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  1. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Also..dribble is MUCH MUCH safer to the user
  2. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    True...but if one doesn't have a vaporizer and going through hives during summer they can give a quick squirt of the bees while it's open
  3. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    The author states that his results did not signaficantly reduce the number of varroa during the three week period. Ok fine...but did it suppress growth of Varroa? According to his...
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    Re: Are green peas of any value to bees?

    It's my understanding the flower structure prevents bees from accessing flower parts to collect nectar and pollen
  5. Thread: Show & Tell Time

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    Re: Show & Tell Time

    So Harry...what happens to the KBT?
  6. Thread: Show & Tell Time

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    Re: Show & Tell Time

    Nice Harry!
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    Re: Can anyone help me find my new Queen?

    I didn't see any queen, but I did see some mites
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    Re: skunks and pallets

    Ban this guy ;)

    Back to topic..I just dropped off some bees in my yard in the valley...and yup...I can smell a skunk. I guess I'm in the club now
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    Re: Why all my bees look so different?

    Those are infected bees with CBPV. Requeen and it should go away
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    Re: Dusting with Fumagilin- B

    I remember reading about dusting a long time ago on another boards so I'm simply copying and pasting

    in the March 1987 issue of
    American Bee Journal two articles appeared regarding the efficacy...
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    Re: new way to treat for both mites

    LOL

    I have signs like one of those red circles with a slash through a mite right above the entrance. When the mites see them the jump right off
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Actually this is not true One only get true resistance when the target is subjected to high doses of the killing agent
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    Re: Check out this sting!!!

    One can have massive swelling at the site of the sting and still be considered normal to sensitive. If the swelling of the same nature move past a major joint then you might be considered allergic.
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    Re: Storage of Queens?

    My story....a little more than 15 years ago during the unibomber mail delay I ordered queens from some place in California...this was in mid June. During that time mail packages were being...
  15. Re: Why do people always claim there is no $ in bees

    Yup! The calls for me to fill empty boxes with my over wintered nucs are becoming more frequent :)
  16. Thread: huge eye opener

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    Re: huge eye opener

    It's my opinion...just an opinion not based on any data that using drone frames to capture varroa or culling drone brood will only select or mites that infest worker brood with a higher degree of...
  17. Re: Bees all in the top deep, ignoring the bottom. Should I intervene or leave 'em b

    I agree...Far too few bees and brood present...especially in your area unless you up there in elevation or close to the coast
    . With the amount of pollen and honey I see...your bees should be much...
  18. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    But what would happen if I were to treat my top bars with a 3.5% solution and if a little got on the bees ;)
  19. Re: Will this warm winter weather encourage queens to lay?

    Yes the weather will certainly wake them up as brood production follows photo period...even more so if fresh pollen is coming in. Good luck and grab a hammer as I suspect early season swarms will be...
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    Re: Black & White bee identification

    Syrphid flys
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    Actually you are spot on. The true fact honeybees have displace indigenous pollinators. While they are highly efficient at pollinating crops, if they were to disappear, we wouldn't go hungry by any...
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    Start you breeding nucs earlier and you'll be fine
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    Re: Lost Queen. Am I hosed?

    Will you or anyone you know be in the Seattle area anytime soon? If so I'll save a spare for you
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    Re: OAD timing in Pacific Northwest?

    Yup...middle to the end of December would be perfect.
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    No. You also live in the PNW. It's a real bad year for wasps in general. Warm winter..didn't kill off many foundresses. An early spring got them going early. Unless we get a cold winter...next...
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