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    Winter Losses or Success?

    Hey, I was just wondering what the overall success rate for the winter was? I did poorly. I made mistakes last year and it costed me.
    The fall buildup seemed to be weak. How did other people fare,...
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    Re: 8frame medium nuc

    Hey Honey Dipper,
    I'm sure there are pros and cons either way, but I would say this time of year that it would be good to give them the room. I'm anxious to hear the experts advice though.
    Dees...
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    Re: Successful First Split

    Good Luck Beepeep and Mbartole!
    I have one hive to split into three this year. Have you watched the Fat Bee Man's splitting methods. He's a great teacher. :)
    I got too carried away with splitting...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Cartersville, GA (Weekend trip)
    Redbud and Willow (I think). The green wave is coming!
    3-21-2015
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    Re: Lost two, one left.

    Thanks Luv2beekeep, I'm going to keep them much stronger this year. Last year, I thought if I had a queen they would build up from a tiny nuc. I actually was making new queens! But I wasn't feeding...
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    Re: Lost two, one left.

    Hey thanks!
    I think I will go with option one. Just because I have to choose one. The original queen will be more apt to make it.
    I learned to split last year, but I was WAY too aggressive. I...
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    Lost two, one left.

    :scratch: Hey folks! I just wanted to say that I made a lot of mistakes last year.
    I got down to three hives before winter, didn't build them up enough and now I'm down to one.
    I have two nucs...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Spring City , Tennessee
    Sugar maple. (Pretty sure.)
    3/9/2015
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    Re: first time on line

    Welcome to Beesource! The biggest thing to remember is to keep it fun. I have so much fun that my wife considers the time I spend beekeeping playtime instead of work. LOL
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Happy birthday, and thanks for the inspiration!
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    Re: Howdy from Texas

    Welcome to Beesource! Good luck with your new passion. I'm a returning quitter. LOL I'm about three years into my comeback.
    It's amazing what I've learned on this website. I would not have quit...
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    Re: new-be from Carpentersville, IL

    We had a really pretty goldenrod bloom last fall, but it didn't have that much honey in it for some reason.
    Others here on Beesource have said the same thing.
    I've had to keep feeding all winter.
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    Re: new-be from Carpentersville, IL

    Hi Dyzio!
    Welcome! The wealth of knowledge on this sight is amazing!
    Plus, we have a lot of fun!
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    Re: Ukraine Beekeeper Need Your Help!

    That is good advice Beepro. It is always a good idea to have them in different locations. You can hide bees in a lawnmower shed. We had a friend in the city of Atlanta years ago who had two hives...
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    Re: Ukraine Beekeeper Need Your Help!

    Hi IgorUkr,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. How many hives did you have? If you have a few hives left, you can split properly and maybe build back in a year or two. What type bees do you raise...
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    That's right. Get what you can out of it. It is time the American farmer got paid! :) My poor ol' Grandfather died a pauper in Georgia from farming.
    In 1950, land was $100 per acre tops. Tractors...
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    Hi VitamanBee!
    Here is a link that gave me an idea.
    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-industry-statistics/unit-honey-prices-by-month-retail/
    I haven't had any trouble selling it, but...
  18. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    It's great that there are some old feral black bees around. The population has fallen. They are true survivors. We need a breeding program to preserve those tough genetics. Did someone say that they...
  19. Re: are you wondering if they are still alive inside?

    Hi squarepeg, Yes. Pikeville would be my hometown. We live in Bledsoe county. Right in God's country!
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    Thanks for the link to the sugar cake. Sorry trottet1. It's a good subject! I'm not a complete newbee, just a slow learner. LOL
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    Great advice. Mine are light. Is dry sugar better than and entrance feeder, and how do you apply dry sugar exactly?
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    That is very interesting. Thanks for the post!
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Thanks for the link and the explanation. They are brand new to me. So they are a different species from the regulare honeybee, apis mellifera?
    I bet they are fun to raise! I think the american...
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Hi Apo Mariano,
    I have seen other posts about stingless bees. Are they really stingless?
    Thanks!
  25. Thread: I'm New!

    by jrose1970
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    Re: I'm New!

    Welcome! This has been a great place for me to learn as well. I was inspired by The Fat Bee Man, Bushfarms.com and The Sustainable Apiary by Micheal Palmer. You will enjoy learning!
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