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    Re: Global Warming

    You make too much sense :)
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    $7.19
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    Re: Requeening in Fall

    I ordered 1 ohb saskatraz queen for the big hive, will see what happens with the cells, before I shake em out, or combine.
  4. Re: New Dadant smoker where have you been all my life?

    make sure the nuts are tight, all mine are falling out, it's only 2 months old.
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    Requeening in Fall

    I have one queenless hive, is it too late to introduce a mated queen? can still order them at Oliveraz honey bees

    is it too late to replace some mean queens while I'm at it?

    I have a nuc with a...
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    Re: Saskatraz queens laying eggs

    I'm having same trouble, out of 9 Saskatraz hives, only one is showing no eggs or anything, stick a frame with eggs in there and see if they make a cell maybe, me I'm ordering a new queen if the...
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    Re: Elbow Entrance

    Saw this a couple days ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFwYNqjdUIg
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    Re: Saskataz Queens and bees

    They may all originate there, Lappe's sells them, but why buy them from there like my friend did? they are in the cages for who knows how long, and then they ship by usps, OHB sends them next day...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    pic #5 looks like the ones I saw in my hives.
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    just honey in them, they sag down with the weight, when it's hot, and the middle bulges out, and stretches all the cells huge, may get a picture next week.
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    Re: tiny swarm

    I finally went through them all, and only 3 looked queenless, I just left the last swarm in the nuc, will check that last queenless looking one next week. 2 of them must have superseded, may be...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I had alot of bettercomb melt and sag, made huge cells. I had formic pro on em for 2 weeks with bottom boards installed, it has been 90+ here lately. I just received another box of it, doubt I buy...
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    Re: tiny swarm

    Yeah, I thought of that, but all the other hives are full of brood, and if there was no queen that colony is dead, and those tiny nucs are more than likely dead, so at least I know there's a queen in...
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    Re: tiny swarm

    I found another queenless hive, and added one of the tiny swarm queens
    made a video:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRtwzFzIRVk
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    I think it is 20% and 80% under the cappings, and OAV should not be used with honey supers.
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    Re: tiny swarm

    I found the hive the marked queen came from, it was slammed full of bees, but not an egg, larvea, or capped brood in the whole thing.
    I tried to combine with newspaper, I think the queen flew out...
  17. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    That's how the killer bees got started, some guy took off all the queen excluders on the entrances and they took off out into the wild:)
    Someone said they can fit through when their skinny, but I...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I believe it's back in stock, I got a shipment of it coming Wednesday:)
  19. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    What if you just kept a queen excluder over the entrance?
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    Re: tiny swarm

    It's **** hot, and the screened bottoms are closed, 2 1/2 days to go on the formic pro, most of the hives are pretty high population. I have jars of sugar syrup honey in there , and made some ultra...
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    Re: tiny swarm

    yes, 11 of the 12 hives are marked, Must be supersecdures or coming from somewhere else, can't tell till the 14 day Formic is over, last time I'm doing that, I got a Provap 110 from now on.

    Here's...
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    Re: tiny swarm

    I caught another one, unmarked queen, and alot bigger swarm, was on the back of one of the hives.
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    Re: tiny swarm

    There's a marked queen in the tiny swarm, what's in the big hive I wonder? I can't look until Tuesday:s
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    Re: tiny swarm

    I've caught another tiny swarm in my yard, with a marked queen, must be mine. I'm leaving her in the queen clip in a med drawn frame nucbox, with sugar feed, and about 500-1000 bees for now. I can't...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

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    I just finished all my feeder rims, with an upper entrance, I plan to fill em with sugar/queen candy/ or fondant with winter pollen patty
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