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    Re: Honey flow in Mid-Atlantic region

    It was awesome early with full supers by mid April. Dead as a door nail since then- cool and damp.
    I just read this is the longest streak of rain days (12) since 1938 and 1873- although last year...
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    Re: Queen lost in mail

    I generally put new queens in right away- I often don't wait much at all, but most of the time I keep them corked and manually release on day 4 after I cut out cells. I have had very good acceptance...
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    Re: Hive split with queen excluder?

    So given your excluder trick in making up nucs- you just cut the queen cell if they make it when you pull the split yes?
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    Re: Insurance for bee keepers

    Many of us have gone with liability insurance from Farm Family.
  5. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    Happy Birthday my friend.. and enjoy the next adventure
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    Re: Poster Child

    Your are very welcome. I am glad to have found it, and for the folks in NJ who take the time and effort to post some great videos. I know it takes time- and sometimes it takes a long time to watch...
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    Re: Poster Child

    This video (I think from 2015) presents some very interesting things going on with bees and commercial pollinators- things many of us would never has considered if we've never done it. It is from...
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    Re: Poster Child

    Well that is interesting. Can you only search this database on farmer name? Or can you search on crop?
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    Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    And from the alternate universe...

    Several weeks ago, 44 hand dipped Channuka candles (enough for the entire holiday) made by my beloved 9with a little help from a friend) from our own beeswax.
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    Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    Lucky you
  11. Re: Curious, how many carry "Epi-Pen" for serious sting incidents?

    I like this a lot. Other than $ I can't see any reason at all not to have one on hand all the time. Of course I had large local reaction and desensitization shots for 3 years so am pretty cognizant...
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Certification.

    You can read what others have to say above. I think the learning you get from the journey is very beneficial
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Certification.

    I am thrilled to have entered the ranks of EAS Master Beekeeper in 2015 and passed two levels of certification at my State as well. EAS is VERY respected almost universally as far as I can tell. ...
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    Re: Sustainable Apiary?

    This is SO Billy Davis! I have heard him bemoan he is the inventor of overwintering nucs in this method before. God love him for what he has and does contribute to the beekeeping community but.....
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    Re: Beekeeper Box

    My buddy has made something similar. we use it more for bees than to hold tools, but it can be used for both- My husband has a tool box that fits inside it- he just lifts it out and then can use the...
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    Re: When to Re-Queen a Package

    Swarmed or superceded queens may have been disqualified from the study- I am not positive, but I believe the methods section of the reports should lay that out.
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    Re: When to Re-Queen a Package

    There were 2 separate studies with lots of great information. The results speak for themselves. Commercially produced Southern Queens and Packaged bees performed significantly worse than re queened...
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    Re: Maxant Tank Top Strainer

    Re the organza fabric as a filter liner. Something like this?

    http://www.joann.com/mirror-organza/zprd_11142502a.html#q=organza%2C%2Bwhite&start=4
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    Re: How do YOU mix 50 gallons of syrup?

    Would love to see a photo of that if you have one.
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    Re: Degrees in beekeeping

    PHOEBEE.. I have a dream.. the microscopist who did the workshops at EAS 2014 is in PA- we have corresponded, woudl love to set up a workshop here for maybe 20 folks- we too have 2 good microscopes...
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    Re: Degrees in beekeeping

    EAS gives you a very long suggested reading list: http://www.easternapiculture.org/master-beekeepers/certification/certification-resources.html
    You acquire knowledge on your own, from reading, from...
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    Re: Degrees in beekeeping

    So how do you study the Microscopy? Do you travel out to U Montana?
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    Re: Degrees in beekeeping

    EAS Master Beekeeper Program is not an educational program. It is a series of tests that give you a Master Beekeeping Certificate. The education is all acquired outside of the program and through...
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    Re: Making change two years out

    This I love. I have used pink for years. Did someone we both know suggest that colour? He's used it in my yard a time or two.
    Actually I always use a different color for the bee made queens-...
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    Re: Best way to store unused Apivar?

    I talked to the rep directly at EAS. He suggested fridge or freezer but was pretty clear to store them only a few months- they won't last until next year. At least that is what he said.
    The two...
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