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  1. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    A form of Lespedeza?
  2. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    This is really nice. I really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    Ike at Forest Hill is great & they produce some excellent woodenware! I visited Lancaster last year & I have been there once already this year. Each visit I made sure that I "needed" something...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    22 April 2014, Virginia Beach, VA. From one of my own hives that was an over wintered Nuc 5 over 5 medium, switched to a 8 frame medium with 2 mediums on 03/11/14, added two more mediums April 1. ...
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Daniel,

    Thank You for the drawing.

    I plan to make one.

    Marvin
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Spinner

    I really like the looks of your box joint jig also! Do you have any plans for the one you have constructed?

    Appreciate a parts list & drawings if you have anything.

    Regards,
    Marvin
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Daniel,
    I can picture what you are describing.
    I can tell you first hand how dangerous a T'S can be. 8 years ago I cut 2 fingers, (not off) but I can speak from experience it happened so fast if I...
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Daniel Y

    I appreciate the photos of your box joint jig, but do you have a pattern of what you made it from?

    I just bought a new T'S off of Craigslist. RIDGID T'S 3660 4 years old, but still in...
  9. Re: Feeding candy boards or cooked sugar bricks in winter

    Paul,
    Thank you for the detailed sugar brick making recipe. I will give it a try & store them until I need them. I am assuming in my area that I won't need to add them to the hives until mid to...
  10. Re: Feeding candy boards or cooked sugar bricks in winter

    Please list if known exact "best" way to make the bricks without worrying about caramelizing the sugar? Thanks Marvin
  11. Thread: Bees Gone!

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    Bees Gone!

    I did a cut out with my mentor on 4/20. To make a long story short, the hive went queen less and I ended up with a LW. I ordered a new queen & shook out the bees & moved the empty hive back in the...
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    Re: Split challenge.

    David,

    Then what I am proposing to do is too risky if I am understanding you right. I just spotted eggs in the swarm hive last Friday. Yes you are correct in that I do not have the resources to...
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    Re: Split challenge.

    I have a question. I have a swarm that was caught on 4/27, I checked on 5/10 and saw eggs a drawn comb with nectar and pollen. I just received a mated queen and would like to split this swarm in...
  14. Thread: Cut out

    by mbwalton
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    Re: Cut out

    Checked hive today and found hatched queen cell. Lots of bees active in the hive. Did not spot queen but I didn't leave the hive open but maybe 5 minutes. Hope to see eggs & brood the next time I...
  15. Thread: Cut out

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    Re: Cut out

    Once again I appreciate all the info provided. My mentor and I are going to do a quick inspection tomorrow just to determine if the queen cell has hatched or not and then close it right back up. We...
  16. Thread: Cut out

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    Re: Cut out

    I appreciate all the information provided. My mentor & I plan to do a quick hive inspection on Saturday to see if the queen has hatched, if not then he will be giving me some brood to place in the...
  17. Thread: Cut out

    by mbwalton
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    Cut out

    I am a brand new beek & I did a cut out with my "bee mentor" on Saturday. We cut all comb out, but did not see any eggs or larvae. There was honey and pollen, but no brood. We do know that the cut...
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