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    Russian queen cell size?

    i was placing my grafted queen cups into some hives and noticed they looked small. Are Russian queen bees smaller than say Italian or other queen bees? It appears they had no royal jelly left in the...
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    Another battle for the bees....

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d2bf580e4b0060b11eeb5f1
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    I saw a pretty cool video on YouTube about...

    I saw a pretty cool video on YouTube about baiting yellow jackets and wasps using fipronil.. the flea ointment for dogs and cats. I don’t remember the title to the video but should be easy to find
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    I have five hives in Huntsville, two just...

    I have five hives in Huntsville, two just recently became laying working hives. How many hives have you guys overwintered and if or when/ what time of year do you guys treat? I ve been beekeeping for...
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    Any beekeepers in northern Utah?

    Just trying to reach out to beekeepers in my general area to ask localized questions. Due to my work schedule I can not make it to my beekeepers association meeting.
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    Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I just recently heard a podcast And Sam Comfort was the guest and he said he used bamboo skewers asa frame in a mating nuc and let the bees draw their foundation off the bamboo skewers.. has anybody...
  7. I’ve often wondered the same thing. I’d be...

    I’ve often wondered the same thing. I’d be curious to see what people post and think.
  8. I got a three pound package with a saskatraz...

    I got a three pound package with a saskatraz queen last month. I gave them a frame of brood when introduced and then a frame last weekend.. they are barely getting into the second hive body..
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    Just out of curiosity was she from a package? ...

    Just out of curiosity was she from a package? Supercedure? Grafted etc.....
  10. I got a package of saskatraz bees from Knights...

    I got a package of saskatraz bees from Knights Family Honey(Utah) last week.the original pick up date was in late April..same supplier.. but was pushed back to last weekend due to weather and...
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    Due to flooding and bad weather in California I...

    Due to flooding and bad weather in California I won’t get my package of saskatraz till tomorrow afternoon. How’s everybody’s else’s saskatraz doing?
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    If I graft 20-30 cells (give or take acceptance)...

    If I graft 20-30 cells (give or take acceptance) do you think four hives would be able to help support 20-30 mating nucs?
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    One cup of bees

    One cup of bees is approximately how many bees?
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    OAD is also an option before you have capped...

    OAD is also an option before you have capped brood. I'm finding a 15 to 20 mite drop in 24 hrs. in most packages this year helping beginners. Also look at any of the dead bees on the bottom of the...
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    Treating packages

    I just bought three packages today and was told they’ve already been treated by the supplier before they were packaged. I talked to a local commercial beek and he said treat packages when I get them...
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    Treating packages

    I just bought three packages today and was told they’ve already been treated by the supplier before they were packaged. I talked to a local commercial beek and he said treat packages when I get them...
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    It may have been discussed previously or in...

    It may have been discussed previously or in another post but can you graft from them? Anyone had any luck with making queens from them?
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    I wash my bee suit once a season. I’ll hand wash...

    I wash my bee suit once a season. I’ll hand wash the hood/veil with a little bit of laundry detergent. I keep my bee suit in a backpack and over the course of the seasons it takes on a nice campfire...
  19. made 12 grafts this afternoon from a 2016...

    made 12 grafts this afternoon from a 2016 treatment free queen. I am willing to ship via USPS priority at your expense on Monday afternoon. So... who's not afraid of a lil ole TF Georgia queen???
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  20. Thanks for all the input. I will keep everyone...

    Thanks for all the input. I will keep everyone posted on my swarm traps. I enjoy all the banter too.
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    This next week I’m gonna order some Russian and...

    This next week I’m gonna order some Russian and Saskatraz packages. I’d be more than happy to update people as to how they build up and if any contact EFB or AFB.
  22. Thanks for the input you guys. I really...

    Thanks for the input you guys. I really appreciate it and it totally makes sense what you said Nancy. Thanks again!
  23. Priming queen cells with purchased royal jelly

    Just finished reading Queen Rearing Essentials, great book by the way. I was wondering if anyone here has primed the cell cups with purchased royal jelly like it has mentioned in this book. If so...
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    I had car issues last fall and couldn’t make it...

    I had car issues last fall and couldn’t make it out to one of my apairies for a week, when I finally went to check on them they were getting over taken by yellow jackets. I closed off the hives for...
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    I’ve been using metal excluders when I do use...

    I’ve been using metal excluders when I do use them...the idea of using plastic and knowing that it won’t last as long as the metal ones and can potentially end up in the ocean or some where else that...
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