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    Re: Wide mouth hole cutter size? - mason jar feeding

    Thank you everyone with the ideas & pictures. I'm going to use the 3 1/2" hole cutter with wire cloth. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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    Wide mouth hole cutter size? - mason jar feeding

    Would anyone know what size hole cutter I should use for a wide mouth mason jar? I made up feeding boards for my nucs using 3/4" plywood & 2 3/4" hole cutter for the small mouth jars.
    I am now...
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    Re: southern CT -looking for bees. Nuk or packets.

    Cedar Lane Apiaries, LLC in Sterling CT.
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    Re: mann lake or kelly

    Valley bee supply in Virginia. free shipping on orders of $100. Price & quality is good too. https://www.valleybeesupply.com/contact-us.html
    I have bought from both Mann Lake and Valley Bee....
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Colony in my WALLS!!! D:

    Spraying them down good with soapy water will kill them. Make sure there are no outlets on the inside area of the nest before spraying for your safety. If there is - turn off power in the house....
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    Re: Queen crawling around on my veil

    I'm only a 2nd year beekeeper so I could be totally wrong...but I thought queens don't fly unless they are being prepped by the workers to swarm. Have you done a complete inspection lately? Hopefully...
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    Re: Found a great crimping tool for wiring frames

    [QUOTE=beepro;1443665]I
    After installing the wax sheet I use a car battery to melt the wax sheet in using the same
    set of wires from the wire spool. I simply cut 2 piece of wires long enough to...
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    Re: Found a great crimping tool for wiring frames

    Beepro, can you explain how to connect the battery to melt the wax to the wire? Thanks
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    Found a great crimping tool for wiring frames

    Hi everyone, for those of you that wire your frames:

    I just finished testing this wire crimping tool that I ordered and recommend it highly. I found it on AliExpress.com for $11.99 delivered from...
  10. Thread: pollen substitute

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    pollen substitute

    I have been checking out pollen substitute recipes and am finding soy flour is a main ingredient. My concern is that soy crops are subjected to pesticides....
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    Questions about OAV

    New beek with some questions about when to use oav. I have a purchased nuc that is now in a 2 deep hive with 1 super. My alcohol wash July 10th had 1 mite in 325 bees. My package bees Hived in April...
  12. Thread: trap some bees

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    Re: trap some bees

    Best way is to get a picture and post it. You can make a lure by mixing 1 tablespoon of warm water with 1 tablespoon of white sugar and pour into a flat saucer. Put this on the logs where they will...
  13. Re: Wow...I made them mad!....what could I have done differently

    PS I got one on the upper forehead....and I already get ribbed at the office for keeping bees....anything I do to reduce that bump?[/QUOTE]

    Oh I feel for you...Here is what my dr had me take after...
  14. Queen hasn't moved up - should I be concerned?

    New Beekeep here in need of advise.... In April I installed a package of Carni's into a 10 frame deep. I added another 10 frame deep 3 weeks ago. On my recent inspection I found the upper deep...
  15. Re: chickened out in installing nucs in Santa Ynez, CA

    New beek 2 cents, think you should gear up and transfer them now regardless of weather or add an upper box to your nucs. when I got my nuc it was jam packed with bees and brood. If not transferred...
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    Paper combine question

    I just finished creating a newspaper combine of newly queenless (~6 hrs) hive 1 deep and a queenright hive 1 deep.
    Should the top box have its own entrance? Should it be screened closed?
    If the...
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    Re: Combining weak hive with nuc

    Thank you everyone for your help. Going out right now to hunt down the failing queen and de-throne her.
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    Re: Combining weak hive with nuc

    I'm confused, would you please explain how you would combine a weak hive with a strong Nuc. I assume you remove the weak hives queen - lay the 1 sheet of newspaper on top of the queenless hive, make...
  19. Re: Photos of USDA based Pol-Line/Carniolan first generation cross

    Your amazing! Thank you for sharing and explaining your work.
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    Re: Picture of a Virgin Queen

    She's a queen - she needed a crown.
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    Re: Picture of a Virgin Queen

    Maybe it is dependent on the type of bee..here is a picture of my one day old queen that just hatched, I marked her right away since I had more queen cells to hatch from the same frame. she is...
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    Re: Queen missing from nuc

    I bought her from a local apiary, she's from Olivarez originally. she looked good, I left her caged for 4 days before letting the bees eat the candy. The hive seemed to accept her no...
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    Re: Queen missing from nuc

    I made a split and added a marked caged queen that the bees released. If she is on a mating flight will she come back at night or should give them a frame of eggs/larve from another hive to make...
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    Queen missing from nuc

    I started a nuc with some frames from my other hives and a marked queen. She was released by the bees so I left them for 7 days. Today I checked and the brood has hatched, lots of bees, no eggs,...
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    Re: What do bees do on rainy days?

    Why they break out the fermented sugar water and line dance
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