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    Re: Super mini beehive

    I have several mini mating Nucs that I have made similar to what you describe. I have had a little sucess getting comb built and keeping the bees in them. They worked best by using a queen cell vs a...
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    Mating queen on production hives

    I read somewhere about Frank Pellet (I think) had a method of creating a nuc and mating a queen on top of a production hive without sacrificing a honey crop.
    He would do this by placing the old...
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    Re: Introducing virgin queens

    Thank you all for your comments. You all make good points. Some of the reasons I was thinking of incubating cell are along the same thinking of AlmondRalph. Marking, eliminating queens that do not...
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    Introducing virgin queens

    I am planing to make a couple hundred Nucs up this spring. I would like to make the Nucs up over several days then introduce virgin queens to the Nucs on the same day. My question is how long can a...
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    Re: Split Question

    Will a frame feeder serve the same purpose as the divider board. My feeders have a 3/8 inch gap on each side and 3/4 in gap on the bottom. I like the idea of giving the bees a smaller area to start...
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    Candy plugs-Help

    I have been rearing a few queens this year and have bad some success. I have been grafting about 40 jzbz cups each week. I place the capped cells in an incubator and let the new queens emerge into...
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    Re: Stanislaus county area beekeeper

    Wow Mr grumpy pants!! I appreciate your telling it like it is. It sounds like beekeeping is more like Utah than I exspected. We may not be one of the most crowded areas in the world but we have to...
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    Stanislaus county area beekeeper

    My wife may be taking a good job in Turlock California and I am thinking of quiting my general contracting business and moving my bees from Northern Utah. I have around 200 hives and have been...
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