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    Thank you Michael Bush! Seems kind obvious now ha...

    Thank you Michael Bush! Seems kind obvious now ha ha ha! Thanks again!
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    She’s in a five over five Palmer style setup.

    She’s in a five over five Palmer style setup.
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    Queen on top of frame

    Did a winterizing check up today on the hives and when I opened up one hive the queen was on top of one of the frames.. workers finally coaxed her back down the frame and unto foundation... there was...
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    Real first hard frost happened. I haven’t had a...

    Real first hard frost happened. I haven’t had a chance to put on any insulation wraps or covers. How are you guys doing with winter prepping?
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    I heard on the radio that here in Utah it is...

    I heard on the radio that here in Utah it is suppose to be a normal to mild winter. No La Niņa or El Niņo’s weather patterns..
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    I’ve bought some used frames and boxes when I...

    I’ve bought some used frames and boxes when I first started out and I stuck them I. The freezer for a couple of days to a week..I do t know if I would buy used frames again, only cause I now know the...
  7. * that late in the season not September.

    * that late in the season not September.
  8. Just out of curiosity what are your plans with...

    Just out of curiosity what are your plans with the queens that late in September? I only ask because I live an hour or so north from you and that you might be on to something!
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    I may not be the best beekeeper but I certainly...

    I may not be the best beekeeper but I certainly try my best and try to retain information from lectures and books... I hope this fella has since read a book about bees or joined a beekeeping club....
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    Russian queen cell size?

    i was placing my grafted queen cups into some hives and noticed they looked small. Are Russian queen bees smaller than say Italian or other queen bees? It appears they had no royal jelly left in the...
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    Another battle for the bees....

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d2bf580e4b0060b11eeb5f1
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    I saw a pretty cool video on YouTube about...

    I saw a pretty cool video on YouTube about baiting yellow jackets and wasps using fipronil.. the flea ointment for dogs and cats. I don’t remember the title to the video but should be easy to find
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    I have five hives in Huntsville, two just...

    I have five hives in Huntsville, two just recently became laying working hives. How many hives have you guys overwintered and if or when/ what time of year do you guys treat? I ve been beekeeping for...
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    Any beekeepers in northern Utah?

    Just trying to reach out to beekeepers in my general area to ask localized questions. Due to my work schedule I can not make it to my beekeepers association meeting.
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    Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I just recently heard a podcast And Sam Comfort was the guest and he said he used bamboo skewers asa frame in a mating nuc and let the bees draw their foundation off the bamboo skewers.. has anybody...
  16. I’ve often wondered the same thing. I’d be...

    I’ve often wondered the same thing. I’d be curious to see what people post and think.
  17. I got a three pound package with a saskatraz...

    I got a three pound package with a saskatraz queen last month. I gave them a frame of brood when introduced and then a frame last weekend.. they are barely getting into the second hive body..
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    Just out of curiosity was she from a package? ...

    Just out of curiosity was she from a package? Supercedure? Grafted etc.....
  19. I got a package of saskatraz bees from Knights...

    I got a package of saskatraz bees from Knights Family Honey(Utah) last week.the original pick up date was in late April..same supplier.. but was pushed back to last weekend due to weather and...
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    Due to flooding and bad weather in California I...

    Due to flooding and bad weather in California I won’t get my package of saskatraz till tomorrow afternoon. How’s everybody’s else’s saskatraz doing?
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    If I graft 20-30 cells (give or take acceptance)...

    If I graft 20-30 cells (give or take acceptance) do you think four hives would be able to help support 20-30 mating nucs?
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    One cup of bees

    One cup of bees is approximately how many bees?
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    OAD is also an option before you have capped...

    OAD is also an option before you have capped brood. I'm finding a 15 to 20 mite drop in 24 hrs. in most packages this year helping beginners. Also look at any of the dead bees on the bottom of the...
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    Treating packages

    I just bought three packages today and was told they’ve already been treated by the supplier before they were packaged. I talked to a local commercial beek and he said treat packages when I get them...
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    Treating packages

    I just bought three packages today and was told they’ve already been treated by the supplier before they were packaged. I talked to a local commercial beek and he said treat packages when I get them...
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