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    Re: How best to set up mating nucs?

    Bump...is this too basic a question ask? I have never set up a mating nuc before.
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    Re: New ipad...where does one find bookmarks!

    I simply switched from Chrome to Safari:)
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    New ipad...where does one find bookmarks!

    title pretty much says it all. The battery on my ipad died and they gave me a new ipad with everything put back on it. I went to bookmark the hive lifter site from beesource and on the new ipad I...
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    Re: Gone a day and swarms appear!

    I have now learned...Apple blossoms = swarms:)
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    Next time could you leave half of the cells on the graft bar and half on frames to get an actual comparison?
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    How best to set up mating nucs?

    got home last night and today is the day I am to transfer grafted QC into mating nucs...that is assuming I will have a QC when I look at the graft bar:)

    The equipment I have is:

    Standard deep...
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    Re: Another use for Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    They are are used for drenching sheep and the like. Look on farm and vet supply sites.
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    Re: Empty colonies, CCD suspected

    How does one confirm CCD when no one really knows what it is?
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    I would call that Nucs:)
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    Re: Gone a day and swarms appear!

    Some,not all, of my Queens are marked. If I see one and have time I may mark her:) It has been a fast forward spring for us. Apples trees came into bloom last week so I guess that relates to swarm...
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    I am quite new to this. over the past 3 years I have not requeened "just because". Some of my queens are marked. One of my strongest hives has a three year old Queen.

    Is supercedure not natures...
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    Gone a day and swarms appear!

    I drove down to Corvallis Oregon vet school Monday to get a pacemaker for one of our dogs. What a lovely laid back little college town. I digress....on Monday evening I get a call from my SIL saying...
  13. Re: Queen cells after week and half after installing package

    They could well be superceding. It is not uncommon with packages.
  14. Re: Cleaning up my first dead hive, why is the comb like this?

    I am not so certain about robbing. I left a box out and rats/mice ate my comb and it looked like that. It seems rodents love sweet comb and grubs.

    In photo 1 it looks like they were making Queen...
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    Question about pollen traps

    I have a Sundance front entrance pollen trap that I have never used. I think it is because I am concerned it may negatively impact a hive.

    Is this concern simply nonsense? Do they negatively...
  16. Re: hive swarmed, caught queen and half the swarm: now what

    The bees don't care...don't feel badly for them.
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    Re: Will a New/Virgin Queen Cause a Swarm

    So if you split...no queen in box...they raise a virgin the virgin and the hive will swarm as if a secondary swarm?

    This seems odd to me.
  18. Re: Anyone build an upper enterance into a quilt box?

    My quilt boxes are divided in half with hardware cloth. Quilt above, sugar blocks and upper entrance below. In summer the quilt is off, the food is gone they are above an inner cover that has a hole...
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    Re: gopro

    You can wear a go pro with a chest band.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Not long now until a lot of folks will be trying, and hopefully writing about, the flow hive.
    The fellow I chatted with that had used it last year was amazed by how well it worked. He had thought it...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I had 2 paper tub type swarm boxes up for the past 2 seasons without a bee so much as crossing threshold. I put them up again this year and gave each a sritz of SC. Withon a few days lots of bees are...
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    Re: Can one change their forum name? If so how.

    Thanks
  23. Re: first time grafting results good or bad?, questions

    I think a big mistake I made was simply spraying on room temp water. My graft cells were at room temp as well:(
    Is heating the bar and water necessary? I would expect that the spray of water goes...
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    Re: Share your graft pics

    Have to love that yellow and black vehicle:)
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    Re: Queen flying ability?

    Twice last year I saw Queens from splits take from the frame! No a happy occurrence. I thought if I left the top open with all the fanning and commotion going on they would return...unfortunately in...
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