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    Re: How SWEET is the Mix?

    The sugar cubes on top would no doubt make a good winter emergency feed but the bees will not use it to fill comb for winter stores, and as already stated it is not 2:1 or 1:1 because there is no...
  2. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    Dave's conclusions are no doubt correct, do you have another hive that you can pull a frame of young larvae from and insert it into the troubled hive? If they are indeed queenless the bees should...
  3. Re: will bees make queen cells w eggs given to them if there is a young virgin in hiv

    Sounds like a supercedure, I agree with Beeman I would let them sort out which queen they want. I have a hive that just requeened itself, I found queen cells the last of July and during an inspection...
  4. Thread: weighting bees

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    Re: weighting bees

    Thanks Mike, I am using 10 frame equipment so my weight would definitely differ from yours.

    grozzie2,
    My frames are wood with wax foundation however your deep box should weigh nearly the same as...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    CB
    For a number of years now I have been applying OAV one treatment per week for four weeks in August and have seen no ill affects to my hives. One applications per week for three weeks is the...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Keep us updated Dave, I would like to hear the outcome of your trial :thumbsup:.
  7. Thread: weighting bees

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    Re: weighting bees

    Mike;
    I have never weighed just the wooden components; could you tell me what a complete single or double deep hive weighs?
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    Re: weighting bees

    Enj;
    I built a simple hive weighing system this year that you could easily build yourself, it consists of a 300 pound Hanson hanging scale with a simple lever which is two pieces of wood with a bolt...
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    Re: Signal deep nucs in the north do you do this?

    I keep three nucs year around besides my seven production hives, last year the nucs went into winter in deeps 5/5 and on the light side, I did not weigh them going in but the bees ended up at the top...
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    Re: Crawling Bees on Grass about 200 of them

    Look at the wings as tacomabees recommended, this will clue you in on what is happening with your hive, if the wings are deformed and wrinkled looking then you are dealing with Varroa mites which...
  11. Re: Who keeps their brood and honey supers separate and why?

    I have extracted brood frames in the past and see no problem in doing so however I started running three deeps last year and I now like to keep the brood frames and super frames separate, like Andrew...
  12. Re: Replacement for light bulbs as a honey box heat source?

    How about using reptile heaters from Ebay. ...
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    Re: Varroa treatment with honey supers on?

    Zbee;
    The bees in the upper supers won't remain there during the course of 3 or 4 weekly treatments, they will be out and about doing other tasks in due time :).
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    Here in Southern Ohio the Goldenrod has been in bloom for a little over a week now, when right up next to the hives I can smell it, the hive entrances are stained yellow from the incoming pollen...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    I admittedly don't know much about microbes in the hive, I have never seen a study on this subject and my hives always respond positively to the OAV treatments. Surely if microbes were affected to...
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    Re: Varroa treatment with honey supers on?

    I slide a thin sheet of aluminum between the supers and the brood chambers, just use whatever you can find that will work. From this year forward I plan to have only empty supers on the hives during...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    It seems one would need to be very careful with applying Formic since there are so many variables, All the good advice and info given above convinces me that OAV is pretty much fool proof, I will...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    Phoebee,
    Is a single pad 50 ml treatment for a 2 deep brood box hive? Thanks for sharing your knowledge on the subject as I have been looking for a simple to do procedure for treating with Formic....
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Looks like you have hit the main points of OAV treatment, now it's just a matter of deciding on your part about whether to pay the entrance fee or not, I for one am glad I did. From this time...
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Pretty slick Glen, I like it :thumbsup:.
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    Re: Percent of Honey to Harvest

    There should be a dome of honey on the brood frames, I see winter stores as full frames of honey in the upper deep.
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    Re: Percent of Honey to Harvest

    If I were in your location I would send them into winter with double deeps, the upper deep being stores, this should be adequate. Like Michael stated " A little over won't hurt ". Often people look...
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    Re: Hello from Colorado Springs

    Welcome Blue Iris.
  24. Thread: need advice

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    Re: need advice

    Bingo, Waggle has hit the nail on the head :).
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    Re: need advice

    If there is no flow in your area then everything sounds normal to me, summer is here and not much nectar is being gathered so the bees will slow down brood rearing and not continue drawing comb, they...
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