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    Re: Lesson learned the hard way

    rt
    I always liked shims. When I saw a little comb being drawn in them, It told me it was time to open the brood nest or add space. It was the earliest thing that I would watch for. I am a newer...
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    Re: LGO and new hive question

    It should work just fine. If you are buying nucs to fill all your equipment, you should not need lemon grass oil. If you have extra equipment that you are also setting up, then using them as traps...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    About 50 here also but no hen bit in the garden and I did not see bees on the maples yet. Not as many as normal on the chicken feed but a few were. Still looks to be cold for a while except a few...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    AR1
    It is a balmy two degrees right now but going to be a sweaty 25 degrees for a low tonight and so better times are on their way. some low 50s coming which might be enough to let the bees take...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Shoefly
    Bummer, wishing you the best this year. Maybe you should throw a few of your used hives up with some lemon grass oil in them for traps. If you get lucky, it might not hurt as bad when...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    tyc..
    I am hearing of bear sightings and video in Mo and even in my area.
    When I was young, I thought that would be cool. Now I just hate change and do not look forward to such a migration....
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    rdi......
    Welcome to the forum.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Dg....
    Are you foundationless? Welcome to the forum.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Griffin
    Welcome to the forum, sorry for the loss. Their is always this year.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Jim
    Welcome to the forum. You might want to put your location in your profile so it shows up when you post. I really believe this helps you and others when discussing bees as location can be a...
  11. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    msl

    Thanks for answering my question.
    Cheers
    gww
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    How much food do the bees actually put in the cell after 48 hours?
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Jc

    Me too.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Jc

    Yeouch.
    Your warre is not too heavy.:)
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Clover....

    :thumbsup:
    Supposed 1 to 3 inches of snow predicted here this wens. Hope the ground hog was right. Early spring.
    Cheers
    gww

    Ps LJ My hives used to eat the sugar before eating...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    bushpilot

    Spring, dangerous time. Good luck, sounds good so far.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    happy home
    It it warmer where you are or colder. I always judge that by when people normally start finding morel mushrooms compared to when we see them.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Ray
    I have faith in you. You started out with a super weak hive coming out of last winter and now have four and a hundred comb drawn. I would call that good.

    Micheal Palmer
    The earliest here...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Clover....
    Sounds good. I don't have the camera and have not even got a little cheep stethoscope but I have to believe if you saw a cluster, you still have hope.

    I worry about starvation...
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    2020 How was your winter?

    It got to about 60 degrees so far today. I know this is early but always enjoy any report good or bad. No judgement but just find it interesting every year about this time till about mid april.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    river...

    Me too.:thumbsup:
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    ar1
    Sounds like your late queen is going to make it.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: How to keep honeybees alive and thriving.

    Kamon

    It seems the monologue from an old dirty harry movie would fit here:
    "A man has got to know his limitations".
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: How to keep honeybees alive and thriving.

    Hey kamon, keep up the good work. Make sure to carry all your queen cells in your pockets if you run low on excitement.:) I am a month and thankfully 291 hives behind you. Of course my biceps are...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    Not to belabor the point (or beat a dead horse) but this is why it makes very much sense for my kind of bee keeping to eventually end up with what river does (with out the queen excluder, or...
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