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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    Sorry for your loss. We're located in Ohio just west of Clevleand, about 5 miles off the lake so we're about the same in climate zone and getting that stiff wind off the lake in winter. Lots of...
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    Re: Old School idea for winter?

    Curious,

    Is there an easy way to "change out" the contents or is it completely closed in?

    Cheers,
    Doug
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    Re: double screen board

    Good thread...

    So, I have two weak hives (both late-year swarm pick-ups) that I've been contiplating doubling up with a DSB and the stronger of the two on the bottom. My additional concern is...
  4. Thread: Dead bees!

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    Re: Dead bees!

    When you say most of the cells were empty, do you meean your hive had no honey stores? Almost sounds like starvation.
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    Re: My first feral catch

    Where's your sense of adventure? I could fall off the ladder simply cleaning out the leaves of my 2nd floor gutters or cutting limbs out of my trees. Granted, the gutter and tree aren't trying to...
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    Re: My first feral catch

    We'll be attempting the same thing tomorrow evening with a colony about 20+ feet up an oak tree and built on a branch about halfway out the length of the branch. I've been pondering whether to try...
  7. Re: It is almost October - why did my hive swarm...again!?!?!

    What kind of foundation do you have in that "problem" box - wax or plastic? It's been my experience that the girls can mightily resist building on the plastic - even if it's "wax coated". I was all...
  8. Re: Large populations, Queen laying in the 5th medium and asters

    Hi Dan,

    If I'm not mistaken, though they overlap, the asters usually start coming in after goldenrod. We're a bit over halfway through goldenrod here and the purple and white asters are just now...
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    Re: Super not worth harvesting . . . What to do?

    Been having the same challange. Would love to find a fairly successful way to have the girls who did all the work rob it back for themselves.

    Tried heaflaw's recommendation with the same thought...
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    Re: how to sell - any rules?

    Try here:

    http://www.angelfire.com/nb/movba/ohiolabellaw.html

    BTW, congrats on getting honey from your new hives! Extracting our this coming weekend. Can't wait.

    Cheers
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    Re: new beek with Varroa

    August in NE Ohio usually sees quite a slow-down for us in nectar flow (IMO). Though, with the cooler wetter weather we've been seeing lately, I'm hoping the clover holds on just a tad longer. I...
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    Re: Advise Needed. Ready to boot my wife out.

    Can't help ya. I'm going home and hugging my wife! Best fishin' buddy in the world!

    http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss93/1937jag/DSCF0124.jpg

    Cheers!
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    Re: new beek with Varroa

    Hi Pokerman,

    Looks like you're in my neck of the woods. We stopped using Checkmite about three or four years ago. Never was very comfortable with it or anything that requires that you DO NOT...
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    Re: Favorite Childhood Movies

    Ohh! Ohh! Mysterious Island? Captain Nemo, giant crabs, giant chiken-bird-thingie, giant HONEYBEES?

    - Just about any old Godzilla/Gamara/"B" '50s sci-fi movie. Dad & I would lay on the...
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    Re: SHB? Photos from one of my queen castles...

    Durandal,

    Like most of the folks have already said, they're not SHB. Though we're at the other end of the state from you, I've seen these little guys off and on in our hives for quite some time -...
  16. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

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    I was wondering about that...gonna be doing some...

    I was wondering about that...gonna be doing some steelheading in Erie on Monday. Nuts.
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    Thanks Rick. That's what the Queen Right folks...

    Thanks Rick. That's what the Queen Right folks said too - Don't worry much now but be prepared in the spring.

    We don't keep frames full of anything around outside the hives but I am struggling...
  18. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

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    Just south of us - about 40 min drive. Close...

    Just south of us - about 40 min drive. Close enough.
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    Yep. Like I said, didn't get a real good look at...

    Yep. Like I said, didn't get a real good look at the adults but I got the three larvae in a clear container. Been around enough waxworms to see there was something different about these guys. They...
  20. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

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    SHB in NE Ohio?

    Any folks from my area of the country finding SHB this year? I got a rude surprise when I found three larvae on my SBB insert last night. Thought I saw a little brown beetle scurry around when I...
  21. Thread: fogging with fgmo

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    IPM???

    IPM???
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    http://globalswarminghoneybees.blogspot.com/2007/1...

    http://globalswarminghoneybees.blogspot.com/2007/10/jewelweed.html
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    We've been using it for four years - no Thymol,...

    We've been using it for four years - no Thymol, added. Doesn't totally eliminate the mites but appears to keep the population down enough so the girls don't get overwhelmed by them. At least, we...
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    Just went through the hive thoroughly yesterday. ...

    Just went through the hive thoroughly yesterday. Was pleasantly surprised to find a single capped supercedure cell on one frame and two additional supercedure queens being raised.

    Since I added...
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    Question about drone-laying queen...

    Okay, checked the split hives yestderday and discovered that the new queen that I was constantly finding outside the hive a few weeks ago is now only producing drones.

    It was getting late and we...
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