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  1. Re: Small Scale Treatment Free (Mediterranean) Experienced Advice Needed

    What Oldtimer writes may be true for his location (New Zealand) but is not true for obtaining organic certification where I am (Maine, USA.) Around here you need to be able to prove that everywhere...
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    Re: Good bee book for teenagers?

    The MAAREC Book is a good one but unfortunately dated. (The price is right though!) I suggest Bee-Sentials by Larry Connor. Wicwas Press.
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    Re: Medium on top of Deep Brood Chamber

    Location is the key to what you'll need for a brood chamber. Many of the migratory hives that I see from the south consist of a single deep brood chamber, queen excluder and shallow honey supers. ...
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    Re: Invited to check pics

    No ukulele? (however it is spelled!)

    And yes, the picture is of the Sam of Anarchy Apiaries.
  5. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    How many hives are we talking? When I started I had one hive and a friend had one hive in a common location. Things worked wonderfully. If the location hadn't been so far from where we lived, we'd...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    I've been hoping to read someone say: "View attempting to save the hive(s) as an educational experience and be pleased (and somewhat surprised) if you are successful."

    Beekeeping is a form of...
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    Re: Beekeeping clubs?

    I've started a club, am a member of two other clubs, and am an officer of my state association. Some meetings are purely social (as are some of the threads on BeeSource) and some are full of...
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    Re: Question on feeding

    Your understanding of the ratio is correct. In the spring/early summer/package installation time the general ratio is more like that of nectar or 1:1. The bees won't care about the exactness of...
  9. Re: Wanting to start a hive. Which books are the best to buy?

    I like, and will use for my classes this year, Bee-Sentials, by (Dr.) Lawrence John Connor, Wicwas Press. Available from them at: www.wicwas.com
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    That is one response to allow the keeping of bees in an area where feral bees are Africanized. The city apparently doesn't want anyone to keep bees that might be Africanized.
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    Bee Weaver bees have some Africanized Genetics. That said, they will replace queens heading hives deemed aggressive.
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    Re: Medication Question

    Warning: Serious quagmire ahead! Some medications are used in response to an observed condition. Some medications are used to prevent conditions from manifesting. I don't know of an "all purpose...
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    Re: Advise

    If that deep is full of drawn comb and stores - yes. If it is full of undrawn comb or otherwise empty - No.
  14. Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    I started with one - but and this is a huge but - I sited my hive next to a friend's hive on someone else's land - The best of all possible worlds. Something to compare while limiting out of pocket...
  15. Re: Winter feeding and pollen substitutes

    Pollen is the raw food for baby bees - Think of it this way: Pollen=Bee Bread=Royal Jelly. A bit of Royal Jelly is fed to all developing eggs/larvae.

    It is hard to conceive a situation where the...
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    Re: Farming practices on my bees

    An other consideration regarding placement is vehicle access. That is important if you are going to be moving the hives and for when you are harvesting heavy boxes of honey. Other considerations are...
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    Re: Fall Weight Changes

    Hive weights change all the time. We experienced a killing frost on September 20 and in subsequent weeks the hives still managed to collect stuff. The best explanation that I have heard is that the...
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    Re: my hive inspection apprehensions

    Causing honey bee death when doing inspections is a tough concept to wrap your head around. I find it helpful to keep all of the following in mind:
    - this is Agriculture - life and death happen
    -...
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    The EAS Master Beekeeping Program tests more than your knowledge of bees. It tests for how well you can communicate to the public about bees and with little preparation time. There are four exams:...
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    Re: Suddenly High Varoa Count

    You are much to my South. Are you expecting the temperature to be warm enough this coming weekend to get into your hive? It is 61F here now (plenty warm enough) but the next few days look to be...
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    Re: Suddenly High Varoa Count

    Will you remind us where you are located in Maine?
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    The last time I looked, the last UM session was hands on - in other words you had to be there. Missoula can be very nice at certain times of year!

    I find it hard to imagine a MB program that does...
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    Re: TV Story on Maine's Annual Meeting

    I understand he is on some panel today in New York. The man does stay busy when he comes East. Lucky you to spend a day with him. And EAS is lucky to have him for another year.

    Maine had a...
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    Re: TV Story on Maine's Annual Meeting

    :eek: I guess the reporter thought it was a French name (or who only knows what) that needed special pronunciation. Dewey put on a great couple of presentations!
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    TV Story on Maine's Annual Meeting

    http://wabi.tv/2014/10/18/maine-beekeepers-gather-annual-meeting/
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