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    What I did...went and got a pvc pipe from...

    What I did...went and got a pvc pipe from hardware store used for plumbing, same size as the maxant one EXCEPT shorter. Then depending on how much honey you have, I shortened it (hack saw) so the...
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    Re: Advice on managing deadout frames

    Not sure I follow your post? Of course I don't manage to kill hives? I don't want nosema, mites foulbrood or any other yuck and I do not enjoy dead bees. But as fate would have it I lost 22 hives ....
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    Re: Advice on managing deadout frames

    How do you guys feel about the diharia stains? Only a few real bad boxes of frames but plenty of here and there frames. I put on winter patties on a few hives in March and that was a bad idea I...
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    Advice on managing deadout frames

    Eating humble pie (again) this year after a really bad winter and iam overwhelmed with moldy and bee diarrhea frames and boxes . Since many of my hives start life from commercial nucs I have dark...
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    Re: Opinions on starter/finisher/newbie

    Wish there was a little more inept writings on kefuss. He is doing good things for sure. A a.i. breeder queen from his apiary is 650 francs? Ok lots to digest. But would seem the goal (simplified) is...
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    Re: Opinions on starter/finisher/newbie

    Thank you sir.
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    Re: Opinions on starter/finisher/newbie

    The only info iam finding on the Clemens methods is a very long post on here? So if iam in the right spot, the starter/finisher is just a large queen less nucs that's allowed to fly right? Lots of...
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    Re: Opinions on starter/finisher/newbie

    Will do thanks. You are right thats where iam hoping for the best. My plan is to build individual nucs for each cell. I have all ready committed to mated queens for my first splits (happening next...
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    Opinions on starter/finisher/newbie

    I would like to hear informed opinions and experiences with a few techniques I've been reading about. Iam all in this year as my needs have outgrown my budget for queens and my winter loses are way...
  10. Thanks! Bad news is I've called very name on that...

    Thanks! Bad news is I've called very name on that list and only one returned my call and he's out till July. Iam not ready for breeder queens. Iam don't have the skill or stock to make good daughters...
  11. VHS carniolian production queens needed

    Iam looking to find a reputable breeder if anyone has a recommendation. It would be nice to have northern climate breeder but depending on availability willing to use a southern breeder would for now...
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    Negative X2 on trying to brush them off! I just did a few supers yesterday and i never used a leaf blower before but guess what? Leaf blower all the way! Used fischer bee stuff (allmond smelly) on a...
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    Moisture content of honey questions

    I wonder if any of you have enough experience to know when honey maybe starting to crystallize in the comb. I have hives in close proximity to canola (another post) but I've been really watching...
  14. Re: Any Canadian or other beekeepers on Canola with advice to offer

    Couple more questions, how prolific is the flow and when do farmers cut it? Thanks again
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    Extract 10 days to two weeks after capped I assume? Any amount of blending postpone the crystallization process? So just extract as capped pretty much. I've read that some make creamed honey with...
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    Re: Sharing Electric Fence Ground?

    Had bears too. Layed out fencing panels on ground around fence and connected to ground then baited the fence. Seemed to work, no more bears. I dunno if you have battery stores but I killed a bettery...
  17. Re: Aggressive hive behavior- has anyone seen this?

    You gotta found out why and or Re queen if you don't like it. Only reason I post is I have a hive now that makes that seem like a pussy cat. I was seriously about to just kill the whole thing when I...
  18. Re: New hive from Nuc. Very quiet on second day.

    Just what my mentor recommends with queen introduction. Ism sure others are way less. I do what he says just because he's my mentor , unless things seem wrong. So far I've had no real problems and...
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    Give them 10 uninterrupted days. Seems like a bummer but it actually gives you time to finish cleaning out your garage or remodelling your laundry room or if your lucky , going fishing!
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    Re: Joining the unwatered

    Just the opposite down here. We're above average by a bunch and still getting thunderstorms in the evenings. Lady next door is an extension officer and says the drought maps the worse it's been since...
  21. Any Canadian or other beekeepers on Canola with advice to offer

    I have a small yard as it turns out very close to a large planting of canola. Shows you how new to this iam! I have been very excited about this yard and amazed because they are really cranking out...
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    Re: Northern climate queens

    Inuit and Hawaiian? Not different bees ! Different traits! The ones that aid in a more successful survival rate. Let's ask Palmer if he thinks his bees are different now after successfully breeding...
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    Re: Northern climate queens

    thats a good question! where do we buy queens adapted to northern climates?
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    Re: When to make nucs to overwinter

    nice! hope you get them all mated! lots of options and no 500 dollar invoice for queens! start a thread on how it goes.
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    Re: Pollination hives?

    Why not?
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