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    Re: First 35 gallons in the settling tank

    That sounds really great Vance.
    I love to sell honey to my co-workers and suggest that they compare it to the national-chain store brands....they usually cant believe the difference in color and...
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    Re: Making a stronger nuc!

    Nice queen frame BP...I was wondering how long it takes to empty that bottle of honey/water?
    There are a lot of bees there and it probably doesn't take to long....Good luck.

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Soybean Pollination

    It seems to me I read that the geneticly modified part of the plant is that they turn off the part of the gene that makes polination necessary...They are only good for one year and then you have to...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    here's a picture of 3 weeks ago when I moved 4 nucs into 10 frame boxs at a new yard. I checked them today and some of the frames barely had a rim of wax on the rite-cell foundation and all the cells...
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    Re: WHAT?-- day WHAT?

    Thanks Ol' Mike and Charlie for the great info....
    http://bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm
    this one really got away from me,,,,,I brought these 2 nucs with me on the road to a construction job in South...
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    WHAT?-- day WHAT?

    So this is a true story ( about me) what day it is in the queen calander....
    On May 10 I had a very strong 3 story 5 frame nuc that I wanted to split, so I simply put each box on its own bottom...
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    Re: Overwintering queens

    I have been overwintering 5/5 nucs for a couple of years now and find that in the spring they build up better than the 10/10 hives. So I end up using them and thier queens to head production hives as...
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    Re: Grafting as an Old Guy

    Great Pics,,,They confirm what I thought was the proper size/age of larve to graft.Most pics are on shiney new comb...thanks

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: How to say "nuc"

    I just call it a "5 frame" ;(

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Allure of Russians??

    And of course "The Knights who say Nit"
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    Re: Allure of Russians??

    Last summer I started 4 nucs with russian (caucasion SP) queens. One supperceded but they all did very well into 2 story 5over5 hives and also made some honey. Where they really amazed me was how...
  12. Thread: Burlap?

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    Re: Burlap?

    I use camoflague burlap sold as duck blind material buy the big box stores. I bought some of the polyester burlap once and it almost wont light and stinks......As do pine needles,,,,and the pine...
  13. Re: Booming hive - do I split or keep adding boxes?

    I would look at percentages.....If you had 30 frames of brood out of 40 frames I would definately split off the queen, but if each box only had 2 frames of brood for a total of 8 I would insert a...
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    Re: Swarm prevention

    Here is a link to a thread here on BeeSource from the past by David Leferney that I find very informative reguarding swarm prevention.......
  15. Re: Advice requested on sharing frames to new hives

    I would give the new packages foundation to build on, at least they wont have to start from nothing and you could get wonky comb. If you take comb from the first hive they will be weakened, let them...
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    Re: made first split

    It sounds like you have a pretty good handle on the splits...Keep in mind you will probably not have any or at least very few field bees and you will have to make sure they have enough feed for them...
  17. Re: Found this on the ground outside one of my split hives?

    It sounds and looks like they had mated with the emerged virgin queens. But I'm not sure if spent drones can fly back to the hive and die there,of if they just keel over in the air and hit the...
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    Re: SMOKE

    Thanks guys for the input. I did go into my hives today and they were very docile, the smoke had subsided but the sun was still a bit subdued and smelled of smoke.....I guess I panicked there a...
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    Re: History of using smokers?? and pictures......

    I have seen some old pics, and read about old beeks who just smoked a stogie/cigar or used a pipe to smoke the bees--I also work with a fellow from El Salvador who used to catch swarms with his...
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    Re: History of using smokers?? and pictures......

    I have seen some old pics, and read about old beeks who just smoked a stogie/cigar or used a pipe to smoke the bees--I also work with a fellow from El Salvador who used to catch swarms with his...
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    SMOKE

    As I returned from a work trip yesterday, I ran into what is evidently smoke from the wild fires in Canada and maybe a more local fire. I could smell the smoke for a hundred miles and when I got to...
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    Re: Tractor supply

    I noticed some stores like Runnings (minnesota) and some other feed/farm stores carrying some bee supplies. Plastic shrink wrapped deeps and supers with frames, this week, and today I stopped in Mann...
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    Re: Mann Lake disappointment

    Stopped in at ML in Hackensack,Mn today to pick up some supplies including 15 gals of "Prosweet" to feed some nucs at $64 for 5 gals. On the bill they charged me less than $30 for 5 gals and when I...
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    Re: USA vs. New Zealand Carniolans

    I don't know about "diversity quotent" but I have some locally adapted carniolan local muts that just survived -35f winter of 15/16 with no insulation and on stands, and are quite a few generations...
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    Re: jumbo or extra-large hive bodies - source?

    I just came into some ODD size boxes that I assume are dadant sizes. very strange configurations and there seems to be a box that slips over the "brood" boxs, maybe for winter configs.??? I'll give...
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