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    Re: requeen failure

    I think frank is right on, from my experince
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    Re: Brood swapping/requeen struggle

    I try to give mine a frame with eggs and let them chose. good luck
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    Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    I always use a little smoke, it moves bees around and I like mine enough to not want to mash them. but I didn,t watch the vidooooo
  4. Re: When do you guys feel comfortable not to wear protection?

    I have had bees since I was a kid in school, my father kept bees, my grandfathers kept bees. I have about 50 hives right now, my bees are very gentely. most of the time I wear no protection,but I...
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    Re: Grafted queens - overrated?

    no they don`t!!!! and you are right
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    Re: Dead Queens on delivery

    I have never had a problem were it was the shippers fault, but have had some where it was the poastal service` fault, and they acted like they sure would like to get out of it with out making things...
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    Re: Apple tree question

    bet you are right he is using it as an out yard. I pollinate apples, ,i get mine out as quick as the grower will release them, before they spray poision
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    Re: My 8 oz Bear weighs 12 ozs. ?

    I sell quarts and pints of honey. I sell it as a quart or pint of honey. the people who buy it seem very happy with it.
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    Re: Used Hives, Wax Moth History

    good advice from mr. bush. I have not seen afb in a long time, but I stillhave a habit of scorching my own equipment if it is going from one hive to another like lids bottom boards inner covers and...
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    Re: Hello from NC - How to get started

    welcome chris, good information on here
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    Re: Beeginner in NC

    welcome, I am in Hendersonville. glad to have you
  12. Thread: North Carolina

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    Re: North Carolina

    mine are all gone for 2015
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    Re: Putting sugar water feeder in hive

    it won`t freeze, but it may drip on the custer when it is just two cold for them to take it, it gets them wet, they die.
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    lost 3 out of 32 here at home haven't checked the out yard yet, will one day this week
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    speed king with the fixed thermostat-- got one I`v used 30 years and it was used when I got it. it just can`t keep going!!! I have a new one still in the box for when the old one stops
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    Re: Is this a solution for a queen-less hive?

    yes
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    Re: 8 Frame deeps for brood boxes

    I use 10 frame stuff, but some great beekeepeers use and or used 8 frame. I don`t think the bees care!!!
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    yes, but then the shipping is 17.50 for one a total of 37.45. I may go back and check what shipping would be on 5-10- or 20?
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    Re: Select Commercial Budget

    tite-bond-3 works for me. I use it lot`s of different ways.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    those queens would be worth a fortune
  21. Thread: Cypress Hives

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    Re: Cypress Hives

    I use a lot of cypress bottom boards from brushy mountain I think they just have bottom boards in cypress. the back strip opp the entrance dry rots very quickly even with 3 coats of top quality paint...
  22. Thread: Spring prices

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    Re: Spring prices

    I will sell some 5 frame nucs for 100.00 but people have to wait till up in april or may till I have them ready, its good for me and good for them. if we have a good year that nuc will make them some...
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    Re: Best size super

    I run a lot of deeps and some med`s
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    mine is sold, or I should say,, people want it before it is ever made.
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    Re: How many hives did you start out with?

    around 55 years ago I bought a hive from an older woman, they were in a nail keg, she had a swarm and no where to put them so she dumped the nails out and put them in the nail keg I gave her 5.00...
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