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    Re: Your favorite queen supplier?

    You might try C. F. Koehnen. They started in 1907.

    https://www.koehnen.com/queens

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Please Help ID This Flying Insect

    This URL might help:
    ...
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    Re: Temporary bear fence

    Consider adding a 2nd ground AKA a dual ground using 1" or 2" opening chicken wire 3'-4' around your perimeter and keep the grounding rod wet as well as the steel posts.

    The ABC & XYZ of...
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    Re: 30 days post package all is NOT well

    Photo # 2 looks like capped drone cells.
    If you bought 3 pound package bees your population is really low.

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Nuc had 4 super and 1 med frame

    That medium might have a purpose as IPM tool.
    Let the bees make drone comb on the bottom bar, cut off drone brood with V. mites and freeze or feed to chickens
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: 2-4--D and Honey bees

    This may help you:

    http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/24d-captan/24d-ext.html

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Equipment For Making Bee packages

    A lot of the filling funnels are made in local sheet metal shops. The are plans for wooden ware on the internet.
    I made one last year using a traffic cone with the top cut off so that it would fit...
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    Re: Feeling a bit let down and a fool

    No such thing as a free lunch.
    Charge him consultation fees!

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Vintage Beekeeping photos

    You might enjoy these photos,
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    Re: More poo-poo for our bees...

    Salt research: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/219/6/790


    Honey Bee Nutrition
    http://www.beeccdcap.uga.edu/documents/caparticle10.html

    Jointly published in the American Bee Journal and in...
  11. Thread: CA Mini Cages

    by BEES4U
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    Re: CA Mini Cages

    You can check out this URL: https://www.koehnen.com/products
    I do not add attendant bees.
    Save the tubes for later use.
    Regards,
    Ernie @ BEES4U2.
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    Re: Constant mite removal management

    The fast results are finally in. The removed cap broods in smaller patches have zero mites that I can see.
    Does this mean that you are doing just a visual mite check?

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Help with OA dribble mixture

    I did a search using this web sites search located in the upper right side of the page which is just above advanced search.
    Results are numerous:
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    Re: learning Hard lesson today mite collapse

    They do show some mites. How did you determine that they have some mites?
    Just curious,
    Ernie
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    40 to 60 inches is a lot more than our mere 8 last rain season and our 12.5 which has not been possible with an 8 year drought.
    I am thinking of moving for more rain.
    An area of high precipitation...
  16. Thread: Sugar what?

    by BEES4U
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    Re: Sugar what?

    This web site may be helpful:

    http://www.beverlybees.com/i-want-candy-so-lets-make-a-candyboard-for-winter-feeding/

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    1st good luck in your project.

    Can you provide information on your queen stock or genetics?
    How close is your nearest apiary?
    Is your annual precipitation over 20 plus inches?
    What pesticides...
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    Re: I can only buy 1 pack of Apivar from Mann Lake

    This is what you need:
    Operator Identification Number 56-14-56P1835
    Permit Number 56P1835
    Expires on 12/31/2016
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Amitraz patties?

    Do you have more details of the material?
    Ernie
  20. Re: para-moth: will it kill existing wax moths / larva?

    Clay,

    Try this product:
    https://www.valent.com/agriculture/products/xentari/

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: HELP!!!!!! How to make grease patties

    There are many ways to make this patty:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cTUJhIThzc


    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Rectangle metal cans for feeding

    Koehnen in Ord Bend West of Chico may sell you some if you get your order in early.
    Regards,
    Ernie
  23. Re: Do you find that open feeders end up with a lot of dead bees?

    Open feeding spreads diseases, hives that need weight get much less syrup than the strong hives.

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Late fall feeding recipe

    2 parts dry sugar to 1 part hot water by weight.
    or, 2 lbs. dry sugar to 1 lb. hot water by weight.
    Regards,
    Ernie
  25. Re: Create a horizontal hive from deeps (hive bodies)?

    You might want to look up an inverted "T" arrangement in The ABC & XYZ of beekeeping book.
    If you cut down a full depth hive body or nuc save the rim for other applications.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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