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    Re: Typical brood pattern for VSH queen?

    I agree that the queen looks like a carniolan to me, also I see a lot of drone cells. You may want to start a comb rotation. In the past it was two frames each year, but now some say that we might...
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    Re: My First Nicot Queen Attempt

    I have used the Nicot. The instructions say to leave it in the doner hive for 24 hours for the bees to clean and polish cells. I found that the first time it is used leave it in doner hive for 48...
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    Re: Going to give grafting a go tomorrow...

    Two questions that you have ask I do not believe were answered. One about using older larva--- if the larva is older than 24 hours the queen may be of poor quality. The larva should be no larger...
  4. Re: Put the queen cell in a mating nuc 2 days early or 1 day late?

    Mr. Billy Davis once said that you have two calendars in life, yours and the bees. If you want to be successful with bees, throw your calendar
    away and go by the bee's calendar. I tend to agree...
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    Re: Queen rearing calendar Generator

    Nine of my 17 grafts did not read the change in the calendar and emerged a day early. I would suggest moving cells to the mating hive at about 13 and a half days. Always be careful when handling...
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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    We can always go back to the Bible to get our answers. " The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil." Our chemical companies buy off our agriculture schools in the way of grants, so most will say or...
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    Re: just installed 2 packages of russians...

    no
  8. Thread: Hive Beetles

    by Redneck
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    Re: Hive Beetles

    Do a search on the Beetle Baffle that prevents the beetle from crawling up the side of hive. This is a new invention by Haynes Haselmaler 110Stegal Road, Carriere,MS 39426. His website is...
  9. Re: Jon Entine debunks theory linking neonic pesticides to honeybee collapse

    I would like to see the results of a study of neonic seed coatings done by scientists and universities that did not accept any grants (free money) from chemical companies. Never believe for a minute...
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    I am very pleased with Carniolan bees. I went into the hive with last years breeder queen with one of my friends. It was cool and raining but we received no stings. My friend never wears a veil or...
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    Re: Glass-bulb queen catcher

    Walter Kelley sells these glass bulbs for catching queens.
  12. Thread: Nicot systen

    by Redneck
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    Re: Nicot systen

    The instructions say to leave it in hive for 24 hrs so the bees can clean it. This did not work for me, so I left it in for 48 hrs, and the queen used about every cell. I believe a new one must be...
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    Re: Best Price for New Frames

    Check Miller's Beekeeping Supplies in North Wilksboro, NC. They have an online catalog with prices.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    You cannot go wrong with Honey Run Apiaries. They have good bees, and have great customer service. I bought a breeder queen from them last year. She is still living. There has no one been stung...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    The great thing about beekeeping is the number of answers you will receive to your question, and maybe all of them are good. Now here goes another, go to Beeworks.com and order their DVD on queen...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Some package producers are raising more bees than they have queens for, so they order queens from whoever has them. Some are inferior, and even some are virgin queens that are too old to mate...
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    Re: Greetings from NC

    I think the first rule to becoming a successful beekeeper is, "Do not try to do what 25 different beekeepers tell you to do". You will probably end up with at least 20 different ways to keep bees.
  18. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    I have kept bees for 60 years, so my advice is to find you another location. Shared businesses is difficult to have. I think it would be rare if it worked. Never work bees for someone else unless...
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    Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    I do not put a lot of importance in trying to get local bees. Management of the bees is more important to me. When I moved to the mountains of VA from warm SC, I unloaded my bees onto the snow...
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    Re: Best Shaker Box

    Good to see a comment by Skinner Apiaries. I was beginning to be concerned about you, and where have you been?
  21. Thread: Dark Queen

    by Redneck
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    Re: Dark Queen

    This queen looks like a Carniolan Queen.
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    First you need to learn what powdered sugar does to mites. It doesn't kill them. It gets onto the suction cup type feet of the mite and causes them to fall. If you have a screened bottom on your...
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    The quality of the drones is more important than the quantity.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    I ordered a breeder queen from Honey Run Apiaries this year. I have been very impressed with her laying, as well as her offspring. Honey Run Apiaries is a very good company to do business.
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    Re: New in South Carolina

    I grew up between Pickens and Easley before being transferred to VA. Kept bees down there. I may have known your dad. Welcome to Beesource
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