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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2-14-2013
    Red Maple starting

    Went through 16 hives Tues. 12th, 50 degrees and sun. Wednesday 2 inches snow. Thur. 50 degrees and sun, went through 12 mores hives. Snow forcast...
  2. Thread: buying boxes

    by McSpadden
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    Re: buying boxes

    http://www.carmacksupply.com/

    small woodenware producer from West Tennessee. Great product and prices!
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    Re: Queen in a swarm

    just watch the outside of the cluster and you may see her come to the surface. If I remember correctly last year I found 7 queens in one swarm.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2-23-12
    Cedar(Juniper)
    65 degrees a few hours sun. Bees coming in very heavy in the evening.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Feb 18th
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    The first daffodils and dandelions.
    Last year the first daffodils were March 10th!
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Feb 10th 2012
    47454
    Paoli, IN

    red maples starting. 10 days earlier than last year
    10 doubles, 3 singles, 15 nucs
    no losses yet!
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    Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

    After my experiences last year and this mild winter, I'd love to learn more about swarm prevention!!!
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2-7-12
    Henbit
    50-55 degrees bees were working the blooms
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    Re: The hardest thing for a new Bee Keeper?

    This is definitely the issue the first FEW years!
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    Re: Swarming hive

    If you split out the original queen and leave all the swarm cells they may cast multiple swarms!
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    5/13/2011
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    wild blackberry full bloom
    sweet clover along highways starting
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    5/8/2011
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    black locust
    Black locust just starting.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    5/7/2011
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    Black Gum
    Went out to check on hives this evening, they were coming in heavy. Went out and looked at some poplars and black gum, sure enough they were working both.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    5/6/2011
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    Honeysuckle full bloom
    weather improving, should be getting into our main flow
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    Re: Queens on the ground

    read through my thread
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?254040-tossed-Virgins-photo&highlight=tossed+virgins
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    Re: Excessive Swarming

    Nice to know I'm not alone.


    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad268/McSpadden/th_VID00012-20110503-1440.jpg
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    Re: Cute beer ad, and Bees

    funny, thanks for sharing
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    swarm in the air

    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad268/McSpadden/IMG00077-20110505-1407.jpg
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    why can't they all be this pretty

    Front and back of 1 frame
    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad268/McSpadden/IMG00078-20110505-1544.jpg
    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad268/McSpadden/IMG00079-20110505-1545.jpg
  20. Re: SometimesI'm lucky enough to not be unlucky

    I did just as you to a number of hives. Then my weather turned bad. Now I've been experiencing a swarming nightmare. Check out my thread "tossed virgins photo".
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    Re: tossed Virgins photo

    Without drawn comb on hand, I think the only way I could have avoided all this would have been to spin out a few frames and given them back.
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    Re: tossed Virgins photo

    Hindsight 20/20 I would have split these hives harder but...when this action is taken how many cells would one leave?

    This quote is from Michael Bush"s site. This is the action I took, except I...
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    Re: tossed Virgins photo

    The real questions are;
    Did any of the swarm queens mate well with all the bad weather I've had?
    Can I get them back into shape and make a honey crop?
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    Re: tossed Virgins photo

    Again today. Pulled out 7 queens from this swarm
    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad268/McSpadden/IMG00076-20110504-1404.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5-3-2011
    47454
    Paoli, IN
    2 hives swarmed
    Gets busy at 3 minutes
    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad268/McSpadden/th_VID00010-20110503-1406.jpg
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