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  1. Re: Treatment Free Study in Northeast Pennsylvania

    No worries JRG13. I realize that many of you out west are dealing with colony numbers we don't usually see on the east coast. Maybe theses numbers give people an overall impression of how honey bees...
  2. Re: Treatment Free Study in Northeast Pennsylvania

    JWC, that is an interesting scenario you have going there. Have you noticed anything that really motivates to you think those bees are doing better or worse than your treated stock? I would be...
  3. Re: Treatment Free Study in Northeast Pennsylvania

    Thanks for sentiment OT and BMD. I'm not worried personally about myself, not that thin skinned. I just wanted to clarify for the case of Dr. Underwood and not misrepresent, those a lot more...
  4. Re: Treatment Free Study in Northeast Pennsylvania

    I would also like to mention that I am in no way affiliated with Dr. Underwood or her experiment and was just posting about in on bee source in the treatment free group about something that I saw in...
  5. Re: Treatment Free Study in Northeast Pennsylvania

    Wow, the bottom line that unites us all is that we would like alive and productive bees in our boxes. I see both the need to commercially treat and prop up our food industry so to speak but also see...
  6. Treatment Free Study in Northeast Pennsylvania

    Hello Treatment free beeks and trollers alike. A man I know who produced 6000 queens last season told me that he believed that if a U.S.D.A. law was enacted to keep all beekeepers from treating their...
  7. Re: Feeding pollen patties to encourage early brood up in overwintered colonies

    Snowhitsky, thanks for chiming in. I sure hope you can get those bees kickstarted like our friends out west. I started collecting pollen last year when I bought a bottom mount sundance 3. If you can...
  8. Re: Feeding pollen patties to encourage early brood up in overwintered colonies

    I'm so glad to hear some more points of view from others with experience. Juhani, I understand your point and it is a very good one. This is only my 3rd season of keeping my own bees and although I...
  9. Re: Feeding pollen patties to encourage early brood up in overwintered colonies

    Thank you JWC maybe I will try that for next time although they are staying nice and soft even in the freezer for over a week, maybe I got lucky. I honestly didn't have to use much syrup. I would say...
  10. Feeding pollen patties to encourage early brood up in overwintered colonies

    Last fall I collected six pounds of beautiful sweet pollen from one double deep colony with the hope of refeeding it in late winter to my "survivor" bees. From what I can find from searching the...
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    myco honey for your consideration

    A good and friend told me about this recent talk. I respect his perspective as a certified master gardener and mycho enthisiast. I found this talk to be fascinating concering bee health and disease...
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    Re: Why Monitor???

    What a great thread, I wrestle with this topic every other day. I went entirely treatment free this year and am going into winter with 18 queenright hives in configurations from supered nucs, single...
  13. Thread: Bee Trailer

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    Re: Bee Trailer

    I have a future plan to do this project as well. In our part of the world you can pick up landscaping trailers very cheap in the winter time. My plan is to floor mount t post acceptors into the four...
  14. Thread: Pollen traps

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    Pollen traps

    I tried and failed to get plans for a decent bottom mounted pollen trap in the summer. I ended up buying the sundance III and used it collect the fall pollen from mid august to mid september. I...
  15. Thread: Nitril gloves

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    Re: Nitril gloves

    my gloves go on when I'm sick of hand stings. I am a member of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association and there was a really funny article a couple months ago. The president, Steve Finke was doing...
  16. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Thanks that was a cool short, even the dub-step soundtrack.
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    12233I took some more photos of another apiary today because I was inspired by this thread.12232
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Mark I would love to see pics of your apiaries, what is your fb page?
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    122281222912230Here are some apiary photos from one of our apiaries on an organic farm here in northeastern Pa.12227
  20. Thread: Yard Rent?

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    Re: Yard Rent?

    Thank you all so much, I got my answer and alot more. This website and the beekeeping community in general is a good fit for my personality. I get a great sense of satisfaction being with and working...
  21. Thread: Yard Rent?

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    Yard Rent?

    In my second year of keeping bees I have not produced an ounce of extra honey. The reason for this is because once my hives are two deeps strong I split them into nucs. I want to first become...
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    Re: My first cut-out.

    Thanks for the detailed bee vac instructions. I have not yet had the time to build the vac box and I"m glad for your input. I really like the paper towel idea. I am doing some woodworking today so...
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    My first cut-out.

    I recieved an unexpected call last week from a lady with honeybees in her house. It was an hour or so away so I drove up with my father in law last Sunday. Sure enough they had honey bees coming and...
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    Re: Foundationless and treatment free

    10791107921079310794 Here are four photos of foundationless frames I put in a pretty strong overwintered hive. The first one I put in saturday may 3rd. It is entirely drone comb with many uncapped...
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    Re: Foundationless and treatment free

    Yesterday I opened the hives and checked the foundationless frames. The stronger of the two hives had drawn the whole frame side to side and within one inch of the bottom bar, so cool. The other...
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