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  1. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    The relevant question is how much will they move and to where they will move ( if at all) when it is cold outside. (below 50 degrees F in my book) The answers to those questions will answer why...
  2. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    And the answer that is most likley to be correct is.............

    Ill placement of the feed source. Something that happens to be the largest cause of package bee demise followed by the time worn...
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    Re: my bees are making out!

    One thing I noticed from the video that I had never acknowledged before is the very active movement of the antennas. I would like to hypothesise that this action is some type of measuring device for...
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    Re: Another use for Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    This whole thing could theoretically be done with weighted and caged bees that would be returned to the hive afterwards . ?????????????

    Packages????
  5. Re: What am I doing wrong? Why can't I get the bees to make honey.

    After many years I gave up on the oranges. The bad thing about them is the almonds has brung a 100 billion mouths looking for free lunch before they go back to the midwest. Another guy who buys...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Take my points and figure out why I said so on each one . I do not pick these out of the blue... If you do the homework yourself it will be better ingrained in your mind as to why I said each.

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  7. Re: Help, 2 week old package bee hive, lost queen

    At this point do NOT do first half of 1 or any of 2. If anyone in my operation did so they would be shot, fired, and then reprimanded. In that exact order....

    Three is a poor option at this point...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Ok, Lets chop this up....... Life is full of mistakes and your pour is full of many. When you all read my response don't chop me up as being mean... These are bees folks and need to be respected as...
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    Re: No bee shortage this year.

    After my last response I think a more appropriate answer would be that the current supply chain is not short on the production side but on the distribution side. After our first week of shipping on...
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    Re: How long can you hold package bees.

    Depends on the holding conditions. Dark and cool with a spritz of water every now and then expecting a week is no issue. 80 degrees and windy will send them south in a heartbeat with dead ones...
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    Re: ? About Installing Packages

    Lots of factors in this decision. How long in the package? Day or night install? Orientation features of boxes and surrounding area. Number going down at the location? Answer those and you are half...
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    Re: No bee shortage this year.

    Buy all you can and go into share crop with all the people who bounce out of East texas into the Dakotas. The way the rain has been in that area there has to be a coming shortage of bees due to late...
  13. Thread: Bee Shield

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    Re: Bee Shield

    I personally know someone who has used this since its inception on a large ( over 5000 hive operation) and swears by it. As you will note from previous posts regarding this product and the sellers I...
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    Re: No shake package install

    And how will your advice work when someone is installing bees when its cold?

    Easy when warm....... Just plain stupid when its cold and windy!!!!!!!!!

    My first load to Ak for 2015 shipped...
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    How to kill a package.... Warre style

    Wanted to give a heads up to all the newbees on here that are going to utilize a Warre hive.

    Out of all the packages we shipped this week every call that I received regarding dead queens the day...
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    Re: New package. Feeder recommendations

    Put those feeders above the cluster in an empty shell.
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    Re: NYS Apiary Inspector 1

    In my area the street corner illegals command almost that much. Did not see that the ability to speak English commandingly was a requirement so I'd surmise that the mad rush for the extra buck or two...
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    Re: Absconding Packages?

    Are people pouring them to soon after they were packaged?
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    Re: split #3 package

    Dumb or dumber? You choose!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann Lake

    There is no company with an inventory to match Mann lakes. People need to keep in mind that the rush to acquire equipment is on from all the late comers for the year. If nothing else take away the...
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    Re: Checked my packages today

    Packages? March 26? Chicago?

    Isn't it a little early to toss blame on the queens when the bees were installed in what should be considered a might bit early for the area? Maybe you just got lucky...
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    Re: Package Delay

    Not done so in the twirl of a tornado but just about everything else. If I was to have to pour some during a tornado the puppies would be taken down in the shelter with me if safety time allowed....
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    Re: Package Delay

    How long does it take to actually pour a package. If all is prepared in advance the out of the box and into the hive portion of installation is less than a minute. Two minutes on the outside with...
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    Re: Package Delay

    Hell or high water ......... Install them. Then feed them correctly once they are. More packages go bad this time of year for lame excuses like rain, wind, or someones funeral. Get er done!.
  25. Re: Visiting NYC city, NY, Princeton and New jersey ect 1-6 april, looking for commer

    And if you are not inclined to visit "fly over" country instead of the east coast then a little jaunt to pick queens within a ten minute drive of California's beautiful Napa valley would be in order...
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