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    Re: Need a Bee keeper to check my hives?

    I watched a documentary on some tribe in the Himalayan mountains. Within their tribe there was an occupation, climbing cliffs to retrieve honey. I guess the bees there have adapted and build colonies...
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    Re: Adding room to NUCs

    I asked the same question less than 2 weeks ago. my two level nuc was filling the second level with nectar. i wanted to know if i should put a third level between the first and second levels. I...
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Well, that extra box i put between the brood and the honey frames is being drawn out. so i did a good thing.

    G.
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    hey grasshopper you attend the meeting in bluff?
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    I guess i can probably answer my own question. I will try putting the box in the middle. if it works; good i will know to do it another time. If it do not work. I will chalk it up to experience.

    G.
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Well this morning i went out to check on my cells. So far 4 out of 6 have hatched into queens. I am pretty happy with that, but i am sure the other two will emerge today or tomorrow.

    So i checked...
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Michael Palmer I have a quick question about these 4 over 4 nucs. I have watched a lot of your videos advocating how good they are as brood factories. One thing i did not quite understand was what to...
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    Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Yesterday i made up some more nucs from my existing nucs. One in particular i took two frames of brood out of the top box. these are 4 over 4 nucs.
    Today i thought i might check on the splits to see...
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    Re: Bees in a tree .. when , and how to trap

    You gotta love free bees.

    I too have a bee tree in town, actually the tree has two colonies.

    I set up swarm traps every spring and catch multiple swarms. so i would wait until the spring time,...
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    Re: Late swarm recovery

    I got two last Friday 1 august, one must have been in the swarm trap for a week, they had drawn out 4 rows of comb about 8" long.
    The other was about the size of a baseball.

    Anyway i took them...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    well i have been watching the bees all day on and off. There is a couple of hundred acres of cotton below me and late beans to both sides. I went down to the cotton field with my binoculars to try...
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    Re: Another CCD Solution -- robobees!

    We sure do live in a sick sick world.
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    Re: Getting swarm to stay

    I use cinnamon sticks to rid the ants. you could sit you bottom board on four of these. Just a thought
  14. Thread: Mating queens

    by garusher
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    Re: Mating queens

    Thats a smart tip, swapping locations to take advantage of the established hives field bees.

    G
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    at the local bee meeting there were some offered for $150. however i believe these were southern imports, so not even localized.

    If i am not mistaken an overwintered Queen in a nuc is quite the...
  16. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    I just make sure my equipment is cutting square and if not, adjust it. just the other day i made up a bunch, rocking boxes is just something i don't have a lot of problems with. It is probably like...
  17. Thread: How exact?

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    Re: How exact?

    I made nucs last night. i use a scrap piece of the 3/4" lumber to get the 3/8" rabbets depths exact. cut from scrap piece from either side until the cuts almost touch each other.

    Gary
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    Re: No food taste better than your own

    I did Jalapeno poppers [cream cheese, bacon], fresh sweet corn and butter, and sun ripened tomatoes. Tonight this was great tonight. but may be painful tomorrow. but yum.

    Gary
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    I think i put my 4x4 in the ground 3", may have used concrete too.
    Wednesday the 22nd we had some strong straight line winds, i expected to see my 4 deep hive on the ground but no. my stand by the...
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    this year i am doing the double nucs on a split 10 frame box.
    Last night i went and did a check on the nucs i made up, they were all doing fine except for one.

    she had completely filled the...
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    Re: How Much Effort

    looks like i will be hoping for a good honey harvest to offset the lumber costs for what ever my expectations will be next year. Since this is going to be my only money source this year. Also if i...
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    Re: OTS Queen Rearing - book review?

    I would watch this video and visit Mel's website

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIYz65Vquxg
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    Re: How Much Effort

    What i really need to do is sit down with pen and paper and design a realistic plan. then stick to the plan. however like you said Daniel you need money to make resources and bees to make money.
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    Re: How Much Effort

    I appreciate the answers.

    KiloCharlie so in the summer months you are full time with 160 production hives, I guess you are pretty much full time in the winter too.
    This is good information. I...
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    Re: No food taste better than your own

    Fresh is good.
    Last night i had to laugh, i was sitting in the lounge relaxing and my wife came in from the chicken coop with some fresh eggs. She had put those eggs into a egg carton that had an...
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