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    Re: Super Hot Hive

    While hive aggressiveness is somewhat a roll of the dice. You cant be less aggressive than what you currently have. An aggressive hive makes you not even want to suit up and go to the bee yard....
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    Re: Two hives or one to start

    I agree but an extra box for swarms sitting around is good. You can always sell the extra. there is always a market for bees. I would have a nuc sitting around for every hive if you stay below 5...
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    You didn't say, but if you are a first year beekeeper. I would recommend you start with a nuc. It takes so much of the worry out. Once you have bees and understand then you can get packages. Biggest...
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    when a cell is capped most likely they are going to swarm. put the queen in a nuc along with a couple of frames. that will break the swarm impulse. then in a week or so when the other queen has...
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    Re: Strange swarm on 8/28/14

    I had a big swarm on labor day last year. Was as big as a 5 gallon bucket. lost them to the wild. had them in a box twice. Why? don't know but sure they didn't make it with all the cold we had and...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Ive looked though 3 pages of this Hodge podge ofstuff and it hasn't answered any questions about bee genetics. I want to know what genes male drones into the mix? Do they mix x-y like humans do or...
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    Re: No luck making queens

    I geared upnwanting to graft queens. I learnedly a lot. One you need lots of bees in cell builder. Second bees build.queen cellsin addition to yours, they think they know more about it( I don't care...
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    Re: Customer concern

    Its not how you handle the routine that makes your business, its how you handle the difficulties. That said some people do like to intimidate others, know more than you, and cause 90% of your...
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    This year ive been making bees to replace last years losses. The issue with me is that there is no nectar, capped honey, or uncapped liquid. I need them to also draw comb. It hasn't rained in over 2...
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    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    I agree. However. I'm also learning that you can pick a queen with the qualities you want, but you aren't necessarily guarenteed that the daughter will exhibit the same or if she is a good queen you...
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    I bought 10 packages this spring. 8 have been superceded. 2 of them I pulled when the queen. Ell was capped. The nucs they were in has struggled, so the bees knew something. The 2 survivor hives...
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    Re: Nervous about robbing

    I have had one hive that I think has went through it. I didn't see it till it was too late. I had to feed a couple of nucs that were lacking in stores, but I had robber screens on them. Went I went...
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    Re: City Council Question

    I was talking to another beekeeper in my town. About 4 years ago we had a massive ice storm that damaged bunches of 100 plus year old trees. Many of those trees have bees and arethrowing swarms...
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    Re: Poisoned bee hives

    A lady called me about bees in her house. I agreed to remove them but I wouldn't do the carpentry(removal or repair). The guy that took the shingles offsprayed wasp killeron the flying ones before I...
  15. Re: Why are beekeepers needed? Is it possible to put them in the wild w/out human he

    The problem in my area is the family farms are dying and the descendants want no part of farming. The end result is the timber/ old growth/ hollow tree is cut. Bees then have no place to live, unless...
  16. Re: What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?

    I think sterling's idea is best. I realize you don't want to do it with an allergy. Most newbees just want bees and beekeepers know how to grow bees. If I bought your hives I would immediately split...
  17. Thread: Another DON'T

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    Re: Another DON'T

    Ive been fortunate to meet and listen to a lot of beekeepers. Many actually know what they are talking about. That said I listen, but I reserve the right to make my own stupid mistakes. I guess the...
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    Re: Best Way to Sell Bees

    I have another thought. How many of you think anuc should have 5 frames of drawn NEW comb( drawn in current year).
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    Re: Best Way to Sell Bees

    Well if your getting bees you they need their own equipment. I'm not telling some one what to sell or not. As to moving bees into equipment, its simple to place the new hive in the old spot. Put the...
  20. Re: Customer having "reaction" to my honey??? Input please...

    I agree. Refund her money admit no liability . Personally, it sounds like diabetes. Sugar( honey) causes thirst. Urination. And dry mouth.
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    Re: cutting and sticking queen cells

    Slightly different problem in the same vein. How do you stick the jzbz cup into the frames without dropping it?

    Assuming its a capped queen cell
  22. Re: Laying worker colony - what is my best option?

    Ok I took a queenright 5 frame hive and placed it where I had a laying worker hive. I have a1" opening in the front. I took the laying worker hive about 150' away and sweep them out over about a 15...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    I have a man that occasionally comes by to talk. We were watching the bees on the clover, and he remarked that I have a lot more bees on my clover than he does. I laughed and told him its because...
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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    I got 10 packages from Kelleys this year. White was the only mark available. Which is not a bad idea. 4 of those went queenless, and 3 more tried to supersede the queen. 3 successfully requeened. All...
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    Re: To those who claim they never ever get stung

    I call BS I have the full suit and I got stung through it many times. Now they don't bury it into me. Its like needle pokes, but they cant break the skin. Mostly I get stung at my ankles, where they...
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