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    Re: The 6 Stages of Beekeeping Addiction

    I'm just in it for the honey.
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    Re: Nuc to 10 frame

    Remove outer and inner cove from queenless hive. Lay newspaper or another type of paper same thickness( I use auto body masking paper because it is inkless) on top of the bess to completely cover...
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    Re: Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    My Maxant "no drip" valve has dripped since new. I used the Kelly valve successfully for several years prior to purchasing the Maxant. Either way get a bottling valve. The right tool for the job...
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    Re: Honey Prices??

    Check out the prices here: http://www.honey4sale.com/
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    Re: formic acid MAQS

    If you are using two strips wait for the 91 day to pass. If you are using one strip I would not worry about the 91. MAQS is most potent in the first 3 days. Make sure your entrance reducers are...
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    Re: Severe spotty brood

    Vita has a field test kit for EFB. Dadant sells it. I used a couple last year. Determined my issue was PMS. I think you have to do the field test prior to treating. Good luck.
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    Re: MAQS or Apiguard

    I've been using MAQS for several years without major queen loss issues. Give them enough air and they will be fine. It may wipe out a weak queen and they will supersede her. I believe it is...
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    Re: Varroa treatment results

    Why did you think that you had no varroa problem?
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    Re: Mite Away Quick Strips and robbing?

    If your colonies are strong enough for MAQS they will not be robbed. Here's another thought, pull your honey and treat at the same time.
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    Re: OTS Bee keeping and undrawn comb

    You'll need a flow to accomplish your dream. The only flow I've had so far is rain. I'm hoping for a box of basswood if it stops raining. Good Luck!
  11. Thread: Jester Nucs

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    Jester Nucs

    Anyone get nucs from Jester bees this year? I have an opportunity to get some of their nucs. Looking for reviews good or bad. Thanks.
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    Re: Unsure of how to help cold bees

    Have a glass of wine and check your bees next week.
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    Re: How soon to start balancing hives

    And give them a frame or two of brood from your good hive.
  14. Re: Idiopathic Brood Disease Syndrome Treatment Options

    I am curious. Why and how did you and the state come to the diagnosis of IBDS if you have a high level of mites. As far as I know Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. If you know you have a...
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    I use 7 5/8 boxes they will not fit in a medium.
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    Re: Need some advice/guidance

    Do you have drones flying? Might be good to have drones if you plan to raise a queen. I would also feed.
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    Re: Amazing feral brood pattern

    Nice!
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    Re: What gives you a warm fuzzy feeling?

    Odfrank you make me laugh this morning. Velly funny!
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    Hey Dr, I'm from the Slovenian community in Chicago. We keep some hives at our church and our small group is a sub chapter of the Slovenian Beekeepers Association. I've been to Slovenia and checked...
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    Re: oax vaporization

    They might be in it munching away.
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    Re: Mated Queen who can tell

    That is the question that i have asked myself. How do you know that you're not getting a virgin?
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    Re: Algae in my Syrup

    One teaspoon per gallon.
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    Re: Drum pump for honey

    My local microbrewery just made a batch of a double IPA with 100 lbs of local honey. It is available in their tap room at a price of $6.00 for a ten ounce glass. I believe that comes to about $1188...
  24. Re: decrystallizing in aluminum or stainless drum

    Stainless. You will not have enough temp control with a turkey fryer.
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    Re: Late queen install

    If you have brood pull two frames and put her in between in your queenless hive.
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