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    Re: Hello from Belgrade

    Dobar dan! Thanks for sharing the video of the bee on the dandelion!

    Kyle
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to read "Why Work" now.
    Kyle
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    I'm with you Brother Ralph! Such decadence is unbecoming of beekeepers--we're all supposed to be very "thrifty" folk. :) My bellows has about two layers of duct tape at this point, probably going...
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    Re: Mean bees running wild at a hospital

    Is is possible to do this?
    Cage the queen in hive for the seven days so she cannot lay any eggs, but the workers still have her pheromones wafting around and don't start making queen cells. Then...
  5. Re: Earliest Mature Drones in Piedmont of North Carolina

    Yep, I am wondering how early I might do some splits which have the possibility of well mated queens. I have never really paid attention to when the drones 'return' so to speak. In the past I...
  6. Earliest Mature Drones in Piedmont of North Carolina

    I am wondering, about when do the first mature drones start flying in the Piedmont region of NC (well information from any geography would be interesting to me). Also, are the first mature drones...
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    Re: First year over, mess in hives...

    Wow! Those are дуже гарно! (sorry, only know a little Ukrainian, but no Polish). I am very impressed. I would love to do the same here just for a couple of hives to catch swarms from. Maybe if I...
  8. Thread: Buckfast

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    Re: Buckfast

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?319688-Source-of-Buckfast-stock-from-Canada-for-2016&highlight=buckfast+ferguson
  9. Thread: Buckfast

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    Re: Buckfast

    I'm with you Brooklyn, trying something different just to try it is as good a reason as any. Why would you need any other reason? So the answer to the question "Why Buckfast?" is a resounding "Why...
  10. Re: Robbing or just a very exceptionally busy hive for low 60/hish 40 degree weather

    Thanks for your advice folks. I also asked a local farmer who told me to check for capping scraps dropping through the screened bottom. I was told by this bee farmer that he has seen odd behavior...
  11. Robbing or just a very exceptionally busy hive for low 60/hish 40 degree weather

    I am a beekeeper of about 6 years I guess. I have 10 hives.

    So at the risk of getting a whole lot of smart aleck remarks from some of the folks on Beesource, I thought I'd ask a question.
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    Re: What comes of bee mittens

    Bee mittens! That's priceless. Currently if I went into my hives, I'd probably be wearing them too--even in my "nice" hives since we are getting into the dearth.
    Anyhow, you probably can just...
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    Re: Harvesting Beebread?

    Thanks for all the answers and comments so far. I think I rambled a bit in my original post. Pretty much I have three questions.

    1. What are some examples of how to harvest beebread? (thanks...
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    Harvesting Beebread?

    Does anyone harvest beebread? I have seen a couple of Youtube videos on how to harvest it, but I am wondering more about what you do with it after you harvest it. I have heard a lot about folks...
  15. Thread: 2 queens

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    Re: 2 queens

    Yep, they will start making queen cells pretty quickly. They will know that they are queenless in less than one day. It is my understanding that they will choose the larvae they want to raise new...
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    Swarm prep sounds

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a recording available online of the sounds of a hive preparing to swarm?
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    Re: Wax chewed off tip of queen cell

    Thanks. This helps. I do have a cell I just found in a queenless colony I am using to raise some queen cells. The cell I mention was on a frame where I did not expect to see one. When I first...
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    Wax chewed off tip of queen cell

    I have been trying to find out information on this. All I can find is that workers sometimes chew the wax off the tip of a queen cell after the pupae inside has completed her cocoon. I also found...
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    Beekeeping by the almanac

    I generally plant my garden by the recommendations of the Almanac my grandfather used (Blume's) which is still published in the big city here in our part of NC. I try to follow the signs the moon is...
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    Re: WSU Caucasian Queens

    I am thinking about it, but not the "breeder" stock, maybe an open mated queen or two.
    Kyle
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    Re: WSU Caucasian Queens

    Rail,
    Did you ever gain any experience with the WSU queens?
    Kyle
  22. Re: Bred for propolis production and/or prolific drawing of comb

    Please do let folks know how things progress.
    Thanks,
    Kyle
  23. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    Was at a meeting of my local beekeepers club this evening and found out that many folks have noticed the same orange (and some noticed the tan) that we are talking about in this thread. However,...
  24. What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    I noticed some of my bees bringing in pollen yesterday. This is the first time in 4 years of beekeeping when I have seen the bees collecting pollen at this time of year. I don't know what is...
  25. Re: Bred for propolis production and/or prolific drawing of comb

    That would have been cool if you had. You'd probably have a ton of beekeepers lining up to purchase queens from you. :)

    I have not raised many queens myself, so I don't think I'll be buying a...
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