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    Re: Buckfast development and genetics question.

    I would send a message to Dr. Robert Russell at Russell Apiaries. He currently maintains a line of Buckfast bees and is generally extremely knowledgable about honeybee genetics and breeding.
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    Re: Suit Versus Jacket

    I have a full Brushy Mountain suit with zip on veil, as well as an inexpensive folding square hatless veil that I can wear with any clothing.

    Full Suit
    Pros: I've never been stung; Pockets;...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    28782 - Tryon, NC (Western NC)
    4/21 - Tulip Poplar
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Had a hive of Russian bees swarm two days ago in Western NC. Was not able to recover them.

    Tryon, NC 28782
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    Re: Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    Miler Bee Supply makes an awesome hive-top feeder.

    I have had very few drowned bees and you can open the top the add syrup without the bees getting out.
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    Poll: Re: What is Treatment-Free Beekeeping?

    I personally would have liked to see this one as an option in the poll:

    "Discussing and formulating honeybee management methods that cooperate as much as possible with natural bee biology without...
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    Re: 2011 NE Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

    Ahhhh... so perhaps having Northeast in the conference name is what threw me... and perhaps others as well.

    So its really the 2011 Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference that happens to be held in...
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    Re: 2011 NE Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

    I'm wondering how much of the focus of the conference is on treatment free beekeeping in the northeast environment vs. general treatment free practices. I'm in the southeast (Western North Carolina)...
  9. Thread: hive bugs

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    Re: hive bugs

    I usually find earwigs under the cover.

    Nasty little bugs, but apparently harmless to the bees.
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    Re: Where to buy woodenwear

    S Toast, if you are just starting out, I would strongly suggest you do some research and consider standardizing on all medium hive bodies. I can tell you from having just gone through that decision...
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    Re: tracking software???

    Check out HiveTracks. They have really improved their software in the past 6 months.

    Oh, and it's free... although consider making a donation if you use it so they will keep enhancing the...
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    Re: Where to buy woodenwear

    The first thing I would suggest is to find out if you have a local beekeeping equipment supplier in your area. They can provide what you need without delays or shipping costs.

    Assuming a local...
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    Re: Mold on Pollen Patties!

    Let me ask my question differently...

    If I have some patties that have a little surface mold, do they have to be thrown out, can they be cleaned and used, or or can they be used as is? They are...
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    Re: Mold on Pollen Patties!

    Is the mold dangerous or bad for the bees?
  15. Re: Medium Nuc Splits with Purchased Queens in Western NC

    Thanks for the feedback folks. Looks like I have some additional data to use in my decision making.

    I was hoping to hear from someone, good, bad or otherwise, about the Brushy Mountain...
  16. Medium Nuc Splits with Purchased Queens in Western NC

    Hi, I have searched through dozens if not hundreds of past messages on this forum to educate myself, but have not found a thread that specifically addresses my scenario & questions. I'm posting my...
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