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    Re: Hive cleanup question

    many years after extracting I place all my empty supers out in a field to clean up the mess, yes some bees die but for the amount of cleaning they do it is minimal... remember if there is approx....
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    Re: Nurse Bees in Overwintered Hives

    yes they revert... thank goodness they aren't union and run around saying sorry that's not my job
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    Re: Should I re-queen this hive?

    there is always the chance in your area that your queen mated with Africanized drones and currently she is laying eggs from this portion of her spermatheca. if you want you could off the current...
  4. Thread: Clumsy queen

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    Re: Clumsy queen

    if the top is full and she was in the bottom she is being normal and looking for clean cells to lay in but all the workers are up top, it is time to reverse the hive bodies put the empty bottom on...
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    Re: Todays inspection

    yes those are drone cells, did you start with foundation or drawn comb. if foundation then give them a while, the most important thing to look for is day old eggs, if you have them then you have a...
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    Re: 1:1 vs slush - stimulating

    If they have "plenty of stores" and it's 72deg why are you worrying?, open the hive up and move stuff around and know for sure what's up.... I can only dream of 72 right now 43 is the norm for a...
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    Re: Funniest thing I've seen in a while

    Love it, thanks
  8. Re: built warming box out of a old freezer to uncrystallize my honey had a question

    Anything above 120deg. will kill all the good stuff in the honey, might as well sell corn syrup.. 115 deg. water bath and 5 gal. bucket reliquefied in 2 days. That's what works for me anyway, hope...
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    Re: Drastic times call for drastic measures.

    this is a quote.." Chemical sterilisation with acetic acid....
    Combs can be sterilised to destroy the spores of chalkbrood, wax moth, and Nosema disease of adult bees using the evaporation fumes...
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    Re: normal reaction to apiguard?

    normal reaction, how hot a day was it though..
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    Re: Need help identifying a bee

    Apiguard will do nothing for it, there are some write ups on the internet about it mostly from the UK. My hive had hundreds of shivering bees a day in front of it and walking around lost on the...
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    Re: Need help identifying a bee

    definitely CBPV I lost 2 hives to it this year.. nothing you can do as far as my internet research found
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    Re: Dipping Frames?

    Dipping hive bodies is to increase the life span due to exposure to the elements only... the frames aren't exposed so unless you have money and time to waste probably would stay away from this...
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    Re: Waxmelters / Beeswax Processing Equip.

    Check craigslist I was able to get a 100lb size wax melter for 150.00 from a hobby candle person giving up...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pillar Molds Question

    You are pouring with too high a temp. try just above melt temp.
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    Re: Pollen in Honey

    Come on sqkcrk I know you're old enough to have been around cassette tapes... They didn't just make them, they made them better.... ;)
  17. Re: Pulling Honey Supers after a rain and when to extract

    How do you know that you need to dehumidify the honey... Maybe it was low moisture to begin with, Point is without a refractometer you are just guessing. Mann Lake has one for 60 something on sale...
  18. Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    once around with duct tape no stapler....
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    Re: What have I started....robbing death match?

    If you only have a few hives and are not in a water restriction area you can turn the sprinkler on so it showers the hives and the robbing will stop...
  20. Thread: Brushy Mnt

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    Re: Brushy Mnt

    No harm no foul :)
  21. Thread: Brushy Mnt

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    Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    sorry we're talking Brushy Mt. here and I don't think they have branches in Cali. or Mn. you are obviously thinking Mann Lake :)
  22. Thread: Brushy Mnt

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    Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    Only if you live east of the Mississippi
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    Re: River crossing II

    very peaceful looking location. Thanks for the pic.
  24. Thread: Pollen trap

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    Re: Pollen trap

    I get 15.00 a pound for clean pollen!! Yes the cleaning is a little tedious but not a deal breaker..
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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus

    Check Mite !! I don't think that stuff is even legal for mite control, it is Coumaphos and one of the worst things a person can put in a hive. I see it is being sold as a beetle treatment, probably...
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