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    Re: Pollen in hives : how long?

    Eduardo, I only have 3 years hobbyist experience so I can't say from personal experience. Walt Wright has written about that subject though. If you go to the section under POV and then go to Walt...
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    Re: Hello. I have newbie questions.

    Welcome Tees727. Boone Regional Beekeepers Association in Columbia is probably your closest bee club. I just went to their site and saw they have their next meeting on Feb 15. You'll probably miss...
  3. Thread: Frame spacing

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    Re: Frame spacing

    Welcome, What My-Smokepole means by a "Split" is dividing your hive into 2 separate hives. I like to wait until the hive gets stronger to do that. Probably next season.

    It does look like you are...
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    Re: How many beehives can we manage?

    A retired commercial in our club has mentioned in his talks that their operation took care of 4,000 hives. They had 4, 2 man teams. Your goal seems reasonable.
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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    If I have somethings to eat and they are not all equal but similar, I always choose the best one first. That way the next one I choose is the best one and so on. Why would a hive do anything...
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    Re: Swarm management in urban hives

    That seems to be a big concern with new bee keepers. The choices I see are to make your splits and sell/give them to other people. As far as preventing see Walt Wright's checkerboarding threads...
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    Re: Late season boo-boo. Need advice

    I made a similar mistake this year. I chose to leave that super alone for the reason you stated.
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    Re: Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    This presentation helped me understand the feedback that I received about starting to breed for queens. It also explained why Rusty was having his problems with VSH in Florida.

    Thanks Ray
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    I agree with 707. Start with 2 and see how you do. I have been keeping bees for 3 seasons now. I'm probably a slow learner so you may do better than me. I'm just this year starting to get a grip...
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    I did a little bit more searching after starting this thread. Acebird is right. After 10 years plus something should have come to market. Either the patent was bought to restrict competition or...
  11. Thread: 2 3/4 vs 2 7/8

    by jbraun
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    Re: 2 3/4 vs 2 7/8

    If you are thinking of buying a hole saw, Ace Hardware has an adjustable hole saw. I got the smaller that cuts up to 4".
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    How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    Interesting read. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbGRMj9tP5M&list=PLcrF8lYZY147VwiuyGTi422SruG3YEuZg

    I wonder what's the connection between the cumulative effects of fungicide exposure and CCD?
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    Ian, Not trying to be rude. What you are doing is similar but NOT checkerboarding. As squarpeg said Walt defined checkerboarding as manipulating the honey super above the brood chamber to fool the...
  14. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Does this use the supersedure tendency of the bees? Would this be a good way to requeen a mean hive without finding the queen?
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    Many Mentors Available

    I just saw Michael Bush post on a book written by a longtime beekeeper. I'm sure that will help some people. Might I also suggest that you use the information from all of the beekeepers from years...
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    Thanks to all of the helpful info. Lots to consider and lots more education ahead. It's dawning on me how important good record keeping is. I've instigated that and will continue in the future. ...
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    Kilocharli, Lots more to consider in that 2nd can.... This year my goals are 1 and 5. 2,3,4 and 6 are probably multiple year goals. When people talk about drone colonies do they mean any colonies?...
  18. Thread: Apivar

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    Re: Apivar

    I just read about contaminated wax. Apivar was mentioned in that thread. If I remember correctly it said the longer you leave it in the hive, the more it's absorbed by the wax. There's a reason...
  19. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    How to make a small fortune in bee keeping? Start with a large fortune!
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    Re: First honey harvest for the year

    Congratulations!!!! I'll bet you are happy and proud to harvest your honey. vKeep up the good work.
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    Re: New to forum from SE MO

    Welcome from mid Mo. Lots of good info here. You've had a busy 1st year. Congrats.
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    Re: Thinking Ahead: Examination Temperatures

    I'm in mid-Missouri. I add sugar in mid-January. This year I'm going to add 2 honey supers at Red Maple bloom (March 15) last year. Then checkerboard the honey super over the brood nest at...
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    Farm land of Forest

    Where do you think is the best place for an apiary?
  24. Thread: New to bees

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    Re: New to bees

    Last year one of my neighbors used hay bales to insulate her hive. This caused a build up of moisture and killed her hive. You may want to remove the hay and just go with the wrap. You may be...
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    Re: Checker boarding

    Daniel Y, You're right, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. I don't have Walts book and I've only read what info was available on the Point of View section under Walt Wright. Walts book...
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