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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hi everyone, I have 6 nucs that I'm going to try overwintering this year. Made them up in mid-July, let them produce their own queens and they've all been building up really nicely since then. Most are 2-stories high at this point (5 over 5 configuration). Well, last Saturday I decided to...
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    Here is a photo of my homemade queen marking tube. This is made from a pill bottle with a non child-proof cap, a piece of cardboard (single-face corrugated wrap would be nice),a piece of netting, a small slice of light foam rubber, and a piece of paper to dress up the plunger, some...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I tried to buy some hair rollers that you see being used to place the newly marked queen in so that the paint can dry . None were found at a local beauty supply, Rite Aid and Albertsons. So I made one out of a 3/4" X 4" theaded PVC nipple. I drilled about 65 holes using a 1/8" drill in the pipe...
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