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    Re: Anyone close to Richmond Va.

    Interested in carpooling and making the rounds? I would like to make a East End group meeting.
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    Re: Anyone close to Richmond Va.

    I am!
  3. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    The devil is in the details and here they are:

    yes I am near Rockwood Park.
    I live in your standard 60s build neighborhood on a .4+ acre lot.
    Its your average working class neighborhood of...
  4. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    Seems I touched on a touchy subject. :lookout:

    I'll post the whole story with my neighbor on my lunch break.
    There is more to the story with the neighbor.

    Still curious to hear the stories...
  5. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    Ironically the county park a few miles down the road is having a honey bee festival this weekend.

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  6. Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    Seems my neighbor complained, but our county has nothing for zoning of bees directly. Indirectly they classify them as live stock but they allow "hobbyist" to keep one to two hives.

    With out...
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    Re: Walter Kelly Foundationless frames

    I wouldn;t think of extracting foundationless frames with out support, YMMV. :) I have heard of people using fishing line opposed to standard frame wire.

    I am curious how well the medium...
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    Re: Walter Kelly Foundationless frames

    I like them & my bees like them. No problems yet with them and as with any Kelley product, they are nice, heavy duty frames too.

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  9. Re: New Swarm - 8 days since capture - Queen not laying - What next?

    My best hive swarmed on the 9th. I didn't find brood or the queen till yesterday, the 21st. Maybe it takes them a while to nest a bit before she will start laying?

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    Re: New to BeeSource from central Virginia

    Greetings from Midlothian.
  11. Re: queen rearing class or shadowing someone near new jersey

    Did you ever find a class? I am still looking.
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    Re: Queen Rearing

    My mouse wheel is worn off now. Glad I have a spare.
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    Re: Making my own queen cups

    What size dowels do you use?

    I have read everything from 1/4" to 3/8" with 5/16" being the average.

    I also plan to make my own cell cups this year.

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    Cell priming question.

    is it necessary? How do you do it? Where do you get the royal jelly?

    Please forgive my ignorance, still learning about queen rearing.

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  15. Re: Nuc entrance discs likely to be used on swarm traps.

    I liked the metal one as well. I couldn't help but wonder how well the same size disc would hold up if made from UHMW, maybe polycarbonate. If someone had a drawing I would send it off to one of out...
  16. Re: queen rearing class or shadowing someone near new jersey

    http://www.douglasfarm.com/introtoqueenrearing.htm

    Might be an option. let me know if you hear back from the guy.

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  17. Re: Nuc entrance discs likely to be used on swarm traps.

    Well, I ordered one of each. Should give me an idea of which direction I want to go in. I really like brushy mtn discs but they are rather expensive.

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  18. Nuc entrance discs likely to be used on swarm traps.

    Two of us are going to make a batch of Coats' nuc boxes and will likely use them mostly as swarm traps. Do you guys running nucs like that use the entrance discs? Which ones do you like? What size...
  19. Looking for Queen rearing classes in the Mid-Atlantic.

    I decided not to post in the "meetings & classes" section because I figured the question would gather more attention here and I was not publishing class information.

    I'm still very early in my...
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    Re: Virginia winter pollen?

    Same for me in Richmond. If its warm enough for some to fly I'll see a few bringing back some pollen. Well, I don;t know if it is pollen but it sure looks like it.

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  21. Re: What's an easy way to make 2:1 syrup for 30 hives?

    I really like this idea. How would clean up be managed? Run a cycle with just bleach?

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  22. Too late to re-queen a HOT hive in Richmond VA?

    First year and all that for me. I have one hive that has become aggressive enough I'm not sure I want it my back yard with kids all around me. The other hives are fine. The hot hive will attack if...
  23. Small hive with no guards at the entrance all day

    I have a small hive, growing slowly. Entrance reduced way down. My other two hives do something this one does not. During the day there are no bees at the entrance. All three have bees hanging out...
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    Should mites be visible?

    I go to look at the bees at night all hanging around the entrances with a red led head lamp. Most the bees are just hanging out still. I always look to see if I can spot any mites. I haven't...
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    Re: Newbie from VA

    Greetings from Midlothian. I have three langs this year and a TBH for next. Although I am medication free.

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