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    Re: Witness to Regicide

    I think the intensity of the inspection that you performed was too soon after the introduction. On a smaller colony your chances of getting away with that much disruption is better, but bigger...
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    Re: “Single-hive” honey?

    Sounds like they are talking about single-frame honey. Wow, that's a lot of work. I feel good if I can separate my different yards.
  3. Re: today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    That's got to be comforting. Congrats.
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    Re: A good package is hard to find...

    Why in the world would you assume you have to kill her? Place an ad on craigslist for a free queen and your phone ring off the hook. Shoot, there a place here where you can give stuff away. Lots of...
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    Re: A good package is hard to find...

    Why not? Please explain.
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    Re: Unusual Scene in BeeYard

    +1
  7. Re: Will the vibrations of the lawn mower disturb the bees?

    I've found that it varies significantly throughout the season. Also, if your lawnmower has the grass discharge and exhaust on opposite sides you are going to disturb them more than one that has these...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Very nice bees for sure. Get good NWC stock and give them a try. I've kept them before and found that the did well in the southeast. Nice gentle bees. Pretty good on production too. I've only used...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    "The use of the equation is limited to a situation where there are steady state conditions, and factor interactions are tightly controlled."

    This suggests that this applies in steady state, and...
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    Re: Advice on first setup...

    Skunkape71,

    So here's a taste of what to expect on your journey through beekeeping. We can't even agree whether a warped top is a good or bad.

    I believe that you (the beekeeper) should have...
  11. Re: Would honey support a diabetic in a Post Apocalyptic Event?

    Now that's funny!
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    Re: Advice on first setup...

    Plastic that I'm referencing is not a problem in high temps. Over 100 is not uncommon for southeast VA, and zero isses. The wax foundation that you scoped out is MUCH more susceptible to heat than...
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    Re: Advice on first setup...

    Cheaper and just as effective. Also allows you to push two colonies together during winter so they can share a common wall.
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    What about bears? Remote areas here are almost certain to get taken by bears.
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    Re: Advice on first setup...

    Welcome. Good to see that you've been reading. I suggest you consider a diverse set of references before locking into any one configuration.

    Tweaks to your suggestions:

    1/2 plywood for tops...
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    Re: Misco Digital Refractometer

    $500 !!!! Wow, now there some product support....

    See this thread:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302473-Digital-Refractometers

    I bought one of these and used it several...
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    I think you meant to say:

    "The uneven distribution of wealth in the world is due to the uneven distribution of capitalism."
  18. Re: where to buy granulated bee pollen pellets?

    What quantity are you looking for? We sell local fresh bee pollen, but its not cheap.
  19. Re: Fall Dry Sugar via Mountain Camp Method or 2:1?

    Another recent discussion:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?304212-Dry-sugar-on-wintering-inner-cover
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    Re: Bees bringing in kill

    No. Take a picture and post it.
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    Re: Versatex for hive components

    Would condensation be an issue?
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    Re: synthetic pyrethroid

    My city does not use that for mosquito control, but the local farmers do spray their fields with it. I can assure you that it kills bees if direct contact is made. We are fortunate to have a really...
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    How do the bees get to the sugar on the inner cover when they are clustered below? Does the cluster move up onto the inner cover? If so, that seems hard on the bees making them extend the cluster...
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    I agree with MB on this. I've seen it run right down through the bees onto the ground. I always spray the paper and also spray the sugar in about 1 inch layers. I've never seen a problem doing it...
  25. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Perhaps these will help.

    http://www.glenn-apiaries.com/genetic_aspects_queen_production_3.html

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/choosing-your-troops-breeding-mite-fighting-bees/
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