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    Re: Nosema and queen genetics

    Thanks for the information Michael---It's good to hear this is a focus with queen breeding!
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    Re: Hello from POLAND

    Nice variety of sources! In the USA you can find very good aromatic honey-we have linden trees here in Vermont (good honey!)-local stores and farmers markets are where you can find the best.
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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    I used to work for Mike here in VT, and the way we controlled swarming (besides making nucs) was to reverse the hives just around the dandelion flow, in all honey producing hives. Create space above...
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    Re: Cell builder reduce honey yield?

    When I used to raise queens I would take the queen from the cell builder put her in a single story hive (a nuc), with comb and move her to another bee yard--she'd continue to lay and when the cells...
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    Nosema and queen genetics

    I used to be a small commercial beekeeper--and worked for a larger commercial beekeeper--we both bred our own queens and the consensus was that the best solution for nosema was to ensure that we bred...
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    Re: 46 Degrees and Windy/Inspector Showed Up

    I always remember that the inspectors are there to ensure that hives infected with foulbrood do not spread this to other hives in the area. As a past commercial beekeeper here in Vermont, there used...
  7. Re: What to do with nosema affected woodenware

    I totally agree! I have been a big proponent of breeding queens (now I buy them) that have resistance to nosema --I have found that the be an ultimate solution to nosema issues. I'd make note of...
  8. Re: Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    I've found the full plastic frames work fine- used hundreds of them-the only trouble I had was with the deep frames when they are full of honey--they flex quite a bit when handling----I ended up...
  9. Re: Do you use smoke everytime and does it set them back?

    I'd use smoke every time---I think it's more disruptive to get the hive 'angry' by not smoking them. Always smoke them before you try to open --otherwise it will be almost impossible to calm them...
  10. Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome Diane!
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    Re: Hello from POLAND

    Welcome! What are your primary nectar soources in Poland?
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    Re: 46 Degrees and Windy/Inspector Showed Up

    A quick inspection--I think they'll be fine
  13. Hello I'm Jeremy From South Hero, Vermont

    Just wanted to introduce myself---I used to have many hives raised queens and nucs; as well I worked for a (great) commercial beekeeper for years. I now have a few hives, and welcome any...
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