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    Re: so far all is well

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Re: Laying worker Question????

    I agree with rwlaw. My "best" hive was a laying workers hive. I finally carted the boxes about 100 feet away from the rest of the hives and did a 2-hour long shake-out (One week previously I had...
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    Re: Does pollen imply nectar?

    Here in the east in very early spring and late summer there can be a dearth of nectar, while at the same time the bees are bringing in loads of pollen. You can only verify that nectar is coming in...
  4. Thread: OAV?

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    Re: OAV?

    Nate, thanks for starting this thread. I think you express what thousands of beeks are struggling with.
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    Re: Hive location choice for newb

    I thought location 1 was better, and then saw that Matt F agreed with me. Whichever location has LESS traffic is better. I would slide Location 1 a bit toward the north if possible. It looks like...
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    Re: Would you treat with OAV now?

    I am looking into OA. Should I get POWDER or CRYSTALS?
  7. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    Many years ago I was put on antibiotics. After a couple of days, I felt an inside heaviness in my gut, I believe due to the wipeout of the good organisms that help with digestion, and the predation...
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    Re: when can I count my chickens?

    Matt, I'm a little north of you here in Baltimore. I agree with the posts that indicate you are a good ways away from feeling the relief that "they made it through". I checked the weather; around...
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks Rader for the link. I now can waste even more time scanning the American Beekeeping Journal from 1922. About 4-5 pages down from the Diamond Match Co. ad is an article "Beekeeping in...
  10. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    I agree that the term "PROBIOTICS" in this discussion perhaps muddles things.

    Have the beneficial living organisms in the bee's gut been identified. Perhaps studies should focus on what...
  11. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    I'm in strong agreement with you Ace. I avoid taking antibiotics for myself, particularly for flu, colds or sinus infections, particularly as you stated that they "destroy the probiotics that are...
  12. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    If all frames are completely drawn and full of either honey, pollen, or brood, I would pull a frame out and replace it with a frame (either with foundation or foundationless), and check it in about...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    My experience is similar. Had 5 colonies in early December. Now have 3, 2 of which happen to be the 2 swarms I caught. Undoubtedly I will try to attract more swarms this spring and summer. Of...
  14. Re: Dado sets. Comparison Freud SD208 and Oshlun SDS 0842

    Thank you for your observations. I can't imagine anyone taking offense to your observations, which come across as dispassionate and objective.

    If I buy a table saw I will definitely want a dado...
  15. Re: maple pollen is being collected in Hampton, Virginia

    Nice to hear Ruth. It got up to 44 here today; late morning one of my hives was quite active (the bees like the sun), but I don't expect to see them collecting pollen for 3 or 4 weeks.

    Phil
  16. Re: Need advice after Year 1 of Beekeeping

    I agree with Harley.

    Welcome to Beesource; you will learn a lot here.
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    Re: Treatment free strategy

    Thank you Adrian for the link; this article is the most sensible approach to the varroa problem I have seen.
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    Re: Lost hive brood box peculiar

    Sounds like condensation collected and dripped down on the cluster.
  19. Re: Woo Hoo! Hive is thriving in CO winter

    Nice to hear! Good luck the rest of the winter. This Tuesday the temps are finally getting to 45 with light wind. I am going in (real quick) ready to top off sugar as needed in my 5 colonies.
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Thanks for the info.

    Phil
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    Re: Against all odds, nuc is alive

    Good thought Dan. I am trying to find out all I can about how to control varroa without treatments, via IPM, screened bottom boards, brood breaks, drone comb, etc. A good video is given by Jamie...
  22. Re: Tom Seeley's presentation at Marin Beekeepers Club

    Thanks for posting BISON. I don't have time to watch now, but will do so probably tomorrow.

    Phil
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Maryland has registration. There is one inspector for the state. Don't know what good it is.

    Phil
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    Re: I See Bees!

    Definitely sugar

    Phil
  25. Re: Some cell size from inside a tree limb.

    No need to appologize about your phone. The numbers are what matter. Thanks

    Phil
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