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  1. Re: Why so much price difference between Glenn apiaries and Latshaws breeders?

    Not sure what all the friction here is all about. I read this thread where Jackie made a qualified statement about Tom & Suki Glenn that they are breeder queen producer and not actually breeders of...
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    Re: what breed are "russian bees"?

    Moccasin, the bees you are referring to are supplied by Taber of Honey bee genetics. He advertise these bees as Russians instead of Yugoslavian bees confusing a lot of folks. You can find more info...
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    Re: Pollination questions

    I know some folks who send bees to almonds every season, but they move truckloads of 400+ hives. I'm not sure if they will even talk to you with 75 hives, but here is how I would go about it. Find...
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    Re: new bee questions

    All great questions, I just think you are posting in the wrong place, this is the queen breeding section, not trying to be rude, but if you are breeding queens you know the answer to these questions....
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    Re: Instrumental insemination CO2 set up?

    The CO2 in addition to knocking out the queen to allow you to perform the procedure of II, also stimulates/induces oviposition. There are several stream of thoughts out there, some that will...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Videos

    I'm glad someone preserved these videos.
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    Re: 2011: Speakers & Workshops

    A tentative schedule is now available on their website or follow the link https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Avqj2lhI7OM6dDZwRk54YmZ0UGZUeTR0TzVNWW9WSWc&output=html
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    Re: Thank you, Erin Forbes!!!

    I'm a witness, a very good meeting indeed; PWRBA is one of the best run clubs that I've known of. Very good people.
  9. Thread: Heater bees

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    Re: Heater bees

    For those who would like to put a picture to all of this here is a video that goes along with it also from the UK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZEoAMfRICM
    Enjoy
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    Re: Any comments on Bob Brachmann's Russians?

    So far Bob's queens are among the best I ever bought.
  11. Thread: Queen breeding

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    Re: Queen breeding

    Actually, the USDA-ARS released the lines to the CRADA holder Mr. Charlie Harper, since then, lines were released to members of the association "only". Now you can be on the members list but that...
  12. Thread: Queen breeding

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    Re: Queen breeding

    Please keep in mind that you can get "pure" russian stock from the certified holders of the lines released by the ARS http://www.russianbreeder.org/members.htm
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    Re: Which extractor would you buy???

    I have a Maxant 3100h, and I used it for the first time and last time this season. After pulling deeps in the hot sun, having to uncap and then hand crank that thing many, many times that was a great...
  14. Thread: Hive placement

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    Re: Hive placement

    The only problem I see (or may not even be a problem) is that you are on the ground, the hives on a trailer, now you have to add supers or go through all these supered hives there is only so much...
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    Re: New bee booth at the Fair

    Nice Karla, completely lost track of time and missed it. How was your harvest this year and how are the girls holding up?
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    Re: Price for liquid sucrose?

    For those of us on the East coast http://www.sweetenersplus.com/ I think last I checked they were at about $74/100 pound cwt
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    Re: new extracting shop

    What a beautiful set up; I wonder if my wife would let me get away with one eight of your setup...hmm it's something too hard to hide.
    Beautiful never the less. Thanks for sharing
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    Re: price for 1 lb of honey?

    Queenline plastic one pound jar $10; wholesale 60 pound bucket $5.75 per pound and I don't blink.
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    Re: Fumagilin-B in Pollen Patties

    Are there other options to it for the control of nosema other then going fully organic?
  20. Re: Increasing from 100 to 1,000 hives in three months.

    I believe it is his proprietory blend he sells for $5 per hive. But why not just contact him directly http://www.caspianapiaries.com/ and get all the info straight from the horses mouth so to speak.
  21. Re: Increasing from 100 to 1,000 hives in three months.

    If they fed the heck out of them and treated accordingly, I am sure most if not all made it to Spring.
    This is very doable, I create two frame splits all the time with my excess queens. But 900 at a...
  22. Re: Increasing from 100 to 1,000 hives in three months.

    The way I understand it is that the hives must be doubles (either deeps or mediums they do not specify) but the key thing is that hives should be strong enough to cover 20 frames. They are pulling 3...
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    Re: Swarm Ownership

    Like someone said in a previous post, if Smith gets stung and needs to be rushed to the hospital, he (Smiht) will quickly find a way to get Jones in court. Of course at this point Jones has the upper...
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    Adrian or Fuzzy can you all post some pictures of this setup. Also why 3 and not 4 casters is there any significant difference?
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    Re: Questions about the dadant mini melter?

    I have one of these, but the only thing I do with it is to settle honey in it. My suggestion would be to get on the phone with Dadant, I am sure they will be able to give you more information.
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