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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    rich....
    Good luck
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Greg
    I have seen the winters go both ways, however, it has been many years since we seen stuff like in the 1970s. I had a single medium make it at least one time.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Bit of an experiment today. Both directions taken have their own risk at this time of year. On my two previous mentioned tiny swarms I took two routes to add space. Both swarms had the medium they...
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    Re: Inducing Supercedure with 48 Hour Cells

    To crofters comment. I also think I remember lauri mentioning that putting the queen cell she came from on the enter cover helped with acceptance. Keep in mind, my memory might not be perfect....
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    Re: How Can I Remove Crystallized Honey In Frame?

    I have zero experience but have always wondered if you put these below the main brood nest, if the bees might not move it up and reprocess it in the process?
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Anyone using rumbletalk chat?

    There are people on it right now.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Anyone using rumbletalk chat?

    Try at around nine or ten pm.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Nice new comb full of honey.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=57069&stc=1
    This is what is on top of my three big swarms. I am a wimp and can hardly move it to look at...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Got in two hives that I had put drawn comb from a dead out on. I also looked in on the two small swarms that are in single medium boxes to check for space. I got in the one big swarm that was...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    greg
    It would seem easier just to shake a bunch of frame in the grass in front of the box you want them in. The old fly back and the young enter. I watched a video on this on you tube. I would be...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    AR1
    My place is also a compromise. Before I got it, I was bidding on 200 acres with one room shack on them. I decided I could survive here for a while and now it has been more then 20 years and my...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Russ
    Very nice.
    As far as the field behind my house, my wife would like that mowed also but I just don't till the frost astor have gone to seed and for sure after a freeze.:)
    I don't know if...
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    quote from russ

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    I would add, you are the one doing the work and so you get to decide how you want to do it. I am such a copy cat and so I try and look at what every one does and then decide...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Russ


    I am doing the pv the expensive way with a battery. I do this due to having an independent streak as at the time, ameren was offering a 2 dollar rebate per watt and you always lose when...
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    Re: If you had it to do all over...

    margot..

    I agree with most of your post. On the last one, you may still be able to help some one with common sense but while doing so, a nice disclaimer added that you have not personally...
  16. Thread: Cardinal Sin

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    Re: Cardinal Sin

    The situation show that right and wrong is usually based on the priorities of each persons perspective. You could have told him humming birds are hanging around your hives and you are going to kill...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    Nice report with interesting observations and info. I have never had a hive strong enough to draw three boxes worth of comb in one season. This year is my best with two swarms drawing two...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    This post is not my normal but I wouldn't mind being able to see this later and here is the best place for me.
    We are probably at the end of our flow and my wife wants me to mow my three acre yard....
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    Re: Bearding like crazy. Should I be worried?

    I also don't provide upper ventilation. I do have slatted racks and did see a difference with them. It would not worry me with out them. I am too new to know but lean towards vance's answer....
  20. Re: study showing sugar water is not as nutritious for bees as honey

    I had a home made saw mill and we cleared about three acres of trees to build a lake. We piled the logs till I could get around to cutting them. It was plumb intimidating pulling those logs out to...
  21. Re: study showing sugar water is not as nutritious for bees as honey

    I believe there is a study out there that showed honey bees wintering better on sugar water compared to honey.

    I like reading this stuff but also like to know what works "good enough".

    Also,...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    I looked in the big hives on the 19th and four of the swarms today.

    My purpose was to see if there was any honey ready to be extracted and that it was in the right place where I could pull by the...
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    Re: Inducing Supercedure with 48 Hour Cells

    frank
    You always have nice pictures.
    Thanks
    gww
  24. Re: EFB Pro-active treatments - Now or wait until later in the season?

    One other interesting thing to me that reading the beeL posted stuff was that in one of the studies that was pointing out the competition of the bee and efb in use of food. Bees could live (though...
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    Re: Missouri

    Mountain mint, this plant excites me cause it is around quite a bit and the bees like it.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56655&stc=1
    I don't remember the name but did...
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