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    Just to create a stir, I had a outyard where I...

    Just to create a stir, I had a outyard where I banked some queens in a nuc earlier this summer, and yes I forgot about them. 2 frames of brood, 1 frame honey and a banking frame with about a dozen...
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    Has anybody made kenyan style mini mating nucs?...

    Has anybody made kenyan style mini mating nucs? if so how well did they work and could you provide diminsions? Also I am new to TBH am I correct in understanding that the combs will not be stuck to...
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    I can pick up queens and put them in cages but...

    I can pick up queens and put them in cages but how do you insert workers? The same way with the fingers?
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    I am going to try Thymol. I want to mix it with...

    I am going to try Thymol. I want to mix it with FGMO and prepare cotton cords. How much Thymol is required per colony. Is there any data that this has been sucessful?
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    rejoice!!!!!!! I have not had any for 5 weeks.

    rejoice!!!!!!! I have not had any for 5 weeks.
  6. Thread: Queen Cups

    by hollowlog
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    I also use the plastic. Have never tried wax but...

    I also use the plastic. Have never tried wax but might one day just for the heck of it. I reuse the plastic and see no change in acceptance rate. However I was told by a commercial man that if you...
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    Last year I pulled a boner. I shook swarmed two...

    Last year I pulled a boner. I shook swarmed two hives of bees into a single brood chamber with a divider inside like Richard Taylor does. It went fine until later on in the season when I inspected...
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    Yes I will bee there manning the IBA products...

    Yes I will bee there manning the IBA products booth
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    I started using wood stove pellets last year and...

    I started using wood stove pellets last year and they work great. I can pick up a 40lb bag for around $3 and two of these will last all year. You will also need a big bag of the pine shavings they...
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    In my area a lot of the old used boxes are...

    In my area a lot of the old used boxes are homemade with no reguard to bee space. I pass up alot and the owners think there worth a fortune. I hate messing with them as the bees build comb were "I"...
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    A lot of aminal feed containes mollasses to make...

    A lot of aminal feed containes mollasses to make it more palatable to the animals. Was this boughten feed or some he ground himself?
  12. Thread: extractor

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    Hoosierhiver I am just south of you in jackson...

    Hoosierhiver I am just south of you in jackson county. I have a old galvanized extracter. Lets get together make some shine and sell it at the bike rally at Bean Blossom.
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    Mine has a max of 325 rpm. I was afraid of...

    Mine has a max of 325 rpm. I was afraid of breakage at higher speeds but I am thinking of trying 400. Any comments?
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    I also built my own figuring to save a wad of...

    I also built my own figuring to save a wad of cash. Its a beauty, all stainless, hold 20 frames, electric variable speed gear motor drive and for a total of less then $200 bucks. I run thirty hives...
  15. Thread: My hive died

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    I thought of robbing to however the hive was so...

    I thought of robbing to however the hive was so strong and the fall nectar flow is going on that something else got this started and they were robbed out later when the population became low. All of...
  16. Thread: My hive died

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    Maybe someone can shed some light on this. I...

    Maybe someone can shed some light on this.

    I made some splits a couple of weeks ago. Introduced new queens and left alone for 1 week. Went back and they were dead. Split contained ten frames of...
  17. Thread: conventions

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    Does anyone know were the American Honey...

    Does anyone know were the American Honey Producers convention will be this year? Do they have a big trade show like the ABF?
  18. Thread: oxalic acid

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    I have used acid and am quite pleased with the...

    I have used acid and am quite pleased with the results. I was told not to use it when brood was present because it is highly toxic to brood. I only fog in the winter when no brood is there. I was...
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    Are there different variaties of Buckwheat that...

    Are there different variaties of Buckwheat that may produce more nectar then others or some that is easier for the bees to work?
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    I have been kicking around the idea of planting...

    I have been kicking around the idea of planting 10 acres of Buckwheat. I thought I would plant it aroung july 1 so it would come into bloom when the the natural honey flow stops so I could harvest...
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    I finally have enough hives that I need a outyard...

    I finally have enough hives that I need a outyard on another gentlemans property. All of the use contracts that I have found are for pollination. Does anyone have a contract that does not deal with...
  22. Thread: HFCS

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    I would imagine it is by volume. My...

    I would imagine it is by volume. My refractometer that I use for honey shows 30% and that would be actual percent of water in solution would it not?
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    I am going to start feeding type 42 hfcs. it is...

    I am going to start feeding type 42 hfcs. it is 70% sugar 30% water. Can anyone tell me how much water to add to five gallons to get a 2:1 sugar to water ratio. How about a 1:1.
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    Has anyone had experience with the Hogg modular...

    Has anyone had experience with the Hogg modular system? Do the bees fill out the square boxes evenly? I have not been impressed with plastic extracting frames because the bees had to be fed for...
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    Do you have a problem with the spikes clogging up...

    Do you have a problem with the spikes clogging up with sticky wax?
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