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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    I have always wondered how some sort of similar contraption might work that would be a bug zapper of sorts in which the electric charge would be throttled down to the point where it would only...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    Apparently the Goldenrod phenomena is pretty regional. I'm 0 for my entire beekeeping career on raising any honey from the stuff in a pretty large area of the upper midwest where I have kept bees. ...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    This statement was made without qualification and is what I replied to. It may well be a poor “honey” for a hive in a harsh winter climate. I couldn’t speak to that though I have operated a...
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    Re: best way to 2:1 feed in-hive?

    In a 10 frame deep box I've been switching over to the 1 1/2 gallon cap and ladder feeders and really like them. The downside is you are limited to the feeder plus 8 frames. You can also get a 2...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    Greg, as I recall the testing was pollen based. Just showed a few random weeds had been worked, certainly nothing to account for the volume produced. The guy seemed positive that it was honeydew...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    Sorry about split post. Not saying you’re entirely wrong Greg. The bees were wintered in Texas. My take is given the right conditions and perhaps the right type of honeydew, any negatives can be...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    Yes had a leading packer test it and they said no doubt about it. It was a once in a beekeeping life phenomena for me. Raised about 30,000 lbs of it in a drought with no forage in sight. Just brown...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    Yes had a leading packer test it and said no doubt about it.
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    Re: I had an Old school beekeeper check my hives

    Regardless, my point is bees arrange the feed in their hive in the fall as best suits their needs for the upcoming winter. The only time I ever move rearrange brood is to try to defeat a swarming...
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    Re: I had an Old school beekeeper check my hives

    Trying to be diplomatic here so I’ll just say I didn’t attend his old school. Yes they appeared to be over fed but switching a frame of brood to the outside wall in the fall no less??
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    I’ve always heard honeydew is bad to overwinter bees on but my only experience was quite the opposite. Some of the best spring doubles I’ve ever had were hives packed with honeydew.
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    Re: Is this robbing in progress? Anything to do?

    I take lots of robbing precautions with spring nucs. Fall robbing, on the other hand, is almost always a hive failure with the best case scenario being a weak hive that somehow still needs to survive...
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    Re: Is this robbing in progress? Anything to do?

    Usually once robbing in earnest has begun its because of hive weakness and its just too late to do much about it.
    The times I've figured its worth a try I will open the hive briefly and give it a...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Strange that you would post this David. Been back down in the "Ark-La-Tex" for about a week now and noticed this years Goldenrod phenomena as well. I'm usually here a week or so later when its...
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    Re: Global Warming

    I've always assumed the storms of the dustbowl days were a result of people breaking the sod and attempting to farm ground that was far too light and sandy and should have remained as pasture ground....
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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    The prize? Errrr. How about all the free clover honey you want. Just pay the small $5 per lb. shipping and handling fee. :D
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    Re: Wax moth prevention in storing

    Just bear these facts in mind folks. Wax moth are attracted to primarily dark comb, particularly those containing pollen and are most active in a warm dark environment. If its possible for you to...
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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    Well not a lot of participation but I have a predicament declaring a winner as I didn't officially declare "Price is Right Rules". Those rules would say Tim was the winner with his $229 guess. ...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Thanks for this link Frank. Compelling and convincing I must say.
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    Re: Global Warming

    I have 100 acres of CRP ground which was seeded into a tall grass prairie similar to the original prairies of days gone by. Part of the maintenance agreement was that it be hayed once at the 5 year...
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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    Just for the record it was a partnership of 2 brothers so their joint income was pretty close to the mean.
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    Do I get honorable mention for my $6.50 guess?
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    Re: Global Warming

    Any one have a recent fishing report from Lake Agassiz?
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    Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    A current thread inspired me to browse through an old beekeeping journal of my father where I found this line item from the spring of 1949.
    100 3# packages (w/queen I assume) purchased from...
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