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    Re: Shipping one queen.

    I recieved a couple queens last year in a priority over night envelope like Ray said . Plastic queen cages were taped with that narrow super strong reinforced packing tape in the middle of the...
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    Re: First bear fence

    54907 Here is my bear fence. Parmak solar 6 fencer. We have a lot of bears in our area here in Wisconsin. My brother is a commercial beek and has at least 15 yards with this setup. Never had a...
  3. Thread: New Smoker

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    New Smoker

    Santa brought me a new smoker.:D I finally got that large Dadant smoker that Michael Palmer and Kamon Reynolds talk so highly about. I must say it is a thing of beauty. Very well made and heavier...
  4. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    My- smokepole is right on. Nothing will stick to concrete that is dirty or oily. You must take it down to clean concrete. As far as I know there is no food grade epoxy. We put it all kinds of...
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    Re: pumping 2-1 syrup

    Thanks! I think I will try the gravity method. :D
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    pumping 2-1 syrup

    What would be my least expensive option to pump 2-1 syrup out of a plastic barrel?
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    Re: Need a bee suit recommendation

    I would spend the money and buy an Ultra Breeze suit. It is well worth it in the long run.
  8. Thread: Moving a swarm

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    Re: Moving a swarm

    Thanks for the advice. They are ready to move. I already put them in two deeps. I think I will just move them and put a spruce bough over the front of the hive.
  9. Thread: Moving a swarm

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    Moving a swarm

    I caught a swarm a few weeks ago. For various reasons( time, lack of equipment, ect I didn`t get it moved right away. Now I would like to move it to my yard which is about 75 yards away. What are my...
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    Re: Double nuc, a nod to Mike Palmer

    I also have went the route of double nucs thanks to Michael. This is my second season. I have 3 double nucs right now. Two of them are 4x4x4x4 and one 4x4x4x4x4. They are doing well. I have not had...
  11. Thread: Wisconsin

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    Re: Wisconsin

    Clark County, Wisconsin 54437- White dutch is going strong right now. Basswood isn`t quite ready yet.
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    Re: Electric Energizer Sizing

    I`m not familiar with their AC units but the Parmak Solar 6 is a very good fencer.
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    Re: 1: 1 sugar syrup recipe?

    Thankyou! I need to make a small batch to feed a couple splits in nucs.
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    1: 1 sugar syrup recipe?

    How much water do you add per pound of sugar for 1;1 syrup?
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    Re: The perils of giving advice

    While only in my second season of beekeeping at 59 years old I have had a lot of hobbies. I learned a long time ago that you need to watch , listen and learn from the best people you have available...
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    Re: The perils of giving advice

    Keep giving the advice Vance. I appreciated and used your advice, pictures and plans for the double nuc bottom boards. Thankyou again!
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I brought a Nuc home from my brothers last night. It is still sitting in the garage. My brother is a commercial beek. I`ve been helping him in exchange for bees and equipment. Yesterday we added...
  18. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    Thanks. A bee of that description would fit well here in Wisconsin. Regardless of what it is called. I hope it works out well. Time will tell.
  19. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    From my brother who got a few with his last order of queens from David Miksa.
  20. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    I would be interested in anybody's experience with Caspian Bees. I just put a Caspian queen in one of my splits I made on Friday.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I took two splits from my colony that survived winter yesterday afternoon. . I put them in a Palmer style 4 frame divided deep. I gave them caged queens. An Ontario Buckfast and a Caspian queen. That...
  22. Thread: Wisconsin

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    Re: Wisconsin

    I saw the first dandelion bloom here in Clark County Wisconsin 54437- 4-26-19 These were on the south side of my house. Not wide spread yet.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I made my first ever split today from my survivor colony. I gave them two frames of brood, a partial frame of brood and honey , a full frame of honey and a foundation comb in a 5 frame nuc with a...
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    Re: Bee keeping suit reviews

    I have an Ultrabreeze jacket that I really like. I just bought a Guardian suit because I liked the idea of their easy access veil. You can unzip the front of it to get a drink or wipe your forehead...
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    Re: Made it thru the Winter!

    Good!
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