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  1. Thread: Dry Milk

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    Re: Dry Milk

    Lactose is a galactoside
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jez.1401880204/abstract
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    3 queens in 1 hive

    Can anyone explain this, we have three queens living in one hive for some time now. The queens have come into contact with one another and show no signs of aggression. They have been this way for...
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    Re: Anybody ever work.. prisoners?

    Paul,

    I think they give you a nice tax break to hire ex felons or work release. That said they do the same thing if you hire veterans.
    http://www.ncesc1.com/business/savemoney/wotc.asp
  4. Thread: Fig tree

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    Re: Fig tree

    They are digging out of the fig and not boring in and by they I mean Fig Wasp. The female deposits the eggs inside through a small opening that seals as the fruit ripens and the wasp hatch. Once they...
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    Re: Anybody ever work.. prisoners?

    No, its called work release. They go out and work like normal people and then go back to jail when they are done working. Its reserved for inmates that have done a long stretch and are nearing the...
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    Re: Anybody ever work.. prisoners?

    If your talking about work release they get around 3 dollar an hour in NC. You also get some very nice tax breaks for taking part in the program.

    The prisoners really want these jobs and its a one...
  7. Re: Overheard "Japanese Hornets killed my husband last month in NC" No Japanese H rig

    We have Sphecius speciosus in NC which are much larger than most Vespa crabro. They will make a meal of honey bees but they are nothing like the ones from Asia that target honey bee colonies.
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    Re: Are These Native Bees? What Kind?

    Do you know what type of plant they are feeding on?
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    Re: Are These Native Bees? What Kind?

    My guess is Pollen Wasp Pseudomasaris
  10. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    I went into the 2nd hive today. No foulbrood, no uncapped brood at all. They are queen less. There are at least two queen cells that look good. A third that looks like it hatched, not sure how as I...
  11. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Just a quick up date on my first hive to show signs. This is the one with 5-10 eggs in 2 deeps and lots of foul brood. I noticed problems about 18 days ago and had not been back to check on the hive....
  12. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Any issue using a robbing screen with only the top entrance open? I am assuming whats left of the larvae will fall through the screen bottom?
  13. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Those were my thoughts as well, that is why I contacted the inspector. Not even sure that colony is alive at this point. I will go up their once the patty mix arrives to check in on it and the other...
  14. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Alright, I order mix for 10 - 6 oz patties. I also order some HopGuard and Fumagilin-B to have on hand as it seems like its better to be prepared.

    All the local feed stores had was Tetroxy HCA-280...
  15. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Hive setting for the 2nd colony with EFB. Behind the colony is National Forest. Its the one of the far left with the robbing screen. The 1st colony is in a similar setting backing up to a different...
  16. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Maybe not the best idea at this point in my beekeeping journey. :)

    So my choices are:

    1. Feed 1/1 and see if it corrects itself
    2. Remove all brood and replace with new foundation
    3....
  17. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Some larvae seem fine, they are mixed into the diseased larvae. I will try and find a picture.
  18. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    So just in theory. If I pinched the queen and did nothing else and the colony makes it the new queen would possibly have some natural resistance as it would have to be one of the larvae that survived?
  19. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    I found this interesting in regards to terramycin



    From http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/disorders/bacterial.html
  20. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    Thanks for all the help!! I will let you guys know how it works out.
  21. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    I have two bee yards were I keep bees. My home and my brothers vacation house which is a 45 minute drive. My brother bought from the same source two weeks later than me and had this develop about 1...
  22. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    I know they had several hundred nucs if not a 1000 come in from the same source. I do know the source and will shoot them an email to see if they received any antibiotics. My understanding is these...
  23. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    These hives came to me as nucs this spring so I have not moved anything(brood or honey) in the hives.
  24. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    @ctgolfer I tried to change the title with no luck so I just made a new thread

    @Deknow I have pollen patties or can put sugar water internal feeder, which should I feed? This appears to be in a...
  25. Thread: Is This EFB?

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    Re: ID please

    About 100 yards from large pines. Back up to forest.

    Not sure I closed up the hive when I found this to prevent and possible spread as I had just gone through the other hive sitting right beside...
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