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  1. Thread: When to split

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    Re: When to split

    I've read that you don't do splits or graft until you have drones in the PURPLE EYE stage.
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    Re: double screen board

    crofter, did you actually use screens on both sides of the board? I only put it on one side. Do I need to put it on both sides?
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    Re: Hello from Sonoma

    Welcome to Beesource. Good Luck your first year. Join a bee club to get lots of site specific help.
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    Re: Natural Apiary Jacket - any feed back ??

    No experience with that vender.

    I wanted to tell you my experience with cotton vs cotton/poly. I did landscaping as a career so I did physical work outside in the central valley of California....
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    Re: Aaagh , Robbers !

    I just made some screens yesterday. I lost a week hive last month to robbing. I made mine out of 2x lumber ripped down. I did that so they would have room to fan in front of the entry. Not needed...
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    Re: bee venom collector - collecting

    I thought that stings were the way that bee venom was administered to people. So is a cream a good way to help with MS? My sister has MS and we were talking today and she said she would not use it...
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    Re: IBC Tote for honey storage?

    I have 2 totes that I bought for rainwater storage. They both had honey in the bottom of them. One of them I was able to clean 5 gal out of it. The 2nd one I cleaned 10 gal out of but it was in the...
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    Re: Drone Pupae Dragged Out of Hive in January

    Steven, I check Pollen.com daily. What I've seen this year is an eye opener. About a week ago your area went from the highest pollen count they report down one level. There's not enough pollen...
  9. Thread: 1951 ABJ

    by jbraun
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    1951 ABJ

    Our club just started a library of bee books. I am the librarian and just brought all of the books home last night. One of the items is a collection of ABJ from 1951 to 1996. So today as it was...
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    Re: Adding another brood super

    It looks as if El Nino is having effects that the bees can see and feel that we can't. With the ocean temperature up 1 degree we will probably see more of these warmer winters in the future.
  11. Thread: Building Boxes

    by jbraun
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    Re: Building Boxes

    In mid-Missouri local yards will only be milling hardwoods. We have a local chain like 84 Lumber that buys pine wholesale and sells it at a much better price than the big box stores. I haven't...
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    Re: Confused bees - Swarms - Jan 14

    I look at Pollen.com all the time. That area in Texas has been showing up as high pollen count. I wondered if that was correct or not. It looks like you have just answered that for me.
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    Re: Snelgrove boards... anybody using them?

    Like you, I'll be trying them this year. Some people here talk about them. They call them Double Bottom Boards in the US.
  14. Thread: OAV Help...

    by jbraun
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    Re: OAV Help...

    I'm going to feed sugar bricks to my hives today for the same reason your are doing your OAV today.This looks like our last chance for a few weeks.
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    Re: General Questions?

    Hi Dwain, TRB has a non active member who was commercial and has talked plenty in the past. He said that he went into the box all 12 months of the year. So If you popped the top to check the candy...
  16. Thread: Lowcountry SC

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    Re: Lowcountry SC

    Welcome to Beesource!
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    Re: Oxalic Acid treatment schedule

    I did an OAD on Dec 16. Last month our club speaker said he usually did a treatment near Christmas. It's still near Christmas in my book. As the previous posters mentioned, do it now. enjambres also...
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    Re: First year over, mess in hives...

    I wanted to go foundationless when I started too. I did that with my supers that I put on my foundation filled deeps thinking that they already learned how in the lower box. Each box is a chance for...
  19. Thread: New

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    Re: New

    Welcome to Beesource.
    Good Luck!
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    Re: Lessons learned after loss of 2 y.o. hive

    If you were seeing larvae and capped brood the queen WAS present. If it was laying workers you would have only seen drones hatching out. So in my opinion your problem was hive strength and robbing. ...
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    Re: Lessons learned after loss of 2 y.o. hive

    Sorry about your losses this year. I agree that 2 nucs is a good starting place. They should do well as you have drawn comb for them. I'd suspect robbing for your loss. I lost 1 out of 9 this fall...
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    Re: 26 minutes of Randy Oliver

    I enjoyed reading Randy Olivers info from this link. There were a few more links that I read on facebook with Randy that were also helpful. The point that I liked most was he said if you only used...
  23. Thread: Winter brood

    by jbraun
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    Re: Winter brood

    If you go to Randy Olivers web site Scientific Beekeeping you can look at a great graph that shows the expansion and contraction of the colony during a year. Look at the graph and open Colony...
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    Re: Simple (I think) Question

    I'm planning on using OAD for the first time near 12/21. The presenter at our club last month said he's been doing that for the last 4 years with good success. That being said someone posted recently...
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    Re: Helianthus annuus

    The previous homeowner here had bird feeders so I've got that one on my property and see the girls working it a lot.Plus lots of other pollinators so it's a good plant for them. I'd guess they use it...
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