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  1. Thread: 2019 NUC Prices

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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    First bees I have ever sold was today. I sold a swarm that was caught a month ago and had 4 solid medium frames of brood and one full frame of honey for $75. I also sold ten medium frames of brood...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    greg
    Comb has a story to tell and I let the bees make their own. I do move it all around to motivate them to keep it like I like to see it and for selfish purposes. So I personally jumbo any story...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Greg
    All i know is that I pulled up some bottom comb and have some comb being drawn and I have both wet cappings and dry cappings in the same hive.

    No promise cause I get lazy but I have not...
  4. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    mountain mint is starting its bloom. I know the bees like it and there seems to be more of it then the cucumber and zucchini in the garden. Still good yard clover but the coming heat will probably...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    frank

    You definitely have to have your needs down before you jump one way or the other. I am pure hobby and figure that if I spend no money on bees at all that it can not go bad but might go good...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    I also think that new comb is capped different then old brood comb is by the same type of bees.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Traps using rotting wood.

    Greg
    If you leave stuff out for multiple years like I do, the trap will get mice, wasp and ants. I once saw a snake in one that I had earlier emptied a mouse nest out of. Even if you have a 3/8th...
  8. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    There is a current discussion going on on Bee L now.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Traps using rotting wood.

    Greg
    Last year, the last swarm I caught had a mouse nest in the bottom. This year the swarm moved into a hive with a wasp nest on one of the frames (don't know if the nest was old or new). The...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ
    last year, I moved my bottom box up in early march. This year, I moved my bottom boxes up in may in the effort to let the unused bottom boxes become honey supers. Most years after the honey...
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    Re: Traps using rotting wood.

    I only caught one swarm in a trap today. I should be kicking butt due to my hives being out side all year for the last four or five years and for sure rotting in a few.

    So far, I do not think I...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    What is funny is, I have offered my brother in law and my cousen a hive. They both live in the country and I told them, just put a little space on the hives in the spring and if they make anything...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    jw
    My bees are doing ok I think but contrary to what I thought, a wet year is not going to produce a banner honey year.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

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    jw Maybe I missed it but I did not see where squares neibors hives were tested, just that twelve hives had died over three years. Even if the last ones were tested, who knows where it came...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    Squarepeg



    I see you have convinced yourself that your problems are from another bee keeper who is not as good a bee keeper as you are. Not impossible I guess.

    If it were deer I would be...
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    Re: Slatted Rack Difference

    Greg

    So if you have to build something to fix what you see as a problem, you have to build something.
    You are building your tall frames and I build a slatted rack.

    If I want to use...
  17. Thread: EFB dilemma

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    Sticky: Re: EFB dilemma

    Frank
    I am using the cheapest lap top that I could find and it is 6 or 7 years old. I don't have the ambition to learn new computer stuff but just incase I change, thanks for the tip.
    gww
  18. Thread: EFB dilemma

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    Sticky: Re: EFB dilemma

    Too bad all these links come up face book, a place I have never made the leap to participate at.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Slatted Rack Difference

    I do have slatted racks on all my hives. I will keep doing it untill I get too lazy to make them and then won't. I have solid bottom boards. I used to have a picture back when I only had three...
  20. Thread: Dizzy indeed!

    by gww
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    Re: Dizzy indeed!

    Hobo
    Thanks
    gww
  21. Thread: Dizzy indeed!

    by gww
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    Re: Dizzy indeed!

    Oh well, I couldn't see it cause I have never graduated to face book yet. I had fun reading grozzie though.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Maybe 2nd generation beekeeper?

    Why did you dress him like a bear with all that dark clothing?:)

    I have seen them on the side lines in some of your pictures. This may be more fun for them for a bit though if like my grand kids...
  23. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    Msl
    Keep us posted anyway. I have referred this thread to others as an option for things they may have a use in doing.
    Cheers
    gww
  24. Re: Commiserate: Worst Advice You've Ever Followed, & Subsequent Disastrous Results

    bumbling.........

    I had one swarm that issued from my hive die out over my second winter. No other hives had died and I could see that one going but had put it in a warre and it was to much...
  25. Re: Commiserate: Worst Advice You've Ever Followed, & Subsequent Disastrous Results

    Told treatment free was not possible and you had to count mites.

    Glad that I am a slow learner and lazy and cheap. So far so good, knock on wood and all the other caveats that come along with...
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