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    Soybean meal in pollen patties

    I have a chance to get some soybean meal, and was just wanting to know if it can bee added to a pollen patty using ultra bee, or would that be a bad ideal
  2. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    It is like people complaining about GMO plants, they do not realize that it takes a lot more herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to produce a crop of non GMO than it does to produce a GMO crop....
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    Re: nuc abscond question

    Our weather is calling for over 100 several days this week. So these girls will be going in the shade. I put a frame of open larva in the new box with them so they should stay. Thanks for the replys
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    nuc abscond question

    I made up a nuc about 2 months ago, checked on the queen shortly after making the nuc and everything was ok. Walked by the nuc yesterday late in the afternoon and saw that there were not many bees...
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    Where these bees were they had plenty of places to find a tree cavity. So I can not under stand why they would choose to do what they did.
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    Who ships queen cells

    I am in need of 10 or so queen cells, does anyone still ship them.
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    Yes we in the south have plenty of bees. And once people find that you keep bees you will get calls from everybody wanting you to come remove them from there house or a tree in there yard. I get the...
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    Pollen patty drying out

    Is there any thing that can bee added to pollen patties to keep them moist longer. I am adding vegetable oil to the patties but they still dry out pretty fast.
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    They should make it thru the winter, We still have plenty of time and I will feed them good, If I see they need some help I will give them a frame of brood from another hive.
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    Found an open air hive today.

    A buddy I work with called me today to tell me that he was stuck and ask if I would come pull him out. ( He was not stuck he was buried ) He said that he was about 1.5 miles down an old road and that...
  11. Thread: nuc

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    Re: nuc

    I would go get them and feed them good. You should not have any trouble getting them thru winter. I will be making more 5 frame splits next week and will take them thru winter. You will have to feed...
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    Re: Where to buy bulk sugar?

    Walmart here is 11.46 for 25 pounds, 75 miles down the road Walmart has it for 7.60 for the same 25 pound bag
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    Re: Bucket feeders in a dearth

    I am running a bunch of 5 frame nucs and have always used hive top feeders. But I am running out of feeders so I need to order some more, I am debating weather to order bucket feeders or frame...
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    Bucket feeders in a dearth

    Will bucket feeders on top of a hive cause robbing in a dearth.
  15. Re: I had to have missed one! Please check my math.

    Made 2 cell builders in one week,Went into the donor hives and found the marked queens, moved them each to a nuc. I waited a day and then grafted. went back in the starter hives 2 days later to check...
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    Re: 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    1st thing I would find out is if they are going to let the hemp flower. A lot of the Hemp they do not want it to flower or set seed. on a side note what kind of man power is needed to raise 2000...
  17. Thread: What to plant

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    Re: What to plant

    Buckwheat is great for bees, but if you plant it in your garden next spring when you plant your garden you will have a lot of new buckwheat to contend with
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    Re: Oxalic Acid not available in stores?

    All True Value stores in my area carry it
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    Re: 1 Gallon Pail Source

    I just checked on the buckets I mentioned above they are smooth on the lids.
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    Queen cell question

    This my be a stupid question but here goes, can a fresh capped queen cell be placed in an incubator sticking straight up or does it need to be facing down.
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    Re: 1 Gallon Pail Source

    I ordered mine from Industrial container and supply there lids have ridges but there buckets are only $1.20 each
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    Incubator temperature

    What is the best temperature and humidity setting for incubating queen cells.
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    Re: using a queen right nuc as a mating nuc

    Psm1212: Thanks for the reply. I understand you method,and guess I did not explain my idea to good. But in my idea I was trying to use the 5 frame nuc on bottom for support staff.
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    using a queen right nuc as a mating nuc

    Can I take a strong 5 frame queen right nuc and put a queen excluder on it, then another deep super with an entrance hole drilled in it. Face it opposite from the bottom entrance and then place fames...
  25. Re: One handed queen catcher -vs- two finger queen catcher.

    I catch her with my fingers but I like the cage for marking her and holding her while the paint dries and I do something else in the hive.
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