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  1. Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    No. Too thin and it does warp. I use 3'4" pine
  2. Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    Yes, they are feeders. Has to be tempered masonite
  3. Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    I use tempered masonite for my internal division board feeders. No problems after decades of use
  4. Re: What’s your favorite way to requeen with mated queen?

    Push-in cage
  5. Re: Most efficient way to make large amounts of nucleus colonies

    calkal said: Just a few more questions for you Michael. I have watched all of your national honey show lectures multiple times so I am quite familiar but I still have a few questions.

    >When you...
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    Re: A hint of vanilla flavor?

    On this side of the continent, I would say Sumac.
  7. Re: Most efficient way to make large amounts of nucleus colonies

    I call them Brood Factories. They are over wintered nucs that build up in the spring and provide me the need brood for cell builders and then most of my nucs for over wintering. Early on, May, we...
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    Re: Plant ID please

    Don’t horse chestnuts have palmately compound leaves?
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    Re: Laying Workers vs Queen Cell/Cup

    Laying worker colonies usually attempt to raise a new queen. Queen cups in supercedure location with multiple eggs is a positive diagnosis of LW. We always give LW mating nucs a rip cell and the...
  10. Re: Inducing Supercedure with 48 Hour Cells

    I wouldn't wait until the flow ends. I've requeened queen-right colonies with cells placed in the supers. Works best on a flow
  11. Re: Can Laying workers be active in a hive with a virgin Queen?

    To answer your original question. Yes there can be a virgin in a colony of laying workers. I requeen LW mating nucs with a ripe cell and a frame of brood. Usually winds up with a mated queen...so...
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    Re: Double nuc entrances

    My entrances are on opposite sides
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    Re: Double nuc entrances

    Can’t see an issue
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    Re: How to boost a swarm?

    Give combs of emerging brood not open brood
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    Re: DNA Testing on Honey Bees please

    The Tarpy lab at North Carolina State does DNA testing
  16. Re: Any reason to actually use "box joints" other than aesthetics?

    Box joints rot out faster because as they swell and shrink in wet and dry times, cracks open and allow water into the seams
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    Kiln dried, planed 4 sides. I've paid $0.65-0.85
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    You could do better at mills here in Vermont. I get 1x12 unit...1500-2000' for about $.75/ft
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    Check Humble Abodes in Maine.
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    Re: Is this Sacbrood?

    Not sac. Sac dies in capped cells in the early pupal stage. The dead brood in your photo dies in larval stage. Most likely EFB and will respond to Terramycin
  21. Re: Using old queen excluders, really old

    The slats...ends?...are the same length. Pine planed down to the proper thickness. Each slat has a thin tenon that fits into grooves on the front and back rails. They also have a groove on each side...
  22. Re: Using old queen excluders, really old

    Yes, white pine. Chose straight grained pieces to work with. The wood slats are recessed on one side. That side goes up
  23. Re: Using old queen excluders, really old

    Old Root excluders. The bottom excluder is a 3-wire. The top is a 7-wire. Good excluders...have less burr comb buildup. I have some of each I "inherited" from an old beekeeper who was a Root dealer....
  24. Re: Using a shaker box to find elusive queen(s)

    Still see colonies with multiple queens. Mostly when requeening with push in cages
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    Re: requeen failure

    Well, you should clear the colony of cells when you de-queen the colony. At 4 days, before you remove the cage, check combs for eggs...of the second queen. It there are eggs, there's another queen....
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