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Queen characteristics, behaviors, problems as well as bee breeding.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I plan on overwintering 40 mating nucs on mini frames

    Started by Lauri, 08-17-2013 04:20 PM
    8 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Started by Ddawg, 01-20-2015 07:43 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 153
    • Views: 160,496
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: My Cell Building Methods

    Started by Michael Palmer, 07-07-2010 07:50 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: first attempt at queenrearing

    Started by squarepeg, 12-08-2012 08:16 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 111
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 05-08-2015 09:46 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 141
    • Views: 121,934
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner Queen Rearing using the Joseph Clemens Starter/Finisher

    Started by David LaFerney, 11-06-2011 09:25 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 102,603
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding Mite Resistance - The Journey

    Started by JRG13, 01-06-2017 01:20 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 104
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  1. Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Started by Jpoindexter, 01-21-2012 04:01 AM
    30 Pages
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    • Replies: 592
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  2. Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Started by Specialkayme, 08-14-2011 08:50 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 189
    • Views: 94,669
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  3. I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Started by peterloringborst, 03-29-2014 01:22 PM
    25 Pages
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    • Replies: 481
    • Views: 76,237
    05-07-2014, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  4. VSH Breeding?

    Started by deknow, 01-25-2013 09:45 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 61,641
    11-28-2014, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  5. First Graft of the Year

    Started by jwcarlson, 04-17-2016 10:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 59,195
    07-30-2016, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Started by peterloringborst, 07-29-2014 06:06 AM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 293
    • Views: 52,160
    09-17-2014, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  7. Russell Apiaries SunKist Cordovan Queens

    Started by Joseph Clemens, 06-13-2011 04:49 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 112
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    05-06-2012, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Saskatraz....any feedback?

    Started by Aroc, 07-08-2017 05:46 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 44,225
    06-12-2020, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  9. Mating nucs on a large scale

    Started by Kingfisher Apiaries, 05-25-2011 07:40 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 172
    • Views: 41,656
    10-21-2011, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  10. foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Started by baldwinbees, 10-10-2011 12:50 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 209
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  11. Typical brood pattern for VSH queen?

    Started by IAmTheWaterbug, 02-21-2016 01:33 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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  12. Larger queen cells - do they produce larger queens?

    Started by Joseph Clemens, 08-18-2010 02:10 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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  13. Moved: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Started by Fusion_power, 12-19-2011 05:41 PM
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  14. Curious on Commerical Queen Rearing Yard Rotation

    Started by KevinR, 11-30-2012 07:50 PM
    5 Pages
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    cell builder, palmer
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 36,375
    12-05-2012, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  15. Mini Mating Nuc

    Started by Tiny Barn Farm, 11-02-2013 09:30 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    11-15-2013, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  16. Our Gene Pool

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-11-2011 12:06 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 158
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    11-07-2011, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  17. New England Bee Breeders Association

    Started by Michael Palmer, 12-31-2006 08:03 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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  18. Resistant bees, productive or not

    Started by Ted Kretschmann, 03-27-2011 07:03 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 133
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  19. Queens and genetics

    Started by PyroBee, 07-20-2015 03:07 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    12-05-2015, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  20. Any good breeding methods for Zone 5A?

    Started by Learning2Bee, 01-20-2016 12:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    breeding queen
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 29,605
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  21. Mating Nucs

    Started by marshmasterpat, 01-08-2014 03:25 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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  22. Over-wintered Queens

    Started by TWall, 01-15-2011 07:55 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
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    01-27-2012, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  23. Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Started by beecrazy101, 10-23-2012 03:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 27,158
    12-24-2017, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  24. Requeening package bees

    Started by Tycobb, 02-05-2014 05:18 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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  25. Genetic Diversity: What Would Brother Adam Do... Today?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-25-2012 01:24 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 26,874
    12-03-2012, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  26. Surviver Stock: the new bee race

    Started by wayacoyote, 01-05-2009 03:26 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    02-25-2009, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  27. OTS queen rearing...

    Started by beestudent, 12-04-2015 12:54 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
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    12-08-2015, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  28. Introducing New Queen

    Started by BroncoVol74, 08-09-2016 05:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 26,107
    08-12-2016, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  29. Queen Marking Pen - Wal Mart

    Started by Naturegoods, 05-06-2010 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 16
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  30. Jennifer Berry's Queens

    Started by bhfury, 06-03-2009 09:25 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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  31. quality of 2013 package queens from GA/AL?

