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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Consider how much more difficult it would be to deal with this purchaser. I rented a house to a woman who took an hour to read a boiler plate rental agreement. She was a pain in the neck. You might...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Perfect winter. 100% survival of both hives. Until a week ago.

    Then:
    Drone laying queen in hive 1.
    Then missing queen in hive 1.
    Then new queen which flew off when I marked her in hive 1....
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    Re: brood in honey super

    Yuck to queen excluders? Why?
  4. Re: Is it common for bees to get into your home?

    A friend had his panties in a wad when he had swarms in his attic 2 years in a row. His beek neighbor apologized and removed them. Don’t know if it was the neighbor’s fault, but I expect to be...
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    Sticky: Re: Beekeeping Glossary

    I second OSBN. Another recommendation is II ( instrumented insemination I presume).
  6. Thread: Drones...

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    Re: Drones...

    Cute piglets!
    JW Thanks for your input. I saw scant larvae and no eggs today. High temps are in the 60-70 range. No drones in the second hive so assume mating would fail if I made a queen. I...
  7. Thread: Reusing hive

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    Re: Reusing hive

    Still in my first year, I bought old hive components that had some mold. The package I bought did fine. Cleaned it up and started laying fast. An n of one, but it worked well. Is brittle bad? Is...
  8. Thread: Drones...

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    Here is a video of the drone factory. Please...

    Here is a video of the drone factory. Please comment. Very high quality video. The best video you will see while you are watching it.🤣

    Watch "Drone laying queen bee" on YouTube...
  9. Thread: Drones...

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    Re: Drones...

    A 2019 queen too. No bueno!
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    Re: Drones...

    This is my first winter with bees. I just checked the hive for the first time in a couple of weeks and there is a lot of drone comb. There is also some normal capped Brood. It looks like 2 drones to...
  11. Re: Topic: Expectations and Realities of Beekeeping (The First Two Years)

    You appreciate that there are different philosophies in this hobby. I think that will be an advantage at the meting. Hobbyists all have differing goals. Some may want honey, some may want a...
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    Re: Iíve been thinking and wondering

    Any thoughts on swarm commander versus lemon grass oil?
  13. Re: Does temporary, high co2 exposure negatively affect the development of queen larv

    Interesting thread.
    A small thought: If you “blow” co2, you will entrain air and get a variable concentration of co2 depending on the size of the discharge hose. If you put a hose in a sealed nuc...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    What is the reason for queen wing clipping?
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    Re: Catching and Marking Queens

    Lauri, you have tiny hands or ginormous queens. Very nice. Where did you get the labels? They don’t have them at Mann lake.

    BTW I actually read the label on my Chinese “queen marking” pen that...
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    Re: Premature ejaculation

    Yes, it is not a huge benefit. I do like the instant eye pull to the paint to see the queen. I bought eBay Chinese paint that was marketed for queen marking last year, my first year, and it didn’t...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    MSL, thanks for the chart. Good info.

    How do you get the mating nuc started? Just put some nurse bees in to draw out comb or put the little frames in an established hive or just put the virgin...
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    Re: Premature ejaculation

    You might be right! I saw the idea of marking drones on YouTube and thought it was brilliant. It relieves a lot of the anxiety of handling bees for newcomers.
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    MSL, Thank you. Great presentation. I wish he had mentioned the percent improvement with size. He said 4.6 mm thorax diameter suggested a good queen. I wonder what the difference between a 4.6 mm...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    New guy here. I see much talk about queen size, but also much talk about requeening every two years. Does size get more brood or laying years? Surely shouldn’t affect genetics (unless she has...
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    Re: Premature ejaculation

    I have 2 hives and this was my first winter so I was surprised to see drones. They must be overwintered drones, so likely old. I watched a couple of mating lectures on YouTube from the British...
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    Re: Premature ejaculation

    I was wearing nitrile gloves and a bee suit. I was NOT playing Barry White. All the videos I have seen seemed to show the beekeeper crushing the drone and squeezing his insides out. I guess that was...
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    Premature ejaculation

    After watching Michael Palmerís queen marking video, I was practicing marking drones so I could better mark queens next year. Of the 10 or so drones I marked, five ejaculated and died. I was being...
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    Re: Bees feeding on mouldy syrup

    Speaking of mold, I have some. I guess I didn’t ventilate my hive well and the is mold on the inner cover and on some bee bread. Bees looking good though. Any thoughts on whether they will use...
  25. Thread: Drones...

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    Re: Drones...

    I had the same question. Thanks for the comments. What temps do they need for mating? Do warm climates have bees mating all year?
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