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  1. Thread: Queens

    by Isaac Colvin
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    Queens

    Anybody still have queens in April?
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries back in business???

    He has a new website for his "new business" http://caucasianbreeder.com/index.html
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries back in business???

    I ordered bees form him several years ago. To make a long story short after a few years and many promises of refunding my money he started with the whole "GMO soybeans killed my bees" routine. Last...
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    Re: CSA's Said Ok. Now What?

    There are organic pesticides that can and are used that are capable of killing honeybees, but the difference between them and chemicals is that most organic pesticides break down extremely fast, and...
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    Re: 9 frame motorized extractor

    I have a Maxant extractor. I am tickled with the quality of it, an older beekeeper told me that they are the best quality of any of the extractor manufactures that he had tried.
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    Re: glorybee bee jacket

    I bought one last year, cheapest one that I could find. It is still in one piece and keeps the bees out :-) I Would recommend them.
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    Re: Michael Palmer Nucs

    Thats it, I appreciate your help.

    Isaac
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    Re: Michael Palmer Nucs

    Thanks for the link, but I was wanting to find the thread where he went in depth on his system of raising and overwintering nucs.

    Isaac
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    Michael Palmer Nucs

    In the past I remember reading a large thread that Mr. Palmer posted explaining his nuc rearing procedure in great detail. I have tried but I cannot seem to find it again, Does anybody on here have a...
  10. Re: Prices of nucs - shockingly wide variation

    Works even better when you can get between $8 and $10 per pound from direct sales.
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    Re: Bee Hive Plans

    Here's the link to a "photo tutorial" on making your own frames. I did it with just a table saw (a batch of around 700 frames), but a router table would make it a lot easier (and safer).
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  12. Re: Bees trapped in greenhouse... suggestions?

    Bees trapped in greenhouse... suggestions?

    Let them out!!

    (sorry just had to say that :)

    In all seriousness though, from my experience working in greenhouses, (the farm i work on raises...
  13. Re: How many beeks on here are under 25 yrs old?

    I am 19 year's old, have 11 hives, second year beekeeping, plan on expanding as fast as money allows. Want to have 100-150 withing 5 years
  14. Coated or uncoated plastic foundation

    Does it make a difference to have your plastic foundation coated, and if so how do you go about doing it yourself?

    Thanks
  15. Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    My farm is a mid sized vegetable "truck" farm. We raise Certified Naturally Grown vegetables to sell at area farmers markets. This year was the first year that I had any extra honey after what I ate,...
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    Re: Fatbeeman classes

    Hey folk, I did not mean anything insulting by what I asked, just wondering if anybody had been to any of them and what they thought about it. Pardon me if I wasn't politically correct.
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    Fatbeeman classes

    Has anybody on here ever taken any of Fatbeeman's classes . what do ya'll think about them.
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    Re: Exciting 2nd year hive

    Hey, the more the merrier right?
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    Exciting 2nd year hive

    I have a hive that I started last year from a 5 frame nuc, this spring it was fixing to swarm so I made 3 splits out of it (I left 10 frames in the parent hive). Since then I have preformed a cut...
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    Re: How to combine two splits.

    Bump
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    How to combine two splits?

    I made a 3 way split on a hive that was about to swarm 2 or 3 weeks ago. 2 of them in the hive body's and another in a 5 from nuc. One of the hive body splits aperently was unsuccessful in raising a...
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    Re: Strawberries

    We have 25,000 plants out this spring. See bees on them all of the time.
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    Lost a Swarm

    Did an inspection of my hives today. One hive had swarmed, and two others that have swarm cell's built, I split them and wished that I had checked my hives 4 or 5 days sooner.
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    Timeing of a cutdown split

    When is the proper time to "preform" a cutdown split.
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    When to check on a split

    I made my first split today. Was wondering when that I should check on it, and what I should look for.
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