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    Re: Is it necessary to get stung?

    I'd say so...

    From the Epipen pamphlet

    Storing the EpiPen Auto-Injector
    EpiPen and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors should be stored in the carrier tube provided at a temperature of...
  2. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Thank you Bill! Yes, your description was exactly how I understood it. And in fact I had used both the dribble method and the vaporizer (using a home made pipe 3x at weekly intervals), and pointed...
  3. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I don't want to take over this thread, but I have one quick question, if I may to those doing multiple vapor treatments. Are you treating with the standard OA dose per frame of bees/deep each time...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I did not ask her that question, but should have. Don't recall reading any temperature range restrictions on the original package instructions.
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Ok, the Manufacturer just called me and we had a nice conversation, but I don't entirely agree with her. Here are the highlights of what she said (and forgive me if my recall isn't so good).

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    Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    What he/she said! I do exactly that and I've done it with double deeps, single deeps, and 5 frame NUCs and have never lost one to starvation or moisture in that configuration (did have to put a...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Jim thanks, to answer your questions. Yes, it was one single deep that was full ten frames of bees. The bottom board picture is the majority of the hive with maybe 10000 (or three pound package size...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Thanks for the sympathy everyone, I appreciate it. I've had my share of winter deadouts, so I am no stranger to hive loss. I've just never experienced such a sudden collapse and at this time of year....
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Not sure this is actually uploading my pictures or not?? I'll try posting it anyways...

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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will keep everyone posted on what I hear from the Manufacturer, WBSA, and Dept of Ag. All I can say to those thinking of using it, be careful. Jim, I think you...
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    Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Wanted to see if anyone else out there has had any issues like I've just experience with applying Hopguard or Hopguard II. Also want to share this so that those thinking of its use will be careful....
  12. Re: Bumblebee attacked one of my bees and carried it off!

    I've seen Bald Faced Hornets pick off my bees and carry them off, but never a bumblebee. Are Bumbles "meat" eaters as in eaters of other insects? BFHornets are black and white, are you sure it wasn't...
  13. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    Like Beedeetee mentioned, this incident is particularly upsetting since we have a Pesticide company so ignorant as to repeat the EXACT same thing (application of neonics to a blooming Linden Tree)...
  14. Re: snelgrove board with a 2 brood box hive???

    Below is a link to an excellent article on using the Snelgrove board and I was able to follow their directions with my two deep brood chambered hives:
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    Re: Is is bad to put on too many supers?

    LeonardS, that wasn't Hilreal speaking there to you you know, lol. That was a quote from George Imirie (a well known beekeeper/writer). And BTW thats how he talks in his writings all the time...does...
  16. Re: Queen Rearing Difficulties - Day 13 Purple Eyed Pupua Stage

    Thank you John, that makes me feel better. That crossed my mind when I was trying to figure out what to do, wouldn't the bees sense that there is something wrong and tear them down? Makes me sick...
  17. Queen Rearing Difficulties - Day 13 Purple Eyed Pupua Stage

    I am on my second attempt this year trying to raise queens. Both attempts have had similar results. I graft, my cells are built out and capped, and on around day 13 to 14 I check them and the queens...
  18. Thread: Used stuff?

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    Re: Used stuff?

    That is not true. Bleach will kill AFB spores if its concentrated enough and is in contact long enough. The problem with bleach is it only kills spores it can reach and I wouldn't put much faith in...
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    Re: Once every blue moon sting reaction?

    I would never tell anyone to Not see a doctor in the OPs case, so dont take the below to be advice to not do so. Dodger, in your case, you most certainly need to see a doctor/allergist, your next...
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    Trapout and Cool Weather Question

    Got a tree with a bee hive in it and the owner wants them gone. They don't want the tree cut at all (one of the biggest beautiful cedars Ive ever seen) so I figure they have two options - kill them...
  21. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    This statement is true for "OA dribble" method. The OP was asking about the Vaporization method which is done 3x each at 7 day intervals to get those mites coming out as the brood hatches.
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    Re: was offered free bee equipment....

    I would quote directly from the bible of AFB, "Elimination of American Foulbrood Disease without the use of Drugs" by Mark Godwin, but I'm not sure if its legal for me to do so. So I'll paraphrase...
  23. Re: Lots of Bees but no brood.. what happend?

    Do you have another hive that you can steal a frame of eggs from? If you don't then Id go with what has been suggested. If you do then put the frame in that hive and if they make queen cells they are...
  24. Re: Protecting the queen while reinforcing weak hive

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the replies. I did the shake half at each Nuc front on a board move. Had completely forgotten that option. took about 15 minutes and they eventually all went in each...
  25. Protecting the queen while reinforcing weak hive

    Forgive me if this has been brought up in the past, but when I do a search all I am seeing is direct releasing queens in regards to packages. My situation is different because I have two over...
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