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    Re: Some misc Nicot chat ...

    Extra hygienic bees may not like eggs in plastic cells: may not "smell" right - which I believe is how the hygiene factor works.. But WDIK
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    Re: Hatching Queens into Mason Jars

    I use Nicot Cupkit queen cages: designed for the job and much smaller so more practical
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    Re: One cup of bees

    I run mini nucs and 5 frame mini nucs using Mann Lake size frames..Start season with Mini Nucs - about 10- shaking bees from supers (no drones). Let queen lay up each mini nuc and only then remove...
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    Re: Mini-Mating Nuc Timing Question

    First you need to see capped worker brood. That takes 3 weeks from the queen starting laying.
    Then you really want to ensure at least some of the capped brood emerge and are not aggressive etc...
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    Re: Some misc Nicot chat ...

    My problem is that I usually only want about 20 larvae - small scale queen production and limited mini nucs- so a lot go to waste!
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    Re: Some misc Nicot chat ...

    I always feed the hive for at least a day before using the Nicot cage -or ensure there is a decent flow on. Perhaps the bees are short of food?

    (Feeble I know but all I could think of)
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    Re: Some misc Nicot chat ...

    I use Nicot. The trick to getting the queen to lay in the cells is introduce the cells 24 hours before inserting the queen. AND place a small amount of honey in each cell before you place in the...
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    Re: Nicot questions

    There won't me much jelly. But if you use a magnifier with a light, the jelly shines even if you cannot see teh ;arva.
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    Re: Nicot questions

    The age is 3 days from egg laid. I always check there is Royal Jelly. If there is no royal jelly - not a drop - then the bees who are going to be raising queens may reject (eat) them as they do with...
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    Re: Cloake board vs temporary nuc

    I don't know how many queens you want to raise. A full size hive with Cloake can raise 15-20 easily with a flow or being fed.
    A three frame nuc? I suggest 5-8 at best..
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    Re: Mann Lake mini-Nuc management

    I shake bees from a super.. No risk of old bees, drones or a queen.

    Take them from any hive I feel strong enough,add QC, hold in a cool dark garage for two days, spraying with water every 12...
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    Re: Cloake Board Forced Supercedure

    I use a Cloake board for queen rearing.

    If the original queen gets to the QCs in the upper brood box, she will kill the queens when capped.
    So a QE between the boxes is essential.
  13. Re: Nicot Plus Cloake Board-Egg and larva in the same cell?

    Err.. You can use cloake board with either grafting or Nicot.

    The Nicot system avoids ALL grafting: it just persuades the Q to lay eggs into a plastic cell - when the eggs turn to larvae - a mist...
  14. Re: Nicot Plus Cloake Board-Egg and larva in the same cell?

    http://theapiarist.org/cloake-board-queen-rearing/
    Your assumption is incorrect,
  15. Re: How long do I need to wait to check graft success?

    I take out the frame after 24 hours,place on a frame stand take a photo and put it back..
    Makes it easier - more time to examine a photo,,
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    Re: 2016 YTD Sting Count

    I have always counted.

    Averaged 75/years to 2015..(Bare hands, no gloves).

    225 YTD 2016 - two very bad tempered hives in garden stung me frequently when gardening...10-20 stings at a time.
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    Re: Cell Punch queen rearing

    My method leaves the hive Q- for 24 hours. I remove the queen on comb and place punched cells within an hour. The cells on a super frame are placed in the space vacated by the comb with queen - and...
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    Re: Cell Punch queen rearing

    I have had the same problems as Mike Gilmore. One cell out of 12 to 18 being drawn out, sometimes none.

    I changed my method and washed my hands thoroughly in unscented soap before punching. The...
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    Re: Fast way to grow one nuc to 40 hives

    Clint Eastwood had a question which answers this thread:
    "Are you felling lucky?"

    Because to go from a nucleus to 10 hives in a season (not 40) requires luck in weather, luck in forage and luck...
  20. Re: Here's how I do my oxalic acid vapor treatment

    I dunk in water between hives to prevent sublimation occurring on a hot pan outside the hive. I use 2g of OA: and none is left after two minutes in my home made sublimator. A 36AH 12V car battery...
  21. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I used to be scared of bees and wasps. Overcame it enough to start keeping bees in 2010.

    I no longer am afraid of any insects..(incl hornets).
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    Re: Nearly full in July?

    My view is simple: If your hive is nearly full and they are still bringing in nectar and it is likely to continue for at least 2 weeks (all true here locally), extracting one or two frames and...
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    Re: Nearly full in July?

    I have run a 3 foot TBH for years without problems. What I do is remove capped honey combs and extract them## (crush and strain ) and return the empty bars to the hive.. I've done this three times...
  24. Re: Looked like bees were swarming, but then they died on side of hive in a few minut

    I hived a swarm in a Nuc. They obviously did not like it and invaded another nuc, killing queen and other bees..(May 2014).

    Sounds similar to your case.
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    Re: Styrofoam Hives

    My bees chew through foam insulation boards when used in walls. After one try, I gave up.And woodpeckers made holes from the outside!
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