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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Great photos, GregV.
  2. Thread: Newbee here!

    by Litsinger
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    Re: Newbee here!

    Welcome, 1alexie. This is a great place to glean a wealth of practical and experienced advice from folks who are very generous with their assistance.

    Best of success to you in your beekeeping...
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    Re: My first trap-out

    Congratulations, dd33. I sincerely hope that this colony preforms really well for you.

    Enjoyed reading your posts and glad it worked out.

    Russ
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Gray Goose:

    As always, you have great ideas- I had no idea such a tool existed, but it looks like that would do just the trick. Here's one at Home Depot:
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    Re: Hello from Lutz, Florida

    Paulzie:

    Welcome to Beesource! I wish you all the best of success in your swarm trapping efforts, and I would humbly suggest that you take fullest advantage of your experienced beekeeper...
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    Re: My first trap-out

    dd33:

    This is the same problem that I ran into with one of my trap-outs last year. I took them home and ultimately found the queen.

    In your specific case, and if you have the luxury of a...
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    Re: Hi from Minnesota

    No worries about that- it can certainly be tricky. I think lapidary is a much fancier word- just had to dumb it down for simple folk like myself.

    I'll look forward to reading about your...
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    Re: Nectar Management Question

    I third that- thanks for sharing, SP!
  9. Re: Derek Mitchell article discussing effect of higher humidity on varroa

    Here's a good example of what I am talking about. The previous photo (above) is of a hive with the upper entrance completely closed off after having it partially open most of the winter.

    This...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    We have definitely turned the corner here in Western Kentucky. While we still have some cold weather in the forecast, all the colonies have kicked into high gear in their pollen gathering efforts.
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    Sticky: Very interesting write-up, Juhani. Thank you for...

    Very interesting write-up, Juhani. Thank you for sharing.

    Winter has been very mild for most of the continental US as well.

    Russ
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    Thank you for your feedback, Alex. Glad to know I am not the only one observing this behavior. While I can't presume to speak for the bees, I know the fat in my food enhances it's desirability to...
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    Robert:

    Thank you for your feedback. You bring up several good possibilities. In my specific case, the fire pit is a masonry surround so it could certainly be expected to be a bit warmer inside...
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    I think this is a good philosophy, and thank you for cluing me in on how you feed it to your swine. I'll definitely keep this in mind should I ever get back in the hog business.
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    Re: Hello from way south

    Travis:

    I am glad to read about you chasing your dream.

    I will look forward to reading about your efforts in commercial queen rearing.

    Best of success to you with this new adventure!
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    crab414:

    I was intrigued about you mentioning that your swine like to eat wood ash, so I looked it up and it appears there has been at least one academic study on the subject!
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    Good point, MrWright. I sincerely hope your upcoming beekeeping year exceeds your expectations.

    Russ
  18. Thread: Hive Alive

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    Re: Hive Alive

    Whew! And I thought our low of about 15 degrees F last night was bad...

    Glad to read that your ladies are plugging-away.

    Russ
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    Re: Checkerboarding foundationless hive

    Great video, Pat. I always enjoy watching your updates. Keep up the good work!

    Russ
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    CLong: Please do! Even better yet (and since your upgrading and won't be needing your old one), how about you ship it to your buddy from Western Kentucky ;).



    Those videos were amazing- quite a...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    MSL:

    Great information. I was unaware of the 'Pol-line' moniker, so I looked it up and it looks like (based on the cited paper) that, "The selected population was
    given the name 'Pol-line...
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    Thank you, Roland. Good feedback. I sincerely appreciate it.

    I do retain the ash from my wood burner and put it in the orchard. Makes sense that the bees like access to the trace minerals as much...
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    Second that, kilocharlie. It is a good set-up in my humble view. That said, having a feeder that would deliver feed directly into the middle of the broodnest from the top and not requiring any...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Oldtimer:

    Thank you for your reply. I sincerely appreciate it. I read about utilizing wire to separate the boxes on a Warre website but it made no mention of putting handles on both ends- this...
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Calgary

    MrWright:

    Welcome to Beesource! I really looked long and hard at the Apimaye hives before finally settling on the tried-and-true. I will look forward to your feedback on how the highly-insulated...
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