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    Re: Long-term bee repellent?

    I bet it was the mini bar that did the trick they dont need wi fi !!
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    Re: Making Deeps or Mediums for sale?

    I had a tuff time finding medium nuc's when I needed them , i had switched over to all mediums and I finally found a guy that would make them up with plenty of notice . With everyone going to all...
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    Re: Alternatives to Autumn Olive

    I had autumn olive honey last year from a beekeeper 20 miles away and it was awful ,they said there bee's worked it exclusively and it is bad tasting honey luckily my flow has enough other variety's...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    the one thing im not getting is the half width nucs ? my regular 5 frame nucs wont fit , two nucs are 18'' width and the regular brood box is 16 1/4 so it is a special box but it still shows 5 frames...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    fatshark thanks for all of the info I'm in the process of making mating nucs now.
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    They mention the use of screened bottom board with this set up but i think there in California , Im in Pa. and dont use them on my production hives . I realize the nuc is going to be full of bees and...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    This looks like a great option also , I might go this way !!! I'm liking the stand alone queenless nuc as the cell builder-finisher seems like they might accept the cells more readily in this...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Ray thanks for the help I appreciate you taking the time , I am looking forward to raising some queens this spring .I've been at it around 5 years now and thought this would keep things interesting...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Ray im sure your method would work great but my mind is spinning from all of the different queen rearing methods I've read about and im just going to settle on the ben harden method and give it try ,...
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    it cleared up a little bit but not all the way BUT its really good so i dont think its going to be a problem !!! Just finishing up a really good fat tire clone hate to see the last bottle it was the...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    I appreciate all of the info I never knew there were so many ways of raising queens , when I research one method another is mentioned and on and on it goes and I have learned alot . A lot of these...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    OK see if i have this right , I wont be changing entrances any they will all use the regular bottom entrance bees in the cell builder will come down through the bee escape , just one box above...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    I ran across the Ben Harden method of queen rearing with a queenright hive and it sounds easier than the cloake board and doesn't require any new equipment . Has anyone had any luck with this method ...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Thanks for the different options guys , I will keep reading all the information and let you know how it goes , has anyone had good results with a queen right cell builder it sounds like it might take...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    The cloake board sounds like it has a pretty minimal affect to the queen right production hive which i like and when i transfer my cells out to the mating nucs the hive can go back to the way it was...
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    Easy cell builder help

    I'm finally going to try and raise a few queens this year and still trying to get a good handle on it , I kind of wanted to do it without bothering my production hives to much and have decided on...
  17. Re: Welch's frozen concentrate grape juice discontinued

    JW , I was talking about the recipe that flower planter posted It's not a wine or a mead it's a cross between them. Combines the best properties of each. It's a full bodied wine rich in flavor with...
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    Let us know how it turns out , I have a raspberry Merlot just about done but so far it isnt clearing up going to wait a few more days , did you do the welch's recipe to compare to your present batch
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    Re: BeeHives in a winter setting

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    Here is a winter scene no blue sky but alot of snow for my area !!!
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    I just wanted to make sure people didnt take your suggestion the wrong way if there in a cold climate
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    I wouldn't think beekeepers in cold climates should add pollen substitute at this time if warm periods aren't in the near future and bee's can't get out for cleansing flights
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    what would make these other juice's have more acid content than the welch's is it just a different blend of grapes or are they adding something
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    are you suggesting just a little bit of juice and yeast in a small glass as a test
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    My Giant food store does have there own label of frozen concentrated grape juice I'm waiting to check the label and see if it contains sulfites but i would think it would be very similar to the...
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    JW did you find anything at wally world , I see the welchs 100 % pure grape juice has sulfites in it
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