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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Bradford pear, plum,pear
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    Re: no brood ?

    I believe I'll bet on the queen to start laying pretty soon. I checked one hive today and she has just started to lay. What I would look for is if the bees are prepping cells for eggs by polishing...
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    Southern Living

    Southern Living magazine has an article in the March issue on recipes using honey and a photo lay-out of honeys produced in the South. I'll start the congratulations for the feature inclusion by...
  4. Re: It has been a long cold winter, so far, and now this heartbreaking news:

    If that's true, does that mean that the groundhog I saw loafin' around in the middle of that cow pasture last week was lyin'?
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    No, Squarepeg, I didn't. The henbit and dandelion just kind of goes in and out at best right now. I probably won't see any really substantial pollen at the earliest until the maples and more likely...
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    Orientation flights this afternoon.
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    Re: migratory tops

    Since it's broadly worded ''Migratory tops''


    Does anyone have a design or know of any plans for a migratory top with an upper entrance?


    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Mississippi

    Welcome aboard, neighbor! This is a good place to hang out and learn from. And if I can help you out, let me know.
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    Same here. The farmer I set my hives on only sprayed some glyphosate around the field perimeter this year and no pesticides for I.P.M. As far as weeds in the ditch, soybeans bloom during our summer...
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    No. I never saw my bees in the soybeans, but the bumblebees and butterflies workin' 'em like there's no tomorrow is a dead giveaway to a nectar flow.
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    I built up the two top deeps on my two hives and put most of their winter stored on from soybeans this year. And I didn't get them on 'beans until about the last week of July. The two things you...
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    Re: Nuc produced queens

    Yeah, the waiting 'til Spring is a given. I just wasn't certain as to whether or not a nucleus' more limited resources could produce a good quality queen by itself or if I needed to provide more...
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    Nuc produced queens

    Okay. Have 7 to 10 feral colonies to be trapped from. I want to nuc them ala Michael Palmer style to build numbers. What is the best approach to take the 5 over 5s, split them and get a queen...
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    Re: Africanized bees

    I'd like to hear about this, myself. I'm still hopeful that our temperatures and rainfall are enough like the AHB's stopping point in Argentina that they may never make it here. But, it would be...
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    Newbie mistake?

    Okay. Did two sugar rolls on each of my two hives today. First and second rolls from hive one had 0 mites. 0. Hive two had 0 mites in the first and 2 in the second. And I used the standard...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

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    August 8, 2013

    Goldenrod just beginning to bloom.
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    Re: Needing Frames of brood

    Okay, how about this. Let's try one frame of brood and bees. I'll just add as I go.
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    Needing Frames of brood

    Here's what I have. Hive is queenless. Queen is coming, but I want a frame of capped and uncapped brood with bees to prevent laying workers and to help keep my numbers up. This is my only hive,...
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    Needing a Queen. Fast!!

    Okay. Here's what happened. The queen in the cut-out I did is no more. I was hoping the hive would supercede her, as she appeared to be an older queen. But, that didn't happen. :doh: Now I have a...
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    Re: Too Cool For A Cut-out?

    I won't have to worry about leaving too many behind. I can leave the hive on site for a few days and come back for it. The bees getting chilled was what I was worried about. The weather will warm...
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    Too Cool For A Cut-out?

    Okay guys and dolls. Complete newbee here. I originally planned on doing a cut-out of a log this weekend. The weather, however, is going to take a dip Friday night into the 30's. The high for...
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