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    Re: forced brood break

    my take is that the dearth conditions force the brood break so the beekeeper doesn't have to. i think this weather pattern tends to drive local selection toward favoring a strain that down modulates...
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    Re: forced brood break

    during our summer dearth here in northeast alabama we can see a dearth induced brood break lasting for a couple of months. the reduction in population is helpful in terms of not so many mouths to...
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    Re: North Carolina

    i've noticed that the carolina coasts are consistently ahead of most of the rest of the southeast in terms of blooms and swarms. must be the warming effect of the ocean.
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    Re: North Carolina

    interesting. no drones here yet.
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    Re: North Carolina

    possibly related to supercedure or usurpation. do you have drones flying in wilmington yet?
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    Re: LGO and new hive question

    i would try to set traps within a mile of the forest if you can.

    if there is a bee club over there in lawrence county chances are someone might be willing to spot you a frame or two of brood comb....
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    Re: LGO and new hive question

    how far are you from bankhead forest?

    around the outskirts of that wooded land would be a good place to place swarm traps.
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    Re: LGO and new hive question

    peak swarming in north alabama is usually during the months of april and may.

    at this point in the season the colonies are just now producing their first rounds of brood coming out of winter and...
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    Re: Nectar Management Question

    turns out it was a new jersey group after all jon:

    http://www.bkcorner.org/spring-management-swarm-prevention/
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    Re: Nectar Management Question

    i remember a group in ohio that was big on walt's methods. i'll try to see if i can dig up more on that for you jon.

    i don't think checkerboarding will work if you wait until there is new honey...
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    Re: Nectar Management Question

    walt timed his checkerboarding manipulation to when the temps warmed up enough to allow for foraging. down here that usually coincides with the end of february give or take a week or two, which also...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    i have been putting 10 frames in the single deep at the bottom of the stack, and then 9 frames in the medium supers above that. the drone comb gets built at the bottom of the super frames as the...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    i have do some natural comb in the hives, but most of the comb is drawn on plastic foundation. and yes, often times the burr is from the bees attempting to drawn drone comb wherever they find enough...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    it was great having a face and a voice to put with your posts ot, many thanks for the video. :)

    i think ya'll are onto something there with the plastic vs. wood frame comparison.

    all my...
  15. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    i appreciate you having brought the videos to our attention msl.

    like with their advances in the understanding and management of efb, it appears that the europeans are making a more organized...
  16. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    ah, thanks for the clarification juhani.
  17. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    part 1, timestamp 26:15
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    moderator note - i just combined swarmhunter's two 'ots' threads into one thread and stickied it.

    great thread jerry, many thanks for your contributions!
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    "More than one hundred beekeepers are now actively running the selection program in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. Almost 700 colonies...
  20. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    i understood him to say that a small pin is used and the larvae are pierced just enough to cause injury buy not enough to kill it, which supposedly results in the release of an odor that the nurse...
  21. Thread: Hive swarmed

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    Re: Hive swarmed

    i'm guessing the colony was queenless when you checked it and all the bees you saw were robbers.

    if so, you shouldn't have found much honey left in the hive nor any capped brood.

    once the honey...
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    Sticky: Re: TF in a world that treats

    good thread clay, many thanks.
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    Re: VSH bee choices for a beginner.

    your just a little bit north of me, and we are about a month or so away weather wise from the first inspections and manipulations of the season.

    see if you can beg your way into getting some of...
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    Re: VSH bee choices for a beginner.

    welcome aboard pg!

    for some reason beekeepers are good at 'strongly' suggesting most everything having to do with keeping bees. :)

    that said, your best bet is to canvas the locals and solicit...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    thanks for the question russ,

    and even more thanks for the great job you are doing keeping us updated on your thread, as well as thanks for the overall contribution you are making to the forum at...
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