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    Re: combining questions

    We way overthink things.
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    Re: combining questions

    Hey- Small colonies sometimes will stay separated cause of the paper. I've had that happen in the fall.
    I'm combining colonies for someone now and honestly, smoke, combining hives together and...
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    Re: Selling nucs to just queens?

    Matt, I used masonite divider boards to make 2 and 3 frame nucs this spring in NC. I put fondant on the bottom board. I caught queens out of small nucs or moved the divider board over to draw out...
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    Re: Formic Acid Liquid

    Hey y'all,

    Just keep in mind formic affects your liver. So gloves, appropriate respirator and wash buckets, all on every time. Wipe down surfaces with disposable rags when mixing/preparing.
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    Re: Thoughts on using Fondant

    Fondant is great. It is already inverted. Some of the restaurant distributers have great prices and quality. In Europe they even make a fondant product for beekeepers. It goes on the bottom board in...
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    Re: Move south for the winter?

    Nate,
    It's tough. I find it most profitable to just go down, make nucs and sell queens. I sold almost everything south of the mason dixon this year. Returning with a lot of bees is challenging...
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    Re: What do bees do at night?

    Some colonies exhibiting hyper-social behavior (HSB) are known to increase trophylaxis at night to a high degree. At the point of pheromone saturation, when the amount of available pheromones are...
  8. Re: ABJ - July - Randy Oliver on Varroa resistance to OA

    We all have a horse in this race
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    When your boss is chill a.f about you bringing a family of kittens back to the shop...
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    Re: Splits from Infected Hive ?

    In honey for up to a year. There is a UK article on acetic acid treating comb.
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    Re: Splits from Infected Hive ?

    RSJohnson-

    I don't split hives with efb, chalk, etc.
    I usually condense the hive to a smaller brood chamber and requeen.
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    Re: Mite Bombs

    Your reply is perfect
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    Re: OW nucs. When to treat?

    I think this is extremely responsible of you as a nuc seller. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Nuc and cold weather

    I made 230 nucs before the two cold nights in the 20's in NC. They do fine in the cold, and I'm not worried about any of them. If I was concerned about them being in contact with honey when making...
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    Re: Medium Nucs?

    Good advice
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    Re: Overwintered nucs in spring

    Yea I hear ya. On the coast of NC here I ran out of comb a while ago. I've been selling queens, but otherwise when I make new nucs I access the overwintered colony I am pulling from. If I am keeping...
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    Re: Beltsville Lab confirmed Nosema

    There was a great peer reviewed publication that this is also an effective way to clean EFB infected equipment, fyi.
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    Re: Goals for 2017 - What are yours?

    Learn more, stay organized, overwinter up north.
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    Re: weak hive

    I bring spray paint into my nuc yards. And as I am reversing and supering them inevitably there are some weak ones. They get a little tag on the lid of bright paint. So this monday and tuesday I need...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    First graft today. 300. Coast of NC
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    Re: possible swarming February 19th ???

    It is a little early, but not unlikely for strong colonies there to start the swarm impulse. I was knocking nectar out of the brood chamber before I left my yards 2 weeks ago. I super at maples,...
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    Re: Feedback on Push in Cages

    Yea. Sucks losing her. Do it in the cab of the truck
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    Sticky: Re: staple gun for supers

    The porter cable pancake is, we run 2 framing guns off it on
    Jobsites simultaneously.
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    Sticky: Re: staple gun for supers

    Hey. I use that portable porter cable pancake compressor with two outlets. It's primarily what we use on jobsites. It is going to turn on and every dozen shots or so. If you don't want that look at a...
  25. Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    LBB-

    Yea man. I've been working for the best beekeeper and running my own stuff. I've wanted to do I.i. For years but now that I am learning it this year I feel that maintaining the colonies,...
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