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    Re: different mite counts for time of year

    Mark your right that sticky stuff most are using doesn't come off easily , I had to go to mineral spirits to get it off and it took the black grid lines with it , when I was done it smelled so much I...
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    Thanks for the timing info of your flows out there Bill I appreciate the help , they should be pretty much the same here in N. E. Pa . I'll be looking for that spring flow and see what happens this...
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    Just how much does new foundation in the honey supers slow down or limit the honey yield , probably depends how strong the flow is , but I wish I had more drawn comb !!!!! I'm anxious to get more...
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    Thanks for the info Bill , I haven't seen a real good spring flow yet and last year we had a pretty bad dearth in the summer , hope this year goes better so I can get a better feel for what its...
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    WWW , do you treat one more time in the fall after you pull the supers in Sept . I'm still trying to get a handle on timing my harvest and treating dates . I have been waiting until late October to...
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    different mite counts for time of year

    Has anyone seen a good sticky board mite threshold count chart for the different times of year and also takes in consideration of temp. zone . I came up with a shim that will turn my solid bottom...
  7. Thread: bee hive

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    Re: bee hive

    Definitely not honey bee's !!!!!! I have a real big one hanging in my shop that I found in the winter .
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    Re: Rite Cell

    Does it hurt the glued joints and is it worth it for 90 cents a frame .
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    Re: Rite Cell

    I have four hives now and want to get to six max with splits this year , can you clarify -boiling down the comb - are you melting the wax and comb out of the frame so you can reuse the frames .
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    Re: Rite Cell

    How are most of you making out with RC is it a good move or should I stay with wax . I f I go with it I was thinking to go with the black so that I'll be able to see the eggs easier.
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    Rite Cell

    Picked up a sample sheet of rite cell today to see how it would fit my wedge top wooden frames that I already have , fit like a glove no problem . I was surprised to see the price between rite cell...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Yes they are naturally occurring just not in the hi concentration that we have to put in the hive to treat with, kind of like a glass of wine might actually be good for you once in awhile but keep...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Interesting post Lauri and it got me thinking , I'll have to admit my priority's have changed in the two years since I started . I think alot of new beeks my self included start off looking for that...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Weaver has a short video that talked about the africanized gene that they had to deal with and how they wanted the good traits from it but not all the bad that went along with it .
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    When you put the drone equation into the mix it seems real doubtful that a small hobbyist has much of a chance with developing a good quality vsh strain in his yard even if he has vsh queens ! I...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Now you guys are getting in pretty deep !!! but very interesting and very complicated !!! I haven't heard anyone mention the B. weaver or R. weaver line of VSH bee's which I see advertised alot...
  17. Thread: diy plans

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    Re: diy plans

    maybe this http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    The thing about using foundation say 5.4 or 5.1 whatever size , that has always puzzled me is why can't the bee's build out the cell into any size they prefer , building the size cell they need and...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    My fault Lauri , I shouldn't have dragged you into this one the way I did , this has been a very friendly thread and I hope there are more to come .:)
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Mike , I agree its been a really good informative thread and answered alot of questions for me about VSH and a whole lot more !!! , I've learned alot about treatment free and all the things that can...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Lauri thanks for touching on the other pieces of the puzzle.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Mikes point clearly describes the position I'm in , I'm not starting from a clean slate I'm trying to build on what I already have which was a pretty hi mite load in the fall because I didn't want to...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I understand your trying to weed out any stock that doesn't live up to the level of mite resistance your looking for but I was wondering if treating a survivor or vsh strain in any way hurts the...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Is anyone familiar with VP queens , turns out they ended up with some of the vsh strains from Glenn Apiaries and there pretty much in my back yard .When Glenn Apiaries decided to retire in 2012 Vp...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    In this article they mention if you don't have at least 2 1/2'' from the floor of the bottom board to the screen the mites might be able to get back up to the bee's . Not sure if there referring to...
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