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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Wet weather east coast
« Last post by 220 on Today at 03:19:48 PM »
I've actually got the best flow I've had all season going at the moment, we had night temps below 30F a month ago.
When I inspected a week ago I could see a reduction in brood area in most of them, it was only a couple of 5 frame nucs started early Feb that were still increasing.
With the amount of rain some areas have had I would say they are in a dearth as it would have washed out anything in bloom.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Men are getting weaker.
« Last post by herbhome on Today at 03:17:47 PM »
Hopefully the number of battered woman will go down too.
Quite the opposite.  It is weak men that feel the need to use force over women.  And women hold less respect for weakened men.

I couldn't agree more!
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by jackbquick123 on Today at 02:17:19 PM »
Oh and if left alone the affordable health care (joke) will fail anyway because it's about to implode. Insurance companies are dropping out like flies and people are being dropped for no reason.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by jackbquick123 on Today at 02:14:15 PM »
The thing is that Trump didn't come up with the health care. Republicans had 7 years to come up with it and still couldn't vote together on it. He even told them it was their job and they failed. The TEMPORARY ban was falsely stopped by Obamanation's friend but will be over turned because it's the president's right to do that.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Split Question
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 12:17:08 PM »
My question still just boils down to the best way to split a nuc without weakening it as I want to raise queens in said nuc.

It is impossible to split without making the (whole) weaker.  You are robbing resources.  It is just a matter of degree.  The weakest split you can make is one that you add a mated queen to and feed.  The strongest split you can make is an even divide and add a queen to the queenless side.  And then there is everything in between these two extremes.  But the idea of splitting without making the colony before you split weaker is impossible.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Split Question
« Last post by Bush_84 on Today at 11:57:59 AM »
Have you read this?

http://doorgarden.com/2011/11/07/simple-honey-bee-queen-rearing-for-beginners/

I found it pretty straight forward and easy to follow.

That is what I am going to be doing. My question still just boils down to the best way to split a nuc without weakening it as I want to raise queens in said nuc. The rest is just background info about what I plan to do so everybody gets the what I am doing and why. Unless somebody thinks otherwise it seems to me that growing the nuc out into two boxes, removing queen with a few frames, and condensing the rest of the bees into one nuc is the best way to go.
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he will be hearing cases and can't have already formed opinions on them before hearing them.

But he already has and it is blatantly obvious.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Odd Bee and Bee behavior
« Last post by yes2matt on Today at 11:22:21 AM »
http://scientificbeekeeping.com/understanding-colony-buildup-and-decline-part-9b/

The whole series is fantastic, and I think this is the article where he suggests that foragers take heavier and heavier loads til they finally outdo themselves.

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Side stepping and not answering is an answer.

There are questions that he can't answer.  he will be hearing cases and can't have already formed opinions on them before hearing them.  I'd worry far more about a pending appointment that DID answer all the questions.

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Trump thinks he can rule like his buddy Putin.

That, coming from an Obama supporter is just funny!!   :grin:
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Get a honey gate and mount it about one inch from the bottom of the bucket.  Keep the honey at the elevated temperature for 2-3 days.  Then you can tap off most of the honey in the bucket with very little debris in it.  This will go through the filter faster.  For the remainder you need another plastic container.  I use gallon jugs that we buy pretzels in.  Drill 1/8 holes in the bottom of the jug or container.  First spoon off the wax from the top of the settled honey and put that in the jug.  Don't pack it down.  This will act like a prefilter for what is left in the bucket that you settled out.  Just pour or spoon it out on top of the wax in the drilled out container.  Let it set for a few days.  You can actually spoon off the wax first from the settled honey before you tap it off with the honey gate.  it will be easier because it will be closer to the top of the bucket.  Timing might be spoon it off after the first day and tap it off on the third day.  The only requirement is time.  Save a lot of aggravation.
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