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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Just saw the shorter goldenrod in bloom this past Saturday. Wife saw it too so either I am not crazy or we both are.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    I would like to share my experience on Russian bees from this winter. I went into winter with 11 hives of them. I currently have one left......and it is in my observation hive. I think that the...
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    Re: Q: Theorictical Honey per Acre

    Lacy phacelia and anise hyssop are documented to be good. Also if you have that much land just do buckwheat on a rotation planting where you plant 50 acres every two weeks. You would get constant...
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    Re: queen marking colors in packages

    No the supplier is the one that only uses it. Kelley just said that is all they have ever gotten from them. I would think that if they wanted something easier to see go with a neon hue of the color.
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    Re: queen marking colors in packages

    Well scratch that debate. I called Kelley and they said.that all their queens get a white mark stating it is easier to see.
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    Re: queen marking colors in packages

    No it was a large one in Georgia. The packages came from Kelley but they are just the reseller.
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    Re: queen marking colors in packages

    Reason I asked is that the queens I got last year were marked white and if that be on the color standard then they would of been 2011queens. Wonder if that is why the ones that superceded are the...
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    I have always wanted to keep bees since I was 8 when I went to the state fair and a Beekeeper had an observation hive on display. I was amazed at the bees and how they were working along the com....
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    queen marking colors in packages

    Do the colors painted on package queens go by the color by year standard in the bigger package suppliers in the south or do they use whatever they have on hand.
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    Hive surprised me today

    So today I went to check on my hives to see if all were still alive and I knocked on my swarm I. Caught and heard nothing. Well I. Went and started taking the hive apart opened the lid then I only...
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    Re: 2 story 5 frame nuc wintering

    there are a few by he entrance but they do not go into the tube going out. they do lay the dead by the tube entrance and when it made it to 40 degrees, they hauled them out. For the most part they...
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    Re: 2 story 5 frame nuc wintering

    I have read that if they do make it, they will explode by spring and will swarm faster. I have an observation hive in the house also that is doing very well. They will get their own nuc come spring I...
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    Re: 2 story 5 frame nuc wintering

    No one has a carniolan daughter queen the other is a local mutt.
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    Re: 2 story 5 frame nuc wintering

    Yes they had new brood. All hives were alive going into winter.
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    Re: 2 story 5 frame nuc wintering

    They were Russian hybrids
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    2 story 5 frame nuc wintering

    So I played around with my splits I made this year and left them in a nuc, added a 2nd 5 frame box and let them overwinter. So far this year I have lost 4 of my package hives and one of my older...
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    Re: This years flowers for the bees.

    These were black oil type from the bulk bin at the local farm store. .89 per lb. put in the 2 row planter and run them. cultivated twice and they got tall enough to keep the weeds down. you could...
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    Re: This years flowers for the bees.

    yes. they had a play ground for most of the year.
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    This years flowers for the bees.

    Just a few pics from the year at the bee yard. Sunflowers and purple tansy was a big hit with the bees. Will post up pics of the cosmos if I can find them.
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  21. Re: Post: Pictures of bees, hives or anything you have to do with bees

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    Re: What are your plans and goals for 2014?

    I am hoping to go up t 50 hives this coming year. I only lost one of my Russian hybrid packages from Kelley, and they refused to take any queen they were given. I have 3 2 story nucs I am trying to...
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    Re: Goldenrod in full bloom

    The fields here in central IN are full of golden rod in bloom since we got our inch and a half of rain last week. The hives have that smell coming from them now. Since my dads hives are located close...
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    Re: best plants for bees?

    http://shop.wildseedfarms.com/Purple-Tansy_Lacy-Phacelia/productinfo/3334/

    Purple tansy is an awesome one. It is down the page a bit....
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    Re: Opinions on a late split

    well plans have changed, 2 of the queen cells have hatched and the bees are tearing down the rest now. So the split is not gonna happen. Oh well, see em next spring.
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