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    I am sorry about the delay, but we clearly picked...

    I am sorry about the delay, but we clearly picked the wrong
    company to bottle the 8oz bottles of product, and they took
    from July until late October to ship to the dealers.

    We will not make...
  2. Thread: ccd

    by Jim Fischer
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    > Cape bees are not a likely source of the...

    > Cape bees are not a likely source of the problem.

    Agreed. Cape Bees are such a problem, everyone would have noticed
    their beachhead and establishment here. Cape Bees are one of the
    big...
  3. Perhaps because the dead bee's last request was...

    Perhaps because the dead bee's last request was to be dropped at
    the foot of the old cottonwood tree? :)

    Seriously, undertaker bees will take dead bees a distance from the
    hive, and that's a...
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    Performance not terrible, but why are you still...

    Performance not terrible, but why are you still running Apache 2.0.63??
    Current version is like 2.2.9.

    Before you get worried about speed, I'd look at upgrading Apache.
    Could be lots of little...
  5. You don't repel bees from a large area like a...

    You don't repel bees from a large area like a deck, you attract them
    ELSEWHERE! :)

    Another approach might be to use fences to block bee flight near the hives, and get them to fly higher from the...
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    I've never heard of any refractometer being "less...

    I've never heard of any refractometer being "less accurate" than another,
    as they work on a simple optical principle.

    Now, many people confusion "accuracy" with "precision", so let me
    make...
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    There's no such thing as "too much feeding" for a...

    There's no such thing as "too much feeding" for a new colony.

    It should be clear that you are not going to get a crop, so I'd
    get a hive-top feeder, and keep it full. Comb-drawing is hard work...
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    I've seen this with every swarm and every removal...

    I've seen this with every swarm and every removal I've hived, including several that I gave away to other beekeepers who wanted a swarm or
    cutout.

    Never had such a high percentage of this.

    How...
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    You'll have to forgive me - there seems to be...

    You'll have to forgive me - there seems to be inconsistent use of
    terms in play - I was sold a compressor and a set of nozzles, and
    told that a set of specific nozzles were "airless".

    Does THAT...
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    > Our flow is long and slow. That's great! ...

    > Our flow is long and slow.

    That's great! Few people are so lucky.

    > I regularly make bigger crops packed into full supers putting them
    > on one by one, than my buddy who puts on a big...
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    > Good refractometer is at least $350.00. I...

    > Good refractometer is at least $350.00.

    I used to own a $350 refractometer, and when it took a one-way
    trip down the basement stairs one day on its way to being carefuly
    put away, I bought one...
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    But why would a flow have come and gone without...

    But why would a flow have come and gone without those supers
    stacked in the garage, each with drawn comb, having been deployed?

    There's a direct connection between how much drawn comb one
    gives...
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    Did Frank's presentation clearly explain if the...

    Did Frank's presentation clearly explain if the controls were fed
    at all?

    Feeding either HBH or fumagillin requires one to feed, and in
    many cases, mild Nosema problems certain can be cured'...
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    The idea here is a very good one, and one that...

    The idea here is a very good one, and one that can keep things like
    foulbrood and Nosema ceranae from spreading within one's
    operation.

    Yes, it is worthwhile to return supers to the hives that...
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    > stencile is plastice but cleaning is a pain ...

    > stencile is plastice but cleaning is a pain would be nice to
    > find latex spray paint

    Latex has been sprayable for years. I use an airless, which
    requires a compressor, of course, and you...
  16. Thread: Nosema

    by Jim Fischer
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    Nosema has always been very hard to detect, so...

    Nosema has always been very hard to detect, so the best approach
    it to send in some sampled bees for screening. Beltsville has
    instructions on how to send in samples here:
    ...
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    Yep, foundation is your friend. Please take...

    Yep, foundation is your friend.

    Please take some photos, as I would love to show them
    to another beekeeper who had the same problem this
    spring. He feels that he did something wrong, when he...
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    Several controlled studies have shown that...

    Several controlled studies have shown that fogging with FGMO
    simply did not provide any sort of adequate level of control
    of mites.

    The inventor of the method himself retreated to a stance where...
  19. I would suggest that others do what I did, and...

    I would suggest that others do what I did, and grab an
    episode or two off a bittorrent site for review, or watch
    the program on TV to get a feel for what they are getting
    themselves into.

    Let...
  20. Here is a faint, but decent example of queen...

    Here is a faint, but decent example of queen piping at
    11 through 17 seconds in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_KihPy-s98&feature=related

    The queens most likely to pipe are...
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    There are other choices... Breeze boards,...

    There are other choices...

    Breeze boards, battery-powered fan-driven fume boards, putting
    a rag soaked with repellent in an unlit smoker, heating a fume board
    with a handheld plumbing torch, I...
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    Odds? You want odds? Like dying from a bee...

    Odds? You want odds?

    Like dying from a bee sting versus other stuff?

    No problem, gotcha covered.

    http://bee-quick.com/reprints/stingdeath.pdf

    Excerpt:
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    No way the imports would be legal without all...

    No way the imports would be legal without all sorts of changes to the
    regs, but they certainly might have shipped bees to researchers in
    the past.
  24. The statement made about the money having strings...

    The statement made about the money having strings attached
    was NOT accurate. Each family is paid $20K in "cash". but
    with taxes to be paid on the money, just for getting into the
    process.

    The...
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    Current status - nearly ready to go.

    Current status - nearly ready to go.
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