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    Re: Laying Worker / New Queen

    It has been found that a queen cell put into a laying worker hive will be accepted by those workers and given propper care and turn a laying worker hive around.

    Usually if you have time on your...
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    Re: Hello from Arizona

    Welcome to Beesource Roger! Lots of great folks here to talk to and connect with. Use the search feature to look up things of interest to you and scan through all the old posts as they hold a...
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    Re: Heard a taLL tail. Is it true?

    Hmmm.. I've heard of beeks up in the northern areas running 3 deep brood, but not the 500 pound crops. There are ways to get to the 200lb range doing cut down splits during heavy nectar flows, but...
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    Re: Get bees to draw comb. New beek

    Well from Charleston WV to me in Fort Gay is about 1.25 hours, mostly interstate driving. lol Although, it is a detour for sure, if you ever feel the need to do so, give me a shout on here and i'll...
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    Re: Apiary Location/Stand Question

    As Graham mentioned you don't have to have stands that set into the ground.
    Mine are set up on a set of two legged A frames with cross bars.
    They allow me to set either 2 full sized hives with...
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    Re: Get bees to draw comb. New beek

    Lots of fun and learning with bees. For way too long people were ill advised to stay away from bees. Due to our monoculture society we live in now. So many of the older generation that had bees...
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    Re: Get bees to draw comb. New beek

    Well you're on the right track. Something to keep in mind as well is that during the time you're feeding your bees, they may find nectar that they like better. They may slow down on the intake of...
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    Re: Get bees to draw comb. New beek

    Jason - Once you have your NUC's - which should as i read it come as 5 framers, you will move them into your 10 frame box. Placing 2 non drawn combs on one side and 3 on the other. Then you will...
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    One last question Michael.. When you make up your pollen frame for your cell builder, what would you approximate the amount of pollen that you use in the frame, poundage wise?
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    Re: Breeding and rasing bees for packages

    If you're speaking of package production, most large scale producers start very early in the year feeding their bees constantly to get them to produce bees in quantity. Those bees then are shaken...
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    Michael - When you harvest pollen for the raising of queen cells, what is your normal process with it? Meaning, do you freeze, clean, dry, refreeze till needed?
  12. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    I like so many have recently went commercial, not to the point of migratory pollination, but instead supply of bees. I've young children at this point, and can only hope that i'll be able to get at...
  13. Thread: Pallet Decks

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    Re: Pallet Decks

    I've seen many beekeepers use the treated or marine grade plywood for the deck. I've also seen them use standard plywood too. The key to longevity of them is to make sure you drill a hole to allow...
  14. Thread: hive scale

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    Re: hive scale

    Here's what I could find on the device. It looks as though it's a pretty new item on the market..

    On Monday, October 06, 2014, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for NECTAR DETECTOR...
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    Looks like a possible new solution to AFB

    Just got done reading an article that spoke about AFB treatments. Link here http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636_2/1636_2-2014.11.19.16.45.archive.html
    It has a link to a youtube video that...
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    Re: Medium on top of Deep Brood Chamber

    If all that is available is deep NUC's locally, about your olny choice in the matter is either to ask your supplier to setup your NUC's using mediums, if you have to give him the hardware to do so, ...
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    Re: Is there a viable business in "Bees Only"?

    YES ! The entire point of selling bees isn't just to throw a box of bees together. A person MUST remember why people want bees in the first place. It isn't just because they can pollinate crops,...
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    Re: Cleaning Plastic Excluders

    Well I guess i'll ask the question that needs ask.. What are you having to clean out of them? Propolis, Wax, dead bees, etc. Depending upon what it is it may be as simple as putting the things in...
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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    I've witnessed exactly what Mark states. If you put together a NUC and allow them to make their own queen, at times they will take older larva than a 4 cycle day old and turn it into queens. ...
  20. Thread: Fort Bee

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    Re: Fort Bee

    I think you can get away with using a 3 wire with ground. Standard 12-3 wire. It will have 3 wires with insulation on it with a standard bare copper. Use 2 of the wires for your hot wires, the...
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    Re: Fort Bee

    Yes, i'd say it was very memorable. I've gotten bit a few time from fencer's in the past. Not fun. lol. How do you plan to turn it off and on as needed?
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    Re: Fort Bee

    According to what i've seen in the past, if you allow a bear to get it's nose through your electric wire it will generally push on through. So with your design, I think if it were me, i'd focus on...
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    Re: Fort Bee

    Very Nice! Keep in mind that you should be able to turn off your fencer from outside of the box, and depending upon how prevalent the bears are in your neck of the woods up there, you may want to be...
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    Re: Cypress, Texas new member

    Welcome to Beesource! Plenty of great information here on the forum. Use the search feature for specific topics of interest. And no matter what, always remeber, "Ask 10 beekeepers the same...
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    Re: Brooklyn roof top beekeeper

    That's just wrong... End of story..
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