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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    MrWright, there was talk on another forum regarding the Apimaye hive. Everyone that had one loved it; a few people (the usual grumbles) argued they were plastic. But one point came up regarding AFB....
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    Re: Hello from way south

    Wow, what a beautiful spot you are in! Are you right on the lake? And welcome, we would like to hear about your business. Enjoy. And I don’t have hive beetles where I’m at either; I attribute it to...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Thanks for sharing that brief history of early beekeeping in the US.
  4. Re: I just saw this, happened yesterday, beehives set on fire in Yolo County

    Personally I don’t know what to think; the 30 stolen hives you’d need a truck and some experience with bees wouldn’t you? As for the fire I believe there is a growing sickness out there, a lack of...
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    Re: Managing spring build up

    Wont the bees seal up a hole drilled in the center plastic foundation?
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    Re: Nectar Management Question

    Hi Jon, I have found that my bees move up during winter and leave the bottom deep empty, hence we can switch boxes around. Your maples are a bit earlier than mine up here; don’t be afraid to super...
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    MrWright, I forgot to mention to sign up for Ron Miksha’s blog titled: Bad Beekeeping Blog. He is from your neck of the woods, a very informed experienced beekeeper. Deb
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  8. Re: I just saw this, happened yesterday, beehives set on fire in Yolo County

    :(
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    Maybe a nice bouquet of flowers for your wife might do you good, and a big smile too. :)
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    Apimondia 2019

    https://www.apimondia.com/en/2-all/106-apimondia-2019-montreal-canada-proceedings
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    Welcome.
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    Cloverdale>
    If a former ESHPA member can not find pleasure or a fond memory about at least some of the BOY recipients on their list from 1953 to 2018 it says more about the that former member than...
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    :applause: :)
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    Personally, good intentions, but I don’t think it’s a good idea. You will create a smelting pot of nepotism, and it does turn into a popularity contest, etc., and the hobbyist is forgotten. This...
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    Re: Hello Beekeepers, from Central Vermont

    Have fun doing this; nice to have MP near, too. You may not have time for pigs and chickens though! hope you have lots of help.
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    Re: Looking for reading material suggestions

    Pollinator Protection, a Bee and Pesticide Handbook by Carl A. Johansen & Daniel F. Mayer
    Part of required reading for Journeysman Level U of Montana.
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    Re: Hi from Minnesota

    Welcome Ali :)
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    Re: Managing spring build up

    What color is the honey? Deb
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Crazy weather; rain today, tomorrow, by Friday, - temps! :(
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    Hive cleaning?
  21. Re: Why does everyone think used equipment is ALL bad?

    My apiary had an outbreak of AFB from a nuc, an old infected comb. Devastating. Theres my reasoning. From a Migratory Commercial who brought his nucs up from the South (Carolina I think) and is...
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    Re: Hello from Wales

    Welcome Roger; what an innovative idea transporting contraband with bee hives! It is relaxing, but these honey bees are complicated; always learning something. Enjoy it.
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    Yes I guess it does. In one hive Dave said I had varroa mites, but when I rolled I maybe got one mite. zThen the opposite happened he didn’t see an6 but hive rolled high. Also had 3 hives that had...
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    This was new 2019 doing the pesticide testing and other stuff.
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    A report from 2017, a Ferguson Buckfast colony with high nosema cerana counts. This hive just dwindled and died, classic n.cerana.534035340553407
    The print is tiny.
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