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    Re: Slatted Racks.......

    I would think that a strong hive will use this extra space to extend bottom combs. Did that ever happen?
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    Re: mite drop results

    When I count mites I count all the mites on the board. I found that just counting mites in one square and multiplying by the number of squares give erroneous results. The reason is that bees are not...
  3. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

    by WillH
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    As I understand it, the reason for using divided 10 frame deep (rather than separate boxes) is to have 2 colonies side by side so they can share heat. Putting a 1.5 thick divider will reduce effect...
  4. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    I am assuming they are as described here:

    From Betterbee

    The bottom deep is divided using 3/4" divider. Top has two boxes so there are two 3/4" dividers. Doesn't that make top boxes narrower...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    I got Italians first as they came in packages. . I love Italians. They produce a lot of honey as they normally have a large number of foragers. Their problem is that they never stop producing brood...
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    A Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kydE9PW0H8
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Yes I sampled from brood nest both times, very similar frames with capped and uncapped brood. I agree 8% is not acceptable. Hive looks healthy with good stores but don't know if there are any viral...
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Jim I agree. There was some benefit. Without treatment the situation would have been a lot worse. I saw a lot of dead mites at the start of the treatment falling through the screen. After first...
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    The strips were there more than 30 days. The recommendation is to have one batch of strips for 30 days. I had 2 batches
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Thank you Clyde. Yes I am glad I caught the problem. For a moment I thought that there is no need to take a mite count after treatment with Hopguard 2. I was expecting a number closer to zero. I am...
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    Re: Hopguard 2 did not work

    Andrew, I don't think 5% infestation is extremely high. I had hives with higher infestations and make it with Apiguard and Apivar treatments. I still want to save all 3 hives. I seriously doubt the...
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    Hopguard 2 did not work

    On August 25th I treated 3 of my hives with Hopguard 2. All hives are double deeps, so I put 2 trips per box, 4 per hive. Although instructions say to leave strips for 30 days their research says...
  13. Thread: 1:1 vs 2:1

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    Re: 1:1 vs 2:1

    In my experience, when you feed sugar whether in 1:1 or 2:1 or whatever the ratio, if the temperatures allow it, will prompt the queen to start laying and sometimes bees to start drawing wax. The...
  14. The Head-scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees - NYT Article

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/us/the-head-scratching-case-of-the-vanishing-bees.html
  15. Thread: Deep Maintenace

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    Re: Deep Maintenace

    I never clean hive bodies. As long as there are bees they keep them clean. I never rotate hive bodies either. Bees occupy different parts of the hive depending on the season. In early spring you will...
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    Re: Tax Numbers and accouting

    You might also find the following helpful:
    A guide to sales tax in New York State
    http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/sales/pub750.pdf
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    Re: 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    Thanks for pointing out. I missed the "medium" part. I am not interested in medium nucs. Difficult to keep them from swarming.
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    Re: 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    Thank you for posting this. I don't see how numbers in your plan to cut 5 boxes agree to numbers in Bushkill Farms website. For example number 5 on your plan calls for a 7 1/4" x 19 1/8" piece. I can...
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    Weighing hives using a Shop Crane

    I wanted to get an accurate weight of the hives before start feeding. So I used my shop crane to lift the hives and slide a scale under and get the actual weight. I am going to be feeding this hive...
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    Re: Amazing Plant for Bee Stings

    Before any one use this treatment please read this:

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/scientists_use_genome_sequencing_to_prove_herbal_remedy_causes_upper_urinary_tract_cancers
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Thank you Ray, I did that but does not solve the problem.
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Thanks plcnut. I cleared the cache but the problem is not fixed. On home page over the "Recent Forum Threads" there is a document that start as follows:

    "Dallas only 5000 people will be randomly...
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    I am using a Droid phone, don' t know what kind of browser it has.
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    Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    When I go to Beesource.com on my cell phone I see some text written over making actual text masked. Does anyone have this problem?
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    Re: double screen board

    When I treat for mites I see hundreds running around on SBB. If they are dead how are they running around?
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