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    Re: Undercoat with primer?

    1) Primer sticks to wood. Paint sticks to primer. 2) Do NOT use the Primer/Paint mix if it is your first time painting bare wood. 3) Primer is not waterproof. You need a coat of paint over it. 4)...
  2. Conical Bee Escape - What is the size of the exit

    I am making conical bee escapes. They look like little traffic cones. I have seen them made from screen mesh and plastic. What is the size of the exit hole? I have seen everything from 6mm to...
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    Re: POSCA pens will cause supercedure.

    Just piling on. I tried multiple pens and POSCA is hands-down the best. I used multiple colors (therefore multiple pens) and did NOT see any signs of supercedure. I charge my pen (push the tip in...
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    Re: Incubator queens?

    I would go down a couple of degrees on your temp. They are obviously overheating and the smart thing to do is reduce the heat. I have a digital thermometer and hydrometer that reads 88F. I check...
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    Early Mated Queens

    I am interested in finding a supplier of early mated queens. I am in Omaha Nebraska, so early is about the month of April. I would like to pick them up, so someplace not much further than 12 hours...
  6. Re: Grafted way too many queen cells than I can use. What are my options?

    I hated the double mini mating nucs. I was always fighting the other side. I am trying the smaller single mini mating nucs. With these, I can pull the feeder insert out and add 2 more frames (go...
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    Re: How to store a Queen

    SunnyR2000 - Thank you for the insight. Yes, the queen was full grown. A few questions so that I get close to getting this right the first time... 1) I assume your 'quiet closet' was around 72...
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    Re: How to store a Queen

    RayMarler - Thanks, good points all around. What temp do you think is OK for the 'Storing the Mature Queen' situation. Creekside recommends 84 deg and SunnyR2000 recommends room temp which I guess...
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    Re: How to store a Queen

    Creekside - Is your incubator around 92.5 deg? How about the humidity? I had a mature queen that died in less than 6 hours. Do you think food (candy) and drops of water would have made the...
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    Re: How to store a Queen

    I was taught that Queen Cells should be in an incubator at 92.5 deg. If that is correct, that has me wondering how long a queen can survive after she emerges. How often will I have to check the...
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    How to store a Queen

    I accomplished my first requeening the other day. My weakest 2013 Nuc wasn't progressing, although I had larvae and sealed brood. The laying pattern was terrible. My 5-frame nuc had expanded to 6...
  12. Thread: Iowa

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    Re: Iowa

    We are interested in providing small scale pollination service in Nebraska and Iowa next year. We are considering Kansas and Northern Missouri.
    Contact: [email protected]
  13. Thread: Nebraska

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    Re: Nebraska

    We are interested in providing small scale pollination service in Nebraska and Iowa next year. We are considering Kansas and Northern Missouri.
    Contact: [email protected]
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    Re: Banking queens in Observation hive?

    SharpDog: So what is your final thoughts on the setup that you would do this year? Based on what you first thought, and then what you were advised, how would you do it (in detail)?

    1. 5-Frame...
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    Re: Banking queens in Observation hive?

    Is the purpose of the observation hive to have the hive indoors in a warmer location?
  16. What Stimulates Queen Cells in Ben Harden Method

    I was reviewing the Ben Harden method of queen rearing ( http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/benhardenmethod.html ).

    If the colony is not made queenless, what stimulates the desire for the nurse bees...
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    Re: Long Drive Home with Grafts

    GMCharlie: I sent a private message to you and I can make an attempt to stop by. I do photography and have started a collection of apiaries, both small and large... and wouldn't mind seeing your...
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    Re: Long Drive Home with Grafts

    @deknow: Fresh eggs. I like that idea. I will have to see what they say.
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    Re: Long Drive Home with Grafts

    The class is Long Lane Honey Bee Farms' Class http://www.honeybeesonline.com/classes.html with David Burns

    It is the class offered from 17-21 June. Grafting is on Thursday. I drive home on...
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    Re: Queen Candy recipe

    A marshmellow?
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    Long Drive Home with Grafts

    I am going to a Queen Rearing class in two months. I will produce grafts on Thursday. I drive home on Saturday (9+ hours). How do I keep the grafts alive? I was thinking of setting up a queenless...
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