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    Carniolan Breeder Queen

    Looking for a new Carniolan Breeder Queen. I.I
    Anybody knowing of a source for good I.I. queens?
    New World, Old World Carniolan, Carnicas
    Thad
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    Re: Article on large losses from wasps

    I hate to be the cynic here, but this guy didn't lose all those hives from wasps. I have had pallets of bees destroyed by yellow jackets in the fall. It is a very sad thing to witness when your...
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    Thanks for everyone's input!
    Best price I have so far is about $6.00 each delivered for wax coated. We have pretty wet springs, so just regular cardboard nucs fall apart. Looked at getting them...
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    Great insight guys, exactly the discussion I was hoping for!
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    Looking for around 200/yr. Kind of an awkward quantity. Not enough to justify a pallet, but at $7.50 @, ouch. I like the look and price of the http://www.mdasplitter.com/nuc_boxes.php , but am not...
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    Thanks for the input everyone.
    The jesters are great, but hard to swallow the cost of making a few hundred
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    Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    Anyone have a source to buy those 5 frame cardboard nuc boxes wholesale? I know I can get them at the usual retailers, but looking for a price break on bigger quantities.
    PM's are fine
    Thad
  8. Re: Is there a trick to introducing a virgin queen

    Put her in a queen cage and introduce her like a mated queen. Let them release her or do it yourself after 3-4 days. She then acts like a regular virgin and goes thru mating flights. Almost...
  9. Thread: Skunks

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    Re: Skunks

    I have lots of skunks around my yards. Best non-lethal method I have found is to set mouse traps around the entrances. Don't need to bait them, just leave them in front for the skunks to step on as...
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    Re: Buying a used swinger

    Thanks guys, that makes me feel a lot better.
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    Buying a used swinger

    Looking at buying a used swinger/hummerbee/super bee.
    Looking for some advice about the durability of the diesel engine. Seeing a lot with what I would consider high hours, but I don't really...
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    Re: Bees suddenly active

    Or robbing a dead out. Keep an eye on your mite levels
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    Re: Wilamette Valley Queens

    Shipping rates are so variable and confusing!

    I'll make it easy;
    1-15 queens--$25.00 flat rate shipping
    16+ queens--free shipping.
    While they last.
    Thad
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    Re: Attack of the Yellow Jackets

    Yellow jackets can decimate entire yards in the Willamette Valley.
    I learned this method from beesource members a few years ago, and it's the only thing that works this late in the season; Buy a...
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    Re: Wilamette Valley Queens

    You Bet! Closer and less traffic..
    I drive north for business, so it works out well to bring queens along. If I were to head down to the Medford area, I'd like to have at least 10 queens sold. If...
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    Wilamette Valley Queens

    Fall is the best time to re queen a hive. 1) It provides an important brood break to slow down the varroa mite. 2) A young, vigorous queen lays a substantially larger winter brood cluster, making...
  17. Thread: Bulk Bees

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    Bulk Bees

    Looking to buy bulk bees, for pick up in California. The farther North the better!
    Ya, I know it's late, just looking to fill up mating nucs.
    Text for availability date, and price.
    Looking for...
  18. Thread: Yellow jackets

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    Re: Yellow jackets

    I had a bad problem with yellow jackets overwhelming my queen mating colonies earlier this year. I tried a method found on this site, and it worked great; Front line mixed with wet cat food. Just...
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    Re: High Fructose Corn Syrup

    Thanks Rader, I'll look in to that.

    And yes, Sak, I have spent hours looking. Not a lot available in the PNW
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    Re: High Fructose Corn Syrup

    Thanks Rader!
    Sakhoney, believe it or not, I have spent many hours trying to locate HCFS. It has become a bit of fall obsession...
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    High Fructose Corn Syrup

    Looking to purchase a drum of hfcs-55 or ideas where it can be sourced in the Willamette Valley.
    I'm in the Eugene area, and would be willing to travel some to get it, like Portland.
    Thanks!
  22. Thread: When to split?

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    If you have a hard time finding the queen, here...

    If you have a hard time finding the queen, here is a trick that helps. Put a queen excluder between the brood boxes and come back in 5-7 days. Now start looking for fresh eggs. Now you've isolated...
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