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  1. Thread: Invert sugar?

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    Re: Invert sugar?

    I was looking for the source of the info that cream of tartar injures bees. I have also seen recommendations that one can use vinegar as the acid as well. Is inverted sugar syrup really easier for...
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    Re: Varroa & Resistance

    What do you thoughtful guys think of Larry Connor's article in ABJ challenging clubs to make a concerted effort at breeding for mite/disease resistance?
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    kelly K-9 2 frame extractor

    Just bought this yesterday. Big SS tank, hand crank. Anybody use one of these?
  4. Thread: Easy bee-vac

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    I'd like to see some pics!

    I'd like to see some pics!
  5. Thread: 9 vs 10 Frames

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    I like 9 frame in the brood boxes and 9 in the...

    I like 9 frame in the brood boxes and 9 in the supers. Walt Wright wrote that the jog bees suffer having to negotiate 10 below to 9 above became a traffic bottleneck. The bees seem to winter on it...
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    MOuntain camp method?

    OK, what's that?
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    fondant has potassium sorbate-is that bad?

    Need some advice from experienced fondant users. I bought a big tub today and noticed when I got it home that it contains sorbate as a stabilizer. Is that a bad thing to feed bees?
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    Mike, Thanks for the info! Maybe Mr. Bush is...

    Mike,
    Thanks for the info! Maybe Mr. Bush is wrong about the extra space re: clustering. High mite count for 3 deeps is logical given more bees. I had problems with apiguard last year, caused a...
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    wintering on 3 -9 frame deeps

    After reading Walt Wright's article on using 9 frames for all the boxes, and finding 9 frame deeps way easier to inspect, we put put a deep full of plastic foundation on 3 colonies. Sure enough they...
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    My wife and I did a farmer's market for the first...

    My wife and I did a farmer's market for the first time last year. When the missus said we were going to sell for $6# and $5/12oz I thought she was nuts, but it sold briskly. Observation hive really...
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    Thanks for the info. It was unnerving to see...

    Thanks for the info. It was unnerving to see this happen, but as you point out the bees usually recover from our "help"! An HB is a deep hive body. I use the scoop and spatula.
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    apiguard killing brood?

    I've used apiguard for a couple years successfully. About 10 days ago, I dosed a 3 HB colony with the usual 2 HB amount. I left a piece of cardboard under the SBB and when I checked it today I...
  13. Thread: Apiguard

    by steffes
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    apiguard killing brood?

    I have used apiguard successfully for a couple years. About 10 days ago I dosed a 3 hive body colony with the usual 2 hb dose. the weather has been in the mid 80s F since then. I had left a...
  14. consequences of leaving a super on overwinter

    After the failure of the fall flow in Western PA in '06, I left supers with uncapped honey on my 2 deep colonies lst fall so I would have less to worry about them starving. I have been told that the...
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