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    Re: need help choosing a yeast

    Try contacting www.eckraus.com Ph#1-800-353-1906. They can usually help with yeast selection. I have had a lot of luck with them. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Seeking Various Queens

    As I understand it Harbo took this year off from selling queens to work on his line of bees. As for Pol-lines you can go to VPQueens.com. There you will find a list of production queen producers....
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    Re: 2018: Swarmpocalypse

    Sent you a PM.
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    Re: 2018: Swarmpocalypse

    Hi Nordak. Glad to see you are still keeping bees. Hope things get better for you.
  5. Re: how to manage a full hive - 3 mediums already

    I run four 10 frame mediums on most of my hives. Seems to be a little less swarming that way. I found that out through trail and error. It was not in any book I read. Some bees seems to need more...
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    Re: Dearth over in Virginia?

    Just south of the Virginia line. Smartweed started blooming early this year. (June). You can smell the honey in the hives. I stopped feeding bees two years ago so they are probably more motivated to...
  7. Thread: tf queens

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    Re: tf queens

    I am 7 years treatment free. I would suggest Johnny Thompson. Do not know if he is sold out yet or not but it is worth a try. He has Jeff Harris queens. 1-601-562-0701. Good luck and I hope this...
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    Re: I need to move a hive...

    I would not move that hive until they are queenright again. Those queen cells can be sensitive at certain stages. As far as moving them at night you really cut down on dead bees since it is not as...
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    Re: Moving hives 25 yards.

    If its hot do not leave them sealed up for long or you will have alot of dead bees. Place the hives on a pallet and strap the hive together. Seal them up at night. Next day first thing move the hives...
  10. Re: when to freeze medium supers and moth larva cycle -

    After freezing them at least 72 hours put them in space bags if you do not want to treat. You do not have to vacuum the air out. This works for me. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Secret to hive beetle treatment

    You can also use migratory tops on your hives instead of telescoping tops and inner covers. With that and full sun your problem with shb should be solved. Hope this helps.
  12. Thread: Moving a hive

    by J.Lee
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    Re: Moving a hive

    Put the hive on a pallet so you can use a hand truck. Seal them up at night. If it is hot I only leave them sealed up a few hours but no more than six or eight hours in nice weather. Move them...
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    Re: Trying Something Different

    I use frames from brushy mountain. I use eight frames in ten frame medium supers with 5.1 foundation and have no problems. Using eight frames in ten frame supers I do not have to use a cappings...
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    Re: Swarms showed up?

    Yes apiaries do attract bees. You should move those empty supers at least a hundred yards or so away to avoid setting off robbing. That might explain the behavior. Yes, marking queens can be helpful...
  15. Re: I'm interested in expanding but not sure how to split

    Alot of the honey they are storing is from the sugar water. Oldest trick in the book or one of them at least. Know of beeks that feed sugar water to make lots of honey and then sell it. It has no or...
  16. Re: I'm interested in expanding but not sure how to split

    Amen!
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    Re: Feral stock not as advertized

    Beepro, from personal experience, the meanest VSH bees are nothing compared to AHB. I run 100% VSH bees except for captured swarms and they are quite calm when working with them. Do not get me wrong,...
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    Re: Feral stock not as advertized

    Good post DaisyNJ. Six years of experience tells me most of this is right. I run all VSH bees of various makes and models so to speak except for captured swarms. I would say supersedure happens even...
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    Re: Looking for VSH queen in Atlanta

    Broke-T apiaries is run by Johnny Thompson. His phone number is 1-601-562-0701. V.P. Queens Italians is what I have had the best results with. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Australian beekeeper first time on Beesourse

    Good luck on that transition and welcome to the forum. I use to party with lots of Aussies in the Philippines back in the early 1990s. Miss that side of the world. Good luck with your bees.
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    Re: Dumb question to swarming ?! , please help.

    Hi Sibylle, I have never seen bees swarm when there are no drones around. The bees most certainly do not have a set date in which they swarm. Swarm season changes by a few weeks every year where I am...
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    Re: How Soon to Super?????

    Hi Poppy1, I am a few counties to the east of you in North Carolina. We have talked before about other things. Supers went on on March 30th. Nectar flow is on. Wax is being drawn and honey is coming...
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    Re: Queen suggestions

    Thumbs up for Johnny Thompson at Broke T Queens. I recommend V.P. Queens Allegro.
  24. Thread: Nicot 101

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    Re: Nicot 101

    Some beekeepers have told me that there is a high rate of superseding the queen after using the Nicot method of queen rearing. Has anyone else seen that occur in their bees.
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    Re: queen and colony evaluation

    "Given your goal of "treatment free at all costs", my advice would be to except the costs ( bit hot, swarmy, low harvest, etc) till you have built up stock and achieved your goal. Till then the only...
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