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  1. Thread: Wisconsin

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    Re: Wisconsin

    (Central WI)
    Basswood is done as of about Wednesday. was a good crop this year.
    Nothing much else coming in....bees are at a standstill and many hives started washboarding.....big storm came in on...
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    Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    saw it before....thought the same
  3. Thread: Wisconsin

    by KevinWI
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    Re: Wisconsin

    Central WI

    Black and Summer locus are done as of end of last week.
    Basswood is NOT on here in Central WI...maybe around the 4th of July would be the guess.

    First hay has been cut and harvested...
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    Re: Swarm Date versus Overwintering Success?

    State?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Splits for new queens on Friday, 4 package install on Sunday, queen release check on Thursday, weak hive position swap inspection on Friday.

    Started my new commercial beekeeping job today...
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    Re: Newbie - Saskatraz question/observation

    It is a reasonable assumption......the same that Italians may not be ideally suited to Northern climates/winters.
  7. Thread: Wisconsin

    by KevinWI
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    Re: Wisconsin

    Maples still blooming here in Central WI
    Saw Dandelions yesterday...bees bringing it in.
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    Re: The Unstoppable Swarm

    I haven't read the entire thread so pardon if it's been said.

    Take the box above the excluder and create a new colony with it...you'll know pretty quick what you got or don't got.

    You can also...
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    Re: Appleton, WI area

    welcome
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    Re: Towel Treatment

    sometimes a question is just a question on an article for intellectual discussion. ....I have deleted my post and am now done with this thread...appreciate you saving everyone.
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    Re: Towel Treatment

    you are a savior of all the people who read the article and magically skipped that part.....
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    Re: Towel Treatment

    The EXACT reason I wrote the last sentence to my first post. This is NOT THAT discussion.
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    Re: Towel Treatment

    xxx
  14. Thread: Wisconsin

    by KevinWI
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    Re: Wisconsin

    Majority of Maple here have not even blossomed out before the blizzard...plenty left to feed the bees coming up next week . last year I marked maple bloom on April 30 here.
  15. Thread: Single deep

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    Re: Single deep

    I did a single brood box ,but it wasn't restricted to a single at all times. I had a single for awhile during spring, then a double brood box, then a split during spring buildup which turns into...
  16. Re: Any other things to try in order to hive an out-of-reach swarm

    lol...I said the same to Jeff.......the bees were already in his hive box! :)

    Here is a thought...it's not for everyone especially if you don't have a bee vac....but in case you do, set up a 10"...
  17. Thread: Wisconsin

    by KevinWI
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    Re: Wisconsin

    Maple bloom started the last two days...bees bringing it in heavy.

    Stevens Point, WI
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    Re: Wintering loss Survey

    Your experience was similar to my own...we are on the same lattitude....the summer flow did not last long and by the time I figured out it wasn't going to get better, the bees had begun eating all...
  19. Re: Best Procedure for getting all bees into bottom box

    Put an empty box on top of lower box and then shake/brush off each frame into bottom box thru the empty box...then install your excluder and put your box of comb back on over the lower box....
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    Swarm Dog Millionaire

    Light hearted video


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-n3rqB4sg
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    Re: Beekeeper's Tool Pouch with magnet

    Although I haven't set a magnet directly upon my phone, I can say that after two months, my smartphone is working fine...and I've made about 70 within a foot of my phone, so.......my C Cards are...
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    Re: Beekeeper's Tool Pouch with magnet

    Seven pouches went out in the mail today so I'm finally all caught up on the orders! Thanks to all who placed an order
  23. Thread: Wisconsin

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    Re: Wisconsin

    My hive had a post honey flow swarm on August 04, 2018
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    Caught and hived.
  24. Thread: notifications

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    Re: notifications

    gmail doesn't do that.
  25. Thread: Jealous

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    Re: Jealous

    First of all, I don't really give a good god **** what you want to believe. I'm discussing my own experiences living in Northern Wisconsin ...well most of my life. If you think that I do not pay...
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