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  1. Re: 1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?

    Pearl do you have a mentor you can call? If you belong to one of the clubs there are plenty of people who can help. Last week towards the end of the week we had below freezing temps overnight so...
  2. Thread: Mites Beware

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    Re: Mites Beware

    Sterilization through heat interesting. Bet the frozen pea sellers won't be happy :D. Imagine if it works and everyone put one in their hives it could effectively erase the mite.
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    Re: Freeze warning question

    SBB hasn't helped solve the mite problem for me either but during hot spells they do keep the hive cooler with less bearding and less humidity that I do know.
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    For what some people charge for a nuc I can honestly say throwing a queen in a box with 5 frames and bees in April and selling them in May because she's been accepted and laying is not a nuc. I can...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    Wearing a ring in my profession can easily help with finger removal. Don't wear any ...never will ...like having five digits easier to work bees with.
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    Should have you used your tongue..I double dog dare you :D
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    Re: I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?

    Maxant...look no further
  8. Re: Italian or Carnolian Queen for New Beekeepers

    If you go with Carnie's and they are near Italians you have to be vigilant against robbing in the Fall. The smaller population has to work harder to defend itself.
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    Re: Bee Bee Trees from OdFrank

    Recently ordered trees from Oliver. Shipped quickly and got more than I ordered a complete bargain for me! Thanks Oliver!
  10. Thread: Is it worth it

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    Re: Is it worth it

    Have you taken advantage of bee school? When you move you can take them with you just like bees to almonds in CA.
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    So what you are saying is simplification is the key. As a person who makes his living with his hands I can say matter of factly that simplification is the key. Trying to overcomplicate things...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Happy Birthday MP here's to another great bee year for you!
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    Re: I need pics of pets near hives

    My old redbone coonhound used to sleep next to the hives (crazy to see) they never bothered him but my Jack Russell terror they would attack viciously. Sorry I don't have any pics as we had to put...
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    Re: Only 2 Manufacturers of Wax Foundation in US?

    Miller gets it from Kelley
  15. Thread: Pesticide

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    Re: Pesticide

    Move your bees
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    Re: NE Blizzard top entrance question

    Did you block the entrances with all the insulation board?
  17. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    Better yet when was the last time he inspected the hive fully. Timelines mean everything there is no way to assign a percentage to variables what you need is remove them from the equation. Small...
  18. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    SNL it's seems to be an easy out to blame mites some just do it to be the first to post it(I know it's not you). If you read the thread on adding minerals/vitamins to winter feed it does add depth...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I would think there are enough scientists/chemists on the forum that could actually come up with a quick recipe of minerals/vitamins to mirror the same in honey to weight vs say fondant weight for...
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    Re: bees just died

    Did he check to see if they were queenless? Why mites? Too many here always blame mites and mite loads what about nosema? Was it wax moths ... did a predator bother them too much ... nope just mites...
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    Re: Was your first car a Ferrari?

    Ha proven again you have learned about value and there is nothing like a Ford truck once you've driven a Chevy :thumbsup:
  22. Thread: OA petition

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    Re: OA petition

    Hardware store
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I am surprised no one on Beesource has actually fed colony X with vitamins in the feed vs colony Y without for comparison yet. Given natural bee food sources provide vitamins and minerals would it...
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    Wonder who passed that law on the books :rolleyes:
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    Re: Winter clusters already in upper body?

    Start feeding if you haven't. It has been extremly warm in the Northeast and they have been flying most of the month given the lastest temps in the 50's and 60's in just the last week. I started...
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