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    Re: How do you wire a frame?

    Foundationless with fishing line wired as an X.

    Why are you asking?
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    Re: Bees are dead! Now what?

    I think that going treatment free takes a real commitment to being treatment free. I don't think that going part way will work. It takes your whole operating model to work together as a system. ...
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    Re: Small colony question?

    Peaking at them is making you feel good but at this point it is not doing anything beneficial for the bees, therefore peaking at them has a higher probability of hurting them so I would resist the...
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    Re: treating for mites

    Local survivor genetics, natural cell, maintain strong hives and drone comb seems to work well.
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    Re: Mountain Camp Question

    Got it. Sounds right to me.
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    If someone thinks that small cell or natural cell alone is the answer to preventing varroa infestations they are probably wrong. I think that the root question is: Do you plan to use chemicals or...
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    Re: Mountain Camp Question

    I think he means it won't help the bees if the sugar is on the bottom board.
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    Re: Possible 100 watt bulb for warmth

    Bees have made it for thousands of years without heaters so I wouldn't start with them now.
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    Re: Mountain Camp Question

    I have only been in NE Ohio for a couple years and those winters have been VERY cold and very long, particularly compared to Carolina where I moved from, so I am using a medium box for holding the...
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    Re: Mountain Camp Question

    I see the mountain of sugar but I cannot see how much has been consumed underneath it, so it could just be a cave under there and I wouldn't know it because a hollow mountain still looks like a...
  11. Re: To use or not to use small cell foundation?

    I use no foundation at all. I let the bees draw the sizes of cells that the chose. Mostly they draw small cells but also drone cells, which I am happy to leave alone. I do wire the frames with...
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    Re: Mountain Camp Question

    I can't imagine any other way of doing it, although I don't use an inner cover because I have a top entrance.
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    Mountain Camp Question

    I am overwintering my bees with the Mountain Camp and, since the bees will consume the sugar form the bottom moving up but I will inspect them form the top looking down, how do you know how much...
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    Re: Two Marked Queens In A Hive

    The hive is about 7 weeks old. I got three nucs from my supplier. She bred and marked them. They are sisters. One hive swarmed and it looks like she moved into her sister's place. They have not...
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    Two Marked Queens In A Hive

    I found two marked queens in one of my hives. Neither was laying though. I created a nuc from frames from another hive and caged one if the queens and put her in the nuc. I left the other queen in...
  16. Re: Strange Hexagonal Aliens in our beehive cells. What could they be?

    Soar,

    Have you removed one of the things with the lines? What did you see? Can you post a picture of it? Without anymore information I agree with Gezellig that you are likely seeing the lines...
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    Re: How many and when? - You guess

    Now we're cookin'

    JW you are down for 1 and 6. Andrew, 7 is all yours!
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    Re: How many and when? - You guess

    Perhaps, but there is not that much and the flow has started so I am not too worried.
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    How many and when? - You guess

    Last weekend (4/12) I put 6 swarm traps out in my backyard (big yard). Each has at least some drawn comb, nectar/sugar water and/or capped honey. Each also has a little lemon grass oil? This...
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    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    I found DiPel PRO DF - it has BT 54%. The other 46% is "other ingredients". Does this sound like the right stuff?
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    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    Never heard of that Snapper. Thanks for the recommendation. I will look it up.

    Will
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    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    What's BT? I am sure that when you tell me it will be obvious but I am not remembering it right now.
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    Comb in swarm traps

    I have some good comb, with nectar as well as sealed honey. I also have open comb ready to be filled with eggs etc.

    When you set a swarm trap, do you fill the trap with the comb or just place...
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    Re: Is anyone in NE Ohio?

    I am in Bainbridge, very close to 422 & 306. I am new to this area so this was my first year with bees in Ohio. I got a couple nucs from a source in Medina and also use many of Michael Bush's...
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    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    Thank you AR for that apology and your thoughtful response.

    Fortunately I have not had a significant SHB issue as you described to deal with. If I did I might very well use a freeman trap in...
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