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    Re: Strange queen excluder - comments?

    I have one of those that someone gave me Pre 1953. I still use it maybe once a year. Don't know when it was made, but was a used one at the time. CDowdy.
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    Re: Honey Bee Genetics - Queens

    I raised 9 Queens this spring and when it came time for them to mate it rained 11 days in a row just at the time for them to mate. 6 did mate but not enough for a good supply of sperm, ? two...
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I ordered a Sunkist queen in Jan for an April 23 delivery have sent several email
    and still haven't heard from them.

    Cecil Dowdy
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I also ordered a sunkist Queen in Jan and a shipping date of 26 Apr here it is a month later and I have sent a few e-mails and getting no answers. They have had many issues but with this weather, ...
  5. Thread: Little worms

    by cdowdy
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    Re: Little worms

    If they have some silk like webs around them that will be Wax worms if not they are SHB.
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    Re: I think this is a drone

    In next to the last picture, Did you see the queen cell that has been tore open? you also got pictures of caped Drone cells, The Bullet shaped caps. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Extractor Bearing Oil ?

    I find that Pure Petroleum Jelly from the family Dollar works well. It has worked for me for over 40 Yrs. cdowdy
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    Re: where to find a queen marking pen

    Go to; uni Posca then to: Water Base Paint, Then to; Marker PC5M Med.
    Less then $2.00 each the last time I looked. CDowdy
  9. Thread: Honey prices?

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    Re: Honey prices?

    Here in nothern TN it is selling for mostly $12.00 but some are getting up to $18.00 per Qt.
    cdowdy
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    Re: Queen bee "narcolepsy"?

    I have had two that “passed out” and both recovered. I got the impression that I put too much pressure on the Abdomen that was full of eggs causing enough pain that she fainted. By tilting the...
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    Re: Queen bee "narcolepsy"?

    I have had two that “passed out” and both recovered. I got the impression that I put too much pressure on the Abdomen that was full of eggs causing enough pain that she fainted. By tilting the...
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    Re: Queen Marking Pen - Wal Mart

    run a search on "posca paint" and go into Med line Marker PC-5M Water bace Opaque paint in a Marker. You can get up to 15 colors. This is the marker that these Bee supplies sell. C dowdy
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    Re: The current price of sugar.

    I don't know how my last post got so messed up but here it is again. I have been buying it at Wal-Marts over the last 2 months for $1.99 for 5 lb Bags cdowdy
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    Re: The current price of sugar.

    I have bought it at Wall Marts for $1.99 for five # bags several times in the last two months.
  15. Thread: Number of Hives

    by cdowdy
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    Re: Number of Hives

    [QUOTE=Nabber86;486667]1. How many hives did you start out with (first year)? 3, I believe.
    2. How many hives do you currently maintain? 11 hives and 5 nucs
    3. The maximum number of hives...
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    Re: VSH or Hygienic Cordovan Queen Supplier

    It is my understanding that Cordovan is an Italian bee. Only the color is changed.
  17. Re: Glenn VSH Queens...off-shoot of the VSH vs MH thread

    I got a cordoven vsh queen from Glenns this is my 3rd year with her, I have gotten a few queens from her but what has helped me most is about 6 full frams of drowns , full size deeps , that I...
  18. Re: Glenn VSH Queens...off-shoot of the VSH vs MH thread

    Yes--and combinations in between!

    Once the data from the alcohol wash test we're looking into as a selection tool is in, I'll summarize the results and make recommendations. Right now, if we were...
  19. Re: Anyone with overall better prices on equipment?

    B M. Free shipping for Dec. Code name PCCM , Mention when you call them on orders over 100.00. Don't take much to spend that much. LOL
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    Re: Free shipping? Who and when?

    Do they have a code word or number? Thanks. Cecil Dowdy
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    Re: What Flowerinf plant is this

    RE: butterfly bush, Russian sage, smoke tree, or Perovskia atriplicifolia. Is a plant that really attacks bees but I have been told that the honey has an undesirable taste. Does any one know...
  22. Thread: PVC hive stand?

    by cdowdy
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    Re: PVC hive stand?

    That was 16 inches not Ft. LOL and I used screws to put the 16 " wood on the bottom of the BB. cdowdy
  23. Thread: PVC hive stand?

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    Re: PVC hive stand?

    I used 3/4 " pvc about 12 yrs ago and am still using them. I took a piece of 3/4 " of pipe 3" long and drilled a hole in a 3/4 X 3" X 16' long and drove the 4 pieces of pipe in and placed them in...
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    You could go to an allergist, Dr., and get...

    You could go to an allergist, Dr., and get desensitize. But even you you would need an Epi pen.?
    Ask your Dr about that. Cdowdy
  25. Thread: marking queens

    by cdowdy
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    Try calling "# Posca, Uni Paint Outlet Color...

    Try calling "#
    Posca, Uni Paint Outlet
    Color Assortments, Free Ship $25 Volume discounts, 888-396-3848
    markingpendepot.com I believe there are eight per order all different colors.
    gOOD LUCK. ...
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