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    Thanks for the help. I am using a deep for brood....

    Thanks for the help. I am using a deep for brood. I would like the deep
    plastic foundation. I guess I will have to use the wax. I like wax all except
    for the chewing out the holes in the bottom of...
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    Plastic 4.9 foundation?? Where can I get??

    I would like to know if anyone still makes the 4.9 plastic foundation???
    Thanks. Duane.
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    Kurt, I live a little south of where your hives...

    Kurt, I live a little south of where your hives
    are but the floral should be pretty much the same. We had a very good maple and black locust
    bloom this spring. The black locust were loaded with...
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    Poll: 38 years old. My name is Duane. Been keeping...

    38 years old. My name is Duane. Been keeping
    bees for about 7 years. Have 11 hives. I figure
    that soon in the future there will be a big
    demand for farmers and beekeepers. With all of
    the...
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    I had several frames of permacomb that where not...

    I had several frames of permacomb that
    where not drawn out past the plastic and we
    had a good flow. ???? Thanks for my father
    in law and a fork. If it were up to me I
    would have used them for...
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    Thanks for all of the replies. The reason I am...

    Thanks for all of the replies. The reason I am asking all of this, is that there are serveral semi-commercial beekeepers around my area that use the 1 1/2 storey hive. And usually a commercial...
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    I understand the queen excluder part for ...

    I understand the queen excluder part for
    singles and doubles. I am just not familiar
    with the 1 1/2 set up. Maybe I should have just ask what are the advantages in using the 1 1/2 storey hive over...
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    And when I say, 1 1/2 stores I'm referring to 1...

    And when I say, 1 1/2 stores
    I'm referring to 1 deep and a super (med or
    shallow). Most people in my area use a med.
    The reason I say this is: I see a lot of
    beekeepers in my area with this...
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    I understand a single deep brood box and I...

    I understand a single deep brood box and
    I understand a double deep brood box and I
    understand 2 or 3 mediums for brood box. But what I don't understand is the 1 1/2 storey. Does anyone use 1 1/2...
  10. Thread: Two Questions

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    I tried permacomb this year. 2 things I didn't...

    I tried permacomb this year. 2 things
    I didn't like about the permacomb.
    1st. The bees prefer wax combs over the
    plastic. If you want to use permacomb use all permacomb, don't mix wax supers...
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    A medium super extracted will produce between 2-2...

    A medium super extracted will produce between 2-2 1/2 gallons of honey.
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    Could some of you who are using Russian queens...

    Could some of you who are using Russian
    queens give me some insite on why you
    use them? What do you like about them?
    Thanks, Duane.
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    What do you guys do to the Miller feeders to...

    What do you guys do to the Miller
    feeders to keep them from leaking??
    Sealer, etc...??
    Duane.
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    Where can I have honey tested to show what types...

    Where can I have honey tested to show what
    types of nectar sources the bees used making
    it? Duane.
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    odfrank, Are you suggesting not using any...

    odfrank,

    Are you suggesting not using any foundation
    or just not using plastic foundation?

    And are you using the foundationless frames
    with the regressed bees?
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    Where can I find some deep foundation for the...

    Where can I find some deep foundation for the dadant jumbo deep frames???
    In small cell.
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    My father in law swears that eating honey ...

    My father in law swears that eating honey
    everyday keeps him from getting sick. Flu,
    colds, etc... He hasn't been sick or had the flu in the last 2 years. Been eating honey
    everyday for the last...
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    Clinton, What type of crops do you help...

    Clinton,
    What type of crops do you help pollinate?
    Do you use doubles for brood?
    Do you leave the hives in the south for the winter? Where do you winter your hives?

    Thanks, Duane in VA.
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    I have one hive with 3 deeps. The top deep is...

    I have one hive with 3 deeps. The top deep is full of capped honey. I went into this hive yesterday to requeen it and found
    the presence of a few wax worms. This hive isn't as strong as I would...
  20. Let me add another question. For a queen to...

    Let me add another question.

    For a queen to raise bees that will draw 4.9 cell size without small cell foundation, wouldn't the queen have to have this trait through breeding from maybe feral bees...
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    I like using the 12 oz. squeeze bears from...

    I like using the 12 oz. squeeze bears from
    brushy mountain. Not the ones with the flat
    front for labels. Just the plain squeeze bears with yellow tops. I get $3.00 each for
    them. I sell all that...
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    I was thinking about going back to single deep...

    I was thinking about going back to single deep brood boxes to do my regression.
    How does this sound and feel free to add any helpful comments.

    Make splits to get back to a single deep brood box....
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    1. When should I be treating for mites in NJ?...

    1. When should I be treating for mites in NJ? (both varroa & trachial)

    reply: When brood rearing is at minimum. In
    south central VA, from Oct.1 - Middle of November. 6-8 weeks. Most effective...
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    Along with what Mike said. For cut comb honey...

    Along with what Mike said. For cut comb honey
    you want it as white and clean/clear as possible. By moving capped supers up and bottom supering, there is less bee traffic across capped combs and the...
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    BEEn Stung, Would be good if you could introduce...

    BEEn Stung,
    Would be good if you could introduce a laying
    queen with the 3 frames of brood. It would speed things up a little. If you let them raise a queen it will be around 13 days before she...
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