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  1. Re: Genetic basis of two EO on control of Varroa identified

    very interesting indeed jwc. many thanks for the post.
  2. Re: Hello From the Mountains of North East Alabama

    welcome aboard!
  3. Thread: ZONES???

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    Re: ZONES???

    here's another one:

    20198

    from:

    Ricketts, TH, et al (1999) Terrestrial ecoregions of North America : a conservation assessment. Island Press. From Wikimedia.

    The key to the name of each...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    i appreciate the report gary. i'm also seeing a little new nectar being stored here and there and no uncapping of any spring honey. this has been the least 'dearthy' summer that i have observed so...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    that's an attractive price for your customers dar. i'm staying sold out at $20/qt. and $10 for a 1 lb. squeeze bottle. i'm selling about equal numbers of both. most of the folks on my customer list...
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    Re: foundationless deep?

    i am using a single deep with medium supers, and most of my frames are drawn on mann lake rite cell plastic foundation. i'll continue using the rite cell for the supers, but i am introducing...
  7. Re: Pulling a split to stop swarming question

    i don't think it matters if you keep the split in the same yard or move it. since they have already started queen cells splitting out the queen may or may not keep them from swarming. you can...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    we've been under a heat advisory here this weekend due to heat indices in the 105 to 110 range. i've been limiting any bee work that requires suiting up to the first hour or two of the morning.
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  9. Thread: cataracts

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    Re: cataracts

    :D
  10. Thread: cataracts

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    Re: cataracts

    yep.
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    Re: Less small hive beetles this year?

    seeing the same thing in my yards matt and it's what others around here are telling me as well. perhaps that last big snow storm we had in february did some good.
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    Re: Successful fix of laying worker hive

    sounds to me bison like you exercised a little creativity, the bees cooperated, and you achieved your objective. it's nice when it works out that way.
  13. Re: Atago PAL-22S Digital Refractometer - dialog with the rep.

    very helpful post adrian, i'm using the same unit. many thanks.
  14. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    brad, for the last day or two it's been mostly a bright whitesh yellow (reminds me of lemon maringue) along with a decent amount of yellowish orange (pumpkin color). there is corn and other...
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    Re: Hello from North Alabama

    welcome from up here in jackson county!
  16. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    went out and checked the one at home i put a quart on yesterday and they are only about half way through it.
  17. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    the quart of syrup i put in one at the outyard (macedonia) was empty this morning. i've noticed that the hives over there didn't get quite as far on the supers as the ones here at home. there is...
  18. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    dang. that's really surprising since we are on the same ridgetop. i have no clue what they are getting into over here but there was a couple of different colors of pollen coming in all throughout...
  19. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    brad, did you have any foraging today? it was fairly strong here.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    a sincere many thanks jim, that means a lot to me coming from you.

    yes, i'll likely take counts any that look suspicious toward the end and some of the others to get a representative sampling.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    here's wishing all of you a safe and happy 4th! :)

    a couple of my splits have graduated from 5 frame to 10 hive bodies this week. although i tend to avoid using syrup this is the one...
  22. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    brad, i have some left over bags of latshaw's mix and if you find yourself in the neighborhood you are welcome to get one and try it out.
  23. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    welcome to the forum jorre.

    whether in belgium or any location for that matter and what i was heartily agreeing with oldtimer on is that someone just starting out with bees and wanting to go...
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    Re: Backfilling brood nest?

    just noticed you are all foundationless, and that may have something to do with the bees not wanting to 'jump' up to the top of your super and draw comb.
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    Re: Backfilling brood nest?

    i'm in a different part of the country, using single deeps instead of doubles, and my be working with a different strain of bee than you, so fwiw.....

    it sounds like your bees are content to work...
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