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  1. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    these are two other beekeepers that started a few years ago with nucs from my yards. they have since made splits with those and caught additional swarms from the area.

    the efb outbreak left me...
  2. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    nice report dar. your numbers look better than the samples dr. williams took here in jackson county yesterday from navy bee's and flatrockboy's yards.

    over here the mite infestation ranged from...
  3. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    :)
  4. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    good eye dar.
  5. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    excellent reporting dar, many thanks for keeping us updated.
  6. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    thanks for the update dar and from what i can see your timing is perfect on the splitting. are you dividing up one of your square dadants into two or three section in queen castle fashion to...
  7. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    understood dar and many thanks for the reply.

    i am going to try a little harder this fall to identify colonies having a poor chance of overwintering, as well as try to have a few more 'spare'...
  8. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    dar, you mentioned doing some combining of weaker colonies last fall. how did you determine which colonies needed combining and which of the queens to dispatch?
  9. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    i've yet to have the nice days line up with my days home from the day job so i haven't gotten to look deep into most of my hives yet. the activity at the entrances is looking encouraging however at...
  10. Sticky: Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005

    sincere thanks for accepting the invitation to host this thread dar and for the many excellent contributions you have made to the forum over the years.

    as best i can tell you are in the top tier...
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