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    Re: Best Laid Plans

    I must say...You might change your mind after the first tropilaelaps mite is imported from AU in a package.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I remember a beekeeper telling me he did this very thing , but with a queen excluder. He added the excluder but put it on turned 90˚. Claimed the queens won't go around the excluder and up the side.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Finished first visit to my Vermont apiaries. Checking food and giving sub. 5% loss. Fed a handful, almost all have ample feed. Big clusters. Glad to get back to work
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Pretty standard method of harvesting nurse bees LJ. Sealed brood below excluder with queen. Open brood with bees brushed off above excluder. Leave overnight. Bees above excluder on open brood are...
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    Re: Palmer queen lines make up and history

    When a colony swarms, there is a dip in honey production for that year. And, if a colony waits to supercede until the queen is failing, there will be a dip in honey production that year. Some...
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    Re: Lifting hives into a truck

    Armstrong Lift
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    Re: Wax moth larva mystery

    Lesser Wax Moth larvae, Achroia grisella, survive being frozen all winter at temperatures lower than -20˚F. I doubt some time in your home freezer will kill them. Lesser larvae are small, and pink....
  8. Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    First pollen today near Lake Champlain. Three colors. Populous tremuloides for sure. A white I don't know. A pale yellow that might be silver maple. First pollen last year...April 20. 420 :)
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    Re: Palmer queen lines make up and history

    Yes, I guess it did. Not sure I really understand where it went and what it proved. I am hesitant to discuss it. I am really confused by what I was told as the study progressed. First year I was told...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    The bees absolutely will start emergency cells in brood elevated above a queen excluder. But in the Doolittle method for making a split, the split...with all the bees brushed off...is only left above...
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    Re: Radial Extractor Stand

    That's what I did. Never moves.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Why don't you use the Doolittle method?
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    Flash Player Fake Update

    Well, BeeSource is now unusable on my laptop because of a Fake Flash Player update notice that takes over when attempting to use BeeSource. Because this site is the only site effected, Iím thinking...
  14. Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Any poplar(aspen) yet?
  15. Re: How long to leave queen after mating?

    I catch 16 days after giving cell. Queens usually begin laying at day 11 or 12. My acceptance this past summer...330/335 in new nucs. Can’t believe leaving them in the mating nucs for 21 or 28 days...
  16. Re: Frames of Crystallized Honey in Brood Boxes

    We deal with the leftover crystallized honey by reversing. The leftovers are in the top brood box. When the brood East is reversed, that honey winds up on the bottom. Bees don’t like honey on the...
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    Re: Simple NUC Multiplication.

    Watching the video, I have to ask...where is the sealed and emerging brood?

    I never wait to introduce a queen. We make the nucs, take the. to the new apiary, and give them a caged queen. In 10...
  18. Re: Mayan Stingless Beekeeping in Clay Pots by the Nahuas indigenous people

    Yes, thinner. I found the Melipona/Trigona honey in Veracruz...west coast of Mexico...a bit of a vinegar flavor. In Xochimilco near Mexico City the Trigona honey was sweeter.
  19. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    First, I wouldn't completely sacrifice all the colonies at once. I would remove frames of bees and brood...over time, and last brood harvest the queens are removed and what's left becomes the last...
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    Re: USGS

    ....The pump don't work cause the vandals stole the handle. :)
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    Re: USGS

    You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows
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    Re: Moving splits

    If you use the Doolittle method for splitting...The frames of brood and honey are remove from the colony...all bees are shaken off into the parent hive. The split is located above an excluder,...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Be sure to show her the nuc. Yes there's a laying queen. Yes there's good population and enough food. No there aren't any brood diseases. Get an inspection certificate from your state inspector.
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    SP, are you spacing the 9 brood frames evenly in a 10 frame box? That will always encourage drone brood at top and bottom of frame. Push the 9 frames almost together, with the extra space at the...
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    Re: Building vs. Buying

    Can't imagine buying bee boxes Too easily made, considering I just bought 116 - 14' 1x12 pine. Nice quality. $0.75 a board foot
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