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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...
  16. 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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    Problems with Carniolan Queen

    hey y'all. I've been at this now three years and I have had a routine problem with hives that I have queened with Carniolans. Simply put I have had only 1 out of 4 over winter and that 1 just died...
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    Re: Black locust trees

    absolutely. Elevation here in WNC along with latitude changes the blooming period drastically. Locust in the french broad valley can bloom two weeks earlier that locust in the pigeon river valley,...
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    Re: Strong hive / Weak hive

    New to bee keeping as well but one of the things that I knew from when I was a kid, my grandfather always had bees facing E or SE with plenty of sun during the morning hours. This warms the hives...
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    new to beesource and need advice

    Good evening Everyone,

    I'm new to beesource and really looking for some good advice. Last year I had a great hive that got robbed late in summer. Kinda sad but my neighbor who had 35 hives,...
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