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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    Many of us in NOVA are selling 4 frame nucs and have been for quite some time- for many, the empty 5th frame of foundation is put in when the nuc is made up, so most of the time it is drawn out by...
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    Re: well now what?

    I'm a big fan of nuc guidelines for our club producers and telling customers exactly what they are getting. We are big fans of nucs with laying queens and some brood in the nuc from that queen....
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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...
  6. 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
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
  18. Re: BEEKEEPING SHORT COURSE Mar 7th Apr 18th Alachua IFAS FL with bees and hives

    isn't March 7th UF BEe College?
  19. 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...
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    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...
  25. 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. ...
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