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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ
    Sorry, i wasn't real clear on how place box #2 of foundation normally.

    Once we get into the season and things are rolling along, I seldom go into the actual brood nest area of a...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I have the best luck with boxes directly above a brood nest both with and without an excluder. I generally have no problems using excluders on drawn comb for honey production but my observation...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hey Litsinger--
    There has to be something going on early in the year that limits the comb drawing desire (at least for me). I tried it again this past spring out of necessity. Took bees into 40...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    1) New comb = powerhouse colonies and strong flows understanding that the price paid was a decreased crop. Put one box of foundation on everything you own OR dedicate a handful of hives to drawing...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    the brood breaks can be very common but its a function of genetics. its at the core of environmental regulation. some colonies don't respond (to either changes in pollen or nectar availability) at...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    conibears were designed perfectly for skunk trails
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