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    Re: White mark on some of my bees?

    Does it look like a racing stripe going lengthways? G
  2. Re: Pros and Cons of leaving a supper on over winter

    I would think you may keep some frames to feed if needed in early spring/late winter. Im not sure about presenting a full super of honey. I think if they were light before the flow started you could...
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    Re: 3 out of 4 queens dead

    I have used the Post office as well. I live in a small town. They call me when they get them and keep them behind the couter until I get there. No problem with the few I have gotten. G
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    Re: sweet clover

    There are poisons that kill grass and wont hurt clover. Check it out. I dont plant sweet, but alot of white and alfalfa and chicory and sanifoin. It wont hurt any of those legumes. The product we use...
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    Re: Pics from my first hive

    I push all my frames together and to one side in a lang. This way after pulling the first frame, there is room to slide the next a bit before lifting it out, so forth and so on through the box. When...
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    Re: 3 out of 4 queens dead

    wow that sucks. I always put a sponge with a little water on it if Im going to hold em. 2.5 hrs, too bad you didnt get there 3 hrs later you could have refused em and got new ones. Maybe your...
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    Re: Pics from my first hive

    dont the screws inhibit putting the hive back together? seems like there is no room for manipulation? Nice pics, nice looking hive. G
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    Im like the rest, if the timing is right they will draw anything including nothing,(foundationless) well. Once the flow stops, they might draw a little and actually I have found they draw FL more...
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    :lpf: G
  10. Thread: New guy

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    Re: New guy

    I think that most people dont expect honey on first year packages. I split my hives this year for hive count and took very little. I Dont know but think in your area you probably need 3-4 mediums to...
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    Re: Queen laying question

    X2. G
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    Re: Buckwheat seedlings

    They will be fine. I plant mine with a old corn planter in rows, but I used to just broadcast it and it would do fine. If it gets a little rain it takes off. Was about to disk this under because it...
  13. Re: Assembly of Recombinant Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus Capsids

    :lookout:
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    Re: Hive turned suddenly aggressive

    Queenless + Dearth + Possible robbing...... I read an interesting take yesterday, it stated that after a robbing attempt all bees recruited for gaurd duty will remain that way until they graduate to...
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    Re: bear problems

    What you currently have is a very tasty bait barrel. People usually shoot bears over bait barrels. They cant resist it, they come back for more. I wish you luck but if you dont get that fence...
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    Re: bear problems

    X2.
  17. Re: Powhatan County in Central Virginia here.

    Hey Wade welcome to Beesource. Raised in Midlothian, migrated to Cumberland. I had 2 hives last fall, came out with 1. The boomer failed with a full deep of honey above it, the single survived. Now...
  18. Re: The "Branch" method of harvesting honey

    X2, learned the flick by mistake, now its a staple. Trying to be gentle often times seems rougher than being decisive. G
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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    Beautiful. I will probably figure enough for 6 med boxes, 3 of each then have someone I know with a woodworking shop make the box joints for me. Once I have the sides and fr/backs, I can check it out...
  20. Re: Pros and Cons of leaving a supper on over winter

    Ok well, in that case, maybe you could consider starting a couple medium hives....... :lpf:
    Seriously, Im switching for the idea of everything being universal. Anyway, I dont think it will have any...
  21. Re: Pros and Cons of leaving a supper on over winter

    I think when the flow ends you have no choice but to feed if you have empty comb you want filled. G
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    Re: Drone Exodus

    yep they are dragging them out halfheartedly here, some still flying but getting ready to get the boot. G
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    :lpf:................ Rader..................... G
  24. Re: The "Branch" method of harvesting honey

    I use the branch method, only mine is called the Spring Gobbler wing feather method.G:D
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    Re: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

    Makes no sense, something had to happen. G
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