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    Re: Laying worker Question????

    What Dave was saying, is you add a frame of brood once a week or twice a week for a few weeks to suppress the laying workers, then you can introduce a queen or they might start queencells on one of...
  2. Re: Ultimate Hive Cover / HAs any one here utilized yet?

    I have 2, I like them. I use an inner cover, moisture seems to be less of an issue with them but not significant. They will blow off easy, so they do get a brick, but I've had standard tops blow...
  3. Re: Hive dead. Performed deadout. Any suggestions as to the cause?

    Once you see yellow jackets coming and going your cluster has been weakened by something. With the spotty brood I would assume some mite or queen issues at some point weakened them and they had a...
  4. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Yeah, but how much of that was from what his father had built in the Russell reputation.
  5. Re: Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    Beekeeper, I've heard that story before.... I never see mites, it's not the issue....... then an inspector comes along and tells them their miteloads are why their bees are struggling.
  6. Re: Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    No mites??? It really sounds like mites.
  7. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    they can't cover or close that stall up with the sawdust in it?
  8. Re: difference between wedge top and groove top divided frames?

    KGB hit it... I would go with wedge top, you can use them with foundation or starter strips etc... Also, if you don't have wedge top, just melt some bees wax and fill the groove in the top bar,...
  9. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    Bleach is sodium hypochlorite, degrades to sodium cloride once oxidized. I find it interesting the discussion turned to fermentation so quickly, I think that's taking it a bit far for most...
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    Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    If it's taste testing I'll PM you my address.
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    I'll reverse if I catch them at the right time. If they don't move down by themselves and it's later in the season I'll just checkerboard them but sometimes you'll catch them right when the queen is...
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    Re: package vrs nuc's

    I have a feeling a lot of nucs came from packages too...
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    Re: Foundationless honey supers

    You can pre wire or monofilament the frames w/o issue to help support them.
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Olivarez has some good bees so I don't understand this approach
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    Re: Is this Deformed Wing Virus?

    No, deformed wings is basically no wings, they're so badly shriveled or mis-shapen.
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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    With our weather my lime tree started blooming a couple weeks ago, I just shook my head, nothing set of course....
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    Re: From Post to Hive. Is There a Gentler Way?

    Some people just put the package on top of the hive and let the bees move in naturally, but if they're all balled up on the queen, they really have no motivation to move, but if you grab the queen...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    What are you smoking today? what outlet stores are you talking about. Typically you order in advance and pick up when they're ready or have been received from the producer and you have a small...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I've bought queens from Honey-4-All. Produced 3 mediums and 1 deep of honey for me last year, going into 3rd season strong this year, horrible queens, and even worse when he puts them in a package...
  20. Re: Pollen substitute when real pollen available (in California)?

    I see them as well JW, just never had them infest a patty, I'm more likely to get a couple wax moth's in the patty than see SHB. I saw about 7 this year, mostly in Elk Grove.
  21. Re: Pollen substitute when real pollen available (in California)?

    Beesohappy, do you see Hive beetles in the Stockton area.... I see a few here and there, never enough to think twice about them though.
  22. Re: Pollen substitute when real pollen available (in California)?

    How big are your clusters right now?
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    Re: pollen subatute question

    Soy flour provides a better amino acid content probably.
  24. Thread: squarepeg 2015

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    Re: cluster sizes and locations in stack

    If it fits your management style there's nothing wrong with it, but it's not ideal during dearth's or where there's a lot of other bees around (like here). Honestly, it fits better with a hobbyist...
  25. Thread: squarepeg 2015

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    Re: cluster sizes and locations in stack

    2-3 frames is a small cluster but viable, but it's getting close to that cusp. Their saving grace is that 2-3 frames of bees can raise 1-2 frames of brood and quickly double in size. I only ask...
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