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    Re: Russian VSH crosses

    This is exactly what I would like to do. VSH have been my best, disease free bees. While I have been doing this with feral bees for drones (primarily anyway - they are open mated), I would certainly...
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    Re: Orange headed bees

    Im 99% this is henbit - the hooded shape of the flowers causes them to dab their head in pollen when going after the nectar...
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    Re: top wedge frame

    With a manual or lower speed extractor, I find no need to crosswire.
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    Re: top wedge frame

    I use a 3/8 IN hand stapler and punch 3 of them in really quickly.
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    :thumbsup: for VSH bees

    A curious little accident - after moving some hives a placing a weaker hive where 2 booming VSH hives had been moved from, I was surprised to find that the next day probably 50 - 60 dead SHB, some...
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    Re: hive expansion

    This is best done only when nights are not still freezing...
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    Re: Queen problem?

    With her crawling a honey frame, they may be honey-bound. They may be filling open cells as fast as they are made if they dont have enough room...
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    Re: What happened ???

    were there all stages of brood during the last inspection, or did you simply see a good number of bees. Without looking for all the signs, the queen may have been gone for a good while and the high...
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    Re: Craigslist for breakfast..

    Jealous!
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    Re: How hot are you willing to take?

    Does this really work?

    on a different note, I dont mind hot hives if they work, but i have a 1 year old that HAS to go see the bees every day that its pretty out. She has never been stung and I...
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    Re: Help Wanted

    Have they been filled?
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    Re: what did I do wrong?

    The saying is, "bees use 80% of stores in the last 20% of winter"... Right before flow is most critical to watch because of build-up....
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    Re: white dutch clover

    Rainfall will make all the difference for this... It will produce great nectar in wetter conditions, but will hardly be worked or even bloom good when its really dry.
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    Re: Hive moving results advice needed

    1 or 2 dead bees are not a bad sign. In fact, if they are pulling white bees out, it may be hygenic behaviour. Any time you move, there will be a little jostling - nothing to worry about. Also, every...
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    Re: Push in queen induction cage

    Interested
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    Re: samitizing boxes with bleach

    It will kill the spores that are present to some extent in all hives - It may give a little head-start for the bees but I dont know how it would do any harm.
  17. Re: new queens ariving soon, cool temps not sure what to do

    I had 4 queens that were lost in the mail last year for 15 days - they FINALLY showed up and all were alive and well with attendants. They have all performed and wintered well with no signs of stress.
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    Re: 2013 Mann Lake Catalog

    How does price compare to ML with westernbee shipping?
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    thank you sir!
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Very sorry for any confusion, I had written that this was from the AL branch (NOT ME) but from their website where I had ordered queens. Apparently the copy/paste erased my intro. To clarify, I am in...
  21. Re: Banking a saved queen after colony died?

    Often, situations of extreme stress can cause a queen to quit laying for good. While I cant say for certain that this is the case, a near-death experience and then weeks of banking without the...
  22. Re: need some advise and knowledge from you guys...........

    I like to keep a close check during heavy flow and open every 2 - 3 weeks to make sure they have the room, no supercedure cells, etc.... off season I would still check every 4 - 5 weeks to make sure...
  23. Re: What to do with full honey super in freezer?

    If you are getting nucs, they will most likely be ready for transfer to a deep soon after you get them. I would save it until that time and divide/checkerboard the frames between 1 super for each of...
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    Re: Slotted bottom bars.

    many use these for wired wax foundation because they work better than the grooved when the wires stick out too far/ are cut poorly.
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    Re: a day in the beeyard

    Was a great surprise/pleasure for me as well! Using Walt's techniques helped me prevent all but 1 hive from swarming last year.
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