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    Re: How Much Honey to Leave the Bees?

    I overwinter (and over summer) with 3 eight frame medium boxes. I would not hesitate to harvest the top super in my location northeast of you.
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Welcome to beekeeping. There are many ways to keep bees for fun. May you find your way cheerfully and with humility and gratitude.
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    With respect to colony size as a factor, I'm curious about the effect of using a queen excluder to allow a relatively small space for brood while still allowing plenty of room for honey production.
  4. Re: what size filter do you use to strain your honey?

    I have used various filters. Double strainer is the best. Of the nylon bucket filters, I prefer 600 microns. I value pollen over clarity. Personal preference.
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    Re: Team Beekeeping

    As with many hobbies, endeavors, projects, and activities, having a trusted friend who starts beekeeping at the same time that you do is Plan A.
  6. Re: Moved hives 150 yards, resulted in failed reorientation or unintended fly back sp

    Fly back. The queen cells’ survival and the lack of new eggs until a week after the new queens emerge will tell the tale.
  7. Re: Startup advice - following Michael Bush's methods - Newbee

    You should not need to use a top entrance unless you just want to (which is reason enough). You should not have enough accumulated snow to block a bottom entrance, and you can keep out rodents by...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Do yíall have a June Tallow tree flow? It sounds like this queen comes from good stock.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    When I replaced the swarm traps, bees had moved into the one trap that had not had a colony two days ago. So eleven for eleven. We had already recovered some earlier so our batting average this...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    This is kind of a diversion, but I would bet that the sun will rise tomorrow. Not because it will, but because it must, and it's a hard bet to have to pay out on. I predict that if my bees are still...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    High populations of untreated feral bees and the resulting concentration of identified and probably yet to be identified recombinations of varroa resistant traits in the gene pool definitely helps. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Winter fell on a weekend this year.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    What :) It’s not the beekeeper. I’m shocked.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    So I wear bell bottoms, a shirt with puffy sleeves, and blue, two tone suede saddle shoes when I work the bees. Staying Alive. :banana: Though the shoes weren’t even cool in the seventies.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I “ran the traps” this evening. Ten of eleven swarm traps that I checked had a colony. I moved those ten to a bee yard about six miles away, and I plan to transfer some of them tomorrow after doing a...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Thank you. You’d be welcome.
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    Re: Capped swarm cells

    Daniel is spot on. I’d be surprised if the original queen is in the hive by the time you get to it.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I am amused and a little intrigued by all the “monkey motions” that folks do. I used to inspect every week or two during spring and summer, and one day I realized that the only problems I was seeing...
  19. Re: experiments in entrance size and shape

    I use entrances that are ⅜” tall and the length of a medium box (~13”). This keeps out rodents where I am. This is also easily defended, and we don’t have a problem with congestion during a flow. I...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    Nothing at all.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Wish you well. Sorry for your economic loss. I respect your attitude and perspective.
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    Re: big bait box to get a big swarm?

    If I recall correctly, Dr. Seeley’s study of cavity sizes and, particularly, his later comparison of swarm trap sizes (for the purpose of setting up the study of colony level decision making — or...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Great reminder on the olí switcheroo. I havenít done that in awhile because I havenít needed to, but it does work like a charm. My bees that are mean in April usually just get meaner by August when...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Tennessee, you clearly know your stuff. Good job. What time of day do you usually move swarm traps?
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    Re: new package bees aggression

    Hungry, failing queen, or bad genetics. But I don’t do packages, so others who do should know better than I.
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