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    Re: Treating mites with OXV

    Yes.Treat now. I am in Santa Rosa,just north of you.Your honey supers should be off by now and the queens should be reducing brood for the rest of the summer. Give them 3 treatments,5 days to a week...
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    Re: Swarm with laying workers

    Sounds like a newly mated queen.Sometimes it takes a few days for them to learn how to manage themselves. A swarm with laying workers seems a contradiction in terms.I'm not saying it can't happen but...
  3. Re: What Price Should I Sell A Pint of Honey For

    It depends on the locality. At the local farmers market pint prices range from 9.00 to 15.00. Pints with comb go for 15-20 a pint. The 9 dollar guy usually sells out by the end of the day.
    There are...
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    Re: Vivo Extractor

    4/8 usually means 4 deeps or 8 mediums or shallows.Given the drum diameter it must be a radial. There is also a customer comment saying the drum height given is wrong by quite a bit. All that said,if...
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    Re: farmland bees

    Michael is right.I had a situation in Louisiana where a new owner took over and tried to claim my bees. I don't know whether it was an honest mistake or attempted theft. It didn't matter as I pulled...
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    Re: Queen Excluder

    Queen excluders are not honey excluders if used properly.For instance,use only with drawn comb in the supers and use with top entrance in addition to bottom entrance. Bees are going to go up to...
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    Re: FL beeks ...... tropical storm prep?

    I remove honey supers,then I use ratchet straps, and when I run out of those ,wire to hold the short stack together. Last but not least,2 concrete blocks on each. Try to do this a day ,or two,before...
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    Re: Entrance Size

    I use 8 frame deeps and close down both sides of the regular opening,leaving about three inches open in the middle. Works for methough my average isn't as high as some.I usually get around 50% +/-. I...
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    Re: Please identify what is in these pictures

    Whatever you decide to do,do it now.If you wait until the queen cells are capped the bees may have already swarmed.
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    Re: 20 questions you ask before responding

    How high is it-so I will know what ladder to bring.
    How big is the swarm compared to a ping pong ball?a beach ball? etc.
    Have they been sprayed with anything? Some will lie about this and you can...
  11. Re: Looking for the best tasting raw honey within a specific price range?

    Organic???
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    Re: Is this a reasonable assumption?

    All is well BUT,I would keep the feed on as backup.They will need more as more brood is raised.It almost always pays to keep feed available for swarms.
  13. Re: First Time - African? - Tips - Taking swarm out of house

    If it was a large swarm you may be amazed at the amount of comb they can build in two weeks. Go prepared.
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    Re: Questions to ask when buying a nuc

    You could go on and do that now to save time in the future.
    As for the nucs,look for at least four,and preferably five,good frames of brood,bees and honey. this means you need to know what a good...
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    Re: Soap on bees, frames/comb still viable?

    I agree with J&R.Call a beekeeper and give them away. Re-queening will change the temperament and ,in my experience,it does not take six weeks to do it. The presence of a different queen seems to...
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    Re: Disaster in the apiary

    I vote for vandals.Bears would have destroyed most of the brood and brood frames.
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    Re: Bees and Urine

    Like all other livestock,bees need salt. I prefer to use mineral salt from the local feed store.
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    Re: Honey testing & purity

    I sell at the local farmers market and the usual question is,"is this honey from your own bees"? Sometimes the question is ,Is this honey raw,or unheated etc? Is this honey organic? These are all...
  19. Re: What color to mark captured feral/wild queens?

    Thank you for that. I'm still laughing. Of course Iris lives in a purple stack.Where else would she live?
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    Re: Swarm trap success rate of others please.

    That's the best "secret" in this thread.
  21. Re: I have had no luck using 8-frame wooden swarm traps.

    I use 8 frame deeps with a 3 x 3/4 inch entrance. Into the box I put one center frame of old comb then fill the box with frames with starter strips. A few drops of lemongrass oil and/or swarm lure...
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    Re: Where Should I move to?

    I kept bees for a number of years in south Louisiana.It is a great place for honey production. My location was just south of Lafayette. Plenty of bloom and plenty of water.
  23. Re: Did I do this wrong?? Please tell me so I don't do it again if it is wrong!

    Maeve
    If you wear perfume,cologne, scented deodarant etc. then that could be the reason your bees go after you instead of the husband. You probably know that but just in case...
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    Re: BeeSource Home Page Issue

    It has cleared up for me.
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    Re: BeeSource Home Page Issue

    I have a little different issue.I am using Chrome and my page recently started loading far down the page.It is so far down that I missed the content a couple of times thinking BS was down and not...
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