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  1. Re: NW Ohio Packages, Nuc and Single For Sale

    Package season is now over, but still have a few five frame nucs left.
  2. NW OHIO Double FALL nucs and singles for sale.

    Taking orders for double fall nucs and singles. Price is $195 for either one. $50 deposit for each is required to place the order. They will be ready for pick up around Mid. Sept. I have about 200+...
  3. NW Ohio Packages, Nuc and Single For Sale

    I have 5 frame nucs for sale. They are in new wooden boxes with bottoms and tops (NO CARDBOARD BOXES). Price is $150 each.
    I have 10 frame singles for sale. They will be ready for honey production....
  4. Re: hundreds of dead bees outside my hive

    Was this over wintered hives or hives you started with packages?
  5. Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    Roland I have some. I still have some of the aluminum foundation. I have a little of everything in my operation. I still have some 12" Jumbo's that I know are over 70+ years old.

    2011 I started...
  6. Re: How to fill a 2 oz Honey Bear, with a giant squeeze bottle.

    Yep! That's it! The right tool for the right job. Makes it not even seam so much like a job.
  7. Re: Do packaged bees eat a lot of sugar water?

    By the third week they will take everything you can give them. I have some on the second week now and they are taking a gallon to a gallon an half a week. It takes a lot of feed to grow hives fast.
  8. Re: How to fill a 2 oz Honey Bear, with a giant squeeze bottle.

    We use a a no drip invert cap on our bottle. You have better control. Or get a first in first out bottle(same thing). Warm the honey a little before you fill your fill bottle. Makes the job so much...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    If you are not needing a case, I do sell by the pound too. $6.50 a lb. plus shipping. Just email me for shipping quote with # of pounds you need and I'll get right back with you.
  10. Re: Splitting/Equalizing 6 weeks before the flow

    We try and have them at 5 frames, and hope for nice weather. If we hit a week of rain just before the flow, it's 12 hr days cutting cells.:ws:
  11. Re: How to kill a package.... Warre style

    Bottom board always works for us as longs as the weather stay above 30's. They don't wax her in on the bottom board. We had one load this year that we had to put the queens up. 2" of snow and nights...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    We start each of our packages out with 3 gallons of feed. Bees have been in the hives for a month now, and now they are taking 1-2 gallon a week right now. Nucs are using 1/2-1 a gallon a week. Feed...
  13. Re: frame feeder/ hardware cloth

    Just when on line to Lowes and it is New York Wire 8"X100' Aluminum Gutter/Vent Screen $13.98 a roll. We use the 1 gallon ML feeders.
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    Re: No bee shortage this year.

    I thinks there is some new players in the game this year and just thought that package buyer would come find them. Supplier need dealers to move the packages. I don't know of any big suppliers that...
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    Re: No bee shortage this year.

    I didn't think I was going to get all the packages that I had order, because I upped my order and so when I did. It set me into bee box building mode. Crazy having more bees then you have equipment...
  16. Re: frame feeder/ hardware cloth

    Hey Ben.
    We just use screen wire and fan it to fit feeder. We even screw two small spacer block at the top to keep feeder from mashing bees when filling. The wire we bought came in 100' roll and it...
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    Jim is right. I haven't found a farmer yet that want them all in one spot. They think if they scatter them, they will get better pollination. Hard to change there mind unless there is an extra charge...
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    No bee shortage this year.

    I up my order this year for packages, because in years past you can only get so many. This year my supplies was hopeing that I would have bought more. Just had another supplier looking to move 1000...
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    Re: New split not foraging

    Two deep boxes of bees and loaded queen cells. That works out the best.
    Really if you have nights in the 50's and lots of drone you can do 5 frame splits easy.
    As a comm. beekeeper I can't do...
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    Re: New split not foraging

    Why didn't you move the original hive and leave the split? Really early for walk away splits, unless you have 2 full deeps of bees.
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    Re: No shake package install

    Sorry I'm a package SHAKER.
    800 package shaken in, only took 2 1/2 days.
    We don't get back into our hive for 2-5 weeks.
    There was a few mad bees, but understandable. They came from GA at 90...
  22. Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Boy Roland, need to teacher my boys just that. That or just dock they're pay for every tool and smoker they forget.:roll eyes: They would bee paying me to work my bees.
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

  24. Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Now that I have all the boys working for me I buy the hive tools by the case. Yes by the Case. I had one day last week I had found two hive tools and a smoker in one yard. Nothing like show up at a...
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    Re: split #3 package

    We install 2 lb packages into nuc boxes and in 3-4 weeks add another on top them. Then at 6 weeks brake them in half and add a queen. This is all with foundation and lots of feed. We start most nucs...
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