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    Re: Splitting questions

    If your goal is to increase your hive count and all is well in the hive, yes split away. But if you can wait you my have a honey maker. I would research Michael Palmers splitting in the fall for...
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    Re: Spring treatment for Varroa

    Same, had good luck with maqs . No brood break and a small amount of casualties. Maqs says ok with supers on but that's up to you. But be advised it pisses off the bees pretty bad ! Sucks to deal...
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    Re: Inclement weather questions

    Thanks Vance! How's the weather in GF? Iam just seeing clover down here but as Allways we have had three weeks of bad weather with three more to go! Probably should have allready split but I wanted...
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    Re: How much us to much feed..

    So Iam thinking out loud here and playing the devils advocate...but if a worker emerges after 21 days and her wax gland doesn't come to fruition for 12 more days , then wouldn't wax production be...
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    Inclement weather questions

    Does a strong hive need to be feed? Are carnis going to have a brood break?
    Is it a blessing in disguise as far as maybe slowing swarming season?
    Bad time to treat?
    Thanks in advance for any tips
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    Re: Indoor Beekeeping

    I say go for it! I would recommend a hive per light.
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    Re: double nuc

    Are there four queens in there? I think iam missing something?
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    tips on obtaining land for apiary

    just curious to see if any of you has had any luck or have any tips in talking landowners into letting you have hives. Anyone use forest service leases? I want to have more hives but i cant afford to...
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    Re: Walk away split vs 2 queen split

    huh! seems like a fine idea! wonder if anyone will add any negative feedback?
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    Re: Going to give grafting a go tomorrow...

    I think it's awsome your going for it! Sounds fun and no more buying queens! Well done ! Keep us posted with your results!
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    Re: nuc prices?

    Thanks everyone ,seems that the prices are pretty consistent and the pitfalls are always there for us inexperienced guys. Jeez Justin what are you getting rich off bees or what! Lol! Day late as...
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    Re: nuc prices?

    Thanks , I guess the price is really fair, 120 without box? I think these bees just came home from pollination but they look good . What do you guys think about that? Do big hives from pollination...
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    nuc prices?

    trying to get an idea of a five frame nucs price. also do your nucs come with a box or are they transferred to yours. thanks charlie
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    Queen breeding question

    How do those who rear queens insure the genetics of the drones that will mate with their queens ? Short of artificial insemination , aren't you at the mercy of what' drones are flying? Also are...
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    Re: Bearding - Swarm Prevention

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    So I have a dumb question, what do you do with the frame/frames you pull to replace with the emptys? Iam assuming these frames if in the brood nest are in some stage of brood so in a thriving hive...
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    Re: Stupid Mistakes

    I think I take first place in this category. I put on a deep box teeming with bees upside down! Ta-da! How? I put the box on its end and , well when I put it back on I leaned and lifted it the wrong...
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    Re: Dead bee sting?

    I heard someone call them "zombie stings!" Lol!
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    Re: cutouts- free, or who pays to repair

    Depends on how bad you want the bees. The re -construction costs are the home owners responsibility or if that's the work you do it could be part of the proposal. Ie: I'll charge x amount to remove...
  19. Re: Packaged absconded from hives! Would like some advice from experienced beekeepers

    Besides the advice on mite counts , Iam sorry that happened to you on your first go. It s frustrating at best and just plain disappointing to see failures with your bees. I can say that it happened...
  20. Re: spring management and other questions

    Cool thanks. Just to summarize: if the bees need three brood boxes cool if they don't cool . Roll with the punches the bees know what they need and or want. So everything I've read that says open the...
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    Alright then .. Let's say I have three mediums full of brood nest?
  22. spring management and other questions

    I have posted recently and have some unanswered questions that are bugging me

    1-when in the spring your hive is expanding, maybe to fast, you move frames up and replace with empty frames in an...
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    Is caragana a nectar source?

    We have a giant caragana hedge and it is Allways teeming with bees at bloom but I didn't know if it was a pollen source or a significant nectar source or both? Just curious ? And if so is it part...
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    Mites early ..?

    I visually saw varroa on drone brood larva during my inspection. I even got one to look at under my kids microscope ( pretty scary looking). So I would like to be treatment free but that's kinda out...
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    Re: Does a big hive smell kinda bad?

    Queens are from kona Hawaii via sunshine apiary here in Montana . They will have them for sale in mid may !!
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