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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Northern VA area. Honey flow usually over by late June. Sometimes a small one in Aug/Sept. I've been making these for several years. Historically I make overwintered nucs around July 4th weekend. ...
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    Re: ammo box smoker toter

    LOVE that method. My friend uses it. I have found it hard to locate those though.
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    Re: Establishing Nucs in the Same Yard

    That is going to cause problems with making nucs in the same yard as parent colony. Chose brood frames with UNCAPPED brood- that will ensure the nurse bees stay with the nuc in the same yard. You...
  4. Thread: Liability

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    Re: Liability

    Virginia has no law about liability. IN fact, I think possibly WV is one of the only States that has that.
    We also don't have a hive registry law.
    Depending on where you are moving to- we do...
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    Re: Emergency Feeding Divide Nucs

    Indeed. I have used shims- one for each side and then fondant, but depending on your actual configuration, I guess you could just have one shim. I had divided deeps the divider raised just a bit-...
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    Any idea if fruit trees are being damaged or other effects?
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    Re: Best Comb Honey Book?

    This one hour talk which has many pictures from The National Honey Show 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjiInZRxrQ&index=3&list=PLu8DoQBHpzSho5sXkiV6pYMjETyw_gxQg
  8. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Sure you won't reconsider that invitation to Georgia now you love that expression so :-)?

    Since 2006- I have had from 2-50 colonies. Over 30 the fast 4 years with half double story nucs. 50...
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    Re: How long will fondant last in fridge?

    I have stored it for over a year- on an outside porch all summer, in an outside fridge turned off and in the basement. It lasts forever- even if it sort of melts down. Experience has taught me- cut...
  10. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Never noticed this detail before. Why? Because they have a constant brood break in the queen rearing process?
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    You are entitled to your points of view. Did you know some of Spivak's work early on was SARE funded?
    As for the project I ran and the others similar to it- it was a little more than a "few"...
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    Re: Home Kitchen Bill for Virginia

    Thanks for thinking of us. Does not apply to honey. The State already came up with their new rules a few years ago- mostly good in that if you are dealing with under 250 gallons you don't need any...
  13. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    From what he presented here on BeeSource you are correct. But he also talked about the association and seems to knows them, as do I to some minor degree. If you were on their list serv, and saw...
  14. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Deknow... I wonder why? The last time I shared data on this site you attacked me and the studies of another so viciously, people I did not even know reached out to me expressing concern!
    It seems...
  15. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Really? That is a very weak definition of evidence based. There is quite a school of thought in the research community on what the terms means- but even if you want to ignore the scientific and...
  16. Re: BEEKEEPING SHORT COURSE Mar 7th Apr 18th Alachua IFAS FL with bees and hives

    isn't March 7th UF BEe College?
  17. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Back to the folks in Marin- I have followed their data for a few years. One thing they have done really successfully if you can look at the data over time is dramatically increase the number of...
  18. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    IF true, that in my opinion is a terrible approach. People should not be dragged in- but they do show up interested in droves. We are part of the Northern Virginia Teaching Consortium. Our short...
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    Saw them both present at Bee College 2013 I believe. FASCINATING is right. I heard they may be back in FL in 2015- not exactly sure where. It's possible The National HOney show will post some...
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    D. Hodges. The Pollen Loads Of The Honeybee
    Only If I outlast you, maybe you will be kind. Out of print and quite pricy now.
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    AGREE! BUY this book now. The price is right and it is out of print. It most certainly is not outdated- more like a classic.
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    Re: Bees and Vineyards

    I have had bees at a vineyard in Virginia- only 20 acres and never had a problem. My buddy just placed over 40 colonies in the middle of 30 acres of grapes and is not worried. I sure they spray the...
  23. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    That was my first reaction too- something is very possibly going on with the colony- Sick bees don't tend to eat. Russians and Carniolians winter smaller but not as small as you are describing. ...
  24. Thread: Red Honey

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    Re: Red Honey

    Pretty sure overland apiaries sells it. You can find them on facebook or here http://overlandhoney.com/
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    not sure how the BBKA views this, but if you slog through this blog- she has many module tests and refereed tests (tests with examiner comments) posted here:...
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