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    Re: Bees and Shipping

    shipped packages are almost always ok. in rural areas I would suggest the post office for better local service. if there is problem it is almost always local. talk to the local post office before...
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    Re: Postage to Europe

    get ahold of mann-lake ltd. in England. they like to work at lower shipping charges... it is easy to be a loyal mann-lake customer.
  3. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Ontario bee recommends treatment at 1 to 2 in the spring and 3 to 4 in august, that is mites per 100 bees, alcohol wash or adjusted to sample type. this treatment number is lower than others...
  4. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    mr. dewey.. I respect you as a great beekeeper... the small group of 5 students [in the hive group] that I was in at the nybeewellness training program in august included mark berrinhausen, a.k.a....
  5. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    it is true according to the researchers at the Ontario bee association. this is as of august training by Ontario tech. transfer team, ny beewellness train the trainer program.
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    the sugar shake will give the same results as an alcohol wash if you double the number. so counted 13 times 2 is 26, a half cup is about 300 bees so you are infected 8 to 9 mites per 100 bees. way...
  7. Re: No larvae. I saw the queen a week ago. I'm in denial.

    actually I just finished putting a new hydraulic pump in the wood splitter. it is some better but I have a nasty pile of elm to split, worst I have dealt with in over 20 years. I hate taking wood...
  8. Re: No larvae. I saw the queen a week ago. I'm in denial.

    the bees seem to know..... I would make the firewood pile bigger while you can still get in the woods.
  9. Thread: New beek

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    Re: New beek

    2:1 sugar to water by weight will not spoil. 1:1 will spoil. the bees will secure the comb to the frame before chewing up the temporary bands or string some also use fish line, it is more permanent....
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    Re: queen above queen excluder

    not likely but sometimes smaller queens get thru an excluder. not everyday but sometimes you could have 2 queens in a hive , the daughter being smaller could go up before she is fully grown. or as...
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    Re: Pre winter inspection techniques

    frank it is time to check for varoa mites and react if needed, a month ago would have been a better time. it is time to make sure there is enough honey for winter and feed a lot now if needed. it is...
  12. Thread: New beek

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    Re: New beek

    usually you add new or empty boxes to the top or at least above the brood nest. boxes that are empty in the spring are moved up, if the nest is more than one box. getting the comb into frames now is...
  13. Re: Too late to requeen in upper midwest?

    find someone in your local bee club that has a late nuc that is too small to winter. combine and see what happens. a small nuc is not too valuable this time of year, maybe split in 2 in the spring...
  14. Re: Does anyone have a good frame design?

    probably not what you want to hear, but standard equipment = more competion and lower costs. try and see if there is a local amish shop that will build for you. I got a hundred standard deeps this...
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    Re: When to feed 2 to 1

    if the feed is below about 55 degrees the bees will not take it. this is the temperature that the bees are more interested in forming a cluster than gathering food. individual hives vary, I had some...
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    Daniel y and dsegrest are also on the good sense list.
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    kenargo is on the good sense list.
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    we seem to be overthinking this. the idea is to get the customers eye and hand on mark's jar instead of the inferior store brand next to it. a different label than the "expert marketer's" label is a...
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    Re: new guy needs help

    assuming 2 deeps. put the most messed up box on bottom now. the bees will move up over the winter, in the spring pull the messed up box, put new frames in it and put it on top...if some frames are...
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    at times, marks bees are confused, they feel there may be a bear attack underway.
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    Re: Overwintewring in Lake Placid, NY

    good posts enjambes. I noticed a better use of political signs.:applause: you will want the bear-fence like glock has. last year it was not the cold temps but the endless no fly days, no thaw at...
  22. Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    natural variations. see what happens next. looks like you have a good plan going.
  23. Re: Why do these beeswax pellets smell bad?

    could be the aroma of dead bees.
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    Re: First hard frost overnight

    the first frost is funny, sometimes if it is not frozen too long stuff does not all get killed, the ice protects the plant. if there is anything out there the bees will find it. we had our first last...
  25. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    I think your right that the drench will not hurt anything but alas it will not help much or at all. I understand that Ontario bee association does research associated with Guelph univ. and is...
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