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    Re: Most lucrative way to sell wax

    Probably candles are the most markup, but buying the molds can be expensive. I am making lotion bars and soap to try at a good sized festival, and then a winter farmers market. Lotion bars are quick...
  2. Re: Pattern between farming and success of bees?

    I farm, corn and soybeans, raise vegetables, and keep bees. I do notice there are some sort of cycles, too much rain thru may and june, to wet to plant and bees don't go work in the rain. then...
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Have you actually seen the HUGE queen ? I thought multiple eggs is cells is you have a laying worker. But I am having same problem, nucs don't want to draw new foundation and have been feeding them...
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    packaging bars ?

    found a recipe of soap and lotion bars I like and am making some of each to sell at a fair, what is an inexpensive, yet eye catching way to package these to sell ? Put inexpensive way, because some...
  5. Thread: oav nucs

    by beefarmer
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    oav nucs

    I have some nucs that are the d coates design, made of plywood with a 3/4" entrance hole. How would be best way to treat these with oa vaporizer when it won't fit in the hole ? Would doing a...
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    Re: Winter yards available

    How much room do you have ? What all does it consist of to get bees into florida ? Don't have that many, but would like to have them down south so I could make early splits to bring back north.
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    Re: No extra honey

    If your bees swarmed, they probably won't make much surplus honey.
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    Re: feeding question

    how do set the buckets so bees can get under them?
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    Re: Single Story Colonies for Sale

    where at in ohio?
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    feeding question

    would it work to feed by putting like a shallow pan filled with sugar syrup maybe[ ? how many ] feet away from a group of hives to feed whenever they wanted to, that way I wouldn't have to put some...
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    Re: How can I tell if I caught a swarm?

    wait until dark and put your ear on the trap and tap lightly, if there are a lot of bees in there you will hear the roar.
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    nuc overwintering ?

    I have been reading more about people overwintering what they say is a double nuc box ? I'm assuming they just sit this on a double deep hive ? on top of the inner cover, and the double nuc has a...
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    diy robbing screen plans

    Does anyone have plans for diy robbing screens, they seem so expensive in the bee catalogs?
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    Re: Refrigerated Sugar Water on Bees?

    Move the swarm trap early in the mourning, before bees start to fly. If you have to load it in a vehicle, try to find a cardboard box to fit it in for moving, when you get to the new place of setup,...
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    forcing nuc to make queen cells ?

    I have a few nucs that were made in early june, have been feeding them constantly, hoping they would make swarm cells so I could make up more nucs. Problem is they just don't seem to want to build...
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    trap out kit?

    Does anyone know where to buy a trap out kit, thought I seen one before in some catalog? or does anyone have instructions on how to make one, this would be to trap out of a hole in a tree.
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    Re: easy small scale queen rearing method???

    check out fatbeeman on you tube, he has a couple diff. ways.
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    hopkins queen rearing

    I put the empty frame in the center of the hive for queen to lay eggs in 3 days ago. problem now is the temps. are 40s at night and mid 50s for 3 more days. Is this too cold to pull frame with eggs,...
  19. Thread: nuc time

    by beefarmer
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    Re: nuc time

    Queens aren't do to be sent for another week, and checking last week my hives have a lot of capped brood now, would like to go ahead and put the capped brood in a nuc now, wait a week till I get...
  20. Thread: nuc time

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    nuc time

    What is the max. time that frames of brood could be pulled and put in nuc box before queen would be installed? There will no eggs or open brood in the box, all capped brood and bees only. them making...
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    1 frame nuc start ?

    Are the odds very good on starting a nuc with only 1 frame of capped brood, and maybe another frame or 2 of bees with no brood, with a mated queen installed, realize there won't be a lot of bees...
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    pollen traps on

    When is the right time to put pollen traps on, can it be done early spring when bees are first getting pollen, or better to wait and let them get some first, also think I read somewhere that traps...
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    temp. for making nucs

    Making nuc with purchased queen, what should low temps. stay above to make up nucs, planning on 2 or 3 frames of brood with bees ?
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    Re: making nuc question

    nucs will be deep frames, mated queens, when you say spring, ? temps ?
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    making nuc question

    Planning on making up a few nucs this spring, have a couple questions if someone might help. Planning on 5 frame nucs, could they be started with 1 frame of brood and bees, versus 2 frames, I...
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