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    Re: Royal Bee Supply beware

    I would like to know the outcome of this colony, did they survive or not. It looks to me that what you got was a split with a queen in a cage. It appears in your picture's all this colony needs is...
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    Re: how long do queens last in cage?

    My Atlas does not show a Flower Mound in Oklahoma, are you sure that is a town in Oklahoma?
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    Saving Queen cells

    On April 27th one of our local Beekeepers was making splits, he inadvertently moved his Kelley Hygienic queen into the split. On his inspection the parent Queenless hive had 12 or more high quality...
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    Re: Swarm lures?

    If you have extra boxes and frames you can do a split of each of your colonies by moving 1/2 the brood and queen cells. This is not that hard to do and you double your hive count! I have 9 splits...
  5. Re: Anyone tried Cleo Hogan handhold cutter and failed ?

    Cleo's jig does work, you have to build it for your saw. The first jig I built had problems, the second jig works!
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    Re: queen cells

    We did an indepth inspection this afternoon of the 2 colonies, we did not find either queen. Now we have 7 queen cells on the frame in the stronger colony. The weaker colony still has three queen...
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    Re: queen cells

    There were 5 queen cells on 1 frame and 3 queen cells on the other frame, we need to go into both colonies again to see if they do have laying queens. We did the split with one frame with cells,...
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    queen cells

    We did an inspection yesterday of two of a neighbors colonies that were caught as swarms last year. Neither colony made surplus honey last year. We had rain in the early spring last year then as...
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    http://fergusonapiaries.on.ca/
    Above is their Website address, it lists an address and phone number.
    Let us know if they are still selling Buckfast Queens.
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    Somewhere in the archives of BeeSource is a thread about using cattle panels laying on the ground connected to the ground side of the charger. When the bear is on the panel it will be standing on the...
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    Reusing Burr Comb

    I have several pieces of burr comb I want to reuse as foundation in Queen Breeding Nuc's, I want to fasten a piece of this burr comb to the top bar, will melted wax fasten the burr comb to the top...
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    Re: Frames with feces

    Please post what the Lab finds. I suggest you get new queens that have resistance to the problem. I hope the lab suggests what will help with the problem!
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    Re: Arrowleaf White Clover for Bee's?

    Arrowleaf clover is not White Dutch clover. Arrowleaf at one time supposedly did not cause cattle to bloat, it is a legume that adds N to the soil and is good for cattle pasture. My bees that are...
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    Re: open drum feeding

    I have a drum of rock hard sugar warehouse floor sweeping's in my yard. The bees were working it yesterday though a very small opening, I opened the lid yesterday so they had more access. They are...
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    Re: Record keeping?

    I use the KISS business plan
    KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID plan?
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    Re: Arrowleaf White Clover for Bee's?

    My bees that are near Arrowleaf produce the most honey for me.
  17. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Last year I had a barrel of Sugar "Warehouse floor sweepings" that had turned rock hard. I turned the barrel on it's side and added 1 gal of water daily to soften it until the bees cleaned it up. ...
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    Re: Post-mortem

    Is there a BeeLab that does detailed reports about pesticide that is in the wax and honey that kills the colony?

    This is the statement from the Beelab in Beltsville Md:
    We do not analyze samples...
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    Re: Howdy from Oklahoma

    Welcome to the forum.
    Myron Denny
    Glencoe Ok
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    Re: GMO Sourced Honey

    I am going to suggest you build a warming box to keep this honey from crystilizing, somewhere around 100 - 110 degrees will do away with your problem OR simply sell your crystlized honey as "SPOON...
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    Re: where to buy dvd cases?

    Staples office Supply or Walmart is where I would start. I used a small pig ear notcher to make the entrance for SHB in mine. I did not catch very many SHB in the DVD trays.

    I suggest putting a...
  22. Thread: Softfreeze

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    Re: Softfreeze

    Our 1st attempt was "smooth as a school marms leg" possibly it was too rich??? We had to add the rest of the cream in to it to get it to blend. We discussed the procedure and will try it again...
  23. Re: Making a Miller Style Top Feeder - Sealant Ideas

    I have "junk sugar" (warehouse sweepings) I mixed about 3# with 1 cup of vinegar, plus 1 cup of water and a splash of HBH. It has been sitting in a bucket about 3 hours. I am going to put this in my...
  24. Re: Making a Miller Style Top Feeder - Sealant Ideas

    My feeders are wood, full hive size X 3" deep with plywood floors. I used a silicone caulk around the seams, my feeders are 3 yrs old, they have caused no problems leaking. I use a wood float on top...
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    Re: Help design a varroa experiment

    I have a colony sitting in a fence row of Osage Orange aka Bodarck (sp?) I caught this colony as a swarm this spring. They did not make surplus honey this year, after reading this information I will...
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