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  1. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    It would seem to make more sense to count money rather than honey.
  2. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Honey production hives produce honey. Nuc production hives produce nucs. Packages producers produce bulk bees. Cell builders produce queens. How many pounds of bees did you sell from your honey...
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    Re: To make it real

    Essentially. I try to keep a minimum of five deeps (or seven mediums) on each hive at all times. It's a truly unlimited broodnest. Eventually some hives will excel and they will get more boxes. ...
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    Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    New episode up, great conversation: http://parkerfarms.biz/Podcast/TFBP-Ep6-Anita%20in%20MA.mp3

    Now available in iTunes.
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    Re: To make it real

    Doesn't mean they're all equally full. I leave "supers" on all year. They are well painted. Now that I'm in a dry climate, perhaps the boxes will stop rotting.
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    Re: article feedback request

    Nope and nope.

    What I do know is all the problems I've had with feeding. The longer I go, the less I do it, the less I want to do it, and the more I feel it's actually detrimental. Feeding is...
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    Re: To make it real

    I have a beekeeping video! You may recognize the box colors and entrance configuration.

    http://youtu.be/uLlbuwJUg2U?list=UUcQlklnTz4VutnehAR0driA
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    Re: To make it real

    *Opens lid*

    Yep, those are bees.

    How they got there, how long they've been there, whether they've been treated or not, who can say?
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    Re: To make it real

    I appreciate that, but do you remember how many blow up fights we had before you got to that point?

    The problem is, there's a cadre of beekeepers who like to hang round this forum smelling...
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    Re: To make it real

    Must be.


    Had my integrity questioned a few too many times. Have you ever heard me say "those hives didn't actually die, you're just padding your numbers"? Yet I hear the opposite all the time....
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    Re: To make it real

    If I'm not real, what am I?

    Are you the sort of person who requires a contract when a handshake will do?
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    Re: To make it real

    For thinking, no saying, that a picture makes it real when a picture is one of the easiest things to fake. You know what's not easy to fake? 5000 posts in 12 years. Fake that.

    Well here's...
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    Re: To make it real

    So my pouring forth of information, the likes of which is never seen from anyone else in this forum, didn't lead you to believe me? The blogs, the website, the podcast, nothing? You had to have a...
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    Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe it's the editing.


    It's like the niche inception.
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    Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    I have unlimited bandwidth, but limited storage which I can upgrade for a nominal fee. However, I doubt I will get all that popular. At this point, FeedBurner leads me to believe I have about 15-50...
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    Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    Agreed. You really only need a standard PC microphone, or even just a webcam with a built in mic. Most laptops have that stuff built in these days. Find a quiet room and record with Audacity,...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    I must agree. This is the wrong time to be doing splits in the northern hemisphere.
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    Re: Can Someone Mentor Me?

    Those are some of the best upper entrances in my view. I keep some boxes for just that purpose.
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    Re: Theoretical TF apiary management

    Some of the reasons for recombining are the following: It adds brood and drawn comb to hives that are already growing, strengthening them so they don't have to do as much work to grow further. It...
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    Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    David, I use a Legacy condenser mic which runs into a Behringer Xenyx X1204USB mixer which then attaches to my computer via USB. I got a larger than usual mixer for podcasting so I could do things...
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    Re: To make it real

    You'll be disappointed.

    With the voice, hopefully not the podcast. I have a face for radio and a voice for fast food drive-through.
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    Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    Just finished recording my first show with a guest. I am looking for volunteers for the future. You don't need to be anybody notable, just come with questions. All it involves is a 20-30 minute...
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    Re: To make it real

    If you want to hear my voice, you can listen to the podcast.
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    Re: To make it real

    Here is me with Michael Bush's bees, two birds with one stone: ...
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    Re: Theoretical TF apiary management

    I like the plan, aside from the treating part. If it were me (I started out in a way similar to this, 20 packages though) I'd focus on rapid splitting (sounds like you have an excellent climate for...
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