    Started by RudyT, 05-03-2013 08:46 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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    01-08-2014, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  32. Queen catcher clips

    Started by Daniel Y, 01-04-2013 06:38 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    04-09-2013, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  33. Russell Sunkist Queens

    Started by snl, 07-31-2011 06:45 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
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    05-17-2012, 12:39 AM Go to last post
  34. German Black Bees

    Started by sqkcrk, 08-22-2010 06:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
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    09-06-2010, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  35. 48 Hour Queen Cells

    Started by timgoodin, 06-13-2012 08:30 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 22,865
    05-07-2013, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  36. Saskatraz Updates?

    Started by Cuttingedgelandinc, 05-04-2018 03:13 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 112
    • Views: 22,310
    05-11-2019, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  37. Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    Started by David LaFerney, 01-08-2011 09:57 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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    02-09-2011, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  38. Source of Buckfast stock from Canada for 2016

    Started by Fusion_power, 12-11-2015 04:39 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 22,062
    12-15-2015, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  39. Cordovan bees

    Started by Focus on Bees, 03-18-2006 03:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 21,703
    10-18-2009, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  40. Can Queen bees sting?

    Started by JBees, 01-21-2012 08:46 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    06-30-2015, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  41. Mini-nuk .vs. Queen Castle

    Started by rw3212, 05-03-2009 10:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    06-07-2009, 06:34 AM Go to last post
  42. Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Started by Margot1d, 03-21-2015 05:37 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 21,264
    05-16-2015, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  43. Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    Started by RayMarler, 11-23-2014 04:51 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 21,019
    12-07-2015, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  44. Traits for selecting breeder colonies

    Started by Fusion_power, 05-19-2005 09:11 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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    07-25-2012, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  45. Here is Where I'm At - How Do You Suggest I Move Forward?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-27-2012 11:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    12-01-2012, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  46. How Soon Does A Queen Start Laying Eggs?

    Started by Foleybees, 03-20-2011 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  47. Hygenic test results on breeders

    Started by JBJ, 06-16-2012 01:53 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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  48. Photos of larvae at the "right stage

    Started by IBJake, 03-31-2016 12:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 19,845
    07-18-2016, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  49. 1rst Round

    Started by WVbeekeeper, 03-30-2008 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    05-10-2008, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  50. German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    Started by Bee Whisperer, 04-17-2016 05:35 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    03-08-2017, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  51. Best Shaker Box

    Started by LT, 11-23-2009 08:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
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    11-11-2014, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  52. Queen Rearing Calendar Tool

    Started by sugarmapleapiaries, 06-29-2009 07:08 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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  53. Stressful grafting and queen rearing attempt

    Started by cristianNiculae, 05-01-2014 11:59 PM
    5 Pages
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  54. New incubator set up. Modified slightly, looks good, cheap.

    Started by Lauri, 12-18-2014 03:35 PM
    2 Pages
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    05-13-2015, 04:28 AM Go to last post
  55. Is it really so bad raising your own queens?

    Started by SB-Russ, 11-13-2016 01:51 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 37
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    11-24-2016, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  56. RA Queen Selection

    Started by Diogenes, 07-21-2012 10:13 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
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  57. favorite queen for grafting so far

    Started by Lauri, 05-08-2013 06:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    04-21-2016, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  58. Mini nuc percentages

    Started by Southern_Sun, 08-27-2010 12:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
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    01-01-2011, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  59. Drone Comb for Saturation

    Started by KevinR, 11-30-2012 05:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
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    04-26-2016, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  60. Be gentle I am new to this. the Subject is making splits

    Started by weldingfreak6010, 12-18-2012 06:19 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
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    06-27-2013, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  61. Accelerated Queen Rearing

    Started by BWrangler, 01-10-2005 04:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 17,265
    12-17-2016, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  62. Two queen hive and different breeds

    Started by MattDavey, 11-11-2012 05:03 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 17,263
    03-21-2015, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  63. Nicot 101

    Started by aunt betty, 02-25-2017 05:22 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 168
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    06-16-2017, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  64. My plan on overwintering 200 queens on mini-frames

    Started by Michael Palmer, 11-12-2013 06:25 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 16,818
    07-02-2014, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  65. On the Spot Queen Rearing

    Started by Scottsman, 04-13-2012 07:46 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
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    05-05-2012, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  66. Harvesting royal jelly

    Started by marshmasterpat, 12-07-2013 12:34 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    12-11-2013, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  67. Queen castle

    Started by stormbringer, 05-19-2010 08:06 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 16,472
    07-31-2013, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  68. Nicot system

    Started by Neal 48, 07-24-2010 07:51 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 16,404
    04-09-2013, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  69. Styro Mini Mating Nuc

    Started by Ian, 02-12-2017 09:00 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 66
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    05-11-2018, 05:26 AM Go to last post
  70. Buckfast Queens

    Started by Mitch, 10-18-2004 07:19 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 65
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    01-21-2005, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  71. How many bees should be in a mating nuc?

    Started by fatscher, 07-24-2009 09:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 16,069
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