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    Re: Empty colonies, CCD suspected

    If you don't know what it is how can you see it? There was some criteria defined a few years ago. It's as close as we'll come to a definition. Personally I think most CCD is PPBK.
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    Re: Empty colonies, CCD suspected

    There hasn't been a confirmed case of CCD in over 2 years.
  3. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    me either
  4. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Last year dandelions were in good bloom on April 20, 2013 they were in bloom on the 26th. "normal" is around the 15th to the 20th. We're pretty far behind here.
  5. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Same here and it sure is getting old. Not one dandelion in sight and pussy willows are about done with only a couple of good flying days. I almost lost it when it started snowing again.
  6. Re: New guy question. Bees still in package after 3 days in hive.

    That's why people shake the bees into the hive. If you want them to start building comb in the package box leave them in there. But if it was me I'd rip the screens and dump them in the warmest part...
  7. Re: Acetic acid fumigation: Why 80% instead of 100%?

    I spray the top bars and stack. Acid is heavier than air and will work down the frames. Some beekeepers stack the frames and put a dish of the acid on the top and cover. I'm using much more but I...
  8. Re: Acetic acid fumigation: Why 80% instead of 100%?

    I use it to clean up winter kill boxes and frames. It kill and repels wax moths and may kill nosema. Doesn't seem to bother the bees. I know several commercial beekeepers who use it and they got me...
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    Re: Freeze warning question

    there are lots of questionable recommendations in some bee classes. Often taught by questionable instructors IMO.
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    Re: Freeze warning question

    No, you read that correctly. I've never seen any advantage to them and in the north where I am, they cause overwintering problems.
  11. Re: Acetic acid fumigation: Why 80% instead of 100%?

    I use glacial with no problems. I've been told that 100% is the stuff to use.
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    Re: Freeze warning question

    Totally agree. Ditch the screened bottom boards. Don't help with mites and cause too many problems in the hive.
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    Re: Controlling Moisture in a NUC

    I run upper entrances - small 1/2 in holes in a spacer where I put my sugar blocks and in the spring my pollen patties. I also put styrofoam on top of the nucs. Works good, I never have moisture...
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    Re: canola

    I've used it for years and seen no effect on my bees, positive or negative. I have found it makes keeping the weeds off the electric fence much easier.
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    I talked to my physician about getting an Epi pen and he refused to give me a prescription. He said they can be dangerous and he won't prescribe them without a serious allergy to the person he's...
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    Re: Burlap in Nova Scotia

    I use rotted wood. It lights ok with a torch and then I put some leaves, grass or pine needles on top. Stays lit for a long time. Get a good fire going with the bottom layer, add some more wood and...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Not smart IMO. He is one I always read, even if I don't agree. He's knowledgeable, helpful and blunt. You might learn a thing or two.
  18. Re: Which would you buy: Biovet Varrox vs. Heilyser Vaporizer?

    I have 6 Heilysers and use them every year. I'm satisfied with them. have never used the others.
  19. Thread: April splits

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    Re: April splits

    Thanks, glad you're have such a great spring. Hope it stays that way all year.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Keep an eye on Craig's List in the next few years, there will be lots of it for sale.
  21. Thread: Clorox

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    Re: Clorox

    Try acetic acid. I'm using it - repels and kills wax moths and may kill nosema. Only drawback is it needs to be over 60 to liquify. I put the sprayer in the cab of my truck in the sun, warms up nice...
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    Re: Hiving over 30 nucs?

    I always place the nucs on top of their hives, open them up and let them orient for a day. Next evening I hive them.
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    Kevin Jester transports hundreds of nucs each year, doesn't cage the queens and the several hundred he brought me only 3 lost queens. I think it depends on the competency of the beekeeper.
  24. Thread: April splits

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    Re: April splits

    I have the same problem. What are you going to do. I've tried having nerves burnt and cortisone injections, no help.
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    Re: Overturn truck Seattle

    According to the Maine bee inspector those recovered hives are pretty much worthless. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rC8KnwET8 around 43 minutes. The whole speech is well worth your time
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