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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    try these videos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yN5qM2Et6w&list=PL1671p0_LLF6WJhwxRyXlKUZi6pwQFw5w
    there are five all together.


    Then of course there is Michael Palmers excellent...
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    Re: drone frame for varroa control

    Not mine in Kippenheim too!
  3. Thread: grafting

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    Re: grafting

    Thank you, I'll try your chart out. Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:
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    Re: grafting

    Do you have a link for the instructions doc?
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    Re: grafting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRN9LeVBq6Y&list=PLJpM6MZOfgAl0d1_ws_qneYD3axpM8hfk
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Thanks for the effort you put into the pics 'n posts. Much appreciated.
  7. Re: If there is royal jelly in a queen cup, is there always a larva?

    In a couple of days the larva will be big enough to see (if there are any) and the bees should have extended the queen cups by then, so you will know for sure.
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    Re: wax cup dimensions?

    All the info i have found here in Germany says 9mm wide for the cups.
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    Re: Bee house?

    There are quite a lot of those bee houses still in use here in Germany, mostly they use a hive that is opened at the back, as opposed to the top. Search with google using the words...
  10. Re: Wax moth infestation in stored supers

    No idea, can you post some pictures.



    Again some pictures would help, it could be a thin film of white stuff like silk, if so you should be able to peal it of by hand.



    The bees will...
  11. Re: Newbee requested to remove swarm. What now?

    You can learn something from this. There is the first lesson of swarm collecting, be prepared. Get you stuff together, everything you think you will need for the next time, so all you have to do is...
  12. Re: Newbee requested to remove swarm. What now?

    Bees form a tight cluster when sprayed with cold water, the colder the better. I use a small hand held spayer with a pump. Get them dripping wet and they will become a very tight cluster and wont fly...
  13. Re: question from a new(at least trying) beekeeper

    He will do that for just a little more... sounds like a steal to me. Having a good relationship with a supplier is worth its weight in gold. Just think of what you can lean from this guy.
  14. Re: question from a new(at least trying) beekeeper

    Welcome

    I think you should support the "man in a small Amish community" maybe he can give you a little more time than the others and will appreciate the custom more. But thats just my way of...
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    Re: 1 vs 2 Brood Chambers?

    The British Standard is interchangeable with Zander mass which is widely used in Germany. I use it. Sorry to say that 1,2 and 3 hive bodies are used as brood chambers in my area. I use 2 and that...
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    Re: When can I increase at the earliest?

    Not what I wanted to hear, but yes it makes perfect sense, I will wait as well. What's the use in asking for advice and then not taking it, especially if it comes from Michael Bush.

    Thanks again...
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    Re: When can I increase at the earliest?

    But does that question give me the answer I seek? And that is to get the most splits/nucs in a season out of one hive. If one starts earlier maybe that can be increased. Its kind of like you...
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    Re: When can I increase at the earliest?

    A hobby beekeeper of Russian descent. Used to keep bees for a living in Siberia. Very interesting fellow.

    At this time of the year he uses his nucs to replace or boost his 30 production colonies...
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    Re: When can I increase at the earliest?

    Thats what I was thinking.



    Using standard hive bodies, 2 nucs in a box like Michael Palmer does with his nucs, should help with warmth issues. I have frames of honey and drawn comb on hand as...
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    Re: When can I increase at the earliest?

    I plan on having half my hives for honey production and the other for increases.



    So waiting till May will be more productive? Chilled brood is a major concern, but to put things in...
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    When can I increase at the earliest?

    I would like to increase my hive count, so I was thinking...

    I can get queens from overwintered nucs at a very good price. Last year I got 7 nucs from the same guy and they were the best I have...
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    Re: Setting Up Mating Nucs

    I like the new videos, Meat the cow is the best.:)
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    Re: Grape Farm Offered me A proposal

    At first glance it looks a bad deal. But that depends on what you want and what success would be for you.

    Look at this opportunity another way. Free bees.

    If you wanted to increase your own...
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    Re: Post-mortem

    And me, those books and Michael's website are what has got me hooked on Queen rearing.
  25. Re: Equipment Identification HELP needed....What is it?

    I woke up in the middle of the night and thought "Of course it's to stop them building comb in it if its a top entrance".
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