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  1. Re: Package Bee Installation Learning Experience

    I don't shake them in at all, I rubberband the queen cage to a frame and lay the box on its side and put on an empty super, close it up and a few hours later I remove the super and empty box after...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    mountain camp feeding will also suck up moisture.
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    tilt hive forward a little so condensation runs down the front of the hive and not on the bees.
  4. Thread: Queen bee

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    Re: Queen bee

    just got 3 yesterday from walter kellys.
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    Re: Oh Dear! We seem to be queenless...

    i had a hive last year that went laying worker, it took about 6 weeks before i saw evidence. i dont think it is a quick process as the oviaries in the workers take time to develope. (after they are...
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    Re: When to put on a robber screen?

    i put on after all bees are in so they have to leave thru it. dont know if it matters or not.
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    Re: walter t kelly queens

    they are mated.
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    walter t kelly queens

    ordered 3 marked italians, they said they would ship 6-5 (they did) and I received them today. they look good will see how they lay. i got one last year and have done 2 splits from her. that hive...
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    Re: how long will they be mad?

    they are stonger than i have ever had them, weather was not bad , a little windy.but went through every frame looking for the queen except the last one. always use smoke. put the new queen in the nuc...
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    how long will they be mad?

    went thru my hive to get brood frames for a new queen and they are not happy. how long til they go back to normal? or is this the new normal?
  11. Thread: Russell Queens

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    Re: Russell Queens

    their service is much better. i think victoria bell is her name and she got back with me regarding an order before i could get another beer. i got my queen when she said i would and she looks...
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    Re: How long before workers will lay?

    took mine last year 5-6 wks. at least thats when i was sure.
  13. Thread: MannLake order

    by big joe
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    Re: MannLake order

    mann lake has taken care of every issue or concern i have had very promptly. i will give them my business every time i can.
  14. Thread: Bee packages

    by big joe
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    Re: Bee packages

    tim and kathie bennet in byron. search for turtlebee farms.
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    Re: Ghost Peppers in Honey Bears

    i put jalopenos in vodka thinking spicy bloody mary. it was too hot too drink and i like spicy. do a small batch and keep it around if its too hot for all your freinds!
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    Re: I have blue bees.

    what do you do with larvae? or blue bees for that matter? i would like to see one.
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    Re: Where to Get Beekeeping Classes

    you dont need a class, its just more expensive to learn the hard way. trust me on that one. bushfarms.com is a veritable wealth of knowledge but a class cant hurt.
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    Re: Fermented Honey - Mind over Matter

    what is wrong with fermented honey? i like things fermented.
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    Re: Freshening up sweaty bee suits?

    unzipped hood, threw in washer then air dry. worked well.
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    Re: too many drone cells?

    so, what if i pull that and replace with new foundation? i kinda dont want to mess with them since she is laying on that med frame well, but if they dont get busy they will be pretty small going...
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    Re: too many drone cells?

    she is laying very well in a medium frame i borrowed, all the other comb(2 frames) has about 10% capped drone brood cells in the middle. the med frame came with nurse bees and about 20% capped brood...
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    too many drone cells?

    hi all, i had a laying worker issue with my only hive. i didnt have the resources to deal with it like mr bush suggests.(i will next year.) i ended up getting a queen in there and a medium frame...
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    Re: Honey capping encouragement

    i thought they cap after they get it to 17% moisture content.
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    Re: Yellow-jacket nest--how to remove?

    gas is a sure thing. do not light it! it also kills the grass. and they do not come back.
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    Re: Too late in year to do a split?

    before you order a new queen make sure you will get it in a timely fashion.
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