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    Re: Two way pallets

    Could you post some pictures of your set up, especially the pallets?

    Thanks Jim
  2. Re: Is the last week of June too early to start nucs in NE Ohio?

    We just made up 20 nucs with 2 frames of brood, one honey and pollen, and one empty yesterday. Gave them mated queens today. Plan to do at least one more round of them maybe 2 if we get rain to keep...
  3. Re: What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?

    Noticed the OP started this thread early Sunday and hasn't been back since.:D
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    Re: VP Queen Bees....

    Anyone know of any breeders in the northern states with VP stock for sale? Been looking but not having much luck.
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    Re: When is it OK to Peek?

    Remember that swarms are comb building fools, I would look now to make sure they are building properly and not cross combed. Much easier to fix early rather than late.
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Lol OldIron must have run out of popcorn, and decided to go off topic and stir the pot with the afb , we where talking about BeeWeaver queens not pure Afb. Trust me there are plenty of other strains...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    They ship June 2nd, should arrive the third. I'll have some queenless nucs waiting for them.
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Thanks to everyone who offered imput on this thread. We are going forward with a 20 queen evaluation, if it goes very well or very bad I'll post it.

    Jim
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    A couple of questions if that's ok. You say you gave her about 6 weeks, did you requeen a hive with her or was it a package or nuc?

    Also you say that " all other b weaver queens from last year are...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Any thoughts on why they didn't make it through the winter?
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    An important point would be their overwintering ability. My interest comes from looking for bees that may be able to survive varroa without chemical treatment, while I see various VSH lines being...
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    Re: ? for those with a horizontal lang

    I've found that the bees don't seem to consider the other side of the follower away from the brood nest part of their hive. A 7/8" hole in the follower will allow any strays a way back into the hive,...
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    Beeweaver queens in the north

    Any northern states beekeepers using Beeweaver Queens? I'm more interested in recent or current experiences than 10 years ago. They claim to be much calmer now. We are considering about 20 of them...
  14. Re: Any reason not to use this as smoker fuel?

    How deep in the smoker do you fill with the pellets for a couple hour burn?

    Jim
  15. Re: Compressor PSI for blowing bees out of supers

    Are you planning to blow them out in the shop?
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    Re: Vote for Google doodle!

    Done : )
  17. Re: Suggestions for more efficient inspection process?

    You may find this of interest.

    http://youtu.be/z0aHrVJDRfk

    Jim
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Try to plug up all grooves if you use foundation type frames for foundationless, SHB like to hide in the grooves.
  19. Re: Bees and Turkey Hunting (slightly graphic)

    I wonder if that suit would work on whitetail deer? :) might be enough to throw them off.
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    Re: removing dead bees with compressed air

    Burns thanks for sharing, I couldn't remember where I saw it either but it worked great. I only needed about 90 psi, small cell must come out easier lol. :D
  21. Thread: Help!

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    Re: Help!

    Get that cage out of your topbar as soon as she is out or it will cause your comb to go all wonky, they will build right around it.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Is anyone aware of any other states with such requirements?
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    Re: Weak hive...new what?

    Are there enough bees in the weak hive to cover a frame of brood? If so and you have plenty in your strong hive I'd try it. Any drones flying yet where you are?
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    I believe the primary purpose of a 15lb felt wrap is for some solar gain in the cold weather.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Yesterday I asked a question about the fact that African bees deal with varroa and also have a shorter gestation period. I suspect that it was ignored due to the back and forth bickering taking place...
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