuc frames

    Those that use mini`s at the end of the season what do you do with the frames of brood and bees left over? I did make mine half size in length minus 3/8ths for a divider so they will fill a super....
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    That was why I ask BP, I have yet to see a cell fit in the ones I have, I had to carve down the sides of the cells to get them to fit in them. I wanted to see some of Lauri`s nice cells crammed into...
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    Re: Selling Queen Cells - Questions

    Lauri, do you have a pic of a cell protector ( orange) with a cell in it ?,,,,,,,Pete
  15. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    Pyro my 3 medium box nuc is pretty much the same as MPs 2 box deep in area, except mine have 3 more med frames than his. Remember he has some crazy cold winters, they cluster longer, feeding only to...
  16. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    The third box is to store enough feed til March. I have wintered on 2 boxes with an inch of sugar on top, they ate that and had to give them sugar bricks. So 3 boxes is what I go with. Mini mating...
  17. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    5 over5 over5 medium nucs winter very well in Delaware...,,,,,,,,, Pete
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    Re: Most useful gadgets

    My hive stands, I made them so the space between the supports are spaced to hang a few frames in. don`t have to lean them against anything . My bee vac is next most useful gadget,,,,,,Pete
  19. Re: Look what fell out of bottom of my hive after 24 hours

    The beetles don`t lay just two eggs, but maybe only two survived, keep an eye out, not good to see honey dripping out the bottom board,,,,Pete
  20. Re: Will Robber bees kill capped queen cells in a finisher hive?

    Cheaper and the right temp, use a hive as your incubator. Drill holes in the top of a top bar the size of your cells but smaller than the diameter of the cup base ( so it dosn`t fall through ) and...
  21. Re: Removing queen cells from plastic foundation.

    I cut 4 out yesterday with an exacto knife. A few I didn`t have a hole, the others I put a piece of wax on it and molded it over the hole. 4 other cells I made little laidlaw push in cages over them....
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    Re: Workers killing Queen Cells

    I did buy the 3 piece cup holders to try, I just bought 10 to try with cages and a candy cap, I think that is the one (cage) you are speaking of. I just couldn`t figure how to safley hold the natural...
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    Re: Workers killing Queen Cells

    One question Bee Pro, does any one make a bigger cell protector than what Man Lake sells? I bought a bag of them and I have yet to get a cell to fit in them. I end up with half or better of the cell...
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    Re: Selective Breeding

    youth is wasted on the young,,,,,,,,,,,,Pete
  25. Re: Suppose post-swarm you find 10-20 capped queen cells...

    When you get to making your own nucs D.Coates style, buy a sheet of Smart Sideing, it`s like T- 111 but made of osb and painted already. Has a 30 year warranty don`t swell like osb I paint the cut...
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