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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic / VSH ?

    Although they are both hygenic they were developed in different ways.

    MNHy were developed by Dr. Marla Spivac by using the frozen brood assay. This measures the ability of the workers to remove...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    I am sold out for this year. I hope everyone has a great year. I will start taking orders for next year Dec.1st.

    Thanks, Johnny
  3. Thread: Mating Nuc

    by Broke-T
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    Re: Mating Nuc

    1. Do you you use 3 or 4 divided mating nucs?
    No, I use a duplex box with 3 medium frames on each side. Strong enough to fight off hive beetles and raise a good queen but not to big to find...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    Yes, July 7th,14th and 21st
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    Re: Placing foundation in frames

    I have never removed them. Bees seem to do fine.

    Johnny
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    Re: Cowen 28 Frame Extractor

    Bit the bullet and ordered a new system. It shipped out today. Can't wait to get it installed.

    Johnny
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    I have about 20 queens left from this week if anyone needs any.

    This week is the last of my regular production. Starting week of July 7th I will break down and consolidate all my mating nucs. ...
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    Re: Chain Uncapper Adjustment

    Before you start cutting. Drop the handle to the lowest position, then bend the handle upwards slightly so that the frame holder will drop all the way down.

    Johnny
  9. Thread: Acorn frames

    by Broke-T
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    Re: Acorn frames

    Freight on 5000 sheets from CA to MS was only $290

    Johnny
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    Re: Pierco vs. Acorn

    I ordered 5000 sheets of black unwaxed medium foundation from Nick at Acorn yesterday. He was several hundred dollars cheaper than Pierco. We have been using Pierco for several years and will now...
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    Re: What flowers make honey taste bad?

    We have a strong privet flow and it is light and mild tasting. Just had a bee meeting and a lady said she has started planting buckwheat and it makes great honey. I think the soil that a plant is...
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    Re: Sump/clarifier size??

    I have a large jacketed kelly sump that wee have a 33 frame dumping into. It had the 1 1/2 inlet and outlet. The outlet is not a problem but the inlet was. We disconnected the pipe from the inlet...
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    Re: Chinese Tallow Trees

    Are the fields around you blooming with white clover. When the clover is blooming my bees won't work anything else.

    Johnny
  14. Re: Will bees convert honey comb frame to brood comb?

    Yes, I do it all the time.

    Johnny
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    Re: Hello from east central Mississippi.

    Welcome to BeeSource neighbor. You can find lots of good info here.

    Johnny
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    labels for hand dipped taper pairs

    I planning on producing hand dipped tapers. How do you make your labels?

    Any pictures would be nice.

    Johnny
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    Re: What's the best Material for Lids?

    We buy the western cedar migratory tops from Western Bee and they stay flat. Love them. We paint them.

    Johnny
  18. Re: Queen quality in queenless versus queenright finisher

    For the last two years I have used nothing but queenless cell builders. I add a frame of brood every week to keep young nurse bees available. I think they are great.

    Johnny
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    phosfume
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have one. I guess it gets really hot in summer but supers are on hives from mid March till late September so container is empty.

    Johnny
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    2014 VSH queens for sale

    I stilll have a few open mated VSH queens available in June.

    June 10th 40

    June 17th 100

    June 24th 80

    Queens are $22 each which includes marking. $20 shipping per order with free...
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    Re: Time from hatched queen until eggs

    From emergence to first eggs will be 12 to 14 days if she had good mating weather. Longer if weather was bad and she had to wait for her mating flights.

    Johnny
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    Re: Carpathian queens in the US?

    You might try Robert Russell at Russell Apiaries. :D He had every breed his mind could think up. ;)
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    Re: Catching Queens and Attendandts

    Catch the wings. It gets easier with practice.

    Johnny
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    Re: Hearding Bees Into Queen Cage

    Once you have the queen in the cage hold in your left hand with index finger over hole. Catch attendants with right hand by wings, quickly open hole and stick her head in. As she enters put finger...
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