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    Re: replacing old queen

    The cage is located over emerging brood and some nectar. No other bees with the queen. The young bees that emerge have never known a queen, so they accept the new queen. She begins to lay...coming...
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    Re: replacing old queen

    3x5
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    Re: replacing old queen

    When requeening a colony...I remove the old queen and install the new queen under a push in cage. Very good results. Pull cage four days later
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    Re: Green honey?

    Green nectar here would be Purple Loosestrife
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    Re: holes in my smoker bellows

    Duct tape
  6. Re: Large Storage Tank 500 to 1000 Gallons

    Unless you want your honey to be kosher
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    Re: Timing for making nucs to sell

    True, but JW is in Virginia and you are in Ontario. You wouldn't be selling wintered nucs in March anyway. More likely in early May...when drones are available
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    Re: Two Queens / One hive

    Leave them alone and let supercedure take its course. Makes no sense to split so late in the flow season.. You are correct...one strong colony is worth many times more than two mediocre colonies
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    Re: Old Pollen

    Old pollen is old pollen. Not good for much, but the bees will remove it. We placed a pollen clogged comb in new nucs. The bees removed the pollen every time
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    Re: unusual "fanning" behavior

    Bees on one side of the bottom entrance fan in one direction, and the bees on the other side fan in the other. In on one side, out on the other
  11. Re: Acorn single dipped or doubled dipped

    I single dip and find I get 0.10 lb/deep sheet. Wax foundation is 7 sheets/lb. Single dipped is sufficient
  12. Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

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

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

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

    Push-in cage
  16. 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.
  18. 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...
  21. 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
  22. 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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