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  1. Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    I have used both the screened and solid bottom boards over the years - over the last few years I have been using the screened having read it helps with hive ventilation and mite reduction. I am...
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    You are right - I just checked my checkbook ( deposit) and it is $135 per nuc. For some reason I was thinking $100
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    I ordered 2 nucs this year from

    http://mottbeefarms.com/

    priced at $100 each plus $10 for a cardboard nuc box - pick up should be by mid April

    I also ordered 2 three pound packages from...
  4. Re: More Beekeepers Sour on Profession as Winter Die-Offs Continue- WSJ Article

    I guess I enjoy " besmirching " . It is either that or I place more value on my time than to get in a pissing contest about bee keeping on the WSJ web site over a comment like this one. Help...
  5. Re: More Beekeepers Sour on Profession as Winter Die-Offs Continue- WSJ Article

    If you read some of the comments after the article you find out how truly ignorant some people really are.
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    Re: For Southern Climates-Turnips

    Honey from cruciferous vegetables crystallizes fairly rapidly from what I have read- Turned under turnips are also fairly slow to break down - I doubt many farmers want to follow a big turnip crop...
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    Re: 2 of 3 Dead

    I have had similar problems this past summer and fall Debuquer. I lost one hive in a rapid fashion and well on my way to losing another. By all appearances I thought I had European foulbrood. I...
  8. Do you use terramycin on your bees?

    When I first started into bee keeping about 20 years ago it was recommended to routinely use terra mix as a preventive and for general bee health in the spring before the flow. Which I did for 2 or...
  9. Anyone here used this mite treatment ?

    Looks pretty inexpensive and one review I read from New Zealand called it very effective and they fouund no residue in honey or wax.
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    http://0.tqn.com/d/netforbeginners/1/S/k/T/meme-gmo.png
  11. Re: Greenhouse / Bee compatability question

    I have only a couple of hives but have quite a few honeybees get trapped due to not being able to find the exit. They keep flying up even though that is not the way out. I have since quit using the...
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    Re: ground wire on a bear fence

    I think you need to get a voltage tester and see how many volts your system is putting out. Otherwise how do you know its even working or how well it is working? You probably need a minimum of 6...
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    Re: ground wire on a bear fence

    Just curious but how many volts are your " bear" fences charging to? I have a 3 wire anti deer electric setup around my vegetable garden. The perimeter is about 1000 lineal feet. I have just one...
  14. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    No way to take pictures as the hive has died out completely and been disassembled. Is a neighboring hive at peril now?
  15. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    Feeding sugar syrup. I believe in a 2 parts water one part sugar ratio will encourage laying.
  16. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    For some reason I can not retrieve either of your links. No I do not have pictures unfortunately. Id say the brood was spotty enough that if the whole side of a comb had brood only about 1/5 would...
  17. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    My hive that swarmed that I am talking about, I actually stole 4 frames from in the spring and made a successful split with the aid of a purchased queen. They rebuilt themselves back up and swarmed...
  18. When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    One of my hives swarmed this past spring. The old hive made a new queen and she was laying but her patterns seemed a bit spotty. I thought that was probably due to the spring flow having ended. ...
  19. Re: Fall flow in central North Carolina?

    I would guess you have goldenrod and asters.
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    US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    only in wildlife refuges. I guess for the rest of the wildlife and bees on 99% of US land, its business as usual.



    more here

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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    This guy was from your area.
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    Price of Nucs in your area ?

    I texted and left a message with someone advertising 5 frame nucs on Craigs list. They finally texted me back with the price. $ 250 . I thought of about 100 snide replies to text back, but as I...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    I grew up in the eastern panhandle of WV and never realized black gum grew that far north - come to find out it grows up into New England.

    I have a lot of tupelo here at my place and it is one of...
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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    I watched Mr. Palmer's video on the sustainable apiary late this past winter and am inspired to stop being a victim of weak/dead colonies and scrambling around in late winter - early spring to get...
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    Re: Question about hive that swarmed ?

    Thank you for the reply blessed farms

    I had not heard of that before.
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