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  1. Thread: dried up larva?

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    Re: dried up larva?

    Well, that's good to know. :-) Thanks! After 100% winter losses the last 3 years I want to be sure and check everything. I guess I'm seeing shadows here and there that makes it look like a curved...
  2. Thread: dried up larva?

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    dried up larva?

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    Can someone please tell me what I'm looking at? This package was installed 4/18. When checked on 4/25 queen was out of cage. On 5/8 I noticed that they were not taking...
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    Re: Open feeding during winter?

    This is what I have been doing as well.
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    Re: Wintering advice needed from Tennessee

    I'm in East TN about 60 miles east of Knoxville not far from the NC line. While the winters do tend to be mild it can also be very cold and snowy. Or warm and rainy. The mountains tend to make their...
  5. Re: After applying apivar how long should I wait to do an alcohol wash?

    Why did you only treat some of your colonies?

    If you do a mite test in the middle of treatment, what do you hope to find out? You will still need to finish the treatment one way or another so a...
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    Re: Dearth over in Virginia?

    Joe Pye weed! Love the stuff. Local lore has the dearth about the same time as dogs days- from the first week of July to about mid-August. Old timers say that if it's dry the first day, the whole...
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    Re: Dearth over in Virginia?

    I'm in East TN. The dearth is ending here. I count it when the native clematis begins to bloom. Golden rod is right behind.
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    Re: Greetings from East Tennessee

    Hello neighbor! I'm in Cocke County, near the NC line. Retired and 3 years in. Welcome.
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    Re: Problem in brood nest

    Thanks for this. I have the same problem in one hive that was started late. Spotty brood, dead (but white) pupa in cells and dry looking. Fortunately, we requeened, began feeding and are treating for...
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    Re: white dot on queen

    I could have done that first I guess. :-) I did call and they said they use all white because some customers are color blind and can't see red or green. Makes sense.. I suggested they put that on...
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    white dot on queen

    I just received new queen from Kelley Bees in KY. She is marked with a white dot instead of red. Have they sold me a 2 year old queen??
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    Re: Canít Reply to Posts or PMís

    This my experience as well. Just now too. Maybe why I didn't really get a reply to my last question...
  13. Thread: two problems

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    Re: two problems

    Yes we are in a dearth. Is here any point in feeding them if the queen isn't laying eggs? They still have parts of two frames of honey we gave them at installation.

    Yes, we use smoke. When we took...
  14. Thread: two problems

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    two problems

    Today was Apivar day but we ran across a couple of issues.

    1. This hive got a late start. It was installed May 24 but a week later I found the queen dead in the cage. A new queen was installed...
  15. Thread: a little farther

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    Re: a little farther

    Thanks to all! I think I have a plan. We had such heavy losses locally last year, including my own, my priority is to get them through the winter.
  16. Thread: a little farther

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    Re: a little farther

    JWP, I posted a similar question on another post that you just partially answered here. :-)
  17. Thread: fall plan

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    fall plan

    Last night at bee club a couple of guys had some ideas about how to handle my hives going into fall.

    Right now, two hives have supers that are only half full. Dearth will start in 2 or 3 weeks,...
  18. Thread: a little farther

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    Re: a little farther

    That's something to think about. After consideration of last year's losses, I'm probably better just following the local rules and concentrate on getting them through the winter.
  19. Thread: a little farther

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    Re: a little farther

    Thanks! As always, just what I need to hear. :-) This is my 3rd year and I had complete losses last year. This year, I know it's best to just follow the rules so we can get the bees through winter...
  20. Thread: a little farther

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    a little farther

    In general, local beekeepers take off honey in July, treat in August, then let their hives build up for winter.

    If we want to push our honey harvest a little farther, say into September, then...
  21. Thread: dead queen

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    Re: dead queen

    Yes. I did do those things. But I'm wondering if I put it between the frames in such a way that it blocked the bees from feeding her.

    The queen I installed yesterday came in a plastic cage that...
  22. Thread: dead queen

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    Re: dead queen

    Thank you!! We have heavy rain predicted for the next few days but I'll move some brood as soon as I can. As always, thank so much!
  23. Thread: dead queen

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    dead queen

    I installed a new package on May 20th. When I went yesterday to check on the queen I found her dead in the cage.

    How long do I have to install a new queen before they become laying workers? Or...
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    Re: sugar roll questions

    Thanks to all for your ongoing help.
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    Re: Protective clothing for women

    I just buy extra large jackets. That way anyone can fit into one, except maybe young children.
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