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    Feeding Invert Sugar

    I have an opportunity to get some slightly off date liquid invert sugar (Dextrose & Levulose) for $.27 a pound. 72% solids. Seems like this is a good thing to feed for winter stores. Any thoughts...
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    Re: Nuc winter arrangement

    I've overwintered 4 over 4 nucs for two years now with great success. We have lots of cold temps and a frost period that runs from October 15 through May 15. Generally an entire week of temps below...
  3. Re: Who sells thin top bar for comb honey ??

    Kelley still makes and sells them. Item number 16N. Kelley now has several (many) items that they make and sell and are not in their catalog. Unfortunately, new folks at Kelley don't know of them...
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    Re: Best Frame for Comb Honey?

    To make cut comb honey the absolutely best frame is Kelley's split top bar. Product number 16N. Unfortunately, it is not in their catalog but I just had reason to confirm that it still being...
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    Ross Rounds Needed

    Customer needs several hundred Ross Rounds in Ohio. Let me know if you can supply and price FOB your location.
  6. Re: I have a question that seems dumb about pollen traps but here it is anyway...

    You are not missing anything...the bees will quickly learn to enter through the drone escapes!
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    Re: New Member in NYS

    Welcome. More than 50 years ago I lived in Cedarville, near Cards Corner. You anywhere nearby?
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    Re: Question about pollen traps

    Sundance pollen traps are deliberately designed to only collect about 50% of the pollen that bees return with. Moreover, if bees are short on pollen they just send out more pollen foragers. Bees...
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    Re: Overnight split

    Karen, it would be dangerous to put the medium on top of new deep brood box as the queen 'might' be in it! That could lead to you taking the queen with the split and leaving the 'mother hive'...
  10. Re: Painting inside of a pollen trap?

    Back to the original question...

    Some 30 years ago or so, we noticed that the only part of our pollen traps (Sundance) that showed wear and tear was the screen on the bottom of the pollen drawer. ...
  11. Re: 1 or 2 gal. pails for feeding

    http://www.thecarycompany.com/containers/plasticpails.html
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    Re: Pollen Traps- Side Opening

    Thanks for the positive comments on our side opening Sundance trap. We try hard.

    Lloyd
  13. Re: Age old question of Italians or Carny's, cold weather climate

    If you can assure that it has lots of honey going into the winter, say 80 lbs. or more, Italians will do just fine. If that is questionable, follow 'canoemaker's' advice. Regardless, sooner or...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    Why does anyone want to make standard nuc boxes from wood, when the plastic ones are so versatile, sturdy, and inexpensive? Mann Lake has a good one. I have lots of experience with the Jester unit...
  15. Re: Wholesaling 3 pound packages in OHIO

    Just an observation...Ron is a fine, honest person to deal with and this offer is extremely fair for packages delivered to northwest Ohio! I will not personally be ordering as I am too far away, and...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    There are at least two dealers who will work with you to produce a quality, custom designed label that will not smudge with normal conditions. These are Blue Sky Bee Supply,...
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    Re: Commercial wax spinner ??

    You are right to be cautious. I have no idea where the Equinox equipment is made, but it certainly would not surprise me to learn it is made in southern Asia. Talk to as many guys as you can, all...
  18. Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    My experience is also that it makes little difference, if any, where your bees and queen(s) come from. We have pretty severe winters and I have not seen any particular problems when I have used bees...
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    Re: How I winterize my nucs.

    Nice looking fence! Solor powered? How many volts do you try to maintain?

    Lloyd
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    Re: hopkins method queen rearing

    Did you mean this:


    American Beekeeping Journal – May, 1991

    by G. W. HAYES, JR.
    Dadant and Sons, Inc., Hamilton, Illinois

    The Hopkins Method allows the beekeeper to control to a large...
  21. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    I just ordered some at $2.50 a running foot. 36 inch rolls, 100 feet long. http://www.gerarddaniel.com/. I highly recommend them for 8 mesh hardware cloth and stainless steel mesh. Do not buy 5,...
  22. Re: New member from central Arizona

    Welcome from another 'Lloyd S'!
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    Thousands and thousands of queens a year are exported from Hawaii to countries all over the world. There are no restrictions or paperwork needed from a US standpoint. That said, most countries will...
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    Re: lemon honey first time

    Lemon creamed honey. A great seller. Of the flavored honey, second only to Cinnamon. Use freeze dried lemon from Van Drunen Farm, www.vandrunenfarms.com. 3.5 pounds to 200 pounds of honey. YUM! ...
  25. Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have bought packages from them for many years. You could not find a better source!
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