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  1. Re: 16 grafted, 7 accepted, 3 emerged, virgin introduction rejectedů

    I hatch out virgins into roller cages.When they are fresh hatched like hours old I have no problems.Now if they get a day old and older not so good.Older virgins go into jzbz cages and are freed...
  2. Thread: B402/Certan

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    Re: B402/Certan

    B402 is nothing but Bta.Look at the MSDS.
  3. Re: super placement question post harvest & during dearth

    Let the bees clean them.Spray them with Bt and store them.Bt will keep your wax worms killed off.Non toxic also.
  4. Re: Introducing emerged virgin queens in mating nucs.

    I have found the same.Fresh hatched just let the virgins just walk right in and all is well.If over a day or two old it doesnt work well for me.Older virgins I cage for a couple days and then open...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I dont have much of a problem with bees stinging my hands if I smoke my hands and arms.Where I get most all of my stings come from mashing bees with my hands.
  6. Thread: Birds

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    Re: Birds

    Could your birds be Tanagers.The females can look similar to sparrows.They visit my house everyday to get a belly full of bees.There is over 50 hives so I am not losing a lot of bees.I will be having...
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    Re: Absconded give and mysterious stains

    I am not saying it is but it looks like it was lying on its side during a rain storm and the dirt and pine straw has stuck to it.
  8. Thread: Dragonflies

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    Re: Dragonflies

    I am about 20 miles from Greg and I have only seen 1 this year so far but those little tarringer birds are getting their bellies full of bees.I have about 50 some odd hives and nucs here so a couple...
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    Re: Paint on interior surfaces of hive

    For 40 years I have painted bottoms and some I didnt paint because of a lack of time and needed then pretty quick.Years ago I have even painted the insides.One old guy that had a large number of...
  10. Re: hive not healthy; how to diagnose? Are there any labs doing diagnostic testing?

    Where is your honey or syrup.They look like they may be starving also.
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    I have been buying from Mann Lake and pretty good service even since the virus has had a effect on them.One order was shipped to me but my card was never billed.I finally got a letter from them and...
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    I dont think its as much people wanting to get into hobby beekeeping as its more like people are a little insecure as to where their food sources will come from in the future.A guy who owns a feed...
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    I placed an order with Dadant and then two orders with Mann Lake an have gotten both from Mann Lake and not a word from Dadant.
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    Somebody is there working.I got one order last week and tracking numbers this afternoon on my other order.
  15. Re: Neighbor contesting our beekeeping permit - advice for the upcoming hearing?

    "Maybe put the "empty hives" out now and say yea the bees are here, see what shakes loose. they will claim to have been harmed by your bees and in front of someone compitant you can state the hives...
  16. Re: Virgin Queens: Tips and tricks for introduction/banking...

    I put them in cages in a queenless hive if I have extras and the bees take good care of them until I can make a spot for them.I have kept them up to a week that way.
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    Re: master grafting tool

    I had a Master Grafting tool several years ago and loved it but some people I rented the other house to got into my stuff and trashed a lot of my stuff.I would prefer a master grafter over the...
  18. Re: Virgin Queens: Tips and tricks for introduction/banking...

    I just turn fresh hatched virgins right into my two frame mating nucs and the bees dont bother them.Now if they are a few days old bees dont bother them either but in a few days later they are gone...
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    Re: Where can I find a Beeline box?

    No marking or timing.I just shot a line with my transit compass and went after them.It didnt take long to find them.Toting everything into the woods and felling the trees,cut out and toting...
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    Re: Where can I find a Beeline box?

    I started out beelining for my first bees 40 years ago. only a plate with a little honey on it,a transit compass,a little can with some bees wax and a little dab of honey in it and a propane torch....
  21. Re: Rookie direct release....gonna drive me nuts.

    Almost 40 years ago I ordered 10 packages and went to install them that afternoon.The place I had ordered from told me to install the bees and then just pull the cork and direct release her. I got...
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    Re: Giving queens names

    Well I cant recognize faces or remember names any more so dont even try.
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    Re: African genetics

    I kill out aggressive hives also.I dont even attempt to requeen because the longer they are alive the more chances those drones will mate with my new queens and I dont want any of those...
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    I someone wants to help me with my bees I will let them have a few stings for free!!!!
  25. Re: Speaking of PPE, Harbor Freight nitrile gloves

    I never thought of it until your comment.More people put their hands on the gas pump shopping carts than anything else.
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