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    Acquiring a large volume bees?

    ok, so the wife and I have agreed that we want to invest and take the next step in our small honey bee hobby and want to build it into a large hobby/small business. I have been getting a better...
  2. Where to find local forage information?

    I was wondering where some good resources might be found concerning bee forage for my area. I am trying to gain more knowledge of plants and flowers and their bloom times. Any resources will be much...
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    Laying worker combined hive?

    Is there any issues combined a queen less hive that has a laying worker with a queen right hive using the news paper method? Thanks!
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    Re: Purchase Russian Queens?

    Gary, 5-10 and not till fall. Thanks
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    Purchase Russian Queens?

    I am looking to buy some Russian Queens. Do any of you guys have any recommendations of breeders they have had succsess with? Anyone close to PA would also be a plus. Please only respond if you...
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    Re: Winter is coming...

    Zbee, if you don't mind me asking, where do u plan on getting your Queen stock from? I am of the exact same mind set as you looking to go Russian with my nukes/requeening. Im over in PA but i think...
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    Busy as a ..........Bumble Bee?

    I have notice that when I get up and out early in the morning that the Bumble Bees are on the foliage a lot earlier then my honey bees? Now these bees were started from packages just a few weeks ago...
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    Found a Bee Tree!

    I have permission to "get" the bees out of a old dead tree. Could someone point me into the right direction of how to do a trap out? I don't think cutting the tree down is an option. These are bees...
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    Cost of Honey?

    If you fellas and gals don't mind me asking, what is the going rate for your Honey? This is only my second year and I have some from last year and hopefully more will come this year! If you could...
  10. Lost my arbor wrench for the table saw...Arrrgggg!!!

    Any ideas on how to hold fast a table saw arbor when you don't have the wrench? There is very little clearance to get onto the arbor shaft. I don't want to buy just the wrench (like 20 bucks!) if...
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    Smooth Creamy Honey?

    So I Extracted some honey using the crush and strain method. This honey was from deadouts that I left sitting outside over winter. While I was scrapping some of the frames down to the foundation I...
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    Need help fast!

    Ok I'm planning on doing some crush and strain on my honey combs, I bought Lowes 5 gallon buckets and a paint strainer bag to accomplish this task. Is there any issue with using the Lowes (possibly...
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    What percentage of Nectar = Honey??

    I recently watch a lecture done by Micheal Palmer in which he said that 85 percent of Honey Is Carbohydrates and 85 percent of Nactar is water. So if we have say a gallon of unprocessed nectar would...
  14. Package with drawn comb and honey box configuration?

    ok so Im going to pick up some packages this week to replace my last years deadouts. I have drawn comb and honey from the hives that did not make it through the winter, how should I arrange the...
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    Package hive split?

    Ok I have full deeps with fully drawn comb and stores waiting to put some package into. My question is this, how long will it be before I can begin to split these packages? I know there may be...
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    Re: need help....a lil confused

    You can put some grass into the entrance to slow them down a little. You can also wait until dusk to hive them ( they will atleast stay in over night) or if there is rain in your local forecast in...
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    Storage of capped honey

    So what is the best way of storing frames of capped honey (from dead outs that I'm waiting to feed packages that are not here yet)? I do not have the resources to be able to freeze all the frames I...
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    New packages in old comb?

    So I have ordered some packages to replace my dead outs from winter. The dead out hives are fully drawn multi deeps. My question is this should I only use one deep per packages or should I put two...
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    Swarm trap saturation?

    Question for some of you seasoned trappers, how many traps can/should one put out in a givin area? I know the answer might be dependent on how close you are to say woods compared to an urban setting....
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    David, I sugar dusted a couple of times and that was about the extent of it
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    Honey left from Dead Outs?

    I have a lot of honey stores from my hives that have died this past winter. I have packages ordered and my question is this, is there any problem with just leaving the capped honey in the comb and...
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    All is Lost..........

    Ok, last year was my first year beekeeping I started with 5 packages. Just checked all them this past weekend and all 5 are dead outs. I went through the cycle of discouragement and now am ready to...
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    Western PA swarm Trappin???

    So when should a western PA swarm trapper have his traps out? This will be my first year trappin and I was wondering when some of you Verterans of the sport begin to get your equipment out? I know...
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    Swarm trap idea???

    I plan on making some swarm traps out of thin material like luan with reinforced corners (not really interested in using hive bodies due to weight) . I plan on making them close to the size of a 10...
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    Packaged Bee splits?

    I was thinking of purchasing some packaged bees and mated Queens, taking the packages and spliting them in half putting half the package and the packaged Queen into a Nuke box and the other half of...
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