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  1. Neonics appears to reduce live bee sperm- Study

    A new study out of the University of Bern in Switzerland found that the common insecticide neonicotinoid reduces the amount of live sperm in drone honey bees by 39 percent.
    This comes on top of a...
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    Re: Plastic foundation

    Nobody sells wax 2-1/2 lbs. for $9, they do have 1 lb. for $9.50 though http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/1-lb-Raw-Settled-Beeswax/productinfo/450/
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Yes, the 60922 would be the best.
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Colony in my WALLS!!! D:

    Dude- Take a picture of the bug so we know what you're dealing with. Note that the bee is fuzzy, and is amber / dark brown striped (not yellow and black).
    Bee...
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    Re: Plastic foundation

    Get a 4" foam roller like this: https://www.amazon.com/Shur-Line-03740-Ultra-Smooth-Surfaces-16-Inch/dp/B000DZFAXE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1469410038&sr=8-6&keywords=foam+paint+roller...
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    Re: BEARS, only a matter of time

    :eek: mother bear with 2 cubs! C'mon. Surely there must be a better way!!
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    That respirator mask is for particulate matter like dust, will not prevent acid gas like oxalic acid. What you need is a good acid gas cartridge and a combination particulate filter helps also. 3M...
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    Re: Any Allergic Beekeepers?

    If you wish to purchase an epinephrine injector and you have insurance get a prescription from your doctor and get your co-pay savings card as bchains says above...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Here: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Organic-Respirator-Assembly-5303/dp/B000GULTRC/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469174767&sr=8-4&keywords=respirator+mask+organic+acid
  10. The behavioral regulation of thirst, water collection and water storage in honey bee

    The behavioral regulation of thirst, water collection and water storage in honey bee colonies.
    Found this article on a study by Seeley, Et al....
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    Re: Plastic foundation

    Foxhound Bee Company sells them also Birmingham, AL
  12. Thread: bee stings

    by dynemd
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    Re: bee stings

    The swelling is probably related to the lymphatic drainage of the area which may or may not be directly from the sting to the center of the chest. As long as it's one patch you're probably ok, if it...
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    Re: picture through the lexan into my hive

    Nice to see what the bees are up to in there. I use lexan inner covers on my langstroth hives and can tell when they get the top box drawn out or how crowded they are getting.
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    Re: OAV under SBB - is it less effective?

    I've always done it below my SBB screen and feel it works well for me. Like e-spice I get a good amount of vapor up out through inner cover vents and cracks. I feel it protects my bees from damage...
  15. Re: Do swarms ever mistakenly pick a site that's already occupied?

    The trap fell down. I've had a swarm land on the front of a regular hive before and I thought maybe an africanized swarm was trying to replace my queen but no fighting ensued. Perhaps they're just...
  16. Thread: Bee suit

    by dynemd
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    Re: Bee suit

    I've got two of the Mann Lake ventilated suit ($119 for 6 more days) I find it to be well made and a great fit/function at a great price. Very cool, like my more expensive ventilated suits. IMHO a...
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    Re: Battery for Oxalic Vapor

    I just bought one of these new high current lithium battery jump starters. Weighs 2.4 lbs. 6.7" X 3.2" X 1.7" 1000 amps peak, will start engines up to 6 liters (360 cubic inches) 20 jumps per...
  18. Re: Is this robber screen working and/or is there something else I can do?

    You can upload videos to youtube and then link in your post.
    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?hl=en
  19. Re: Is this robber screen working and/or is there something else I can do?

    I was thinking the entrance to the hive itself with the guard bees near. The screen looks good like it is.
  20. Re: Is this robber screen working and/or is there something else I can do?

    You didn't put any essential oils/feeding stimulants in the syrup did you? Make sure you use straight sugar syrup. Can you cover the feeder with a brood box or super and a lid? A queenless hive is...
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    Re: How is the best way to spot the queen?

    This section of Michael Bush's website has always served me well through my queen locating struggles http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenspotting.htm
    Especially this part:
    Believe There is a Queen...
  22. Thread: Gloves

    by dynemd
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    Re: Gloves

    I have the same problem mainly on the back of my hand between the thumb and index finger. Some of my meaner hives really concentrate on this area. Maybe thicker cowhide gloves? Iv'e tried many and...
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    Re: roof over hive entrance

    I've had the same problem and watched bees getting wet, cold and then die on my landing boards after rainfalls. I cut some plastic corrugated signage wider than my hive and about 7 inches front to...
  24. Thread: Bee suit

    by dynemd
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    Re: Bee suit

    The Jawadis suit is not ventilated.
    Mann Lake has their ventilated suit on sale for $119 until 7/15. I've got two, very cool and nicely made. Hard to beat at this price IMHO....
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    Re: Another version - frame building jig

    Nice jig! How do you set the side bars up to begin? With the straps loose?
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