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Offline Tyro

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Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« on: June 20, 2009, 10:26:44 AM »
Just wanted to drop a 'thank you' to Irwin and Robo for posting and publicizing the information about constructing the 'Queen Intro Frame'.
I have a split that has been just mean as anything when it came to getting a queen into it.  First, I tried to let it make its own queen - that failed.  Two dead purchased queens later (tried an intro cage and hanging the queen cage, both failed - found empty cages, but no queens), I was resigned to letting it go or recombining it with another hive - but I stumbled into the Queen Intro Frame.  I put it together and had an extra, banked queen.  She is in there now and all seems to be well.  I will update when I check in two weeks. 

Point being - you guys gave me another option and I appreciate it. 

Mike

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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 10:47:43 AM »
Just wanted to drop a 'thank you' to Irwin and Robo for posting and publicizing the information about constructing the 'Queen Intro Frame'.
I have a split that has been just mean as anything when it came to getting a queen into it.  First, I tried to let it make its own queen - that failed.  Two dead purchased queens later (tried an intro cage and hanging the queen cage, both failed - found empty cages, but no queens), I was resigned to letting it go or recombining it with another hive - but I stumbled into the Queen Intro Frame.  I put it together and had an extra, banked queen.  She is in there now and all seems to be well.  I will update when I check in two weeks. 

Point being - you guys gave me another option and I appreciate it. 

Mike

Sounds interesting, how about a link to the information?
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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 11:50:05 AM »
Robo did all the work all I did was try it out and it worked for me.
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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 12:07:48 PM »
Mike,

Glad it worked out for you.

I only built the thing, Irwin was the guinea pig :yippiechick:
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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009, 09:15:18 AM »
This system works very well and I went one step further by adding some capped honey foundation with open cells. The queen laying, and the brood smell, seems to help acceptance.

John

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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 06:28:43 PM »
Very nice!  I want one!   8-)

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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 11:19:34 PM »
I really want one also.  Any chance??

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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 12:17:41 PM »
See what you started Robo :-D
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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 07:14:08 PM »
IRWIN YOU OLE GENIUS, STAND IN THE GLORY WHEN YOU CAN   :-D   ;)  even if you think it's in the shadow of others, you still in the shadows or giving a shadow  ;)  :evil: , a few do!!!!!!!!
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 08:54:24 PM »
I really want one also.  Any chance??



http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Requeening-Frame/productinfo/274/

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Re: Quick word of thanks to Irwin and Robo
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 12:15:22 AM »
Jim

That is just great.  Thank you so much for this link.  I did receive a PM from Robo though and may have a chance of getting one from him at some point.  But nice to know these are available elsewhere also.

Take care
Annette

 

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