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    Paper wasps doing battle with my bees

    My first thought when I saw several bee/wasp clashes in progress was I have yellow jackets. In front of one of my strongest colonies was the obvious remains of the fallen. Some had died entangled...
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    100's of black bees from nowhere

    I recently did a cut out of 2 colonies in the same house. Even in the same ceiling joist space. Had to cut out the drywall ceiling in two rooms. One colony on the front of the house & one on the...
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    Re: Pretty disappointed in the nucs I bought

    If I buy a nuc, it's local. I appreciate that he takes you out to his bee yard, & you both go thru the nucs together, until you find the best brood & queen. He does that with every customer. Can't...
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    Re: My bottom board combo

    Thanks, folks. I used Helsman poly I've always had good luck with it. The door for tray access is hinged on the bottom for weather protection & the hinges are spring loaded so no need for a hasp....
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    My bottom board combo

    Almost a year ago was was looking at many different screened bottom board, slatted rack designs. Nothing caught my fancy. So I made my own. Here's my hive stand, screened bottom board, & slatted rack...
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    Re: A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    And thank you for checking it out, Flipped. Ron, Sorry I missed you at the class. It had been a hectic week leading up to class date. Good you have your son involved too! Hope you two can make it to...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience

    We've had pretty much the same here as far the as weather goes. Saw a number of them taking cleansing flights on Wednesday. Since then it's been raining off & on & they're calling for rain for the...
  8. Re: Treatment free at all costs - the chronicle of a beekeeper from South Germany

    :thumbsup:
  9. Re: Treatment free at all costs - the chronicle of a beekeeper from South Germany

    Hmmmmm. I'm a woodworker as well as a keep, & ive used beeswax for lots of rubbed finishes. But wax from drawn comb? Not in my shop.
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    Re: A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    Glad you enjoyed, countryboyky. Best of luck.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience

    Just please don't include the hours spent writing the Chronicles of Squarepeg. It would definitely put you in the red. Congratulations for another great year & many thanks for all you have done for...
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    Re: Thermosolar Hive; the new silver bullet

    Why do we always think like humans? If it's 104 all day the bees are more than capible of cooling the hive. And remember, 104 in AZ is not the 104 we have in Tn. Add in humidity. But if the hive...
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    Re: A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    Great, Ron! Not to worry. Write your questions down as they come up & we'll find answers. I'll be there & I'll be looking for you. Thanks for signing up!
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    Re: A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    Sorry, to hear about your loss, Ron. I'm sure your Dad is proud of you for taking up where he left off. Walt Wright is a great source of info. I understand Rutherford Co. has a good group so I hope...
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    Re: A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    No, Spur9, not me.
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    Re: A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    Glad to help,BeeMoose. As for me, I know one thing.....I'll always need to know more!:lpf:
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    A helping hand for new Beekeepers

    As a first year beekeeper, I have to admit I am a bit anxious, but hopeful & thinking positive that my bees will survive their first winter with me as their steward. I must thank the many...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I agree, David. Great thread! I feel your pain with locations. Not moving to a new yard location but falling more trees that most go. My only reward there is that a healthy forest is a balancing...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience

    Thanks, folks. I think this is the first time I've seen Beekeepers in agreement! I didn't want to requeen if I didn't have too. lol Sp, I'd like to take 10 colonies into winter 2017, but I'll be...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience

    Congrats & happy new year to all! I hope to be further into mulitiple colonies this time next year. I'm spending this winter in the wood shop prepping for next spring. I hope I get an opportunity to...
  21. Thread: Propolis

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    Re: Propolis

    I can't see any reason why propolis would anything but localized. With more studies being done, I would think that at some time in the near future (power of positive thinking:-) we will see some...
  22. Re: All the costs of Treatment Free --- (dozens of dead hives)

    Thanks for sharing, JW. And great info to have. It looks like the vsh colonies are doing ok in the smaller hive configuration. Did you start with sh queens into an existing colony? If so, I'm...
  23. Re: Treatment free at all costs - the chronicle of a beekeeper from South Germany

    Sounds great, Sybille. I have to check out a location offered to me soon, too. Supposed to be non agricultural country so I'm excited about that. We were in the low 70s here yesterday & my girls were...
  24. Re: Treatment free at all costs - the chronicle of a beekeeper from South Germany

    I agree with Sp. And, Sybille I owe you & all of the contributors hampered my humble apology. My earlier post #195 was intended to be tongue in check humor as the conversation was very heated but...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience

    Happy Holidays, Sp & to all who are contributing & flowing this great thread. I was hoping for a "normal" winter but it's been anything but. Temps have been in the teens for a number of nites with...
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