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  1. Thread: Supercedure

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    Re: Supercedure

    To me, this is a classic example of when the beekeeper needs to let the bees manage themselves. If this were my hive, I'd would not alter their chosen path. Allow the supercedure to complete and...
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    South Carolina Honey?

    Visiting the Charleston area and wondering if anyone wants to sell some of their local honey. Here till Friday.
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    I've gotten 2 independent confirmations that the unit takes a standard 9 volt battery.

    Also, look at this amazon listing and see the top of the provided battery. Looks like a standard 9volt.
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    Radar,

    I'm looking on pg 14 and I see the cover that looks like a disk, but the battery below looks rectangular. Elsewhere I see it called out as a 9v AA battery, which seems odd.
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    Actually, if you search on Amazon, you'll find the same model being sold with a case, and if you look at the picture, you can see a standard 9 volt battery. Doesn't look exotic to me.
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    Pete,

    Where did you see that?

    I was looking on: http://www.milwaukeetesters.com/MA871.html where is says 9v alkaline, which I just assumed was a standard 9 volt battery you can purchase...
  7. Thread: Lost Bees

    by AstroBee
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    Re: Lost Bees

    Do you live nearby agriculture?
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    Okay, you're using the digital "honey" refractometer (not one designed for brix). Therefore your reading will be good without further adjustment.
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Seems like the state of Michigan isn't worried about a little runoff. They are bold enough to apply directly into the water.


    http://www.onekama.info/watershed/2013PLLMP.pdf
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    Do you apply a brix to percent moisture in honey correction to your readings?
  11. Re: Can someone please tell me what kind of bees these are?

    Bald-faced hornets. Nasty critters. Approach with extreme caution.
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    Digital Refractometers?

    Does anyone have experience with digital refractometers? I know the ones sold in the bee catalogs are quite pricely (and probably better suited for honey), but I found one on amazon that is not too...
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    what equipment are you guys using for the OAV treatments. Is there a link you can provide?
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    What did your drops look like just prior to the OA?
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    Re: Africanized Honey Bee's? Coastal Virginia...

    Yeah, doesn't sound like AHB. Don't take this the wrong way, but I think you probably overreacted and could have saved this colony. One such encounter isn't enough (at least for me) to take such...
  16. Re: Really confused on what to do with extra stores in supers

    I think this is something that you're going to need local feedback on. Conditions vary greatly around the country, as pointed out there is no "one-size" configuration. One potential issue you may be...
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    Re: Package queens?

    Yeah, that would be a new one to me as well. I would expect the cost of such a package to run up to around $300.
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    Re: Is this goldenrod pollen?

    Yes, lots of nearly black pollen in the past few weeks. These were much smaller pellets than typically seen.
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    Re: Is this goldenrod pollen?

    Can't say, but it doesn't look like crepe myrtle pollen. I was trapping pollen and the crepe is not nearly as uniform. I've seen the early season GR blooming on my road for over a week, so you may be...
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    Re: Question on Queen Excluders

    I've been buying from Mann and have been pleased.
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    Re: hive beetles and comb gnawing

    Not a chance. They are very good at finding a colony.
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    Re: Using a Fume board with excluders on...

    Yes, there was a post on this not too long ago. I think that the consensus was that it was operator error and had little or nothing to due with the QE + fume board combo. I only have one season using...
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    Re: hive beetles and comb gnawing

    Which traps are you using? And yes, it is typical to have the bees chew down the comb to the midrib to get SHB.
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    Re: New VSH queen issue?

    If the old queen is doing well, then keep her laying until later and use her resources to boost other colonies. I know we all have stories of the under performing queen that turned the corner, but...
  25. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    My fastest filling and capping time is about 16 seconds per jar using a similar tank to Maxant discussed here. I'm referencing 12 oz jars, not sure what they used as reference.
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