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    Re: mite drop results

    When I count mites I count all the mites on the board. I found that just counting mites in one square and multiplying by the number of squares give erroneous results. The reason is that bees are not...
  2. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

    by WillH
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    As I understand it, the reason for using divided 10 frame deep (rather than separate boxes) is to have 2 colonies side by side so they can share heat. Putting a 1.5 thick divider will reduce effect...
  3. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    I am assuming they are as described here:

    From Betterbee

    The bottom deep is divided using 3/4" divider. Top has two boxes so there are two 3/4" dividers. Doesn't that make top boxes narrower...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    I got Italians first as they came in packages. . I love Italians. They produce a lot of honey as they normally have a large number of foragers. Their problem is that they never stop producing brood...
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    A Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kydE9PW0H8
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Yes I sampled from brood nest both times, very similar frames with capped and uncapped brood. I agree 8% is not acceptable. Hive looks healthy with good stores but don't know if there are any viral...
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Jim I agree. There was some benefit. Without treatment the situation would have been a lot worse. I saw a lot of dead mites at the start of the treatment falling through the screen. After first...
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    The strips were there more than 30 days. The recommendation is to have one batch of strips for 30 days. I had 2 batches
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Thank you Clyde. Yes I am glad I caught the problem. For a moment I thought that there is no need to take a mite count after treatment with Hopguard 2. I was expecting a number closer to zero. I am...
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Andrew, I don't think 5% infestation is extremely high. I had hives with higher infestations and make it with Apiguard and Apivar treatments. I still want to save all 3 hives. I seriously doubt the...
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    Hopguard 2 did not work

    On August 25th I treated 3 of my hives with Hopguard 2. All hives are double deeps, so I put 2 trips per box, 4 per hive. Although instructions say to leave strips for 30 days their research says...
  12. Thread: 1:1 vs 2:1

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    Re: 1:1 vs 2:1

    In my experience, when you feed sugar whether in 1:1 or 2:1 or whatever the ratio, if the temperatures allow it, will prompt the queen to start laying and sometimes bees to start drawing wax. The...
  13. The Head-scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees - NYT Article

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/us/the-head-scratching-case-of-the-vanishing-bees.html
  14. Thread: Deep Maintenace

    by WillH
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    Re: Deep Maintenace

    I never clean hive bodies. As long as there are bees they keep them clean. I never rotate hive bodies either. Bees occupy different parts of the hive depending on the season. In early spring you will...
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    Re: Tax Numbers and accouting

    You might also find the following helpful:
    A guide to sales tax in New York State
    http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/sales/pub750.pdf
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    Re: 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    Thanks for pointing out. I missed the "medium" part. I am not interested in medium nucs. Difficult to keep them from swarming.
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    Re: 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    Thank you for posting this. I don't see how numbers in your plan to cut 5 boxes agree to numbers in Bushkill Farms website. For example number 5 on your plan calls for a 7 1/4" x 19 1/8" piece. I can...
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    Weighing hives using a Shop Crane

    I wanted to get an accurate weight of the hives before start feeding. So I used my shop crane to lift the hives and slide a scale under and get the actual weight. I am going to be feeding this hive...
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    Re: Amazing Plant for Bee Stings

    Before any one use this treatment please read this:

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/scientists_use_genome_sequencing_to_prove_herbal_remedy_causes_upper_urinary_tract_cancers
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Thank you Ray, I did that but does not solve the problem.
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Thanks plcnut. I cleared the cache but the problem is not fixed. On home page over the "Recent Forum Threads" there is a document that start as follows:

    "Dallas only 5000 people will be randomly...
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    I am using a Droid phone, don' t know what kind of browser it has.
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    Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    When I go to Beesource.com on my cell phone I see some text written over making actual text masked. Does anyone have this problem?
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    Re: double screen board

    When I treat for mites I see hundreds running around on SBB. If they are dead how are they running around?
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    Re: southern south america. honey bee

    It has been reported that European honey bees were brought in 1658 to western hemisphere. So what you find in south America are same as the bees in north America.
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