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    Re: Shrubs for bees

    Sumac and Buttonbush. Here in West Central VA Zone 6b they bloom in June and July.
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Looks like you have gotten through. Congratulations to you and your wife.
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    Re: Holy crap I am sold on the Sustainable Apiary model!

    Check out this thread and the Better Bee web site.http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?312252-double-nuc
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    Re: Emergency treatment for sting reaction

    Thanks to Dr for the thread and everyone who posted. Some useful information that needs to be used with caution as has been pointed out. I also live 30 minutes from the nearest hospital and the...
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    Re: Laying worker hive

    You might want to talk to your state apiarist Sean Burgess. He recently wrote this in Kelley Bees newsletter on laying...
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    Re: 7 Frame Med. Hive Bodies

    I don't know anything about Mr.Jones's reasoning but why not just build or buy regular eight frame boxes and fill the left over space with a follower board or in the winter some insulation or a frame...
  7. Thread: Swarm Story

    by billabell
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    Swarm Story

    My wife heard a loud buzzing from our bee yard and called me out. What I saw stunned me there was a huge cloud of bees in the air and bees covering the front of one hive with a deep and a medium...
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    Re: Memorial Day 2015

    Salute and remembrance to all who have served, but especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Hopefully our grandchildren will be able to keep what has been preserved for them at great...
  9. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    Wild-B, very nice, quality work. And thank you for the pictures as good as or better than plans.
  10. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    Chris,
    Thank you for the comparison. It really helps to put it in the context a real life economic model. I haven't seen Michael Palmer's videos that will be my next stop and I will definitely look...
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I think you answered your own question correctly in the edit, but I think you will know from their brood pattern w/o waiting for spring. I don't know your situation but if your worried about it just...
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    Re: Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    If you screen the feeder holes on the inside the bees cannot get out when you refill the jars.
    Sorry, I am referencing Rail's Post #8.
  13. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    I also am on a tight budget and have been shopping around. Maxant is apparently very well received in the beekeeping community. I am also looking on ebay and the Vivo 4/8 frame has an attractive...
  14. Re: 1st time for requeening and have some questions

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips

    Copy and paste into your browser and it might work-a lot of good info.
  15. Re: 1st time for requeening and have some questions

    http://http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Harry,
    This works with laying workers? That would be great because I was thinking the only way to save a hive with this problem was to combine with a really strong hive. Now I am thinking of putting...
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    West Central Virginia in the mountains 20 miles SW of Lexington 24450, 2000' elevation poplar and locust just started, blackberry is also starting and looks like it will be very strong. Hope it lasts...
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    Is there any capped brood? If they are all capped drones (protruding bullet like caps) it is probably laying workers or if you see a queen and still have all drone brood it may be a drone laying...
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    Re: Using robber screen permanentlly?

    I use the Brushy Mountain style year round. Open the slot at the bottom, which is 3 inch, during a nectar flow. The next batch I make I might make that slot a little bigger especially for a populous...
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    Re: adding supers question

    George Imirie's instructions.
    http://http://pinkpages.chrisbacherconsulting.com/1999_Aug_-_Proper_Use_of_the_Imirie_Shim.html
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    Re: How to Split This?

    Do you have swarm cells? Better check.
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    Re: Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    How corrosive? These bees are not going to be here more than a few weeks. They will be building comb and feeding brood and will not even see the majority of our honey flow. That is (corrosive) one...
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    Two Queen Hive

    Getting 2 packages last week of March. Thinking about making them into a 2 queen hive. I have enough drawn comb for each brood box and would feed them for a couple of weeks before our honey flow...
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    Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    I am going to treat 2 packages with OA Dribble. Thinking it might be best to keep the queen out of the hive during and after treatment for a couple of days and feed them before introducing the queen....
  25. Thread: OTS Method

    by billabell
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    Re: OTS Method

    Eduardo, the name of the book is OTS Queen Rearing I do not know if it is on Amazon but if not get it from Mel at http://www.mdasplitter.com
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