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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    And thank you, David for all the helpful advice you have offered me and others here on Beesource. I appreciate it.

    If I were a betting man, I'd wager you've got some mite biting going on in your...
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    Found a yard drone today who appears to have gotten lucky (or unlucky depending on one's perspective). Hearing scattered reports from around the Commonwealth of swarms- it appears that reproductive...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Thanks for the clarification, GWW. That makes a lot more sense- I suppose I was WAY over-complicating it.

    My how do I identify with always feeling a bit bewildered when doing hive inspections. It...
  4. Re: Bait hives? Does size matter? It's the log!

    Way to go, chiara.

    Looks like you are well on your way to giving odfrank a run for his money!
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    Re: Ferdhart

    Welcome to Beesource, ferdhart. Whereabouts are you located?
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    Re: Excited newbee from Colorado

    Welcome to Beesource, gypsumtopbar!

    There are many very experienced and helpful beekeepers on here who are very generous with their time and expertise.

    Best of success to you this year.

    Russ
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    Re: Noob from Southern California

    Welcome to Beesource, Left Coast DJ.

    It looks like JW has given you some good advice. The "How to Start Beekeeping" forum is a great place to start your beekeeping journey.

    Best of success to...
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    Re: Student Survey

    Neat project, jtw223. I do hope you get good survey participation, and I will be interested to see your finished product.

    Good luck to you and your group with your effort.

    Russ
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    Re: Kentucky

    Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

    Recent blooms- generally about a week earlier than last year:

    Mock Strawberry- 03.22

    Redbud / Autumn Olive / Chickweed / Mazus- 03.26

    Pear / Meadow Phlox /...
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    Sticky: That is a great idea! You are the tech guru...

    That is a great idea! You are the tech guru...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    GWW:

    Good update- sorry to hear you had a late colony failure.

    I read through your update a few times and was curious (if you don't mind):

    1. So all your colonies were found brooding in...
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    Hockeyfan_019:

    First off, thanks for your questions- I appreciate you chiming-in on this thread.

    Secondly, please discount any feedback I give you as I am still very much a greenhorn at all...
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    Many thanks to you, Squarepeg. You've been a tremendous help to me along the way and I appreciate how generous you are with your time and expertise with us novices here on Beesource.

    I sincerely...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Also, while manipulating the hives I collected mites for evaluation. Friday afternoon was approximately 6 days from the date that the trays were renewed.

    #1803 - 17 total / 10 damaged
    #1804- 9...
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    This past Friday was unseasonably warm and everything has started blooming all at once so I decided to do the first inspection/manipulation of the season on the seven (7) Langstroth colonies as...
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    Frank:

    Thank you for your feedback- and I apologize for the delay in reply as I have been away from the computer. I was unfamiliar with an Eyre hive, so I had to research it- looks like a...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    David:

    Thank you for your contributions here on Beesource- I've learned a lot from you. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to hearing more from you.

    Russ
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    Sticky: Re: My journey towards treatment free

    William:

    Great story- best of luck to you this year. Three years in, and I am still excited to have bees...
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    Gents:

    Thank you for the experienced admonition here- I will take it as good advice to proceed with caution regarding this approach.

    If I did the conversions correctly, it appears that a Rose...
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    Re: How often to re-bate swarm trap

    Congratulations- let's hope this is the first of several swarms that decide to take up residence in your traps.
  21. Re: New to beekeeping this year very excited

    Well you are at the right place to learn more about bees... and let's hope the 'Boys of Summer' do get to start soon.
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    Yesterday I completed the 48-hour hive drop counts for all the colonies with SBB's with a little help from two of my daughters- one served as stenographer and the other as a second set of eyes as she...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    David: I had to chuckle when I read this. I suppose as a super-organism, honey bees have to be rather strict about disease spread... must crimp their style to practice social distancing being social...
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    Re: Fly Back Splits - Video

    I can identify with this- I talked my wife into helping me move a trap-out last year. Exactly two bees were on the outside of the hive set-up after I buttoned it up, and exactly one of them happened...
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    Re: Luring swarm in progress into baithive?

    Good point... enjoyed reading your post.
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