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    Re: Planting fowers for bees

    This is a great question as nutrition is a big challenge for Honey Bees. Please note that there is an entire forum for this sort of question (Garden/Planting for Bees.) If you haven't yet explored...
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    'Tis a bit far from Maine - and yes, I have ordered packages from B Weaver before.
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    Re: First year plan ADVICE wanted

    I completely agree with Harley that it is best to learn how to crawl before you run - with bees as with everything else. Take the time to learn what a colony needs to do in order to survive your...
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    Re: Suggest A Different Beginners Book.

    Nothing to do with small cell but by Africanized bees frequent absconding, leaving Varroa and other parasites behind.
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    Re: Suggest A Different Beginners Book.

    Lots of good posts so far. AFAIK there have been no long term studies of the effects of using SC exclusively in a hive. What studies I have looked at have lasted for one bee season and saw no...
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    Re: Clipping Wings

    Clipping is one of those things that used to be done commonly and is falling out of favor now for a variety of reasons.

    As has been stated in the thread, other bees can see a clipped queen as...
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    Re: Varroa Treatment

    You say your bees look resistant - I think what you mean is the bees show an ability to coexist with mites without suffering ill effects. Have I got that right, or are you suggesting something...
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    Re: 0 to swarm in 8 days

    Please keep us posted on this. I guess your experience demonstrates clearly that queen clipping does not stop swarms from happening. I suspect that unless the current queen does in the virgins...
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    Re: How do the scout bees work?

    Scouting is a fascinating topic - and one that I read about in terms of foraging behavior all the time. I'm not sure from your post that you are aware there are multiple types of scouting. Forage...
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    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    Supposedly (at least according to their customer service) Dadant has a notice on their web site that this is their busy time and there will be a delay in shipping your order. Not seeing the notice,...
  11. Re: In theory, how many supers are needed to run 2 hives?

    Maybe someone who is familiar with flows in your area will chime in. In my neck of the woods you would need 10 supers to handle things through buildup and those same 10 for fall/pre-winter feeding...
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    Well you sort of have it - swarms are not always survivors and in some highly africanized areas collecting swarms is frowned on.

    And in some areas (like mine) high migratory pollination presence...
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    Re: workers egg

    tarheit is 1000% correct! Bees developing from eggs laid by workers will always be drones.
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    Re: New Bee Club Member

    Wonderful! This is what we all hope clubs will be like. There is an old political saying that applies here - Most everyone remembers "My country, right or wrong" but many forget to complete the...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    I have, and I am continuing to. I've got queens coming from Ferguson's in August.

    You're in Plainfield? I used to live in Cornish and my family still has land there.

    I'm concentrating for the...
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    Re: requeening - what's best

    Queens and genetics are a perpetual challenge. Walk away splits are great if done at the right time of year and you are prepared for and can work with the brood break. Beekeepers in some climates...
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    Re: Online Master Beekeeper course

    @enjambres:

    The UM course is entirely on-line using Moodle. The instructor lined up for SABA's microscopy session is the same instructor I've been talking with (well really e-mailing and/or...
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    Re: location location location

    I would think long and hard before choosing location 1 - Why? Bee temperament can change depending on what is happening around them. It is easy for someone who has fallen in love with bees to say...
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    Re: Online Master Beekeeper course

    I don't think I will ever stop learning about bees. The EAS Master Beekeeper program is a self taught program and there are things I will benefit by learning in more of a classroom setting. In the...
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    Re: Online Master Beekeeper course

    I have signed up for the Journeyman course.
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    Re: Pesticide question help Please

    I would talk with the town and find out exactly what formulation they will be using and then look at the label for that formulation. Keep in mind that the label represents what we know now about a...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    From the label:

    "Use only in late fall or early spring when little
    or no brood is present. Oxalic Acid Dihydrate
    might damage bee brood. Oxalic Acid
    Dihydrate will not control Varroa mites in...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid registration approved

    Will you explain your thinking Philip?
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    Re: Oxalic Acid registration approved

    I missed the earlier post - I did check the threads that were identified as new in my browser before posting. So it goes.
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    Oxalic Acid registration approved

    http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0043-0119
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