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    Re: Suddenly High Varoa Count

    I use olive oil on my sticky board and find as many ants as mites. After this year my sticky-boards will be retired. I intend to switch to an alcohol shake. When the OAV treatment was done, my...
  2. Re: today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    They don't open until 9:00 and the lids with jars costs $26 but it seems to be a better alternative than making a shaker out of starbucks cups.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    This is my favorite thread. He deserves the prize, but it will probably be a dead queen.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I bet they are sweet. Maybe some ginger and cinnamon would be good.
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    Re: Follower boards to reduce 10 frame hive

    The speaker at our bee club meeting last night had a queen castle with division boards. The castle was a deep box with 1/8" grooves in the end pieces for the division boards to slide into.
  6. Re: today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    I have been wondering the same thing. Does anyone have posted instructions for making one?
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    Re: 40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    Thank you.
  8. Re: Will bee roll test work with window screen rather than #8 Hardware cloth?

    Most window screen is #8 hardware cloth. some of it is plastic, so make sure it can stand up to the alcohol if that is what you are using. Also make sure the holes are big enough (1/8") for the...
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    I'm in Charlotte. We are like Atlanta but you always get it 4 hours earlier. A nuc is a starter for a hive that will in the spring hopefully grow into a double deep. This time of year if we have a...
  10. Re: Can't tell a book by lookin' at the cover

    It did attract robbers a couple of times, but then I started feeding right before sundown and have not had further problems. I have a very small entrance on that hive so the robbers went from the...
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    Re: Can you use Polyester in smokers?

    Not sure about the noxious vapors, but polyester melts before it burns. That would gum up your smoker. It also holds the cotton together so that it burns hotter. Probably too hot for the bees. ...
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    Re: Versatex for hive components

    Could you post a picture of that please.
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    Re: A good package is hard to find...

    For what it is worth. (probably not much)

    I bought 2 nucs last year. Neither made it through the Winter, but I think that was Beek error.

    I bought 1 complete hive (2 deeps) and 1 nuc this...
  14. Re: Can't tell a book by lookin' at the cover

    It is hard to tell right now. I am 2 treatments in to oxalic vaporization. The levels were high before I started. I also saw one or two hive beetles when I changed out the feeder about a week ago....
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    That is slicker than boiled okra. Can't wait to try it this spring,
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    Re: whats going on here?

    That could be from the period of broodlessness and a rush on the part of the mites to find a place to lay their eggs. The larvae will probably not support that many mites and the mites and the...
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    Re: whats going on here?

    Larvae do not look twisted to me. I think the hive is just weak. Could well be mites. Check some other frames too. Could be stress from wax moths or hive beetles exacerbating the situation.
  18. Can't tell a book by lookin' at the cover

    ...and you can't tell the strength of a hive by entrance activity.

    I had to change the bottom board on what I thought was a very strong hive yesterday. I took the opportunity to look at 2...
  19. Re: The gentle honeybee population is nearing the endangered list. The honeybee's

    I was fortunate enough that an exterminator called me when he was called about a swarm of bees. I got the bees...He got the fees. a win-win solution.
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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    Could that be a lesser wax moth?
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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    By the time you notice a problem it may be too late to monitor.
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    At least in the southern cone of S.America one would have to use the African Bees. Not much fun.
  23. Re: Electrical help: Using car battery charger as power supply for OAV.

    I am not using the charger in a vehicle. I am only using it for my vaporizer.
  24. Re: Does losts of Pollen being hauled in mean Brood and Queenright?

    Ferment pollen?
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    Re: Mild Alarm Brought Me Here

    Beesource is addictive as well. I started bee keeping to help my garden. Now I have 4 hives and long-range plans to go to 50.
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