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    Re: DWV? Need Advice

    Thanks, oldtimer, I am no expert and only wanted to throw ideas that work for me out there...I will keep my info to myself and read posts:shhhh:....HAPPY BEEKEEPING TO YOU ALL!!!
  2. Re: Is this the answer for small hive beetles?

    No bait. My experience has been that the bees will naturally try and corral the SHB in corners of the inner cover, instead with my "cheapo" traps, they corral the SHB in the corrugated plastic sign...
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    Re: DWV? Need Advice

    By no means am I trying to "make" better bees. And to Michael's point, I am only using natural convection to "help" the bees and the hive interior stay cooler and drier. I have found that my hives...
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    Re: h) Hive design, what type?

    I would recommend to anyone interested in making your own supers is to decide on which size supers you want to deal with and make the joints box cut joints. These box cut joints can be made easily on...
  5. Re: Is this the answer for small hive beetles?

    I think that eliminating SHB will be nearly impossible, but keeping their population down is the best goal. I use 4x4 inch sections of all those annoying political signs as my traps. Just cut the...
  6. Re: Mason Bee harvest report 2010: Four different nesting systems in Seattle

    Nice information!!
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    Re: DWV? Need Advice

    Regarding my statement about commercial beekeepers and the use of the word "massive"....What I was trying to badly say was that with hundreds maybe thousands of hives, commercial beeks need to use...
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    Re: DWV? Need Advice

    My only thought here in reading all these posts is where is the prevention??? We all seem to focus on the cure for these mite issues, but not many seem to speak of the initial prevention of varroa...
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