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  1. Re: Efficacy of inducing supercedure

    I am curious as to why you want to do this?
    Do you think that the "local queen" will be better? Because it sounds like you want to have your new package make a new queen.
    How would this be...
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    Re: How to maximize early season egg-laying?

    The other important thing is to kill the mites and other pest and keep their numbers as low as possible.
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    Re: nuc plans from Advantech

    He makes his 10.25 inches tall. isnt standard 9 5/8. Standard makes a lot more sence with a sheet of ply. If you want a little more depth for the bottom nuc put a shim on the bottom board. ...
  4. Thread: feeders

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    Re: feeders

    It looks like that is a yes!
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    Re: supersedure from package install

    While it is good to be prepared for problems don't go borrowing problems! Give them sugar water and pollen sub and leave them alone for at least a week. If you can get your hands on a frame with...
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    Re: Winter nuc feeding

    Sugar is cheap but not are not. Feed them on a nice day as soon as possible.
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    Re: Walt Wright Swarm Control

    1. As soon as the bees start bringing in the food they will replace the honey band. So if they don't want to move up pat it put a frame of brood up there and the nurse bees will follow it up. So...
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    Re: swarm prevention question

    I am certainly not an expert. But here is my opinion. Bees (nuc's and packages) are expensive but sugar is cheap. I keep sugar on top of my hive all winter. If any of my hives has extra frames of...
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    Re: fly back split questions

    A flyback split will not adversly impact your honey production at all as long as you time it right. However if you time it badly you may not get any harvestal honey. How well do you knoiw your local...
  10. Thread: F550 question

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    Re: F550 question

    In a lot of cases, the engine is more expensive than buying a running truck and pulling the engine. Of course, it takes time to pull the engine.
  11. Thread: Spring Splits?

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    Re: Spring Splits?

    Leave your hive at full strength for maximum honey production. Buy a couple of nucs and leave them in the nuc boxes.feed the nucs all year and split them once or twice.
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    Re: Feeding bees pollen substitute patties

    I am about 200 miles south of you. Last year I didn't start feeding untill mid march and it was to late. Others in my area started earlier and my bees never caught up to theirs. I have been trying...
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    Re: Beehive Distance For Newbies

    I keep 7 hives about 150 feet from my house.
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    Re: Blackhat's First Year Plan

    If you are going to split aggressively you need a good supply of laying queens. Yes that meens buying laying queens. Alowing them to make their own queens waste to much of the good weather build up...
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    Re: Mann Lake ProVent Jackets hoods awkward ?

    Where the rubber meets the road is I am getting tired of getting stung in the head. I have had that happen enough that i am that I gave up on my hat and veil and bought the jacket.
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    Re: Spring Feeding In PNW

    Sugar is not going to kick them into high gear for raising brood. The bees need protien for that. So pollen or pollen sub. Once you give them pollen sub you have to keep at it until there is...
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    Mann Lake ProVent Jackets hoods awkward ?

    I just bought the Mann Lake ProVent Jacket because of the recent sale. The hood seems very awkward to me. I quickly realized that to keep the screen off my chin I was going to have to wear a brimed...
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    Re: Can I split into a 10 frame deep?

    How is your weather? How many frames of bees are thinking about moving over? If it is warm and you have a flow going on they will quickly fill the 10 frame deep. On the other hand if is is cold or...
  19. Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    So my wife found this one. A guy was giving away end pieces of 2x6. I was thinking 6 inches to a foot each. But no this guy was throwing away pices from 2 foot to 4 foot each. She came home with...
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    Re: How many Hives needed for sustainable apiary?

    Without knowing your average overwinter losses I would say 7 hives. But lets assume a large overwinter loss of 50% that is 3.5 hives. 4 hives is 57%. So even if you loose 4 hives you can do a...
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    Re: Looking for BeeBee tree seed

    I found some on amazon.
  22. Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    This is not on the scale of some of you but....
    I just got 2 sheets of 3/4 mdf and 72 board feet of 1*8 and some 2*4's for $10. If I don't screw up I will have 12 medium supers. Also a table top...
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    Re: Bee shop in progress

    I live just down the road from grizzly and so I went to thier showroom to pick out my saw.
    You can find out how to use your saw for just about anything on the new yanke videos on the net.
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Hell (Western Washington)

    I have been experimenting with traps. I have killed a couple of thousand yellowjackets this week. You would never know it looking at the traps. I am having good luck with 1 to 1 sugar water with a...
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    Re: buying nucs or established colonies?

    How old are the boxes?
    How old are the frames?
    If you are going to buy used you had better know what you are looking at as not everyone is as honest as they should be.

    When I sell whole hives it...
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