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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Virgin, Utah USA
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    Hi Clayton, Dee and all,

    I have been reading about 4.9mm for a while now. I am moving from New England to Southern Utah--That means sea level to 3500 feet,and from humid to dry. I will be leaving the Northern bred bees in the Northeast, but am bringing the bulk of my equiptment with me. I am planning on leaving the apistan and other chemicals behind too. I would like to strip and clean all the equiptment and go organic.

    I am currently at 6 hives here, but just built a bunch of nuc boxes and other equiptment before I decided to move.

    I am ready to melt all the wax down and make the switch. Any suggestions before I go gung ho? I also read in a post once that someone offered regressed stock ready made--I just don't remember where I saw that.

    Anyway, I am excited about the move and already have a couple locations for next year.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Pedro

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona, United States
    Posts
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    Pedro

    You wrote:
    I am ready to melt all the wax down and make the switch. Any suggestions before I go gung ho? I also read in a post once that someone offered regressed stock ready made--I just don't remember where I saw that.

    Anyway, I am excited about the move and already have a couple locations for next year.

    Reply:
    Good luck and success of starting over. Once you get your combs melted down, you can either make candles or trade the wax for foundation to Dadant for new 4.9mm foundation.

    There are two Dadnt plants in Calif. Fresno will probably be the one nearest to you, unless you do this prior to moving.

    Bolling Bee Sells regressed honeybees on 4.9. Also Dave Miksa in Fla sells regressed honeybees on 4.9. For packages I would try Bill at Bolling Bee but call now for next year as he tends to sell out 6 months or more in advance the prior year. Also For queens Dave is surperb!

    Both have been using smaller cell size for a number of years.

    Best regards,

    Dee A. Lusby


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