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  1. Thread: Hello Everyone

    by Tycobb
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello from western Mass...

    Thnx cloverdale!
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    Re: Hello from Georgia

    Welcome!
  4. Thread: Balloon hand

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    Re: Balloon hand

    I wonder if the elastic pressure hampers the pumping action of the stinger. That may be a good tip. A couple of years ago I ended up with 14 stings on my left ear - blew up like Mickey Mouse for...
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    Re: First time beekeeper - East Tennessee

    Welcome! You could compromise and just get a half suit with veil - like a canvas pullover with a zipper attached veil. I have one and feel its cooler and easier to manuver in. Most importantly - have...
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Fair enough. Is there a place for people that can't buy in such large quantities (and learn the lessons you have) to read reviews or recommendations about the southern mega suppliers so they can make...
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    My mistake with the 80%, I seriously misquoted a number for the SARE study...the number I should of used was 58% as weak or failed (In the report 42% of southern packages that were not altered showed...
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Maybe the issue is with the name "Northern Queen", perhaps Cold Climate Proven Lineage, or something less wordy would simplify the argument. Really, as I see it anyways, is as a (very) small level...
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    Re: Hello from western Mass...

    Thanks Michael!
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Thanks for the info Erin...I'll find a home if I cant use her...Im not the squish and tell type!
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Yeah, I think I would hold on to her, waste not want not. Extra brood is never a bad thing. Its not like I have an established apiary to fall back on, since I'm starting from scratch.
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    lol, just a reference to a part of Mr Palmer's speech on overwintering in the far north and working to become selfsustaining (other than reordering southern packages each year). No offense intended!...
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    Re: Hello from western Mass...

    Thanks guys! Fruitveggirl, I plan on digging through your blog today :)
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Thanks for the quick reponses everyone!

    As far as your remarks on timing Kevin, they caused me to give myself a headsmack...and thank you for that. My package is coming last week of April/first...
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    Re: Hello from western Mass...

    Thanks! Glad to be here.
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    Requeening package bees

    In the past when using southern packaged bees I have had a low winter survival rate. I have had pretty good success with local (New England) nucs that have already wintered once.

    My question is,...
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    Hello from western Mass...

    Hi everyone, hope all is well...

    About me and bees...Many years ago I kept several langstroth hives...Got married, bought a house, switched jobs...life kinda redirected me.

    Now I'm a stay at...
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