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    Moisture Question

    My paying job is as a controls technician; HVAC building controls. I need to control humidity and a chart is helpful. For example, if the air handling unit is bringing in 55 deg air at 100% humidity...
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    Re: Honey Glut

    Note that the China honey is adulterated having rice syrup mixed in it.
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    Re: How is the best way to spot the queen?

    I don't look specifically for the queen. I scan for movement. She moves differently on the frame than the other bees. This suggestion comes from looking at a lot of frames in a lot of hives over a...
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    Re: lega uncapper [Review]

    Here's my experience with the Lega. Your comments sum it up well. And you hit the positive things about this equipment.

    Here are the items which I believe need improvement.

    1-It looks like you...
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    Re: lega uncapper

    My bill of lading said it was 116 lbs for shipping. No way.
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    Re: They are all dead...

    I'll throw in here. We started in 2006. We tried going treatment free. We lost at least 50% of our hives the three years. Not a good business plan to get to 100 hives. We began using oxalic acid...
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    Re: Outyard agreement

    Probably the best post I've read on the subject. We're up front with our agreement. It is done with a handshake. Sometimes people forget. "Oh, I thought I could have as much honey as I wanted." Uh,...
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    Sdeliner in Central Indiana

    Any sideliner in central IN use the Maxant or Brushy Mountain uncapper? I'd like to come visit and see it in action. Give me PM.
  9. Re: Too late to treat for mites? (North Texas)

    You could you oxalic acid vapor treatment anytime according to Randy Oliver, if I recall correctly.
  10. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    Really should not be that big of a deal. If you treated late/early when there's little or no brood studies say you are good for the year. Besides, as with any mite treatment you'd have to treat three...
  11. Re: State of the Bees - Marla Spivak , April 2014

    It is a cruel game. Have a Ph.D. brother-in-law who has done some great research (not in bees). Couldn't get published. Was very puzzled. That is until he made the right 'connection' who told him he...
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    Re: Newbee from Southern Indiana

    The Indiana State Beekeepers Association has a full day school specifically geared to new beekeepers. I'd highly recommend it.

    http://indianastatebeekeepers.org/wordpress1/beekeeping-school/
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  13. Move hives: What's the lowest safe temp?

    Saw this on another thread:

    "Moving hives during the winter often times causes the balling of the queen, depending very much upon how much the bees are jarred during the trip."

    Would like to...
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    Kokomo Indiana

    Free bees at 713 s. Brandon st. Kokomo Indiana. Abandoned house has wall full of bees. Must go quickly. I was told they were going to exterminated. Pm me and I'll send contact info.
  15. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Mark,

    I believe OA has been approved for and used in Canada and Europe for quite some time (and they are more strict with pesticides, et. al. that the USA is). On the outside chance you might...
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    Re: Reaction to bee sting?

    This is nothing to fool with or second guess. Yes, you can really die from one bee sting. Get to an allergist and get tested.

    I've been to the hospital three times. Once it was from a reaction...
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    Re: "Bring Out Your Dead !"

    Yes, it is typical behavior. Hives have caretaker bees. But just like us, some keep the house cleaner than others.
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    Re: swarm sound detector

    Might there not be some app out there which will enable you to use your phone?
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    Re: Buying Equipment online

    Why not try to get connected with other local beekeepers in Spain? I am sure they'll have local sources and the help and advice which comes with a local supplier.
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    Re: Surprised by dead hive

    Not starvation. Still had a candy board on. A little honey left, too.

    Found it odd to have dead bees with pollen on their legs.
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    Surprised by dead hive

    A couple weeks ago here in Indiana it was in the upper 70s on the weekend. Did brief inspections of the home yard. Had a hive which had 6 good frames of bees, three plus frames of brood. Pretty...
  22. Re: Buying established hive, what to look for?

    My experience has been that if he has treated for other than mites and you don't continue the same, the hive has a high likelihood of dying.
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    Re: I seen varroa mites!!! HELP

    Suggest reading Randy Oliver's article on the use of oxalic acid, scientificbeekeeping.com
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    Hands-on Beekeeping Clinic

    Indiana State Beekeepers Association is sponsoring and Dr. Greg Hunt is hosting a hands-on beekeeping clinic. It will be held on June 21 at the Purdue University bee yards. Visit www.hoosierbuzz.com...
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    Re: Hello from Indiana Brand new, newbee

    Get involved with a club. It will be a tremendous source of help. Also, the Indiana State Beekeepers are sponsoring a "Hands-on Beekeeping" day at the Purdue bee yards on June 21. Check...
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