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    A cup doesn’t mean anything. If they were...

    A cup doesn’t mean anything. If they were queenless they woulda drawn many cells. You have a virgin queen or one that hasn’t started laying yet. I’d give it another week but if you already purchased...
  2. Thread: Find the queen

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    I’ve been having trouble recently and what I’ve...

    I’ve been having trouble recently and what I’ve found in the heat quite a few of mine aren’t on any frames but on the sides of the box
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    Winter brood break in the south

    Is the queen shutting down more a function of the season the temperature or the lack of nectar flow or the combination. Our winters are usually just a nice time of year a few cold days (32f dare it...
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    Mine have been taking their time. 20 plus days...

    Mine have been taking their time. 20 plus days from emerging to start laying.
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    Ive been growing my bees and I will reach 100...

    Ive been growing my bees and I will reach 100 either this year or next spring splits. My original goal was 60 just for local honey production. It’s not currently realistic for me to invest 200k and...
  6. Thread: Insurance

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    I’ve gotten sick after eating at a couple of...

    I’ve gotten sick after eating at a couple of places I swore it was food poisoning but I really can’t see trying to sue for it or even being able to prove that’s what it was in court. If honey is bad...
  7. Thread: Insurance

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    I read it on beesource it must be true. Those are...

    If John Doe is driving a truck for XYZ, LLC and, through his negligence, John Doe hits a school bus full of kids while driving XYZ, LLC's truck on official business, claims for negligence may be...
  8. Thread: Insurance

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    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/llc.asp ...

    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/llc.asp

    I’m not sure where you’ve gotten your information but everyone I’ve talked to that has llcs and knows the law told me the individuals property not...
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    I had the same kind of thing happen it was a...

    I had the same kind of thing happen it was a virgin queen. I use the mp ten over ten Just make sure there’s no queen cells or larvae that they can make into queen cells. I’ve seen them draw out qcs...
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    I made a LLC and everything be related I use the...

    I made a LLC and everything be related I use the Llc name even when buying equipment, bee removals, honey sales etc. I may be wrong but if someone gets stung up from my bees or sues me for whatever...
  11. Why is that what’s the mechanism of this?

    Why is that what’s the mechanism of this?
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    Your queenright? Eggs and larvae sorry for the...

    Your queenright? Eggs and larvae sorry for the basic question. I’ve seen similar things in queenless hives. I run single brood boxes with excluders so my experiences would be completely different for...
  13. Thread: 2019 NUC Prices

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    Where you at so I can bring some nucs up in spring

    Where you at so I can bring some nucs up in spring
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    I never said the op was a stupid question read my...

    Read the initial thread question. It is not a stupid question and the answer is that you can raise queencells in a queen right colony. May not be the best way to raise queens, but the discussion...
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    All I’ve ever found is empty polished cups when I...

    All I’ve ever found is empty polished cups when I made that mistake. I would think most people want 80% plus acceptance not a few fluke acceptance. I feel like this is a debate in grade school where...
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    I just figured for this post it was quite obvious...

    I just figured for this post it was quite obvious I didn’t mean there aren’t cute little ways around manipulating bees to think they are queenless. Fundamentally absolutely not can you have a queen...
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    Michael Palmer has a good intro video to...

    Michael Palmer has a good intro video to sustainable queen rearing and cell builders then watch Richard Noel’s cell builder explained on YouTube. They both say it several times you cannot have a...
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    Good deal thanks!

    Good deal thanks!
  19. Thread: 2019 NUC Prices

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    For those that have more bees than know what to...

    For those that have more bees than know what to do with it’s probably not viewed the same way. $85 is way low but $130-150 seems about right to me for a local guy. The big name people are still...
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    Splits as mating hives

    I have about 20 splits I made that will be queen right this week (should be) my attempt at using the mini matting nucs was a cat 5 failure so until I get a grasp on them I was considering just...
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    Why would you combine two strong colonies . Two...

    Well, one part (most significant maybe) of a successful combine is to NOT abruptly create a clearly defined battle plane (us vs. them) when the conditions are explosive.
    As long as you follow this...
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    Although I don’t have years and years of...

    Although I don’t have years and years of experience I’ve found that Bees for the most part are survivors. I’ve combined weak hives and swarms etc no newspaper at all just smoke em and throw them in a...
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    I didn’t see anything ruffling about it

    I didn’t see anything ruffling about it
  24. Thread: Honey labels

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    I got mine from Mann lake they will send a...

    I got mine from Mann lake they will send a template you can make changes and order. Not saying it’s the best but I am happy. One thing I’d change is weight. I would not have a weight. I intended on...
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    Wonderful great to know thanks

    Wonderful great to know thanks
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