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  1. Re: Thick honeycomb on brood frames. Do you trim?

    I put frame spacers in my hives and this has really worked for me in terms of reducing the problems like your speaking of. I still get thicker honey comb but they don't interfere between frames. I...
  2. Thread: Splits

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    Re: Splits

    Arlo, a couple of things to consider. you can make honey or bees but it's hard to have good production if you just keep splitting off the population that bring the honey to the hive. Every time you...
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    Re: Who Re-Queens After the Summer Solstice?

    This is a very interesting discussion.. I guess my question would be how come many of you talk about overwintering nucs. I've never had to. I started a nuc in july of last year. Moved her into...
  4. Re: Advice on hive missing the queen and superseded??

    Agreed tenbears, she looks like she's laying. The walking around clumsily is because she was newly hatched. her strength probably wasn't good enough to make a mating flight. As far as her color,...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    28748 western buncombe county, in the mountains not the river valley.

    Apples and blue berries blooming this week, black cherry, last of the dandelions done. black berry and black locust right...
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    Re: NYC Lives up to it's Reputation

    so many problems with this world. Just be a neighbor people.
  7. Re: New Package Russians coming, feed sugar water or use old comb loaded w/ honey/pol

    would you rather have a hamburger from McDonalds or a Fillet from Ruth's Chris? Feed them the honey! They will explode.
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    Re: When to make splits?

    I just made three splits tonight. I simply took out two to three frames of brood and some food frames as well. Having done that last year I found that I was able to get a queen cell developed that...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    28748-Western Buncombe County North Carolina. In the mountains not in the river valley.
    This week the Red Maple has been as good as I have ever seen it since I moved here in 2004. The blooms are...
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    Re: Spring Feeding

    I have never had a problem with robbing from usinghoney bee healthy or amino bee. That doesn't mean that it doesn't happen for other folks but as long as I use a hive top feeder I'm fine. I can't...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    3/1/2015
    Western North Carolina elevation 2300'.

    Red maple in front yard really starting to bloom now. Also saw a few willows turning yellow. It's right around the corner.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    3/1/2015
    Western North Carolina elevation 2300'.

    Red maple in front yard really starting to bloom now. Also saw a few willows turning yellow. It's right around the corner.
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Thanks Gypsi, although I often look back what what I wrote and thought to myself "I should've had my wife edit what I wrote so that I didn't sound like a four year old". Thanks anyway, hope it made...
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    Spring Feeding

    Hey Y'all,I always get mixed up on early spring feeding. 2 parts sugar to 1 part water? Also anyone using the aminobee/ honey b healthy? Any other suggestions for spring feeding?
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    Re: Please Stop...

    You know, when I read your post I couldn't help thinking about The American Rose Society. We always have a constant debate over spray/no spray, organic/synthetic fertilizer so forth and so on. As a...
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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic Queens

    Yeah it is, I think most people call is a walk away split. I'm considering making nucs and taking one of two deeps and splitting it as well. Thanks for info Michael.
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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic Queens

    Michael, I watched your lecture on youtube to a group from Florida and found the information rather confirming. We have a local bee keeper here who raises what he calls a mountain mutt and they do...
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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic Queens

    Kenww, the carnies slow down so fast that the populations don't support enough heat over the winter. It's an issue of the populations get so low that the bees freeze or starve, with food in the hive....
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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic Queens

    Thanks Y'all. AR, I live at 2350' west of asheville a solid zone 6. We don't often get below 0 but it can and has happened. We do however get multiple weeks each winter that we don't get above...
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    Minnesota Hygienic Queens

    Anybody have a good run down in the overall attributes of Minnesota Hygienic Queens. How do the over winter, gather nectar, deal with heat etc?
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    Re: Problems with Carniolan Queen

    Thanks Y'all. That makes a lot of sense. I do feed a in late summer but I also found like many beekeepers here in WNC that our fall nectar flow of Golden Rod and Aster was very poor and negatively...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    yes it is chickweed. Thanks or the ID. I looked it up online and that exactly what it is. They work it very hard around here when the weather warms enough to alow for foraging.
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    Out of six hives I'n down to three. I lost one early to robbing and a colony collaspe. The other two I lost during the cold this winter and I found that one of those two was weak going into the...
  24. Re: Insects survive the winter through a trick right out of science fiction

    yeah, not so much one of the warmest winters on records, unless of course your using NASA data.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    I have seen the same thing, Buncombe County 28748. During the month of January I have a small weed growing as a cover in my garden. Very small white flowers, covered up in bees. Look for Red Maple...
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