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  1. Thread: USGS

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    Re: USGS

    ....The pump don't work cause the vandals stole the handle. :)
  2. Thread: USGS

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    Re: USGS

    You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows
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    Re: Moving splits

    If you use the Doolittle method for splitting...The frames of brood and honey are remove from the colony...all bees are shaken off into the parent hive. The split is located above an excluder,...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Be sure to show her the nuc. Yes there's a laying queen. Yes there's good population and enough food. No there aren't any brood diseases. Get an inspection certificate from your state inspector.
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    SP, are you spacing the 9 brood frames evenly in a 10 frame box? That will always encourage drone brood at top and bottom of frame. Push the 9 frames almost together, with the extra space at the...
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    Re: Building vs. Buying

    Can't imagine buying bee boxes Too easily made, considering I just bought 116 - 14' 1x12 pine. Nice quality. $0.75 a board foot
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    Something that brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. Still does when I read it. Even when I was asked to sit at the head table and wear a shirt with a collar I didn't have a clue. I'm a...
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    The EAS Beekeeper of the Year award

    Divelbiss Award
    At each annual conference, the Eastern Apicultural Society presents the Charles and Evelyn Divelbiss Education Award. This award is presented...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    I've seen photos from "the old days" where the beekeeper has a wooden wedge hanging from his belt by a leather strap.
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    So OT. I would lose the plastic and go back to wood. Nothing quite like plastic to have stuck together frames.
  11. Re: Question about snow cover in relation to hive entrance

    I remember a winter when the snow was above waist high. The hives...three boxes...were buried. And, I mean buried. In mid-March there was going to be cleansing flight weather, so we decided to dig...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Little John, that’s about what I do with my cell building. Basically a takeoff on Brother Adam’s management, but with some changes. I use emerging brood when placing brood above the excluder. That’s...
  13. Re: Bees bringing in lots of pollen (?); what plant(s) could it be?

    Does Witchazel grow in your area? The spring flowering variety blooms early
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Our first pollen last spring was April 20.
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    How WAS our winter? I'll let you know in three months when it's over.
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    Re: Sugar- cost of goods sold?

    Line 16, IRS Schedule F. "Feed"
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    Re: Catching and Marking Queens

    I have a few short videos on catching, marking, and caging queens. For those using marking tubes and queen clips...learn to handle your queens with your fingers. Easier and safer than plastic...
  18. Re: what to do with comb exposed to mothball treatment?

    Mothballs with naphthalene, or moth crystals of paradichlorobenzene?
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    Re: Global Warming

    Burr was my 5 great grand uncle. My gr grandmother was Amelia Burr
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    Re: Brood Rearing Below Zero Help!

    I have an observation hive in my shop, with a 2" clear tube through the wall. Bees gather in the tube on warmish days. Seem to be moving dead bees to the entrance. Chickadees are entering the tube to...
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Excellent OT. You came up with the solution. Are you selling nucs and queens again?
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Max could get a lot done...but one sting on the nose and he was done for the day. He'd much rather chase his ball.
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Fivej, we used to have one here in Vermont. Max the wonder dog. German Shepard. Failed as a drug dog, so the State Police trained him for AFB. Rick Drutchas was the inspector, and Max lived with him....
  24. Re: Adding queen cell to queen right hive

    If you want to use a queen cell to re queen a colony (supercedure), add a ripe cell up in the supers during a flow.
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    Re: --Never Say 2019--

    What would I recommend in selecting bees with a lower propensity to swarm? Stop using colony division as the default swarm control method. Use hive manipulations instead...reversing and proper...
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