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  1. Where are the queen stock coming from?

    Where are the queen stock coming from?
  2. Re: New book to read for queen rearing.....

    Yes, it's that link:

    http://hebertshoneybees.com/

    Guess it went down in price since I bought. Lucky U !
  3. New book to read for queen rearing.....

    [email protected]

    This is the most amazingly easy book to read and understand.

    Bought all the tools needed and can freely ask questions to Hebert to get solid answers.

    Talks...
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    Talked to them about the queens and said it was...

    Talked to them about the queens and said it was -47 there. Back in February. Any survivors would make good genetics in my opinion. Too bad they’re sent to Cali to propagate. Would be nice to have...
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    Yes, ordered from Queen Right Colonies. The...

    Yes, ordered from Queen Right Colonies.
    The queens are from Canada and stock bees from Cali.
    Until the new queen lays/hatches eggs 3 weeks, then in business.
    Going to attempt queen rearing on...
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    So would it be better to get just a queen or chance the 3lb package ?

    If they're getting queens from Canada then I'd think that the bee stocks should be from northern (Real Winter States) to be...
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    I've read that corn produces no nectar for bees...

    I've read that corn produces no nectar for bees to convert to honey.
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    Hahaha!!! The first one. Never seen them on...

    Hahaha!!! The first one. Never seen them on corn tassels......
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    Honey Flavor

    Have extracted 4 of 5 honey supers and must say it tastes like candy corn.
    Any ideas where that flavor would come from?
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    Water mist fogger

    Anyone attempted to fog remove the bees from honey supers to harvest the honey ?
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    Re: Buying nucs with good queens?

    Just looked.....
    Guess there are a few.... Most don't say what type they are.
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    Re: Buying nucs with good queens?

    Problem is pickup in PA
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    Re: Buying nucs with good queens?

    All good comments. Will look into local keeps retiring.
    Had Russians before, a bit aggressive yet only lasted a year longer.
    Where do I get good carniolans?
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    Buying nucs with good queens?

    Title says everything.
    Where to buy that the queen doesn't die in first winter??
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    Re: Mite Treatment Options

    Here's what I do:

    Extract one month before it gets cooler. Take the extracted hive bodies/frames out to them afterward with Apivar strips on hand. Use the strips in each hives upper brood...
  16. Thread: honey

    by SwedeBee1970
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    Re: honey

    Let us know what happens.

    Waiting will only help to extract. Order some of those triangular wooden bee escapes and the inner lid escapes too. After a few days, they're all evacuated.

    Make...
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    Re: How to get rid of mason bees

    What are the odds of getting a mated queen from two different areas ( several states apart) and carry this weird genetic?
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    Re: How to get rid of mason bees

    They get very aggressive and sting often even if you step outside. What genetics would make them do this?
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    Re: How to get rid of mason bees

    Twice this has happened where the hives got mean and queen produced smaller all black bees.
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    How to get rid of mason bees

    Any ideas?

    My dads hive has been taken over twice now in 3 years from queen mating with mason drones.
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    Re: How critical is hive placement?

    A safe bet is away from your gardens and neighbors pool. Give them if you can, a water source when it's dry out. Protection from winter winds around pine trees or spruce. And on Ant Platforms like...
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    Re: Bees in garage

    That's sad😢 Dying in the window.
    One window is cleared, which now I'll have to cover them up when they're gone.
    Had another idea at night when the sun goes down.
    I'll leave the service door...
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    Bees in garage

    Last night my wife said there's bees flying around in garage. We waited till dark to close the doors.

    Yet this morning, they're back with force and on the windows.

    Put my suit on to try and...
  24. Trucks and Swarms and Splat ! oh my.....

    Last week my truck caught its first swarm. Unfortunately most where splat on the windshield and grill....:scratch:

    That's a shame. Everyone should take an extra bee suit with them in the trunk...
  25. Thread: splits

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    Re: splits

    I'd invest in a queen or two. Not from Georgia or California either. Just to make sure they get off the ground running. Make a Nuc.
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