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    Re: No ice for bee sting

    mix vodka with the ice and drink it, won't help the swelling but will most definitely kill the pain.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Brand new hive is rapidly dying!

    was the feeder empty? were there many dead bees outside the hive? if so they were probably robbed out.
  3. Re: I've managed to get beeswax over multiple kitchen utensils

    welcome to the club:thumbsup:
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    Re: I seen varroa mites!!! HELP

    listen to camero7, I never see mites on bees but when I do, I test the mite count, every time I've seen mites, the counts are high. It's also ok to put between the brood chambers, especially during...
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    going on what I saw in the hives today, the queen really fired up the egg laying the last few day's, though the bees were out foraging(nothing to be found), I expect that brood will get chilled over...
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    Re: Mite Treatment

    I'm guessing this is what he is asking about, essential oils

    http://www.pigeonmountaintrading.com/Category/1-22699-honeybee-healthcare-products.aspx
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    Re: Fluvalinate in wax

    that's why I asked the question above, if the foundation comes with some fluvalinate, and goes down when they pull it out, and yet the cappings used to make foundation still have fluvalinate in it,...
  8. Re: Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    If you know it's a drone layer, just shake it out and take the equipment away. the bees will merge into the smaller hives, if it's a drone layer all you have is old bees so trying to requeen will be...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    Had the same problem last year with Mann Lake med. frames, when I called them up to order some of their wax to use with them, they said they sell two kinds of wax and neither fit their med frames??? ...
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    Re: Fluvalinate in wax

    how is it determined that the chemical is a result of the use in the hive, or the result of the general use of the chemical?

    from an epa document: note they say Tau-fluvalinate is not available to...
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    Re: How to find an unmarked Queen?

    and when you do find her, mark her.
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    Re: Cleaning out the bottom board

    I think that thinking part is only going to get you in trouble.:rolleyes: try one of your better hives and clean the bottom board, since they haven't been able to for 4 months you may find that the...
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    Re: Nicot or Jenter...need to decide

    the jenter has extra holes that are closed on the bottom, not cup to pull off. the queen usually lays in these extra holes, so if you want to try grafting you can and if you did things correctly you...
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    Re: Nicot or Jenter...need to decide

    I have both kits and both kits work fine. the parts for the Jenter are more expensive than the parts for the nicot. you can get more lava out of the jenter and graft out of the extra holes to know...
  15. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    a guess of the top of my head is being your from San Mateo, CA , that the stress your bees are suffering from is the constant worry about dropping into the sea when the big one hits. :rolleyes:
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    what documentation do I need, I still have the packets that say how to use on bees, still legal in the NY.

    how about the fda.
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  17. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/mgmt/antibiotics.htm from cornell

    •Terramycin® is the trade name for the antibiotic oxy-tetracycline – HCl, the only antibiotic registered for the PREVENTION...
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    Re: Where's the pollen coming from?

    saw the first coming in two days ago, only in hives near river bottoms and swamps, probably skunk cabbage as they were covered head to foot or is that feets?
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    Re: Ordered a Nicot kit

    If you can't catch the queen this will help, does seem kind of expensive for a piece of plastic.

    http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/21/Queens-Bees/Queen-Rearing/4194/Queen-Pipe-Catcher

    I ordered a...
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    Re: Bees and Spraying Fruit Trees?

    I had hives in an orchard for 15 years no problem, IF the orchard #1 sprays after petal fall, sprays at night, mows the orchard b/4 spraying, in my case they were spraying imidan, and imidan seems to...
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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    so are you going to recommend registration in N.Y. The Eshpa just went through and got registration of beeks and identifying who owns the hives pulled in N.Y. are you advocating putting it back in...
  22. Re: Transition to all (mostly ) Russian Apiary?

    I've never had russians, but have heard that other bees may not prefer the russian queen over there own. since you are going to over winter nucs, what I would do is start the nucs earlier than you...
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    Re: help with ross rounds.......

    three articles written by lloyd spear who sells ross rounds

    http://www.beeculture.com/storycms/index.cfm?cat=Story&recordID=242
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  24. Re: Transition to all (mostly ) Russian Apiary?

    buy a couple of russian queens, requeen all your hives the first year with the queens you raise from them. the next year buy another straight russian queen from a different breeder, raise some...
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    Re: Come on mud season!

    always trying to help.
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