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    Pollen patty

    You mix the pollen patty mix with sugar syrup to form a patty. You do not put this in the hive as a dry material. If the bees are bringing pollen in they will not eat the pollen patty.
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    Ccd

    Being an inspector I would send whatever samples of bees you have to the University of Pennsyvania or Beltsville and have them tested for CCD. They may have the Isreali virus. Where did you purchase...
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    mixing sugar in a 5 gallon bucket

    It sounds to me like you guys are making a big deal out of how to dissolve 25#'s of sugar in a 5 gallon bucket. I dump 25#'s of sugar in the bucket and add the hottest water out of the tap and stir...
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    Inspections for hives

    Ohio has inspectors for most counties. The cost is $5/apiary. A certificate is granted for healthy and undiseased hives. Inpsections are also completed for any hives being transferred and sold, or...
  5. Thread: CCD question

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    absconding

    If your bees have absconded, take a look out in front of the hive from about two feet to 50-100 feet and see if any bees are laying on the ground. If they are this could be a sign of the Isreali...
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    Hot water from the tap works just fine, stir it...

    Hot water from the tap works just fine, stir it up with a wooden spoon or wooden stick. Dan.
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    Thymol FGMO

    I have used Thymol and FGMO and have found it to work fairly well. I have not used the paper towel soaked with thymol and FGMO but may try it this fall. State inspectors frown on the use of illegal...
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    coating the inside of home made Miller feeders

    Use beeswax to coat the inside. It works good. Dan
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    You can add an empty super underneath the full...

    You can add an empty super underneath the full supers or take it off and extract it. Many poeple just keep adding supers to their hives and than extract all at once. There are generally two honey...
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    Brood boxes for honey

    The brood box for honey supers can weigh about 100 lbs. Not a good idea for lifting. Go with mediums or even shallows for honey supers. Dan.
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    fogging with supers

    I fog with supers on and this does not seem to affect the honey at all. I have not had any after taste or thymol or oil. If the recipe for Dr. pedros's mix is correct than there shouldn't be any...
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    Removing Propolis

    Stack your empty super without frames on top of each other about 3-4 high. Put a few crinkled up sheets of newspaper in the middle of them, Set them on fire. This will lossen the propolis up so you...
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    I had 60% losses. I also had some honey stores in...

    I had 60% losses. I also had some honey stores in mine. Here is what I think happened. It was warm during the days of December and the bees were active. During those days they ate but when Jan. and...
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    Bee vac

    I made one from the orange Home Depot bucket and lid, using a small shop vac from Lowes and built my own cages cheaper than Billy Bob's. Easy to carry.

    I attached the lid/motor assembly right to...
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    Dr. Pedro

    Clinto

    Do you have an email address for Dr. Pedro? I would like to talk to him
  16. I plan on going. I am still waiting her schedule...

    I plan on going. I am still waiting her schedule

    Dan.
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    I don't fog under 60 degrees

    I don't fog under 60 degrees
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    Feed now, it should be a 2:1 ratio if you are...

    Feed now, it should be a 2:1 ratio if you are feeding sugar water. They will still draw comb out and store it. My hives were lite this year and my bees were somewhat lazy but they are bringing...
  19. Thread: mite control

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    You can use Checkmite, Apistan, ApiGaurd,...

    You can use Checkmite, Apistan, ApiGaurd, Api-Life Var in certain states and countries, FGMO/Thymol fog and ropes, Oxalic acid

    Use Integrated Pest Management to control Varroa mites. Using one...
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    If we have an early frost lite hives could be in...

    If we have an early frost lite hives could be in trouble so feeeding now will help to produce stores for winter. Dan.
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    It is lite in the Zanesville area too. I have...

    It is lite in the Zanesville area too. I have been feeding my bees but thought I would hold off a couple of weeks to see if they take more golden rod. Hives have been lite with honey when doing...
  22. I use tanglefoot for birds around the legs of my...

    I use tanglefoot for birds around the legs of my hivestands, keeps ants out. You have to re-apply it after about two months. Dan
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    Good luck KC

    Good luck KC
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    Looks to me like you have a drone laying queen if...

    Looks to me like you have a drone laying queen if you have one, or workers laying eggs.

    Dan
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    Amymcg, Just teasing here but you use your...

    Amymcg,

    Just teasing here but you use your latex gloves for Bj's? HEHEHE
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