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    Re: Please Stop...

    Sorry Sqrcrk, my comment was not intended to you even though I quoted you. I regret commenting, I didn't mean to bring up this sort of conversation about Jim. He has done a lot for a lot of people...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Jim Fischer is not on Beesource for the very reason this thread was created. I am one of the many people who has gotten hours of free support and training from him. Why anyone would bring his name...
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    Listen to JWChesnut his advice is sound. This was a gift horse you should have looked in the mouth.
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    Without being too obvious, the benefit of a nuc is that it's smaller, five or four frames. It functions more like a real hive because you can stack more boxes on top instead of adding frames to the...
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    I had similar looking comb a few weeks ago. I bought the antibiotic and just sat and stared at it for a while and then put it in the freezer. I took my mentor's advice and fed the hive syrup and...
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    Re: Goals for 2014

    1. Secure a second location to keep hives.
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    2. Create a mentor program for my 6-8 inner city students focusing on at risk boys.
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    3. Raise queens on purpose.
    Nope, except swarm queens,...
  7. Thread: Fall Feeding

    by Margot1d
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    Re: Fall Feeding

    "First, what time of year should fall feeding stop?"

    They won't take syrup when the day time temp gets in the 50's. Some folks feed heavy till they won't take it anymore. Some folk have an ideal...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Last inspection the nucs looked better, I have been feeding heavy and I will treat with TM this week. Thank you Tim B, your explanation of how the bacteria works is very helpful. You speak of a...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Thanks for all the comments. These nucs came from frames with low mite counts. I have not tested them, they have only been in existence a month. I am pretty certain it is EFB and not mites but I...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Like I said I am interested in hearing from people who have experienced EFB European Foul Brood. Not to be confused with AFB American Foul Brood. Thanks!
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    EFB Can they be saved?

    I started two nucs in a new yard with bought queens at the beginning of August. They were joined by a queen from a failing hive that I put in a nuc to use in an observation hive. I say this because...
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    Re: Bees held for ransom

    Don't negotiate with terrorists.
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    Like I said they are being fed. I am not feeding them scalding water........I am just pouring it on myself. I guess I was looking for European foul brood because Flower planter got me worried about...
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    I am. Well an assistant who wants to take over the hive. Its at her community garden. I am not very confident she is mixing syrup thick enough even though I have accused her of making it light and...
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    I did a drop count and a powdered sugar roll 8/2/14
    1 mite on a 3 day count
    0 mites on a powder sugar roll, 300+ bees

    I did another drop count 8/27/14
    9 mites on a 3 day count
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    Heres the pics. Brood is still spotty.

    http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w387/margot1d/IMG_7886.jpg

    http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w387/margot1d/IMG_7887.jpg
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    Re: What is this plant?

    Another possibility is White Mist Flower. Bees love it.
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    Re: Winter Prep to Early?

    Thanks Enj, That's a good idea. I might do that tomorrow. If they start filling like crazy I know where to return the wet supers to. I think a good inspection will put my mind at ease.
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    Winter Prep to Early?

    My plan this year was to leave fall honey for the bees to avoid feeding. I moved two supers off two hives a week ago to my two hives without supers. Yesterday I picked up the three medium box hives...
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    I know nothing about EFB, I have to do some research, I am guessing HBH is hive beetle, I saw my first one in this hive a few days ago. I have my other hives on a platform above rocks and I never...
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    Thanks for the reassuring advice. I put a hive top feeder on them today. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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    When to Call it Quits

    I have a split that I started mid June. It was headed by the original package queen of a hive that attempted to swarm. I started them with in one ten frame medium and boosted them with four frames...
  23. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I usually freak out when they are in my hair but the other day I just stood really still and it found it's way out and flew way. I think if bees didn't have stingers I would not be as interested in...
  24. Thread: New Bees

    by Margot1d
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    Re: New Bees

    Totally off topic but I can't resist. How are they at purifying pesticides in agricultural areas? Chlorine in swimming pools? Chemilawns? No dead animals in the country? :cool: MD
  25. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    like what, soda pop?
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