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  1. Re: Put the queen cell in a mating nuc 2 days early or 1 day late?

    I agree, and am in the same dilemma. Just make sure the coloney has enough bees to keep the cell warm, and be very very gentle. Also, dont chill the cells when installing.

    How many are you...
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    Re: Baby nucs, divider boards, 5 framers...

    I hear ya. I am on a very similar path, and resources are always the issue. I am working towards a system similar to Laurie's or Michael Palmers mating nucs, and plan to winter the bees in the mini...
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    Re: self spacing frames

    I have about 400 bent up discarded frame spacers is a garbage pile if you want them. Lets just say im not a fan.
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    Re: OK I screwed up big time.

    i dont think that the OP received any bee packages, just parcels with queens. Is this the situation Craneman?
  5. Re: from grafting to selling strong nuc, time period?

    Another option is to sell your old queen and her 3 best frames of brood, then use the remaining brood to create one or more new queen nucs for yourself.
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    I think I agree with Barry. Is it really necessary to insist to every new beekeeper who arrives that lifting deep supers is akin to playing lawn darts at night? There are many ways to get hurt in...
  7. Thread: LemonDrop

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    Re: LemonDrop

    Welcome to beesource!
  8. Re: Wax cell cups queen rearing on a large scale.

    Thats what i expected would happen, but my first attemp was not very successful with wax. I grafted 2 frames, one with wax cups and one with jzbz plastic. They were both placed in the same builder,...
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    Sounds good, I hope they are booming and ready to split!
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    Whats the update Ben, is the snow gone? How are those hives lookin'?
  11. Wax cell cups queen rearing on a large scale.

    I have been frustrated with the plastic cell cups. The dont consistantly attach to the frame bar, they are annoying to clean up in the bee yard and I dont like creating extra plastic waste. I found...
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    What size equipment do his labours lift now?
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    well said.
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    Welcome to the forum. One of the bigest considerations is your ability to lift, age, physical strength. Deeps are heavy yes, but they are the standard and most common in migratory and non-migratory...
  15. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    I suspect that they were still damp when the temp dropped.
  16. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    Did you spray them with sugar syrup or water when you hived them?
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    Re: Burlap in Nova Scotia

    Man, i really prefer bark for fuel. I use poplar, as its about all we have, but if you can get some maple or elm, it works really good. Once you figure out the tricks to get it lit well. Smells...
  18. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    And it pays the same in the drum.
  19. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    Yep, that happens fast! I have had it crystallize in the drum in 3-4 days.
    Seems pretty quick after the bees have the moisture down to 16.5-17%
  20. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    Yeah, aproximately 15-30 days. Its bad but not that bad.
  21. 62nd Annual Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day Friday June 19, 2015

    The 62nd Annual Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day will be held on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Farm in Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada

    Includes: Free lunch on...
  22. Thread: canola

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    Re: canola

    I agree, makes a good crop, but dont waste time getting it off.
  23. Re: going rate for pollination of Alfalfa going to seed

    This spray risk is news to me, they dont run to seed around here very often. What are they spraying for? What causes all the damage? Also, i thought honey bees were poor polinators of alfalfa? Any...
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    Re: Book recommendation for making hives

    What do you want to make?
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    Re: Wall thickness, why always 3/4"

    Canadian supers are almost all 7/8" wall thickness. Stronger joints, less splitting and deeper handles are the result. I much prefer them, even if they are 12% heavier.
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