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    Re: The store of Valley Bee Supply

    Yes, they are great people to deal with and get questions answered. They have a website (see previous reply) and you can order on the site. The owner is a young entrepreneur and his success will be...
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    Re: New: TBH Design Advice

    You might start here and then do a search on this site for Horizontal Hives. [URL="http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?305601-Lets-talk-about-Long-Lang-Hives"]
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    I ordered 2 from him for 05/11/2015 a week or 10 days ago. I got a confirmation from Dawn and a query as to how I want them shipped, but since then his email has been down.
  4. Thread: OA Dribble

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    Re: OA Dribble

    Thanks Adam, The link you provided is very helpful.
    And thanks to everyone who replied to this thread. The comments were very helpful. I always get a lot of help and encouragement on Beesource.
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    Re: When do bears attack?

    Absolutely!! I see them around my place mostly in the late spring/summer. They say it is the honey smell that they can pick up for miles.
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    Mine also. It says on their home page that they are making changes to the site so I assume that is the problem.
  7. Thread: OA Dribble

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    Re: OA Dribble

    Thanks Nick, you are right on the big syringe vs the sprayer.
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    Re: OA Dribble

    Thanks, Tom Everything I am reading says it has not been a problem (the temps).
    There are some good posts on this site that discuss it and also the Northern and Central Europeans use it in winter. ...
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    Re: OA Dribble

    Thanks for the video I will take a look at it.
    "The cold don't kill them, but wet and cold sure will" Yes that is my concern but I don't think a 1 second spray along each frame would be a problem in...
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    I also can't wait to see your effort. Your plan sounds great.
  11. Thread: OA Dribble

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    Re: OA Dribble

    Yes I am also thinking about a sheep drench or the like. The question of temperature is also a problem. I anticipate the temp here in my area will be about 52-55. Do you know if that is enough for...
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    OA Dribble

    I am thinking about doing an oxalic acid dribble - first time. I was thinking about purchasing a small garden sprayer that can be calibrated. Does anyone know of one or have any recommendations....
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    There are free plans and dimensions on one of Beesource's advertisers. http://horizontalhive.com
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    Re: Les Crowder - Topbar Beekeeping

    I am not a top bar keeper although I plan to keep nucs next year in horizontal hives (3 or 4 nucs to a horizontal hive) which to me is the same thing. I bought his book and the DVD and found both to...
  15. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    I have screened bottom boards and I partially close them. Moisture from the bees is the concern and I use a moisture quilt above a 3" shim for emergency food stores (sugar). I then can put a pollen...
  16. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    Shane,
    I live near Lexington, Va which is also 6b, but I am in the mountains to the SW so it is a little colder and a lot more windy. The wind is what concerns me and that is the main reason I wrap....
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    Here is a pretty good pictorial of how to do it. http://www.honeybeesuite.com/how-to-wrap-a-hive/
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    Re: Possible bear in uncommon bear area

    Your right should have said bird shot. Which is what the game wardens around here recommend.
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    Re: Possible bear in uncommon bear area

    I would imagine you have got honey and brood in your hives still, so unless something spooked the heck out of him I can't imagine it is a bear. But if it is he will most likely be back tonight,...
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    Re: Keeping long hives waterproof ...

    You might want to check out these free plans.http://horizontalhive.com/how-to-build/long-langstroth-plans.shtml
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow

    My bees mostly ignore the goldenrod and hit the wingstem and yellow crownbeard which are very prolific on my property and surrounding area. A few are on the goldenrod, which I believe to be canadian...
  22. Re: Ideas for wildflower plantings for Virginia dearth

    Here in August and September wingstem and yellow crownbeard are prolific and the bees love them. They are probably blooming in your area along fence rows, creek banks and fallow fields.
    Chicory is...
  23. Thread: Sweet Clover

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    Re: Sweet Clover

    I forgot - also go to http://outsidepride.com they have good selections and good prices.
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    Re: Sweet Clover

    Go to your local Southern States or other feed store-they will have it.
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    Re: Virgin Queen and MAQS treatment

    I am going to treat with MAQS for the first time in a couple of weeks and have also been concerned about queen loss. I think if I were you I would wait until she has started laying and then...
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