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Overwintering in single deeps implies nothing is left on top. If you are having lots of swarming issues with singles, I would consider using two brood boxes.
I set mine up with custom entrances that can be moved from the front or the back.
I will take some photos tomorrow and post them.
I agree and I have heard that the name “Saskatraz” is trademarked. I would do some research before using that name in any advertising.
Great idea. We use a custom bottom board with removable blocks on both ends. This allows us to switch the entrance from one side to the other very easily.
We use Tempqueen whenever possible but I have noted that if the mating nucs are held in a cool dark place such as a garage for 3 days they will stay with or without Tempqueen.
On our big cell builders, we often add a second graft frame on day 8.
Not so sure. I know of many people in northern climates that have not had good luck with them so far at all...
I hear the same thing over and over and over and over again about someone else’s method involving “notching”:rolleyes:
I will stick to grafting as well.
I know of a few suppliers in Northern Maine where you can get Nucleus Colonies or you could get some packages and re-queen them with good local stock. Both of those would be a MUCH better option...
She is VERY active within the community and does a lot of outreach and education. I was talking with her the other night about these proposed changes and support them 100%. The increase in fees is...
No thanks. We use a very small drop of distilled water in each cell cup. If I wanted extra Royal Jelly at graft time, I would either double graft or store my own. IMO, it is much more important to...
Cool, thanks for sharing this!
I would also look into making your candy with nulomoline. It is available from Kelly’s.
We have done it many times by putting a protected cell (JZ-BZ cell protector) in the honey supers.
We use 3" PVC pipe (approximately 160 cells)
Our testing protocols require that the bees remove 95% or greater of the brood from our freeze kill assay in order to be utilized in our breeding program. Testing for Hygienic behavior and VSH are...
We hand out registration forms like they are candy with every Nuc and Queen sale.
Acorn Heavy Waxed is all we use!
Our fees operate on a scale
1- 5 Colonies $2.00
6- 10 Colonies $5.00
11- 40 Colonies $12.00
41- 70 Colonies $20.00
71- 100 Colonies $25.00
101- 200 Colonies $40.00
201- 300 Colonies $60.00...
Same here. We look to what the Tech Transfer Teams are recommending as well as our current and retired State Apiarists. We have never treated for Nosema but are vigilant about getting colonies...
We have had good luck with USPS for the last few years. Locally we send them priority and they almost always end up at the post office the next morning. When shipping outside of the State, I ship...
I agree with this as long as they have good stock to graft from. It seems that there is a sudden push for everyone to start making their own queens and to learn how to graft. What I don't see...