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  1. Re: Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

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  2. Re: 50 degrees in Maryland - orientation flights

    Great Phil:applause:

    It was a great day, the bees were flying well. It was too wet with the melting snow to drive into the outyards today but looks like a good week ahead. I hiked in to my major...
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    Re: My first Brushy Mountain Catalog

    Get a copy of Betterbee's catalog too, you'll like it as well for some of the information and some unique product offerings.
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    Re: Is Mann Lake trying the bait and switch?

    There was a special sale for assembled deep frames with natural colored ritecell for 11.00 a case a few days ago which was a clearance on that item only. Are you ordering the exact same item? I...
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    Re: requeening and splitting a hive..

    You could also offer the package queens to someone in need of a queen in your club, or offer to sell them. If someone gave you even $10-$15 each for them, it would help offset your cost for the...
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    Re: requeening and splitting a hive..

    Op said pkgs coming April 6th, and pure Russian queens coming June 1st, so needs the pkg queens. Billbd, the reason you ordered the pure russian queens was to replace the russian hybrid pkg queens,...
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    Re: Top feeder sealant

    :thumbsup: What canoe said...used many times, the cheapest clear I can find, and I look for the quickest set time, usually 30 minutes. Any hardware, paint, or big box home improvement store, or...
  8. Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    True mixing different undrawn foundations in the same hive mixes the bees up and should be avoided, but once drawn out, the frames can be mixed in a hive. Just watch out for differences in...
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    Re: package install without comb.

    Forgot to mention that next morning you remove the empty package cage ,feeder, extra super(s), and apply the innercover, place your jar or pail feeder over the inner cover hole, stack on cover...
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    Re: package install without comb.

    I agree, right in the 8F medium hive body. Install them late in the evening about 30 minutes before dark. A method I have not tried but saw on video, is to hang the queen cage between frame 4 & 5,...
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    Re: Is it worth it

    I did it for 3 years in the mid 60's, and then my life changed and it took 40 years to get back to the bees, but they were always on my mind, and I came back to them these last 10 years, and will...
  12. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    I would try carniolan X italian hybrids for your area. For wintering those winters I would do a carniolan queen open mated in an Italian drone pool. Little tempering on swarming dates, little bigger...
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    Re: What is the magic number?

    The OP framed the question of what's the magic number where it turns from play into work. I find that we have an average of 50-60 newbees entering our short course and starting with bees each year....
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Me too...Schley w/ forcep grip, Harbo syringe from Sue. Worked the kinks out last year, lots of practice. Used Peter's harbo equivalent, but I think Sue's micometer will be an improvement. I wanted...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I think that we will find this improvement in productivity and longevity to continue getting better as the selection focus progresses. I have a couple of John Harbo II...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Of course they did, didn't you know that everyone in this prison is innocent? In fact you couldn't risk moving a colony of moonbeams at night or you'd lose all the foragers.:lpf:

    :cool:I bet if I...
  17. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Shook swarming is a management tool for comb honey production. Particularly for section boxes. The old basswood section boxes were hard to get the bees to fill out and the hive had to be at swarm...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Practically zero of Robert's business success stemmed from Julius' reputation. Robert built up his father's reputation as a marketing tool through the internet and webpage far greater than it ever...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Infestation

    Did you do anything other than just wash them out Larry?
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Infestation

    My bees were very reluctant to reuse the frames that were pretty much fully slimed. I washed them thoroughly with a garden hose nozzle and dried them out, but the bees pretty much just ignored them...
  21. Re: Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    http://www.beesource.com/files/boxjoint.pdf
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Yous said your only criteria/selection threshold would be a mite count high enough to warrant treatment. That would seem to me to be self defeating in trying to improve the tolerance or resistance to...
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    Re: I think I've got a problem..

    I would have said skunk predation...if it is indeed Phorid fly I hope you will post any follow-up information and photos of that larva you found. It never occurred to me that they might be able to...
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    Re: Need advice on extractor

    I would recommend that you look at the Maxant 3100. It is available in a 2 frame configuration, is upgradable to a 6-frame medium which also alllows for 3 deep frames tangentially (at the same time...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Actually MD has one chief apiary inspector, Cybil Preston, and 6 contractual seasonal inspectors that cover several counties each. I have found them to be responsive and timely when called. Bill...
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