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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Clarence Collison

    Clarence Collision
    Professor of Entomology
    Head, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
    Mississipi State University
    Mississippi State, MS

    In an advanced...
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    Re: For Southern Climates-Turnips

    I use turnip greens for a cover crop on my garden every fall. It blooms during the spring build up here in March and the bees use it for brood rearing. I plow it under before our main flow which...
  3. Re: Starting with Foundationless Frames...looking for advice/clarification

    Starting out foundationless is not as big a problem as many make of it. But it is an advantage to a new beekeeper to use a full sheet or two of foundation in the middle of the first box. the bees...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    That is basically the way the TN. state inspector is. At least the main inspector. For along time it was a one man show and he was spread very thin over the whole state. He now has regional...
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    Re: Hive robbing in Texas winter

    Is the hive that is getting robbed alive? There is a good chance it has died out and the other hive is taking advantage of the situation.
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    Re: Should I concider 5 frame nucs

    An eight frame medium is good to use for a split. three or four medium frames of mixed brood with the bees and a mated queen and a couple frames of honey and pollen will make a good nuc.
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    I am looking at the pictures on a small tablet so the pictures are small but I don't any brood or evidence of any foul brood. Maybe there is and my little tablet won't show it.
  8. Thread: SUGAR

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    Re: SUGAR

    In one of the Honey Show Videos a lady did a talk about sugar that is very interesting. She tells about that word Rader can't spell. I don't know how to post links but you might be interested in...
  9. Re: Queenless hive with a handful of queen cells but no drones. What to do

    I got to thinking after I replied yesterday those queen cells may not have anything in them. I have seen that before in dwindling hives. If they don't and the numbers are that low you might be as...
  10. Re: Queenless hive with a handful of queen cells but no drones. What to do

    I would let it play out also because if they are over wintered bees they are probably older bees that will not live long and will not help the other colony much anyway. You may learn something for...
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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    >>Overall average for the state is about 60 pounds. An active beekeeper who tends to business can produce 120 pounds per colony average.
    Fusion power would you please give some insight on how a...
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    Re: 10 Nuc Increase

    What David said except I would wait to make the splits towards the end of June and give each split a newly mated queen and feed. They should build up fine for the winter in the Boro. It does here in...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I meant for it to be funny but with the point that they were alive. Many assumptions can be drawn in a situation like this as you have already. They could have died soon, they wouldn't make the...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Certainly not that was my point. Even with a heavy mite load they were still alive.
  15. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    I wondered why they didn't do that earlier in the fall if they new they were weak. Then if they made the winter and built up in the spring they could split with the Mel D method and have several...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    >>I guess my reluctance to give small cell much credit is because of all the cutouts I've done that were loaded with mites. That's a glaring fact I just can't ignore. But Hey, I'm relatively new at...
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    Re: Marking queen question

    Mr. Palmer makes it look easy but he has handled thousands of queens. If you are new to bees don't try marking queens until you have some practice with drones.
  18. Thread: 8 frame hives

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    Re: 8 frame hives

    The bees will do good in all different type of set ups. And I have different types and like all them. But if you are going to have just two hives I suggest the eight frame medium set up is probably...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    People who smoke dope react the same.:D
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    Re: Covers: Migratory vs Telscoping

    There is no right or wrong with the different kinds of covers. I have both because I started with telescoping then went to migratory tops. I like migratory tops best just because of one less peice of...
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    Re: Frame question

    I would use the frames and not worry about the SHB if the hive is strong. Just don't give them too much room to defend. The bees should fill the slots when they are drawing comb and filling the...
  22. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    That's the answer to shinbone's post 144. Thanks Lauri. I have observed if ones says to much about some things around here one gets beat up pretty good.:lookout:
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    Re: Overwintering Mediums

    I made a few side by side six frame mediums also and I like em. And made six frame supers and top feeders for them. To me variety is the spice of life.
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    Re: Overwintering Mediums

    I make splits in July so if I start the split in a five frame medium nuc it is built up to two eight frame mediums before winter. I also have three nucs I started in six frame boxes [ equals four...
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    Re: what would you do?

    I have some hives that are all medium and I have some that are single deep with mediums above. I can make deep nucs and medium nucs and don't see any problem keeping them seperate or lifting the...
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