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  1. Question for Michael Palmer and other VT BeeKeeps

    A swarm captured me a couple of weeks ago, so I am repopulated with bees after 2 years of having no time to repopulate them. Anyway, the biggest problem I have had so far with overwintering bees...
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    a single queen cell in March

    I went into my sole hive yesterday to reverse the boxes and to remove the winter sugar and pollen patty. Because of time and temperature constraints, I was not able to go through the frames...
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    Re: feeding dry soy flour ?

    For what it is worth, I would like to share a little anecdote. A number of years ago, my child discovered what turned out to be a nest of motherless mice in our cellar. Instead of killing the babies,...
  4. Re: Advice on converting nucs to mediums??

    Looks like I'll be following BOTH of your advice(s). Yesterday I went and picked up the new nuc and placed it next to an old hive I wish to restock. Shortly after putting the hive down, I realized...
  5. Advice on converting nucs to mediums??

    Hi folks,

    I am getting a couple of nucs on deep frames, but my hives are all mediums with permacomb. What is the best way to go about converting the nucs' frames into my permacomb setup?
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    Thanks for all of your replies so far, folks. I'm...

    Thanks for all of your replies so far, folks. I'm still listening.
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    All-Stars vs All-Americans

    Has anyone had experience with both All-Stars and All-Americans who might be able to tell me how they compare?
  8. Dwight... thanks for letting me know that your...

    Dwight... thanks for letting me know that your bees swarmed this summer as well. That makes me feel much better things.

    Wade... I've read about nasty buckfast second-generations as well. I...
  9. Okay, I decided upon Buckfast packages this...

    Okay, I decided upon Buckfast packages this spring because of our harsh winters here in Vermont. The literature said that Buckfast have a "low-tendency to swarm." Yea, right. Out of 3 new hives from...
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    I had a swarm (first I've ever seen) today with a...

    I had a swarm (first I've ever seen) today with a new-this-spring colony of Buckfasts. I watched in amazement as the swarm transpired, and then I helplessly watched the swarm fly toward the woods,...
  11. >Has anyone got a pic of this golden suit? See...

    >Has anyone got a pic of this golden suit?

    See the discussion in the Equipment/Hardware Review forum:


    http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000823
  12. Could somebody post a URL to this suit? My...

    Could somebody post a URL to this suit? My curiosity is piqued, and I want to see what it looks like.
  13. So that your presentation is more in line with...

    So that your presentation is more in line with science objectives, I would suggest you cover the life cycle of the honeybee and parts of the bee anatomy (insects). I would also recommend that you...
  14. Have you seen your queen lately?

    Have you seen your queen lately?
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    Thanks for so clearly re-explaining splitting...

    Thanks for so clearly re-explaining splitting again, Michael. I've read it before, but I wasn't developmentally ready as a beekeeper to understand it before now. Now that I'm weighing my honey...
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    My hives were still kicking out the drones as of...

    My hives were still kicking out the drones as of two weeks ago. Moreover, my bees were out walking on one of the upper entrances last weekend in 15 degree (but sunny) weather. Some were actually...
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    Brett, you must go read through the lengthy...

    Brett, you must go read through the lengthy discussion on Permacomb that Bullseye Bill gave above... the drone cells are built BELOW the permacomb... very easy to uncap AND eliminate.
  18. Thank you all for your informative comments. My...

    Thank you all for your informative comments. My curiosity is satisfied.
  19. Okay, I know MountainCamp has talked about...

    Okay, I know MountainCamp has talked about putting an empty box on top of the hive for the winter. What I have been wondering is this: What would be the effect of putting an empty or one full of...
  20. Sinter? Is that a wicked bad season?

    Sinter? Is that a wicked bad season?
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    Bingo!!! I found it!! ...

    Bingo!!! I found it!!

    http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=426

    Thanks, Scads!
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    iddee... it has no label...just black marker. ...

    iddee... it has no label...just black marker.


    Scads... I'll bet you're right. That'll stink to throw it away.
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    Sure.... yea... right after I bring it to the...

    Sure.... yea... right after I bring it to the dump, I'm going to find out that it was some kind of prototype secret fuel source that had the potential to make me a gazillionaire. Yea... story of my...
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    Correction... it's a pint-sized container......

    Correction... it's a pint-sized container... looks like one of those milk containers you can buy at a convenience store. It has orange-ish yellow plastic screw cap with a pop-up lid and a hole like...
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    I found the medication in the freezer that was...

    I found the medication in the freezer that was given to me when I bought my first hives. In the bag are the fumagilin-b and some type of white plastic quart bottle labled "TPO 1" in marker. Any...
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