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    Re: new beekeepers

    sounds like a really nice day you had there mathesonequip!
  2. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    I'm not in the midwest but they grow well here. Some farms set 30' tall posts with wire trellis for them. All of them I've seen face south.

    You'll need to make a "Bee Hoppy" sign for them to grow...
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    Re: bright orange pollen

    goldenrod, aster and marigold pollen all fit your color description and all are available to the bees now.
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    Re: What to do with a squater?

    talk with the landowner, then have him call the authorities.
    It's the landowners issue with the other beekeeper not yours.
    Your issue is with the landowner.
  5. Re: How successful are double screen boards for overwintering a small hive on a big o

    Good plan. You're well on your way now.
    (Just don't under estimate the moisture issue.)
    When will you configure them this way?
  6. Re: How successful are double screen boards for overwintering a small hive on a big o

    Plenty of suggestions posted here.
    What's your plan?
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    Re: Help a sub human

    Sounds like you have a bucket full of gold there :)
    What would Robert Frost say about that?
  8. Thread: Russian Sage

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    Re: Russian Sage

    Those are good pictures. I can't take a good one to save my life.
  9. Re: How successful are double screen boards for overwintering a small hive on a big o

    I overwinter as stand alone 5/5. Last winter (first for me w/ overwinter nucs) all 8 made it outside, no wrap, pushed together with a wind block on the NE to protect against our nor'easters. I did...
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    Re: CT or nearby beekeepers

    erik, there must be some pollen. almost always there is some.
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    Re: CT or nearby beekeepers

    is E Hampton rural or suburban?
    farms and fields or wooded?
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    Re: CT or nearby beekeepers

    Any of these plants nearby> heather, chicory, knapweed, impatients, maybe melons or cucs? alfalfa is tannish, sweet corn whitish yellow?
    Just a guess though.
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    Re: Plantings for Bee Friendly Environment

    kilo-- the other day Barry mentioned in one of his posts that by checking the "remember me" box under the username and password boxes upon logging in you will not be timed out. It has worked for me....
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    Re: Beesmart Top Covers

    >> I love the telescoping covers I make with twin wall polycarbonate, a simple frame and 1 1/2" rigid insulation. Light weight, 100% waterproof. <<

    To light and not sturdy enough for the way I use...
  15. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    I agree. I ran all 10 frame mediums up until this spring when I introduced deeps to half of my hives. But it was because of moisture problems over the winter months and not for the points you guys...
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    Re: TF Beeks vs the Treatment Beeks

    It applies to everyone that treats. Read it again.
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    Re: Barely any honey in hive

    yes it will.

    only give them what they can finish by morning (or less) so you don't have to keep putting on and taking off. You'll spill a bunch
    taking a 1/2 full top feeder off in the morning and...
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    Re: MDF inner covers?

    I made a few and as you know there are better choices in material for innercovers. They do absorb moisture. They swell. When propolized to the box they can easily fall/break apart or when wet.
    If...
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    Re: TF Beeks vs the Treatment Beeks

    snl: No offense taken.

    sqkcrk: :scratch:
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    Re: TF Beeks vs the Treatment Beeks

    Not to be difficult but why are you trying to speak for all those who use treatments on their bees?
    how do you know how everyone else 'feels'? or views the management methods of others?
    maybe the...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Tough one Jim. Sometimes it is a PITA for me to 'entertain' my customers but I do, smile, and in the end I feel good about it.

    Maybe for your operation a designated parking area, predetermined...
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    Re: Customer concern

    The level of ignorance displayed in this post amazes me.
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    Re: Customer concern

    It sounds like you did a bang up job with this customer. Yes I have some difficult customers at times and pray for the patience it seems you displayed when it occurs. BMAC some people are hell bent...
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    Re: Pollen on ground underneath hive

    welcome timmac.
    I see some pollen around the entrance and in front of my hives on occasion. Never so much that I thought something was wrong- & not enough for me to collect anyway.
    It may be...
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    one of the Weavers in Tx offers them for $225, the other weaver $200
    I see them here for 2-250
    it is a realistic price in more markets than one might think.
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