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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Or, since the weak hives are disposable, combine them and treat. At least that will give them a fighting chance. For all we know, it's his management methods or lack thereof that are causing the...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Last I checked, mite treatments from a practical standpoint only affect the honey for human consumption, not the honey reserved for bees and pollen, so that's a non-argument. Personally, I consider...
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    Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    I went to all mediums for very practical purposes. They're lighter than deeps, and I can interchange any frames I wish. I can move brood frames up, honey frames down, etc. if all my frames are the...
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    Re: Dead out now what

    That means that they starved. Yes, honey could be 1/2 inch away but if it is too cold they cannot break the cluster to go get it. What I personally do is on top of the cluster frames I set sugar...
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    Re: Dead out now what

    Were there any dead bees with their heads in cells when you opened it up?
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    Well, I went to look at the situation again in more daylight. 1/2 or 3/4 inch 5" wide tongue and groove paneling on the interior will make it difficult to saw the section out and keep it intact. If...
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    Re: SBH in Europe

    While I don't wish SHB on anyone as I HATE HATE HATE seeing them, I have changed my mind over this past year. I used to think my main problem was SHB and have since by observation and the wisdom...
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    I would consider that, and it is a great idea for a winter situation like this, but the exterior shingles are probably asbestos (the new landowner said they were, and I don't have any knowledge to...
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    OT, why do you recommend this? I am reluctant to move comb from my other hives as they won't have a lot of brood at this time anyway. I would replace the cut-out comb (if they hadn't fixed it) as...
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    Thrown Into The Fray!

    I ran across a fellow demolishing an old house this afternoon, and the house has a bee colony in it. Total demolition will occur in probably two weeks. So I have time to do a cutout.

    The only...
  11. Re: Tell us what you want in bee keeping software

    An extensive database for each hive to record observations and inspection results. Also a way to record local bloom dates for all plants that bees frequent, and record temperatures and weather...
  12. Re: Craigslist deal worth it? (New to beekeeping)

    I'd say it is worth investigating. If you are SERIOUS about beekeeping and harvesting honey, then it is a definite bargain if the extractor is any good.
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    Michael, thanks for the details and taking the time to reply. And for posting (or letting the England folks post) those videos. I haven't watched them all yet, but I want to be sustainable with my...
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    Wintering Nucs - Redux

    I watched this past weekend with great interest Michael Palmer's hour-long video on Sustainability that he presented in England (this was on Youtube and I recommend it HIGHLY).

    I figured out how...
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    Re: smoker fuel size

    Shoebox sized, huh? THIS is funny...
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    Re: Accidental Beehive

    Actually set out some syrup for them outside the hive when it was over 60 last weekend. VERY FEW bees availed themselves of it. And I closed up the large hole except for a slit at the bottom that...
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    Re: Unexpected Beehive

    The box itself is about 2' high and about 10" square, with a board sloping down in the front for a top. If I had to guess the volume of comb, it seems to be about 1 cubic gallon (maybe 1/2 cubic...
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    Re: Unexpected Beehive

    It was dusk, so I couldn't tell exactly but the comb at the entrance looked dark. I will tell you a little later. The box is just hung on the fence with a big nail so I may try to lift it to see...
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    Accidental Beehive

    We have our bees out at the lake about 12 miles away. At our house we don't have any hives. At least we didn't think we did.

    About 20 years ago I bought some wood duck nexting boxes and until I...
  20. Re: Open Feed with Sugar Slush Rather than Syrup

    It'll quickly form a hard crust.
  21. Thread: MAQS

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    Re: MAQS

    I have Langstroth hives. Mine didn't disappear after 3-4 weeks. And the paper surrounding them didn't seem to be degrading or evaporating.
  22. Thread: MAQS

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    Re: MAQS

    I used MAQS this year in the cooler (less than 80F) temps and saw a decent mite drop (I didn't count however). The most annoying thing about the strips is that the bees propolized them to the top of...
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    Re: Bee-z Smoker ... Any reviews?

    And if you're a pyro, it's FUN!
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    Ants, now that's another story. I'm seeing more and more, but none inside the hive. Some crawling outside and inside my hive-top feeding area. I'd love to be able to have a 4-legged stand so I...
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    Re: winter feeding

    You can get Ascorbic acid powder on Amazon. It's a vitamine/health food store item, but a search of the local stores didn't turn up pure ascorbic acid - it was always in some mix with other...
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