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  1. Thread: What is this

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    Re: What is this

    Casualties of beekeeping. remember the bees are not suited to having their home ripped apart. you kill bees doing so. Limit how often you need to do so. It really does disrupt the hives productivity...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Here is just one example of why prices would vary. Almonds they pay $150 or more per hive as to Apples that pay $50 to $70. Anyone sending colonies to apples Almonds has a lot more distance and...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I am not Lauri but I have multiple nucs that went into winter on nothing but sugar cakes and what not. We fed them sugar water at every opportunity through the winter as well. Of approx. 23 nucs that...
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    Re: Soffit Trap-Out

    [QUOTE=Danielle Quant;1261661] I had my dad who's a carpenter look at it and he said that it's actually wood slats that are extending out from inside the house. It's hard to explain, but it's a block...
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    Re: Queenless Nuc Swarm

    I would hive the swarm in another box. Hope that the next virgin to emerge in the original hive will stay and end the swarming. Harder to do when you first start out and have no extra equipment. But...
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    Re: Queenless Nuc Swarm

    I can think of a few possible reasons. mainly surrounding confusion on the bees part. If they where geared toward swarming and now are queenless. they may be just enough stimulus in the surrounding...
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    So does anyone have any other explanation for the fact I have seen half a dozen swarms over a two year period land in the exact same spot. During the period of one season I suspected it was just...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I don't read beesource for it's reliability or it's accuracy. Sorry but you can't have endless opinions and expect accuracy. I read it to stay updated. what are others finding worth talking about. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4-8 Reno Nevada.
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    Re: Could someone explain "gap" please?

    My understanding is that it is not just a gap. but an increased number of gaps. IT is not only a matter of will a queen cross the gap it is more of a matter of will she do so readily as well as why...
  11. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    2 radial arm saw on one bench. You could rip and cross cut all at the same time.
  12. Re: $10 to make a vaporizer, so why buy one for $190?

    At what temperature does OA sublimate?
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    Re: Pollen color, SW/N missouri

    it is showing Elm, Juniper and Ash at high levels for my area. Consistent with what I am seeing at the hives. I was surprised the other day to already be seeing yellow pollen coming in. it starts...
  14. Thread: Pallet Decks

    by Daniel Y
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    Yep, that would be the idea. Use a 2X4 as the cross piece and it can become a measuring piece for identical cuts as well. It would set flush with the end of the ply edge. and that would then place...
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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    Ace, The queen would carry two genes. She will only pas one or the other to her offspring. while each sperm only carries one that mix of sperm could have come from many drones. S0 say she mated with...
  16. Thread: Pallet Decks

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    Re: Pallet Decks

    You won't need quite that many. but a couple should do double check they are tight. Figure out how to set a guide for your skill saw and you can get finish quality cuts. it is how I cut counter tops....
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    As for advice on the internet. it is true that it is what it is. including those that say it is bad advice. But still they seem to think theirs is the only advice worth following. Asking others about...
  18. Thread: Pallet Decks

    by Daniel Y
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    Or wasted a lot of your plywood. take care that the sheets do not move.
  19. Thread: wax mold?

    by Daniel Y
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    Re: wax mold?

    I listened to 5 years of conversations that decided that casting and stabilization was a waste of time also. So I am not talking to the 8 I am talking to the 2. For those that want to work it out. I...
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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    I have one other thought in regard to why bees woudl rear a high percentage of grafted cells and abandon any such preferences for a Royal line. Grafting and altering the cell that a larva is in has...
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    Re: How many beehives can we manage?

    "Keep them alive, Keep them alive, Keep them alive."

    Now I would agree by perfect definition this is absolutely true.

    Now is there anyone that is able to do this. If the averages losses are...
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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    The most obvious answer to that specific questions would be that no such Royal selection in fact exists.

    It is like doing an experiment designed to test a theory. and then when it does not calling...
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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    Using only what is on hand is not a selection.

    Are you certain they would select a younger larva? How do you know this?

    How can you be certain that here are not other factors the bees select...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    I think this in an important issue. I tend to find what some would call a situation of diminished returns. I consider that an understatement if in fact it is a matter of overdoing something until it...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I use temperature controllers on indoor applications only. I have found they fail on and will overheat in outdoor conditions. At the very least have a second stat in the circuit as a safety.

    The...
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