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    Re: Why do I not see Sumac yet?

    Here they call it Shoemack
  2. Re: Looked like bees were swarming, but then they died on side of hive in a few minut

    Usurpation warm was my first thought. According to Wyatt Magnum, usurpation swarms do happen in the mid-Atlantic states. Last year at EAS, he had a presentation showing swarms taking over occupied...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Flat Topped, and Canada.
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    Re: Repairing holes in veil?

    A small piece of duct tape on each side of the hole.
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    Re: Why do I not see Sumac yet?

    Not to be rude, but Sumac finished blooming here the third week of June. I assume you have the same Staghorn Sumac as I. Are you seeing flowers, or the red clusters that are actually fruits and are...
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    Re: 5 NUCS ready and NO QUEENS (HELP)

    If you get them, you'll have to remove the emergency cells before you install the queens. That's what I would do.
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    Re: Why do I not see Sumac yet?

    What variety of Sumac do you have? I've heard that the honey you get from Sumac is dark…I've seen Sourwood honey that was darkened by Sumac nectar. Our Sumac produces light colored honey and...
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    Re: Queenless roar vs fanning

    Queenless bees not only roar, but there are other hints to their queenless state.

    Some bees will be exposing their nassanov glands. Some will be making a characteristic flapping or shuddering of...
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    Re: Honey with a string Mint taste

    Basswood
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    Re: any reason NOT to use black comb?

    If I find entombed pollen in the combs, I discard them.
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Basswood and Sweet Clover in full bloom, too.
  12. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    Looks a bit like White Sweet Clover, Melitotus alba
  13. Re: Inspections with the heavy honey supers on?

    You don't. You should have done your inspections before they filled the first two supers. If the colony is filling their supers, leave them alone and keep them properly supered. The flow will end...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    Work, work work. :)

    Looks like better than a 100 pound crop and I haven't got the help to take care of it. Been alone for a week. Doing the best I can but impossible alone. Still 14 yards to...
  15. Re: Transporting hives to pollination jobs w/o a forklift

    Ha! We used to move 600 by hand.
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    Re: Sacbrood

    Re-queen with stock from an operation that advertises they select for hygienic behavior. Pat Hietkam does
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    Re: Tired of the nasty tempered hive.

    Just genetics. Think mean dogs and mean people. Re-queen and be done with it.
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    How Do You Spell Honey?

    Ka-Ching, Ka-Ching. :)

    Nice crop here. Lots of colonies with 100+ lb.

    Started early and has continued. Just finished a really strong Sumac flow. The meadows are showing one of the best clover...
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    Re: Building Your Own Hives....

    I for one wouldn't use Hemlock. When dry, it checks and splits and cracks. When wet it weighs a ton.

    I bet you could find a mill that has kiln dried pine. Ask for shorts or industrial grade. Don't...
  20. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    Well Mr. WLC. I'm just another one of those beekeepers. I'll never amount to spit in the wind. But I can tell you this…I have 40+ apiaries surrounded by corn. Corn with clothianadin. Wanna come look...
  21. Re: I weighed my hives today....not at all what I expected

    Mark's working' too hard again. :)
  22. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    A friend in the UK lost 80% of the colonies in one of his apiaries this spring from a pesticide kill on oil seed rape. The UK has banned neonics so the farmer sprayed the crop with a traditional...
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    Re: What in the world?!?!?!?

    A good hive body with a wood bound excluder nailed on the bottom.
  24. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    I disagree Mark.
  25. Re: My plan on overwintering 200 queens on mini-frames

    Not sure what you are asking.
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