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  1. Re: Victory in Lessening Restrictions for Beehives in Prince William County, Virginia

    Details are still TBD. It appears to be something new ...... Lumping bee hives in with agricultural buildings. It is NOT part of our current zoning regulations. Contact me off line and happy to...
  2. Re: Victory in Lessening Restrictions for Beehives in Prince William County, Virginia

    Argh all these years later and we have new issues. HOney bee colonies are considered Agricultural Buildings???? And a 15 foot set back? Anyone have similar issues going on?
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    Re: Overwintering nucs

    We even ran a nuc mentoring program and I named it Each One Teach One. That comes from the literacy movement. One at a time adds up. It does. We all have too many bees. You're going straight to...
  4. Re: EAS 2018 Hampton, Virginia "Where it all Bee- Gan"

    Well this thread sure is quiet! See you there? BEE THERE.
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    Re: Shipping Charges

    Community Mindset. Love That.
  6. EAS 2018 Hampton, Virginia "Where it all Bee- Gan"

    WHO IS COMING?

    Join EAS for the annual Short Course and Conferences which offers a week-long opportunity to hear from internationally known research scientists, extension apiculturists, apiary...
  7. Re: Study of Nuc winter survival rates by equipment type

    One of your stellar quotes we use all the time. It aint the box that matters.
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    Re: Treatment suggestions after mite bomb

    Formic is a good choice for September treatment
  9. Thread: EAS Delaware

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    Re: EAS Delaware

    I'll be there... and the Show Chairman has already ribbon-ed me up as Best in Show :-)
    Come visit the Honey Show on Thursday- tucked in the corner room 119. It's the Place to Bee.
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    Re: Struck out hard with nucs

    Mid Atlantic- overwintered nucs made at the end of the flow or just after it (late June- mid early July) with new Queens. We might get a little bit of a fall flow. Most get fed heavily and most will...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Resource Hive Reviews

    Thank you so very much for this Mike and for putting these ideas in perspective to where they were documented first.
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    Re: MAQS change in dosage

    I just learned that tip this year- Also to put it in frozen end of the day, minimized damage the fumes can cause.
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    Re: MAQS change in dosage

    Put it is a ziplock and in the freezer - should keep fine that way. I heard some recommend putting them on frozen in fact.
  14. Thread: Dioptric Oil

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    Re: Dioptric Oil

    Interesting. Costs almost as much as a cheap refractometer. http://refractometershop.com/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=101

    This site suggests monobromonapthalene it is the same thing as dioptric...
  15. Thread: Dioptric Oil

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    Re: Dioptric Oil

    Did anyone ever solve this? I have an old refractometer bought from Mann Lake. Came in a blue plastic box. Foundt he oil at Ali Express, but wondering now if it is the right stuff.
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    Re: Another youngster trying to make a go

    Thank you for this. Indeed. This is the whole point. Make bees from your own bees. If you can't raise the queens, buy them locally, or regionally or even from a quality commercial supplier or some...
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    Re: MAQS change in dosage

    The one strip option has been actively promoted by NOD and is part of their advertising and I think the packaging of the product. They promote two options very clearly and visably on their website...
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    Re: I'm a big dummy

    Weren't those Keith's? I don't recall he ever posted them on line but there they are
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    When the UK GBP dropped, I ordered one from Thornes, UK. It was cheaper, even with international shipping than new at Brushy Mt. There are two types- the Vap Mite...
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    Re: Honey flow in Mid-Atlantic region

    It was awesome early with full supers by mid April. Dead as a door nail since then- cool and damp.
    I just read this is the longest streak of rain days (12) since 1938 and 1873- although last year...
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    Re: Queen lost in mail

    I generally put new queens in right away- I often don't wait much at all, but most of the time I keep them corked and manually release on day 4 after I cut out cells. I have had very good acceptance...
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    Re: Hive split with queen excluder?

    So given your excluder trick in making up nucs- you just cut the queen cell if they make it when you pull the split yes?
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    Re: Insurance for bee keepers

    Many of us have gone with liability insurance from Farm Family.
  24. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    Happy Birthday my friend.. and enjoy the next adventure
  25. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    Your are very welcome. I am glad to have found it, and for the folks in NJ who take the time and effort to post some great videos. I know it takes time- and sometimes it takes a long time to watch...
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