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    Re: why doesn't swarm fully enter the bait box?

    Sometimes if the sent is to much they will build under the swarm box out in the open. I have found that one end of a Q-tip dipped in the lure is all that is needed for bait and it will last for at...
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    Gray goose: Judging by the way the queen is laying it is going to be a Superseder. I have more grafted queen cells that will be ready this weekend so I am going to go ahead and just break this hive...
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    I just went into a 5 over 5 today and found 2 capped queen cells in the bottom box and a laying queen in the top box. so I put a queen excluder in between the 2 boxes leaving the cells on bottom. i...
  4. Re: Anyone use (modified) dcoats plans for full size boxes?

    I had some extra osb laying around this winter so I built 8 of them, can not say how good they will hold up yet. I will find out this spring.
  5. Thread: Carni queens

    by GregH
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    Carni queens

    I am thinking about trying some carniolan queens this year, who carries a good line of carniolans.
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    Re: Caged queen killed

    I thought the same thing JW I have checked the new queen several times to day and they are not showing any aggression toward this new queen
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    Caged queen killed

    I had a nuc go queen less so I decided to combine it with a smaller nuc that was queen right. I thought I was doing right so I caged the queen in the smaller nuc and then did a newspaper combine 2...
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    Soybean meal in pollen patties

    I have a chance to get some soybean meal, and was just wanting to know if it can bee added to a pollen patty using ultra bee, or would that be a bad ideal
  9. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    It is like people complaining about GMO plants, they do not realize that it takes a lot more herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to produce a crop of non GMO than it does to produce a GMO crop....
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    Re: nuc abscond question

    Our weather is calling for over 100 several days this week. So these girls will be going in the shade. I put a frame of open larva in the new box with them so they should stay. Thanks for the replys
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    nuc abscond question

    I made up a nuc about 2 months ago, checked on the queen shortly after making the nuc and everything was ok. Walked by the nuc yesterday late in the afternoon and saw that there were not many bees...
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    Where these bees were they had plenty of places to find a tree cavity. So I can not under stand why they would choose to do what they did.
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    Who ships queen cells

    I am in need of 10 or so queen cells, does anyone still ship them.
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    Yes we in the south have plenty of bees. And once people find that you keep bees you will get calls from everybody wanting you to come remove them from there house or a tree in there yard. I get the...
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    Pollen patty drying out

    Is there any thing that can bee added to pollen patties to keep them moist longer. I am adding vegetable oil to the patties but they still dry out pretty fast.
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    They should make it thru the winter, We still have plenty of time and I will feed them good, If I see they need some help I will give them a frame of brood from another hive.
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    Found an open air hive today.

    A buddy I work with called me today to tell me that he was stuck and ask if I would come pull him out. ( He was not stuck he was buried ) He said that he was about 1.5 miles down an old road and that...
  18. Thread: nuc

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    Re: nuc

    I would go get them and feed them good. You should not have any trouble getting them thru winter. I will be making more 5 frame splits next week and will take them thru winter. You will have to feed...
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    Re: Where to buy bulk sugar?

    Walmart here is 11.46 for 25 pounds, 75 miles down the road Walmart has it for 7.60 for the same 25 pound bag
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    Re: Bucket feeders in a dearth

    I am running a bunch of 5 frame nucs and have always used hive top feeders. But I am running out of feeders so I need to order some more, I am debating weather to order bucket feeders or frame...
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    Bucket feeders in a dearth

    Will bucket feeders on top of a hive cause robbing in a dearth.
  22. Re: I had to have missed one! Please check my math.

    Made 2 cell builders in one week,Went into the donor hives and found the marked queens, moved them each to a nuc. I waited a day and then grafted. went back in the starter hives 2 days later to check...
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    Re: 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    1st thing I would find out is if they are going to let the hemp flower. A lot of the Hemp they do not want it to flower or set seed. on a side note what kind of man power is needed to raise 2000...
  24. Thread: What to plant

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    Re: What to plant

    Buckwheat is great for bees, but if you plant it in your garden next spring when you plant your garden you will have a lot of new buckwheat to contend with
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    Re: Oxalic Acid not available in stores?

    All True Value stores in my area carry it
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