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  1. Re: How many treat overwintering nucs for mites ?

    I'm overwintering 18 nucs this year and treated using half-dose of API Life VAR, 3 treatments 7-10 days apart with no problems. Overwintering in deep/deep and deep/medium nucs.
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    Re: drone and supercedure questions

    ellcnlael-
    Looks like they have done well drawing out the frames but the drone brood and spotty brood pattern, to me, indicate a failing queen. This can be a problem with queens you get with a...
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    Re: Hello from WV

    Welcome Martin...from a fellow Mountaineer! My Grandpa had bees when I was young as well and was my inspiration to start beekeeping.
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    Re: General swarm dates

    I am in central West Virginia and had a swarm Easter Sunday...5 weeks ahead of last year! The earlier the better...this is NOT your average year.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/13/12
    25840 - Fayetteville, WV
    Second swarm of the year in my outyard at about 3:00 pm. Queen couldn't fly and the 2# swarm ended up at the base of a chain-link fence post behind the hive. ...
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    Re: Painting hive bodies

    Bamindy...you might want to check out Eco Wood. I will be using it on all my new equipment. Paint don't seem to hold up well for me...even using primer and two top coats.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    25840 Fayetteville, WV
    Easter Swarm...had a swarm in my outyard today. Went to check my hives after dinner and the air was full of bees. They settled about 8 feet up in a spruce tree, cut the limb...
  8. West Virginia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting 2012

    The North Central West Virginia Beekeepers Association is hosting the State Spring Meeting on April 14, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Harrison County 4-H Recreational Complex on Route 19 South,...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    25801 Beckley WV
    Not my hives but an acquaintance had two of his hives to swarm on 3/30/12. He was able to capture one of the two.

    This is 5 weeks earlier than the first swarm from one of my...
  10. Re: What steps do you follow when you find a hive with swarm cells in it?

    I found 10-12 swarm cells (1 capped) in one of my hives yesterday and luckily found the old queen too. I moved the frame with the old queen, a frame of honey and a frame of pollen to a 5 frame nuc,...
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    Re: Hopguard vs MAQS vs Apilife Var

    I had a hive last fall that had over 100 drop count in 24 hours. Treated with MAQS late last fall and this spring it is booming, more so than the rest. It definitely disrupts the bees for a day or...
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    Re: Is a dog close to hive a major concern?

    I would have to agree with Tia. Your dog being chained is the issue. In all the other posts, it seems that they are free to run away...huge difference.

    WhiteOak
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    26610 Birch River, WV
    Zone 6A

    Apple Blossoms

    Sure hope they don't get froze!
  14. Re: Fact Checker: Can local honey fix your sneeze?

    I have numerous customers that buy local honey from me every year for allergies per their Doctor's instructions. They say their Doctor tells them the best thing they can do for allergies is to eat a...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    26610 - Birch River, WV
    3/19/12
    Zone 6A

    Peach
    Magnolia
    Forsythia
    Tulips
    Hyacinths
    Creeping Phlox
  16. Re: Most simple grease patty recipe for mites

    Here is a link to a page on the West Virginia University Extension Service website and a recipe for grease patties. Bob Noel, the inventor of Honey B Healthy, along with Jim Amrine and David Webb,...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    26610
    3/2/2012
    Maple
    Willow
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Great design D. Coates! Cut out the parts for (28) nucs this weekend. Had time to nail one together and it went together perfectly. Thinking of adding some screened holes for ventilation. Has...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    26610 Birch River, WV
    February 23, 2012
    Crocus and dandelions, and small white flowers blooming in the yard...not sure what they are though.
    Bees working the blooms although they are jut a few.
  20. Re: Excellent Presentation on Swarm Prevention

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    Care to describe the techniques for swarm prevention that they discussed?

    Thanks,

    WhiteOak
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    Re: What do bird feeders offer bees?

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    Several people at the local beekeepers meeting mentioned this Monday night. They seemed to think they were gathering pollen from the seeds. I have several bird feeders and suet cakes out...
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    Mouse Guard

    New style mouse guard...available in a multitude of colors :)
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    Spitting overwintered nucs

    Hello All-
    I am overwintering nucs for the first time this year. I have 7 nucs that I am overwintering as double 5 frame deeps. I am thinking of splitting these this spring by moving 5 frames with...
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