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Lappe's Bee Supply
Today 07:07 PM
 New weekly Colony Cash Rewards Sales available now!
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Zephyr
Today 07:05 PM
 Today in the Apiary
Thats why I was going to keep her in one of the hives till the other is queenright. Never go a period with no queens! I do like me my options: if there's multiple QCs, make nucs and sell them at the... (240,787 views, 1,439 replies)
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Ramona
Today 07:00 PM
 Colony Update here in MA
Pollen coming in today in Leominster. A very light beige/tan color. 68 degress!!! My numbers are still holding. Leominster colonies look to be 18/29, all treatment free. New Braintree, 2/12. The... (101,881 views, 642 replies)
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liljake83
Today 06:57 PM
 Pollen Prices
We put ours in queenline jars $2 an ounce sells real well (126 views, 2 replies)
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Zephyr
Today 06:55 PM
 Is it possible to identify nurse and foraging bees in the hive?
Going to be doing some things but said things require 100 bees from the 3 castes. Drones and workers are easy enough. Big fat bees = drone and ones flying in front of the hive = worker (or so I... (1 views, 0 replies)
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Farmercal
Today 06:55 PM
 Hive location question - proximity to occasional bonfire
We have bon fires about every other week 30-40 feet away from my best and strongest hive. They don't even care, however; Larry the rooster in the chicken coop across the fence gives us grief every... (253 views, 7 replies)
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liljake83
Today 06:55 PM
 2017 almond season
I think growers will start calling for em to be moved out in 2 weeks or less the winds put a lot of pedals on the ground (7,316 views, 68 replies)
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D Coates
Today 06:51 PM
 Management practice with nucs
Yep. It would theoretically work. I don't overwinter close to that many nucs but that's what I do. The challenge you may have is if you have way more nucs survive than you have hives for. (134 views, 3 replies)
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johno
Today 06:50 PM
 OAV three treatments over 21 days detrimental to bees?
Hi Crofter, maybe I was a little hard on Andrew, but that is the kind of talk that comes from our beekeeping establishment, who I might add do push the IPM methods I have mentioned to newbees. When... (699 views, 32 replies)
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heaflaw
Today 06:50 PM
 Hello from NC
Welcome from just north of you. Gaston Co seems to have a good beekeeping club and you're always welcome to attend Lincoln Co beekeepers meetings which are great. From what I've heard, there are... (45 views, 4 replies)
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kilocharlie
Today 06:50 PM
 How to select or breed bees that survive without treatment
Perhaps the most effective mite tolerant / resistant trait is mite mauling, where the bees actually bite the ectopic mites in half and drop them through the screened bottom board. To identify the... (426 views, 14 replies)
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westtnbeekeeper
Today 06:47 PM
 OA vapor question...
Wow! Thanks. Just what I needed. The nuc question would have been next. Now I need to be sure the little spoon is measurement for a gram. I have a tiny scale if I need to weigh it but I hope the... (17 views, 4 replies)
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enjambres
Today 06:41 PM
 My original hive died out :-(
Oh no, that was the Party colony right? I thought back to that drama right away when I saw your post. To answer your question, though, all three of my original colonies are starting their fifth... (103 views, 2 replies)
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umchuck
Today 06:31 PM
 warm weather, split or add another deep?
if they have food (fondant or sugar) on top of the hive why do plaything? like you said "false spring" you can research a bit more but I don't reverse hive bodies until overnight lo's are around 50... (107 views, 3 replies)
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dennis crutchfield
Today 06:30 PM
 calm bees
who sells the most gentle queen bees? and what kind. (23 views, 0 replies)
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challenger
Today 06:23 PM
 Is there a "standard" OZ diy vaporizer?
I have read so many designs. Have the DIYers agrees upon a "best" homemade unit? I have all the resources to make a unit but the ones I read about seem like they are all under construction?? Thanks (13 views, 0 replies)
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crofter
Today 06:23 PM
 How long crimped wire foundation stay good / cutting to fit med super
Definitely it can be cut down. Make sure the foundation is nice and warm so you dont shatter the wax. Use a straight edge and a lineoleum knife to cut the wax and use a pair of small sidecutters to... (40 views, 1 replies)
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challenger
Today 06:21 PM
 Redneck syrup making method
YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME! WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME A REDNECK! JK-That's the way I do it also when needed. :) It makes way more sense than any other method I've used. (919 views, 9 replies)
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challenger
Today 06:16 PM
 prophylactic mite tx's?
Personally I don't treat with prophylactics. I find them to be VERY uncomfortable. I even find gloves to be confining :D What I DO DO is treat for varroa even if I am not sure the hives have an... (1,127 views, 30 replies)
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spencer
Today 06:16 PM
 what's going on in Michigan
Mine where robbing the bird feeder! (289 views, 7 replies)