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    Re: Memorial Day 2015

    Salute and remembrance to all who have served, but especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Hopefully our grandchildren will be able to keep what has been preserved for them at great...
  2. Thread: double nuc

    by billabell
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    Re: double nuc

    Wild-B, very nice, quality work. And thank you for the pictures as good as or better than plans.
  3. Thread: double nuc

    by billabell
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    Re: double nuc

    Chris,
    Thank you for the comparison. It really helps to put it in the context a real life economic model. I haven't seen Michael Palmer's videos that will be my next stop and I will definitely look...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I think you answered your own question correctly in the edit, but I think you will know from their brood pattern w/o waiting for spring. I don't know your situation but if your worried about it just...
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    Re: Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    If you screen the feeder holes on the inside the bees cannot get out when you refill the jars.
    Sorry, I am referencing Rail's Post #8.
  6. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    I also am on a tight budget and have been shopping around. Maxant is apparently very well received in the beekeeping community. I am also looking on ebay and the Vivo 4/8 frame has an attractive...
  7. Re: 1st time for requeening and have some questions

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips

    Copy and paste into your browser and it might work-a lot of good info.
  8. Re: 1st time for requeening and have some questions

    http://http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Harry,
    This works with laying workers? That would be great because I was thinking the only way to save a hive with this problem was to combine with a really strong hive. Now I am thinking of putting...
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    West Central Virginia in the mountains 20 miles SW of Lexington 24450, 2000' elevation poplar and locust just started, blackberry is also starting and looks like it will be very strong. Hope it lasts...
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    Is there any capped brood? If they are all capped drones (protruding bullet like caps) it is probably laying workers or if you see a queen and still have all drone brood it may be a drone laying...
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    Re: Using robber screen permanentlly?

    I use the Brushy Mountain style year round. Open the slot at the bottom, which is 3 inch, during a nectar flow. The next batch I make I might make that slot a little bigger especially for a populous...
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    Re: adding supers question

    George Imirie's instructions.
    http://http://pinkpages.chrisbacherconsulting.com/1999_Aug_-_Proper_Use_of_the_Imirie_Shim.html
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    Re: How to Split This?

    Do you have swarm cells? Better check.
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    Re: Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    How corrosive? These bees are not going to be here more than a few weeks. They will be building comb and feeding brood and will not even see the majority of our honey flow. That is (corrosive) one...
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    Two Queen Hive

    Getting 2 packages last week of March. Thinking about making them into a 2 queen hive. I have enough drawn comb for each brood box and would feed them for a couple of weeks before our honey flow...
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    Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    I am going to treat 2 packages with OA Dribble. Thinking it might be best to keep the queen out of the hive during and after treatment for a couple of days and feed them before introducing the queen....
  18. Thread: OTS Method

    by billabell
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    Re: OTS Method

    Eduardo, the name of the book is OTS Queen Rearing I do not know if it is on Amazon but if not get it from Mel at http://www.mdasplitter.com
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    Re: Hi new here from Virginia

    Welcome David. I would suggest you go to the Virginia State Beekeepers Assoc. on the web. Look under local groups and find the one closest to you. Contact them and they will help you get started. If...
  20. Thread: OTS Method

    by billabell
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    Re: OTS Method

    Do as Vance suggested and while there support Mel by buying his book. He has put out a lot of good info to beekeepers for free sharing his research. Also a search of beesource will give you a lot of...
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    Re: Central Virginia Local Nucs

    Richard Reid at www.happyhollowhoney.com
    or Garrett Moore 540-463-7732
  22. Thread: It begins.

    by billabell
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    Re: It begins.

    Congrats!! Hope I can get a couple this year.
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    Re: Beehive inner cover/feeder

    Vince, nice cover/feeder. What type of compressor and staple gun do you have and are you happy with them?
  24. Re: Alwyn Purkis put his life into Pasco Honey. Nearly five years after Purkis’ death

    Thanks for posting. Interesting and hopeful family story.
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I think there was much more to Mel's OTS book/method than just raising queens. As I read it he focused on queens to get you started on "outbreeding mites", making more bees or honey to sell and...
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