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    Re: Cell Builder

    Blasted weather. Was not going to crack the hive with a heavy mist coming down this afternoon. Figured enough foragers would be home that things would be interesting.

    Hoping to get a chance...
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    Re: Feeding frames of honey

    I don't know what I am doing, but I did place a super under the brood box with a few partial frames of honey. Some capped and some not. It all disappeared. So either they hauled it up or robbers...
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    Re: 3D printed beekeeping tools

    Ok, you set the hook in me probably without even trying.

    What is the cost to print that queen catcher?
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    Time post treatment

    Need to do mite treatments (oxalic vaporization) and want to hit them this spring twice to knock population down. I have hives that already have supers on them with some honey capped. If I remove...
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    Re: Cell Builder

    Beregondo - May have got my emergence times wrong for the drones but I figured with several hives having capped drones and already having some crawling around there should be some to mate if I am...
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    Re: Cell Builder

    tsmullins - I have some drone emerging and some running around already. Figure the rest should be emerging in 24 to 30 days. This attempt is mainly to try grafting and seeing what happens. Figure...
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    Cell Builder

    Got drones emerging and showing up in small numbers. Have drone cells in one nuc and 3 of 4 hives I checked today. Sooooo.

    So set up the cell builder today and hope to graft tomorrow. Trying...
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    Re: Stolen

    Some of the trail camera will send photos to cell phone instantly. Nice stuff and getting better
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    Re: Single width feeder

    Thanks everyone

    Radar - That is what I was looking for.

    ccar - They sell the one frame width in just the deeps from what I have seen. Thanks for the link.

    My-smokepole - I thought they did...
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    Single width feeder

    Probably just not seeing it, but does anyone know where I can find a single frame width feeder that is designed for a medium box?

    Thanks
  11. Re: How Long for Drones to Sexually Mature

    The down size is it makes the next generation of workers more likely to have their stinger ready. :lookout:
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    Re: When to give the boot

    Man that sure is the truth. I am looking at Thursday/Friday maybe, but darn even the 10 day weather forecasts are off.

    P.S. - Update on the struggling hive. Had my first mouse raid, ate all of...
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    Runny Bees

    I have a hive that is coming out of winter cruising in second gear and about to speed shift to third. Have some stores left with new foragers and building fast. Got a medium added just in case, but...
  14. Re: Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    Get a bright flashlight, really bright one, or do this at noon with a clear sky. Pull that brood comb from the freezer shine the bright light into the comb, and use a magnifying glass to look...
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    Re: Warning / Safety Signs

    Is there one that says "Bees are a lot less dangerous than the bullets about to start flying"?

    Of course this would have to BEE for the backyard apiary.
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    Re: Spring feeding

    Cracked about half of them open, very little bigger open brood, lots of capped, lots of eggs and young larvae. Guess my fears about not enough flow to sustain was correct, the two with a circle of...
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    Re: Spring feeding

    Jim - that is exactly the information I was looking for. Thanks, now I have an objective to look at as a gauge.
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    Spring feeding

    So we have temps ranging from low 70s during the day to low 40s at night for the next week. Several days where day and night temps are forecasted to range between low 50s to mid 60s, perfect weather...
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    Re: Black Beekeepers

    Tiger Lily - I know there are quite a few around. But like someone said, seems beekeepers with more than 1 or 2 backyard hives are either reclusive or well, you read the posts, have a very strange...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    Hope to try a walk away split or three around the first of March. Have 2 hives with drones hatching within a week. Hope to look at grafting between first of March to March 15. Should be able to...
  21. Re: Amount of bees for cell starter/finisher for small number of queen cells

    So if we are attempting less than 10 grafts at time, say 4 to 8, do you think a 2 pound mess of bees with lots of young bees be successful?

    There are a lot of us that visit here that could use a...
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    Re: Dog or Vaporize hives?

    Add a little nos to that fogger and bam, the ladies sleep while you check them. Or that room Prius drivers become much less opinionated, whichever nos route you wish to go.
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    Re: How much to charge for drone brood?

    I think I have heard it all now. Instead of cut comb (honey), we could set up flash freeze equipment like they do seafood with and then sell frozen bee larvae. Just think about this for a minute. ...
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    Re: Can I put fish in a water source?

    Use mosquito fish if can get your hands on them. They can take quite a bit of heat, 90 should be ok, especially with some shade. Guppies would be ok as well. All are small enough that they should...
  25. Re: Temperatures at night for queen rearing

    Guess I should have clarified the 40 degrees temperatures was night time temperatures, the day time temperatures is predicted to be 50s to low 70s. That is predicted through the middle of March with...
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