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  1. Re: Can freshly extracted frames get diseases from cleanup bees?

    Why clean them up. ?? Lot of extra work and robbing is not good .The next time you put them on a hive for production, the bees will go right to work in them if they are still sticky.
    NIkc
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    Re: Honey Barrel Liners

    throw the drums out and get some good ones. We bought honey in some junk drums with liners a long time ago and the liners didnt keep the honey from getting a lot of rust in it.The liners were a real...
  3. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    Also, as a premium product, we aall should use NEW food grade packaging at all times. None of the used junk promotes a healthy image!!!:lookout:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  4. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    Lowes lids are too soft to stack or ship. :cry:They have a new supplier this year.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  5. Re: Bringing in Apis cerana to the US (Solve varroa problem)

    Hi everyone,
    I have spent time in the mountains of Nepal working with apis cerana cerana and apis cerana indica. They average 2 KG of honey per year. Would bee the same here in the US. They are not...
  6. Re: Early Summer 2019 NY Bee Wellness Newsletter with Survey results!

    Thanks Pat, We all need to comment on our govt plan to eradicate all the japanese knotweed. It is a great honey plant and good for our native pollinators! Comment period is open for a few more days....
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    looks like someone dumped gas on them.
    Nick
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    Re: Bear attack last night.

    Hi Wild,Read the law. The presenter has it all wrong. The law states that you may shoot,trap, poison etc the bear if it is menacing your livestock. Thats you, the beekeeper(owner of the bees). It...
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    Re: Vermont Bill Before Legislature

    I heard a rumor that 100 or so were burnt due to AFB in the western NY area. We beeks will never know for sure. So whats the use of a VFD when the law says we have ro have a bonfire anyway!
    I've...
  10. Re: Escape boards. Do they work off of the hive?

    Hi. Great looking escapes! Where did you get the hive lifter?
    Nick
    gridleyhhollow.com
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    Re: new york state folks

    Hi All, Caught a small one last week. Bright yellow queen. Most of our bees are 3 weeks behind, but summer is here and things are catching up fast. Won't bee long till they all want to go in the...
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    Re: Banking Queens

    Nest week's forecast looks like upper 40s and 50s.Not too bad for making nucs if you don't dilly dally and there is not a lot of cold wind. We have made them at 42F ,2 brood,1 bees,1 honey and an...
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    Re: Alaska Bee Keeping

    Nice!
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    Re: melying 55 gal. cappings drum

    You would bee better off to buy a powerblanket. Better heat distribution and does not burn or overheat your honey.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Less than 2% had survivable mite loads!

    I applaud Randys hard work. Good concepts.

    I spent time with some missionary friends of mine who lived in the mountains of Nepal a few years ago. We worked with the locals and the local...
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    Re: Economical Honey Storage/Buckets

    Hi All, you get what u pay for when buying buckets and lids. An encore bucket at lowes is not the same quality as a Letica bucket from U-line. The $2.99 buckets are not good to stack more than 3 high...
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    Re: Purina Hearty Bee Thoughts

    Some honey buying customers have a problem with everything and anything we do or don't do. Cant please everybody! :lookout:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Colony Update here in MA

    Hi Mike, I would think that the genetics were not worth saving if a nuc would succumb to mite pressure. They would bee no more resistant than the rest of the bees around. Just amatraz resistant mites...
  19. Re: WANTED: NY beekeepers who bought package bees

    Mann lakes packages come on time in early april, no beetles. They seem to produce better than the ones from Ga. The ones we bought in years past from GA were usually in May, and quite often delayed...
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    Re: Formic Acid Liquid

    Jean-Marc, Are you still using the OAV with the blaster successfully? What is your preferred method of mite treatment?
    Thanks
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Formic Acid Liquid

    Look for an industrial chemical supply co. in Rochester. there should be a couple.
    Nick
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    Re: Feta Cheese Buckets

    Hi all,
    Just for your info, you get what you pay for. Walmart buckets are low price. they are also much thinner wall and softer than an encore or letica pail.It shows when you stack them 3 or 4 high...
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    Re: Raccoon proofing an apiary

    We use the premier bear quik fence . solved our coon problems. Keeos out bears also.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: packages for package bee sellers

    We had 75 packages come in these this spring. They worked really nice. Now, what to do with them. Can't burn them, cant recycle them.I managed to give them away, but there must bee thousands of them...
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    Re: Late June nucs....pollen pattties?

    a well provisioned nuc 5/26 will grow and produce a good fall crop of honey if you have drawn combs. There will bee sumac bloom around 7/4 and basswood after that. spotted knapweed in August then...
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