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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Me too...Schley w/ forcep grip, Harbo syringe from Sue. Worked the kinks out last year, lots of practice. Used Peter's harbo equivalent, but I think Sue's micometer will be an improvement. I wanted...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I think that we will find this improvement in productivity and longevity to continue getting better as the selection focus progresses. I have a couple of John Harbo II...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Of course they did, didn't you know that everyone in this prison is innocent? In fact you couldn't risk moving a colony of moonbeams at night or you'd lose all the foragers.:lpf:

    :cool:I bet if I...
  4. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Shook swarming is a management tool for comb honey production. Particularly for section boxes. The old basswood section boxes were hard to get the bees to fill out and the hive had to be at swarm...
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Practically zero of Robert's business success stemmed from Julius' reputation. Robert built up his father's reputation as a marketing tool through the internet and webpage far greater than it ever...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Infestation

    Did you do anything other than just wash them out Larry?
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Infestation

    My bees were very reluctant to reuse the frames that were pretty much fully slimed. I washed them thoroughly with a garden hose nozzle and dried them out, but the bees pretty much just ignored them...
  8. Re: Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    http://www.beesource.com/files/boxjoint.pdf
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Yous said your only criteria/selection threshold would be a mite count high enough to warrant treatment. That would seem to me to be self defeating in trying to improve the tolerance or resistance to...
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    Re: I think I've got a problem..

    I would have said skunk predation...if it is indeed Phorid fly I hope you will post any follow-up information and photos of that larva you found. It never occurred to me that they might be able to...
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    Re: Need advice on extractor

    I would recommend that you look at the Maxant 3100. It is available in a 2 frame configuration, is upgradable to a 6-frame medium which also alllows for 3 deep frames tangentially (at the same time...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Actually MD has one chief apiary inspector, Cybil Preston, and 6 contractual seasonal inspectors that cover several counties each. I have found them to be responsive and timely when called. Bill...
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    Re: Dog detects AFB in hives

    Cool, huh?? Maryland has very very little occurrences of AFB for years now, and in fact took the fumigation chamber out of service a couple years ago. The MSBA has been able to purchase the equipment...
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    Re: Winter feeding question

    The OP's colony may or may not be starving...he/she asked about specific means of winter feeding, and queried about any other means of winter emergency or "insurance" feeding. IMO the advice to feed...
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    Re: Winter feeding question

    quoted poster was offended
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    I can't see what you are looking at that resembles foulbrood of either type. I see older capped honey, a lot of bee bread, some moldy bee bread, empty cells, a little abandoned (chilled) brood maybe...
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    Re: What the heck is the problem?

    Mite crash...PMS
    [URL="http://beeaware.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Colony-examination.pdf"]
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    Re: cross wire or support pins

    If planning on putting the frames in any type extractor, but particularly a tangential, I would recommend cross wiring your wax foundation with two wires and using wired foundation as well. It is not...
  19. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Landing boards...so many landing boards, cut them and repurposed for shims eventually.
  20. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Depends where the bees were in the double deep. First year beek might not have realized that. Ten lbs. of insurance sugar is a good thing. Won't hurt. But if they were in the top deep start of winter...
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    Re: Outdoor chest freezer?

    Well one way is to get a box of large heavy duty contractor's trash bags and bag the box of frames, tying it tight to seal the bag. Then place the bagged box in the freezer at o degrees for 48 hours...
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    Re: 2 13/16" Forstner Bit - For Feeder Lids??

    Ditto Ray: I do exactly the same way with a 2-3/4" hole saw from the top side. Have 2-7/8 but the jars slip through too far and the top bars block the holes in 1/2" tops. I also had a 2-7/8" forstner...
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    Re: Hive Placement

    Won't stop bears, and do think about getting honey supers down.
  24. Thread: SHB?

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    Re: SHB?

    It is not effective against SHB larvae.
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    Re: Caucasion genetics

    The WSU APIS MS-Laboratory offered old world carniolan and caucasian open mated queens at $50.00 ea last year, but quantities were limited with priority going to PNW Clubs and organizations. Their...
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