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    Re: Propolis Tincture Question

    At least the propolis tincture has alcohol in it. Cod liver oil, yuck.
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    Re: Help needed with Bee's

    I agree with psm1212 that you need to really verify that they are honey bees. My guess based on your post is that they are yellow jackets, which often forage trash cans. There are numerous yellow...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    We have nectar from something coming in already here in the RVA. Loads of uncapped cells full of nectar that were empty a few weeks ago.
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    Re: forced brood break

    Open discussion, all comments are welcome. I jumped in later than you did so if anyone is intruding, it is me.
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    Re: How many honey supers do I need?

    Megan. I have two 10-frame mediums for each of my hives. I generally average about 10-15 capped frames per hive before our flow dries up. I also have an extractor so if things go cray cray, I can...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Agree 100%. Good way to intoduce AFB or EFB into your apairy.

    I thought we all agreed on the definition of an "overwintered" nuc. Pretty hard to have a spring queen in the nuc unless she is last...
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    Re: forced brood break

    Robert, this thread is in the treatment free forum so care must taken not to advocate for treatments, even as part of a brood break. Msl is also discussing a much longer brood break than what I was...
  8. Thread: Moving splits

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    Re: Moving splits

    I did, but only three out of eight stayed put and one of those did not have the queen return. Read somewhere that 72 hrs in a cool dark location is better, but last year was my first with this style...
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    Re: forced brood break

    So the supposed brood break mite levels diverge from the non brood break mite levels at day 23. Count forward the approximately 35 days it takes to get an E queen mated and laying, and you are back...
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    Re: forced brood break

    Sounds like someone is bragging ;).Good to see you back on the boards Heather.
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Sure does. I am still feeding the nucs but have the top feeders off all the hives but one that seems light as a feather compared to the others. Open pollen sub is still being worked even though there...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Frank, it is the same here. An apiary inspection is required before one can sell nucs or live bees and comb, but only 25% of my apiary was actually inspected for disease and mites. I get a...
  13. Thread: Moving splits

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    Re: Moving splits

    I will be following that routine as I try to populate my styrofoam mating nucs this year. Last year was a disaster with getting enough bees to remain and I lost several newly emerged queens. This...
  14. Thread: Guardian

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    Re: Guardian

    The Guardian works on the established principle that the small hive beetle cannot hover or fly vertically. A downward facing opening that requires vertical flight to achieve the hive entrance will...
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    Re: Can I feed my bees Sorghum Syrup?

    i am continuing to look for answers. From May 1889 Gleaning in Bee Culture,

    I think that falls in line with my earlier statement.

    here are answers to the same question posed in the 1888...
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    Re: Can I feed my bees Sorghum Syrup?

    Sell me the sorghum syrup.and use the money to buy cane sugar for the bees. I have no idea how detrimental it is or under what specific circumstances the super high ash content of these syrups will...
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    Re: Is backyard beehive feasible?

    Taildragger, welcome to Beesource. This subject comes up quite often so search our site to find and read other threads. Best idea with an HOA is fly under the radar, like 50' AGL. Dont let anyone...
  18. Thread: Moving splits

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    Re: Moving splits

    As long as it takes for the original foraging aged bees to die off, typically two to three weeks. Moving new spilts is preferable but not required. I have done fairly well leaving the splits in the...
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    Re: Managing spring build up

    Saltybee, even with a communication hole cut in the center of the foundation, you will have still split the cluster. Here in VA, I will do OSBN until the nights stay above 60F. At that point I have...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    A sales agreement? I agree to sell you a nuc which consists of a laying queen, bees, and brood. You agree not to kill them.
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    As far as drone maturity, the general rule of thumb is that if you have drone larvae in the purple-eyed stage, then you can start your queen grafts or walk away splits. By the time a queen emerges...
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    That is always a possibility. One of the fun things about being a hobby beekeeper is that we can try rescuing a hive the commercial beek just is not going to waste the time with. Last year I had an...
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    Your goal ought to be to restore Piper to it's former status. A frame or two of brood and a shake or two of bees and voila, a strong hive once again.
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    Don't forget a nice bottle of wine with those flowers. The Apimaye hive has a lot of nice features built in. The price is not bad for what you get.
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    Re: Hive Alive

    The bees are quite capable on managing what we in the south think of as low temps. Truth is that the bees can handle -40 F for weeks on end. 19 F for me tonight is nothing, even with brood in the...
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