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    I have been keeping bees for about 5 years now. ...

    I have been keeping bees for about 5 years now. I have never had an allergic reaction until this year. About 1 month ago I was stung on the neck and my whole neck was swollen for about 2 days. ...
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    Another CCD story on Yahoo's Home page

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070503/ap_on_sc/honeybee_die_off
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    We do not breed for them, but we do not requeen...

    We do not breed for them, but we do not requeen them either. Its an interesting point. Some of our "hotter" hives are the best as well.
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    Sorry about the last post. Didnt realize I was...

    Sorry about the last post. Didnt realize I was in the Biological thread. I guess OA would be counterproductive for Biological beekeeping. Thanks
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    Would OA Vapor not also be a good idea??? I have...

    Would OA Vapor not also be a good idea??? I have never tried it on packages but it sure seems like it would be the best bet. Anybody else have an opinion on OA on packages?
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    I was around our bluberries yesterday and noticed...

    I was around our bluberries yesterday and noticed many honey bees working them! This is the first time in 4 years I ever have noticed more than 1 or 2 bees on them. As for the carpenter bees, they...
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    I just inspected our 4 hives that i tried this...

    I just inspected our 4 hives that i tried this method on last week. 3 of them have drawn out great combs and the queen has layed them up already. Of the 4 empty combs i tried different ways to give...
  8. Thread: Hive set ups?

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    I just wanted to see what everybody is running...

    I just wanted to see what everybody is running and why? I currently use a deep with a medium on top that is left there year round. Also what does everyone think is the best for the piedmont of N.C....
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    LaRae, The russians we have are "pure" russians....

    LaRae,
    The russians we have are "pure" russians. They are from mother queens out of pure released stock, but open mated in mating yards. The breeder states that they are not any other breeds of...
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    I have had russians for 4 years now. We started...

    I have had russians for 4 years now. We started with them because of their "mite resistants". In my very limited experience they do not survive without treatment for long. We tried for the first...
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    Anyone willing to share your plans? Dimensions,...

    Anyone willing to share your plans? Dimensions, how to, etc... I have access to scrap board from a construction zone and would like to build some mating nucs from it. Thinking about double 3 frame...
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    No Specific question. Just wanted to find more...

    No Specific question. Just wanted to find more info about the practice in general. Last year most of our hives swarmed before or during the main flow. I am trying to avoid that again. Thanks.
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    Where is the previous thread Jeffrey Todd is...

    Where is the previous thread Jeffrey Todd is refering to at? Tried to do a search with no results. THanks
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    I am interested in building 4 compartment, 2...

    I am interested in building 4 compartment, 2 frame mating nucs out of mediums. Anyone have any good plans for this? I tried a search with no luck.

    Or does anyone have any plans or links for...
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    Has anyone here purchased small cell bee...

    Has anyone here purchased small cell bee packages? If so from what apiary? I would think there would be more people selling these bees with all positive information out there now. Tried to do...
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    What type of mask is needed for the OA vapor. ...

    What type of mask is needed for the OA vapor. Seen some post with suggestions, but was confused a little. Whats the level of protection needed and what is it called (P1,P3 etc..) Thanks
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    Thanks for the replies. nursebee, I was going to...

    Thanks for the replies. nursebee, I was going to wait later in the year before using it. Most of my hives have at least 2 frames of brood still underway. I also just ordered the JB200. ...
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    Thanks for the response. The super never is...

    Thanks for the response. The super never is taken away. It always is left as there stores. I guess you can say its part of the "brood box". All harvested supers are placed on top. Just wondered...
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    I run a deep and a medium all year long. I leave...

    I run a deep and a medium all year long. I leave the medium in place and never take honey from it. It is labeled "M" on them for medication since they have been left on in the past when we used...
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    have caught 3 swarms here. The last one was...

    have caught 3 swarms here. The last one was today. Biggest of the three swarms.
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    Tulip poplar starting to bloom here. April...

    Tulip poplar starting to bloom here. April 16,2005. White Clover started blooming about a week ago.
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    The problem is I have seen queens in both? They...

    The problem is I have seen queens in both? They are just not laying?
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    How long after you hive a swarm does the queen...

    How long after you hive a swarm does the queen normally start laying. Have 2 swarms in hives that the queens have not started laying and it has been about 2 weeks. Seem to be drawing comb and just...
  24. Thread: NC?

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    Everything is going well here. Hived the second...

    Everything is going well here. Hived the second swarm of the season today. We found this one about 20 feet up in a cedar tree. Its cool and rainy here, but luckly got the bees in before the bottom...
  25. Thread: OA questoin

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    Thanks for all the replies. Yeah i was a little...

    Thanks for all the replies. Yeah i was a little skeptical about using it during a flow or even with supers on!! The reason i was asking was that i have one or two hives with a high mite count when...
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