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  1. Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday Deals

    It is that crazy time of year again...the post Thanksgiving weekend deals, deals, deals. Drop by our retail store, shop online (www.capitalbeesupply), or call and check out our one-day and two-day...
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    Re: Bee Morgue for Observation Hives

    I think your right, a tray underneath is the way to go...something like a plastic drywall mud tub with flat tab handles on the end that run in slides. I think I'd rough up the inside of it a little...
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    Bee Morgue for Observation Hives

    Anyone have any clever setups for bee morgues for large observation hives? We setup a lower exit for our 12 frame observation hive so the bees could have an easier time exiting the building and...
  4. Re: Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    I might try making a new batch of syrup with the Anise extract in it. Originally I had taken some of our extra heavy syrup, cut it about 50% and added some HBH in it, but I dunno, they aren't...
  5. Re: Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    It seems that they are starting to settle down finally. When I set the hive up it had plenty of honey/nectar since we had been feeding them when they were in their langstroth hive outside and they...
  6. Re: Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    Thanks for the info...it makes me feel a little better that it could take a bit for them to get used to the new space. I checked their temp today with an IR thermometer and basically they are 98.7...
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    November 2019 Seminars

    Capital Bee Supply at Columbus, WI will be offering/hosting two seminars in November.

    Honey Grading and Labeling: Saturday, November 9 from 1:00-3:00PM, Fee: $Free

    Do you know if your labels...
  8. Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    It has been a couple years since I've ran an observation hive and I'm having a problem/concern with one I recently setup. It is a 12 deep frame vertical observation hive (2 frames wide, 6 frames...
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    Simplest stand you can buy is a restaurant dunnage rack...you can see hundreds of images of them on Google....they are made of welded aluminum tube, can hold over 1000lbs, come in different lengths,...
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    Re: Uses for non working chest freezer

    If you need a big de-crystallizing cabinet for honey you could convert it to that.
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    Re: Bucket feeder

    Typically that only happens when the feeder pail is empty for an extended period of time....
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    Re: hive autopsy photos

    Its hard to tell exactly what happened from the handful of photos....it appears the population was small...why that is could be for a variety of reasons some of which others have already mentioned....
  13. Aug and Sept 2019 Beekeeping Classes in Columbus WI

    Capital Bee Supply is offering a number of beekeeping class/seminars for new and current beekeepers. The updated list for August and September 2019 follows


    TIMELY TOPICS-CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    May not be Hadley's list of companies anymore, but they still have a page header with an image of Brushy Mountain.44331
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    Re: Sweet Clover and Buckwheat

    All depends. Sweet clover is an every other year bloomer, so one year it will do well, the next you won't see it. An acre might push out 250-500lbs of honey in a terrific year. Buckwheat will also...
  16. Re: I did the Sugar Shake mite test and... Help!

    You could run a half dose of MAQs to knock the mites back followed by another half dose 7 days later if your up against temperature issues. The lower dose can knock the mites back and would be a...
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    Re: Whats wrong with this honey

    Give us some background details on this bottle, when extracted, how extracted, when bottled after extracting, etc........it is hard to tell whether it is air bubbles, wax particles, crystals, etc....
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    Re: Equipment For Making Bee packages

    Are you looking for bulk box cages for shaking bulk bees into prior to loading package cages or are you looking for package cages? There are many different approaches package producers use so often...
  19. Re: Holst Milk Test results -- Need experienced input ASAP please

    My understanding from discussions with one of our former bee inspectors has been that antibiotics will not prevent AFB from infecting non-infected hives, that it will only suppress it....once you...
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    Re: Is it true

    We use it just to feed bees. We harvest typically end of July, so we use the buckwheat to infill the dearth which hits late July, early August to hives keep going and for helping get hives up to...
  21. Re: Looking for some New Wood Frame assembly advice?

    We assemble thousands of frames a year with our own custom built frame assembly machines. The issue that could be happening in what you are seeing with ML frames is that they are running them through...
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    Re: Permanent Three Box Hive

    Hello Ian, I have been curious about AZ hives and I don't know of many on the Beesource forums that run them. I have followed the AZ Hivers facebook page for the last year plus and that might be a...
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    Re: Is it true

    We plant about 40-50 acres of buckwheat each year specifically for bee forage. While the bees forage in it heavily as we time the bloom to hit in our dearth period (end of July, beginning of August...
  24. Re: Small Hive Beetles in Package Bees

    One should also point out that not only southern packages, but also those from CA have the potential to have SHB.
  25. Re: Small Hive Beetles in Package Bees

    Yes, on occasion there can be SHB in packages. The Bee Busses have openings large enough for them to fall through but they can still travel with the cluster of bees in the Busses. The old wood cages...
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