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    Re: Graft rejection from genetics?

    Just got a mite biter queens to Graft off of the 200 grafts looks like 90-95% I'm guessing a problem with your starters maybe?
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    Re: Setting up double Nucs

    cells or mated queens?
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    Re: Setting up double Nucs

    Michael what is your cut off date for making the four framers? I have been using 200 of them up here as queen mating nucs (love them for that).
    Do you overwinter all of them as double 4's (two...
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    Queens For sale

    Taking orders now for mated queens. These are raised off our bees that made a good Honey crop, survived the MI winter AND built up well this spring.

    prices

    1 queen 30$

    2-50 25$

    50+ 20$
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    Queen Cells-Michigan

    Hi This year I will have queen cell available all spring-summer Hatch days should be every Tuesday-Wednesdays. Right now we are grafting off our best survivor Hives that overwintered up here in MI....
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    Re: Where to Find Sub Ingrediants

    The soy flour and dried egg are small enough that they don't have to be ground
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    Where to Find Sub Ingrediants

    So I'm still not happy with the sub I'm feeding and am looking at mixing up a simple pollen recipe that is working for other guys, But I cant find Soyflour or cheaper dried eggs (cheapest I found was...
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    Re: Ultra Bee/ pollen sub question

    That does seem like that is what I did live and learn Thanks Guys!
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    Re: Ultra Bee/ pollen sub question

    Exactly! I feel that there should be a sub out there that can do this. Maybe some day Keith when you get sick of the hassle of loading full semi's of Sub and want to ship pallets I can get my head...
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    Re: Ultra Bee/ pollen sub question

    Thanks Joe!
    The bees were still able to fly for an hour or two most of the last month just too cold for them to get pollen. I figured that the Sub should build them Just like The guys in CA that...
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    Re: Ultra Bee/ pollen sub question

    The bees in FL were on a honey flow so they didn't need the patties.
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    Ultra Bee/ pollen sub question

    Hi Guys,

    A question for for some of the pollen sub experts around here. I kept 200 hives up in Michigan this winter and started feeding them the ultra bee patties Mid Feb kept a steady diet on...
  13. Re: pol-line and selection for mite resistance

    Now that Glenns is out of the Game who can you buy the breeders From?

    We always bought a lot of them from Miksa after he grafted off of Glenns breeders. I really liked them very broody and they...
  14. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    double bee are the vapors bad to the operator? or not noticeable?
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Yes the HOt weather here in MI also has the bees rocking on the golden rod Had a straight super in 5 days!
  16. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Will, How do you feed when it is Cold like that? bucket or Frame feeder. Always HFCS? or sucrose
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    Re: Queen cell installation

    Jim do you normally feed them as soon as you make them?
  18. Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    David do you use any emulsifying agents with your oil or just throw it in?
  19. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    LOL i doubt it a honey flow can make a poor beekeeper look good.
  20. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Phil you say that in Nor Cal it is crazy to expect a 70+% take why is that? when i use cells here we are disappointed in anything under 82% today went thought 104 and hade a 90% i figure 88% normal?...
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    Re: Blue Diamond - in the orchard reports

    thanks Phil! great to know
  22. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Has anyone heard what they are going to do with the bee after almond pollination?
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Good shipping first two loads out Friday and Saturday nights going to Bakersfield hoping they have something to do when they get there
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    sounds like bees might be getting short had three brokers call this week looking for bees each wanted 3+ loads
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    Re: Migratory lids

    you are from WI? i think lots of guys up there use the cheese board. it comes from somewhere in WI some one there would know better i just heard that.
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