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    Re: Tips for first year beekeeper

    Nucs are expensive, and watching a package build without having to worry about swarming is also a valuable learning tool.
  2. Thread: aa) READ FIRST!

    by ThatBe
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    Re: aa) READ FIRST!

    zip 22657 Strasburg VA

    Goldenrod
    New York Ironweed
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    Re: District of Columbia

    20016 Dandelion in city lawns
    Cherries, magnolias, oak
  4. Thread: VSH kicking

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    Re: VSH kicking

    JohnG, are the F1 daughters from known drone stock or open mated?
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    Re: Question From a Michael Palmer Video

    Probably refers to a (usually queenless) hive or colony managed by the beekeeper to build queen cells from grafted or selected larvae by manipulating swarming, supersedure or emergency responses.
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    Re: Has anyone else seen this? what are your thoughts.

    You will need to check at least 300 from the brood nest to get a valid mite count, good luck coaxing and counting one by one---consider a sugar or ether roll. You will learn about this in your class...
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    Re: favorite queen for grafting so far

    Lauri, are your mating nucs on hanging brackets or do you attach the boxes directly to your fence board? Great idea!
    Anne
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    Re: Beginners Questions: Mulch below hives?

    I push mow and weed whack right up next to the hives, as long as you don't bump or vibrate them they don't seem to
    care, but I wear a veil and take a smoker anyway since I usually trip and knock...
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    District of Columbia

    20016 (Washington DC)
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    Lambs Quarters, daffodils, witch hazel, willows, crocus.
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    Re: ID system for queen breeding

    Thank you both, I doubt we can fit all the info that we want on the queen herself! I was wondering whether there was a standard notation that people used to capture certain characteristics (such as...
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    ID system for queen breeding

    Is anyone involved in queen breeding aware of any standard identification method for identifying and tracking bred queens? Our group is trying to come up with a simple coding protocol reflecting...
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    Re: Installed my first two hives!! (Video)

    Please don't let your dogs become accustomed to hanging out around the hives unless you put veils on 'em - unlike us they don't know what to do if stung up the nose- avoid a tragedy!
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    Re: should i wrap with tar paper yet?

    After losing both my hives last winter to cold/starvation, I wrapped 2 of the 4 this year with roofing paper. So far all of my hives are alive - including those with no paper. I added windbreaks,...
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    Registered, finally!

    I admit I have been snooping this forum for years! I finally signed up - hope I don't forget my password! Third year beekeeper in VA - 4 hives (alive last week anyway) and learning. Thanks for...
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