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    Re: New Member from Central New York State

    Welcome Hiwire. Once you sort out who is who on the forum there is a ton of useful advice available. And that advice is backed up with some serious experience.
    Those tough questions you have now...
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    Re: Extracting Honey at French Hill Apiaries

    Thanks for the video Michael.
    Sure gives me something to shoot for in the future.

    How many production hives are you running?
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    Re: Homemade Extractor

    I used a plastic 2 frame extractor like that for quite a few years extracting from around 10 hives. The darned thing lasted longer than I thought it would. I still use the same one sometimes for the...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    there is five pounds of excuses in a three pound bag for the failure of this hive.
    Nothing will change until this beekeeper owns up to his naive views of beekeeping.

    DCoates is correct- this is...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Yup it's specialkayme's and sqkcrk's fault.
    And the dreaded intervention.

    His teachability is obviously hopeless.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Well said Mark.

    "It is the result of not fully understanding and addressing circumstances and conditions earlier in the season."

    More time listening instead of talking would help solve this...
  7. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    duplicate post.
  8. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    Things sound pretty good in there now. Eggs usually means they were laid by a queen who was in the hive very recently (3 days ago at least). That marked queen may have been replaced earlier in the...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Sounds like your quite the beekeeper.
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    Re: TF until today

    squarepeg>> "i think i could recover from a 50% loss and still get a decent (but not great) honey harvest."

    the honey harvest after my 50% loss a few years ago was dismal. to many resources go...
  11. Re: Hello from Marthas Vineyard..Help!!!! Disaster!!!

    one queen is better than none. probably a had nice brood break in those hives to knock down the mites that's why you didn't see many.
    combine them via newspaper method. 4 8 frame med high is fine- 2...
  12. Re: Hello from Marthas Vineyard..Help!!!! Disaster!!!

    do a newspaper combine. you want to end up with 2 deeps for winter so reduce each hive down to 1 deep and store the rest of the boxes and frames, put a couple of sheets of newspaper on top of one of...
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    It means whatever you want it to mean. :rolleyes:
  14. Re: Have you been turned off by a Beekeeping instructor?

    Don't let the cart get in front of the horse.
    Learn about bees and keeping them and if you are interested enough get some.
    The solutions to all of your other concerns will come about in time as...
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    Re: Hello from South Alabama

    Welcome to you, aviator1.
    A good number of Alabama beekeepers on BeeSource for local conditions and methods.
    Enjoy, good to have here.
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    WillH:
    Hello WillH, clyde from Suffolk Co.
    It's not to late to treat with OAV as you plan. I'd sure fit in 4 treatments spaced 5 days apart and treat again once after Thanksgiving.
    The Hopguard...
  17. Thread: Eco Bee Box

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    Re: Eco Bee Box

    come on now.
    they have 30 years in the beekeeping industry too! ;)

    "About Us
    Eco Bee Box is a local Utah Bee Keeping business that has over 30 years of bee keeping experience. We pride...
  18. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    Ditto on eastern Long Island for the goldenrod. some is already spent.

    So far Groundsel is drying in the bud stage without flower except in the low areas by tidal creeks.
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    Re: TF until today

    Thank you for your offer, please keep me in mind come early spring. March 15th. is usually not to early for starting spring nucs if the queens are available.
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    Re: TF until today

    what are you referring to?
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    Re: TF until today

    squarepeg, I'd give them a try, why not? It would be interesting to see what happens and that 7 month trial would yield plenty of useful information. From my perspective, it is not the time to...
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    Re: What is going on with this?

    " In our area (NY) if you don't treat for mites in August you get PMS in September. Your mileage may vary"
    Beekeeping is local so optimum treatment time and the time the result of not treating shows...
  23. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    Leave them alone. Check in a week to 10 days on that queen cell to see if it's capped. Look for the queen then also.
    Many have seen, reported on and written about mother & daughter queens in the...
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    Re: TF until today

    all well and good.

    I'm using myself (and location) as an example only.
    Maybe a 7 month long observation of these queens in another local is all that is needed to see if their mite hardiness is...
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    Re: TF until today

    squarepeg: "over time the local population has become very 'mongrelized' and it's these hybrids that are proving themselves in the unmanaged state".
    How did you come to know this?

    squarepeg: "i...
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