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    Re: Mating queens with feral stock

    The whole point of this idea was to get the virgin queen mated with feral drones, in an area where there quite likely isn't any managed colonies. And without any possibility of mating with any drones...
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    Re: Mating queens with feral stock

    That is a neat way to find a DCA !!

    Is there other ways to find out if there are feral drones present in an area?

    For those people who want to incorporate feral genetics into their stock,...
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    Mating queens with feral stock

    So, is it possible to take a few mating nucs with queen cells into an area with no known kept hives and get the queens mated with feral bees using this idea for no inbreeding ?

    If I were to make...
  4. Re: Wanted: Krasnaya Polyana Grey Caucasian Queen for Research Project

    I would be very careful, as they state that they are dealing with Bolling Bee. There has been a very heated thread about poor business practices from them. Please do a search and read what you can...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze jacket....

    Are they still making them?
  6. Re: I havea Bald Faced Hornet's nest in my front yard...

    Do wait till dusk to make sure they are all home. otherwise you will have stragglers that will be mad for a while.
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    Re: Formic Acid: where to buy?

    Wausau Chemical Co. 1 gal. @ 90% was $30.00

    Just remember that how you are using it is not approved by the FDA, only the bought pads are.

    I know, its all done the same, but you didn't BUY the...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    We "Marathon Cty Beekeepers Assoc." pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping mentors

    President,
    Bob
    Benes
  9. Thread: seeds

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    seeds

    anyone interested in some tobacco plant seeds ? I have a bunch and was told that it was comparable to cigarettes for quality. Just let me know (it'd be cheaper that buying smokes ) !!
  10. Re: Do drones from an apiary breed with virgin queens from the same apiary?

    A question that I have would be, do the queens have a direction that they go to mate ? As in generally south, west or other ? I do already know that they do go along prominent landmarks such as a...
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    didn't think this could happen !!

    be careful next time you ask a drunk for help...:no:

    one guy I know was so wasted that he forgot to dial 9 for 911 lol!!!:lpf:
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    Re: HFCS question

    It was asked before; how do you store this corn syrup ? Is there something you could add to make it last all summer ? I am thinking about getting an amount myself too, which brings me to this . Where...
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    Re: Honey Prices/Marketing

    The farmers market here is selling theirs for $9.00 a pint and $12.00 a quart.
  14. Re: How get the remaining honey from wax-crush and strain

    No, tried that. I heat it up very slowly and then let it cool. I get a wax cake on top of usable honey when its cold.
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    Re: 1st batch queens

    Its a random wild swarm. Thats why the dark queens. Nothing around here that I know of is from dark stock. I think its kind of special in a way. In a couple of days I will be starting another round...
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    1st batch queens

    I have recently checked my mating nucs, and found that I have two black queens. They are both laying excellent, so I'm a little excited! They were bred off of a swarm that I caught earlier. I will be...
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    mating nucs are easy to move. That would give you...

    mating nucs are easy to move. That would give you a better chance to have them mate with other drones. On the other hand, queens will fly to a further drone congregation area, usually 1.5 miles away....
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    Have a good one !!

    Have a good one !!
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    thanks everyone for the thoughts and experience....

    thanks everyone for the thoughts and experience. I think I will get a couple of them to use. Sounds like they are nice to use.
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    I am also interested in seeing how it works!!

    I am also interested in seeing how it works!!
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    Yep thats the bottom line !! Thanks for the reply

    Yep thats the bottom line !! Thanks for the reply
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    Michael, is it possible to cut them down ? I know...

    Michael, is it possible to cut them down ? I know its kind of wasting part of an expensive item. Also would the bees build up too fast in just four frames of shallows ? I wonder if a guy could put a...
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    Do you mean that when you put the frames in it...

    Do you mean that when you put the frames in it they are too tall and then the cover rests on top of the frames? That wouldn't make enough bee space. If that was the case, I wonder what frames they...
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    I thought they would be handy with the handles,...

    I thought they would be handy with the handles, and not having to paint. Also you can just set them out on the ground and not need a bottom. I might try two and see how I like them. They are a bit...
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    Bee Briefs

    Has anyone tried the bee briefs yet?? I was thinking of getting a couple of them and would like to know what kind of feedback there is about this product. They sure look handy...
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