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  1. Re: Are landing boards simply just a waste of wood? ( and paint? )

    Geez vodoBaas1, lighten up.:no: What? No sense of humor?:) You gotta have a little fun or it's all work.:no:
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    Re: Old Sol Apiaries?

    Nothing but the best to say about John and his queens. Good queens and good service. I drove 6 hours one way to buy some of his queens. Oh yeah, I went fishing too. :D
    But seriously, John has...
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    Re: Mating queens

    I use Michael Palmer's 8 day method doubled, starts every 4 days, 5 sets of nucs gives me a 20 day rotation, just 1 day short of Mr. Lyon's 3 weeks.
  4. Re: UPDATE: Who ever uses the VMVaporizer, there's a new step-by-step video!

    Did they kill the mites?
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    What's rain? :scratch::(
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    Re: Using house bees in a starter??

    If you have enough bees and food it should work fine for 20 cells. I think I would graft 30 some wont make it and if you get more than 20 you have some to play with. Give it a go.
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    Re: JZBZs queen cage features?

    So you can hang the cage in a package.
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Good question. Looks like 60 hives the way he has them. Wouldn't he get 64 or maybe even 80 hives on with 4 way pallets? Just asking.
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    I have one and it works great. Mine is homemade with Kelly parts. The blade is about 3 ft high. I don't use the motor to make it vibrate anymore, it's too loud and it works just as good without...
  10. Re: Jostled a queen frame with 2 ages of bars

    No, not to worry, they will be ok. It's true you should be easy with the cells, but they will take more than you think at 10 days after grafting and a lot at 2 days.
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    [QUOTE=Brad Bee;1121213]Not a cool photo, but a HOT photo....

    Here's mine from a few years back.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?212378-Fire-or-what-happened-while-I-was-on-vacation
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    Re: Rate this bar please

    Oh well ,spilt milk:(, think of it as grafting practice. I have done what Joseph and Mark said many times, you can even open a cell and put it back together and it will still work,lots to learn....
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    Re: Rate this bar please

    Well, for a bar I'd say the music stinks.But it looks like you will get about 12 good cells. Might bee a little short, but plenty good.
  14. Re: Report Says Fewer Bees Perished Over the Winter, but the Reason Is a Mystery

    Well said.
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    They're just not up with the times.:)
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    What's a "regular" American?
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    Re: Drought Trigger Clear as Day(light)

    NO, it is funny it's just that some people need a little more "lite" in there bulb. :rolleyes:
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    Re: **INPUT NEEDED*** 1500 colony operation

    $150.00 for almonds might be a little low, but $50.00 for cherries is a little high ... so I guess it's a push. but you better find out
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    Re: Mann lake Ritecell issues

    yep, pierco foundation has a lot more wax and smaller cells
  20. Re: Is our precious almonds killing our livestock?

    From Dr. Mussen's news letter.

    Experiments conducted on the fungicides alone and in many cases the IGRs alone do not appear to elicit the damage that is seen when they are combined, perhaps...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Pierco, much better imho
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    So what was it, and where?
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    Re: Thread stars?

    Just for fun I voted one star, just to see how it works. It took one star away.

    Jim
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    Re: First grafting session of 2014 a success!!

    :) Way to go. :thumbsup:
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    Re: What happened to Lauri?

    Boy! I guess. What? three years into beekeeping and already selling queens for $125 not bad.

    Who says you can't make money in the bee biz
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