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  1. Re: Bottom board debris - what is this?

    Chalkbrood mummies
  2. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Maybe so in CA. In the north you feed before winter.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    A couple photos from queen catching day sent to me by Richard Reid of Blacksburg Virginia.


    http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff61/frenchhill/IMG_4655_zps6oc1vwaj.jpeg


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    Sticky: Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Yes
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    Right away I guess.
  6. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Why not feed them enough so they'll make it through a Virginia winter?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    What a nice catch yesterday. Group three. Eight of us...some employees some observers...some finding queens, some running the comb with the queen to me. So fast there were two or three in line to...
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    Not if you're on a flow.
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    Our main flow (Sweet Clover/Basswood) is done by the middle of July. We still have a fall flow but hard to get foundation drawn. So, I like to get my nucs made in June a or by the first week of July,...
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    I always use mated queens. With brood or cells there are always nucs that don't wind up with a queen. With mated queens it's usually near 100%.
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    Re: Mating nuc bearding nonstop?

    And seemingly...the stronger they get the lower the % acceptance of your cells.
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    Re: how to mark a queen???

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2tSkW9YuHY
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    1 feed frame, one sealed brood, one open brood, one empty comb. Enough bees to cover the brood. Make in morning. Move to new apiary. Give queens later in afternoon. Pull cork on candy end. Allow the...
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    Re: Pollen In a cell builder

    Sundance bottom
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    Re: When do yall check mating nucs?

    I cell the nuc and catch 16 days later. Can't really see the point in using virgins. Let the new queen emerge in her nuc.
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    Re: Pollen In a cell builder

    You can trap pollen ahead of time and freeze it. When you need it dump two double hand-fulls on a comb and work it into the cells with your fingers.

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    Re: Queen Cage Shipping Boxes

    Koehnen is the one. Thanks.
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    Queen Cage Shipping Boxes

    What do you use?

    Mann Lake is out. Back ordered with no shipping date. I've seen a similar shipping box, but not Mann Lake's Rite-Way shippers. White boxes, green lettering. Anyone know where...
  19. Re: Laying workers or overzealous new queen?

    I'm thinking laying workers. Eggs on sidewalls. Any queen cups with multiple eggs?
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    Re: WHAT IF !

    Works even better if you place an empty super (no combs) on the inner cover and the super on top of that.
  21. Re: Anybody using a queen cell timing box as described by the fat bee man?

    My timing...

    The box is a 10 frame with a vertical excluder creating two chambers...3 and 6 combs. Queen is in 3 comb cavity. She has no exit to the outside...fixed entrance block. Most of the...
  22. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    How does this ability translate into selecting for good bees? Are there really bees that don't know how to rear brood....taking eggs and larvae to sealed brood stage. Surely there must be more in the...
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    Re: Maple pancake syrup

    Don't feed maple syrup to bees!
  24. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    Are breeder available that are properly selected?
  25. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    What does Caspian Solution have to do with it?
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