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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    X3 in thanking MB. I bought the book too...... ;)

    Have been reading links suggested above and have found several changes I need to make for greater success. Thanks again MB. :)
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Thanks for the comments David and Michael, you both seem to be making the same points.

    You mentioned something about virgin queens flying and the need to feed Michael, I've had trouble getting...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Mark or Michael, can you help me understand why its so much more difficult this time of year to get grafts to 'take'?
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Excellent point. I save a lot of time by using the 'ignore' feature on this software. After a while, you will notice who really 'knows' what they are talking about and who does not; who really...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Thank you Dale :)
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Would you care to enlighten us about that calculator? :)
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    Re: Hello from...

    Enjoy your retirement NAVET :)

    Beekeeping can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. Of course, the more you know, the better chance of your bees surviving more than a year or two. :)
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Looks like you thinned the mites. I've read that the peak mite drop occurs after 72 hours post treatment. Are you planning to count again at that time? :)
  9. Re: What do you think this is? UFO Reported on the news

    We lived in Colorado Springs and sporadically saw objects in the night like that over a period of years. Moving just like that too. No explanation, unless its a vast right wing conspiracy ;)
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  10. Re: Walmart colander with bucket brackets for straining honey

    I ordered one of here. :)
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    Re: Africanized Honey Bee's? Coastal Virginia...

    I think that everything has been said already, I would just add that your feeling of dread at returning to inspect a bee hive is not abnormal. I have had a hive or two that was defensive when it got...
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    Re: Paired apiary test: natural comb does no good

    Thanks OT & JWC :)
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    Re: Beesmart Top Covers

    Yes, it was downwind a ways :)

    Cleo hogan, I will consider that combination of TC and MG, thanks! :)
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    Re: Paired apiary test: natural comb does no good

    JWC, I'm buying TF queens and leaving a drone frame in my best hives (untouched during brood season) to flood the area with my drones. Also providing queens to beekeepers in three mile radius to do...
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    Re: Beesmart Top Covers

    I keep a beesmart cover on a queen castle. For that purpose, I would use a regular telescoping cover next time. The rock I use to weight the cover reveals the flimsy air space inside the cover,...
  16. Thread: Mite levels

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    Re: Mite levels

    Thanks for the info Mike. :)

    My area is similar in remoteness to yours; I live near undeveloped, open lands on the one side and developed and agricultural on the other. First swarm last year...
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    Re: Mite levels

    Mike, As I read your post above, It gets me wondering when the mites moved into your area, which variety of mite you have there, how long your bees have been dealing with them as well as which...
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    Re: 2 meter boxes: Never done one before

    I'm just a little north of you and did a cut out 26 October2013 that overwintered successfully. Had to feed it. :)
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    Re: Mite levels

    This has been the most reasonable exchange of ideas I've seen on this subject on beesource in the short time I've been here. Thanks to each participant. :)

    subscribed.
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    Re: Paint in the eyes! Is it over?

    If its any consolation, I've done the same. My feeling was that a mated queen would get along, maybe even be superseded (no big interruption to the hive). On the other hand, a virgin queen needs...
  21. Thread: No Queen Laying

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    Re: No Queen Laying

    It is common here in Texas for queens to shut down during hot, hot weather. They start again when it cools off. :)
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    I put one of those ebay honey gates from China on my extractor. So far, so good. :)

    FWIW, one of the honey gates came without both 'O' rings. I can live with that.
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    Re: How do you know?

    I should have cited the book I used for the response above. It was taken from "Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A year in the life of an apiary," by Dr. Keith Delaplane.

    We used this text and the...
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    Re: How do you know?

    According to Dr. Keith Delaplane,
    - You will see bees flying actively at the entrance, especially in late afternoon
    - Bees show little interest in sugar syrup, with practically no robbing
    - A...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    I have found this to be true as well. Ebay rocks! :)
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