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  1. Re: How much honey sales to be considered a fail?

    Thanks for alls input. I feel a little better. I had only robbed 2 hives in the past and used the others to either expand or boost the two production hives and considering going up to 5 production...
  2. How much honey sales to be considered a fail?

    This is somewhat difficult for me to illustrate, but ill give it a go.
    Ive been a beekeeper for 4 years now.
    First 2, i didnt rob any honey and just expanded and sold a few nucs to help expand....
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    Re: Pollen patties in February?

    I bought a #50 bag of dry sub a couple years back. I have open fed every winter, because last few winters have been warm. But i havent fed this winter due to cold.
    In my area pollen is abundant. So...
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    Re: mite maulers?

    When was the video taken? Where? That is a question that never is asked. I never thought of it either until someone said, it was taken before the organization ever started.

    Also, I have heard...
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    Re: Need help finding post on building frames

    Thanks for the replies, but i finally found it.
    Its the first post with pdf. files
    ...
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    Need help finding post on building frames

    About a year or 2 there was someone who posted diagrams of how they built their frames. He was able to split a 2x in half and get top bars from them. I remember that they were a bit thinner, like...
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    Re: Has anyone used these for mason jar feeding?

    I first tried jb weld because when i tried the solder the tube supports on, the rubber seals were burning up too quick. But the jb weld did not hold up. I dont know if it was the composition of the...
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    Re: Walmart Great Value Sugar

    Ray, are you heating the sryup on the stovetop?
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    Re: Feeding but not drawing comb

    Im no 20 year expert, but i have had success in my location to keep them drawing til October.

    You do need couple things to make it work.
    1. Pollen or pollen sub they like. They need to think the...
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    Re: Where to you buy your sugar?

    Sonja, i have recently found out by experience, that open feeding, I go through twice as much sugar than internally feeding. And im not exaggerating either.
    Try it, youll see.

    Wild-b, I too was...
  11. Re: AFB need help finding a fact that was told.

    Anybody have written studies that say afb spores are present in all beehives and that something triggers some and the afb is noticeably when it grows.

    Or is this nonsense?
  12. AFB need help finding a fact that was told.

    O.k. I did something stupid and hope to not do it in the future.

    I said something along the lines of, "every hive has the spores that can become AFB".

    That is what ive heard from others,...
  13. AFB need help finding a fact that was told.

    O.k. I did something stupid and hope to not do it in the future.

    I said something along the lines of, "every hive has the spores that can become AFB".

    That is what ive heard from others,...
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    Re: Lauri's pollen Patty

    So a guy from canada. (commercial guy), informs me that when he makes pollen sub, that he uses hfcs instead of 1:1 syrup. He says that it doesnt dry up and get hard if you use corn syrup.

    Anybody...
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    Re: Vending machine for honey

    Be ready to restock on the 2nd of every month. ��
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    Re: Just starting in N. Ky.

    Welcome to beesource.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    Staghorn sumac been in bloom for a week. I have heard that this and sourwood bloom around same time. I will have to go look at the sourwood.
    Location. N.E. KY. Carter county 41146
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    Re: Getting attendants into a queen cage?

    The way i do it, is cut my thumb and finger tip. Off. I still wear latex gloves and dont know if i will ever go bare handed, but i have been lucky so far not to have gotten stung while caging. About...
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    Re: Pretty disappointed in the nucs I bought

    Ive read through most replies. And I say, yes, you may lose 100 bees from inspecting on site before purchasing them, but isnt that better than not getting 4000 larvae, and not know it till you get...
  20. Re: Package install gone bad - comb and queen in box

    She being new to them, a full blown cut out and band aid comb fix, just might make them supercede her.

    If this is old wood and screen package, i would just cut screen away and put it on small...
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    Re: 3 week old package no eggs or larvae.....

    What did i miss. When did we go from, i thought i didnt have a queen and bought one, now i have 2 queens for this package, to doing newspaper combine?

    I must of missed where he split it, no?
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    Re: Cluster away from queen cell?

    I wouldnt be so worried, if all i wanted was one queen from each walk away, but i want one queen from each frame that had cells on it. That way i can get better queens, in case a runt queen comes out...
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    Re: Not sure if I need to do more??

    If you allow brood in your supers then, maybe you can open the brood nest up a bit, with maybe one drawn comb from each super right in the middle of the brood. But, that is probably the best you can...
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    Re: Not sure if I need to do more??

    You say all 4 boxes. Does that mean you have 2- double medium, 8 frame hives and you just added a 3rd box (super) on each?

    Or does each hive have 4 medium brood boxes and now you just added box #5...
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    Re: Candy board after winter, what to do?

    I bag mine up and use them next winter. I feel as i spent time making them and they wont go bad. Just make sure you store them where the ants cant find them.
    Top entrance vent is o.k for them to...
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