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    Re: MAQS after day seven

    I also just finished using the MAQS and I didn't know I had as many mites as it turned out. I had done a drop count which showed about 49 in 24 hours. When I looked at the sticky board after seven...
  2. Thread: Pesticide Kill

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    Re: Pesticide Kill

    You mention ranchettes in the area. Here in Indiana sometimes horse and cow operations use fly bait and I am told that bees go for it, It might be worth checking
  3. Thread: mouse guards

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    Re: mouse guards

    I just use a piece of galvinized sheet metal from heating ducts. It's usually 26 gauge and we cut it with tin snips. I cut it the width of the hive and 2 or 3 inches wide. Then cut a notch the size...
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    Re: Fixing Leaking Stainless Tank

    Tig welding is the best way to fix it. You want to weld it using DC straight polarity. Also to do it properly you would need to have a purge of argon gas on the oppisite side from the one your...
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    How Much for winter in NE Indiana

    How much if any honey do some of you leave on the hive for over wintering in North East Indiana? I have four hives and one made enough that I was going to leave a medium super full on that Hive which...
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    Re: moisture in winter

    I was wondering if anyone had ever tried leaving one of these 2 gallon hive top feeders on the hive. The kind that is made of plastic and has the ends perforated for the bees to feed at. I just...
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    Re: Duramycin vs Terramycin

    The label says it's oxytetracycline (I hope I spelled that right) which is the same stuff that terramycin has in it.
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    Duramycin vs Terramycin

    Does anyone know the what the difference between Duramycin and Terramycin is. The lady down at Tractor Supply said that so many pest and parrasites had become immuned to terramycin that they no...
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    Re: Anybody sell pre-candied queen cages?

    I have used marshmellow on the cages that I recieved from Khoenen this fall. It worked but it was difficult and I did loose one of the queens. Maybe I didn't get the marshmellow pushed in far enough...
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    Cut Comb foundation

    I made up two medium frames with a starter strip of thin foundation about 3 days ago and put them in between three drawn and capped frames of honey in a supper. I went out today to check on progress...
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    Where Did My Queen Go

    Yesterday I started to check my hives and found some open queen cells on the bottom of the frames in the upper deep. This is on a hive I started from a package this spring. They are a...
  12. Thread: GM Alfalfa

    by Skybolt
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    GM Alfalfa

    Does anyone know how the new genetic modified alfalfa affects bees? It is suppose to be roundup ready. I was thinking about planting some but unsure if I would need to use the unmodified stuff.
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    Re: Carniolans from Koehnen?

    I bought 3 packages from Koehnen this year and have been very pleased. The queens are big and fat and lay like mad. I had to delay the delivery by a week because of surprise surgery and they were...
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    New Package question

    I seem to have problem. I just installed three packages from Koehnen & sons. The day after I installed them the wind started to blow in the 20s for 2 days straight and still is blowing some. This...
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    Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    Do not park your truck in tall grass after the engine is hot. The catalytic converters will easily set the grass a fire. More than one farmer has looked back from his tractor to see the grass under...
  16. Thread: Swarming Temps

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    Swarming Temps

    I live in Indiana with my one hive. Which i started from a package this year. I thought I was watching them pretty close and they seem to be doing pretty good as they are now on two deeps and the...
  17. Thread: Burr Comb

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    Burr Comb

    This is my first year with Bees and I started with a package. So far everything seems to be going OK. About 3 weeks ago I put on a second deep to give them a little more room as they seemed to be...
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    When to add a drone

    I am new to keeping bees and just started a hive from a package this summer. So far everything seems to be going ok. I am now using a screened BB and am wondering when or even if I should add one of...
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