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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Squarepeg:

    I was thinking of your recent post about your 7 colonies doing well thus far and wondering what your general approach would be to rebuilding your apiary this year based on the goals...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Good question, Gray Goose. While I didn't measure it out precisely I would estimate that I ended up with a little more than a cup of propolis (in chips and chunks) and utilized a little less than a...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    David:

    Whatever you are doing is working and seems to be sustainable, so that makes you an expert in my book. We appreciate your contributions on Beesource.
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    Agreed- quite a community service you both are undertaking. Thank you!
  5. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

    Catkins emerging on mature White Oaks in town.
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    Re: Hello from East Tennessee

    Welcome, Edward. It sounds like you are off to a great start in your return to beekeeping.

    I am impressed that you grew your apiary to 17 hives in a single season.

    I look forward to reading...
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    Re: Hello From Livermore, CA

    RavensFlight:

    Welcome to Beesource- I believe you've come to the right place to learn about beekeeping approaches that support your goals.

    Have you ever worked with Alden Lane Nursery? I have...
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    Welcome to the forum- I will look forward to reading your contributions.

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

    Took time today to scrape and recover propolis from hive bodies and frames. I mixed it with pure grain alcohol to make a tincture. I found that the grain alcohol works much better than the isopropyl...
  10. Thread: Hi there!

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    Re: Hi there!

    Lance:

    Welcome to Beesource- we'll look forward to your participation in this community.
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    Ryan: I saw this resource on a Facebook...

    Ryan:

    I saw this resource on a Facebook forum and I thought of your post. Seems to be a good basic starting point for all 50 states:
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    GWW:

    For what it is worth, I enjoy reading your thoughts and think you have a lot of valid things to say- so please always feel welcome to communicate your input on this thread. I have learned...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Good points, GregV. I've appreciated reading the back-and-forth.

    While I will be the first to admit that mite drop counts likely cannot hope to tell you the whole story about what is going on...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Good post, Gray Goose. Thank you for the advice. That is some good looking comb you've got there for your starter...
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    Re: Hello from Jacksonville florida

    Welcome to Beesource, Chblue. While it has been a milder winter than normal in my locale, we are certainly not contemplating splits here yet ;).

    Best of success to you in your development efforts,...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Thanks, GWW. Your goal makes sense to me, and I assume you are making progress every year in getting more comb drawn out (and not destroyed by wax moths)? :lookout:

    Seriously, whatever you are...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    This I understand. The comparison of nighttime lows between your locale and mine does underscore the difference in overwintering dynamics North versus South, though it looks like you and I are fairly...
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    Re: Hello from Sunny Florida!

    Welcome to Beesource, Christina. Hopefully you are in a position to house your own colonies in the future, and in the meantime take advantage of the wealth of information available on this site.
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    Thanks for the clarification, MSL. Sorry to sidetrack your thread. I see that this subject has been addressed extensively here on Beesource before:
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    AR1:

    Good post. For what it is worth, I can identify with your perspective and wasn't suggesting not feeding colonies that need it. The discussion has centered around whether to supplementally...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    GWW:

    I enjoy the opportunity to consider these ideas and you seem to be making good decisions in your apiary.

    I have always been drawn to the idea of 'management by box' and it seems like...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Sorry, GregV.

    This is where I think that those of us at lower latitudes have a much easier time attempting treatment-free, but I could certainly be mistaken.

    We have only had two nights in the...
  23. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    Good point, Gray Goose. While I infer from my reading that there are some limitations to the influence that the drone has on the resultant genetics of a colony, the fact that they are a genetic copy...
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    MSL:

    Thank you for both the encouragement and the admonition. I can imagine the only thing worse than failure is initially succeeding only to lose whatever serendipitous mix of factors that...
  25. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

    Saw the first robin of the season today- 6 days earlier than last year.
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