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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    There is still a little pollen being carried into the below mentioned dead hive. I am assuming the hive is got a small amount of laying worker or something. I did not go through the hive and look...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    russ
    I do not communicate clearly. I only had 4 supers in total. So, One each hive till I ran out with some going under the third box and some on top based on what was in the top brood box. Some...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Ok. I lost one more hive and am down to eight hives. If I count the one that died or I killed last oct, that is 20 percent loss this year.

    All I saw in the dead hive was a few capped drone and...
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    Re: Missouri

    What I think are bradford pear (white bloom planted all over in yards and along roads) is now blooming all around.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: A sign of the times

    gozzie
    :thumbsup:
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Missouri

    I looked at my redbud today and it does not seem to close to bloom yet.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Missouri

    No picture but I saw my very first dandelion in a sheltered place in my garden. I was a bit surprised it was there. The bees are working the henbit and my plum tree. Not much else out there that I...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I saw my first dandelion in a sheltered area in my garden today.:)
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Missouri

    Ok, Maples seem to be gone now. Not much flying weather here. Maybe tomorrow?
    Peach and pear is just starting.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54055&stc=1...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Jw

    Nobody "has" to pay that price.:) Except for the guys that did not have enough votes to win.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Don.t worry about you dignity, unlike most, you are a doer and not just a talker. That is enough to be proud of and the rest will come.
    Good luck
    Cheers
    gww

    Ps 20 hives is a far cry from 6.:) ...
  12. Re: Must See: Queen bee returning from mating flight with endophallus

    Nice video.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    I have dropped frames and flipped inter covers full of bees to the ground and got lucky that the bees affected did not go crazy. I have had a few hives at a few times that I just closed up and...
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    Re: set the 1st swarm traps, have some ???

    Just my opinion but with small numbers of traps, putting each a mile away from each other would increase your odds. Pick on relatives and have them call you if they see bees looking. More traps is...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I haven't had a flue shot since I got out of basic training in 1980.
    Cheers
    gww

    Ps I am not against them but more too lazy to mess with it.
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    Re: A sign of the times

    jonsl
    I don't know about the tea but I always buy coffee in bulk out of fear of running out, pandemic or no. I don't understand stocking up on bananas though. What, a shelf life of 4 days?
    Cheers...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    lj
    Due to the war, spain was the only country reporting on it even though it may have started in kansas usa. Gov wanted high spirits for the war effort.
    Cheers
    gww

    PS It is not what a name is...
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    barhopper
    Good point, 9 in a row for me.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    I also smoke myself head to toe. I do wear a viel and smoke it also before putting it on. I wear short sleeves, shorts and crocs. I back off if bees jump out at me. I use lots of smoke top and...
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    Re: What size jars of honey sell most?

    Word of mouth here also. I also don't sell much. I thought pints at $10 would sell the most but found quarts at $18 are actually more popular.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Fly Back Splits - Video

    frank
    Those can be messed up too. Ask me how I know?
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=53985&stc=1
    I lost the queen in this one and the hive that I put the split on...
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    Re: Fly Back Splits - Video

    psm
    Thanks for posting. My weakness in the fly back is always finding the queen.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Michael
    I know Doolittle liked to remove almost all the brood from his production hives. I think he mentioned he would leave them for two hours to a day and then set on their own and add queen...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Clyderoad

    I take your answer just fine and thank you. It would seem a nice way to use several hives giving just a little at a time from each to make splits during swarm season with out completely...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Michael

    This was the only reason I bought my one queen excluder. I still have not tried my planned split with it. I know you make your own queens but do wonder if leaving the brood on top of a...
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