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  1. Correlation between plywood and moisture problems ?

    Over the years I have made my own hive bodies and the various parts that go with them - sometimes out of solid wood and sometimes from plywood for things such as the inner cover, cover and bottom...
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    Re: Honey Hive Farms package experience

    I would have had no problem with doing that. Just wondered how a queen producer with some time in the business would handle it. Apparently ( just a guess on my part ) the folks I bought packages...
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    Re: Honey Hive Farms package experience

    Who is responsible for a queen which does not lay viable eggs or brood, honey for all ? One of my packages this spring had a bum queen . I realize it happens but then what? I called the supplier -...
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    Re: double nuc

    Thank you for the post ! Like you I will make my own - I have a lot of yellow pine that I had sawn a few years back to use.
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    Re: double nuc

    Does anyone have any plans or pictures for the dividers for the 10 frame deep and for the bottom board? I have a couple of small swarms that I think I am going to have trouble getting to full deep...
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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    I bought some duragilt foundation this winter from Brushy Mountain. I was impressed with it as it was the first time I have used plastic based foundation. My bees are less impressed. I am having...
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    Re: my first cutout pics

    I am curious how much you got paid for that job ?
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    I know how you feel - I am still waiting on some nucs which I should have had the 1st week of April.
  9. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    thanks chemguy but at this point even if the guy was to say come get your nucs they will be practically useless as far as gathering nectar - our flow is about over. They will actually cost me money...
  10. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    Still no nucs. I wonder what the chances are of getting my deposit money back ?
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    Re: Queen flew off

    It is if she didnt come back. It happened to me a couple years ago - the hive was already very weak so I dont think it made much difference in the end.
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    Re: Swarm lures

    Well I got my swarm boxes ready finally yesterday and set them out about noon around my place - I placed a few old combs in each box along with some new foundation. I also used the swarm commander...
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    Prior to reading this I was feeling like a poor beekeeper because I am still using comb my first bees started 19 years ago. I had also heard or read that I should have been destroying that old stuff...
  14. Re: Some bees pics I took recently, thought I would share

    Nice camera work
  15. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    Thanks for the info Sunday Farmer - was the sort of information I was hoping to get.

    There seems to be some bad blood or something on this forum between beginning bee keepers ( or those...
  16. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    My bees have done it twice now and I dont yet have 20 years under my bee keepers belt.

    YMMV
  17. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    I didnt argue with anyone, just pointed out I have had nucs produce surplus in years past. And asked one particular member who scolded me as a newbe who wasnt being realistic, how long he had been...
  18. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    My only experiences with nucs is 2 nucs two seperate times. I had them in hand by mid april both times- both times they made a nice crop of honey. I dont know about pounds but it was around 7...
  19. So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    No promise was made as to the exact pick up date but his web site alluded to Mid April at the latest. And I have been calling the guy every week for the past 6 weeks as to when I can pick them up. ...
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    Re: Native American Honey Bees

    The beetle looks suspiciously like a small hive beetle.
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    While on this topic a fyi -


    the local walmart has hive tools in their tool section - they just call them pry bars. About $5 cheaper than the b suppliers.
  22. Re: BeeThinking on Shark Tank tonight at 9 PM ET

    Who doesn't like honey ?
  23. Re: OA still has to be approved in every state !

    I would think they would work on getting it approved in the states where they can sell the most first. Follow the money.
  24. Re: Hypothetical question - 2 packages and 3 queens possible

    The first time I opened the hive was 7 days after the install - she was beat up at that time.
  25. Hypothetical question - 2 packages and 3 queens possible

    I hived 2 three pound packages on the 24th of March- I checked them 1 week later ( this past Tuesday )and both queens were released - one of them was laying - Only the hive with the laying queen has...
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