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    Re: Nicot Laying Cage - complete success !!

    Congatulations LJ. Sounds like you figured out the right magic spell. Maybe I need to brush up on my Latin 'cause I am still working on getting it right.
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    Really happy for you. When the time comes, grab some empty frames and some big rubber bands and get that comb situation squared away. Your in it for the long haul now!
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    Re: selling full frames for consumption

    Several years ago I saw a special rack for holding a full frame of comb honey for serving. It was expensive for what it did but there must be a market for it. Cut comb honey has to be more expensive...
  4. Thread: No new brood

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    Re: No new brood

    This is normal for our area of the country at this time of year, especially if you are not feeding them. I have commented about this recently in other posts. You want to make sure the larvae are...
  5. Re: one-two punch using Apivar and OA dribble?

    Apivar is also sold in a 50 pack which I last bought on sale for $130. That brings the price down to just $2.60 per strip. Still real expensive compared to OAV, but has a low cost of entry. No...
  6. Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    Really I was just curious as to which sub species typically showed this particular coloration. As of now, all my queens are still black or dark red, characteristic of the Caucasian and Carniolian...
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    Re: Back after long walk

    Welcome back Buz. Hope the walk was enjoyable.
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    Re: Expanding Top-Bar Hive

    Greg nailed it. There is no nectar and no pollen coming in right now. The bees are in contraction mode. You may be able to stimulate wax production by feeding heavily and giving pollen sub patties....
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    Re: Another battle for the bees....

    Feel free to discuss the use of sulfoxaflor vs other lethal to bees insecticides already being used on these very same crops. Try to keep politics out of the discussion. Thanks.
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    Re: Check out this nuc

    That was one of the problems with my two frame nucs. Bees could not defend them and they would get robbed to pieces. Going to plug the openings and install disc entrances with a much, much smaller...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    If there is going to be a little one on one education with the opportunity to work along side him, I would say it is worth it. I recently learned that Kirsten Traynor has a queen grafting workshop at...
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    Re: Distance between hives

    Ideally, hives are spaced at fairly wide intervals to help avoid drifting and disease transmission. Unfortunantly, for the vast majority of us, that is simply not practical. Space your hives as you...
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    Re: How to not care for bees:

    I thought about suggesting he was giving the bees what I call "the white glove treatment". Total newb. We all start somewhere similar, but most do not take video of our ineptitude. Can't even begin...
  14. Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    I'll try to get some better pictures. But the bees are getting yellower in color in some of the hives. All my bees originated from just two queen lines and most are from a swarm colony I caught three...
  15. Re: I think I fed my bees too much sugar water...

    As someone who actually uses mason jars in their nucs, I can tell you that a strong 5 frame nuc will put away a pint to a pint and a half in 24 hours. Most of the nucs will not take it that fast. I...
  16. Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    Have not noticed any obvious issues with the 20 some hives here, and I am in each hive about every two weeks. A few more often as I am making nucs. I will keep an eye out for other signs, but mite...
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    Re: How to not care for bees:

    I suffered through this just to see how someone could not have a clue as to how to use a hot knife, thanks Alex. I truly feel sorry for his bees. Starting with its 45 outside, lets rip open the hive...
  18. Subspecies identification by color pattern

    This color pattern showed up in my yard this year. My bees have for the past two years been clearly identifiable as predominantly A.m.Carnica. Is this what A.m.Ligustica can look like? The pictures...
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    Re: Brood Pattern: Spotty vs. Hygienic

    Keep on feeding. You need them to draw comb and that is a huge drain on resources. The Wal-Mart here sells 10# bags for $3.20. I am buying it 100# at a time (weekly) for my hives and I don't have...
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    Re: New split robbing?

    Suprised the candy had not been eaten and the queen released, but hey, no robbing and the splits are still alive. Works for me.
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    Greg, thanks for the link on the dragonfly swarms. I grew up in South Florida where dragonflys were quite common. I don't remember seeing so many here in my yard in Virginia until I started keeping...
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    Re: Add resource queen now?

    So, you made a split with the original queen. The hive made an emergency queen which was mated and then promptly swarmed, and you hived the swarm. The original hive is queenless but has cells...
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    Re: Brood Pattern: Spotty vs. Hygienic

    Wendy, it looks like your little colony is growing nicely. The comb on the foundationless frames you showed looks great. You won't get those solid frames of capped brood until you have a lot more...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Glenn, your thread is certainly entertaining. While I have not sat down and read them straight through like Russ, even if he spent a week, I have followed the thread since you started it. By design,...
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    Perhaps this is because you do not have 50-100 dragonflys swoopoing through your beeyard, helping themselves to a free meal? Last year I was using my 2 x 4 deep queen castles. Opposite sides of the...
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