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  1. Re: Small Scale VSH genetics and hybridization

    Not wise.

    II queens don't store the level of sperm that a naturally mated queen does. They typically don't last as long. That's why breeders will keep their II queen in a nuc, or bound into a 3...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    No worries. I took it as just that, a very good attempt to help. It was, and is, appreciated.
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    That's what I thought. But again, oh well.

    Seemed like a really weird proposal.
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    My one outyard is a guy that operates an organic farm. I enjoy keeping my bees there, as he is genuinely interested in the well being of the bees. Which helps alot.

    But it should be mentioned that...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    They may be an average for the area, or maybe they include walmart prices in their average, which skews their statistics. I don't know.

    Ultimately $7 /lb is a price I feel comfortable with. I take...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    So here's what I think I'm going to do:

    I've put some feelers out for a few more local yards. This weekend I'm investigating one, and the owner indicated they may have a friend who would be...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I build my own. Looks similar to these:
    http://www.beekeepingforums.com/threads/5223-Robber-screen-moving-screen
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I can agree with everything but that.
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    That's the strategy I employed in 2013. Caused robbing.
    Although, I attempted to constantly feed nucs and those that I thought needed it. The double deeps that had a deep of honey I figured didn't...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I would say so.



    I rotate treatments. This past year I did MAQS in the spring, and Apivar in the fall. Last year it was MAQS in the spring and Apiguard in the fall. The year before it was...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    It already happened once before. 2011 I lost everything.



    Tried that in 2012. Didn't end well.
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    Perhaps I was unclear, or misleading. My mistake. I tried to find where I said that, but I can't.

    Anyway, I haven't sold nucs in years. I've taken all the nucs I make and put them back into my own...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    And I've spent how long attempting to solve it?

    I've tried combating it by switching yards (by my count) nine times, switching from honey production to nuc production to queen production. I've...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    Yup, and it's equally likely to go the other way around, just ask the NY Times (bought Boston Globe for $1.1 Billion and later sold it for $143 Million), Ted Turner (who lost $7 Billion in AOL), or...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I think that's a little harsh and excessive. I posted a question on which option would best suit me on November 9th. It's November 12th and I haven't taken any one of those options (all of which...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I think I'm ready, but unsure which step to make.

    I may be losing the wisdom of your post . . . .



    I'm curious why you think I lack motivation.

    I don't think I lack motivation, I think...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    See what I mean?
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    My 9-5 job involves, mostly, emergency business turnaround work. In layman's terms, it involves analyzing businesses that aren't doing too well, figuring out what went wrong, and getting them on...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I have. Nothing local beyond a few acres here or there. Mostly corn, or another non-nectar producing plant.

    There is some substantial cotton and soybean fields south east of me, between here and...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I would very much like to hear their input.

    But, keep in mind that not all of NC is the same. NC has three distinct regions, the coastal plains, the piedmont region, and the mountain region. The...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    Brutal honesty. I hate it, but appreciate the sentiments. Thanks Don.

    I think I'll resign with #1 if I'm convinced, either through here or through my own trial and error, that the other three...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    This isn't a new issue for me Clyde. I've been dealing with this for over a decade. Attempting to break through the 50 hive mark since 2011. I've spent over three years figuring out every possible...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    Sourwood usually blooms June 25 through July 25. But yeah, basically right in my wheelhouse.

    Good sourwood fields are extremely fickle in NC. You get a good crop one out of every three years (at...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    Queen rearing and nuc production historically has encountered the same follies my honey production abilities have seen. Nuc/Queen production works well April through June, but come July all hell...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    I think it's kinda a chicken and egg kinda deal. Time isn't an issue right now, because I don't have to move them to find the nectar, making the nectar issue #1 currently. Once solved, time may...
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