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    Re: Mite Away Quick Strips and robbing?

    If your colonies are strong enough for MAQS they will not be robbed. Here's another thought, pull your honey and treat at the same time.
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    Re: OTS Bee keeping and undrawn comb

    You'll need a flow to accomplish your dream. The only flow I've had so far is rain. I'm hoping for a box of basswood if it stops raining. Good Luck!
  3. Thread: Jester Nucs

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    Jester Nucs

    Anyone get nucs from Jester bees this year? I have an opportunity to get some of their nucs. Looking for reviews good or bad. Thanks.
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    Re: Unsure of how to help cold bees

    Have a glass of wine and check your bees next week.
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    Re: How soon to start balancing hives

    And give them a frame or two of brood from your good hive.
  6. Re: Idiopathic Brood Disease Syndrome Treatment Options

    I am curious. Why and how did you and the state come to the diagnosis of IBDS if you have a high level of mites. As far as I know Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. If you know you have a...
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    I use 7 5/8 boxes they will not fit in a medium.
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    Re: Need some advice/guidance

    Do you have drones flying? Might be good to have drones if you plan to raise a queen. I would also feed.
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    Re: Amazing feral brood pattern

    Nice!
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    Re: What gives you a warm fuzzy feeling?

    Odfrank you make me laugh this morning. Velly funny!
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    Hey Dr, I'm from the Slovenian community in Chicago. We keep some hives at our church and our small group is a sub chapter of the Slovenian Beekeepers Association. I've been to Slovenia and checked...
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    Re: oax vaporization

    They might be in it munching away.
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    Re: Mated Queen who can tell

    That is the question that i have asked myself. How do you know that you're not getting a virgin?
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    Re: Algae in my Syrup

    One teaspoon per gallon.
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    Re: Drum pump for honey

    My local microbrewery just made a batch of a double IPA with 100 lbs of local honey. It is available in their tap room at a price of $6.00 for a ten ounce glass. I believe that comes to about $1188...
  16. Re: decrystallizing in aluminum or stainless drum

    Stainless. You will not have enough temp control with a turkey fryer.
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    Re: Late queen install

    If you have brood pull two frames and put her in between in your queenless hive.
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    Re: Need to seal floor on new honey house (with pictures)

    If you have been using it have it shot peened then epoxy coated.
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    Re: What respirator to use for OAV?

    I fail to understand why I continuously see threads about vaporizing OA when everyone how dangerous and cumbersome the process is. If you are stuck on OA why not just utilize the dribble. No...
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    Well I thought maybe PMS but they were not removing the dead larvae from cells. I have no answer as to why they were not cleaning house. Only thing I can think of is stress.
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    I've seen about 75 hives this fall with exactly the same symptoms. Tested with the Vita kit. Came up negative for EFB. Treated with two courses of antibiotics anyway. Did not seem to improve...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Same here. Goldenrod and aster in full bloom for three weeks but the bees are not working.
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    Re: Treatment free???

    Like the man said, alcohol wash N roll or crack open some drone brood. If you have them you will spot them immediately crawling around on the larvae.
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    Re: too much bearding?

    Give em some air or another box.
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    Re: Do your children get involved?

    My 11 year old daughter put her veil on once when we hived her two nucs. She was excited to participate but freaked out and would not move when the bees started flying around her. She has not put...
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