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  1. Thread: When to sell?

    by Giorgio
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    Re: When to sell?

    Ask 150 beekeepers get 150 answers......Read Read Read.... Read who?
    Michael Bush
    Michael Palmer
    Larry Conner
    Brother Adam
    Frank Pellet
    Jay Smith
    Dolittle
    C.C. Miller
    I am sure I missed...
  2. Re: Spring feeding to build up early population for queen rearing and splits

    Less more often...yes this is a good way
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    Re: Queen rearing season off to slow start.

    I won't see drones until mid April here in Virginia ...and maybe as late as May..... I started on 1:1 feed this week.... pollen patties over a month ago... no drone cells at this time...brood...
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    Re: Buck fever marking Q.

    A nice video by Michael Palmer on you tube....it has helped me very much...I use a marking rather than testors paint most of the time...search Michael palmer queen marking.....

    Giorgio
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    Re: Queen Cell Incubator / Box Thingy ?

    Angi h has it right ....buy an inverter ...then you can use the incubator in the car and house on 110 ac ....harbor fright has many size inverters for sale.... you want need a big one....
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    Re: Banking and attendents

    Thanks for your help Michael
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    Banking and attendents

    When you bank queens, do you put attendents in the cages with the queens?

    Thanks George
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    Re: Jzs Bzs cage for banking ?

    Thanks for your help Adam. I was in a class at VT a while back and Dr. Fell had some very kind words to say about you and your operation.
    As I get better at Queen Rearing I will contact you for...
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    Re: Jzs Bzs cage for banking ?

    Thanks
    I have never banked queens before, but this year looks like I will have more than I can sell very fast. I was not sure if the cages would be big enough.
    thanks again
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    Jzs Bzs cage for banking ?

    Do you think, JZS BZS queen cages would work for banking?
    Thanks in advance
    Giorgio
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    Re: Question for Cloake Board users

    I think when the slide in you must open an entrance which is 180 deg from the normal entrance. To allow bees in and out of the bottom box.
    I think I would close off your bottom entrance and...
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    Cage the Queen or let her run free?

    When you sell or transport a nuc do you cage the Queen?
  13. Thread: Riverratbees ?

    by Giorgio
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    Re: Riverratbees ?

    I was thinking 200 times might be mltiple...
    Here is his first post from 09/16/2012

    As I said STUNG! 8yrs now I have had bees. I have slowly been working my way to not wearing gear. Gloveless all...
  14. Thread: Riverratbees ?

    by Giorgio
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    Re: Riverratbees ?

    I called the Hospital in Tazewell Virginia, where he would maybe gone. They said they did not know of anyone coming in with multiple bee stings I do not know Riverrats name.... I met him one time...
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    Re: Queen Cells being torn down in finisher

    when you buy your foundation, there might be some resuidue of any chemical that was in the wax the last guy sold the bee supply co.. then they make foundation out of it.. I have had bees in the past...
  16. Thread: fly away queen

    by Giorgio
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    Re: fly away queen

    Thank you all for your help.....she never came back.... But I have more in the oven.... you all were most helpful and I will know just what to next time .......Thanks again
    Giorgio
  17. Thread: fly away queen

    by Giorgio
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    fly away queen

    I was marking a mated queen today. I had her in my hand, she came loose and flew away.... what do you think the odds of her returning to the hive are? ... I have droped them into the hive before ......
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    Re: Refreezing Royal Jelly

    Thanks for your help Michael, I have tried dry grafting before without much luck, maybe I just need to get better at it.

    Thanks again
    Giorgio:)
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    Refreezing Royal Jelly

    For the purpose of queen rearing, will it hurt royal jelly, to refreeze then use it several times?

    Thanks for any help.
    Giorgio
  20. West Virginia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting

    West Virginia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting
    April 9, 2011
    Mercer County
    near Princeton, WV

    Keynote Speakers
    Dr Richard Fell, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology at...
  21. Re: How much honey can fit into a 1/2 pint Mason Jar?

    As STANMAN stated..
    Best is to weight it yourself because, as stated earlier the moister content will change the weight.. if you don’t have a good scale or know some one who does … take a empty jar...
  22. Thread: cloak board

    by Giorgio
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    Re: cloak board

    Made my own buy ... I think Rossman Apiaries in Moultrie Ga. might have this
    800-333-7677 ez to deal with...
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    Re: Good queen referral

    I don't know if your supplier is th problem.... I have 9 hives and 6 this year have way too many drone cells... and these queens did not come from Rossmans.... Some of my hives even built drone cells...
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