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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Fascinating, Squarepeg. Thank you for the thorough reply! This all seems very advanced to me. This year, swarming was an issue. So next year, i'm taking steps to try to avoid that. Mind you, i...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    "checkerboarding supers in late winter"

    Why doesn't this result in chilled brood? Is it done before the first egg of the season is even laid?
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    Re: So treatment-free beekeepers are the problem?

    Thanks, all, for more wonderful, thought provoking responses.

    And Squarepeg, thank you for posting that link! I haven't been keeping up with the forum, so i missed that thread entirely.
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    Re: So treatment-free beekeepers are the problem?

    Thanks for your responses, everyone. I'm enjoying reading them! I don't know why that article plucked a nerve. I guess it felt like a slap. As Rusty said above, beekeeping is such hard work, and...
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    So treatment-free beekeepers are the problem?

    Hello, everyone!

    I haven't posted in a while, but my mother just sent me an article that's really aroused my ire and i wanted to get a little feedback on it. Perhaps i'm over-reacting, but it...
  6. Re: Need to do a combine - looking for guidance

    Ha!

    "Watch out with the grabbing and plopping."

    Words to live by, to be sure ...
  7. Re: May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    Such a glorious color!

    My thanks to all, and the garden blogger expressed his or her gratitude as well:

    "Thank you and your bee friends!

    (Definitely not a California bay tree. Those are so...
  8. Re: May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    Oh, JWChesnut, i see your additional links, and that bark close-up really seals it, doesn't it. That patterning is just sublime. I'll bet it looks gorgeous in winter.

    I'll explore the links...
  9. Re: May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    Thank you so much, dynemd and JWChesnut! I suppose it shouldn't surprise me in the least that if you ask one question on the beekeeping forum, you're sure to get at least two different answers. :)
    ...
  10. Re: May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    Thanks for the response, BeeBop. I love the sort of "flakey" character of the bark ... i hope someone knows what it is!
  11. May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac25/Edward_Malmstrom/Tree%20%20to%20ID%20A_zps5pbtshqr.jpg
    http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac25/Edward_Malmstrom/Tree%20to%20ID%20B_zpsoexylnlp.jpg

    It was...
  12. Thread: Ball of Bees

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    Re: Ball of Bees

    I always thought they were acting as plumb-bobs for the purpose of building combs along a straight vertical line. But i may be wrong about this. :)
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Vance G ... brilliant advise! And i have nothing but admiration for the composure of the beekeeper. I'm not sure what i would have done, but i'm fairly sure that, "Can i help you," wouldn't have...
  14. Re: Need some help on interpreting which cells are which

    That egg photograph is absolutely stunning. Wonderful little gallery - good luck with your bees!
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    Re: Treated first time today

    No no! Not at all, Harley Craig. Just a general statement, based on past personal experience. Nothing at all to do with you. I should have been more clear (or better yet, resisted pressing the...
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    Re: Treated first time today

    "... and don't browbeat someone because they want to try."

    Along those lines, please don't tell us what we're doing (or trying to do) is the equivalent of having a sick puppy and refusing to take...
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Jeepers. I've only read the first three pages, and so far, i'm fascinated.
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    Re: First sugar roll...

    Dkofoed, my husband and i are in the exact same situation. We were thinking that if our hives survived the winter, we'd re-queen in the Spring with a treatment-free, "local" queen. But on my...
  19. Re: What do bees and ukuleles have in common? Me!

    Barry Digman, thank you very much, and what a wonderful link! I've never seen that particular version before, and you kind of can't help but to get a little choked up at the end of it. So poignant...
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    Re: Open Air Colony

    How beautiful! I'll be eager to read the responses you get. GORGEOUS!
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    Good morning, Phoebee, and you're very kind. Thank you!

    It feels like the ukulele is really gaining in popularity now. A lot of "serious" musicians have taken it up. Back in the day, George...
  22. Re: What do bees and ukuleles have in common? Me!

    Oh, WWW, my heart just thumped reading your comment! Thank you! I'm a beginner, really, and the making of this video was 180 degrees away from my comfort zone. It's highly unlikely that i'll win,...
  23. What do bees and ukuleles have in common? Me!

    Good morning, beekeepers!

    This may seem like an odd post for a beekeeping forum, but i'm currently participating in an on-line video contest, and in the event of a tie in the judging, the number...
  24. Thread: Why Monitor???

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    Re: Why Monitor???

    Dsegrest, i'm intrigued! Apple cider vinegar helps with mites, you think?

    I've put a few drops in the beebath from time to time, when inclination strikes, but if it's more beneficial that i...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Bigfish ...

    Very interesting. I'll refrain from typing anything further.
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