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  1. Thread: nuc

    by GregH
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    Re: nuc

    I would go get them and feed them good. You should not have any trouble getting them thru winter. I will be making more 5 frame splits next week and will take them thru winter. You will have to feed...
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    Re: Where to buy bulk sugar?

    Walmart here is 11.46 for 25 pounds, 75 miles down the road Walmart has it for 7.60 for the same 25 pound bag
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    Re: Bucket feeders in a dearth

    I am running a bunch of 5 frame nucs and have always used hive top feeders. But I am running out of feeders so I need to order some more, I am debating weather to order bucket feeders or frame...
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    Bucket feeders in a dearth

    Will bucket feeders on top of a hive cause robbing in a dearth.
  5. Re: I had to have missed one! Please check my math.

    Made 2 cell builders in one week,Went into the donor hives and found the marked queens, moved them each to a nuc. I waited a day and then grafted. went back in the starter hives 2 days later to check...
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    Re: 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    1st thing I would find out is if they are going to let the hemp flower. A lot of the Hemp they do not want it to flower or set seed. on a side note what kind of man power is needed to raise 2000...
  7. Thread: What to plant

    by GregH
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    Re: What to plant

    Buckwheat is great for bees, but if you plant it in your garden next spring when you plant your garden you will have a lot of new buckwheat to contend with
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    Re: Oxalic Acid not available in stores?

    All True Value stores in my area carry it
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    Re: 1 Gallon Pail Source

    I just checked on the buckets I mentioned above they are smooth on the lids.
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    Queen cell question

    This my be a stupid question but here goes, can a fresh capped queen cell be placed in an incubator sticking straight up or does it need to be facing down.
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    Re: 1 Gallon Pail Source

    I ordered mine from Industrial container and supply there lids have ridges but there buckets are only $1.20 each
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    Incubator temperature

    What is the best temperature and humidity setting for incubating queen cells.
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    Re: using a queen right nuc as a mating nuc

    Psm1212: Thanks for the reply. I understand you method,and guess I did not explain my idea to good. But in my idea I was trying to use the 5 frame nuc on bottom for support staff.
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    using a queen right nuc as a mating nuc

    Can I take a strong 5 frame queen right nuc and put a queen excluder on it, then another deep super with an entrance hole drilled in it. Face it opposite from the bottom entrance and then place fames...
  15. Re: One handed queen catcher -vs- two finger queen catcher.

    I catch her with my fingers but I like the cage for marking her and holding her while the paint dries and I do something else in the hive.
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    I would steal a frame of open brood from my other hives if I had it, that would keep them in the box then I would feed them sugar water
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    Re: is this swarm trap locale idea half-baked?

    You would be better off by securing the trap to the out side of the building than inside. I have an old abandoned house that I have 2 traps secured to the outside of it. The traps are about 5 feet...
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    Re: Bearding On Swarm Trap

    You did not happen to spray any lemongrass or swarm commander under the bottom of the box did you.
  19. Re: I was approached about putting bees on someone’s property...Help please

    Sell them the bees, then charge them to maintain the bees on there property.
  20. Re: Africanized bees' traits becoming "diluted" in US?

    I have no data, but I am in an area with confirmed africanized bees in 2 counties joining my county. They were confirmed by the state 5 or 6 years ago. I have caught several swarms from my county and...
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    Re: UltraBee vs. AP23 vs. Homemade

    AstroZomBEE: Would you give up your soft loaf recipe.
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    Re: 2 frame mating nucs with feeders

    aran: They work great.
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    Re: 2 frame mating nucs with feeders

    I have some 2 frame nucs and do use them in a pinch, they do work well.I have went to using a 5 frame nuc with a follower board. When I need to add more room for the nuc all i have to do is move the...
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    Re: Repeated queen fertilization

    Had a bought queen that never was a real good layer she was marked with a yellow dot when I got her. This past spring she left with a swarm, I thought to my self no big deal she was not very good any...
  25. Thread: Coraplast

    by GregH
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    Re: Coraplast

    Why not just use 7/16 OSB board it is $8.95 a sheet here and will last at least 2 years with out painting, longer if painted. If you have an 18 gauge stapler with 1.5 inch staples you can build one...
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