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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    Welcome to Bee Source, shruthi!


    Do you know they can withstand -32F once established too?
    If you trained the tree and removed all the lateral branches then you will have one main trunk.
    Any...
  2. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    JM, so you chose bees that do not climb out of their brood nest.
    That means they are not the runny type bees and very calm too.
    It is not the mean AMM black bees that others had claimed here back...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    I find it easiest to grow from the seeds as in any other tree seeds like the toonas.
    After the tree is established then you can do the cuttings or the air-layering method.
    I think I will try the...
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    Re: Small bottles, how to use

    Honestly, I do not know the source of these jars. Someone has to make them and somebody will use them, right.
    They are use to hold the little O-rings in. After the O-rings are used up the jars...
  5. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Do you know when did they die? Is it just before Spring or in the middle of winter when they
    ran out of stores? Or is this an inspection during the early Spring time.
    With that big a cluster do...
  6. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    Since they are the AMM, how come some beekeepers on some posts said we don't have the
    AMM here anymore. So how pure AMM are they? They cannot be the AMM if they are half yellow, right.
    Any pics...
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    Re: Small bottles, how to use

    Thanks all for giving me lots of feedback. The application for these
    little bottles is broader than I thought possible some came from the PMs too.
    Since I raised queens, one application I can...
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    Small bottles, how to use

    Hi, All!

    Not sure if this is the right place for this post.
    I have an unlimited supply of these 1.5" x 1.25" wide small bottles for free. If
    nobody wants them they will end up in the landfill...
  9. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    The secret is to give them enough feed through out the winter months until
    things start to bloom again in the Spring time. Sometimes the Italians will not
    stop brooding in the winter months but...
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    Re: Queen cell dying

    Yes I dig them up and often to see how the seeds/cells are doing.
    Too much water they will rot away. Too little water they will not sprout.
    Then when the seeds are just about to sprout out of the...
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    Re: Breeder being superceded

    Of course you can. Just give them a patty and lots of syrup. Even in
    a dearth you can make some good queens if you do not object to the syrup idea.
    Need to get some of those after the solstice...
  12. Thread: heat wave!

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    Re: heat wave!

    I make my own Fall flow with lots of asters, Borage, canola, and
    mustard. The one month fast growing buckwheat also help. Then I
    will supplement with syrup and patty for them to grow some winter...
  13. Re: What happens when a swarm cluster meets really bad weather?

    Ahhh, you're too slow to get to them. Better to bring a bee buddy and a bee net to
    catch the queen first after the tree fell. Oh well, at least you tried, right. Better luck
    the next time. Do...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    The small seedlings do not do well in the heavy yellow clay soil here. So I use a tree ring as a
    raised bed for them. I put in lots of organic compost with very little manure. Manure
    maybe too...
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    Re: When do yall check mating nucs?

    I would say you are very good at making queens if
    you don't keep on losing them. I hate flying away
    queens too.

    When do YOU check for laying queens?
    I check them continuously on the key date...
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    Re: Breeder being superceded

    I have the same issue here with one of the Cordovan queens that was mated earlier
    this Spring. For some reasons the bees don't like her and continue to make more
    supercedure cells. This was...
  17. Re: What happens when a swarm cluster meets really bad weather?

    Do you have a truck, tractor, or even a big 4 wheeler?
    The purpose is to cut the tree half way on one side then
    cut the opposite side where you want the tree to fall.
    So it is like a zigzag...
  18. Re: What happens when a swarm cluster meets really bad weather?

    dups!
  19. Thread: new queen

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    Re: new queen

    It depends on how long the queen is caged. If she is from the banked queen farm then
    it will take her 3 to 5 days to get going again. If she is from a recent mating nuc just one day away then
    she...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Inspected my 3-way mating nucs last night. Took some night pics for the
    record. And added 4 more foundation frames into another crowded hive to be drawn out. We are having a steady flow despite...
  21. Re: What happens when a swarm cluster meets really bad weather?

    I would not let this one go. Now we're close to July 4th. Here we have the
    rocket fireworks. I would get a bunch of those and tie a small roll of rope to launch it
    over the tree branch. Get...
  22. Thread: new queen

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    Re: new queen

    Chances are that she is gone for sure.
    You might try to look into the bottom of your other nearby hives.
    Sometime she might went into one of those hives and got balled by the bees.
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    Re: Simple mating nucs in a hurry!

    So far this nuc is still holding.
    The virgin has not cross to the other side yet.
    All cells are good so far.


    First virgin that hatched 3 days ago:
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    Re: Easy Outside feeder low death rate

    The C & H cane sugar here has the sugarcane smell to it.
    If not enough cane smell then I add a drop or 2 of organic apple cyder vinegar
    to the syrup. My bees like them a lot too.
  25. Re: Adding 2 queenless nucs to a single queened nuc???

    If they have not been queen less for a long time then give them a mated queen.
    Or combine the hives first, of course they will fight as this is normal. Then give them
    a mated queen for the...
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