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    The best I can suggest for equitment suppliers is...

    The best I can suggest for equitment suppliers is http://www.beemaid.com/BeeSupplies/default.asp or http://www.fwjones.com/ both seem to sell wholesale. I have also found http://www.herbee.com/ which...
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    Well for almost two years I have known the...

    Well for almost two years I have known the location of three hives that although inaccessible each year becomes massive beyond belief and make my colonies look like babies. Now after many countless...
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    Thats about what i though thanks for the help

    Thats about what i though thanks for the help
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    I guess organic wax would be that witch is just...

    I guess organic wax would be that witch is just wax and nothing else. I was thinking that when the bees use the honey the residue may just become a waste product and be voided as normal or maybe it...
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    I want to get wax without any residues in it so I...

    I want to get wax without any residues in it so I have collected wax from dead feral colonies in tress and the like. This I am guessing would be the cleanest wax I can get at this point. I have...
  6. Does anyone know what the required tempature is...

    Does anyone know what the required tempature is to kill the spores for AFB/EFB/etc...? I have been thinking of buying some fully drawn palstic frames like permacomb and wonder if they became infected...
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    Well I have a problem and really need some advice...

    Well I have a problem and really need some advice as to the course of action that I should take to remedy it. I purchased packages this year which contained chemical strips for varroa one of the...
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    Well I was thinking that I should try to expand...

    Well I was thinking that I should try to expand this year through splits for pollination for next year. I am thinking of waiting till I harvest the honey then throw on another deep of undrawn black...
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    Just wondering can I put pollen patty mix inside...

    Just wondering can I put pollen patty mix inside a zip lock bag instead of a wax bag? I would use a wax/paper bag but can not find anyone that sells them anymore. I am wondering if there is anything...
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    I have my bees in blueberries as well and have...

    I have my bees in blueberries as well and have seen some on the flowers but noticed many were going to other plants for their food. I don’t blame them they are doing what they are supposed to do...
  11. Well I went and looked at the colony again and...

    Well I went and looked at the colony again and noticed a large number of bees under the screened bottom board. I took apart the hive and realized about three to four pounds of bees were there I never...
  12. I am at a loss as to what to do about this as it...

    I am at a loss as to what to do about this as it seems that it is not being resoled by the bees themselves. I would do a number of things if I knew there was only one queen. I could just split but...
  13. Okay I have a problem and I am really stumped as...

    Okay I have a problem and I am really stumped as what to do about it. I have a colony that swarmed on the 20 th of April in turn they returned to the hive. I split it into about 6 nucs after that...
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    I can not find anything that explains how to make...

    I can not find anything that explains how to make a package of bees. Any suggestions or places to find out would be helpful. Thanks in advance
  15. Well I started out with only 3 hives in the back...

    Well I started out with only 3 hives in the back yard and 7 at the farm not a big problem. I have now had to do splits and now have 9 hives in the backyard alone and will have a number of queen’s...
  16. My thought is that I could do screened bottom...

    My thought is that I could do screened bottom boards and those colonies that have the least mite fall/best production I would use to requeen. I am not sure about 4 years to wait because with my luck...
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    The packages I received are 4 pound packages and...

    The packages I received are 4 pound packages and came with two queens and were designed to be split. The reason for the lose of the 3 was due to queen failure so nothing much I could do about that...
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    I have thought that making queens out of a hive...

    I have thought that making queens out of a hive that has a tendency to swarm is bad as you could pass this down as a trait. My hive took a long time to swarm and was packed so I believe this is...
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    Ok I am just wondering how I make packages of...

    Ok I am just wondering how I make packages of bees build up faster. I have been doing the endless feeding as I know this is required when they are on just foundation. I got 5 packages split them up...
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    I checked all the frames and found queen cells...

    I checked all the frames and found queen cells that looked like they were about to be sealed so those are what I made the nucs with. The nucs seem fine and eat patties like sugar in a dearth so I...
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    Well most of the bees have been moved into the...

    Well most of the bees have been moved into the splits so at least if they swarm it should be a lot smaller so my neighbours won’t have a heart attack. They only have 3 original frames left of the 20...
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    Well I was all ready to go down to the farm to...

    Well I was all ready to go down to the farm to see the bees and went to put my dog out so he could enjoy the sun when I realized the big colony in my backyard was in full swarming mode. As best I can...
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    My only thought on other IPM strategies is that...

    My only thought on other IPM strategies is that of drone brood method or small cell. With the screened bottom board it would seem to be much improved by more hygienic bees that actually clean the...
  24. Well I am trying to raise some queens from my...

    Well I am trying to raise some queens from my feral bees and have begun to wonder if they may be my savior for the mites. They are on the second year and have yet been damaged by the mites. Last year...
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    thanks for the sugestions, I was just looking to...

    thanks for the sugestions, I was just looking to see if i could find a bag or something to hold it together maybe at the meat shop?
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