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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    Roland>> thank you.

    No double or triple deeps for me. Winter in 2 mediums, some 3 mediums and some deep + medium. Our Springs are odd with some acting like northern spring weather and some years...
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    Re: One Queen too many?

    Cynthia,
    I'd put her in the hive she is hanging underneath of. Let her and help her walk right in.
    She sounds like a supercedure queen who can't figure out how to get back into the hive
    after...
  3. Re: Organic Apiculture Practice Standard, NOP-12-0063

    is this for general information purposes or do you have a horse in the race?
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    How about offering up some personal experiences, instead of all the "I think's" and opinions?

    May be that some guys running bees nowadays would surprise many of the old legends with their bee...
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    Re: What weed is this?

    Bill, you have a field full of plantain then. Somehow you are confusing the pic in post 1 with clover.
    It's clearly plantain in the picture.
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    Re: What weed is this?

    You must live on a iceberg then.
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    Re: Advice on splits

    it may be less work for the beekeeper but it's not for the bees. keep in mind there will be no new bees in that hive for 50 or so days with the "easy" method.
    if one is "fighting the clock" as you...
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    Re PS>> you ain't kiddin.

    Your bees are wintered outside in a single deep w/ empty bottom deep?
  9. Re: Clip to Hold Frames in Place In Extractor

    here is a mann lake 8 frame extractor basket style that uses clips (more like u bolts).
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page110.html

    It is sold as a radial but the design...
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    Re: Sting Reaction

    there are plenty of threads on BeeSource discussing reactions to stings. Try the 'search' feature.

    also, even if you work bees "correctly" you still get stung.
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    that must be some kind of world record.

    you must wonder what everyone on BS is talking about when they discuss swarm cells.
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    Re: External inspection

    Palmer works his hives and does what needs to be done when it needs to be done.
    That sounds nothing like your methods!

    Before you start holding your breath, make sure all your papers are in order.
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    Re: Sunflower patch

    why does one need to be sure it's organic non GMO seed?
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    Re: External inspection

    sounds like you're enjoying them, good!
    keep this in mind: don't ever trust them. They are not pets.
    Attitude of the bees changes with colony size, weather, season, among others.

    I enjoy reading...
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    Re: bee's kicking out pollen

    how do you know it wasn't knocked off their legs in heavy traffic instead of being actively kicked out? I'm assuming fresh pollen.
    fairly common to see some fresh pollen on the ground during a...
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    Re: External inspection

    FWIW some bees need to be left alone for a while and not bothered. These Buckfast bees may be that way. Some bees are quick to ball a queen if disturbed. I'd leave these bees alone for a couple of...
  17. Re: Notches and holes... Does it really matter?

    maybe because many commercial beekeepers use migratory covers.
    especially the ones who move hives around a lot.
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    the empty deep below is unoccupied? meaning no comb or frames empty?
    what do you do in the spring with the bottom empty deep?
  19. Re: Found capped queen cells, don't know if my queen is AWOL. - UPDATE - 7/27

    well good for you!
    looks like a nice amarillo queen too.
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    Don't think it's a myth judging by the photo's submitted.
    Go figure, many of them look like the book pic's too!
    Keep looking, it's happening.
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    are you saying you have never seen 6 or 8 bees in a loosely formed circle with heads pointing in towards the queen that strongly resembles those images of retinue?

    I have not seen the perfect...
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    Re: Queen Introduction and pheromones.

    here is the link to the BBKA Queen Introduction leaflet.
    cherry picking of information will support any view you care to advance!...
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    Re: Queen Introduction and pheromones.

    I have read Oliver's work but thank you.
    Did you happen to catch this statement from him?
    "The best way to learn beekeeping is to work with an experienced mentor who has successfully kept bees in...
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    Re: Queen Introduction and pheromones.

    maybe some of you guys missed post#5 ?

    if you don't know it (post 5) already you soon will. and sometimes plan B fails as well.
    Beekeeping Taliban?? don't make me laugh!
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    Re: Where Can I Buy 2 Queens?

    is there still a decent population of bees left in those hives? are there honey stores?
    if so, maybe your mentor can force a few queen cells on a couple of frames and sell them to you?
    mentors...
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