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    Re: Extractors

    So how do you get the honey? Crush and Strain? No thanks. Small two frame hand crank is easy enough.
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    Re: Extractors

    Exactly. Described me to a T
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    Re: Extractors

    [QUOTE=Michael Bush;1102054]> The fact that many companies for the past several decades (likely longer) sell smaller extractors seems to suggest that there's a viable long-term market for sub-18...
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    Re: Walk away did not go well

    I'm a third year newbie so i will not pretend to know much, but I thought the difference between SHB larva and wax moth larva was pretty evident. SHB larva look like maggots and wax moth larva are...
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    Re: Rotating Observation hive build

    Very well done
  6. Re: Brood frame in very weak hive with new queen????

    Should I have any concerns with the nurse bees coming in with the new brood frames "getting along" with the bees currently in the weak hive?
  7. Re: Things not to take to the bee yard.

    I thought you were going to say, "don't take a white russian" Thought you may have gotten stung when you took a drink. Enjoyable story though. A visit with the bees usually lightens my mood.
  8. Brood frame in very weak hive with new queen????

    Silly newbie insisted on having only one hive. Queen gets weak and egg production drops dramatically. By the time I recieved a new queen the hive is pretty weak with only maybe a couple thousand...
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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    Yea, I talked to the girl at Kelley's and she said there was one supplier that only used white. I thought it would have been very odd to ship a three year old queen.
  10. Re: You know your a new beekeeper when....

    Now thats funny
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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    Thanks for all the replies. i feel much better now.
  12. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    "I have found this very handy when working my top bar hives.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-14-...-G14/202038673

    The price is right for sure."




    Funny, I lost my hive tool and I had...
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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    Ok, I just called and they said that it is a new queen but the supplier they get them from decided to mark them with white this year. So, you are right Radar, not everyone adheres to the standard...
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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    Will do, Thanks.
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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    Both of those color schemes are exactly the same. Both are showing white as being years 1 or 6.
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    Old queen from Kelleybees???

    I ordered an Italian queen from Kelley bees, it arrived yesterday with a white dot. Is this queen really 3yrs. old? Should I be concerned?
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