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    Re: amount of brood in a deep nuc

    You might check their advertising, web site or Facebook page to see whether they state what buyers can expect. I tell customers to expect three full frames of brood (both sides)...and that is what I...
  2. Re: Removing capped frames to control colony size?

    It sounds as if you are equating colony size with aggressiveness; it ain't necessarily so. Removing 'a few' frames of
    capped brood would be unlikely to have any effect on aggressiveness.
    If you...
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    Re: Hello from New York

    Welcome. You are commencing a wonderful journey. Your next task, like tomorrow, should be to give the bees a single Apivar strip to control varroa. As there are no sealed brood, you can remove and...
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    Re: OA Vapor & Dribble brood mortality

    That is why I use the dribble in December. No brood in upstate NY. I like to use on a very cold day, 20 degrees or colder, and have never had any noticeable negative effects on bees.
  5. Re: Walk away split timing in central MA

    I'd say it is too early right now. Wait until dandelions are in full bloom.
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    Re: Should I split? Will it work?

    Scott, it would help if you could tell us where you are?
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    Re: New York

    Sure, it's too early. But if you have the time, why not?
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    Re: Overwintered Nucs (M.P. style)

    As Michael said, syrup. Once you start keep feeding until dandelions bloom. Seeing pollen coming in almost certainly means there is some brood. Put in full size hives when it warms up some. No...
  9. Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    You should consider Latshaw queens before making a final decision.
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    Re: Single brood box?

    Jack is completely is all in the math and management.
    I happen to think that two deeps as a brood nest is way to much room and is a major part of the reason so many new beekeepers fail. ...
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    Re: Ceracell hive top feeders

    Where is the best place to buy the 5-frame Cera
    cell nuc feeders?
  12. Re: Is Creamed Honey Starter "Special"

    Like you, for my first batches of creamed honey, I used a commercial product as seed. After that first year, I just set aside a few 5 lbs. batches of my own for the next year's seed. The key to...
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    Re: Queen banking

    The queen of the colony is caged because that is thought to encourage the workers to feed all the queens in the cages. I have no real idea if that is necessary.

    I have often kept caged queens in...
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    Re: Queen banking

    Hi Jack,

    Either size queen cage works well, one just has to adjust the inserted bar to fit. I've also used plastic cages. The challenge there is to squeeze them close together so they don't fall...
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    Re: Queen banking

    I learned a simple way to construct a bank many years ago. I think from Sue Cobey. I use it every year and have no difficulty keeping queens for as long as 4-6 weeks and having them do well after...
  16. Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    What is the reason for queen wing clipping?

    I believe it was originally conceived as a means of controlling swarming. If the queen's wing is clipped she can't follow the bees into the trees, and...
  17. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    "There are no dumb questions...only dumb answers".

    Either method suggested up until now will work, but on balance I'd go with buying the 8-frame deeps. Buy two, one for each hive. Your brood...
  18. Re: what to do with comb exposed to mothball treatment?

    I've done the same as MY-smokepole, with the same success.
  19. Re: Anyone ever tried this patty recipe?

    FWIW, Hackenberg is pretty reliable. I can't otherwise comment as I can't read the image and it will not print.
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    Re: WNY Welcome

    MikeBalst1...where in New York are you?
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    Re: WNY Welcome

    Welcome to Bee Source. You are in an extremely productive area for honey, thus lots of very knowledgeable beekeepers. Look into Chatauqua County Beekeepers and Western NY Honey Producers.
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    Re: Carl Killion's Honey in the Comb

    I consider Carl Killion's book together with Taylor's The Comb Honey Book, the two must have books for those interested in or wanting to produce comb honey.
  23. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    This sounds like a great bargain, BUT the key is mite control. If the hive has not been properly treated for mites, and the bees die in the winter, you will have gone from a great bargain to a so-so...
  24. Harmful to feed bees melter honey?l

    I use a Maxant Wax Melter to refine my beeswax. Of course, this produces a fair amount of 'melter honey'. I've always thrown it out as I have plenty of excellent extracted honey for my needs and to...
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    2019 New York Clover Honey

    Just extracted. Raw, Unfiltered, Unheated. $185.00 60 pound bucket, pick up in Schenectady NY. Please text 518-573-8246 or email [email protected]
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