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    Re: Think I have Sacbrood

    Update... went back in today and the hive did have a bit of smell to it. Most of that bad brood was gone and I had to look to find more. Found some and tested and it came back negative for EFB. The...
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    Re: Weird AFB question

    Mann lake also sells AFB and EFB in the field diagnostic kites.
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    I am a new beek and I got 2 hives then split then into 5. Unfortunately one looks like a loss... the queen is laying badly and I may have EFB so will have to get ride of the hive. My biggest issue is...
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    Re: Queen cell bee math

    I think in about 8 days those should hatch... then you can find out.
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    Re: Think I have Sacbrood

    have a testing kit on the way and will know for sure.
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    Re: Think I have Sacbrood

    There is multi eggs and some single eggs. I have spotty caped worker and drone brood. Frankly the population is low and should have been very easy for me to find the queen I could not. I did see her...
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    Re: Think I have Sacbrood

    What would you do... should I just shake it out and give up on this hive? If I do what can be done with the drawn comb. I am a newbeek and have very little drawn comb. Do I dare use the comb in other...
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    Think I have Sacbrood

    Greenhorn beek here. I have a early season split that I can't find the queen have some cap worker brood, eggs that are singles and doubles layed and I think I have sacbrood. I pulled one of the...
  9. This should be interesting to see if it affects the big box stores

    http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2014/06/dont-cross-pollinators-starting-july-1-theyre-protected-law

    The key part is this "The first prohibits labeling plants as beneficial to pollinators ...
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    Re: Bee killer

    Sent a email to u of m bee squad. They replied that they had seen one near there apiary as well. They have a pic at their facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/UmnBeeSquad
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    Re: Bee killer

    Please make sure to send this into the U of M Bee folks.
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    Re: Need help with Split issue.

    I talked to a local bee keep the one that sold me the bees. Figuring out the time from the split to the time of cap cells he thinks its very likly that they were in the process of making queens on...
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    Need help with Split issue.

    Ok so I have two hives and I have been watching them. 4 days ago found swarm cells. So I hunted down the queens and pulled them, frame of brood, 3 frames of honey and move them to nucs. I just looked...
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    Re: Hi from Southwest MN

    Welcome to beesource.
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    Re: Bear Problems

    Bears are something I have to deal with in my area. Wife was just out walking the back part of the property and found fresh (steaming) bear scat. I was looking at this fencer....
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    Re: Treatment-Free Dilemma

    Define seeing mites? How are you checking for them?
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    Re: keeping nucs over winter

    Depends search mda splitter method. Or look at Michael Bushs website.
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    Re: Take the honey and kill the bees

    I would let it ride. Then you will know for sure if they are not strong enough to make it thru the winter. At worst you will have all of them die out which is the same out come as the shake out. Best...
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    Re: Question about Nucs

    Would a division board feeder be tight enough to keep the hives apart?
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    Question about Nucs

    Really this is about the equipment part. I was wondering if you could use a full deep as a nuc... I can see that there may be issues with too much space and SHB etc... Is there any way to use a full...
  21. Re: Hi There! I'm moments away from ordering a complete hive kit! Any Advice?

    I am in the same boat and I am currently saving up to get into beekeeping. Its not cheap and I tried looking for used equipment and there is just nothing out there to purchase. I have spent since Jan...
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome, Mperry
    I am very new to beekeeping but have found that joining the MHBA to one of the best and cheapest investments I have made so far in bee keeping.
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    Re: brood break technique and timing?

    I am a newbee so take this with a grain of salt. Your original idea sounds a bit like MDA splitting. Your in florida so you likely have more time. Up here in the northland we have very few days...
  24. Re: What kind of bee is this and should I worry about it.

    I use that foaming hornet spray. I have had yellow jackets, bald face hornets and European hornet. I hate them all with a passion.
  25. Thread: Hornet

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    Re: Hornet

    Looks like bald faced hornets to me. A mean bunch they are... hives will have 300-700 hornets when up to speed. I just took out one in a tree that was just about head level. The best stuff to use is...
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