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  1. Re: Smallest population you can start a colony with

    Don't go with the small splits and only 1 frame of brood, let the colonies grow a little. If you are using deep equipment what my plan would be is:

    Don't split by dates split by colony size
    Don't...
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    Re: Selling swarms

    I thought about offering up a "reward" for swarms, a lot cheaper tan buying a package or nuc and just as good IMO. I am also trying to increase my hive count as much as possible the next couple years...
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    When I sell a nuc I sell them with a normal 5 frame wooden box, a migratory top, and a reversible bottom. I buy it assembled, I also buy my frames assembled from the same source, then I buy rite cell...
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    I figure 25$ for equipment, (box, frames, foundation) 10$ for feed, and the queens are free since I raise my own. So I have 35$ in a nuc, a lot of people mention the opportunity cost and time, I...
  5. Re: How many beeks on here are under 25 yrs old?

    I'm 22 and I have 100ish hives at the moment, been doing it for about 13 years so far. Will be 23 in February.
  6. Re: Signal deep nucs in the north do you do this?

    I overwinter single story 5 frame deep nucs every year and lose maybe 5% on average. Make sure they have decent honey stores and proper ventilation. Mine have 2 vent holes in the back and a migratory...
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    Re: Wintering Singles

    Any hive configuration will work with proper a management. Whether its a nuc, single, double, tbh, or any other set up. Proper brood, honey stores, location of those honey stores, population relative...
  8. Thread: Nucs

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    Re: Nucs

    If its a good 3 frames of bees now, with good brood and healthy they should be fine imo. I would feed them up the best I could with respect to leaving room for brood while the queen is laying heavy.
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    Re: Ohio raised queens $15

    Thanks for the great season everyone! I am done producing this year, and am now changing to focus to preparing for winter and next season. I wanted to lead on extra early for next seasons plans and...
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    Re: Ohio raised queens $15

    Sorry guys my inbox now has some space for more pm's.

    I will have more in 2 weeks, June 17th.

    My usual graft is of my personal stock I have breed for years. They tend to have more carniolan...
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    Re: Ohio raised queens $15

    Tomorrows shipment is gone, still have a few for next week. Will have more every week all summer.
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    Ohio raised queens $15

    I have 4 extra ohio raised queens available to ship this Monday and Tuesday (June 3rd and 4rth)
    I will also have roughly 5-10 extra queens next week as well. (June 10th)

    They are $15.00 each...
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    Re: Has anyone ordered from beebaby's?

    I am behind yes, I know everyone is getting bees soon. All the orders not shipped Monday will be immediately given a refund so you can purchase elsewhere.

    Thanks
  14. Re: Tri-County Beekeepers Assoc 34th Annual Spring Workshop

    I'll be there with a few tables of stuff, was a great experience last year.
  15. Poll: Re: Equipment pricing free shipping vs lower price???

    Thanks for all the input... It's seems to be more of an issue of Usability over price, people are willing to pay for the convenience factor though price does play some part.

    I think I'll still to...
  16. Poll: Equipment pricing free shipping vs lower price???

    I am wanting to get some feedback on the way companies price out there equipment for everyone. I plan on re-doing my prices the first of the year and one of the hurdles I can't decide on is the free...
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    Re: Straight from package to Nuc's?

    Michael, I have seen you post a lot on the "critical mass" argument several times but just want to get a definite answer as to what you mean by takeoff well as I am thinking I am taking it the wrong...
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    Re: Straight from package to Nuc's?

    Personally your idea is on par with how I plan to run a few set of hives next year. If its cold where your at when packages are available it might help them buildup and retain heat a little. If you...
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    Re: What's the best way to do spring splits?

    I like pulling 1 frame of capped brood, and then let the rest of the hive (usually a single in my case) and then once the cells are capped dividing them up between 8 frames (there are usually enough...
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    Re: Getting ready to start in the spring

    I like packages for a begginer personally because you can takes things slow and really see the workings of a hive in detail and as they happen so to speak. Being new to this I doubt that you are...
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    Re: What are you working on?

    Making tons and tons and tons of boxes.

    Re-designing some mating nucs, re-designing a few products (re-inventing the wheel so to speak), along with just dumbing down a few.

    Drawing up...
  22. Re: November/Thanksgiving Specials Discounts Free Shipping Save$$$$

    Bee Baby's has free shipping always, and for the holiday we are running some sales on some hive kits, which still are included in the free shipping.
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    Re: nuc and single story hive prices.....

    There are several people in the Richland county that sell nucs for $75. I have sold several the past few years at that price along with the others... There is also a guy close to me who sells queens...
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    Re: nuc and single story hive prices.....

    Around my neck of the woods you see 5 frame nucs selling locally for around $75.00. That and packages is about the only thing sold around here.
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    I don't mean to argue here... And I'm not sure of the ownership... An it may even be a technicality.. That being said.. This is actually NOT a public forum, it is in fact private, why? Because some...
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