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    the only thing i can think of for a resource is...

    the only thing i can think of for a resource is Hawaii beekeepers, http://www.hawaiibeekeepers.org/
    they may be able to help
  2. Thread: Buying queens

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    I would not want disease free bees Personally, I...

    I would not want disease free bees Personally, I would much prefer disease resistant. the resistance can not be obtained without the presence of the pathogen.
    Just the same i would not order 30...
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    Drone laying justice

    I like to add some brood and bees (4 frames) and move them to the location of the hive where you got the frames, switching places with the hives in mid day on a flow..... the field bees return to...
  4. Thread: bee pooh!!!

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    If you have a lot of quarters, the high pressure...

    If you have a lot of quarters, the high pressure washer does a good job but it is a little slow. its still faster than elbow grease. The older the spot the easier it will come off. so if you can...
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    someones swarm moved in to my boxes

    http://a656.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/46/l_8184702d240011aa9cca4ca8613bf947.jpg
    http://a811.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/109/l_60e93b519186e1b798f6d83f6e62d00a.jpg
    Had the truck...
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    I kill about 4 or 5 every time i sort equipment,...

    I kill about 4 or 5 every time i sort equipment, they are not deadly to an adult in good health. But the bite can make all of your muscles cramp up for about 8 or 9 hours even muscles you didn't know...
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    The only thing i do not like about the hood is...

    The only thing i do not like about the hood is that a head lamp will not comfortably stay on it. I use it when i am working the big testy hives during the day. then to the tie on veil when the head...
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    all of what you said makes me think 36 to 48...

    all of what you said makes me think 36 to 48 hours except for the wing development, normally i don't see wings until the head and thorax and eyes darken. If there are wings you got 12 hours if your...
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    I agree with the last 2 posts, there thats my 2...

    I agree with the last 2 posts, there thats my 2 cents.
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    Observation Hive

    Just wanted to share I put this in a couple of days ago, the neighborhood kids get A kick out of it, one of the kids even went to help me catch a swarm yesterday.
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    not very scientific observation

    when i catch queens i select out the top performers. probably the top 5 % get this distinction of being selects. I was recently packaging several orders in the field and noticed that one box that...
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    some people get more sensitive, my wife has...

    some people get more sensitive, my wife has developed into a full blown allergy, i on the other hand and almost immune the worst i get is a small red bump for 5 minutes or so, sometimes i will...
  13. you should come see my Grizzly bear , Look i how...

    you should come see my Grizzly bear , Look i how i poke him, he lets me poke him with a stick. he won't do anything its ok. Wait,..... Did i feed him today?

    :D
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    as long as possible, i even have virgins hatch on...

    as long as possible, i even have virgins hatch on me sometimes we have a special racks that hold the cells and contain the Virgin if she hatches before she is placed, i have had great success with...
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    I deal a lot with mating nucs and i see often...

    I deal a lot with mating nucs and i see often that if there is not enough room for the queen to lay she will put in two eggs per cell, the workers will move one of the eggs to another cell when it is...
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    Ridiculous.
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    about the only advice i would add is to wait...

    about the only advice i would add is to wait until the brood is capped before you pull her. some may disagree but i like to be sure I'm not getting a drone layer or a poorly mated queen.
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    i have never used them but i see a lot of...

    i have never used them but i see a lot of equipment that has. they were just pushed into the wax.
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    would a 2 queen colony yield more honey than two ...

    would a 2 queen colony yield more honey than two 1 queen colonies.:confused:
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    I always ask if they were able to get the number...

    I always ask if they were able to get the number off of the ear tag. Going to the press is an awesome idea. but the press can spin it back on you depending on what side of the story they feel is more...
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    Give it to the bees and they will clean it up for...

    Give it to the bees and they will clean it up for you, it is not harmful.
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    I see it in my head, how it went in the meeting,...

    I see it in my head, how it went in the meeting, as i used to be a corporate manager. Someone middle management says "the bees are in trouble why don't we ad them to our charity list? and the vice...
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    is it better to do the right thing for the wrong...

    is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason? or the wrong thing for the right reason?
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    I don't care if they get it right, i just want...

    I don't care if they get it right, i just want them to get it, and help other people to get it. We will hammer out the details later if need be but the only people who really need to know are us, so...
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    Poll: Gorrilla glue, 2 wood screws per corner then 1...

    Gorrilla glue, 2 wood screws per corner then 1 1/2 inch staples 4 per corner. maybe redundant, but it will last as long as possible
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