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    Re: How soon can I introduce new queen

    the bees know they have no queen fast like 40 minutes at the most. you can put a caged queen in right away, an hour is better. the traditional answer was 24 hours. at one day the bees probably...
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    Re: Dirty Sugar

    if it has brown or dark sugar mixed in, use it up when it will not be used for winter stores. i would not buy this stuff again.
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    Re: New fight against the mite?

    big "IF", not likely to work out, side effects?
    if it does work by some small chance??
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    an easy call for me to make."thanx but i am to busy right now" of course it was -16f when i got home last night, might be different if i lived down south
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    Re: Ebay Extractors?

    i like the vivo electric a lot. i had a plastic hand crank one before, mann lake brand. if you get into some thick honey on less than a 90 degree day you will think your arm is going to fall off. the...
  6. Re: Costco 100% Raw unfiltered honey for $2.98 lb

    this sounds not related but it is. i bought a pair of work shoes at walmart. the style used to be made in china. they are identical and marked and labeled "made in vietnam". the box is labeled...
  7. Re: Costco 100% Raw unfiltered honey for $2.98 lb

    a lot of products are trans-shipped. product of argentina blend sounds better than product of china thru vietnam. product of usa sounds even better. some one is fraudulent or is shutting their eyes...
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    Re: How hard is this going to 'bee'?

    the advise above is way better than on a lot of internet threads. if you want to get started do it. do not be surprised by challenges, there will be some, expect both good and bad, but just do...
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    Re: Bee genes questions?

    the color has little to do with what you actually have. back when the strains were introduced there were were some typical colors. after a bunch of generations with queens mating with 15 or 20 drones...
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    Re: Super Size?

    personal preference, it is up to you. deeps give you the lowest cost per square inch of comb. being able to use this years supers as brood boxes is a big plus. having less total frames to handle is a...
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    Re: XXXL nitrile gloves?

    i have not tried them with bees yet, i got some "grease gloves" they are nylon woven knit with black silicon palms cast on them. they will not be at all string proof on the back. but there will not...
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    Re: Did my queen pass out?

    a very interesting thread. as opposed to i got my bees a week ago and want to know how to treat for mites 3 times in the next 10 days. [ no mention of actual mite counts]...
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    Re: chalked brood in new split

    chalk brood is a bee disease. it is associated with cool damp weather and a poor honey flow. it will almost always clear up as conditions improve. it is not uncommon to see some sack brood disease at...
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    it must be true i read on the internet......
    right here on this post.
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    Re: Your favorite queen supplier

    i like lappe's bee supply. 3 or more ship free. the queens are oliverez and they ship from 1/2 way across the country closer. no one is better at getting them out the door on the day you want. they...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    beterbee in ny sells acorn foundation, betterbee also owns humble-abodes in maine the large woodenware mfg.
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    i never saw a hollow tree with a screened bottom. i assume this means bees did ok for a few million years without screened bottom boards.
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    Re: Hive density in an urban environment?

    it all depends on how many busy china restrants with active dumpsters. sounds silly but this is a major urban nectar [of sorts] source.
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    Re: What to except.

    totally accurate, within a so called race there can be a lot of variation. breeders have been known to exaggerate a lot. buyer beware.
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    Re: My bees have kidnapped my backyard!

    it is time to order some queens before you supply drones to the neighborhood.
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    i got three to try last summer , one was really runny [the whole colony]. the other 2 got stolen nuc boxes and all while i was at a bee meeting. i am not sure if i need more of this. i know less than...
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    Re: Genetic Diversity

    keeping the genes in different yards sounds good , this is not how it works. the big BUT is, virgin queens do not mate any or at most a tiny bit with drones from their own colony or their own yard....
  23. Re: Massive early-Fall die-off in a single hive - cause?

    exactly..... also.some virus problems do not involve mites, this is a virus problem of some sort.
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    Re: Too late to treat? In Michigan

    if there is little or no brood [fall brood shut-down] then one OAV treatment is plenty. there is some indications that a lot of oxalic acid is not the best for queens under all conditions. i got this...
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    Re: Cranky old man thread

    i was passing gas the same time this morning that i was coughing and sneezing, it is going to be a grumpy day at best.
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