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  1. Re: I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?

    "Buying a new extractor is like buying a new car. As soon as it is out of the showroom it will go down in value "

    Let us know when you find a used Dadant or Maxant and a "cheap" price! I haven't!
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    30 of 35 doing well. Pretty happy considering others have taken some heavy losses. Long winter, and snowed a little more today! Spring should get here sometime before June!:
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    Re: Grafting Tips

    Gonna try my hand at grafting this summer...just for fun. Thanks for the tips!
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    Re: Trying OTS..Notched my First Frames

    :thumbsup:

    My thought the entire time (pulling the old queen), was curious how this was gonna play out.
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    Re: When to start Spring Feeding

    :thumbsup:....I added sugar blocks today!
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    Re: Time Sensitive

    "So, the BIG question is this: Will taking the hive out of the wall and putting it into a box kill the colony?"

    Nope...This is how I got started. Search the threads using "cut out" as your key...
  7. Re: I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?

    :thumbsup:
  8. Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    So far only 9 dead of 250 checked. Nice clusters, too.

    Impressive!
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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Great "advice" and free!
  10. Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    Dont forget upper ventilation...let the moisture out.
  11. Re: New Yorkers question about Minnesota Hygenic Queen procurment / Beekeeping in Nor

    Not sure if I can write this w/o a moderator deleting, but here I go. Dan Williams at Pine Ridge has/had Glenn, and VP daughters. I have several going into their 3rd summer. Great Queens. I prefer...
  12. Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    Perfect explanation
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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Had a guy email me today asking if I would drive to his place, when I have free time. He wants me to explain to him, and his son how to properly move frames, find a queen, and work bees. He feels...
  14. Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    Yes. your not keeping the top warm...just warmer than the sides. No dripping on their heads.
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    Re: Hello from frigid Upstate NY

    Welcome. Plenty to read and learn here.
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    Only after I'm finished with the cows!
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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    I advertised nucs for $130, and filled the list of what I was sure I could make in 1 week. Did I under price myself? Absolutely! Will price go up next year? Absolutely! I know I can produce queens...
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    My mentor and myself were preparing for a cut-out. We asked the landowner if the bees had been sprayed...his reply.." A fellow volunteer fireman told me that if I sprayed these bees, they will...
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    Re: cut-out temps 40 degrees

    Nope...too cold. Watched this very scenario go very bad with lots of dead bees!
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    Re: Extractor question.

    This model was just on sale for $1000.00 brand new. Offer him $500. My opinion.
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    Re: Trying OTS..Notched my First Frames

    Keep us posted. I have done OTS several times, but always pull the queen out of the hive and throw her in a nuc. Curious about your results.
  22. Re: I should Combine Much more aggressively

    "If I had a rule that I just automatically combined my weakest 25 percent I would have been better off - probably every year I would have been better off.

    What do you think?"

    100 percent...
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    Re: Beekeeping laws in NY

    Great read. Thanks Graham!
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    Much like Hiwire I am surprised at my results. 30 alive of 35. 2 deadouts were late swarms that i didn't have much faith in. Had a tree limb fall and knock 3 hives over in October, I put them back...
  25. Re: Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    Congrats! 2x5=10 hives. Curious what the results would be with 50 or perhaps 100+ hives wintered this way. Keep us posted. I like upper entrance, especially this year when they were buried in snow.
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