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    Re: Mann Lake's Pro Winter Patties

    I just received a 40 lb. case of the new formula winter patty from Mann Lake. They have paper on both sides and are good and firm.....have the same feel and dimensions of their brood patty. Until...
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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    I put 2" shims on late as possible, usually mid to late November...then wrap with tarpaper. The sugar also helps absorb moisture, keeping your bees dry. You want to do it late as possible or they...
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    Mann Lake 16 gal. bottling tank

    I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the Mann Lake bottling tank, and what their opinion is of the tank and valve? Thanks
  4. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Got my name in the hat.....thanks!
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    Re: Mann Lake boxes

    I have ordered and used both grades and the budget grade works fine. The knots have all been solid and everything goes together well. Due to not being exposed to the weather year round, I use the...
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    Re: Nicot Queen System

    You're better off to not cage until a day or two before emergence and then you have to be diligent...they will die quickly in hot weather in the cages..better of to go to mating nucs with the cells...
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    Re: Reusing Nicot Brown cups

    I spray mine with a little 1:1 syrup and stick it in the middle of the starter overnite...the bees will clean all the old eggs and remnants...don't leave it in very long during a flow or they will...
  8. Re: When to move a split from a nuc to a brood box?

    I usually move mine when I see activity on the 2 outside frames. If they are pullin wax and starting to store honey on the outside and have some sealed brood in the middle...you will be good to go....
  9. Thread: Nicot system

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    Re: Nicot system

    I always spray a little sugar water on the grid and place it in the hive for 24hrs before queening the box. They will slick up all the old eggs. If they start filling cups with honey, set the box on...
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    Re: Varroa Treatment for Nucs

    I used the MAQS on my 5 frame nucs and it worked well. I cut the pads in half and installed them per instructions. I treated 9 nucs last fall when the temps were within range. I also made sure I had...
  11. Thread: Caged Queens

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    Re: Caged Queens

    First time rearing queens and I did not expect to have such a good success rate. I think I will have a home for all of them by the weekend. Live and learn.......thanks so much for your help!
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    Re: Caged Queens

    They are virgins and I still have them in the middle of the cell builder. They emerged yesterday.
  13. Thread: Caged Queens

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    Caged Queens

    Had 14 out of 20 cells accepted and ended up with 14 queens using the nicot system. Got a home for most of them, but I will need to bank a few in the cell builder. Will they keep for a couple of...
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    Got a cold snap...

    here in missouri and I need to put cages on my cells. I am on day 10 and using the nicot system. Cell finisher may have other queen cells that I missed. Is 55 degrees to cold to pop them out and put...
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    Re: Got slimed....

    I stripped both brood boxes down on the hive that had all of the larvae. Pulled and cleaned every frame and never found any damage. I did find about a dozen larvae in one corner on the bottom board....
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    Re: Got slimed....

    Suppose to have a warm weekend. I will get in there and see whats going on. I sure hope you are right about it being something else. Regardless, Its a wake up call and I am going to start taking all...
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    Got slimed....

    and I don't know where to go from here. Was checking syrup and noticed a mess at entrance. Pulled out reducer and seen a heck of a mess. It was fairly cold and I didn't get very intrusive....just...
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    Re: Drawing Foundation

    Looks like we are past the worst of it. Low 70's today. I just thought it might be a way to get some comb before the dandelions start and help with swarming.
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    Drawing Foundation

    I just rotated my boxes and have been feeding heavy. I am needing drawn frames for later use and was wondering if I put new supers on with foundation before any flow starts, will they draw it out?...
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    Re: Tulsa, OK Big Bee Buzz March 4-5, 2011

    I would like to thank all of you for making a Missouri boy feel welcome. Had a great time and met a lot of good folks. Thanks to all the speakers for your very informational presentations. I hope to...
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    Hello from Missouri

    I have been lurking here for a couple of years. I have learned so much, but still have a lot of questions.....so I joined up to get some help. I have 7 hives and a nuc that look like they made it...
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