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  1. Thread: Used hives

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    Re: Used hives

    True. Can I use your reactor? :ws:
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    Re: Overwintering on dark (fall) honey

    I do the same thing pretty much I feed like crazy almost to the point where they begin to backfill the upper or lower deep depending on where the queen has been Is usually almost full. Then I remove...
  3. Thread: Used hives

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Used hives

    The major concern is American Foul Brood (AFB) inspect the frames for signs if you see any sign of it pass on the deal. The only way to insure sterilization of AFB is to follow JohnBeejohn's...
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    Re: Overwintering on dark (fall) honey

    Andrew,, Goldenrod is in the family Asteraceae the same as aster, although I cannot offer precise numbers on the ash content in goldenrod pollen Being in the family of plants known for high ash it...
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    Re: Greetings from Nebraska!

    Welcome! lot of good people here hail from Nebraska!
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    Re: Unusual observation

    I move them 2 miles off more for 3 weeks. Old habitual foragers die off and the new ones know not where the old location is. Works every time...

    Don't know why a week should surprise you.. I...
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    Re: CLOAKING device

    Posting a picture of an active cloaking device is like posting a picture of the invisible man... Turn it off and check that the size meets beesource requirements or send it to photobucket and post...
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    Re: New in the IL Stateline

    Welcome! ABC & XYZ of bee culture
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    Re: Moving a bearding hive questions

    Put a screened inner cover on and prop the top cover allowing full ventilation.
  10. Re: Queen cell from queenless egg free hive?!

    Lets do some math an egg hatches in 3 1/2 days and the larva develops 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 days before being capped. n theory if you placed a frame of brood in the hive with a newly laid egg 7 days ago the...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    I know the weather has been strange this year so maybe that added to things, However bees most generally will not swarm during a dearth. As I recall when I lived in Ashburnham Massachusetts which...
  12. Re: OxaVap.com - The Source for Mite Killing Oxalic Acid Vaporizers!

    Not to mention Larry is a true professional, and a great guy, I have 2 varox and would not trade one of them for 1000 purple Barnies.
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    Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    welcome
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    What???? I have at least 13 wild hives within 5 miles of my home. The one with the least longevity has been in the same tree for 5 years the one I know of the longest is over 20. When the mites...
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    Re: Getting late season split to pull comb

    Bees need to believe there is a flow significant enough for them to have an excess to draw comb. If they think it is a minor flow they are likely to backfill rather than draw comb. Even in the case...
  16. Thread: extracting

    by Tenbears
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    Re: extracting

    It does not matter to the bees weather they are in deeps or shallows, And like JJohnsind said three mediums has the same area as two deeps.
  17. Re: Can you safely feed bees when using Apistan?

    :thumbsup: Beat me to it!
  18. Thread: extracting

    by Tenbears
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    Re: extracting

    If you leave it is not a super! it is a shallow hive body. In which case it matters not weather it is full of capped syrup or honey.
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    Re: Having a Mentor

    Being A Mentor The meaning is; Having someone follow you around, constantly in your way, asking questions that the answer would be apparent in seconds would they shut up and pay attention. Having to...
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    Re: Overwintering on dark (fall) honey

    I have consumed way over a ton of dark fall honey in my lifetime. Never have I gotten dysentery from it. And I am Not a bee.
    For millennium bees have been overwintering on dark fall honey. As...
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    Re: New to forum with many questions

    Welcome: Always glad to see a fellow Vet..
  22. Thread: Drone layer

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Drone layer

    Building up the population is not what would concern me as a queen generally does not ramp up for winter bee population until later in September. However If they are only on 8 frames since may...
  23. Thread: Drone layer

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Drone layer

    I have several observation hives, And I am at about the same latitude as you. seems every one gets ahead of my management efforts and swarms in August. Last year # 7 got me on August 27th the queen...
  24. Re: Using Oxalic Acid Vapor When You Have Supers

    If you are going to treat, TREAT! place an escape board on the hive between the hive and super then remove the super. Treat first thing in the morning and close the hive up for a while. This half...
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    Re: SHB in capped brood?

    I am not refuting what flowerplanter said, but did the brood cells have brood in them or just SHB larva? I have never seen, nor read a study that indicated the SHB larva consume brood. They generally...
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