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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    Thanks JWPalmer. I should probably wake up and pay more attention.
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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    I have enjoyed this, it has been interesting and informative. Maybe the Moderators will begin a new forum titled "History" or "Nostalgia" or some appropriate term. It is important to know the...
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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    Mr. Google tells me that the average family income in '49 was $3100. Pretty lucrative business that gets you twice the average income. So each hive averaged $6.50...what a pound of honey costs...
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    Wasn't yesterday THE first post by hfrysinger who found the receipt in his attic?
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    So how many values do you need hfrysinger before you give us the answer. I'll go in at $5.00
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    Re: Expertise needed

    If she is not a virgin how old is she? On inspection did you see any queen cells? What kind of a split did you make and where is the other queen or was it a walk away split and you are still waiting...
  7. Re: How to stop ants climbing up the hive stand?

    Tanglefoot works great but you have to put it where the bees won't get stuck to it.
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    Re: new package bees aggression

    A bee's alarm pheromone smells like bananas. If you had eaten a banana anytime that day and still had the smell on you it would have triggered an alarm response. If not a banana, then after the...
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    Re: new package bees aggression

    Had you recently eaten a banana?
  10. Treating packages with oxalic acid before placing in a hive

    The last few years when I have to purchase packages to keep the yard going I have done a vaporization treatment with OA the day before I hive them. Does anyone else do this?
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    Re: Asking price for 4 frame deep nuc ???

    I paid $140 this year for 4 frame nucs, seemed a little pricey since i paid $120 five years ago for a 10 frame.
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    Re: Too late for nucs?

    They were supposed to be survivor stock that had overwintered successfully here in Ohio. A Carniolan that was also successfully laying was to be the queen. I have been thinking about splitting a...
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    Too late for nucs?

    Just from what I read here most of you that ordered nucs last year for this spring have received them. The guy I bought mine from says they are still not ready yet. What? Am I being too...
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    Re: Idiot.

    Maybe it was a drone you chomped on.
  15. Re: Old pine shelves, painted both sides, for hive boxes?

    Have you seen some of the places where bees take up residence? Old gas tanks, discarded refrigerators,you name it, I don't think a little paint will hurt them. But if it were me, I would remove the...
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    Re: Size of bellows nuts for Dadant smoker

    If you need to find hardware that you can't find anywhere else, McMaster Carr is the place to go.
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    Re: What is it?

    It's wild ageratum
  18. Re: US source for 100Ál and 50Ál capillary tubes

    Fisher Scientific , Amazon, Thomas Scientific, and VWR scientific all have capillary tubes. Just curious, why do you want them?
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    Re: Easy to close entrance

    These work pretty well.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/METAL-ENTRANCE-REDUCER-MOUSE-GUARD-beekeeping-HONEY-BEES-hives-/262592315850?hash=item3d23b8c1ca:g:sBEAAOSwGIRXaWkM
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    Re: Problem with vacuumed bees (sticky)

    Taste one and see if it's sweet or kinda piney. That would be the definitive test. For best results taste a drone....for obvious reasons.
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    Re: Possibly ripped off by Waldo Ohio Apiaries

    I have gotten bees from them before and it seemed somewhat organized. I am surprised to hear that they just left everyone hanging.
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    Re: Hive beetle treatment

    Don't you trap about as many bees as you do hive beetles?
  23. Re: Splits with a chilly weekend coming up? To wait or to act?

    There are plenty of drones in this area. I think your big question is, are the nights going to be so cool that you have to worry about chilled brood and do you have enough nurse bees in the split to...
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    Re: what pollen is this?

    Are dandelions in bloom?
  25. Re: Will 2, 5 frame nucs, fit over a 10 frame hive body

    You can put the frames from your two 5 frame nucs in a 10 frame box and it will fit great.
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