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    What can you do to help PREVENT robbing?

    Jim has already explained the secret/trick.For those who feel nervous to try it I will upload a photo from a few years ago using the same method during honey removal in the robbing season.First I...
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    Clogged Burgess Fogger

    Margot,just reading through the FGMO posts and seen your posting re:clogged fogger.Just checking to see if you have overcome your problem.A characteristic of a clogged fogger is back pressure felt on...
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    End this forum

    I for one as an engineer picked up on Dr.Rodriguous's work in the early stages.I feel the forum should stay in repspect for the work he did over so many years.The fogger alone uses ULV...
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    Killing AFB Spore

    I sent a private message a couple of days ago with info,did you receive it?

    Just to share part of this with the forum. Temperature and time are the crital factors to kill the spores on surfaces...
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    Bee Blower

    oops,was meant to be a private message to the original post.
    Bob.
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    Bee Blower

    Hi
    If you care to send me an email address I will invite you to view a picture at my Yahoo Photos of what would be concidered to be the best of two brands of electric blowers, (Makita & Hitachi)...
  7. Shoefly A simple magnetic method is under trial...

    Shoefly
    A simple magnetic method is under trial in New Zealand that identifies and catches the queen.
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    >http://garnerpark.com/beekeeping.co.nz/modules.ph...

    >http://garnerpark.com/beekeeping.co.nz/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1690

    >Every beekeeper should read this study/Report.

    Excellent Posting Joel

    When readers go to the...
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    Mike We do use a capping scratcher on...

    Mike
    We do use a capping scratcher on crystalized honey frames and alternate them with empty frames in the honey box.The bees make a great job of reworking the crystilized honey.The sraped out honey...
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    To all This is a copy of a posting I made to the...

    To all
    This is a copy of a posting I made to the orgainic list a couple of days ago headed "Another nectar management method"

    These photos taken today are of a single brood box hive that was...
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    Hillside Oxalic acid is hdrophillic (likes...

    Hillside
    Oxalic acid is hdrophillic (likes water)

    Try this link for details posted March 03 2005.

    Paul used 7.5 gm/100 mls of warm water.

    ...
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    jean-mark The varroa was transported via a...

    jean-mark

    The varroa was transported via a feral hive in a mill log to the bottom of the North Island.How it crossed to the South Island is unknown.

    The approved treatments for varroa in New...
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    jean-mark Yes all beekeepers will be...

    jean-mark
    Yes all beekeepers will be participating at some level in both Islands.They know they are working together for good reason.The most likely way varroa ended up in the South Island was by...
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    Sundance You could move the hive to the location...

    Sundance
    You could move the hive to the location in advance if you so wished.Normally I just do them where they are for for what ever reason at the time.In the circle split in the photo that was...
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    Joel What you are saying in regards to the queen...

    Joel
    What you are saying in regards to the queen swarming before the cells emerge is very true.In this case the two hives that were circle split had not swarmed due to the weather conditions.The...
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    Tony There was a chap from Kent that made a...

    Tony
    There was a chap from Kent that made a request to me seeking a postion in New Zealand for 6 months training with a commercial operation so he could set up his own bussiness.This was about 3...
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    Jean-Mark >what makes beekeepers think they can...

    Jean-Mark
    >what makes beekeepers think they can erradicate varroa

    This is a mammoth exercise of everyone working together with the support of all beekeepers both North and South.I was involved...
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    In New Zealand it's a can do will do approach or...

    In New Zealand it's a can do will do approach or find a way of doing it whether it be single queen single brood box or 2 queen single brood box hives running two queens all rear round to making nucs...
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    The excluder is just another management tool as...

    The excluder is just another management tool as are circle splits should a situation arise to make best use of either as was in the case in the photo.Our out yards run normally 4 hives per pallet 2...
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    Aspera The chief advantages with cirle splits...

    Aspera
    The chief advantages with cirle splits are:

    Splits remain on site.
    Multi splits from one hive.
    Even bee numbers per split (minimises drifting)
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    Tony With the single brood box the the trick is...

    Tony
    With the single brood box the the trick is not to allow a band of honey to build up above the centre brood frame.By keeping the centre brood frame clear of honey (nector management)the queen...
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    Lazybee I am in the upper North Island,brood all...

    Lazybee
    I am in the upper North Island,brood all year round.The 800 varroa infested hives in the South Island were all shipped back to the upper North Island several weeks ago ready for the feral...
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    Tony The circle splits will work just fine with...

    Tony
    The circle splits will work just fine with bought queens,you need to leave the original base board in the centre for a time fore the bees to home into.It is a common practice in New Zealand to...
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    It's spring in New Zealand and here are some...

    It's spring in New Zealand and here are some photos of a couple of hives turned into circle splits on site today.The swarm cells have been used to create the splits in these photos,the cells were...
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    The Chatham Islands of New Zealand are also free...

    The Chatham Islands of New Zealand are also free of varroa.See this article for location map.

    http://tinyurl.com/f89t2
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