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  1. Re: Need some Info Sources of bulk HFCS or Sugar

    Here is an article about base inc. Its an old article but Im hoping they still have the same services there. ...
  2. Re: Need some Info Sources of bulk HFCS or Sugar

    yes i tried the number on that link. Get a recording with a guys name. maybe i need to try calling through Bama.
  3. Re: Need some Info Sources of bulk HFCS or Sugar

    Thanks for the help everyone. im not in the market for a huge amount but I know some other beeks in the area that is shopping around for the same thing. the number I called for Base Inc was (918)...
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    Re: Best ventilated bee suit?

    the hood on the Mann Lake vented suits are too narrow for me and the mesh comes back too far. I get stung in the face all the time throught he mesh on my face because the mesh gets against my skin....
  5. Need some Info Sources of bulk HFCS or Sugar

    What is the deal with finding a source for HFCS? I think it would be easier to by an M-60 machine gun. Ive heard that Base Inc. in Tulsa Oklahoma is a source for HFCS. Heard you can buy it from 5...
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    Re: What do mad bees smell like?

    When the bees first start getting riled up I can smell a good ripe banana smell, but its usually right when they first get riled up then after that it changes to another smell.
  7. Re: Want opinions on Introducing queens and Nucs

    I guess my question really is would it be best to introduce the queens and keep the nucs for new cells, or combine the nucs with the hives needing requeened? Then make new nucs? This is one of them...
  8. Want opinions on Introducing queens and Nucs

    Ive got several queens laying in nucs really well and Im about to start putting some in my big hives to requeen them. Ive got more ripe cells going to need to be put in nucs is a few days. I do not...
  9. Re: Bees using brood area for honey - no Brood!

    yep I agree with what Joseph said.
  10. Re: Adding supers in a Dee Lusby or Michael Bush way

    I have found that in my area I do better by leaving one medium honey super on the hive all winter. I winter my hives with two deeps and a medium. The reason for this is because When I have really...
  11. Re: Two frame nuc with introduced virgin absconded.

    So how often does this happen? How often do some of you more experienced guys see a nuc abscond like that?
  12. Re: They are coming out of the woodwork in droves this year

    Yes seems like there are alot more people interested in having a couple hives of bees around.
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    Re: Laying worker...again.

    ive had success by taking the laying worker hive and combine it down to a single deep. Then take it and shake them out over a 100 yards away from the hive. Everytime ive done it it was toward...
  14. Two frame nuc with introduced virgin absconded.

    I introduced 15 virgin queens in some two frame nucs a couple weeks ago. I have a bait hive that is about 250 yards away from the location of where these nucs were located. I noticed I had caught a...
  15. Re: frames in question, were they small hive beetle slimed?

    I dont see why you couldnt just stick them in there and go with it. I think they will clean them up and use them fine
  16. Re: Africanized honey bees reach and over winter in Palisades, Colorado

    i think if everyone in the US had their bees tested we would all be surprised at where Africanized Hybrids are
  17. Re: Africanized honey bees reach and over winter in Palisades, Colorado

    If a swarm has been hanging around out in bad weather for a few days they can be pretty hot. Ive caught a couple as a swarm that would flat get after you, but as soon as they get settle in a hive...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught two swarms out of the 4 swarm traps ive got out and had a swarm call yesterday. And have had scout bees around the other two traps for a week. The last week ive been hearing of alot of swarms...
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    Re: grafting Queens Questions

    Ok Thanks. I did Place a frame of pollen next too the grafts. And the flow is on in a big way right now. It might have been even better to have grafted even more cells than i did this time. My...
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    grafting Queens Questions

    The last batch of queen cells i grafted I checked in on them about day four after the grafts and my cells were huge. The biggest queen cells ive ever seen. They had already started some drone comb on...
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    Re: Pros and cons of screened inner covers

    I run solid bottom boards and notched inner covers. But in real hot weather i will put an 1/8 shim on top of the inner cover and that will give an 1/8 air gap under the top cover all the way around....
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    Re: Screened or Solid Bottom

    I dont run any screen BB's Just about everyone in my part of the country uses Screen bottoms but me and one other guy who has had bees for 40 years i bet. The worst losses ive had in winter was 8%. I...
  23. Re: Accidentally pulled queen to nuc box two days ago - could use advice

    i did the exact some thing about two weeks ago. I found one big nice queen cell I put the frame with the cell on in in a nuc and added another frame of bees and checked really well for the queen....
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    Re: Labels from Amy Adele

    Checked that out looks like something i can work with. May have to plan for it for later though I just ordered a 1000 labels from my old source but im still looking for new sources
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    Re: Labels from Amy Adele here is a link to the one i was looking at I think its the same Amy but i will check it out
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