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    Re: Hello from Northern Indiana

    Hello and Welcome!

    What are you doing tomorrow? The State beekeepers are meeting practically in your backyard:
    http://indianabeekeeper.com/

    If you can't make it, be sure to get connected with...
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    Re: Too late to treat for mites?

    It's not too late to treat with Oxalic Acid, either by dribble or vapor, as these are most effective when colony is broodless (or nearly broodless).

    At this point in the season, I'm done...
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    Re: Queenless maybe

    I usually expect to see evidence of a laying queen about 3 weeks after swarm left.
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    Re: Healthy Hive, Minimal Honey

    Your local weather has a lot to do with honey stores. My colonies here in Indiana had fairly good honey stores about 6-8 weeks ago, but are now like yours: healthy colonies, no stored honey. Parts of...
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    Article about Jerry Hayes & Monsanto

    I thought this article about Jerry Hayes and his work at Monsanto was well-written.
    I've always liked Jerry and know he's taken a lot of flak since going to work for Monsanto.
    ...
  6. Re: Am I expecting too much (re: beeks "sharing" swarms or provding excess drawn fram

    In the years that I've been involved in beekeeping, I've seen a great amount of generosity among beekeepers, giving their time, equipment and bees.

    However, a "suggestion" to "share" comes across...
  7. Re: Is it too late to add a queen in Cincinnat Area?

    You might look here:
    http://www.ohioqueens.org/members/
  8. Re: Some drone brood just above queen excluder

    The queen went through the excluder. Maybe at an edge, maybe one or two openings in the excluder were bent, or, a smaller than average queen.

    Dave Tarpy at NC State did a paper a few years back...
  9. Re: Is it too late to add a queen in Cincinnat Area?

    I'm due-west and a little south of you. If the colonies are otherwise healthy, I'd re-queen.
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    Re: Hello from the Heartland

    Hello and Welcome!
    Have you found a local club?
    http://indianabeekeeper.com/local_associations
    Clubs are great places to find mentors and get connected to nearby beekeepers.
  11. Re: Box of undrawn comb as a de-facto queen excluder?

    Agree. I've done exactly as you are proposing and ended up with brood in the topmost super.
    No guarantees with bees.
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    Re: Bt for wax moths - and moth balls?

    Aside from the Bt issue, it's important to note that moth balls come in two varieties: naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene.
    If you're gonna use them, ONLY use ones which are paradichlorobenzene.
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    Re: Yellow jacket sting

    Stings by yellow jackets, hornets & wasps hurt and I swell. Honey bee stings I barely notice. I react more to a mosquito bite than a honey bee sting.
  14. Re: Is late afternoon to early dusk the worst time to check hive?

    I usually don't get home until after 5pm, so I've often been in my hives during that time frame and generally don't have any problems. I'm guessing your bees were grumpy for some other reason...
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    Re: Pullin supers now, extracting later?

    True...but.
    Some northern beeks who haven't had problems in the past are now having problems. This past weekend at the Indiana State Fair I was talking with a beek who saw SHB the first time this...
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    Re: How much honey

    Actually, it does include a lot of backyard beeks. It says there were 23-thousand colonies in the "5 or less" category, which means there was a minimum of 4600 backyarders responding to the survey.
    ...
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    Re: How much honey

    For 2015, for operations with 5 or more colonies, the average was 59 lbs per colony.
    For operations with less than 5 colonies, the average was 31 lbs per colony.

    You can see the complete reports...
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    Re: Hardin Royal Electric Extractors

    This one? $499?
    https://www.amazon.com/Hardin-Royal-Electric-Stainless-Extractor/dp/B00HS2XQ54#Ask

    I can't say anything about the moving parts, but that tank is sure built to last.
    Was surprised...
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    Re: Requeening in Aug or Sep?

    I wouldn't pinch a queen who is doing well, but wouldn't hesitate to replace one in late summer - early fall. Still time for a couple brood cycles, so you'll have a young, vigorous queen making your...
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    Re: Wives tales

    Northern beekeepers have to deal with bottom boards covered with fuzz each spring as the bees shed their winter coats.
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    Re: Making summer splits?

    I know a number of beekeepers who strongly believe in summer splits (July/August), and I've been experimenting the last two years by making a few. The idea is that you have a young, vigorous queen to...
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    Re: Combining hives/ queen mating

    I'd be willing to bet that in Connecticut, you very likely have a number of beekeepers near you.


    Probably best answered by someone local, but I'd say with a new queen and if you feed (as...
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    Re: Expected cost to ship packages?

    Are you connected with a local club? Many times clubs will pool orders in order to reduce shipping costs.
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    Re: Should I swap brood boxes?

    I'd leave it alone. Queens move up and down in the brood boxes all season. The only time I ever considering swapping brood boxes is in the spring when I'm doing a first in-depth inspection.
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    Re: Swarm cell question?

    While there are few absolutes with bees, a single queen cell generally indicates supersedure. If they were planning to swarm, I'd expect a half dozen or more queen cells.

    That said, putting the...
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