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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.
  4. Thread: Wisconsin

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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
  11. Thread: Wisconsin

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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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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"...
  14. Thread: Wisconsin

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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...
  16. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Thread: notifications

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    Re: notifications

    gmail doesn't do that.
  22. 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...
  23. Thread: Jealous

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    Re: Jealous

    umm....spending my evenings after work in a deer stand, walking trails after work for grouse is a far cry from sitting in a field all day beelining bees.
  24. Thread: Jealous

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    Re: Jealous

    Difference b/t me and Tom Seeley being that he draws a living salary to sit in a field and study bees all day...lol :)
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    Re: Jealous

    Farmer who allows me to put hives on his property is also a logger. Owned/lived on his farm his entire life....farm is half hardwood, half ag land...said in all that time, he's never seen a honey...
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