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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Someone obviously did not sleep at a Holiday Inn. :gh:
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    Re: gopro

    Gopros are great little cameras. The only real consideration is how to mount them into location, which can vary depending on the objective. I have one video which I took to show a nuc supplier the...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Observations over the past three days looking at a frame which the queen expanded to recently:

    Day 1 - Solid pattern of eggs
    Day 2 - Solid pattern of hatched larvae, still a few eggs
    Day 3 -...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Thanks for all of the great info Flowerplanter.

    Based on this I decided to run home during lunch and take another look.

    I planned to take a comb sample to send for testing, but I can not see...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    I'm glad I decided to ask. Some good information in the responses, thank you.

    This queen was from a create a nucleus I created on July 20th last summer which had three supersedure cells. These...
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    Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    I have a nuc created last August from a split. Last summer I would find a solid pattern of eggs, every cell had one egg, but by the time the cells were capped it was a very spotty pattern, maybe...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    This^.

    My experience from before and after I quit wearing mine was that I would get hit on a lot more when I had a ring on. The ability to say no is the best commitment to your wife that you can...
  8. Re: my 1st year experience., my bees died now what.

    Last year was my first year also, my experience was very different than yours, at least in some ways, and similar in others.

    I started with one nuc, but everyone told me to have at least two for...
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    Re: Bringing in pollen in WNY

    Same thing today in the southern tier, lots of pollen going into all four hives. MOst of it a light yellow, saw a couple of bees with orange pollen.
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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    It seems to me a quilt box would provide both insulation and moisture containment. I will probably be giving it a try myself next year. This year I went with hard insulation over the inner cover,...
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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    I do a lot of winter camping, and moisture management is a major concern. As long as you are generating moisture, you are going to get condensation. It is not possible to vent all moisture. The...
  12. Re: New Yorkers question about Minnesota Hygenic Queen procurment / Beekeeping in Nor

    Greathorned, have you sourced queens from Mike Johnston? If so, how have they worked out? I'm thinking of getting some cells from him for May splits.
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    Re: Two New Queen Questions

    I would be contacting the package supplier about getting a replacement queen ASAP.
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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    Moisture will condense on any surface whose temperature is lower than the dew point, the lower the temp the more condensation that will form. By having the top warmer than the sides the moisture...
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    just being alive kills bees and all sorts of other things. Without people there would be no need for agriculture.

    I love virtually anyone who helps me stay alive.
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    Monday morning quarterbacking is what I am looking for.

    If you look at the previous messages you can see the situation I was facing last September

    I had a hive trying to supersede at a date in...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Skunk Cabbage is up through 8" of snow.

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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    Update to this thread.

    This hive which was attempting to supersede in September is my only dead out of the winter, died probably during the last arctic blast in early March since they had a...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    Two wintered in Northern PA (where I purchased the queens last year), one from a local supplier which I think come up from Georgia. That local supplier is where I got my first bees last year.
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    Re: How my bees spent their winter......

    First day above 50, gave me a chance to put some sugar on a couple of hives. Received my first two stings of the year on my hands, it somehow felt comforting. Does that make me weird?
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    Re: A double nuc of a different color

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

    How much honey did you harvest? Do you have standard hives to compare against.

    I'm a bit confused about your overwinter configuration. Did you leave the...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    I am going into my second year as a beekeeper, which means one of my biggest goals is learning how to manage overwintered hives as we start into spring. Part of that is swarm management. The...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    LOL! That's a lot of help for people like me who suffer from paralysis by analysis. ;)

    Seriously, thanks for your ideas and advice, I've learned a lot from you.

    Here is what I am considering...
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    Palmer Double Nuc

    It looks like I will have overwintered a Michael Palmer style double nuc, 4 over 4, which I created last summer with young queens. What do I do with these hives now?

    Do I use them to make two...
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    Re: Brushy mt. raised prices

    Two words,

    Amazon Prime
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