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    Re: Beetle Identification

    Hey Jeff...Richard from the "other" site here...You're looking at a member of the Silphidae Family, also known as Carrion Beetles.

    NOT small hive beetles and not a pest of your hives.

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  2. Re: 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    at 50% and without any followup treatment...they'll need bees come spring
  3. Re: Will Paradichlorobenzene kill SHB or any larvae in stored comb?

    BT is specific to Lepidoptera
  4. Re: Will Paradichlorobenzene kill SHB or any larvae in stored comb?

    If the combs are sealed properly...It should....
  5. Thread: Chalkbrood

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    Re: Chalkbrood

    Fumigate with Formic acid and watch what happens...
  6. Re: 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    and you can get formic acid here

    http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=Formic+acid
  7. Re: 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    I've modified the "vaporizer. It's built to dimensions without the inner workings. I staple two cellulose sponges off center and pour a 60 mil of 65% solution to each with a splash of...
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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus

    Since you're going to treat the discussion of whether or not too is moot...That said, if six of seven drone pupae had mites AND you're seeing DWV bees walking around, that hive IMO is in big trouble....
  9. Thread: fumagilin-B

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    Re: fumagilin-B

    Yup...One rounded teaspoon
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    Re: Duragilt foundation

    Oh they'll touch it alright...and make beautiful drone and burr comb
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    Re: Duragilt foundation

    Indeed it is
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    Re: Deformed or missing wings?

    How so?
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    Re: You might bee a beekeeper if ?

    Touche!
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    Re: You might bee a beekeeper if ?

    You might be a beekeeper if...

    There's more dead bees in your car then live ones in your flower garden.
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    Re: Help for extremely new newbee

    Yeah...There's nothing wrong with that queen..The brood nest seems to be well organized and the queen has laid as far out as the bees can cover...

    It's just a small cluster...Sometimes that's the...
  16. Thread: Pollen Patties

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    Re: Pollen Patties

    That's what it means...Bees convert pollen into royal jelly and if pollen stores are low, larvae are fed just enough...when stores are abundant, larvae almost drown in the stuff.

    Another...
  17. Thread: Pollen Patties

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    Re: Pollen Patties

    If the youngest larvae are literally swimming in a pool of white jelly, your bees have all the pollen they need.
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    Re: Please help interpret my stick board

    # = number of mites.

    It means coppermouse, that you prolly already have a high mite load and need to find a way to knock the number of down...and soon.

    There are lots of available treatments...
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    Re: Please help interpret my stick board

    I see a bunch of mites...along with normal hive debris. Personally if you're seeing that many mites (50) over three days at this time of year...Yup...you'll soon have more mites than the colony...
  20. Thread: Taktic

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    Re: Taktic

    "Tactik®also was four times as toxic to
    brood as was straight Amitraz."

    That's because of the solvent used...Straight chain hydrocarbon solvents are a real killer
  21. Thread: Taktic

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    Re: Taktic

    Lethal Dose to kill 50% (LD50) - Rats: 523-800mg/kg (oral); >1600mg/kg (dermal)

    hmmm....Seems Alcohol is more deadly to rats than Amitraz....
  22. Re: Back at it again after 25 years (with my daughter this time)

    Nothing wrong with just being a lurker....
  23. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Re: Dead Hive

    I see a hive where the cluster (small from your own admission) got separated from the honey and starved. There are lots of dead bees with bits of wax on top which tells me the remainingbees...
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    Re: when do you switch out your queens?

    I swap mine when they begin to fail, or going into their third winter.
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    Re: What is this bug

    You have two different "bugs"

    The beetles are from the Silphidae family...and the ones in the clay are a wasp...Mud Daubers to be exact..

    In short...not to worry...not pests of bees
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