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  1. Re: Why is a medium sometimes called an Illinois super?

    We didnt have any of those around to name but I remember them because we had a few that were hive body stapled together and used as a deep.
  2. Re: Why is a medium sometimes called an Illinois super?

    Funny, I grew up calling them shallows and we referred to 5 1/2" as "skinnys"
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Northern hemisphere folks didnt start getting them until mid summer of 15 so there wasnt much opportunity, however, seems like there should be quite a number of reports by now from "down unda". I am...
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    Re: ApiVar Treatment and honey super Q

    Thanks for that link, first time I've seen it. In summary, using a two week cool down period after Apivar treatment dmpf residue was found in wax but not in honey above an excluder when used at the...
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    Re: ApiVar Treatment and honey super Q

    It may be overkill but in your case I think I would just designate it as a brood comb box and let a strong hive grow up into it in the early spring prior to any surplus honey boxes being placed on. ...
  6. Re: Why is a medium sometimes called an Illinois super?

    I've always assumed they got the "Illinois" nickname because their popularity required other suppliers to sell them but those suppliers hated to directly mention the name of their competitor (Dadant)...
  7. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Brian, just to be clear, the quote you posted was not mine but rather from Physicians for Social Responsibility
  8. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Re-read the thread title, if someone did post about that then they were somewhat off topic. You suggest a good topic, though,....for another thread. ;)
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    Re: Odd commercial route

    I dont know that California does any health inspections on any bees coming out of the almonds Mark. The scope is just too large, perhaps as many as a million hives will be moved out of state in the...
  10. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Probably because there really isnt any solid evidence out there. Consumer Reports had an article on this back in their March edition. In my opinion the organization has integrity but also a heavy...
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    Re: Odd commercial route

    Its just that if you called the California state Ag department and asked how they are coming along on your hive inspection I would expect about the same response as the Dude got when he asked the...
  12. Re: Experience with double front blue jeans and a bee jacket?

    Khaki is ideal but if you want to wear blue jeans the more faded they are the better from a bee aggression standpoint.
  13. Thread: Marooned!

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    Re: Marooned!

    Can you work an Argo into your budget? Think good ole section 179 here.
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    Re: Odd commercial route

    California will inspect them? :lpf: Good one.
  15. Re: Rookie "What If" Question- Installing a Package.

    As a new beekeeper just being aware of potential drifting problems in installing four packages shows you've been doing your homework. I doubt that placing the unopened packages in the hive is going...
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    Re: Beehive theft, Kern County

    Hey, I got em.....trouble is they are 1700 miles and (more importantly) 1 Needles inspection away.
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    So sorry to hear this. Always the gentleman, Walt had the rare ability to make us all rethink what we thought we knew about beekeeping.
  18. Re: Washington Post Article - DWV Caused by Man

    From a disease spreading standpoint it would also be best if humans stayed put as well but you are going to have about the same luck controlling that as you are in controlling the interstate movement...
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    Re: beekeeping in windy locations

    Go for it JW though it would be best to find an apiary site with protection from the brunt of those prevailing northwesterly winds you refer to. If Dragonflies are present it probably means they...
  20. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: re-placing bees in almonds?

    First I would try to talk them out of it, explaining that the bees are already oriented to this spot and would return and perhaps cause more of a problem. If they insisted I would suggest moving all...
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    Re: Mann Lake customer service

    I just called for a quote from them on commercial grade and right off they started talking up their big sale and I assumed we were still talking commercial grade. Just give them a call and ask for...
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    Mann Lake customer service

    Recently ordered 500 hive bodies from ML's Minnesota branch. Received them yesterday and saw that the deal they were offering and had shipped was on budget grade instead of the commercial grade I had...
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    Re: Kind of a funny story that ended well!

    I do think you need to connect with some local beekeepers to tap into some of their expertise. My first thought is it's a bit early for swarming to occur even in Florida but that's just my guess....
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    Re: Kind of a funny story that ended well!

    Is, perchance, the queen in the hive clipped?
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