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  1. JW: I certainly understand and I do not...

    JW:

    I certainly understand and I do not endorse her rhetoric.

    That said, the main point I was trying to highlight was her proposed community approach to systematically working with others to...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Thank you, GWW. You always have an encouraging word, and I appreciate that about you.

    This past Spring I had to give #1804 a boost (based on good advice from you all) and they seem to be doing...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Good advice- I am storing this back for next time. Will certainly save me a lot of headaches and mess...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Yesterday's high of approximately 63 degrees F presented a great opportunity to observe the bees.

    All the colonies were bringing in a bit of dirty yellow pollen, and #1905 was particularly busy.
    ...
  5. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    MSL:

    You may have already seen this, but there is a video on YouTube where Ms. Dorothey Morgan is talking about how to implement a program very much in-line with what I think you have...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV:

    I enjoyed the photos and tips you posted on C+S. I've done a bit of it with a small comb press I inherited and would have done a much better and cleaner job had I read your posts first....
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    Sticky: Re: My journey towards treatment free

    TPope:

    I have been reading about swarm calls in Southern Georgia already...
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    Enjoyed your post, CLong. Glad to hear that everything is in good shape in your yard. We're in the same boat here in Western Kentucky- gearing up for only our second bout of nighttime lows in the...
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    Sticky: Re: treatment free member listing

    Swarmhunter:

    I'll look forward to hear how your efforts progress this upcoming season. Like you I am sitting at 12 hives thus far.
  10. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Thank you, Alex. I sincerely appreciate it!

    Best of luck to you in your yard- let me know when the SHB's get bad for you so I can be one step ahead of them ;).
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    Re: Warm weather in NC effects?

    AstroBee:

    Cool video. While I could be dead wrong, I have a colony that I have been concerned about all winter and they have been consistently out-foraging the other colonies in terms of...
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    Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA.

    Soundchasr:

    Welcome to Beesource. I wish you all the best of luck with your apiary efforts this year, and encourage you to take advantage of the wealth of information available on this site....
  13. Thread: Kentucky

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    Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a: Hairy...

    Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

    Hairy Bittercress blooming- three weeks ahead of last year.

    A few dandelions in bloom and lots of dirty yellow pollen incoming.
  14. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    This is a great website, Juhani. The auto-translate function works very well too. There is quite a lot of good bee race information on the website beyond that of AMM.

    I watched the video and...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    HeadofMeadow:

    Glad to hear your bees are overwintering well thus far. I was curious about your 'Doubles'. Maybe you have written about this in other posts, but are you referring to some double...
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    Re: Getting back in, in Northern California.

    Spadeapiaries:

    Welcome to Beesource. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your family's work in commercial beekeeping.

    While there is no doubt much that has changed since you were in it heavily...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Gentlemen:

    Thank you for your feedback. While I certainly cannot speak for Dr. Chambers, my understanding based on evaluation of his published work is that he is far from an AMM apologist nor...
  18. Glad to hear you were able to make productive use...

    Glad to hear you were able to make productive use of your find, AR1. Seems to me if are able to keep water saturation to a minimum through diligent maintenance of paint and caulk and keep them off...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Dr. John Chamber's presentation at the 2019 National Honey Show entitled, 'Basic Honey Bee Genetics for Beekeepers' is finally up:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-pAQt6pFhM

    I've also attached...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    bloink, Bernhard and Hunajavelho:

    I sincerely appreciate each of your recent posts concerning the Buckfast breeding program. I have certainly learned much in the course of reading about Brother...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    That is an interesting article, Alex. Thank you for sharing. Some interesting concepts to consider in there regarding whether bees have consciousness.

    Have a great day.

    Russ
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    Re: New England beekeeper's winter journal

    jimbo3:

    Sorry to hear about your deadout. I got a chuckle out of your comment above, only because I have been guilty of this myself.

    Hopefully your remaining colonies will pull through.
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    Re: Howdy from Central Texas

    CenTex55:

    Welcome to Beesource. I'd say 4 out of 5 is not bad at all. Best of success to you with your apiary efforts, and we'll look forward to your contributions on here.

    Russ
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Bernhard:

    Great reply. I sincerely appreciate the detailed reply and extended commentary from Brother Adam concerning the various breeding approaches utilized to maintain the Buckfast. Your...
  25. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    Alex:

    Thanks for the update. Wow... things really moving along quickly this winter.
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