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    Just want to talk about my very limited...

    Just want to talk about my very limited experience with IPM bottom boards and ask for some input on your experiences. I had only one hive, which was wintering for the second year. In October I went...
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    Thanks Mark, I'll go with the propane model. ...

    Thanks Mark, I'll go with the propane model.

    Rick
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    Does anyone know if the Burgess electric fogger...

    Does anyone know if the Burgess electric fogger works as well as the propane model. I can see the disadvantages to it, but if the hives are close to your house and you have a long extension cord,...
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    Didn't we discuss in previous posts that all fgmo...

    Didn't we discuss in previous posts that all fgmo has stabilizers added, and we determined that these were not a problem because they were not toxic. I would think that anything sold for human...
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    I know very little about this subject, since this...

    I know very little about this subject, since this is just my second year with one hive. Last fall I had to requeen because the queen that came with my package of Italians was lost by some means. This...
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    Thanks for the advice Michael. I'll go ahead and...

    Thanks for the advice Michael. I'll go ahead and harvest it this weekend, capped or not.

    Rick
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    Here's a crazy question. I had two supers on my...

    Here's a crazy question. I had two supers on my hive. When I harvested a full one a few weeks ago, the other was almost full. I added another full of foundation. The main honey flow of sourwood was...
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    Thanks guys, I'm collecting money now from my...

    Thanks guys,

    I'm collecting money now from my first honey crop, and I'm tickled to death. We had no locust flow this year, and the poplar was so little that I let the bees keep it all. That's...
  9. Thread: Honeybound

    by rickman
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    Thanks for the good info Michael. I'll take care...

    Thanks for the good info Michael. I'll take care of that next time I go into my hive. I'm going to post another question about requeening. Maybe you can help me with that.

    Rick
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    This is my first honey crop, but on my wife's...

    This is my first honey crop, but on my wife's sugestion I simply rinsed all of my containers(glass jars, plastic jars, and plastic honeybees) with hot water and turned them upside down on a clean...
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    Hello, Has anyone tried using medium supers...

    Hello,

    Has anyone tried using medium supers for brood boxes? I have read about this method in a few places. I'm wondering how it works, and how many supers one would have to use for the brood...
  12. Thread: Honeybound

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    Thanks for the reply Michael. I will have to...

    Thanks for the reply Michael.

    I will have to use new foundation. Should I remove two frames of just honey from the outside and slide the rest over and place the new frames in the center.

    Rick
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    Hello again, After posting the last reply, I...

    Hello again,

    After posting the last reply, I did some web surfing and found out that tocopherois is a form of vitamin e that is derived from mixed vegatable oils. It is used in vitamins and also...
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    Hello, I just looked at the label of a bottle...

    Hello,

    I just looked at the label of a bottle of FGMO from a drugstore that is in my cabinet. The stabilizer in it is tocopherois, whatever that is.

    Rick
  15. Thread: Honeybound

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    Hello, The upper brood box in my hive is very...

    Hello,

    The upper brood box in my hive is very full of honey, with a small amount of open cells in the middle of 3 or 4 of the center frames. How do I properly take care of this situation?

    Rick
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    http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/oilm...

    http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/oilmist/recognition.html

    try this, the former will not work

    Rick
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    Hello Barry, You can read this report at...

    Hello Barry,

    You can read this report at http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/oilmist/recognition.html. This report is not on food grade mineral oil, just industrial mineral oil. Food...
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    Hello everyone, Being that I am considering...

    Hello everyone,

    Being that I am considering trying out fgmo treatment, I decided to do some browsing on the internet to look at respirators for this purpose. Based on what I have seen, OSHA has...
  19. Thread: swarm cells

    by rickman
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    Thanks for the info Clay, I think I might try...

    Thanks for the info Clay,

    I think I might try that method and just get rid of the queen cells for now. Maybe I'll try a two queen colony in the future. Thanks again.

    Rick
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    While inspecting my hive today I found a number...

    While inspecting my hive today I found a number of queen cells on the bottom of several frames in the upper hive body. Last fall I found the same thing and destroyed all the cells only to find out a...
  21. Thread: Feeding

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    Thanks for the reply and advice Clayton. The bees...

    Thanks for the reply and advice Clayton. The bees are bringing in some pollen now, but no nectar. I'll keep a close eye on their stores for a while. We have had an unusually mild winter overall, and...
  22. Thread: Feeding

    by rickman
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    I just placed a pollen substitute patty in my...

    I just placed a pollen substitute patty in my hive to stimulate and boost brood rearing to gear up for the nectar season. Stores in the hive are very good. My question is do I also need to provide...
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    I forgot to say that I did treat my package with...

    I forgot to say that I did treat my package with Fumidil B on the advice of another beekeeper, but I would also like to hear from another beekeeper on this subject.
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    I'm now wintering my first hive that started from...

    I'm now wintering my first hive that started from a package last spring, and they are currently doing well. I cracked open the hive and checked them today, as it was unseasonably warm here. As you...
  25. Thread: Hive Odor

    by rickman
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    Thanks everyone for replying. I found that when I...

    Thanks everyone for replying. I found that when I was winterizing my hive that the strong odor had pretty much diminished and the sweeter more pleasant odor I was used to had returned. Another thing...
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