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    Re: queen pheromone

    Some just use a qtip with lemongrass oil
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    Re: Foundationless Bee Hives

    Ask them to prove it. Its great marketing, but I highly doubt it these days. Foundationless is fun if you know what you are doing, but wouldnt recommend it for new beeks. Spent several hours...
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    Queen excluder frame traps?

    Anyone know of a US source for queen frame traps? Everything Im finding is in the UK.
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    Re: Bottling Tanks

    Exactly. Have a separate drain (stainless) that replaces the NDV. Fill, heat, drain and wipe. Do it twice and its spotless.
  5. Re: Source for queen rearing bottles/jars?

    Forgot about SKS! Thanks!
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    Re: Bottling Tanks

    Just used ours today for melting wax. Neighbor's probably thought I was using a still!
  7. Re: Source for queen rearing bottles/jars?

    That'd be them. They breathe plenty as they are not sealed, but definitely helps stabilize temps/humidity.
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    Glenn Apiaries and several others used to use small glass bottles for raising in incubators (much alike roller cages). Supposedly helped with maintaining humidity, etc. Using rollers and while not...
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    Re: Nuc Hives for Aching Backs

    LOL. Just got rid of all our "Longstroth" hives. Had 6 and not a single one ever overwintered unless supering. Tried all kinds of feeders, vent boxes, insulation, etc. and every year they starved...
  10. Source for queen rearing bottles/jars?

    Looking all over for the glass bottles/jars some use for queen rearing. Anybody have a good source?
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    Herc-u-lifts

    Just been perusing lately at ways to make loading/unloading a little bit easier for sidelining and came across herc-u-lifts.com.
    Seems like a decent price as well. Anyone with any experience?
  12. Re: Incubator Trouble Shooting: Falling Larvae

    Thanks for the help in diagnosing this beepro! Appreciate the help. My grafts are doing well (took Cobey's class last year) and just trying to get everything dialed in.
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    They were complete/capped before installing in the incubator. Next day they were like this.
  14. Re: Incubator Trouble Shooting: Falling Larvae

    Sorry, the larvae inside the cells were found on the roller cage floors. These were capped cells. The larvae were white but I believe separated from the RJ. My humidity was evidently way too low...
  15. Incubator Trouble Shooting: Falling Larvae

    Finally broke down and built a new incubator and recently lost a batch of capped cells for which I am wanting to trouble shoot. Conditions were stable at 93*F/36% humidity (I have since upped the...
  16. Re: Winter Wrapping: Rigid Foam vs. Roofing Felt?

    Absolutely correct in that wetness and winds tend to be our big problems here. We run quilt boxes on everything all year around and all hives stand on plastic pallets for additional ventilation....
  17. Winter Wrapping: Rigid Foam vs. Roofing Felt?

    Any thoughts from the forum as to the pro's & con's of wintering hives using rigid foam vs black roof felt? I see many are using one or the other and thinking this might be the year I give one a try...
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    Re: Maxant 16 gal bottler

    If you think Maxant has bad service you havent tried many others. Maxant has for years been considered the "gold" standard in the industry for service and quality. I've bought numerous pieces of...
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    Re: MAQS change in dosage

    Yup. Lots of us around here are going to "half" dose (per Randy Oliver's results). 95%+ effect and far less chance of queen losses that MAQS has a reputation for.
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    Re: Wax moths

    Sounds good to me. I'd also recommend looking at using Bt (available on Amazon). Works wonders.
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    Re: New 20 frame extractor

    Nice OF! Me, I have my 1400P (nice choice BTW- joining the Maxant brotherhood is a ritual) bolted to a plastic beer pallet. Allows me to tip the whole thing forward like OF without worry of it...
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    Re: Honey pricing

    $10/lb in 5 gallon bulk. $12 for a 1# muth. Cant keep in stock. You guys are underselling yourselves and your bees. :)
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    Re: Do Wax Moth traps really work?

    just put one together for in the shop/storage area to just give it a try. Been using Bt to significant success but happy to kill as many as possible.
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    Re: How long does a laying worker live?

    Finally had a LW earlier this Spring. Resolved it with a few frames of mixed brood (2) and another frame after a few days with a new queen in an introduction cage. Released her after 4 days and the...
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    Re: Bottling tanks

    I for one have become committed to Maxant. Quality above all else and will hold its value long after Im gone. Mann Lake equipment has never fetched close to the same quality or value. Besides, in...
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