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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    Wasn't this thread originally about pricing?
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    Re: Dave Cushman's site dead?

    Ok NM I found it.
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    Re: Dave Cushman's site dead?

    How did you search for it on archive.org? I went there with no luck in search. :-(
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    Re: Nuk availability in Connecticut

    I just sent you a PM. I am in Litchfield, CT and may have something by end if July.
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    +1
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    Re: queen acceptance

    I too would like to refer to the pics. Great info though! I don't think I have ever read those types of observations before.
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    I've tried coaxing the bees in several different configurations and nothing seems to matter unless you have young bees and a good flow and or feed like crazy. Let me know if you get something to...
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    Re: help with queenless hive

    You could always remove some of the frames and extract the honey. Put them back in and the bees should clean them up nicely for the new queen to lay.
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    Re: OA Difficulties

    Glock,

    How much do you use for nucs?
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    Re: Flow is still going.... How much longer?

    Sorry to hear that Vance. Last year yellow jackets killed a bunch of my nucs but I have not seen many yj's this year. Maybe the ground is too wet. Not sure. Counting my blessings!
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    Flow is still going.... How much longer?

    Well I checked all four outyards today and the flow is still on. Every other bee is carrying bright yellow and bright orange pollen and some are crash landing indicating a heavy stomach. I am...
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    Re: How is the fall flow in your area?

    August was scary but September kicked into high gear, I was excited! But alas it was too short. Cold weather is back and it looks like the extended forecast is for more of the same. I can never...
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    Re: Queen Excluders

    I have loads of brood in my supers as well. :(

    I had excluders on some hives but removed them because the flow wasn't kicking in. Well it finally did kick in and the queen decided hey look more...
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    Pollen sub in the dry sugar?

    Last year I was forced to save a couple nucs and one hive with the mountain camp method. I was curious if there is an benefit to mixing a bit of pollen or pollen sub in with the dry sugar if that...
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Well it's been 4 days. Did you try anything? Update please. :)
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Maybe you can set the super down all around and make a pattern. Nah I hope she likes roses or diamonds. Sorry!
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    Re: what is this pollen from?

    I agree pollen sourcing is tough unless you are looking at the grains under a scope. I think we can make educated guesses though based on what is flowering and what the bees are working on. As far...
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    Re: what is this pollen from?

    Looks like goldenrod but Pumpkin is bright yellow, marigolds is very orange, also some asters are reddish orange.
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    Re: National Honeybee Day.

    Paula Poundstone? You gotta be kidding me. That's what we want a convicted child abuser playing the lead role in a kids flick. Jeese. Now your making me grouchy.
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    Re: National Honeybee Day.

    Oh come on Mark! No kids? Def not scientifically accurate but Jerry Seinfeld was a great bee. ;)
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    Re: National Honeybee Day.

    So how is everyone going to celebrate? ;). Work their bees? Thank a bee? Hang their black and yellow flag? Have a glass of mead? Watch The Bee Movie?
  22. Re: Golden Rod - Now this is what we've been talking about

    And I if you really stare at the photo and let your eyes focus through the photo a 3D image if Mike Palmer pops out! :lookout:
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    Nice! :). I spy 12 including some blurred out ones in background.
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    Re: Honey Super Cell overwintering?

    Thanks Mike that makes me feel better. :)
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    Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    I am thinking PLEASE LET IT BE A GOOD FLOW! ;)

    I currently have 25 hives and nucs and my honey crop this year has been minimal at best.

    I just noticed bees working the GR that is in flower. ...
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