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  1. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    It would be prudent to use something stronger than a ziplock bag for holding the water. You definitely want your cells vertical. Their wings are still developing and easily damaged. If you are...
  2. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Live bees are the best incubator. Keep them high so they dont chill.
  3. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Advice is free. Teachers today are paid well for giving lessons. Lessons are always beneficial to students.

    What is a lbs of honey worth to you? 5 gallon bucket of honey is 60lbs. Dont for one...
  4. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    :thumbsup:
  5. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    So in effect we are selling a service. Being we are now a service oriented country we might just sell the best service we can muster. I have heard from many people grumble about the price we ask...
  6. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    I think many beekeepers are poor marketers for one reason. Personality that suits working stinging insects over working with alot of people (sales). Most beekeepers i know dont even care about...
  7. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Yes so selling nucs is nothing like selling plywood. NUC sales happen along with package sales. NUC orders start in Nov for an April or May delivery date. Sell the NUCs for what the market will...
  8. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Mark are getting into the NUC sales business?
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    It looks nice and compact. I don't mean to derail this thread but I am very interested in the heat exchange. Would you mind taking a close up picture of it?

    I think I am going to build my own, I...
  10. Thread: Bee Nets

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    Re: Bee Nets

    You have a very nice trucker.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Hanging on the wall just above the windown running to your spin float.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Ian, I see you have a small heat exchange. Did you build that heat exchange yourself or did you buy that heat exchange?
  13. Thread: winters grasp

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    Re: winters grasp

    We just started to thaw here but many spots still have over 1 foot of snow. Some areas are bare. Im glad all my bees are down south.
  14. Thread: queen cells

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    Re: queen cells

    Supercedure queens are often inferior queens. Emergency queens are almost always inferior queens. It would be prudent for you to buy a known queen from a good supplier and requeen your colony by...
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    Re: I'm Officially a Beekeeper!

    Congrats.
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    They are terrible trees. I had 2 get knocked out during ice storm in KC and cut them up for firewood. Still had 3 left and birds love eating them and crapping all over my vehicles.
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    I personally have never seen bees on bradford pears. Sure are nice looking when blooming though. Seems to me the bees like other blooms better than bradfords.
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    Re: cleaning plastic frames

    If i were to clean plastic frames i personally would use a power washer and then bleach them afterwards.
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    Re: Beekeeping laws in NY

    If you dont find what you are looking for on eshpa websire google ny ags and market and give them a call in Albany. Unlike many other NY gov agencies the folks at ags and market are very friendly...
  20. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    :thumbsup:
    My wife works the business side full time. We dont live completely on the earnings but we certainly make half our income with it. She loves being her own boss and as Mark stated, good...
  21. Re: How to connect a furnace to a simple thermostat

    80 degrees and all is going well. Woohoo
  22. Re: How to connect a furnace to a simple thermostat

    Awesome disclaimer. Im good. Propane got hooked up this morning and its running as prescribed.

    I think it helped that I slept at a Holiday Inn last night.
  23. Re: How to connect a furnace to a simple thermostat

    Yep so I found an old one that has the fan control on it. Originally I wanted to use a simple two wire on/off type switch. I wired up the thermostat this morning before I left for work. It should...
  24. Re: How to connect a furnace to a simple thermostat

    All in all i opened up the unit REZNOR UDAP30. And figured out there is nothing leading to the w2 connector inside and i found a thermostat kicking at my house that has the g r and w connections...
  25. Re: How to connect a furnace to a simple thermostat

    Did that. Wasnt terribly helpful.
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