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  1. Re: Any tips for trimming comb from q-cells

    I used a utility knife it worked, just make consecutive cuts not to tear the wax and don't let wax build up on blade
  2. Mating nuc with virgin queen and queen cells in it

    Alright I setup mating nucs on friday I let them sit queenless overnight, then I installed queen cells on saturday,the next morning. This particular one had some eggs in it, I checked it today...
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    Re: how do you prevent this

    Thanks for the info, I will have to fix my frames. I would imagine you would put the foundation a frame over and not right next to the grafts. This was my 3rd time grafting so it was a bit nerve...
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    how do you prevent this

    So my graft seems to be a good take, but the bees drawed comb all over so it makes if much harder to seperate the cells. the cells we're started In a queenless Nuc started from there finisher hive...
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    how do you prevent this

    So my graft seems to be a good take, but the bees drawed comb all over so it makes if much harder to seperate the cells. the cells we're started In a queenless Nuc started from there finisher hive...
  6. Setting up mating nucs with drone laying hive

    I have about 29 queen cells ready to emerge sunday, Could I take the bees from a drone laying queen hive, and use them to setup up some of my mating nucs? I was planing on shaking the bees into an...
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    4 over 4 nuc design question

    Im building 4 frame nucs and the bottom box I cant decide if I want to incorporate the bottom board depth into the bottom box and just staple a flat board on the bottom and drill a hole for entrance...
  8. Re: Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

    BigBlackBirds,

    Yes I am thinking when I do my splits they will be 2 brood frame splits with 4 frames total, then later they will get a nuc super with another 4 frames, so they will be...
  9. Re: Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

    Thanks all for the info,
    Im going to be watching for drone eggs, and plan to have queens mating about 39 days after (so the drones are mature). hopefully the weather is good by then, its a...
  10. Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

    Will be rearing queens this year and was wondering when is your typical first day of grafting? I tried it last year for the first time later in the year and only a couple grafts didn't take, I am...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    I have 15 hives that overwintered thus far, and have not had much success with italian queens raised in the south. Got some carnolian nucs last year that overwintered much better than the italians. ...
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    Re: Moving Bees this Weekend in the heat

    No definitely not in a closed trailer they will be covered with mesh netting.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Moving Bees this Weekend in the heat

    I Just wanted to get an opinion, Gunna be moving hives from the south to the north, about a 20 hr ride on a semi, and cant make the trip all at once, have to stop for 10 hrs for rest, Would it be...
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    Re: Hello from central wisconsin

    Howdi Lee!
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    Re: cranberry pollination

    Thanks everybody for the advice! I think im going to stay out of cranberries for now. Like was mentioned earlier i wouldn't want to risk loosing those hives and if i could make more on honey and it...
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    cranberry pollination

    Hi, I will have from 100-150 hives this year and was thinking about testing the waters with cranberry pollination with 50 of my hives. Ive never done a pollination contract before so I had a few...
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    Overwintering in Wisconsin

    I was curious how much anybody overwinters on in Wisconsin, Or any similar climate. Thanks
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    Hello from Green Bay, WI

    First year beekeeper, Have 50 Hives, My brother and I. Must be a strong Goldenrod flow, The hives sure do stink.
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