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  1. Re: Les Crowder to speak March 10, 2018 in Mineral, Virginia

    Mostly sunny and 52 bracketed by 28 and 33 so that should make getting the hive in and out pretty easy.
    It's a ripsnorter, and had drones walking the combs two weeks ago... so I kinda need to get...
  2. Re: Les Crowder to speak March 10, 2018 in Mineral, Virginia

    We had a really good day with Gunther Hauk and Alex Tuchman of Spikenard Bee Sanctuary in Richmond, Va yesterday -

    Looking forward to seeing some of you folks next weekend with Les Crowder at our...
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    Re: Planting for the Bees

    SS carries Mancan and the bees tear it up.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    12/12/15, 71 and partly sunny in Central VA.
    Foragers bringing back dandelion and deadnettle pollen.
    Dropped 10lb cane into each of my 8 hives... the optimist in me says '16 is going to be a...
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    Re: Lots of pollen

    Asters are done and gone to seed here in Central VA. They were still bringing in dandelion and deadnettle pollen yesterday, but the next several nights will take care of that....
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    Re: Top Bar Hives still popular?

    For this rank beginner, they've been an awesome learning tool. No minuses yet for the first season - time will tell.
  7. Re: Best way to start a medium nuc in my new TBH?

    I can purchase a local overwintered medium nuc but I'm not sure how to introduce to my new hive. Treat it as a cut out.
    I'm thinking of just laying a piece of plywood over the top of the new Nuc...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Last inspection for me this year... did the final round of OAV (thanks snl) mite counts are looking good. Still some drones hanging around - interesting. Stores are looking good. 70, deadnettle is...
  9. Re: Now I've REALLY done it... Will queen return?

    So how did this pan out?
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    Re: Newbee, thinking about TBH

    You know, you can lift them out of there... ;) Try it, you'll like it!
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    Need opinions...

    I'm going through today's inspection pics and and see white in an area that I'm not used to seeing it.

    Any ideas what this is?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Local (Louisa) keeper lost a hive and colony to a black bear this week -got my electric up on the second yard, thank goodness. Bees are still strollin' in the asters. Got down to 36 this morning......
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Loads of pollen coming back today, asters and buckwheat positively humming. They were still hammering the buckwheat at 3pm - that was new for me... They don't come off the asters til the sun goes...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    9th day of crappy weather here, third day of cold (low 50s at night). All 8 of my boxes have had a scattering of dead brood pulled out on the landing boards. There was one evening several days ago...
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    Re: Diragilt Foundations

    But yeah, good deal on the frames!
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    Re: Diragilt Foundations

    I say - there was a reason the old keeper didn't use it, lol.
    I've been totally unimpressed w dgilt this summer.
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    Re: Anybody ship eggs/larvae?

    Sam Comfort was talking about something like this at the MAOHBC this year. He made it sound pretty interesting.
    His tale, I'm sitting on mine... Mebbe next year I'll get off mine and try it - I'd...
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    Re: Honey Bound and/or Back filling

    ..a similar comb just four weeks ago - full of pollen and brood, and borderline starving. We've been dry as a bone here since the end of June.
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    Re: Honey Bound and/or Back filling

    vdot - I know this is a topbar comb, but the principle is the same. The broodnest is typically spherical, and each frame is a cross section of that sphere. The honeyband (fat golden section at the...
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    Re: cannabis!

    LOL - a seed must've popped out of your smoker... ;)
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    Re: Weird pollen?

    Thanks, Karla! At least I know I'm not crazy. :)

    The next morning I was watching for it, and did see some single fingered trailers, but no doubles and triples. I drove 20 miles to where I had...
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    Re: Weird pollen?

    I wish I had a pic of them... It almost looks like their baskets are trailing flames. I thought at first they were dragging back parts of a blossom, but it's pollen.
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    Re: Weird pollen?

    Is there a late blooming variety?
    The standard milkweed with the purplish ball blossom head already has full sized seedpods. So does the Honeyvine.
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    Weird pollen?

    This evening (5pm) the bees were dragging back bright yellow pollen with trailing 'fingers', two or three fingers on each side, that doubled the length of a standard pollen ball. I've watched what...
  25. Re: Colony gone -- no stores -- is this why?

    I think Bees of SC's math is spot on. My 8 boxes have been burning through 1/2gal a week each of 1/1 since the first of July. And those feeders are inside the individual hives, so I know who was...
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