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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    yeah...that is completely ridiculous !!!!!!!!!!i bet he isnt even making the packages...and only buying directly from Don the reselling them.

    i have no respect for that ebay seller. and he really...
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    Re: New hive - no comb?

    forgo the fondant at this time. the water is also very important for them. make sure every frame is in the hive body or u will be upset when u open the hive to see comb on the lid (or inner cover if...
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    Re: can anyone I.d. this beetle?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicrophorus_tomentosus
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    yeah tell me about it. we had snow all day after a few solid weeks (finally) of nice weather. i even made some nucs because they picked up soo well. THIS SUCKS !!!!!

    i really hope everyone pulls...
  5. colony living in a tree. any ideas how to remove ?

    just got a call to get some bees. exciting because we love removing bees for peeps.

    they are living in a 35 foot tree at about 7 feet up.
    7 or more entrances
    they dont want the tree...
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    Re: Feeding advice on two nucs

    feed
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    put them inside the vehicle if u can. they can be pretty stressed.
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    Re: Pick-up pushed back!

    bees dont have watches or calenders. they will be ready when they are ready. feel assured and positive that ur supplier made a good decision in contacting his customers to let them know they are slow...
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    Re: How are nucs made?

    there are many ways these could have been made :
    - are u positive they are nucs HE made in THAT area ? they could have been shipped in from the south either by them or a nuc delivery truck.
    - did...
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    Re: How often to inspect?

    i inspect too often im sure. its hat i love at this time in my life. but, i am doing other things to keep me in the bees. making splits,mating nucs etc. im sure everyone can support that when u go in...
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    Re: Should I re-queen this hive?

    yeah....kust wait it out. u can always go for buying a mated queen if they dont cool down after the new queen is laying. if they were calm when you DID the split and then the queenless half got hot...
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    Re: End Bar router blowout

    https://www.facebook.com/elkriverfarm/media_set?set=vb.100005518691245&type=2
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    Re: End Bar router blowout

    i make my own frames. nevr had a problem with tearout. what is ur set up like for making them ?
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    Re: First Time Is A Failure

    #6- add a frame of capped brood to the box when shaking in the swarm. less of a chance for them to leave that brood. they adopt very easily :)
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    Re: excepting capped queen cells ?

    that is my plan.
    how many days til they hatch after being capped ?
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    Re: excepting capped queen cells ?

    *re read this:
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    Re: excepting capped queen cells ?

    well, we're definitely not even close to any signs of swarms yet. i did these a little earlier than normal because i wanted to created a brood break and the queens are a little older. plus, i have...
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    Re: What flowers make honey taste bad?

    u can sure sya that again !!
    smells like old gym socks and fritos ewwwwwww hahahaha. its pretty much all i can smell for a week after i first open the hives after winter lol. but, i really do like...
  19. Re: Is this bee excrement on the outside of the hive? Should I be concerned?

    our overwintering technique which we love.known commonly as mountain capping.

    remove lid/inner cover
    lay newspaper on top of top bars/frames
    add one five pound bag of dry sugar
    put on a 3-4"...
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    Accepting capped queen cells ?

    okay ill summarize and try not to write a book :
    a couple weeks ago i made a nuc from a hive that was populating earlier and faster than the other hives in the yard by removing the queen and...
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    Re: Clustering/Festooning on "honey bars"

    i know this is probably against the grain and fundamentals of the rules of TBH's but, we have a few top bar hives and we use all 1 1/2 bars. we never used any spacers or thinner bars and in our...
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    Re: "Early" supercedure

    heck i would just split that hive 3 or 4 way. like oldtimer said...make sure the split in the mother position has less bees due to the foragers.

    !!!!! MAKE LEMONADE !!!!!!
  23. Re: Can someone please tell me what this is?

    Revealed.....more burr comb.
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    Re: Overwhelmed by it all

    well....let the obsession begin :)
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    Re: Split, Before,during ,or after.?

    my question is : if you split just before OR just as the flow starts...wouldnt it do well for honey production ? im thinking of doing splits here (zone 6B) in the middle of next week IF it wouldnt...
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