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  1. Thread: 2019 NUC Prices

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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    I sold nucs this year for $165 for 5 frames with cardboard nuc box, plug, and a 2019 grafted queen from my best survivor queen ( 2016 queen).
    Didnt seem an unreasonably high price compared to others...
  2. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    yup really.
  3. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    i spoke with the inspector about that specifically. I told him i dont want him on my property without a brand new hive tool, using my smoker and wearing clean clothing.
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    Re: Quaility and Service Issues at Dadant

    I couldnt agree more. My maxant gear is excellent. And NO WAY should you be paying to ship their poor workmanship back to them thats outrageous.
  5. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    absolutely! This whole afb outbreak is scary. Would make sense to ensure ALL Beeks in the surrounding areas know about it ASAP.
    I have called the inspector and he is coming to check my hives on...
  6. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    i have had one hive supercede after FP treatment. No biggie.
  7. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    yeah not good lol i have TOO MANY BEES!!!
  8. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    found a hive today with 3 frames of queen cells
    => found queen still thankfully and made splits
  9. Re: Relocating a new Split back next to parent hive

    mate i almost never move the splits away from the main apiary. Occasionally you have to add a shake of bees a few days later if there has been significant drift but basically the two mile thing for...
  10. Re: is there some trick to posting in the for sale section?

    never mind i figured it out.
  11. is there some trick to posting in the for sale section?

    am i missing something?
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    Re: Dropped Frame, Queen Survive?

    if it makes you feel better ive done this a few times and the queen has been fine each time
  13. Thread: Super Size?

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    Re: Super Size?

    without tooting my own trumpet ive been a body builder for 24 years now and 6 years ago when i started beekeeping i used all deeps ( brood boxes and supers).
    I have changed that idea and am only...
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    Re: This article mentions beesource

    seems little to debate really.
  15. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    really tough question to answer so many variables involved.
    My best hive over the last 3 years has given me 80lbs + ( at least 2 medium supers of capped honey)
    I have had hives produce 2 deeps and...
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    Re: Question about telescoping cover

    With the exception of boxes ( cheaper to buy than to make) i build all my own bases/inner covers/outer covers/ snelgrove boards/ cloake boards/robbing screens/ nuc boxes etc
    -> FAR cheaper and quite...
  17. Thread: Hi From New York

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    Re: Hi From New York

    welcome aboard mate!
  18. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    im really surprised at how much new comb has been built and nectar stored in my hives despite the crappy weather. Not sure where they are getting it all from!
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    Re: Placement of cells into queenless colonies

    i just did this with 3 dozen nucs i made up
    -> just put the cells in the top gently between two brood frames
    -I did this had 100% hatch and acceptance. Not all mated though i had 4 total out of 33...
  20. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    yup ur right all the petals are off from the **** wind.
  21. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    locusts are blooming at my one place in Rochester NY. Will take a look at my skaneateles place tonight.
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    Re: Ceracel Hive Top Feeder: My review.

    i have given up on hive top feeders due to drowning and robbing. I just use the gallon paint cans like Michael Palmer now.
    I had seen these ceracel feeders on youtube though and they look good but...
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    Re: Adding Supers, which is better

    yup agreed this seems to work better for me too.
  24. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    lol no idea mate i havent advertised the nucs yet.
  25. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    super weird.
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