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    Re: Propane powered fogger to control mites?

    Groundhwg:

    First thing you need to do is decide your core philosophy. Do you believe you can poison a little insect that is attached to a bigger insect without hurting the bigger insect? Or do you...
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    Re: Odd commercial route

    << The only person I know of in Alabama that shipped bees to almonds was Ted Kretschman.>

    Ted stopped saying that he spent his time and profit cleaning up the mess that came back and it wasnt...
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    Re: Dimensions crucial for telescoping cover?

    Just SWAGging this it would seem the more flush the cover fits to the hive body or super it sits on the more resistant to wind it is
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    Re: treatment free member listing

    Shelby County, Al
    Local mutts, Allogroomers
  5. Re: Anyone see the artical about the mite killing bees being developed

    Kilocharlie:

    <<I was trying to combine this with the AHB traits of workers being born in 19 days instead of 21 days>>

    Emerging on the 19th day is not an AHB trait. It is a small cell trait. AHB...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    i use a dusting of DE. Anything beyond 1/16" is a waste.
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    <<< Is this okay to use with the bees? >>>>

    I have a debris drawer underneath a screened bottom board. The screen separates the bees from the DE.
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    Any feed and seed has DE. They feed it to chickens. Tractor supply has a 10 pound or 20 pound bag. Lasts forever.
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    <<Would it help to place my hives on a concrete pad, ???>>>

    Go to Youtube, National Honey Show, Dr Jamie Ellis on SHB, The part where the SHB larvae is escaping from his 2nd floor office.

    oil...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Had to add a hive body to the 5 frame nuc yesterday. The brood up from the extra warm Nov and Dec packed the hive body. It's the last week in January and I was worrying they may swarm this weekend...
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    Re: Just starting near Ozark, AL

    Groundhog:

    Here are the County Associations.

    http://www.k4vb.com/Regional%20Associations/Reg%20bkpng%20assoc%20map%20page%20v12.htm

    The one in Wetumpka is more small/natural cell oriented.
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    Re: Bee Keeping and state laws

    For those wth questions about state laws

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?279398-State-by-State-Bee-Laws
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    Re: Rip van Winkle?

    My vague memory of the 1980's was that tracheal mites were going to destroy the world. Then they discovered menthol strips.

    Is it that there are more disease and pests or there are more avenues of...
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    Re: How do you wire a frame?

    <<3. Use vertical wired foundation with cross wires >>

    1.25" wooden deep Mann Lake wedge tops with split bottom. 4.9mm Dadant vertical wired on most of the brood nest. Brass eyelets. The middle...
  15. Re: How cold before you need to close up bottom of hive?

    << I'd like to change it to the right place if someone knows how to do it and can tell me how. Andy >>

    Email Barry and he will change your listed location.

    I doubt anyone outside this state...
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    Re: Propolis Traps?

    Does anyone want to share a price they charge?
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    Re: Newbee questions from KY

    There is a difference in small cell and natural cell. Dee Lusby drew a map that i saw several years ago but dont remember where. The main point was the further north you went and the higher the...
  18. Re: On the discovery of the gender of drones and honey bees...

    I am not positive but believe Francis Huber's wife was a gifted dissecter and discovered that the workers were female. There is a copy of Huber's New Observations online if you want to read about his...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Peg, you are 80 to 90 miles north of me. Suggest you take a look inside your hives and not the dead one. It got into the low 60's today so I took a look because of the warm Nov and Dec to check the...
  20. Re: Shimming between hive bodies for mite control

    Bjorn:

    Drone frames are how I control mites. Here is some practical advice.

    My colonies are 11 frame double deeps. Our last frost comes between mid March and mid April. Spring here is the time...
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    Re: Wax Moths and Cold Weather

    Ravenseye, if this is considered a hijack, please start another thread.

    Just to be perfectly clear in my mind, you can spray BT on honey comb and store in 60*F basements with no wax worm damage?...
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    Re: Split Bottom Frames: What's the Point?

    Like you said. It helps keep the foundation flatter. I have run both and went back to split bottoms. My SHB problem is equal to or worse than yours.
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    There are three thicknesses of Harbor Freight gloves. I am not sure what the thicknesses are. Maybe 3mm, 5 mm and 9mm. The bees can sting through the thinnest and the thickest. The bees rarely will...
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    Re: How to prepare for brood

    .....what happens if she starts laying?.........

    Mine started to lay around approx Christmas last year. It was cold too. Had emerging cap crumbs in the debris pan mid Jan.
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    Re: Ethical feeding for non beekeeper question

    There have been numerous articles written that you should not feed your bees honey from any sources other than your own due to the possibility of AFB. What could be the consequences of open feeding...
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