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  1. Re: Please explain the relationship between almonds/packages/midwest delivery

    Just a quick question from a newbee....If they are "shaken" from frames most of them will be nurse bees will they not? If so then most of them should be young bees correct? Or am I missing...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    Is it possible that you are just hitting a point where a lot of the bees are of a certain age and they are dying due to the natural cycle? With up to 1500 eggs being laid in a day, theoretically...
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    Re: pollen subatute question

    http://shop.honeyville.com/powdered-egg-yolks-50lb.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA3IKmBRDFx-P_rLyt6QUSJACqiAN8bOTI-ocaum1VHhi6eg-78J2v_ia1BgZv1Rhsi_7SWRoCLzHw_wcB

    Or boil eggs, blend up the yolks and put them...
  4. Re: From Post to Hive. Is There a Gentler Way?

    He looked and sounded like he was terrified.
  5. Re: Cluster is at the top of the hive (TN) Winter post

    I was afraid of that so I just ordered some .....but I only have the one hive right now so it was reasonable.
  6. Re: Cluster is at the top of the hive (TN) Winter post

    I'm new....but I wouldn't be overly worried yet (Just don't want you losing sleep until spring ;) ). Mine have been clustered in the top box under the fondant since fall, I know they had some...
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    Re: Should I concider 5 frame nucs

    I second that!
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    That is an option, 2lb packages are running $102.00+ and they are from the south (shipped in). My local nucs are $125.00 for 5 frames full of bees and a laying queen so for me it seems like the nucs...
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    Re: Should I concider 5 frame nucs

    One other thing to consider is that with the limited space in the nucs, I've been told you have to keep a good eye on them so they have enough space because they grow so rapidly.
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    No, I'm going to take them out and watch them (i.e. I'm going to hatch them in an incubator). I will most likely dissect several of them on different days and look at the progression. The first...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    AWESOME! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    I've got some things straightened out in my head now after re-reading and making some more notes. For queen rearing I plan to, like you said, use my current hive for a cell builder if possible and I...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    Sorry I may have been out of line but it seems like every time Ace post something on one of my threads it is like some sucker-punch and I feel as though I need to defend myself.

    I would hope it...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    No, you are just irritating and not helpful most of the time. Your post will not benifit me in anyway unless I'm trying to go commercial and buy someone out of their established hives, which I am not.
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    I'm not sure what you are talking about here but I'm not splitting any one hive into 4, more like I'm making two new nucs mid summer to overwinter from what will hopefully be 5 hives.
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    Mr. Palmer, Thanks for your input. I'm looking to be self sufficient (i.e. raise my own replacement stock) so I'm looking to split the hive I will have to over winter nucs to boost my established...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    Thanks!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    No it is not and it is not helpful. I asked for the fastest way to increase and gave the guide lines that I'm confined to, that answer does not consider the constraints given. Then again I'm...
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    Fastest way to increase

    Going into spring I will hopefully have one over-wintered hive and I'm starting 4 new ones with nucs that I have ordered. I've been watching all of Michael Palmers videos, reading books and the...
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    Re: Marking queen question

    Those are racing numbers.....reserved for FAST queens!
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    Re: Marking queen question

    I don't know about marking her in the cage but Michael Palmer uses Testors model paint and a piece of timothy hay (thick grass basically). Watch his videos BTW, they are great:thumbsup:
  22. Re: Spring question ~ combining hive with nuc

    I'm not worried about the nucs, I'm buying them local, over wintered. They could have superseded her but I never saw any queen cells, they were in the hive the very end of July/first of August.

    I...
  23. Re: Spring question ~ combining hive with nuc

    I get it but part of the problem is that my first hive is in a Warre' (which I like) but I want to make splits in nucs later in the summer so I want to have strong colonies and have them in frames...
  24. Re: Spring question ~ combining hive with nuc

    Thanks for the input, definitely some things to think about...



    >>They could have but I never seen a queen cell in the boxes and I checked them weekly until it got cold.
  25. Re: Using wood chips to help keep moisture down

    I use landscape fabric on my quilt boxes, very breathable and moisture goes right through, and easy to replace. I separate it from the bees with a flexible "pet" screen made for windows. Just an...
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