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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    20778 West River, MD
    Tulip Poplar
    Blackberry
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    Phillip the poplar blossoms on the larger older trees are open today down here.
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    Re: Does Size Matter

    Done
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    Re: Does Size Matter

    There you go
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    Never fails, get the makings of a magna-flow and end up with a tropical storm come up the East Coast and the wind and heavy rains ruin the poplar flow. Go out to sea Ana!!
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Black Locust
    20778
    40' ASL
    5/07/15
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    Re: Does Size Matter

    Done
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    Re: Flow of the decade

    Seeing the same thing and polar, holly, and brambles haven't even hit yet.
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    Southern MD little south of Annapolis. Black locust began blooming 5/7 and they are all in full bloom today with the bees working them. Tulip poplar is about a week out. Paulonia and wild cherry is...
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    Re: Stupid Mistakes

    Mine came from Montgomery Wards. $8.00 postpaid. Mail lady brought them out to me and stayed to watch me install them. 1966
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    Re: Is Bearding a Sign of Swarming?

    I have always believed that swarming and bearding are not connected. Bearding is a function of thermo-regulation from there being too many bees inside or poor ventilation in the hive, and swarming is...
  12. Re: Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

    May 1
  13. Re: 50 degrees in Maryland - orientation flights

    Great Phil:applause:

    It was a great day, the bees were flying well. It was too wet with the melting snow to drive into the outyards today but looks like a good week ahead. I hiked in to my major...
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    Re: My first Brushy Mountain Catalog

    Get a copy of Betterbee's catalog too, you'll like it as well for some of the information and some unique product offerings.
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    Re: Is Mann Lake trying the bait and switch?

    There was a special sale for assembled deep frames with natural colored ritecell for 11.00 a case a few days ago which was a clearance on that item only. Are you ordering the exact same item? I...
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    Re: requeening and splitting a hive..

    You could also offer the package queens to someone in need of a queen in your club, or offer to sell them. If someone gave you even $10-$15 each for them, it would help offset your cost for the...
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    Re: requeening and splitting a hive..

    Op said pkgs coming April 6th, and pure Russian queens coming June 1st, so needs the pkg queens. Billbd, the reason you ordered the pure russian queens was to replace the russian hybrid pkg queens,...
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    Re: Top feeder sealant

    :thumbsup: What canoe said...used many times, the cheapest clear I can find, and I look for the quickest set time, usually 30 minutes. Any hardware, paint, or big box home improvement store, or...
  19. Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    True mixing different undrawn foundations in the same hive mixes the bees up and should be avoided, but once drawn out, the frames can be mixed in a hive. Just watch out for differences in...
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    Re: package install without comb.

    Forgot to mention that next morning you remove the empty package cage ,feeder, extra super(s), and apply the innercover, place your jar or pail feeder over the inner cover hole, stack on cover...
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    Re: package install without comb.

    I agree, right in the 8F medium hive body. Install them late in the evening about 30 minutes before dark. A method I have not tried but saw on video, is to hang the queen cage between frame 4 & 5,...
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    Re: Is it worth it

    I did it for 3 years in the mid 60's, and then my life changed and it took 40 years to get back to the bees, but they were always on my mind, and I came back to them these last 10 years, and will...
  23. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    I would try carniolan X italian hybrids for your area. For wintering those winters I would do a carniolan queen open mated in an Italian drone pool. Little tempering on swarming dates, little bigger...
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    Re: What is the magic number?

    The OP framed the question of what's the magic number where it turns from play into work. I find that we have an average of 50-60 newbees entering our short course and starting with bees each year....
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Me too...Schley w/ forcep grip, Harbo syringe from Sue. Worked the kinks out last year, lots of practice. Used Peter's harbo equivalent, but I think Sue's micometer will be an improvement. I wanted...
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