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  1. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    He who dies with the most toys wins.
  2. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    But Jim, people are more at ease talking about their per hive production average than they are their bank account.

    The term production hive has always left me unsatisfied. Unsure exactly what is...
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    Re: Is "queen failure" the new "starvation"

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Is "queen failure" the new "starvation"

    Keep in mind that a queen bee without a strong and healthy colony cannot overcome the lack of that colony's strength and health. It is up to the beekeeper to do what the beekeeper can do to give a...
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    Re: How common are medium nucs?

    Too common. :lpf::lookout:Sorry.
  6. Re: georgia bee supply has a 7 frame hive (thoughts)

    All of my best ideas are stolen.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Question already answered.

    Yup, seems as though you got screwed by a friend. I understand how that feels.
  8. Re: georgia bee supply has a 7 frame hive (thoughts)

    If you want narrower boxes stick some foam board inside a 10 frame box.
  9. Re: georgia bee supply has a 7 frame hive (thoughts)

    You don't have a TBH, do you. Do you?

    When I got started in beekeeping the choices were 10 frame or 8 frame sized equipment. The advice I got from the people I worked with and around was to stick...
  10. Sticky: Re: Diseases in Beekeeping; How to Identify and What They Look Like-Your Experince Wa

    Which just shows how foolish people can be about some things. What was the problem? Did someone try to steal the comb to put in a beehive? Were people afraid that if they handled it with bare hands...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Ever watch Shark Tank? That guy that sits in the middle? He'd probably say, "Ethics? Money has no ethics." If someone is in business to make money, as long as it isn't illegal, what do ethics have to...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Once you plant a garden, you have to tend to it.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Are there secrets in beekeeping, honey production, or marketing hive products?
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    Re: IBC Tote for honey storage?

    And what about the taste or odor?
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    I'm not hauling a load like that when I go south. My hives are already down there. I did haul a load like that last Spring, from SC to NC. And when I haul empty supers stacked on warehouse pallets...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Is that better, Harry?

    They should be free to compete against you. In a shooting contest or for students.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Of course not.
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    450 and yes, 5 rows. 6.7L Diesel. Automatic.
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

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    Re: Don't rely on hive temperature readings

    Where in the hive are the sensors? If they are between the cluster and the outer wall of the hive then showing the same temp is what I would expect. Above the cluster I would expect warmer readings,...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    So I can stack three pallets of story and a half hives on top of each other and not have any chance of anything sliding forward across the hood of my truck.
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    Re: Early Drones in the Northeast

    If you are sending bees to FL, when they get back they should have plenty of drones in them. If you want early drones, get your FL bees up to VT early.
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    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    If you make your feeder jar hole the size that a 5 lb jar lid will fit in, what is called a G Mason Cap, you can always stick a 5 lb jar lid in the hole and no water or snow is going to get into the...
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    Re: Early Drones in the Northeast

    Or not worry about it.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Very true, Astro. Pearls before swine comes to mind. You do what you think is right and you do what makes you feel good and what comes from that is not under your control. It's too bad when people...
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