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  1. General Beekeeping
    I am so happy. We had rain all the way up thru June. After years of drought alternated with years of flood, this has been a good year. (I did feed the nucs when I installed the queens, and am still having to feed the one whose queen I had to free, she got a late start) I robbed very lightly...
  2. General Beekeeping
    I did a cutout in September of a very small colony in the enclosed window of a house. They had K-wing and obviously at least one other mite borne virus, so I didn't want to add them to one of my healthier colonies. And they had a viable queen. For all there were maybe a cup of bees. So I stuck...
  3. General Beekeeping
    I suspect my queens are starting to lay, despite the dearth of fall (which really hasn't been that long, first freeze was so late). I hung pollen sub out in my little pear tree in its feeder a month ago, after first frost. The traffic going in and out of that feeder today was a solid buzz...
  4. General Beekeeping
    RoadKillBob posted: I bought a bunch of seeds for butterfly bushes and have started them to grow, they have just sprouted and hopefully by spring time they are decent size to plant outside,I also bought what they call " the bee tree" seeds and am in the process of starting them , again, the...
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