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  1. Thread: Summer feeding?

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    Re: Summer feeding?

    Unless your hives swarmed you should be fine. I just added supers because of the sumac and clover. Milkweed is coming soon or its already started. Last year was an excellent year in northern NY...
  2. Re: What’s your favorite way to requeen with mated queen?

    A push in cage over capped brood and honey works best. When the bees emerge they except the new queen and the rest of the bees in the colony except her.
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    I rounded off 6 - 2" x 5/16" hardwood dowels and put them in a block of wood. I soak the dowels in water for awhile then dip in wax about 4 times, they pull off pretty easy once you get the hang off...
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    Yes, I've looked at that website before:

    A collaborative initiative with the Ontario and Saskatchewan Beekeeper’s Associations resulted in the joint funding of the importation of Russian stock...
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    Then what line of bees did they come from? Just curious
  6. Thread: Dragonflies

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    Re: Dragonflies

    With 5000 species of dragonflies in the world I guess its possible the species here mostly feeds on mosquitoes and flies. Arkansas may be a different story.
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    What's the difference between Russian bees and Saskatraz? Didn't Robertson just isolate an apiary with Baton Rouge USDA Russian stock and call them Saskatraz? I got my Russian queens from a breeder...
  8. Thread: Dragonflies

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    Re: Dragonflies

    I think the dragonfly threat is way overstated. I live in an area with lots of wetlands and a lot of dragonflies around the apiary. Rarely do I have a queen not return to a mating nuc.
  9. Re: Any reason to actually use "box joints" other than aesthetics?

    I built 10- 5 over 5 frame nucs with butt joints 19 years ago and they look as good as the day I built them. Most of the box joints on purchased hive bodies are cracking, splitting, and a few are...
  10. Re: Wintering Bees: A FREE Step By Step Beekeeping for Beginner's Guide

    Nice video, presenter is likeable and does a good job. That's the first time I've heard of "racking" a hive, very interesting. I think it would be hard to convince any beekeepers in North Eastern US...
  11. Thread: Queen Marking

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    Re: Queen Marking

    I found a few times there is a mother and daughter queen in the fall. The daughter is typically the only one in the colony come spring.
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    I watched the video and I know the title says "Adding mated queens to nucleus colonies", but the inside of the truck sure sounds like a bunch of virgin queens to me ready to do battle. When I cage...
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    Part of the problem is the JZBZ cage, especially if the attendants are left in. The cages are small and the queen can hide in the end with the candy and no screen while the attendants are at the...
  14. Thread: Mating Nucs

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    Re: Mating Nucs

    I use mini mating nucs. all you need is a cup of bees.
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    Re: What killed them?

    Do a wash on a cup of dead bees and count the mites. It will help you determine cause of the dead out.
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    Re: Rookie direct release....gonna drive me nuts.

    I found the method of brushing workers off a cage to determine if the queen is accepted unreliable, especially in cooler temps. If you do try it, keep the queen cage handy so you can return her back...
  17. Re: What practices do you use to identify and care for the hives that swarmed?

    Mark your queens. An unmarked queen with lower population and no brood would be an indicator that the hive has swarmed.
  18. Thread: sugar sold out?

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    Re: sugar sold out?

    Any food distributors or bakery supply companies near you? They could use the business now and are usually stocked in bulk.
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    Re: Is it time to take insulation off of my hives

    I don't wrap or insulate and my nucs will need to be split soon.
  20. Thread: Other bees

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    Re: Other bees

    I have heard from very few beekeepers located in southern states that had an issue with them drilling holes in woodenware. I have them every year that nest in one board on my barn that they are...
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    Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Any farms nearby with open corn bins or feeders? Local bird feeders are also on the menu early in the year.
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    Like most insects, honey bees dry up and shrink when they die leaving an exoskeleton.
  23. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    You're correct! They do survive. Would most of them survive in the northeast during an LIA? Probably not.
  24. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    What concerns me more is the past, several LIAs have been recorded not that long ago. During the Sporer and Maunder minimum solar activity may have been the cause. The 1816 Year without a summer a...
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    Re: Is fall treatment for varroa obligatory?

    Its funny how some beekeepers with a few hives think they cant produce a quality queen (not referring to the OP) but yet think they will instantly produce weak bees or treatment resistant mites by...
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