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    Re: Queen on Frame of Hive that Absconded

    Sorry to hear, read the sticky at the top of the page. Anatomy of a mite crash good info.
  2. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    From a food distributor in 50 # box. It is heavy the box is about 1 cubic foot square maybe a little smaller.
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    Re: Fondant

    we pay $40.00 for a 50 lb. box for 1 or many .
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    Re: #8 Duck Cloth Inner Cover

    We purchased our canvas from Marsidian.com, best price we could find great service. We ended up with extra that we are going to sell.
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    Feeder screen plugs

    Hello, looking for a good place to purchase feeder bucket plugs. thanks in advance.
  6. Re: How Soon Does a New Queen Affect the Hive?

    For a complete genetic change it takes around 65 days.
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    Re: Political signs and uses

    I cured our landing board problem i cut them all flush with the box and build the new ones that length.
  8. Thread: Queen

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    Re: Queen

    Sounds like you have a drone layer, without pics hard to be sure. if you are not seeing capped worker brood all drone and seeing the small queen, not good. As Eric said if good population replace...
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    Re: OAV Treatment with new Queen?

    We usually wait for eggs which still gives you a few days before being capped, assuming you will be around to check her progress.
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    Re: Saskatraz Updates?

    For additional genetics we purchased 30 saskatraz packages last year. April 14 2018 we placed in 10 frame boxes with 3
    drawn comb plus foundation and fed. Had to split 1 that wanted to swarm so now...
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    Well it hit 70 here yesterday, way above normal for here 38 and snowing today. Turned on bear fence as the bear will be out very soon.
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    Re: Where to buy cheap sugar?

    Just purchased 25# bags of sugar here for $ 7.60 each. Online shows $8.22 for 25
  13. Re: Question about hive size going into winter

    10 frame double deeps we fall feed until they weigh 150/165 pounds.
  14. Re: Treating port location with provap or simular

    we treat with a provap, we drill the 1/4" hole in the bottom board in case we move the boxes around.
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    Re: Waterproof labels

    Will they make the labels for you or do the just sell the materials?

    Thanks
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    Re: Propane defogger for mite control

    youtube: Backyard bees Interesting video
  17. Re: free plastic package containers from Mann Lake

    ok, message me you shipping address. Do you want a ship quote or just ship them? Wife said ups is probably the cheapest.
  18. free plastic package containers from Mann Lake

    you pay shipping. I have 30
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    Re: Feeding Pro Sweet

    We now use pro sweet and are happy with it. purchase by the tote and they will store and cap it. We have never used HFCS, we got tired of mixing sugar.2/1. Not sure the cost of Pro sweet is worth...
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    Re: Should I requeen or split another?

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  21. Re: Questions about getting a late start this year.

    We do OTS splits the first of July in 5a zone. Feed them all the 2 to 1 syrup or prosweet they wanted. The small ones filled single deeps to 95/100 lbs. by fall and wintered just fine. (Carniolans)...
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    Re: Saskatraz Updates?

    saskatraz.com
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    Re: OAV Newly Installed Packages

    Not an expert but we did all our packages right before the brood was capped.That was a couple weeks ago everything looks normal as they should be.My wife said she uses the normal dosage and as fas as...
  24. Thread: angry bees

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    Re: angry bees

    UoG Honey Bee Research Centre
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    Re: Most aggressive split method ?

    WE used the OTS method last year it worked very well for us. Mel Disselkoen from MI. has a very informative book with a simple method.
    you can also google mdasplitter.com

    good luck!
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