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    Re: Requeening annually

    The goal that I try to reach is; every thing has a new queen (cells), every thing equally as strong, all reaching their peak right before the main flow. I do not see why you would make strong or...
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    Re: So How Really Bad is This Years Crop???

    Out of the hives I managed to keep from swarming a good crop of around 90-100 lbs. Might break 100,000 lbs. for first time.
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    Re: how's your summer

    Around here everything was late. Along Missouri river bluffs 50# starting with locust, into basswood, just finished with sumac. Away from the river not much off 1st. cutting, but starting to fill...
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    Re: Production differences with close forage

    In my area sweet clover is a waste of time. I am only 100 miles north at most. I have placed yards on hundreds of acres of crp sweet clover only to see nothing while alfalfa yards with farmers...
  5. Re: How many hives did you loose? How do they look now? Are they still going backwar

    Started in spring with 1350 lost 100 or so through the summer, made a decent honey crop, everything looked great late august. Then apiguard arrived late and treatment was delayed until late...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    No I have plenty of pollen all year long
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    I'm going back to the dieback of this thread. I have experienced the same symptoms stated earlier on this thread. My hives still seem to be going down. I have dribbled acid 3 weeks ago, not a...
  8. Thread: brood color

    by mark g
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    I have a summer swarm hived in a five frame nuc...

    I have a summer swarm hived in a five frame nuc on foundation for 3 weeks. Upon inspection I find the larva are tan colored. I have read somewhere this is a sign of something, but cant recall what
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    I have a colony that consists of what used to be...

    I have a colony that consists of what used to be a brood nest in 2 deeps and 1 super it filled this spring. On May 10 swarn cells (6) with eggs,larva and jelly were seen but left alone. The colony...
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