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    What are people charging?

    We have been contacted to provide bees for apitherapy for a lady. I think this may be an ongoing deal. If it was one or two times, I would just give them to them. Does anyone have a price for bees...
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    Re: Raising a Few Queens

    There are many good books out there, and they are worth their weight in gold. The one by Dr. Larry Connor is the one I would recommend to start with. My suggestion is don't give up. I took a queen...
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    Re: How soon can I place queens in hives?

    Thanks Ray. That was my fear. Day 10 is out for me due to my job. So I hope that late on day 9 will be OK. I was hoping to do it today or early tomorrow, but I will wait as late as I can. Thanks...
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    How soon can I place queens in hives?

    Well, the title about says it all. I grafted last Friday and was extremely happy with the number of finished cells that are capped over. Most have a good amount of royal jelly in them. How soon...
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    Sellling on consignment

    Hey gang, I have an opportunity to sell both our honey and pure Maple Syrup at a local ice cream shop. They sell other local products too. The owners are people that we know and have known for a...
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    Crystalized honey with wax in it

    Usually, my wife takes care of our cappings, washing, melting, and forming. I did not think anything of her health not being the greatest after we extracted in July. Now in our decapping tank, we...
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    Re: Bees vs Cornfields

    Hey Bruce, I am in Ohio and surrounded by corn, and beans. I remember talking to someone (that knows more than me) about this. They said they read an article that most of the bees realize they have...
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    Do I need a finisher hive?

    I am getting ready to graft using the cell punch method this weekend. I made a cell starter nuc tonight by boosting the nuc in the air on legs with a 1/8th inch hardware cloth wrap inside the legs. ...
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    Re: Hives in full sun

    I put mine in full sun this year. I have not used any SHB traps this year. I did some research for our bee club on the SHB and found that ventilation and the heat help to keep them in check. I use...
  10. Thread: soybeans

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    Re: soybeans

    Hey David, the way it was explained to me (not sure if it is correct, but makes sense), todays hybrids of soybeans do not require pollination. But there is pollen to be had for the bees. Sort of...
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    Re: Lip balm shrink wrap

    I found this website that sells actual labels for lip balm. They have a couple of styles that have perforation so you can seal the cap without using shrink wrap. We are going to give them a try. ...
  12. Thread: Lazy bees

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    Re: Lazy bees

    I will be more selective of my next thread title for sure! Lazy Bees was just meant as.....maybe picking on my bees. They will always work harder than any of us for sure. A lot of good ideas and...
  13. Thread: Lazy bees

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    Re: Lazy bees

    I have had problems with the queen laying in the supers with no excluder. Granted, I don't do it on all hives, but for making comb honey it is a pain. But I think I will try it on the other hives...
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    Lazy bees

    I know I take a chance on starting the great debate on queen excluders again, but I want to see if anyone else is having the same problem. I have supers on some hives for well over 6 weeks and the...
  15. Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    This is our first year with farmers markets and we have learned TONS! Like the others say, professionalism speaks volumes. You have to present yourself that beekeeping is a passion. We already...
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    Lip balm shrink wrap

    Well, we took on the adventure of lip balm. Actually been experimenting for a while now and seem to have a receipe that works for us. Does anyone else use the shrink wrap sleeves over the tubes? ...
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    Re: Queen cell protectors

    I think Broke-T is referring to depth. It doesn't matter which cage, they don't have the depth. Once you slip the cage over the cell, there is not enough room for the queen to emerge from the cell....
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    Queen cell protectors

    I am getting ready in a few weeks to try the punch cell method for raising some queens. I have decided on the wide base JZBZ cups over the Nicot mostly for a cost factor. My ultimate goal is to...
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    Re: Am I missing something?

    I have always had luck in moving bees around on a frame to gently blow on them. This way, you don't take a chance of injuring the girls when doing an inspection.
  20. Re: When is something going on in Whooster Ohio

    The first weekend in March, the evening of the 4th and all day the 5th. Here is a link www.honeybeelab.com You do have to pre-register. Good classes, lots of info, and lots of vendors.
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    Re: Wrapping for winter

    I deal with an Amish guy down here on beekeeping supplies. Last year he wrapped his hives with tar paper. He still had a 20 - 25 percent loss which he says is average. Now he is wondering if it is...
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