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  1. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    Groundhog do a search of the archives. This has been discussed many times. There are pages of the pros and cons.
  2. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    Flower Planter that is a big bunch of bull. Making sugar blocks is a lot more work.
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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    As JRG said. Mite control needs to be put on by the end of August at your latitude. The bees that raise the winter bees need to be healthy. By waiting until late fall your winter bees were...
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    Re: Blue shop towel

    I never really expected any answers to this, but flower planter did fill in the blanks with the link to an old thread.
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    Blue shop towel

    Probably most of us know what this means. Tacktic is often applied this way as well as other brews. How often does Dicofol end up in this mix. It is found in honey samples. How often is this from...
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    Re: Poster Child

    I guess I would be called pro neonic too. Where I live I would not be able to raise bees before neonics. The way they sprayed to control aphids and Colorado Potato Beetle, every 7-10 days with...
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    Re: Elderbarries

    Be careful the ruptured cells in the stems from freezing may also leach the toxin into the juice.
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    Re: Poster Child

    Evolution between a parasite and its host does not always reach and equilibrium. Sometimes the parasite wins. Our mite treatments are very likely selecting for mites with shorter phoretic stages. ...
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    Re: Poster Child

    The companies that sell the crap are bad enough. What amazes me the most are the beekeepers I have talked to, and read posts from that have done very little research into bee keeping and the...
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    Re: Poster Child

    Jim and Dan I think you hit it right on the head. I could not have said it better myself.
  11. Thread: Dee Lusby

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    Re: Dee Lusby

    I too have wondered what happened to Joseph Clemons.
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    Re: treatments are a dead end

    AHB is able to tolerate mites, so are pure strains of Primorky

    Just because they tolerate now does not mean that they will always tolerate. Evolution of resistance goes both ways. The longer I...
  13. Thread: Mite Bombs

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    Re: Mite Bombs

    Even if only 10% survive they still become mite bombs.
  14. Thread: Mite Bombs

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    Re: Mite Bombs

    Johno you missed the point. The swarms are not mite controlled once they escape from the beekeeper.
  15. Thread: Dee Lusby

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    Dee Lusby

    Is Dee Lusby around anymore? It has been ages since I have seen anything about her.
  16. Thread: Mite Bombs

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    Re: Mite Bombs

    Michael how many treatment free queens do you produce and spread around each year?
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    Re: Half dead hive after rainy week

    Cold does not kill healthy bees. If you think your temperatures are too cold for your bees, how do mine survive -21 degrees. That is nucs and full size hives.
    At best powder sugar dusting...
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    Re: Sugar Shake/Roll - Why Does It Work?

    A sugar shake roll for determining mite numbers is slightly better than a 24 hour mite drop. Both are not very accurate. If you do not believe me do a mite drop, then do a sugar roll on the same...
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    When ours wore out we just bought a new bellows.
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    Re: Convert inch to millimeters

    1 3/8 = 1.375 inch = 3.492 5 centimeter
    http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm
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    Re: Try and intervene?

    failed to keep up with the hive population when the older summer
    bees died away. This is very typical of the carni specie.

    Beepro this statement is absolutely false.
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    Re: Is CCD going away?

    They are not dead from CCD. They are dead from failure to control mites. Of all of the threads, and conversations I have had in the past couple of years none have described the symptoms of CCD. ...
  23. Re: To use or not to use small cell foundation?

    It would cost too much to change it out. My new frames this year are not small cell. When I got started I fell for the treatment free small cell theory.
  24. Re: To use or not to use small cell foundation?

    I have used it for 8 seasons, and I have treated every hive every year.
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    Re: Winter weather, what's winter?

    It was -17 last night at 8:00 PM. Our low this morning was -21, but we are warming up. Tomorrow our low is supposed to be near zero.
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