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    I requeened w/ 6 Yugo's last spring. They have...

    I requeened w/ 6 Yugo's last spring. They have been very calm and gentle. They have not swarmed and have produced honey very well....better than the italians that I had prior.

    I'm a Big Fan. ...
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    We harvested around 1050 lbs from 20 colonies. ...

    We harvested around 1050 lbs from 20 colonies. This is better than we expected since w/ lost 3/4 of our colonies over last winter (had to buy/install alot of packages in the spring). The switch...
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    10-4. I let you know how it goes....I will do...

    10-4. I let you know how it goes....I will do what MB suggested and do a test on a hive or two. Based on the input, I think I'll wait (planning to harvest there in 2 weeks) and try it on our...
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    I guess I was hoping to avoid robbing by pulling...

    I guess I was hoping to avoid robbing by pulling the supers off at or near dusk

    MB - Thanks for the heads-up. The main flow ended early hear this year in west-central IN...and activity really...
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    I recently heard of a harvesting method that...

    I recently heard of a harvesting method that seemed too good to be true. The method basically involves pulling your full honey supers at or near dusk and setting them near the hives they came from. ...
  6. Thread: HONEY FLOW

    by WeaverBro
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    IN west-central Indiana, the strong hives are...

    IN west-central Indiana, the strong hives are working on their 3rd and 4th supers. This is quite a bit ahead of the previous two years. Our northern IN hives have been slow going (which is opposite...
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    Just to mention another option....guinnea fowl...

    Just to mention another option....guinnea fowl are a blast. Their eggs have a higher percentage of yolk (yah, real hyper-yellow omelettes)than chickens. They take care of themselves real...
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    Update: Sorry for the delay, I've been dealing...

    Update: Sorry for the delay, I've been dealing with computer issues and couldn't get back on-line.

    Anyway, in the 2 hives I discussed above I added one frame of brood, larvae and eggs from strong...
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    I have a similar question that doesn't seem to...

    I have a similar question that doesn't seem to have been answerd yet: If you have a suspected laying worker hive (I have one where 90% of capped brood is bullet shapped, no queen or queen cells...
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    Another possible way....Snip some new and one...

    Another possible way....Snip some new and one year old cuttings and put them in a bucket w/ some fresh cuttings from a willow tree. The bark of willow releases a natural rooting compound in a water...
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    I have a similar thing going on.... Yesterday I...

    I have a similar thing going on.... Yesterday I found one of the hives in trouble. I knew the queen was questionable when I added it to this package coloney installed this year.

    Well, brood...
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    Here, in west-central IN, the black locust began...

    Here, in west-central IN, the black locust began blooming a few days ago. Did a quick check of 8 hives last night and found that 3 are storing nectar, but just beginning (1-3 frames in 1st super). ...
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    Are you saying the store in Banta has nucs, not...

    Are you saying the store in Banta has nucs, not packages, available? Also, do you know their phone number?

    Thanks!!
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    Does anyone know of any packages of bees beeing...

    Does anyone know of any packages of bees beeing sold in Indiana? I thought that I heard of a place in Banta??
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    I ended up ordering Yugo's for the central IN...

    I ended up ordering Yugo's for the central IN apiary. I mentioned above that my Bro orderd NWC's from Strachen for the Northern IN homebase. We're looking forward to checking out both types. ...
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    Thanks for the ‘Yugo’ input dmcdonald. How...

    Thanks for the ‘Yugo’ input dmcdonald. How would you rate them for honey production and swarming tendency?

    Wineman, I checked with all those you mention and the rest at the OSU website. Bee...
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    The NWC's my Bro is getting are from california...

    The NWC's my Bro is getting are from california thru Strachan Apiaries. They are one of the few listed at O.S.U's website as official providers of this NWC strain. I'm not exactly sure what this...
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    Thanks for the feed-back. I think I'm going to...

    Thanks for the feed-back. I think I'm going to give the russian hybrids a try. My Bro has ordered some NWC's, so we'll get to check both out. Sounds Sweet.

    Curry, nice tips, I'll remember...
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    Thanks for the insight on SHB, although I hope...

    Thanks for the insight on SHB, although I hope they're not as widespread as generally thought.

    Any input or experience w/ Taber's 'Yugo's' or New World Carniolans Queens? I'm hoping to make a...
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    Heh all. I was wondering what past experiences...

    Heh all. I was wondering what past experiences have been using Taber’s (HoneybeeGenetics.com) Russian/Carniolan (also called ‘Yugo’) queens or their Italian queens? I live in central Indiana and...
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    Thanks for the feedback. FYI - prior begining...

    Thanks for the feedback. FYI - prior begining beekeeping, around 4 years ago I went to an allergist and was tested for supposedly everything they test for (I used to have bad hay fever and fall...
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    Based on my experience, non-allergic reactions to...

    Based on my experience, non-allergic reactions to bee venom follow a bell curve. Starting off minor, growing more and more intense, and then tapering off to nothingness. I was worried at first,...
  24. Thread: Rock Hounds?

    by WeaverBro
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    Heh all, I'm also into rocks. Someone above...

    Heh all, I'm also into rocks. Someone above asked how geodes form....from what I understand, voids or empty space in limestone are slowly filled in by silica and/or calcium carbonate rich ground...
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    Yup, I also shoot the wood bow. I prefer...

    Yup, I also shoot the wood bow. I prefer longbows and currently shoot a nice 54 lb 'flatbow' style made by the Kentuckian. I killed my first deer with it last fall, a nice 8 point around 190 lbs. ...
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