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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    You are good at re-purposing stuff and visualizing new uses for things that other people miss. I've been keeping your approach in mind this year while looking to expand the apiary.
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    Re: Hello, from Southern Illinois

    Thanks, Josh- a reminder to me to trust in God's faithfulness, especially in the face of difficulties which surely come.
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Had a colony like this last year... they swarmed and I do not miss them. In my experience it is hard to have fun and stay relaxed when working bees that are super aggressive. That said, I can...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    AR1:

    In truth, while I kept bees as a youth, I was not making the management decisions, only helping out. To be certain, I still know very little about how to successfully manage bees and am...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Good points, GWW. I was in desperate straits equipment-wise when they swarmed so they ended up in boxes hastily placed in full sun and without any drawn comb, so your observation is likely a prime...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I must have been mistaken, I thought you were the Elvis lookalike:
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    GWW:

    If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on you coming out sunny side up. Did the late freeze events impact your flow too much?

    Regarding the swarms, I'd say it is your yard so it is...
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    Re: Late swarm trapping

    gwb:

    My apologies- I in no way wanted to discourage you from leaving your traps out.

    In my very humble opinion the advice that GregV and AR1 have provided is good- there is little to no risk...
  9. Re: Hive Data from a home built Data Logger (Over 3+ years)

    Agreed, elmer_fud. I have appreciated your insights on this type of technology.

    Do you have immediate plans to incorporate some/all of your lessons learned into a v.2 system? I noticed post #7...
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    Re: Hello, from Southern Illinois

    Josh:

    Welcome to Beesource, neighbor! I am down in Western Kentucky about 10 miles south of Paducah.

    I imagine with your dad's background you'll have no trouble getting up-to-speed with your...
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    Sticky: Funny, JW. I'd go, but I am too busy looking for...

    Funny, JW. I'd go, but I am too busy looking for bigfoot...

    I figured there was little risk in trying and no one out here to make fun of me, so I decided to try.

    Glad to read that all is going...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Things are pretty quiet in the beeyard around here- foraging has slowed considerably and we seem to be past the main swarm window (referred to as 'Reproductive Cut-Off' by Mr. Walt Wright).

    As it...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV:

    Glad to read about the swarm catches over on the 'Trapping' forum. Good for you.

    While I am no expert, I noticed that both tree colonies I trapped out last year lived in overall...
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    Sticky: Re: OTS - Treatment Free

    Jerry:

    Sounds like you have quite a diversified operation. Good for you. It has been a long and mild spring here this year which is not been common for us in recent years. The bees seem to be...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    GWW:

    I just finally finished reading all you recent updates- I am glad that swarm season has been good to you this year, and hopefully this helps balance out some of the challenges you have had...
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    Re: Getting Bees Out of a Column?

    Good luck, Kate- looks like they picked a great place for you to trap them out.

    Do let us know how it turns out.

    Russ
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    Re: Late swarm trapping

    gwb:

    While I am not certain where exactly in Southern Illinois you are located (are you in the Southern 7?) Here in Western Kentucky swarm season is largely over for this year. That is not to...
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    Re: Tool bucket replacement ideas

    Here's the link- looks to be along the lines of the photo that MSL posted:

    https://honeybee.uoguelph.ca/resources-for-beekeepers/hive-stool/
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    Re: Tool bucket replacement ideas

    That's cool, MSL- reminds me of a farrier's tool box- good idea.
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    Re: DNA Testing on Honey Bees please

    Rhop:

    I had a similar question earlier in the year and received two (2) commercial options from Dr. Dainat with the Swiss Bee Lab:

    https://apigenix.com/

    "This company was specialized in...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I enjoyed reading this discussion and I learned a lot. It is indeed amazing that the more one learns about the life and mechanisms of a honeybee colony, the more there is to be fascinated about- and...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Greece

    Welcome to Beesource, Spyros.

    I have read that Brother Adam thought very highly of the Greek bee for cross breeding- do you have the opportunity to work with this locally-adapted strain?

    Russ
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    Re: Hello, fellow beekeepers!

    Welcome to Beesource, Broodking- sounds like you are off to a good start.

    One thing I appreciate about bees- they seem to be quite resilient to many of our mistakes and are perfectly content to...
  24. Thread: Greetings!

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    Re: Greetings!

    Nicole:

    First off- welcome to Beesource! We are glad you have joined our community.

    Second- it sounds like you are off on the right foot by doing lots of research- there is always more to...
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    Hopefully your brother's place yields a good warm...

    Hopefully your brother's place yields a good warm or two.
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