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    Re: forced brood break

    In my area, a 24 day, forced brood break in September would mean the delay to the start of long lived Winter bee production. If the Queen was laying a mere 500 eggs per day that would be the loss of...
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    Re: forced brood break

    This is what I see here during the July/August dearth. I don't know the exact conditions that trigger the restart of egg laying, but I am guessing some sort of combination of day length and a rain...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Written agreements protect both sides.
    Clearly describe the minimum contents of the nucs.. I have never had a complaint from a customer for exceeding the minimum.

    Alex
  4. Thread: USGS

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    Re: USGS

    Look out kids, B. Dylan

    I guess that info might be useful to someone chasing the flow. I have heard a some people do that, but don't know anyone personally.
    I have wondered about the Black...
  5. Thread: Bees and Ash?

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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    I have noticed similar behavior with my bees. We have a propane tank from which we made a smoker. When it rains, it leaks into the main body of the smoker where the fat collects. When this, in turn,...
  6. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    This is what GreenCoverSeeds is trying to demonstrate, that sustainable farming can be done on a large scale and be profitable as well.
    I stumbled upon them searching for Hubam Clover seeds....
  7. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    There are about 450 million acres of arable land in the USA.
    Lets say about 300 million people. 3 people per family leaves us with 100 million families living on 4.5 acres each.
    Each family needs a...
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    Re: Drones and Cloake Boards

    Is Paul Kelly the guy on UoG videos?
    If I remember correctly, the QE on top of the BB is to keep out rogue virgin Queens. Is this correct?

    Alex
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    Here is a link to one of his threads. If you go to this thread be sure to scroll down to the photo that was posted by OldTimer....
  11. Re: Why does everyone think used equipment is ALL bad?

    I agree with Amibusiness.
    Around here sellers of bees are also subject to annual inspections. A seller of bees should have the experience to recognize whether or not his bees are carrying a...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    Treated a neighbor with narcolepsy, huh. What did he do, sting him every time he fell asleep? I can see how that would work.

    It has been a while since you posted. How did your clinic do? There...
  13. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    I just received my order of Hubam Clover and Mustard seed yesterday from a co. called GreenCoverSeeds. They have a lot of informative articles on their website addressing these very concerns. They...
  14. Re: Why does everyone think used equipment is ALL bad?

    This is the stuff of nightmares! ^

    I believe I am isolated enough to not need to worry about getting AFB from my surroundings. About the only way I could get it would be if I brought in myself,...
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    Re: Stolen hives in N cal

    From the days of yore when outhouses were mainstream. When someone asked, "Where's ______"? The retort was, "She went to the outhouse and the pigs ate her".

    Alex
  16. Thread: Almond Prices

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    Re: Almond Prices

    I know what Major Payne would say about this, "Sens-ahhhh-tive".

    Alex
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    I'm just guessing, but I think maybe Beeteam6 is thinking about designing hives that would be more beneficial for commercial beeks. If so posting in the Commercial Beekeeping forum would be more...
  18. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    Elms are in full bloom Down by the River. They are just starting to swell, "up" here closer to home. Some of the Blackberries have barely discernible leaves showing.

    We have had a few night time...
  19. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Didn't we just have one of those, beginning in late 2008?

    Alex
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Yes, "may" is the operative word in this case. I had read that foragers only have a three or four day memory. They were confined to their hives for a few days before and after the move. Along with...
  21. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Looks like things are kicking off early for you, too.
    Good luck on the upcoming season.

    Alex
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    71 degrees and sunny today.
    I got all of my hives moved closer together a couple of weeks ago to facilitate treatments. I moved them during cool rainy weather so they wouldn't be flying much. I...
  23. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    Lots of Henbit blooming now. Mostly grey pollen coming in with some yellow sporadically. I don't know where they are getting the yellow, maybe Willow, just guessing.

    Alex
  24. Thread: 2019 efb threads

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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    Our inspector doesn't touch anything or use a hive tool. He wears latex gloves and changes them between inspections. I hope these precautions are adequate.

    Alex
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-bee?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    Interesting article for those of us that wonder what bees think.

    Alex
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