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  1. I think if the Bee Health Guru dropped the Guru...

    I think if the Bee Health Guru dropped the Guru part which at least in my opinion has a junk science connotation. And if they explained that they have no real data yet but are hopeful with beekeeper...
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    If you’re hives are full of bees then I would...

    If you’re hives are full of bees then I would split now, I’ve seen a few queen cells in my hives. If the weather is going to get nice before you make it back bees may be gone. If it’s supposed to...
  3. Due to weather and work I will be banking a batch...

    Due to weather and work I will be banking a batch of queens today. I have not had much luck in the past introducing virgins but will give this method a try. It was interesting that the study also...
  4. What ws was the purpose of the 2 extra pallets...

    What ws was the purpose of the 2 extra pallets under the bees? In case of flooding??
  5. GregV said: Original Post This is not about...

    GregV said:
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    This is not about daily weather swings.
    This is about consistent trends like this one: Melting glaciers in Arctic reveal land hidden for 40,000 years
    ...
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    That’s just another reason for stronger boarders....

    That’s just another reason for stronger boarders. If we could keep those drugs out it would be less of a drain on our society, and less power for the cartels. If they’re politcal leaders were not...
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    Re: Review of the Lyson Manual Steam Uncapper

    I picked up a 60 frame Dadant a couple years ago, uncapping with a hot knife is getting old.
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    Re: Review of the Lyson Manual Steam Uncapper

    Itís been a couple years, is it still plugging away? Anything breaking or wearing out? Trying to decide if I need a clarifier and pump more than an uncapper this year. Easy answer is buy both but...
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    Re: Beekeeping Survey

    Done, good luck.
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    Re: Queen Rearing Question

    I use a queenrite starter/finisher. Put the queen in the bottom deep, put on a queen excluder, in the second deep have a pollen frame and 2-3 frames of open brood centered in the box, insert your...
  11. Re: 2018 Blue Diamond Almond Bloom Progress Report

    To prevent starvation in the bad years how heavy, or how much feed do you like to see on your hives when you drop them off?
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    Re: One ton truck and DOT regulations?

    Thanks guys, between the DOT regulations and my small payload I decided to stay home this year. My truck is an 01 diesel and I believe is also an 01 model year (the marking on the valve cover was...
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    One ton truck and DOT regulations?

    I am looking at taking a small load of bees to California for almonds, coming from southeast WA. I only have about 35 hives strong enough, this number barely makes the trip worth it but I have had...
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    Internal filter basket

    Anyone use these, they are designed to go inside your bottler. Both Mann lake and Maxant sell them. I've searched for reviews but haven't found much on them.
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    Re: Epipen questions

    My guess is that the pharmacy can't replace with the name brand because none are available, when a drug is recalled supply is usually pretty short for a while.
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    Re: Introducing virgin queen to nuc.

    Introduced 9 queens yesterday nucs were queenless overnight. I placed the queen cage on the top bars and left for 5 minutes to judge reaction of bees. Some cages were covered with bees and some...
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    Re: Introducing virgin queen to nuc.

    I watched his videos a couple years ago and tried his method (which is nothing just direct release the virgin). I had 6 out of 10 balled and killed. Maybe my nucs weren't queenless long enough, or...
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    Introducing virgin queen to nuc.

    What is the best way to introduce virgins to a nuc. Nuc will be 4 deep frames. I usually use cells a day before emergence but will not be able to make nucs up until after queens emerge. I tried...
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    Min. Temp to avoid chilled brood

    Spring has been colder and wetter than normal here this year. What is the min. Temp. for a thorough hive inspection without risk of chilling brood? In a the past I've used 70f as a guide. Can I...
  20. Re: General MIlls offers free flower seeds for bees

    If they really wanted to help bees they would pay more for and use more US honey.
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    Re: Potential land for hives..

    I would find private land close to this area make a deal with the landowner and leave the government out of it. You would have the same or similar foraging area without all the red tape.
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    Re: Swarm Prevention by not splitting

    He is not in our country, think north and listen to his accent. 😀 He did mention they were late in catching the overcrowded hive and expected swarm cells there.
    As far as using one brood box I...
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    Re: Swarm Prevention by not splitting

    I would also think that having a more compact brood nest would concentrate the queen pheromones which would inhibit queen cells to some degree.
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    Re: Building pallets

    Just cut my plywood to 32 inches yesterday, 3 pallets from one sheet is great. What do you use for your top strips? I was thinking strips of cedar fence boards (5/8" thick) or 1x2's. What does...
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    Re: Rite cel vs permadent

    I am just the opposite have been using rite cell but just got a bunch of permadent for a good price from someone retiring. The rite cell is a thicker plastic and more ridgid, when picking up a deep...
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