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  1. Re: queen rearing class or shadowing someone near new jersey

    Thanks for your interest in the queen rearing class. There were two issues. I was unable to find more than 2 people interested and responses from the proposed facility were slow. The director even...
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    Re: who sells carni's

    The previous poster mentioned Mike of Bjorn Apiaries. He has good bees and is a very nice guy. I had one nuc go for 4 years before I split it into 4 hives. Mike naturally mates so from him you should...
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    Re: Number queen marking kit

    I am looking into doing numbering this year as I'm looking at AI.

    Gel Super Glue sounds like a good first trial.

    Have you tried puting the number on while she is under CO2?
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    Re: Laws regarding beekeeping NJ

    Hopefully by now you have worked out a possitive solution. If you are still have police visit, have Tim our state apiarist give the department a call to calm things down.

    Please visit,...
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    Re: double queen versus 2 hives

    I would say one flaw to a double queen is that you have to lift off a lot of supers to be able to check your lower queen.

    It also makes requeening a bit more tricky.

    I've also seen some sister...
  6. Thread: Bee Diarrhea

    by bdrowe
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    Re: Bee Diarrhea

    You need to act the second you see bee poop inside the hive or at the landing area to the enterance. Bees should poop in flight not in side the hive.

    First consider the recent weather and have...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Programs

    I think it should also be noted that poor hives should not be allowed to become father hives. Hives of poor quality should be requeened or culled.

    I agree that gentic diversity is important and...
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    Re: Question on running all Mediums

    1. keep in mind when selling a med. nuc you're selling less drawn comb, a lot less, so your price should be a lot lower. There's probably going to be a smaller brood nest, unless you are selling all...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    I recomend you order a single brood kit as an example.

    The most likely reason is beekeepers are slow to adopt new things when they have been doing things a certain way for years. During Brother...
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    Re: Polyurethane instead of paint

    Minwax is not rated for outdoor use. Ask your paint dealer for their best exterior clear coat. You'll probably have to go to a marina and get stuff for boats.

    I've used deck treatment suff, and it...
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    Re: Sterilizing used gear

    The question is how clean do you need it to be?

    There are different levels of "sterilization". Hospitals are logically very high.

    The method I use it to briefly soak the equipment in STRAIGHT-A...
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    Re: VSH or Hygienic Cordovan Queen Supplier

    As far as I know Koehnen in CA does hygienic testing. They ship queens.
    www.koehnen.com
    If you're local in NJ you could also pick them up from me.
    douglasfarm.net

    I think Koehnen is one of the...
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    Re: Going prices on 1lb jars?

    Max rep. I think you need to refine the question. You'll find price changes depending on the location and market.

    Fairs, health food shops, and local food markets will bring in top dollar. $8 to...
  14. Thread: Temperature

    by bdrowe
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    Re: Temperature

    First what is optimum? What is your goal? How long are you storing it?
    Keep it clean?
    Any temp. as long as it is in an air tight; glass, ceramic or stainless steel container.
    Anti-oxidants?...
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    Re: Alternate uses for honey

    I think this tread got off topic, but to answer the original question...
    There seem to be many possible medical applications. Not a new idea, since the Romans used it to heal.
    Mead. Yep, the old...
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    Re: 2-tone crystalization, reason?

    I could go into a long description. But the short answer is in its chemical and physical distribution being uneven. Some areas crystalize smaller, but large crystals often take off faster throughout...
  17. Thread: New Jersey

    by bdrowe
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    Re: New Jersey

    Douglas Farm
    www.douglasfarm.net
    50 hives ready for polination in NJ.
    Local beekeeper supporting local farmers.
    We are located out of Gladstone, NJ.
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    CCD Test Samples Needed

    Two local students are researching CCD. They are looking for samples of comb, bees, and larvae of hives that have suffered CCD. Please contact if you can send some samples.

    When sending please...
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    Order Delays

    Can anyone who's ordered 10 frame deeps or galvanized covers from Betterbee (Feb. 08) post if they get their order shipped? I ordered 5 weeks ago, still back ordered.
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