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    Re: OA Difficulties

    Glock,

    How much do you use for nucs?
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    Re: Flow is still going.... How much longer?

    Sorry to hear that Vance. Last year yellow jackets killed a bunch of my nucs but I have not seen many yj's this year. Maybe the ground is too wet. Not sure. Counting my blessings!
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    Flow is still going.... How much longer?

    Well I checked all four outyards today and the flow is still on. Every other bee is carrying bright yellow and bright orange pollen and some are crash landing indicating a heavy stomach. I am...
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    Re: Carniolian Queen Needed

    I recieved a PM that Kelly's has been out since late July.
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    Re: How is the fall flow in your area?

    August was scary but September kicked into high gear, I was excited! But alas it was too short. Cold weather is back and it looks like the extended forecast is for more of the same. I can never...
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    Re: Queen Excluders

    I have loads of brood in my supers as well. :(

    I had excluders on some hives but removed them because the flow wasn't kicking in. Well it finally did kick in and the queen decided hey look more...
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    Pollen sub in the dry sugar?

    Last year I was forced to save a couple nucs and one hive with the mountain camp method. I was curious if there is an benefit to mixing a bit of pollen or pollen sub in with the dry sugar if that...
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Well it's been 4 days. Did you try anything? Update please. :)
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Maybe you can set the super down all around and make a pattern. Nah I hope she likes roses or diamonds. Sorry!
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    Drawn comb or HSC

    I made up 20 nucs at the end of July and they are not drawing out the top box. I am in need of drawn comb, med or deeps. If you have used Honey Super Cell I will consider that as well. I need 100...
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    Re: what is this pollen from?

    I agree pollen sourcing is tough unless you are looking at the grains under a scope. I think we can make educated guesses though based on what is flowering and what the bees are working on. As far...
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    Re: what is this pollen from?

    Looks like goldenrod but Pumpkin is bright yellow, marigolds is very orange, also some asters are reddish orange.
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    Re: National Honeybee Day.

    Paula Poundstone? You gotta be kidding me. That's what we want a convicted child abuser playing the lead role in a kids flick. Jeese. Now your making me grouchy.
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    Re: National Honeybee Day.

    Oh come on Mark! No kids? Def not scientifically accurate but Jerry Seinfeld was a great bee. ;)
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    Re: National Honeybee Day.

    So how is everyone going to celebrate? ;). Work their bees? Thank a bee? Hang their black and yellow flag? Have a glass of mead? Watch The Bee Movie?
  16. Re: Golden Rod - Now this is what we've been talking about

    And I if you really stare at the photo and let your eyes focus through the photo a 3D image if Mike Palmer pops out! :lookout:
  17. Re: Golden Rod - Now this is what we've been talking about

    Nice! :). I spy 12 including some blurred out ones in background.
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    Re: Honey Super Cell overwintering?

    Thanks Mike that makes me feel better. :)
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    Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    I am thinking PLEASE LET IT BE A GOOD FLOW! ;)

    I currently have 25 hives and nucs and my honey crop this year has been minimal at best.

    I just noticed bees working the GR that is in flower. ...
  20. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    When it comes to AHB my guess which is all it is... AHB genetic traits are probably retained because they are more vigorous. Gentleness and non hygenic behavior is not a good natural trait for...
  21. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    To put it in real simple terms as the AHB queens move north these hives will supersede or swarm and in that process the virgin AHB sister will mate with some non AHB drones from the north. Slowly...
  22. Re: Any idea what happened in these pictures?

    Probably wax moth. Looks minor though but keep an eye out. When there is one wax moth there are many others. Good job bees!
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    Re: Honey Super Cell overwintering?

    Ok I thought this was a valid question but I guess it's more interesting responding to some guy who tried to trick his girl into eating bee poop. I can't figure this forum out sometimes... :scratch:
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    Honey Super Cell overwintering?

    Anyone out there with experience overwintering nucs using Honey Super Cell frames? Good, bad, ugly? I am just curious as I have some nucs that may not draw a second story and I was wondering if...
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    Honey Super Cell overwintering?

    Sorry duplicate post. iPad issue. :(
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