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    Re: Early Spring Aggression

    Well, another lesson learned. And no one at work today noticed my one ear lobe was about 3x the size of the other :)
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    Early Spring Aggression

    I was not expecting this. We have only had a handful of days above freezing, today was the nicest day this spring so far at 8C. Second time into one of hives this spring, I gently opened the top...
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    Cold weather and feeding requirements.

    I don't need to tell anyone that this winter was an extraordinary cold one. I have read two opposing opinions about colder weather and feeding requirements. One says that in colder weather the bees...
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    Re: First year hives will not swarm?

    I had a similar circumstance, a 5 frame nuc started in May. They occupied two deeps and started building comb in a third deep, then swarmed. Fortunately, I caught the swarm and started another hive....
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    Good video on neonicotinoids issue.

    I found this video news report informative and fair on the neonicotinoids issue. I'm glad its getting attention again in Canada, whatever the truth is.
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    My hive is dying.

    I started my first hive last year from a nuc and it did great. Late summer I took off about 80lbs of honey and left them with two deeps full. They survived the winter, the queen was laying and pollen...
  7. Thread: Robbed!

    by bboshart
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    Re: Robbed!

    Thanks, I was not familiar with the term. Just did a search on it. Learning lots :) Anyway, thought it was pretty funny when I saw the "superhighway".
  8. Thread: Robbed!

    by bboshart
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    Robbed!

    Started my first hive this spring, a nuc and its doing quite well. Not a lot of flowers around right now so I thought I would give the new hive a boost with some sugar water. I am using a chicken...
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