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    Poll: Re: 9 or 10 frame super question

    I use pierco...10 frame till drawn, then 9 after...it is deff easier to decal at 9 then 10...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Sched vs. Family Off Time...?

    Tks all for reply's....

    Waiting a little longer will also help me get all the mating nuc's ready....and the swarm nuc for starting... I'm building them now.... :)
    I was just going to put the...
  3. Thread: Bees on Manure

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    Re: Bees on Manure

    You heard of Sourwood Honey.... Orange Blossom Honey....????

    How about "Smelliness Bovinus" honey.... ;)
  4. Thread: Queen cell

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    Re: Queen cell

    When you say Queen Cell..... do you mean just a plain empty cell.... or you mean with larvae in it, a capped cell....??

    I have Queen Cells being made all time on bottom of frames but they are...
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    Queen Rearing Sched vs. Family Off Time...?

    OK... have a small question, about what some of you who raise Queen's do, when the Queen hatch time get's in way of the Family Vac.....?

    Do ya'll just shut down during that time....?
    I assume...
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    Re: How mutch honey is in a Med Super?

    My avg so far on 10 frame per box of 1pc Med Pierco is abt 39 Lbs or 26 Pt jars = 3.26 gal
    the lowest I got was 36 Lbs. or 24 Pt jars = 3 gal
    this was all brand new pierco... thats why i loaded it...
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    Re: Foundation-less 1st try.....

    lol...
    Then I wish I had 1pc white Pierco drone cell, 9 frame per box full of honey ;)

    If only there was such a thing....!!!
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    Foundation-less 1st try.....

    Here is some progress Pic's of a 1 day old Foundation-less frame...
    I just took a Reg Old frame and in place of wax, placed a wood strip in slot. Then I rubbed beewax all down the wood strip to...
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    Re: Large Swarm--- One Hive Body or Two?

    I also had a few swarms to do that right after I put the swarm in a box....
    I put on a Jar of 1:1 sugar water on inner cover and they stayed inside then.... and by next day... they were hard at...
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    Re: Queen Cells Without Grafting Problem

    lol... yep.... that's why I was freaking out about them not making reg size cells..... my starter strip was very small, maybe 5 cell x 15 cell.
    The new starter strip is a full peace of foundation on...
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    Re: Queen Cells Without Grafting Problem

    Yes.... I pulled it out to put the new bar in...
    I guess I can put it back...but will have to add the side and bottom part of frame...so they want draw comb all way down to top of next bar in super...
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    Re: Queen Cells Without Grafting Problem

    Yes.... queen is somewhere in deep/1st med.... but I'm not even close to putting drawout bar with her yet...lol

    looking at Pic I can see the diff where starter strip was.... i have put a full...
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    Queen Cells Without Grafting Problem

    OK....

    I'm trying to do the Queen Cells Without Grafting method, but when I put the starter foundation in hive to get them to draw it out they keep making drone cells.... what am I doing wrong...
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    Re: Cypress wood for boxes?

    All wood will give you shrinkage problems.... some more then others...
    Even the Pine "Junk" wood you get from local Blue or Orange store has shrinkage problems... not just cypress..

    I built some...
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    Re: Mating nucs on a large scale

    Good one Michael... I had tears in eye laff-ing so hard.... :)
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    Re: Beeviction notice from the city

    1st contact your city Rep and ask him what is his view.... if he is not "in the know"... show him the good side of bee's.
    get your neighbors on board with you... a Google of voter's is a powerful...
  17. Thread: Baiting supers

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    Re: Baiting supers

    Hmmm....
    Why are you trying to stop your queen from building up the hive...? more bee = more honey...
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    Re: Bees from swarm under the bottom board

    I also had same problem... they keep going under there like 3 times... till I duct tape'ed some cardboard under it and also put some sugar water on top... of inner cover... they stuck then... after...
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    OK...
    I'm starting This method now...but....
    Have a small problem.... per OT's day 1... he put Queen into a confined area...
    That is where I'm having problems...
    This hive is 1 deep and 2 med...
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Tks for info everybody...

    I will talk about this at our bee meeting tonight. we are going to have a local Q Producer as a Guest Speaker... something to engage him with. he he he ;)
    I always like...
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Question about mating nuc/hive with a twist....

    I have 2 hives that I want to use to re-queen some of my "not so good" hives with, and your way looks like a very good way to do it... but I have a...
  22. Thread: DIY nuc plans

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    Re: DIY nuc plans

    How does plywood stand up to weather vice using a solid board... say cypress, or even pine...?? How does the Ply ends stand up..?
    I do use plywood for my inner covers, and top covers but the ply is...
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    Re: Pierco 1 pc frames and extracting

    OK....

    yes... they would go from Radial to flat.... I had one to fall down to bottom of basket and with the weight of 8 frames it broke the pierco into 3 pc...lol.... but I put on a Mod to my...
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    Re: Pierco 1 pc frames and extracting

    Thanks chris...

    for answering so quickly, but i like the pierco. I've only had a few very minor problems with it, this being 50% of it...

    a simple fix to extractor and pierco would not be a...
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    Pierco 1 pc frames and extracting

    Is anybody else and/or having problems with the pierco frames jumping out of the slots in basket while extracting...?
    on a 9 frame extractor...

    I know some of you dislike pierco, but what I want...
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