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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    Jay - There are several on here that are loose nuts, me included. Glad it worked out and 6 in 10 minutes sounds great.
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    Re: Lost my first hive in 5 year

    By my figuring those nucs are running about $300 american. That is awesome.

    Sorry about your loss.
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    Nuc Wall thickness

    I have access to some thinner than recommended wood I can use for nucs. It is 1/2 to 9/16 inch thick and I was looking at building 20 to 30 of the coates style nucs with it. Anyone think this would...
  4. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    Would setting out lots of swarm traps be a possible alternative to this issue. :eek:

    It would not help your hives but might provide enough new starts that you can sell in the spring as nucs and...
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    yeogi - do you care to share with how you plan to go about making this frame. I was thinking something similar but was worried that the large size of the cups would cause the queen to lay drone eggs...
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    Re: Late October Swarm?

    I was wondering if this might a left over gene controlled impulse from AHB that has bee spread among the feral bees from queens getting shipped everywhere. The AHB apparently has a tendency to swarm...
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    Late October Swarm?

    Buttoned up most my nucs just before Halloween. Had 4 nucs and a queen castle nuc (20 half size frames). These guys were all easy 4 frame of brood a few weeks ago and 3 frames of honey

    Well...
  8. Re: Small Scale VSH genetics and hybridization

    Thanks guys. The beauty of this site is folks with experience can give some guidance to those with none.

    Would love to be able to set out my hives in clusters 2 miles around, but that is just...
  9. Small Scale VSH genetics and hybridization

    This is a by product of the other thread ( http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?305151-VSH-bees-and-hybridization ) . It is a very education thread and I would like to thank everyone. ...
  10. Re: What we do with the 1/2 frame QR frames when finished grafting for the season

    They hold either 5 frames or they are a 10 half frame box with a divider to make 2 five frame queen castles. On these I hope to pull one queen and add her to a standard nuc. Then in fall will stack...
  11. Re: What we do with the 1/2 frame QR frames when finished grafting for the season

    Not sure what SNL is doing.

    Mine is set as a nuc. Plan to bust them apart in earlier spring for queen castles. Splitting up capped brood, bees, and honey, then adding a empty frame or two to...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Jim - LOL beat me to the same statement and not as much hot air as mine.
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    What lazyshooter stated does not say his friend sprays off the label. He apparently useds some chemicals and is familiar with the label instructions. Most folks are not.

    If you read the label,...
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    Re: sugar brick consern

    Rusty - You are in humid country. Do you put sugar blocks or camp style sugar feeding on your hives. I was thinking that on the coast it would soon turn to slop. Just curious. Was thinking that...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Deep rooted sedge, brazilian verbena, and a few others we are messing with in my area. Cogongrass is not here yet, but is it close and moving down the roadsides.

    But one thing we have noted in...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Chinese Tallow - look it up, Rauol Grass (Itch grass) - look it up, cogongrass - look it up,... Start digging and you will leave alot.
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    It is a herbicide.
  18. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    As the number of folks increase these issues will continue to grow. I can see both sides mainly because common sense does not exist. What is an issue, problem, or eye sore to one is ok with...
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    Re: Swarm traps

    Toe - I placed out 2 nucs last spring and got two swarms, but the bees were at the site and getting chased around by water sprinklers to keep them from attaching to RV trailers. Each time the nuc...
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    Re: Starting an apiary and genetics

    Feral mutts all the way. That is what I have and one year in have not lost a hive. But I am on the micro-scale so that don't count. Only desire to buy bees is to get a hygenic queen or two to...
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    Re: Swarm traps

    These are for swarm trapping only, to be placed it areas where thief/vandalism could likely be an issue. They will be considered expendable but just longer lasting than cardboard nuc boxes.

    I am...
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    Swarm traps

    Looking at building some swarm traps out of used pallets. Was thinking of building them slightly longer inside than the normal lang, but placing a 3/8 strip of wood on the inside to hang the frames...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    SpecialKayme - Just a curious question from a newbie. What type robber screens/guards are you using? Seems like a few people have had a lot of luck with preventing robbing, but I have not seriously...
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    Drone Question

    Not sure where this post should bee.

    I located a feral hive a while back in a small bush. It was an exposed comb hive that appeared in September and made 3 big pieces of comb about the size of a...
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    Re: Small Cell Benefits

    I likely worded that incorrectly. But all things being equal, in a nuc or single or double medium as I use currently for wintering... a decent queen could load up every frame easily if she has the...
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