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    Re: questions on open feeding

    I will eventually have 300 to 600 hives per location and I am already feeding with inside feeders, the main thing I was concerned with was robbing( if open feeding would start a robbing frenzy or if...
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    questions on open feeding

    I have never used this method to feed my bees so I had a few questions about it
    1. Can open feeding start a robbing feeding or can it help stop one?
    2. How much syrup do you put out at one time and...
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    Re: High Queen loss

    The reports I have heard said they saw 25 to 40% queen loss directly fallowing the maqs application. The only high % queen losses that i had heard about were from the guys who used the quick stripes....
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    Re: High Queen loss

    I have not noticed anything out of the ordinary and I have purchased about 1000 CF koehnen queens aswell. mostly what I have been hearing from other beekeepers around me is the guys who used the new...
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    Re: average age of Commercial beekeepers

    I'm 26 and a first generation beekeeper and I am running 1400 hives right now
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    Re: Installing packages indoors

    when are you installing your queens and what kind of exceptance rate are you seeing?
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    Re: Black Bucket/Pail Feeders

    I have some black top feeders listed in the forsale forum http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247238 there is also a link there to view an image of them
  8. Thread: Heating Syrup

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    Re: Heating Syrup

    I haven’t purchased my tank yet, but the tank I am thinking about buying is a 5000 gal. vertical poly tank and I was concerned about getting the tank to hot in one spot but dbest’s copper tubing...
  9. Thread: Heating Syrup

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    Heating Syrup

    For those of you who buy syrup by the semi load and transfer into a holding tank what method are you using to heat it?
  10. Thread: pollen traps

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    Re: pollen traps

    Dose anyone make a pollen trap that will work with clip pallets, access to the back of a pollen trap is not an option for me
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    Re: More good news from Calif.

    In the Original post jjgbee said that all diesel trucks, farm and construction equipment will have engines that meet 2010 smog specs. could this also affect our swingers and bobcats?
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    Formic for a spring treatment?

    Has anyone ever used formic acid in the spring, more specifically the Mite away II pads and how early in the year can you but them on?
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    Re: When making a nuc....

    That is how I used to do it, the last couple of years I have had enough drawn comb that I didn’t have to put in any foundation but I still use a similar technique. A lot of times in ten frame...
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    Re: When making a nuc....

    When you select your two frames of brood for your nuc you want to make sure that there is plenty of bees covering so that the brood will not get chilled, I usually grab one o two more brood frames,...
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    Re: Best Shaker Box

    Dose this mean you shake the same hives multiple times and if so how many times do you go throw and shake them?
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    Re: Nuc is an abbreviation for Nucleus

    “Outside of beekeeping circles, folks think a nuc is what we used on Hiroshima or Nagasaki, and they think a nucleus is the center of an atom, or the core of an object, but they can understand the...
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    Queen Cell Introduction

    After you have raised your own queen cells in a cell builder hive and it comes time to place the cells into nucs do you just place one cell per nuc or would you put in a couple to insure grater...
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    I also do the same thing, but I rob some of the...

    I also do the same thing, but I rob some of the chipper blades from a second dado set so that I am cutting handles that are 1 1/8” wide instead of 7/8”wide. Makes it easier on my fingers that way.
  19. Thread: Hive Handles

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    On the top at the frame rest where the material...

    On the top at the frame rest where the material is only 3/8 thick rather than 3/4 like the rest of the box there is no way to nail it because he notched it out for his joint so it looks something...
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    I use the same dado setup from the box joint...

    I use the same dado setup from the box joint pictures to cut my handles but I take extra chipper blades from another dado set to make it wider, basically as wide as the shaft on my table saw will...
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    That would depend on weight, if you’re running 8...

    That would depend on weight, if you’re running 8 frame or 10 frame hives, if you’re running double deep or deep and a half to how high you stack them and still be legal, and the length of you semi...
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    I ordered a gallon of bee quick from a local...

    I ordered a gallon of bee quick from a local supplier six weeks ago and it still hasn’t come in. I heard a lot of good things about bee quick and want to try it but I couldn’t wait any longer so I...
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    Question on mixing pollen patties?

    When making patties what ratio do you feel is a good estimate to go by when mixing the dry pollen powder in with the syrup? I don’t want to make them to runny or to dry and its going to be trail and...
  24. I didn’t know you could store sucrose syrup...

    I didn’t know you could store sucrose syrup because I was told that it will ferment after a few weeks. What could you do to your sucrose syrup that stops it from fermenting?
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