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  1. Thread: Starvation?

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    Re: Starvation?

    Yup, you got it. That’s the way my ole mentor bud does it right away in the beginning of winter and has done it that way for years. Normal “mountain camp” feeding is a feeder ring, newspaper and...
  2. Thread: Starvation?

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Starvation?

    It’s possible they’ve chimneyed, where they run thru a couple frames of stores and ended up at the top, or they started brooding up early and ran thru the stores. Either way, it’s not a good sign for...
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    Far be it for me to give advice being a knuckle dragger on the subject. But my first thought would a glossary solve the dilemma?
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    Re: Hello from East Tennessee

    Welcome and good luck!
  5. Re: Anybody else have as much trouble joining as I did?

    Welcome!
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    Re: Bee grooming at the hive entrance

    I’ve seen that activity before and always took it as the guard bees doing their thing. As in “you don’t have the right smell, you sure you belong here?”
  7. Re: An Inside Look at How the Varroa Mite’s Diet Was Discovered (or How To ID a Monst

    Mosquitoes have anticoagulants that does the job whilst sucking our blood, ain’t much different lol.
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    Re: Hello from Sunny Florida!

    Welcome and good luck w/ your endeavors!
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    Re: Hello from Jacksonville florida

    Welcome and good luck!
  10. Thread: Hi there!

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Hi there!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Alternative design of a ventilated bottom

    Quite a few years ago, there was a few guys on here making the basically the same thing w/ PVC pipe, I haven’t seen any such designs since.
  12. Thread: Used equipment

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    Re: Used equipment

    If it were me, scorch the boxes and turn the frames into kindling.
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    Re: Newbee to be from NW Bama

    Welcome and good luck w/ your nucs!
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    Re: Does anybody reverse/flip bottom boards?

    They have enough air flow for the heat and curing honey Ollie? The only reason I ask is I run 1x2 furring strips w/ 3/8” cut out when nesc but run the full 3/4” when the flows on.
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    Re: Hello, from North mid TN!!

    Welcome back!
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    Re: Resources on Nectar Flow Timing?

    Here’s a start. Over the years I’ve tried to pick up books that have native trees here in Michigan and talking to locals about when things bloom helps a lot too....
  17. Re: What are the bees gleaning from chicken feed?

    They’re after the corn powder, they’ll do the same thing for many things including sawdust.
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    Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA.

    Welcome and good luck!
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    Re: Getting back in, in Northern California.

    Welcome! Ya as. My ole mentor bk’n bud is fond of saying “the days of throwing bees in a box in April and coming back and harvesting honey in August are long over”.
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    Re: Howdy from Central Texas

    Welcome and good luck this year!
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    Re: Greetings from Ontario

    Welcome Karen, good luck w/ the changeover!
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    Re: What to do with deadout honey?

    That would be the best, honey trumps sugar water. If your putting them on empty comb and the queen starts laying right away they’ll burn thru it PDQ.
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    Re: Winter Combining for Resources?

    I concur w/ GregV, if the bees are on the sugar it would be a major disruption to get it off and put the new box on. I just added a box to a hive but they had just moved up to the top bars and no...
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    Re: Thanks from a new member.

    Welcome and lurk no longer! 🐝
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    Re: Winter feeding and excess stores

    Ya, it sounds like your going to have some powerhouses down the road. Without knowing what you mean by excess, I would leave well enough alone, they can burn up a lot of stores raising spring brood...
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