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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    My condolences to Walt's family.
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    Remaining stores/ weight of hive,
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    Re: Help finding a bee outyard

    Going pro? Out yards should have been a consideration long ago!
  4. Re: Wanting an opinion on a reasonable number of hives to learn the business with

    Do you have a full time job? I went from 16 my first year to 35 and now am at 55 10x10 and 20 5x5. I have a full time job so my time is limited to wknds and evenings. I plan on holding at my current...
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    Re: New beek in New York

    Welcome!
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    Re: Moisture in my honey

    Thanks barhopper.
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    Re: Moisture in my honey

    Barhopper....what does evoo test at in the refractometer? Just curious....as I just ordered one.
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    Re: TF or Over Wintered Queens

    Thanks Michael...and for the record the last 2 winters in Upstate NY have been brutal. I run Mann Lake Pf deeps and foundationless in 2 deep brood boxes. As time goes on more and more...
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    Re: TF or Over Wintered Queens

    I also prefer "Northern" bred queens. Michael could you elaborate a little on the genetics and varroa issues? What do you believe is key? Brood breaks? Small cell?
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    Re: Feeling lost

    Who was the supplier? Hard to find virgins, and even harder to get the hive to accept a new queen if a virgin or cells are present (perhaps impossible). Refer to the handbook.
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    Re: Forcing split & removing cells

    2 cells for sure? My guess supersedure. Read the handbook.
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    Re: Going into the winter with nucs

    http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/California/Places/sacramento-temperatures-by-month-average.php
  13. Re: Fall forage - anything besides goldenrod and asters?

    Japanese Knotweed and Purple Loosestrife here in New York.
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    Re: Apiguard (thymol) Question

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/ipm-7-the-arsenal-natural-treatments-part-2/

    This is how I have done it....3 half doses.....with good results.
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    Re: Bees for BVT in wintertime?

    "Hey Tenbears, can I come deer hunting with you? "

    No kidding!!!!! The observation hive is cool......BUT OMG look at those Racks!
  16. Re: (VIDEO) Swarm arrival - placed bait hive out on 7-13.....swarm arrived 7-14

    Great Video!:thumbsup:
  17. Re: Laying workers or overzealous new queen?

    If its a laying worker(s), they wont be able to make a queen unless you add open brood from another hive. Yes, this takes time, and resources....why I tried queen cells.
  18. Re: Laying workers or overzealous new queen?

    Timing maybe important, and I dont have an answer. I was hoping an "ole timer" would chime in with a similar experience. I know in the future I will try to throw a cell in them...what is there to...
  19. Re: Laying workers or overzealous new queen?

    In the past when i had a laying worker nuc, I would simply shake em out and walk away. This year after making up a bunch of nucs I had 3 that went laying worker. Around the same time I was learning...
  20. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    Very interesting....and thank you.
  21. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    Adrian, what percentage of those 5 over 5s made it through winter? I plan on trying 15 or so this year....set up the same way. Sorry....not trying to hijack the thread.
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    Re: History, geneology, and beekeeping

    Very Cool! Thanks!
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    Re: Why a cell starter and finisher?

    [QUOTE=Brad Bee;1279039]This thread has been very informational and I thank each of you that added a comment, question, or answer. Grafting for the first time has been eye opening and by taking the...
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    Re: New Member in NYS

    Welcome!
  25. Re: My latest incredible invention - the BBWAB

    Charlie B. should be kissing your feet!
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