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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    It is true that the cash always looks greener on the other side of the fence. To our peril we only see the $ signs in meadow "way over there" while failing to see the tired and worn out dude who...
  2. Re: Queen present but no brood, what to do?

    Where did that idea come from? Is the operative word in your sentence "may" ? Adding one is just as likely not going to get er laying. What studies can you cite that hint at this as even a remote...
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    All I will say is that the one of the tricks is to knowing how much feed is in the bees. To much and they throw up all over themselves in the heat and stress making a mess worse than a leaky syrup...
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    Uncanny how the folks at UPS were finally able to come to the conclusion people do not really appreciate the arrival of their package with the glistening sticky shine of someones "excess" bee feed. ...
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    Considering that anyone who has had bees for any semblance of time knows that a well fed swarm can survive hanging in a tree for two or three days while clinging together in the pouring rain i'm...
  6. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Cells in splits is all over the board in NORCAL. This is not east texas. florida or some pad in between. If we can get Keith out of old blue or the new beast we ought to have him chime in on cells...
  7. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    So you put 22 cells in nucs and 36% did not take. You did not mention the hatch rate! WHat was that? If you expect to hit 100% on cells in Nor Cal you are crazy. We supplied about 800 to a huge...
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    Why in the world would Weavers be so darn obstinate about shipping them dry. I guess that makes us the only people left in the US who will do it.

    About 8 years ago we reduced our loss rate by 5 %...
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    Re: Installing Bee Package in the cold

    Warm boxes, Warm bees Warm syrup. Make sure the feed is within 1/2 inch of the cluster....

    Close the door down to a pencil's width.
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    Re: Installing Bee Package in the cold

    I'm going to guess that they are selling the packages for "early April" because thats the date the supplier had as an open slot. To take such a slot and deliver on your date in NY is not only...
  11. Re: How long before inserting your queen cell do you make up your mating nuc?

    In broodles mating nucs its about 5 seconds.

    Slam and jam......... on to the next one!!
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    Re: Installing Bee Package in the cold

    Why would anyone in NY order a package for delivery the first few days of April? Bad timing if I might say so!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next time order them for two weeks later and the odds of this happening...
  13. Re: 3 lbs packages , how fast should they take 1:1 feed

    What is your feeding method? One of the biggest mistakes made in package installation and the subsequent feeding is the use of the wrong types of feeders to best accomidate the weather conditions. ...
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    Re: beekeeping requires thinking ahead

    This issue is one that needs to be communicated in the hobbyist segment. Siting on my side of the queen and package equation it never seems to fail to astound me that so many folks seem to have the...
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    Re: Bee Thinking on "Shark Tank"

    Be interested in seeing if you pitched the argument that you "suggest" on your website that TF is superior to other forms of beekeeping. When it comes to making money off of this suggestion I'm...
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    Re: Nuc Spacing & Mating Flights

    Not a lot of color or object variation in that set up!!.
  17. Re: Mini mating nucs or standard equipment?

    Just finished filling the last four hundred of our 4500 mini's at midnight last night. I like them as we have a great system to handle them. Bees do well in them in my area. My only complaint is...
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    Re: New Mexico Hives MIA

    Sounds like a great opportunity to increase the coffers of the local attorneys as this one gets straightened out. :applause: Good luck getting the stuff back.:eek:
  19. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Isn't Intrepid an IGR? http://fruitgrowersnews.com/index.php/magazine/article/Control-Codling-Moth-Without-Organophosphate-Sprays

    I heard this happened in the Arbuckle just north of me.
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    Re: Too much rain

    Funny how all the funky weather we a bleed our complaints about often lead to the best flows and build up once it breaks. If they don't starve out in the meanwhile a stuck truck or two is only a...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    It is what it is....... Different with location and crop.

    Only thing is that one should always consider the opportunity costs when deciding what price to charge. Its not about the now money when...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Feeders

    Once they get a little crud on the side of the end bars trying to jam 9 frames in gets a little tough. When new they will work with a tight fit.
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    Re: anhydrate oa solution.

    The information contained herewithin is guaranteed to kill mites in counts beyond a description of "copious" as per my many experiences...
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    Re: Pollen, Nector and honey flow

    No problem!

    The other evening my son (21) was watching an old tv show where they had a real secretary operating a real typewriter. He commented that it seem to be a waste of time to hire someone...
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    Re: Pollen, Nector and honey flow

    Nector? Is that some kind of Honeyflow Doctor? Thought Barry banned any new threads on that subject!:D
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