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    Re: Hello from Ohio

    Welcome aboard and glad to see another Buckeye on here!! Good luck with your bees and there is a lot of knowledgeable beekeepers on this site. If you have questions just ask and there will be lots of...
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    Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    I plan on checking with them today and see what they can do to help me.
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    Need some help with fruit trees

    I have several different kinds of fruit trees and I have this problem with the gray colored fungus that is growing on the sides of the trees. I have tried a couple of different spays to kill this...
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    Re: Northern Ohio - 1st Inspection of Season

    I live in Southern Ohio and I got to inspect mine today. They are packing in the pollen and most of them are in great shape. Queens are producing like they are on fire! I cant believe the weather...
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    Re: Ebay and beekeeping junk....

    I am with you there!! I have got several good deals on there in the past, but now it is the same stuff all the time. Time to hunt on craigslist, maybe!!
  6. Re: What type of feeders are you sideliners using?

    We use a mixture of frame feeders and pail feeders. We run 104 hives this year and hope to double that number next year. Frame feeders are easier to refill but you have to use what you have.
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    Re: Suggestions for ohio package suppliers

    Give George Taylor a call, he sells some very nice packages and would do you right. That is the only one that I know of that is that close to you. If you should find someone close, I would like to...
  8. Thread: NW Carniolans

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    Re: NW Carniolans

    This is my second year with them and they have been out performing the Italians that are in the same yard. The only bad thing that I have found with them is they will swarm at the drop of a hat. Keep...
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    Re: HOT DRY Summer, Anyone Feeding;

    yes, I have been feeding all of my nucs for sometime now, with hopes that they will be stocked up for the rest of the season.We still have clover blooming and the wild flowers are in bloom but I...
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    Re: Who has tried the SidelinerUncapper ??

    I am running 100 colonies this year and plan on doubling that next year. My main reason for wanting one is to speed up the process and make it a little easier on us. My brother and I are the only...
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    Re: Who has tried the SidelinerUncapper ??

    I was hoping that there were more people that has tried it. I may have to bite the bullet and get a chain uncapper.
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    Who has tried the SidelinerUncapper ??

    We are the point in our outfit where we need to consider an uncapper and saw the Sideliner Uncapper on Brushy Mountains web site and watched the video on it. Do any of you have this unit? Does it...
  13. Re: A question to you that sell at the Farmers Markets??

    I never thought about renting a commercial kitchen for a day or two, now that would work!! I understand the need for the permits and inspections but as a small business that is trying hard to get off...
  14. A question to you that sell at the Farmers Markets??

    Just venting so please bear with me. We are not a big Commercial outfit, just 2 brothers that enjoy working with bees and producing a fine product for our customers to enjoy. We get a call today from...
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    Re: Excessive Swarming

    I have had more swarms so far this year than I had all of last year. So far it is holding at 5 but it is still very early in the season. I found one of my hives packed full of swarm cells last night....
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    A busy weekend in the back yard!

    With all of the rain that we have had in the past few weeks and very few days that they could get out, it had to happen. Friday, I find a small swarm in a small pine tree. Get it into a hive and...
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation??

    No, I thought about trying that but was so disgusted with the product that I replaced any of it that was not drawn out. That was a lesson learned the hard way, let me tell you. Maybe some have had...
  18. Re: What do my fellow Ohioans look for when supering?

    I mowed the yard 2 days ago and there is a sea of yellow starting to rise up out of the yard. My neighbor keeps telling me that weed and feed is on sale but I dont think so!! Supers will start going...
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    Re: too early to reverse in Ohio?

    Started reversing today, if the rain holds off, I will finish the other yards tomorrow. Supers will follow shortly after I get done. Things are starting to come to life here and it is about time!! I...
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    Re: waldo apiaries

    George has some good packages and is quick to mail you out a queen if you should need one.
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    Re: overwintered nucs

    It was my first year of trying to do this and I had 4 of 4 make it. They were all on double nucs and are doing really good. In the next couple of weeks I will get them into a 10 frame hive with a...
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    Re: Hello from East Kentucky

    Welcome to the site and welcome back to beekeeping. There are a lot of good people here that will be more than willing to help out. I have a good deal of family in Perry and Letcher Counties and...
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    Re: How many have switched to Carniolan?

    I have switched about 40% of mine to Carnis with 20 nucs of them on order for this Spring. In the past, it has been Italian packages with some success but rolling the dice is getting expensive. I...
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    Re: Harvesting Honey from winterkilled hive

    I clean mine out, remove all of the dead bees that I can and use it for the new bees that I have coming. The honey gets put on any weak hives that I have in my yards.
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    Re: Market for Comb/Section Honey?

    We have a decent market for it but like Stonefly said, it is all to the older generation. We get a few younger people try it because it was something that they remember seeing on Granpa's table but....
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