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  1. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    Which means there is nothing to worry about. The ones doing it successfully can sit back and laugh, smile, tell jokes or whatever while watching everyone else.
    I'm finishing my wife's top bar hive...
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    Re: Stop that Drone Cells

    Wisest quote of the year right there.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    White Ash
    Henbit
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    Re: What Are Acceptable Mite Numbers?

    Lol, I have read his work until my retinas started burning. Great info there, but just like you, he doesn't set a particular number either. My numbers are below the examples he gives for thresholds,...
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    What Are Acceptable Mite Numbers?

    Hi folks,

    I was wondering what you all consider "acceptable" when it comes to mite drop numbers in a deep hive body, specifically 8 frame. There is so much info out there regarding this topic that...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    3/10/2014
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    So, basically, all of you are saying that there is more than one way to keep bees? There is more to keeping bees than people ever imagined? A beekeeper should know what's happening with his/her bees?...
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    Re: Feral bees in fallen beech tree

    Luring them out now? No. However, you may catch the swarm in mid April or so.
    If you can make the cut, take the section they are in and set it up just as it was in your bee yard, place a hive body...
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    Re: In my genes

    That's some great history there Barry. Keep the legacy going.
    Btw... I really enjoy those old pics!
  10. Re: Another mite resistant trait - Entombed in the Cacoon

    Very enlightening video Dan! Do you know who it is that's doing the research?
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    Re: Freezing frames of honey

    Richard Taylor would be proud!
  12. Re: OA Vaporizer...when to start in spring?

    See Randy Oliver's website on varroa management.


    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/varroa-management/biotechnical-methods/

    Performing a "flash" treatment on the hive when there is little to no...
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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Assuming you have nothing invested in it, I'll give you one dolla!!! :D
    First come first serve, right?
  14. Poll: Re: Do you believe that glued frames are stronger than non-glued?

    Lol...not to rain on anyone's parade, but the polling question is of poor quality. Asking whether glued frames are stronger than non-glued frames implies that:

    1) glue is the only aspect being...
  15. Poll: Re: Do you believe that glued frames are stronger than non-glued?

    1 1/4" works terrifically! I use the 1 1/4 Bostitch brad nails. Let me tell ya, those puppies ain't coming apart unless you go in with the intent of demolition!
  16. Re: 2010 documentary: Queen of the Sun, what the bees are telilng us.

    ??? :scratch:
  17. Re: Bee bringing in pollen, but what in the world is blooming?

    Here is a good link. You can click on the link in the citation at the end for the original charts describing pollen color of plant species.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
  18. Re: Sycamore smoke to control varroa mite

    I was wondering that too, and then I found that the journal is based in Pakistan, which makes sense when you put two and two together. However, interesting article. I imagine one could find that...
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    Re: Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    Ditto!!
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    Re: Elementary

    You know you're a success when...
    I bet that made your day didn't it?
    Very nice sir.
  21. Re: Wild bees affected by honeybee parasites and diseases

    I'd like to find the actual research. Thanks for posting.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
    Blooms up high, not down low.
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    Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
    Bees were covering it up! Blooms are up high, but not down low yet.
  24. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Lol... Are you suggesting that the African swallow has vested in the American financial markets?

    Oh my, I should cease and desist from unintentionally high jacking this thread. My apologies. :)
  25. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Ah, but a penny spinning with stability still lacks density, and thus is very susceptible to cross winds while falling from such a height, which will then cause the penny to become unstable and...
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