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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    One might almost suspect that rules for beekeeping are local. I'll take a quick peek on a calm January day. No more.
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    55-60 degrees? In January? Where did this guy live? Lucky here to get a single day above freezing around here. Maybe in March, or a rare late February.
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    Sugar and a splash of vinegar. That's all.
    All the bugs here this year are extra-hungry since they are not able to forage much. I put the sugar on so early because the hives are packed with bees who...
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    The title of this thread is Treatment-free Bungling. Well, learned another lesson this week. Do not feed sugar cakes this early in the Fall. I put them on and immediately the scavengers came flying....
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    I confirmed a queen yesterday for the hive that had queen cells on Sept. 11. A little surprised since the weather has been endless rain this last month, but she must have snuck in a flight sometime....
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    Slightly cooler here. We hit -20F a few times last winter and January had many days below zero to -10F. May get a frost or two in September but not always. GregV's Dane County Wi is distinctly colder...
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    Dane County is about 90 miles due north of me, so the growing season ends about 2 weeks earlier. They have to mature, fly, mate and start brood. We shall see, just hoping for a late first frost but...
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    Next year will be mostly splitting. If that looks successful I will probably isolate a hive or two and try to get honey off them and skip the July split for those hives. So far these are not...
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    It is late, but still lots of drones in the surrounding hives so they have some chance. If they requeen I'll feed the heck out of them. If not, they will get combined.
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    ...3. Varroa Management- The brood break afforded a colony following the issuance of a reproductive swarm allows the colony to ‘reset’ their varroa footprint- at least as it relates to the broodnest....
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    Re George. Depends on what you want. The big guys want excellent pollinators, gentle, high honey production. Low cost and high output.

    I don't care particularly about any of those, except a bit...
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    Regarding point #2 above, I plan on aggressively splitting next Spring to avoid swarming. It is seeming to work well this year to keep mites down, at least so far. Zero mites in the wash. We will see...
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    Far from the only one...
    Never really bothered leveling a hive. But I use foundation.
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