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    Is this new news concerning DWV ?

    I find it difficult to keep up with the news these days and thought that this was already pretty much established as fact.



    http://www.dbtechno.com/science/2016/02/07/european-honeybee-virus/
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    Strange ad in local craigs list

    Strange in more ways than one.

    http://wilmington.craigslist.org/grd/5357513346.html
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    Re: Woods burn off

    A good primer on prescribed burning of southern forests here.

    http://www.bugwood.org/pfire/reasons.html

    I dont do huge burns but do an acre or two of my place every winter. I have also burned...
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    Re: no cook sugar brick is a joke

    I have never used " sugar bricks " before. Can someone tell me why they are a good idea and how you use them ?
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    Re: Mite drop after OAV

    Thank you WDale - that is an interesting method of estimating mite numbers.
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    Re: Mite drop after OAV

    You are right - poor choice of words on my part - I just want to see results not do an actual count. So no actual " stickiness " is necessary ? thanks !
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    Mite drop after OAV

    I used my home built OA vaporizer today for the first time. Do I need an actual sticky board in order to count the dead mites or will a flat piece of cardboard or a couple pieces of paper inserted...
  8. Re: should cypress wood be painted or not

    You don't " need " to paint them but if you want them to " look good " you probably will. They will also last longer than unpainted boxes. Most modern milled cypress is only mildly rot resistant ...
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    I saw a hornet at one of my hive entrances grab a bee just a couple of days ago. While he was tussling with it in the grass I smashed him with an entrance reducer. Ive never seen a hornet grab one...
  10. Re: Question about feeding/adding the first medium super

    Did you add foundation to the medium super or drawn comb ? In my experience it is difficult to get bees interested in filling combs much less drawing foundation and filliing it above a queen...
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    Re: What kind of bush is this?

    I agree definately NOT elderberry.

    It almost looks like a hops plant - perhaps related ?

    heres hops
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    Re: Syrup Ratio suggested

    I think you will have better luck having that foundation drawn if you remove the excluder.
  13. How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    The older I get the more the heat of the summer starts to wear on me with all my out of door chores which last several hours every day. I keep telling myself cold weather is just around the corner...
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    Re: Wood species for hive components ?

    I have several old deeps that I made from yellow tulip poplar quite a few years ago - it works fine - the major drawback to it is that it is heavy wood compared to most of the other oft used...
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    Re: Borage in the Southeast

    Thank you for the pics and information Beepro and Trinae - I think I have the blue seed -I have about 72 plants started in a seed tray and once large enough will try to get it to take in the garden. ...
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    Re: Bulk Sugar Supplier????

    Maybe one of the wholesale restaurant suppliers such as Syco Food would be worth a try.
  17. Re: What is the best and cheapest place to buy honey bottles?

    For me no body beats the price of the local dollar store for pint and quart jars. I wish they had one piece lids, but my customers don't seem to mind.
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Wow the nerve of some people. My hat is off to you for maintaining your cool - I would not have been as diplomatic. I would move my hives out into the middle of the yard though and get the advice...
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    Borage in the Southeast

    I am looking for some tips on growing it - I just bought some seed and would like to get a couple hundred foot row growing - have read conflicting information online and of course between the sandy...
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    Re: Police made me move my hives..

    And paint the outer cover like a Confederate flag.
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    Re: Weird Bee Intruder

    Thanks for the clarification on the Jesus bee DrJeseuss .
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    Re: Hive just don't look right

    I dont know how much entrance you left for your bees or how strong a hive it is. But you dont want to suffocate your bees in the heat either. The heat index here hit 110 today.
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    Re: Confirmed bee plants

    I just found this thread doing some research here.

    I also grow crimson clover for my bees and for nitrogen fixation in the garden. If planting in this area it should be done in the early fall -...
  24. Planting for pollen and nectar sources

    I have planted a couple of 200 foot rows of black oil sunflowers in the garden thinking it should make some good pollen for my bees and other pollinators later in the summer when there isn't much of...
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    Re: Wax production and summer solstice...

    For you guys that have had luck getting combs drawn without a flow going on, what is the sugar to water ratio you have used ? Also have you seen a significant increase in bee numbers as you feed...
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