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  1. Thread: russian bees

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    Re: russian bees

    I have two hives with Russian hybrids and one is a split from the other. The first one overwintered from 2014. Our weather here was great this spring but the main flow was so early that by the time...
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    Re: Selling Your Honey

    I sell in 4oz, pint and quart mason jars. Pints sell the most and the 4oz work great for folks that just want a small sample. They almost always come back for more. Other than friends and the people...
  3. Re: Yes you can buy a gallon bucket of Goldenrod at Home Depo, $5, get planting!

    Here in the Seattle area we have the same thing with blackberries. If you go to the home improvement stores in spring there are lots of blackberries for sale. I spend at least 25 hours a year cutting...
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    As Dave said Terramycin. The drug is also known as oxytetracycline
  5. Re: Ventilation issue after reducing entrance for Robbing

    Missbee, I do like Rusty does and use a screen to prevent robbing. I take a piece of screen and fold it to 90 degrees and place it in front of the entrance leaving a 1/2 to 1 inch opening. I also put...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    For me, the cost of MAQS was even higher. The unused product did not survive in a usable form over one year and putting it in the freezer for storage is not an option at my house. So instead of 10...
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    Re: OAV a virgin queen?

    What you are missing is this, Drones have the longest period capped. They are capped on day 10 and emerge on day 24 (give or take a day on each end) and are thus capped for 14 days. If you vaporize...
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    Re: OAV a virgin queen?

    I believe it would not be a good time to treat. It is a critical time in the hive and any disruption to the hive can be a disaster to a new queen. I would wait.
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    Re: 200 MICRON Filter

    I use the paint strainer bags only for honey that will be for personal consumption. I would not want to lie to any potential customer and claim that a paint straining bag is what was used. It makes...
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    Re: might be a mite?

    The fan is definitely not needed. Once the OA vaporizes, you can really hear the bees fanning their wings and moving it through the hive.
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    Re: mite med Questions

    Mariah, I have used just about every method out there in the last 5 years including Hopguard, MAQS, OAV, and amitraz strips (Apivar). I find MAQS effective but opening the package alone practically...
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    Yellow jackets and hive entrance height

    I have 3 hive setups, Langs with bottom entrances, langs with top entrances and top bar hives on stands about three feet off the ground. The last two years I have noticed that the yellow jackets seem...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    Soarwitheagles, I bought the Varrocleaner last year and just finished this year's 3 summer treatments on 9 hives. I am very satisfied! The vaporizer will pay for itself in 2 years and the return on...
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    Re: How would you harvest honey if you were me?

    I would not worry about the lost comb and crush and strain. It is easy, fairly quick and kind of fun! Instructions on how to do it can be found at: http://www.bushfarms.com/beesharvest.htm With...
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    Re: OAV vs Dribble? Whats your choice?

    I use OAV because most of my hives are top bar hives and I don't believe OAD should be used 3 times in August when OAV can. In winter I can see how useful and quick the 1 time application can be....
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    Re: Queen stop laying

    Everything I have read about Russians says the really slow down their egg laying if there is no nectar or no pollen. Since you mention both dearth and Russians, that would be my guess.
  17. Thread: How long?

    by dudelt
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    Re: How long?

    Put the new queens immediately and leave them alone for 2 weeks. See this thread for excellent instructions on re-queening / queen introduction....
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    In this area we really don't have to worry about the cold but the unending winter rains cause all kinds of moisture problems. Two deeps or three mediums are plenty of stores but I add a sugar block...
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    Re: What Are You Using for Bait In Wasp Traps

    Per recommendations I have seen here, I have been using turkey lunch meat. It works great.
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    Re: Just Another LL Langstroth Post

    The best answer I can come up with expands on dsegrest's response. Yes you want diverse genetic material but you have to avoid mating with your own offspring. The queen flies farther from the hive...
  21. Re: Need help finding article on treating for varroa

    After several years of testing, always with the same results in the same months, I treat on a schedule without testing any more. I do have 2 hives with screened bottom boards (always closed) that I...
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    Re: Bumblebee vs. Honey Bee

    I would leave the bumblebees alone and not worry too much about how much honey you are losing. Your 1 honeybee hive has over 30,000 bees. The typical bumblebee colony has maybe 150. That is not much...
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    Re: Switch to "warm way"

    You will find the answer here http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?264518-warm-way-vs-cold-way
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    Re: 10K or more black flies--help!

    I like FlowerPlanter's idea. Get out the shop vac (or any other portable vacuum) and vacuum them up. It would be real quick and painless. You may get a few bees in the process but that many and more...
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    Re: queen acceptance problem

    Please read the following thread!
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips
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