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    Re: First sugar roll...

    Dkofoed, my husband and i are in the exact same situation. We were thinking that if our hives survived the winter, we'd re-queen in the Spring with a treatment-free, "local" queen. But on my...
  2. Re: What do bees and ukuleles have in common? Me!

    Barry Digman, thank you very much, and what a wonderful link! I've never seen that particular version before, and you kind of can't help but to get a little choked up at the end of it. So poignant...
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    Re: Open Air Colony

    How beautiful! I'll be eager to read the responses you get. GORGEOUS!
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    Good morning, Phoebee, and you're very kind. Thank you!

    It feels like the ukulele is really gaining in popularity now. A lot of "serious" musicians have taken it up. Back in the day, George...
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    Oh, WWW, my heart just thumped reading your comment! Thank you! I'm a beginner, really, and the making of this video was 180 degrees away from my comfort zone. It's highly unlikely that i'll win,...
  6. What do bees and ukuleles have in common? Me!

    Good morning, beekeepers!

    This may seem like an odd post for a beekeeping forum, but i'm currently participating in an on-line video contest, and in the event of a tie in the judging, the number...
  7. Thread: Why Monitor???

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    Re: Why Monitor???

    Dsegrest, i'm intrigued! Apple cider vinegar helps with mites, you think?

    I've put a few drops in the beebath from time to time, when inclination strikes, but if it's more beneficial that i...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Bigfish ...

    Very interesting. I'll refrain from typing anything further.
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    CallyNY, i understand completely the frustrations you're experiencing, and i happen to share them. It's unsettling to read something that seems to contain the subtext, "What kind of numbskull are...
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    Re: Beautiful Natural Comb & Wild Brood

    Stunning. I'm not sure i've ever seen a single comb split off into two like that! It's just beautiful ...
  11. Re: Hoping initial panic is due to not wearing the reading glasses when inspecting...

    Tango Yankee, it sounds absolutely idyllic. My husband and i have two Bee Thinking hives as well, and one of the two colonies just loves to make tunnels. The other isn't so much inclined! Go...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    SpringGreen, thank you for your thoughts, and i admit, it was wrenching. I have pictures of all the little tongues sticking out (it almost looks like bee tongues are split - i'll have to look that...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Patricia, thank you so much for your post, and you're so right! We do love our bees, and this episode underscores that all too often, we can't escape life's perils. Meanwhile, in your bee yard,...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Cerezha and Just Krispy, thank you for your replies. At this point, i'm almost certain the "event" had nothing whatsoever to do with the sugar dustings, but if we ever do dust again, we may well try...
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    I love it when people post photographs, and look at that tunnel! Lovely. These are Bee Thinking hives, yes? It looks like they're in a beautiful setting ...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Hello, everyone!

    Just a quick update on what was found inside our hives today. We cleaned out the dead bees from the bottom of the hives, and i clearly made a mistake in my initial assessment -...
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    Re: Robbing results or pesticide kill?

    Interesting to read the title of this thread! I've been dealing with a similar issue (http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302814-Something-went-very-wrong-very-fast), and even now, i'm...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Zhiv9 - what a great tip on something to look for! No. None of the dead or dying bees had anything in their pollen baskets. But when i go down there again, i'll check with that in mind (i'm 90%...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Good morning, Saltybee, and thanks for keeping our hives in your thoughts. The dead and dying bees look like our ordinary bees, which was pretty puzzling at first. I remember thinking that if...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Thanks for your response, Michael. That now makes perfect sense to me. If, for example, someone was spraying a tree that happened to be situated on a field of dandelions ...

    Yikes!

    Are you...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Thank you for your thoughts, SpringGreen, and congratulations on the rebound of your nuc! That must be such a wonderful feeling ...

    While both of our hives were strong, the North hive was...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Hi, Dave Burrup ... Many of the homes around here, ours included, are on around five acres. Several people have horses, goats, cows; one guy keeps pigs, and at least one neighbor has roosters, even...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Well, every once in a while, i've seen that refrain because it supposedly leads to poor husbandry decisions (pinching the queen of an aggressive hive being the most obvious example). But my husband...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Ginkgo, good memory! It's a great point, and one we've thought about. That was a one day heat spike, and the hive looked normal the following morning, and behaved normally in the days since. So if...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Thank you, Charlie King. I know i'm not supposed to be emotionally attached, but i am, and i'm heartbroken.

    Mdax, we're totally new to beekeeping, but hubby is very clever! As for the ratio of...
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