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  1. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    yea ive said before check out their profile see how many years experiance. if they bother to list it. the person who started this thread their profile says they have no experiance. there are...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    there ya go
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    last spring i started with 12 overwintered nucs i set 5 up for honey in regular 10 frame boxes and i took brood from the other 7 nucs(kept in 2 story 5 frame boxes)to build up the 5 honey colonies....
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    Re: Back to square 1

    use I I VSH queens
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    yea a couple of weeks ago i got my hopes up for an early spring. just my thoughts but i think your larger established hives will be better able to take advantage of early necter flows. my main flow...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    i used to keep bees in the 80's to mid 90's then the mites got bad. got tired of getting poisened almost every year during sweet corn tassel and i got busy with my business so i quit for awhile then...
  7. Re: Can a full size nucleus hive be used if you have all medium langstroth hives

    i aint worried. if i had to i would get an empty nuc box put the 2 side by side and stack mediums on top once she moved up i'd slap an excluder over the 2 nucs till all the brood hatched out then...
  8. Re: Can a full size nucleus hive be used if you have all medium langstroth hives

    makes for a top heavy tippy situation
  9. Re: Can a full size nucleus hive be used if you have all medium langstroth hives

    once the queen starts laying in the med. frames and you make sure she's on the med frames move the deep frames up and put a queen excluder on top of the med.boxes fill out the empty spaces with...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    just wondering why the big hurry. i wont be making splits till i see swarm prep. which is what i did last year and i have about 20 overwintered nucs to sell or use other wise.(if they make it thru...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    last year during tulip poplar flow i was at my sisters house in north west tenn. i walked out in her yard white clover was coming on strong and i wanted to see if the bees were working it yet i saw...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    last year at the begining of the sour wood flow i was talking to an (older than me timer). i told him i needed more equip. for the sour wood flow he told me don't worry about it cause the bees never...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    i guess it depends on weather you got a great spouse. or not
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    tons of goldenrod here. last fall dry almost no fall flow.
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    you could live in the best nectar area in the country and if the weather don't cooperate you may get no honey and have to feed them. lots of varriables. sounds like your good for 20 - 30 colonies ...
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    don't overlook tree nectar maples, tulip poplar, linden/basswood and locust and others
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    cash? give her a jar of honey!!!!!!!!! she prob.already got your cash.
  18. Re: "The formulation makes the honey bee poison" Formulation/ adjuvant toxicity abstr

    probably part of the original marketing strategy
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    how many hives do you want to have?
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    3 mile radius in the desert my not be able to support as many hives as 3mile radius in dairy land
  21. Re: "The formulation makes the honey bee poison" Formulation/ adjuvant toxicity abstr

    they should stop calling it pesticide it don't just kill pests. poisen is nonselective and that also includes herbicides and fungicides.
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    bees will forage up to a couple of miles from the hive so how many hives you can keep on 5 acres depends on the forage in the surrounding area most of your questions can be answered here ...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    my wife always trys to run the show she has different standards for herself and always expects me to do what she wants. i make her miserable. too bad ha ha.
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    Re: What is the purpose of a Nuc

    link to michael's talk which includes a lot of info. on the uses of nucs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nznzpiWEI8A
  25. Re: How Much "Breeding Progress" Can Really Be Expected?

    Here is a video i came across on you tube this morning
    Dr. Keith S. Delaplane of the University of Georgia on "Honey Bee Breeding: Fact or Fiction?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txZtQrMTeag
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