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    Consignment sales?

    I have a friend who wanted to know if I would give her a discount if she bought 12 jars to sell to her clients. Does anyone have an arrangement where you give someone honey to sell and then give them...
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    Re: Custom hanging cardboard label

    I used Vistaprint.com and bought 500 folded business cards. $77.37 delivered. The inside of the card has the nutrition info, crystallization info etc. I did not include net weight since the muth...
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    Wet frames - how long to leave on hives?

    I'm planning on returning wet frames to my hives. How long will it take for them to clean up 2 8-frame mediums or 1 8-frame deep after extraction?
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    Re: Pricing a 5-frame nuc

    I had a double swarm that day. The larger group of bees stayed with the virgin queen (from an overwintered hive). I mark my queens so I know it wasn't the original. Our local club usually has...
  5. Thread: Honey labels

    by RobA
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    Re: Honey labels

    Trying something different this time around - I just ordered folded business cards from Vistaprint and will tie them to the bottles. Outside has typical info (name, address, etc) Inside has...
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    Pricing a 5-frame nuc

    Any suggestions on pricing a 5-frame nuc with a newly hatched laying queen? I caught my own swarm a few weeks ago, put it in a 5-frame nuc and fed 1:1. I already have 5 hives and would rather sell...
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    How late can I requeen?

    I was thinking of requeening some of my hives later in the season. If I did that by pinching the existing queen so that a new one can be raised how late in the season can I realistically do that so...
  8. Thread: 2 swarms? Or 1?

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    2 swarms? Or 1?

    What are the chances a large swarm rests in a tree in 2 separate clusters on tree branches about 3 feet apart?

    I came down my driveway around noon yesterday and saw a large cloud of bees in front...
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    Re: uncapping scrapper

    I bought one but haven't used it yet.
  10. Thread: Swarm questions

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    Re: Swarm questions

    This all makes sense. It was a theoretical question. I'm always check for a queen and/or eggs before doing anything like removing queen cells.
  11. Thread: Swarm questions

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    Swarm questions

    Will a hive that is intent on swarming do it with or without a queen cell? What would happen if a hive were consistently inspected every 7 days and any queen cells were removed? Theoretically would...
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    Re: I accidentally killed a queen!!

    I saw capped drones last week. The last 2 years I had some swarms around May 1st. I have 5 hives and don't want more so I'd rather not split.
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    I accidentally killed a queen!!

    I was doing a quick inspection today and reversing boxes. As I reassembled 1 of the hives I noticed its queen dead on the hive stand. I have no idea how it happened. The hive is booming - lots of...
  14. Thread: Long gloves

    by RobA
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    Re: Long gloves

    I agree. I just bought a pair of shorter gloves. Haven't used them yet.
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    Re: Smoke bees off bars to feed?

    I make a quilt box by attaching a screened inner cover to the bottom of a top feeder box (minus the feeder) and place sections of a wool blanket inside the box. When I want to feed fondant I remove...
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    Re: OAV Treatment Cycle

    Last year I did 6 treatments 5 days apart starting in mid-November. The mite drop was finally minimal after the 6th. This year I did 6 treatments 5 days apart starting in mid-October. There were...
  17. Thread: insulation box

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    Re: insulation box

    I do the same as PAHunter ^
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    Re: Which battery for oxalic acid vaporizer?

    I've used this. Works well.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-portable-power-pack-with-jump-starter-62306.html
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    Re: Covering hive for winter

    I have thought about wrapping/covering my hives but have never done it. I just use quilt boxes and wind blocks.
  20. Thread: ProVap 110

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    Re: ProVap 110

    Good idea
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    Re: ProVap 110

    I haven't drilled holes in my hives yet for the ProVap, however, I did drill some test holes in scrap wood and found the same as you with golf tees. I find some scrap pieces of wooden dowels that...
  22. Thread: Destilling

    by RobA
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    Re: Destilling

    You'd be surprised how many people in the US have a still. It's legal to buy one but theoretically not legal to distill spirits. There are several message boards out there on this subject.
  23. Thread: ProVap 110

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    Re: ProVap 110

    I decided to spurge and buy the ProVap. Looking forward to using it.
  24. Re: Letting your bees clean wet frames, how long, and how long is too long?

    I was going to put wet frames back on my hives but decided to put them out in the open about 150 feet away from the hives. It worked well and the frames were cleaned up quickly. I left them out for...
  25. Thread: ProVap 110

    by RobA
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    Re: ProVap 110

    How many hives are you treating? I only have 5 hives (seems to grow by 1 each year) and use the Varrox vaporizer. Takes some time. I'd love to make the process quicker but am hesitant to pay so...
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