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    Re: Is it over, or just beginning

    Whoa, that hand looks painful :(
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    I've had a hard time getting cells to fit in the JZBZ protectors. But it sounds like you are happy with your results Ian.

    Charles, if I was going to transport I would leave them on the graft...
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    I haven't used cell protectors except for cell transport, but have seen bees uncap a cell as well as dig into the side if they are against it. I also think you have a better chance of the 2 queens...
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    No need for excluder. Place a 24-48 hour started cell above the broodnest. The bees won't consider it a threat and will draw it out and finish it as they would a graft frame in a queen right colony....
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    Re: New Queen Nothing

    Are you sure she is out of the cell you placed or might she be a self made queen? Figure out that time line and give her enough time if that is the case. Possible your placed cell was not viable or...
  6. Re: It's Official! I know absolutely NOTHING about bees!!!

    Maybe Joe Biden can instruct you :lpf:
  7. Re: It's Official! I know absolutely NOTHING about bees!!!

    When I saw this post was from you Rusty, I had to look.
    Tell me you have swarm traps out. Empty equipment. Anything?
    They'll rest in the tree for quite a while, then move into something. Waiting to...
  8. Re: Cant Ship Queens In Priority Mail Boxes any longer????

    Going from this:

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2016%20bees/P6182162_zpsukb9xfl3.jpg

    to this, is a lot of time and work down the drain:
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  9. Re: Cant Ship Queens In Priority Mail Boxes any longer????

    Nope. Just going to sell the few I raise locally. They call me, they show up, they pay me and I hand them their queens. Done.

    No packaging, no extra paperwork, no extra customer contact to see if...
  10. Re: Cant Ship Queens In Priority Mail Boxes any longer????

    :ws:

    Well apparently you have to be careful with Riteway shippers too.
    This one got return to me (after a couple days in limbo) not deliverable because they said I had 'too many attendants'with...
  11. Thread: Weather

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    Re: Weather

    I raise enough to about cover my expenses, feed, supplies, etc.
    I'll be buying a heck of a lot of sugar this year though, if weather doesn't clear up.

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  12. Thread: Weather

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    Re: Weather

    Cool and wet here too. I've never worn my long sleave t shirt & thermal top under a sweat shirt and still been cold in JUNE.
    A little behind in grafting but can't crack the hives when it's below 50...
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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    I cut them out for better bee and queen movement within the hive, but cut them out a little larger so I can do this:
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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    1:1 fortified syrup is how I got this colony from this:

    March 30th

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2016%20bees/P4300503_zps7fq2ml7x.jpg

    to this

    current photo:
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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    I use that strength for open feeding during late summer dearth periods so I can work my mating nucs without making them a target for robbing.
    The bucket feeders are more of a lure than anything. A ...
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    Re: Feeling Quite Low

    Lot of us here that totally feel your pain. It happens.
    I've hung my head more than a few times, mated queen getting away from me and flying off, etc. Every year I swear I'll never let that happen...
  17. Re: Question On Blending Honey Mustard For Home Use Only....

    You probably already know increasing the acidity always helps in preservation.
    I have poured a 50/50 mix of honey and cider vinegar over dried cherry tomatoes and a couple strips of fresh ginger...
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    Re: Turning 10 frame deeps into split nuc boxes

    LOL, of course it is a syrup mix. additives are the same for any strength syrup. From about 1/2:1 for setting out during extended dearth periods in an open feeder. 1:1 which I feed almost...
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    Re: Turning 10 frame deeps into split nuc boxes

    Vitamin & Electrolytes + cider vinegar+ citric acid

    Bee Gatorade25394
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    Re: Turning 10 frame deeps into split nuc boxes

    I like my quads. I made snug follower boards so I can remove them in fall to combine each side into 10 half sized deeps. Separate inner covers made from FRP with 3" screened hole for ventilation...
  21. Thread: Labels

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    Re: Labels

    I like Vistaprint.com
    Labels, stickers, signs, brochures, etc. I only use my own photos so there's never a question of copyright issues.
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    New camera works well

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2016%20bees/01019b1d-010a-4941-baea-e9402e469a09_zpsxzzz35ah.jpg
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    Re: Mite control in Drone Saturation Colonies

    Get better genetics, move to a different area where you re infestation issue from outside sources is low or non existent, run more virgin queens through your nucs,

    I don't have 'infestations' as...
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    Re: Mite control in Drone Saturation Colonies

    Hack & stack if I find a need. First round of drone brood works well if it's available early enough.

    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp340/tweety4926/2015%20bees/P4080724_zpskecn5ilv.jpg
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    Re: Beekeeping and dementia

    I know I sweat way more than I ever have in my entire life, and drink way more water.

    I'm too busy (or too tired) to cook a full meal most days, so I eat less and loose a couple pounds this time...
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