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    So is there anything this time of year that could...

    So is there anything this time of year that could motivate the queen to start laying?
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    Mountain camp feeding

    I have a bunch of new hives this year. I began getting concerned about feeding when the honey started disappearing a couple weeks ago. Figured it was late summer slump and-- because I am cheap and...
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    Thanks, Barry. Seems like a good time to review...

    Thanks, Barry.
    Seems like a good time to review Idee's map @
    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm
    Not a lot going on in late summer.
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    Well, since I goaded you into this, I'll start. ...

    Well, since I goaded you into this, I'll start.

    I have a similar colony that I am feeding and letting queen itself... but I am cheap, lazy, much further south and looking at a longer season.
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    More mainstream CCD coverage

    As with many NYT articles, the best parts are frequently in the comments.
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    Start with...

    Start with
    http://www.beekeepingforums.com/threads/7182-Do-I-have-hive-beetles?highlight=Small+Hive+Beetle

    Don K (Fat Bee Man) has a number of videos an beetles, including a great DIY beetle trap...
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    I am not the expert-- hopefully they will weigh...

    I am not the expert-- hopefully they will weigh in. But I have watched colonies like this die because I stood slack jawed didn't do anything. So, for what is worth:

    I always second guess myself...
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    Do you have a Queen?

    Do you have a Queen?
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    Strained out... sorry, old man, big fingers. You...

    Strained out... sorry, old man, big fingers. You will be running your honey through wire or nylon strainers when you harvest.
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    The worth of an excluder is relative. You will...

    The worth of an excluder is relative. You will find many here do not use them. Using mediums or shallows, it is easy to let the bees just move your honey up until it is solid. Any eggs or larva...
  11. If you are looking to build up, I would vote to...

    If you are looking to build up, I would vote to leave them alone to do just that. A gift of two new colonies going into winter is nothing to sneeze at.

    If you are looking for fall honey, combine...
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    owww

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    More on NE AL - NW GA Weather

    This is a probably a regional question...

    PMTC July newsletter reflects on our crappy spring weather-- last frost 4/20, cold and wet, wet, wet, ever since. Their interpretation is that the...
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    I have posted in the past on spaces, solar...

    I have posted in the past on spaces, solar powered fans, holes, etc.

    This year I am experimenting with an expanded tall top cover with a screened hole. 8573 The photo is of a hive containing a...
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    Yep, the 1st year overwinter was easy. Late 2nd...

    Yep, the 1st year overwinter was easy. Late 2nd summer, I lost both hives to the heat and other calamities, which means I started over this spring (3rd year). The nuc looks good 5 days out; lots of...
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    Damn. Nuc with a caged queen. That explains a...

    Damn. Nuc with a caged queen. That explains a lot. PigMountTradCo finally delivered on my April nuc last week with a caged queen. They made up about 200 for clamoring, angry customers out of their...
  17. As above. Other grumpy old men say it won't...

    As above. Other grumpy old men say it won't work, but I find it works well enough for home use. I put mine on an old fashioned broiler pan with the grate. Use a room without a/c... maybe a bathroom...
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    I think you have plenty of time, Greg. I am not...

    I think you have plenty of time, Greg. I am not that far from you and our weather has been lousy. The pack I installed about the same time you did dwindled badly and are just now beginning to build...
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    Cross cut shredder paper and long snout bbq...

    Cross cut shredder paper and long snout bbq lighter.
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    Ooh! Ooh! Am I getting a swarm?

    So, I put a nuc box, a couple frames of drawn comb and a swarm lure out at the office (not the same site as my bees), just as a long shot.

    Today, I saw a couple of bees playing around... and...
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    My granddaughter ["she would never do that, she...

    My granddaughter ["she would never do that, she is terrified of bugs"] accompanied me to pick up a pack last month and told me she thought it would be a good idea if I brought some bees to her school...
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    Full sun. You can always prop lids, make a vent...

    Full sun. You can always prop lids, make a vent hole, make or buy a ventilated shallow for the top super, use a screened top cover with any of the above. I may go with the little solar fans this...
  23. From around Huntsville, Alabama, I can affirm...

    From around Huntsville, Alabama, I can affirm what you have already heard. We have had everything from 83 to 30 in just the last week and a very wet and overcast Spring overall. My "first of April"...
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    Wintergreen essential oil Tea Tree Oil...

    Wintergreen essential oil
    Tea Tree Oil
    Lemongrass oil
    Non-GMO Lecithin

    Dilute 2 tsp per quart for feeding supplement.
    7:1 mixture for drench.

    I used it in the sprayer for an install...
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    Long sleeve shirt, veil, and smoke.

    Long sleeve shirt, veil, and smoke.
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