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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I could not agree more- as is being discussed in another good thread here on Beesource, I imagine many of us ultimately keep bees for the intrinsic joy and satisfaction that comes in interacting with...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Thanks, GWW. I think your sentiments largely reflect my own- the only caveat being that if I determine they are a lost cause without intervention, I want to reserve the right to experiment on them...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Anything that has milk, eggs and fruit in it and is fried in lard is called good eating in my book.

    I look forward to giving this recipe a try.

    Russ
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    Sticky: GWW: Great observations- I can't argue with...

    GWW:

    Great observations- I can't argue with anything you said. I am impressed with how well you are able to recall all these things you have read. I expect it is at least in part this excellent...
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    Sticky: Good post, GregV. This is strictly my opinion,...

    Good post, GregV. This is strictly my opinion, but I think both approaches have their place and that most of us fall on the continuum between pure experimental science and applied science- and both...
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    Great thread, LAlldredge. I appreciate you...

    Great thread, LAlldredge. I appreciate you tossing the question out there as I really enjoyed reading the responses. I suppose for now I am not yet content until all the woodenware is full, which...
  7. Got it to open from the desktop- great story. ...

    Got it to open from the desktop- great story.

    I was struck by this line, "When you remembered that all this had sprung from the hands and the soul of this one man, without technical resources, you...
  8. kilocharlie: Thank you for including me in a list...

    kilocharlie: Thank you for including me in a list with these guys- I certainly hope to be deserving of such a distinction some day. I for one am grateful for experienced guys like yourself who are...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I'm with you on this GregV. Win-Lose-or-Draw, I think we all benefit by sharing what works, what doesn't, and trends we see in our apiaries as a means to disseminate information that might be helpful...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Thanks for the feedback, GregV. I am going to definitely keep this admonition in mind for future retrieval.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Certainly true... but at heart I am still a 'tinker around the edges' kind of guy so I want to:

    1. Be convinced there is a logical scientific basis for trying something.

    2. Have a control group...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    This is where I think you are smart to have multiple yards- this crossed my mind when I brought home trap-outs this year... you never know what you might be unwittingly introducing into your yard.
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Me too- do you deliver to W. Kentucky?

    p.s. Glad to see you got the Bluetooth functionality working out- now you can be truly wireless.
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    No offense taken- after considering it further, my humble opinion is that LAlldridge's and Trishbookworm's advice to attempt to secure local overwintered stock might be the best suggestion of all....
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Thank you for the helpful feedback, GregV. I am going to ruminate on this idea some more, but it seems like a good idea to try.

    If nothing else, I want to learn how to have a more experimenting...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    David:

    Now this is a strategy that even I can understand!




    In all seriousness, I do appreciate your helpful input and your feedback makes good intuitive sense to me. I still have a long...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV: I hope you are able to get this system down to a fine science. I expect this would open up a lot of genetic opportunities for you.
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    I'm looking forward to watching how things play out for you, GWW. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on it working out great for you.

    Best of luck to you in the tree stand- thankfully it...
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    LittleJoe:

    Welcome to Beesource. I am impressed with your foresight in planning ahead.

    I looked for Mountain Spring- could it be you were referring to https://mountainsweethoney.com/?
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    Sticky: Great point, David. This is where experience...

    Great point, David. This is where experience comes into play and I find myself a bit strapped for it at the moment. Particularly in a TF context, how much intervention is too much? And is it...
  21. Good reply, kilocharlie. I appreciated the...

    Good reply, kilocharlie. I appreciated the analogy.
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    Sticky: GWW: How's everything looking in your home...

    GWW:

    How's everything looking in your home yard so far? What did you ever decide to do regarding supplemental feeding?
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    Sticky: I suppose on the bright side you are a victim of...

    I suppose on the bright side you are a victim of your own success in queen rearing this summer- that's something encouraging to carry into future years to figure out how to build your nucs up and...
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    Sticky: GWW, Fusion_Power and GregV: You guys are...

    GWW, Fusion_Power and GregV:

    You guys are great- thank you for your collective input.

    My thought now will be to cut the stack down to three boxes, removing the empty volume from the top, making...
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    Sticky: Last night's low of 16 degrees F broke our...

    Last night's low of 16 degrees F broke our previous low for this date of 24 degrees F. It afforded the opportunity to check cluster sizes and so far, so good but it is obviously still very early.
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