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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Good for you. Sounds like things are going well. Keep it up. I am side tracked and have not even looked at the outside of my hives in over a week (I have till now mostly looked at least once a...
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    Re: Warre novice in need of help!

    I would like to help with your questions but don't feel qualified. I will say welcome to the forum though. My inclination is that a first year hive might do better with the honey left. I would be...
  3. Thread: Partridge Pea

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    Re: Partridge Pea

    Russ
    Nice. Good to know.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    ar1
    I have no experience but have read that you need around three good brood cycles after the queen having been mated to get a good winter cluster. It just does not seem like there is time between...
  5. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    LJ


    I am the dumbest guy to comment on this thread and so what I say has no meaning from me but is just an observation. I saw a randy oliver vidio I think in Europe or NZ. I can not even...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    last year I did not have the paint cans cause I have never got around to buying some and I run all mediums. I did have bunches of coffee cans. I left the top off the coffee cans and then put a...
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    I get lots of dead bees when I rob honey if I get robbing interest going.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ


    I only have the experience that I have. I have nothing to compare it to. I have only a few times ever seen some one else's hives except for you tube. My experience makes my mind question...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    ar1
    Seems late for a queen now. Not much time to make winter bees. You got to do what you got to do though. I would like to hear how that one goes. I also made one queen in july (which I thought...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I do not know how these managements fit your pigeon holes as posted. Here goes anyway.
    1. The guy I got my bees from runs two deep going into winter. The very first warm day Feb/March He takes...
  11. Thread: Partridge Pea

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    Re: Partridge Pea

    What do you think the orange is from? I have not seen bees on chicory this year but have seen white pollen. My bees are not coming in just loaded with anything, just a bee here and there. I do...
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    I have not seen a bunch of yellow pollen coming into the hives. I have seen a little white which I think is probably chicory and some brown?.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    I built one cause I wanted free :) wood to build hives with. I still have it but all my logs are finally bad enough that I am not cutting anymore. If you want to laugh at me, you are welcome to...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    I would say the food grade is kinda implied for a single chemical like oxalic. They put it in baking powder which goes in food. I think they put it in hot dogs as a thing to keep the hot dogs fresh...
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    Western
    I believe you are correct. I went back and read it and the sentence that caught my eye was in a place talking about plants having nectaries and not partridge pea specific. Ok, I thanked...
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    Russ
    I learned something from your link that I did not know. It stated that they also produce nectar the old fashioned way though the flower. Thanks for posting.
    gww
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    russ
    They have nectar nodes not attached to the flowers. I knew this while looking for the last three years and still have never seen a bee on them. Your report does make me feel a little better...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    jim and oldtimer
    Thanks for the history lesson.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    bushpilot

    :thumbsup: I resemble that remark.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    Square...
    I think they were trying to do a good thing when they expedited the process for approval but that also meant picking the low hanging fruit.

    Either way, it gave approval for what many...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    Square..
    From everything I can read with my education level being so low, it seems that the three percent would be made up of nitrate, calcium, sodium, sulfate and iron with calcium and iron being...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    Square...
    Oxalic being natural in honey, the same question could be ask of that process and if it is different when the bees do it or the same as what is manufactured as far as specific impurities...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    BEES DEAD!
    No honey at the farmers market this year due to fears of helping the distressed bee population.

    Even thought an organic substance found in many of the foods eaten daily would have...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    riverderwent

    How did it happen with tracheal mite? Was it through the breeders or through the bees that it came about?
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: High mite load opinions

    If I had that hive, I would not know the mite count cause I don't count. It would either live or it would die cause I would not treat. If too many died, I would treat rather then breed for better. ...
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