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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    So Sad.. In the past few weeks I have been reading a lot of Walts work getting read for spring. I was looking forward to talking to him about his methods.
    Condolences to your Family.
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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    Thanks Cessna!

    That Incident was in 2012, and I now have a Vaporizer and use it.
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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    The first package I ever got was hived in late April in all brand new equipment in an area with no other beeks for miles. I had been doing some reading about mites, so in July I decided to do a 24...
  4. Thread: Gunfire

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    Re: Gunfire

    I had my shooting range about 20 yards behind my hives and never had any issues with my bees.
  5. Re: Do Robber screens hurt Queen return rates after mating flights?

    Thx David
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    I am planning on making up some mating nucs this year. Never even thought about robber screens.
    If you build your own, anyone have a particular design you like?
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    Re: Nectar in January? - GA

    My OA came with my vaporizer and it was the savogran wood bleach.
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    Re: Nectar in January? - GA

    I briefly checked my hives today too.. I still think it might be a little early for any major manipulations. I just don't know if the bees are able to make wax this early with primarily only pollen...
  9. Re: What's the most useful ..table saw or router table

    Oops, didn't realize you were in Japan :pinch:
  10. Re: What's the most useful ..table saw or router table

    I use a table saw exclusively. Make your life easy and make sure the arbor on the table saw you buy can handle a 3/4" dado. Most newer saws in the $300/400 range the arbor will only handle a 1/2"...
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    Re: Fundamentals of beekeeping: Cost to get started

    With a little scrap wood and $24 worth of wood from Lowe's. I built $150.00 (before shipping costs) of equipment with the table saw I bought for $100.00.
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    Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/walt-wright/swarm-preperation/

    This should help you with the when. Its pretty close to our area.
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    Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    I am courious about this too,(except remember, you don't manipulate the brood nest ). I know I have at least one hive where the cluster is at the very top. If there is no brood in the bottom medium...
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    Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    On The Spot queen rearing.. The basics have been around for a while, but Mel Disselkoen has done a lot of work perfecting it.

    Simply put, around the start of your swarm season (for me that is the...
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    Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    People have Used the term "Checkerboarding" to represent many forms of bee keeping. Walt's method at No time disrupts the brood nest. He specifically states to not disrupt the brood nest and...
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    Re: Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    Here is the where I get the Late February.

    Beesource Beekeeping > Point of View > Walt Wright > Prevent Swarming – Before The Bees Even Think About It

    “Getting ahead, and staying ahead” of the...
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    Checker Boarding and Adding new undrawn suppers

    I've been reading Walt Wrights stuff on checker boarding. Since I am in a similar geographic location, I think I am going to try this out on some of my hives this spring.
    Currently my overwinter...
  18. Thread: Building Boxes

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    Re: Building Boxes

    Where do you get your wood? I build my own too, but haven't found any good sources of wood.
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    Re: My bees are building like its spring

    This is my exact situation too..

    Good luck
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    Re: My bees are building like its spring

    I haven't been in my hives, but on several my sugar bricks were completely gone and bees bringing in a yellowish pollen. Luckily the hives feel like they still have decent weight, but I added some...
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    Re: Help With Spring Management

    Thanks Matt, I like your idea..
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    Re: Watch for a "Quick Books" Ad on TV

    I chuckled when I saw that too..
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    Re: Help With Spring Management

    Thanks for the responses!
    Unfortunately 2 things I am lacking at the moment are; 1) any extra Deeps and 2) any extra Drawn frames. * I do have lots of un-drawn medium frames.

    Thanks,
    DD
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    Re: Going to 9 Frames?

    That's the way I see it too.
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    Help With Spring Management

    I'm Located in NW Georgia and Currently I'm going on my 5th year Beekeeping. I have 6 production hives and 2 nucs (that will be installed in new equipment).
    So far I think I'm doing pretty good, I...
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