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  1. Re: weird thing,.. curious if there's an explanation

    Reversing in October...hmmm. Any chance you damaged the queen and the cells are emergency cells?
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    Re: Need electric fence info

    You can buy a small solar panel and attach it to the battery. Wellscroft sells them for about $40
  3. Re: Orange pollen in Early october, Northeast US?

    Goldenrod is orange, too. You're in WI and there must be a good goldenrod pollen flow in August/September. Yes?
  4. Re: Orange pollen in Early october, Northeast US?

    In the other thread you said yellow. Orange is goldenrod. There are always a few late bloomers. Might have been mowed or otherwise distressed. We're seeing a bit of orange too.
  5. Re: What Pollen Are They Gathering Now In NE?

    Bees still working aster here...yellow pollen
  6. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    So what does this say about "Darwinian Beekeeping"?
  7. Re: Taped seams created moisture buildup- hopefully removed it in time

    Put the foam on the inner cover, not the outer cover
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    $10.50 delivered in 1974
  9. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    My thought too
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    Zip Code 05478. First killing frost last night, 10/4
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    Exactly
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    Re: Need a Diagnosis

    Me too
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    About none
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    Re: Need a Diagnosis

    Have they got anything to eat?
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    Re: Honey Color by Flower...

    Goldenrod is usually Extra Light Amber. It's not a dark honey. I tested some GR this year. Was in a nuc from comb the bees built in an empty box above the inner cover. Built right on the strongest...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    Top feeders woks well...in warm weather. Once the weather turns cold, bees won't leave the cluster to work in the feeder.

    Then again, I have too many colonies and don't want to buy/make hundreds...
  17. Re: Kirk Webster - 20 Years of Commercial Beekeeping Without Treatments of Any Kind

    I listened to his presentation at Apimondia. I respect his work and wouldn't say anything against him, personally. But, I do have issues with what he says...rather, what he doesn't say. He makes it...
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    Re: Goldenrod Honey

    Goldenrod pollen yellow? Maybe something else. Goldenrod is orange. Aster is yellow. Not sure about wingstem.
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    Re: nuc abscond question

    Did you add a box of foundation on top of a single story nuc? That often fails. Overhead foundation isn't always seen as expansion space. Next time, move a frame of brood up with the foundation.
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    Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    A new video on determine winter weight in my beehives.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRkbSDqafG4
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    Re: nuc abscond question

    I’v had nucs abscond and the have no swarm cell...hence abscond. The have brood in all stages, but not enough bees to cover the brood. Only bees are newly emerged bees and field bees who returned...
  22. Re: Strategy for Havesting Some Goldenrod Honey?

    We try to super in summer so the flow goes in the supers and not the broodnest. This leaves the hive light for winter. They don’t get supered. Always some that are already heavy, and packed with...
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    Re: Re-queen for chalkbrood?

    If most of the brood in the colony is diseased, it might be a good idea to take a frame of emerging brood from a healthy colony. No need to include the cage attendants. Emerging brood and a bit of...
  24. Re: Question for Michael Palmer regarding mating nucs

    # of combs in “each” nuc
  25. Re: Question for Michael Palmer regarding mating nucs

    Not sure what you saw...

    I've wintered the 4-way mating nucs in a number of configurations. As 4-ways, one story, with four combs each. Or by moving the feeders to the sidewall...As two ways, one...
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