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  1. Thread: Queen Acceptance

    by Limey
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    Queen Acceptance

    One of my hives has practically no brood. All I have found is about 50 cells of advanced larva. I did come across a queen cell but it was connected between (upper/lower) the frames of permacomb and...
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    I don't think much of your bear fence :D

    I don't think much of your bear fence :D
  3. Thread: Texas Queens

    by Limey
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    I also got a package of All Star Bees and despite...

    I also got a package of All Star Bees and despite being installed 2 weeks after my first hive, they have totally passed them. They were hived on foundation and I have 2 bodies of 18 frames of drawn...
  4. If it is, I bet that the solution involves the...

    If it is, I bet that the solution involves the use of more or different chemicals..
  5. Thread: Hardeman's

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    From everything I have read, it appears the best...

    From everything I have read, it appears the best thing to do is to order from a 3rd party. A company who places the big order with companies like Hardmans. Hardmans will go all out to complete those...
  6. Thread: Hardeman's

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    There is no freaking way I would except a package...

    There is no freaking way I would except a package at this time of year.. even if you still had a good flow on, I would seriously question the quality of the package as they tried desperately to catch...
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    Same situation. I only have 2 hives but going to...

    Same situation. I only have 2 hives but going to increase to 10 next spring. Also, next year I am going to experiment with queen rearing and nucs etc. I so want to start this year, but I want to wait...
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    "If it was not for beekeepers, then between local...

    "If it was not for beekeepers, then between local zoning boards, home owners associations, the supreme court of the United States and soccer moms, bees would become extinct within 4 years" - Albert...
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    Chef, I am curious, which country are you living...

    Chef, I am curious, which country are you living in? :) Here in the US, the days of being able to do what you want with your own land has long gone.
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    We just has a huge amount of wind come through....

    We just has a huge amount of wind come through. Radar shows a red spot almost on top of us.. and not a single drop of rain. Oh, I went down to the bee hives when the wind picked up.. it was so...
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    I ordered 25 basswood from here:...

    I ordered 25 basswood from here:
    http://www.cascadeforestry.com/products/product_detail.php?prod_id=11

    They arrived within a week and very well packed. Roots were damp. I have not had time to...
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    A few inches of rain would do nicely right about...

    A few inches of rain would do nicely right about now.. ground is as dry as concrete. Which sucks when you want to dig 25 holes.. :eek:
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    I think bee quick is like $65 a gallon.. I do...

    I think bee quick is like $65 a gallon..

    I do not think it would work since it is the smell that gets the bees out of the super.. spraying it out in the open would negate that.
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    Yep. I was stating that mine has an extra inch...

    Yep. I was stating that mine has an extra inch and asking if Roger had 1" extra or 2, ie, 1" at either end..
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    An inch at either end or in total? Even my wood...

    An inch at either end or in total? Even my wood frames has extra space at the ends. I close up the 10 frames and then divide what space is left and split it between the 2 ends. So I end up with...
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    Looks like yellow clover..

    Looks like yellow clover..
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    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/beesest.html ??

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/beesest.html

    ??
  18. Impressive language.. now, what did it say it...

    Impressive language.. now, what did it say it would actually DO?
  19. Thread: Embedding Wire

    by Limey
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    I did my first order with Kelly's last week for...

    I did my first order with Kelly's last week for the embedder, transformer and wire. Good turnaround, confirmation email, further email about shipping and arrival date. Arrived today as expected....
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    Hey Jim.. do you have a pic and price?

    Hey Jim.. do you have a pic and price?
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    I don't envy the engineer who has to strip down...

    I don't envy the engineer who has to strip down and clean that sucker up.. I am just amazed that any British airline is still flying 737-200's..
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    I plan on trying this approach for nucs......

    I plan on trying this approach for nucs...
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209740

    What I do not understand is how a hive with just 5 frames and only a small amount of bees can...
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    If you want the biggest bang for your buck, buy...

    If you want the biggest bang for your buck, buy unassembled items.

    Here is a partial list from dadant..

    B34100 SUPER 6 5/8 EMPTY COMMERCIAL EACH 8.85 x 11 = $97.35
    B85003 FRAMES 6 1/4 WTB BP...
  24. Thread: Embedding Wire

    by Limey
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    Thanks nsmith1957, I aim for twang.. but to...

    Thanks nsmith1957,

    I aim for twang.. but to get the strength to pull the wire tight enough, I use a pair of pillars and I think they are the cause of biting into the wire a little too much and...
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    You don't need to keep the goose for longer than...

    You don't need to keep the goose for longer than a few minutes.. :D
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