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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    I cant wait to see your "Spring Swarm Prevention" video! Please place it on your list.
  2. Thread: Pro nuc

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    Re: Pro nuc

    Here is what I have found.
    1) Plastic is brittle
    2) Should be made with a more conventional sized feed opening
    3) Feed opening are a pain to cut and open
    4) The frame holders should snap in place...
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    Re: Queens Crapping Out

    Gotcha - Emergency then -sudden no queens observed and no eggs
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    Queens Crapping Out

    I am interested in some opinions - I made 35 NUCs last month with new caged queens from a reputable source. Queens with few exceptions were well accepted and began laying nicely. After 1 brood...
  5. Thread: Pro Nuc?

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    Re: Pro Nuc?

    Here is another question - the product indicates that the one side can be used to feed with a 1 gallon feed container. Any anyone who has used to product point me to the 1 gallon container that fits...
  6. Thread: NUC QUESTION

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    Re: NUC QUESTION

    Remember in Christmas Vacation? - the lines - "Do you smell something?" "Yeah, fried pussycat" Insert honeybees instead.
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    Re: Northern Midwest Winter Beekeeping Manifesto

    I think the list is good, but item 2 and item 4 seem to be in conflict with one another and might be reworded to make more sense.
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    No kidding? Yes, we here in New Jersey are certainly familiar with the term "paint can" however, if you look at the top of the Pro Nuc - it appears that the front opening (and I know "ya'l"l in...
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    "1 gallon feeder cans commonly used" Can you expand on this? Any specific jar that you recommend?
  10. Thread: Pro Nuc?

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    Pro Nuc?

    Anyone have any experience with this new product?
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    the Mann Lake nucs are ok - but require a special stapler to secure them and the ledge that holds the frames often moves and allows frames to fall and of course, potentially harming queens.
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    Re: Mold in syrup mixer - what cleaner?

    Maybe run thru a honey strainer first
  13. Thread: Hive Concerns

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    Re: Hive Concerns

    Agree with VTBeeGuy - DOA
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    Re: Using Formic Pro/Apivar

    Ahhhh - ever consider actually reading the directions on the label? Formic Pro is acid and not to be messed with without proper PPE.
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    Whole Sale Price for Brood Frames

    I am looking to purchase frames of capped brood to make up a few NUCs and was wondering what a fair price is - obviously it depends on how well filled out the frames are, but ball park? $20? $25?...
  16. Thread: NE Swarm Dates

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    Re: NE Swarm Dates

    We absolutely do and this is preferred, but the weather of late has not permitted this. We are way behind in our NUC and queen production from previous years.
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    Re: NE Swarm Dates

    Coal - Thank you for your response -Central NJ - Day 118 is really cutting it close! That is when I get my queens - We have plenty of drones in our hives - and lots of capped drone cells.
  18. Thread: NE Swarm Dates

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    NE Swarm Dates

    Just out of pure interest - for those in the NE states -when do you typically see earliest swarms? I believe our average date here in NJ is May 13th, but Ive got a couple hives that are rather...
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    Re: Purina Hearty Bee Thoughts

    I see they are giving out samples but only if you have over 1000 hives
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    Re: Preparing to order my 8-frame medium hives ....

    Top Feeder?
  21. Re: warning to the newbies... beekeeping is addictive and expensive..love it

    A harmless hobby that brings you joy and she is complaining? You could be at a strip club, casino or bar pissin yer money away. Life is short - so whatever the cost, if bees bring you joy and...
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    When installing a NUC

    Do you commonly close off or reduce the entrance to the hive in any manner?
  23. Thread: NJ First Year

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    NJ First Year

    So much to learn - thank you for this forum
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