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    Excess Royal Jelly in Capped Queen Cell

    I have always heard of having excess royal jelly in a grafted queen cell after they are capped. I am wondering if it is just at the time of the capping or if it is 24 hours before emergence to see...
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    Nucs, 18 hours, and cell protectors

    Just made up 6 nucs and tomorrow morning I am going to transfer some ripe cells that I grafted last week. I fully expect these nucs to start their own queen cells between now and the time I give...
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    Re: Queenless hive rejects grafts

    It sounds to me like there is a virgin queen, which could be difficult to find. Is there a patch of cells that do not have any nectar and pollen in them in what would look like would be a brood...
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    Re: What's Your Graft-to-Mated-Queen Rate?

    Since I usually run only 10-15 hives, when I graft I try to graft twice as many cells as I usually need. Since I only have a small amount of hives it takes just as much effort to graft 30 cells as...
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    Re: Treatment-Free, Summer 2013, How's it going?

    I stopped treating in 2010. In 2011 I purchased a pure VSH breeder queen from Tom Glenn. The winter of 2011-2012 I did not lose a single hive (except for two nucs). I think at that point I had...
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    Re: how many days.......

    http://www.thebeeyard.org/queen-rearing-calendar/

    Use this link for a queen rearing calendar. I use it all the time, very helpful.
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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    Thanks guys, I will shoot him a PM and find out what he is doing. Also, does Mike have a a website?
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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    Does anyone know if Mike treats for varroa? If so what does he use? I have not treated in 3 years but this past winter lost 50% of my bees to small clusters. 3 years ago I bought a VSH pure...
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    Any promo codes right now for Kelley?

    Does anyone know if there are any promo codes out now for Walter Kelley? Thanks,
  10. Re: Mites Have Pushed Me To The Edge... I'm Jumping

    Steven, that is exactly what I did. If I went treatment free with the same stock of bees I had when I was treating I have no doubt my losses would have been huge. I am now in my second year of...
  11. Re: Mites Have Pushed Me To The Edge... I'm Jumping

    Adam, I think that is a fantastic decision. I have recently done the same, for 1.5 years I have been treatment free and have been pleased with the results so far. Still early but so far so good. ...
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    Re: Can you make a living with Bees

    If he does sell been in the fall, what type of people purchase bees in the fall? Almond pollination maybe?
  13. Re: Question about which strain of queens to raise

    I have actually had a bit different experience, I just passed one year on my II Glenn breeder and grafted from her again last week. This is my second season grafting from her and she is still...
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    Re: Can you make a living with Bees

    [QUOTE=The Honey Householder;785843]I wholesale my honey at $2.20-2.35 a lb and avg 127 lb per hive and my avg expences is $90 a hive.

    2.20+127-90.00=527.98 hives for $100K on avg. Your expences...
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    Re: Are queen cell protectors a benefit?

    Do you have problems with them starting queen cells when leaving queenless overnight?
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    I overwintered 5 nucs. 4 were side by side 5 framers and one was a 5 over 5 nuc. 2 of the side by sides (same box) did not make it through winter. The other 2 side by sides made it but are still...
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    Are queen cell protectors a benefit?

    I have always used cell protectors during the grafting process when they are placed in a nuc. I have heard though that some research shows that it inhibits the pheromones from the cell. I am askin...
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    Re: Massachusetts swarm season!

    I agree, I am just south of you and the bees have been in incredible shape. I put out my swarm traps today. My uncle found a ton of swarm cells but I have not found any yet. He does not reverse...
  19. Re: Honey "farming" by growing honey crops on large acreages?

    So these per acre honey averages....how many hives per acre can clover support?
  20. Re: Length or width of a queen is what matters?

    It is interesting because she seems to lay a decent amount. I just transferred her from a 5 over 5 nuc to a double Langstoth. I grafted last Summer and made the nuc up at that point and it...
  21. Length or width of a queen is what matters?

    I have a queen that looks differently than any other I have seen. It is about the same length but appears very skinny in the abdoman. She is actually doing alright for this early in the year but I...
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    Red Maples vs Sugar Maples

    So the red maples are in full bloom here in the Northeast and they are always the first maples to bloom. Are sugar maples as good pollen and nectar producers as their cousins? They still seem to...
  23. Re: Central New York boomers...pondering next moves

    Although I am not in NY, being in CT we have similar weather. Today I did some reversing to some hives. The interesting thing was that they actually started to build white wax on the tops of the...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    I checked a 5 over 5 nuc yesterday that I made last fall. I saw what looked like nectar in the cells, shook the frame and sure enough it dripped everywhere. Tells me there is enough right now to...
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    Re: Opinions Appreciated - Is the stealing???

    I agree with Vance, if the bank indeed owns the property, no way they are going to want bees at the house. Take them and if the guy ever comes back and complains then give them back to him. Chances...
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