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  1. Thread: Top bar nucs

    by peletier
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    Re: Top bar nucs

    Screw your top bars to standard Lang top bars and hang them in your medium boxes. After the nuc is established, unscrew the bars and transfer to your customer's equipment.
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    Re: PVC pipe as "slats" in slatted rack?

    I was puzzled by the slatted rack too. I just saw it as another piece of equipment we "had to have". But this year I had some experience with medium size frames temporarily used in deep nuc boxes....
  3. Re: I am the complaining neighbor (but are they bad beekeepers?)

    Looks like you are going to get unanimous support on this one....they are bad beekeepers and bad neighbors. CALL THE LANDLORD!
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    Re: SHB and screen size

    You have some interesting points here. The beetles don't just miraculously appear inside a hive...they arrive by crawling or flying in. We need to tighten up the hives and make the pests go through a...
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    Re: fermented nectar

    I hope I'm wrong but that sure sounds like a small hive beetle infestation. They lay their eggs in the combs and when the beetle larva emerge, they tunnel around through the nectar and honey, leaving...
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    Re: Best SHB trap?

    Small hive beetles don't eat comb, don't kill bees,....heck, I'm not sure they even eat honey. What they do is lay eggs. The larva from those eggs tunnel through the combs, eating honey and leaving...
  7. Thread: Nest Scent...

    by peletier
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    Re: Nest Scent...

    Hey Cackle,
    I have followed your progress with TBHs and Warres. Glad they're doing well. Until this spring I had a few TBHs along with the Langstroths. I was (am) interested in the Warre...
  8. Thread: Nest Scent...

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    Re: Nest Scent...

    It would be great to handle the hives twice a year.....stack on empty supers and take off full ones. If that was how I managed hives in this area, I'd be out of the bee business fast....courtesy of...
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    Re: Best SHB trap?

    Judging from the "syringe" being used, I'd say it was either "Combat" or "MaxForce" ......roach poisons. Both use Fipronil as the poison. There is supposed to be an attractant in the mix also which...
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    Re: Using Thyme in Smoker?

    Yeah, one day a silly preacher dreamed up an idea for spacing in beehives that I'm sure was scoffed at by some. A silly mold on a slice of bread to cure polio? HAH! Couple guys working in their...
  11. Thread: Queen marking

    by peletier
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    Re: Queen marking

    I have had very good results with the tube and marking pen. Nice clean dots and no broken legs or wings. The pen I use is water based paint and holding the queen in the tube for a couple of minutes...
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    Re: Para moth crystals and SHB larva

    Check out #10 in this thread. Copper's on a mission.:D

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234339
  13. Thread: shb test!

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    Re: shb test!

    Well, my thumb got tired from pinching beetles against the hive tool so I thought if a drop of alcohol would kill them I would load an eyedropper and surgically exterminate them. I didn't want to use...
  14. Thread: shb test!

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    Re: shb test!

    Keep it up and let us know. I have personally rulled out vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and vodka.
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    Re: Honey price at farmers market?

    We get $9.00 a pound in this area but it has to be LOCAL HONEY. Many people are counting on it to help their allergies. Wish I could buy a few drums from Ohio at $1.50 a pound and :no:. Aw, forget...
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    Re: Help me get started

    This pest has been in this country for ten years and the "approved" methods of treatment amount to "keep your hives strong" and "squish the buggers with your hive tool". Oh yeah...and put some sort...
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    Re: Help me get started

    Michael Bush, you are a saint. A very patient saint.

    #32...Small hive beetle is public enemy #1 here. I'm guessing Myrtle Beach is going to have the same problem.
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    Re: Hello from Coastal South Carolina

    Hello,
    I am up the coast from you about 175 miles. I hope to have overwintered nucs for sale in the spring as well as queens. Check with Brushy Mountain....I think they bring in packages for...
  19. Re: Wax moth debris on honey in frames - Can you still extract honey

    :doh:If you extract it, you only have two options (in my opinion). Feed it to the bees or eat it yourself. Yuch!
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    Re: Minimalist Medicating

    A couple of things pop out at me in this thread. "No meds unless needed" is not the same as no meds period. A "no-meds period" beekeeper has to be prepared to loose some colonies and carry on with...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    My hives are full of different looking bees...remember there are multiple fathers involved so this is to be expected. What you describe sounds like newly emerged workers. They come out of the cells...
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    Re: Any suggestions on how to save hive?

    I would FEED 2:1 sugar syrup. If you don't have a feeder, try putting the syrup directly into the combs. I use a pump-up garden sprayer (new, no poison use) to shoot the syrup right where they need...
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    Re: Worms in the capped brood.

    Sounds like SHB larvae to me. The honey will start to ferment, giving a "slimey" appearance to the comb. By the time you see larvae, it's too late to trap beetles. The only fix is to get the affected...
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    Re: Getting nucs established before frost

    I have the same idea you do....squeeze in a few nucs at the last minute and overwinter them for an early start in the spring. Our first flow can start in early March.

    I made five splits into...
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    Re: SHB Changes Everything

    That's #6....full sun. Thanks:thumbsup:
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