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  1. Re: Urban beekeepers, would you be willing to share your experience?

    I have some hives both in town and in the country and am looking for differances between the 2 and at this point this year I'm seeing none. The country here is about 85% woods and 15% medows and farm...
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    Re: How do YOU harvest brood for mating nucs?

    Question ? Is this to generate splits for sale/ increase (many nucs needed at once) OR is this to generate a nuc to mate queens, that will be used all summer in serial fashion? If you need a quick...
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    Re: Is This Unusual? Wall to Wall Brood?

    Congrats on the great hive,,,,I think I read once that a frame of emerging brood will occupy 3 frames, and if you have 10 frames of emerging brood you need 30 frames available.....:+O "Thats alot of...
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    Re: No Luck With Splits

    You can make a split in the same yard, BUT the field bees will return to the old location, and the nurse bees will stay with a frame of brood wherever you put them...the nurse bees are very young...
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    Re: 21 day inspection

    That sounds great! And you have all your ducks in a row and by the 4th of july you'll have honey to worry about..lol...worrying about "what to do with the honey" is the whole point... :) Good luck...
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    Re: No Luck With Splits

    Here's something I tried yesterday, and will see if it works in a week or two....Yesterday was a buitifull day with all the field bees at work,,,I needed to make a 2 story 5 over 5 frame nuc into a...
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    Re: 21 day inspection

    Looks GREAT...And in the next 0-21 days all those capped brood cells will hatch and you will have bees "Out The Wazzoo!!" Make sure they have enough room for them,,,,and the queen to lay in...You...
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    Re: smoke pissing off bees?

    I think I would light that bbq and forget about those bees!!! Anything that mean is a saftey hazard....I got stung about 40 times in 3 minutes on a crossed italian hive that was replacing its...
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    Re: 1 frame nuc start ?

    For a one frame, weak split, feeding is a given for as long as it takes, your increase will be next year so don't be discouraged if there isn't anything to show this year....And I know that Ga. and...
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    Re: Package - Queen cage has no attendantd

    I just received an order of queens that didn't have attendants IN the cage with her,,,,Make sure to check if there is a candy plug in the cage,,,,mine only had one cork and it was open behind it, so...
  11. Thread: Making syrup

    by McBee7
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    Re: Making syrup

    GTM--If you use Honey Bee Healthy (HBH) or MannLakes Pro-health, syrup additives, or even esential oils (EO) this will privent the syrup from fermenting or going sour or getting moldy...I have some...
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    Re: Expanding into 2nd deep - timing/method

    Eric--If you move a frame with just a small amount of brood along the bottom edge, in the center, is all it will take to get the bees to think "UP" into the next box and only a few nurse bees are...
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    Re: Shaken Swarm Howto

    Taranov swarm--A picture is worth a thousand words :)

    https://youtu.be/j7GweGb35tY

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Shaken Swarm Howto

    Welcome to BeeSource JayJay..I think the Taranov board method is kind of a variation of the standard "shook swarm" method...I am by no means an expert on either but just a student of different...
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    Re: 1 frame nuc start ?

    Beefarmer--I've considered this myself and in general I would agree with the other posters that, 2 frames of brood and bees is a more viable and proven start in a nuc box...But I also just read Mel...
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    Re: Comb Building Timeline Approximation Sought

    Welcome to beesource Sunny.....I'm in a colder area than you and I have TONS of pollen coming in as well as TONS of necter,,,,,,Although I think mine is coming from pussy willow and tag alder and...
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    Re: Converting package to russian

    Mike, You might consider using a press in cage to introduce the Russian queens when they arrive. Press in cages allow the new queen to lay a bit of its own eggs and brood for the occupants to...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Great observation Vance, I've noticed similar consumption of stores here also, and i'm made aware of some of the variables involved,,,,,Such as genetics of the bees, meaning- how soon they started to...
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    A friend of mine loses tape measures like this..But in the spring when the snow melts, they come up like flowers next to his driveway :)

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Queen Bank for 12

    I ordered queens from Ca. that shipped on tuesday and arrived on thursday. I was busy on friday and they spent friday in my book shelf....On saturday I put them over a 2 deep Queen Rite nuc over a Q...
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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    Thank you PowerBee12 for the great queens...They were shipped on tuesday and I recieved them on thursday as you said,,,,All 12 were alive and well today (saturday) when I put them in my queen...
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    Re: Queen Bank for 12

    Thanks BeeManDan for the great pics. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words......I hadn't seen the racks that hold the JZBZ before , thanks again.

    ==McBee7==
  23. Thread: Minnesota

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    Re: Minnesota

    Welcome to BeeSource,
    Lots of very experienced beeks here to put you on the right track if you ask,,,,So much to learn about a bug :)

    ==McBee7==
  24. Thread: Caucasian

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    Re: Caucasian

    I have 4 caucasian queens coming in June, which I hope to make up some nucs with for winter, which is the trait I'm intrested in. I'm not sure if I'll hate the propalus issue though,,,, I hope to...
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    Re: Queen Bank for 12

    Thanks all for your point of views, and I was a little confused untill I read BG's reasoning about putting frames of brood above the excluder to draw up the nurse bees who will take care of whatever...
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