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    Re: Balled after Painted

    Its funny I always worried about the queen not being recognized after marking because of the paint odor. We marked 18 recently that had previously been introduced into nucs and they were all...
  2. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Salty "Hot hive tips; Add a ripped up waxed paper drink cup to smoker. Give them a puff and set it down with the smoke drifting over the hive and wait"..

    Are you serious? What do you think that...
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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    Hillbilly

    Your big business that a lot of nucs. What percentage of your virgins hatched and mater this year? Just curious
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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    Everyone's area is different for hive management as well as prices and demands. I usually make up and sell 40-50 splits. Have never had a need to really advertise. My yard locations generally...
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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    Amk

    Naturally ALL the nucs are not the same production wise, however this year has been well above average. I along the Rio Grande river between Santo Domingo and Taos Gorge.
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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    "I sold out this year early at $180 and I'm rethinking if nucs are even worth my time. I can better then double my money if I run them all for honey. Honey demand is crazy already this year"..

    Or...
  7. Thread: Pro nuc

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    Re: Pro nuc

    so looks like they'll be off the market pretty soon. Its hard to re-invent the wheel. I like wooden-ware always have.
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    Re: 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    https://karmahoneyproject.com/pages/about-us

    Cha Ching...
  9. Thread: Pro nuc

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    Re: Pro nuc

    This discussion reminds me of the "Bee Brief" nuc boxes made by NOD several years ago. After they decided to discontinue making them I purchase a 6 pack of them just to try out. All of a sudden...
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    Re: Check out this nuc

    They don't need eggs they need sealed brood with emerging bees and food stores. Just looks like a really weak nuc. Little stores, scattered brood, low population and questionable queen perhaps. ...
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    Re: Mann Lake / Shastina Millwork

    its a done deal they own them.
  12. Thread: Bear got me

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    Re: Bear got me

    Natural History Article: "Bears are thought to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. For example, the average dog’s sense of smell is 100 times better than a humans. A blood hound’s is...
  13. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    No but it sure looks like a "mom and pop" looking thing!
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    Re: Wood Frames Plastic Foundation:

    "We are slowly replacing the contaminated plastic with crimped wire wax that is free of pesticides".

    Where do you get that?
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    Re: electric fence

    bob

    We have very good luck with the Parmak solar charges. Most of our yards use the Parmak 12, but recently we began using the Parmak 6. That decision was based on advice from Randy Oliver. We...
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    Re: Bear attack last night.

    V-Bee I kept bees in Virginia for about 8 years from Lexington to Appomattox. Most of our bear issues were solved by calling game and fish who always instructed us to shoot the bear. Its was never...
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    Re: Bear attack last night.

    JW Palmer "VA won't allow you to shoot a nuisance bear."

    Really?


    West's Annotated Code of Virginia. Title 29.1. Game, Inland Fisheries and Boating. Chapter 5. Wildlife and Fish Laws. Article...
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    Re: Mann Lake RiteCell Foundation

    you're good Kevin no big deal. I generally roll on a thin additional coat of my OWN wax because I happen to think it helps get the bees started faster. Bees will only draw out new foundation when...
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    Re: Mann Lake RiteCell Foundation

    AHudd

    I think we've been down this road a few times before. Like bees would care what color the plastic is?? I like my Rite-Cell just like my coffee..black. Primarily its much easier to see when...
  20. Thread: 5 frame nucs

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    Re: 5 frame nucs

    Ron,

    There is no etched in stone dimension for 5 frame wooden nuc boxes. I purchase mine from Shastina and they are 9-1/8" x 9-5/8" x 19-7/8". The 9-1/8" width for me anyways leaves plenty of...
  21. Thread: Tenbears?

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    Re: Tenbears?

    "It is a shame that it was you that delivered the Coup De Gr‚ce"....


    I think that statement is extremely presumptive to say the least, and its precisely those types of comments that could make...
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    Mann Lake / Shastina Millwork

    It appears that Mann Lake Ltd. is in the process of acquiring Shastina Millwork. It won't be long before you'll have exactly two choices to order supplies from. I'm sure there will be a formal...
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    Sticky: Re: Can't stop the EFB.

    The last couple of years I have seen fairly high instances of EFB in a few yards. In talking with Randy Oliver last year he indicated that he has also battled it on and off in California. Certain...
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    Re: double nuc hive design questions

    I have noticed that some of the pre-manufactured divided deep boxes from supply houses for 4 over 4 setups use a 1" division board. When I make up my divided deeps I use (2) 3/4" boards to insure an...
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    Re: Need a little Nuc/Split guidance.

    "Is it that easy? It seems the more I research the more complicated it started to seem"..

    Haveuseen, yes it can be easy depending upon what you hope to attain through the split. You said you...
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