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  1. Thread: bait hive

    by dfortune
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    Re: bait hive

    Something similiar happened to me last week. I checked on about a half dozen hives. Drove up to the next few hives, and when i came back to my truck there was a big fat queen chilling out on the...
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    Re: Maqs Mite Away Strips

    Thanks Mike. I think ive got apretty good idea of what to expect now. I'll let yall know how it goes
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    Re: Maqs Mite Away Strips

    " some brood does get killed but a lot less than using both pads. "

    So you think they'll be plenty of brood left to split at the end of the seven day treatment. Or will that add too much stress?...
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    Maqs Mite Away Strips

    Many of my hives have a high mite load. I was thinking about using a half dose of maqs on them. What are your experiences with maqs used at half dose in spring? Do you think it would still be...
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    Re: Multiplying Colony Numbers

    Mine dont begin to increase till mid february so you have some advantage. Ive split when they had only 6-7 frames of brood with good luck, usually first of march for me. If you only take a couple...
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    Re: Biggest mistake ?

    Leaving for a two month job at the beginning of swarm season, 90% swarm rate including splits.
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    Re: Tylan for European Foulbrood?

    To prevent the occurance, yes I know this goes against what most of you believe.
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    Re: Tylan for European Foulbrood?

    Thankyou, i guess this answers my question then.
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    Re: Is getting stung pretty common

    Ive been in the wrong hives on the wrong day and am confident had i not been wearing a suit, i wouldve been leaving the bee yard on a stretcher.
  10. Re: how to store pollen frames and capped honey frames till the spring?

    Same here, it seems very labor intensive to go back and redo the crystals every few weeks for every 5 boxes
  11. Re: how to store pollen frames and capped honey frames till the spring?

    I would set the honey out to be robbed, and the box of pollen i would put on top of an existing hive. Moth crystals are highly volatile and do not leave behind residue if used as directed but i...
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    Re: Tylan for European Foulbrood?

    Yes, i said that, but not being approved does not neccessarily mean not effective. Some of the retailers do not specify which foulbrood it is used for, which suggests to me that it is at least...
  13. Thread: Cotton

    by dfortune
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    Re: Cotton

    The pesticide malathion used to control the boll weavil is what is so dangerous to the bees. Fortunately they only spray it if they find the boll weavil in the field. Here in florida its been...
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    Tylan for European Foulbrood?

    I cannot find any information online about this other than the label says its only for the treatment of american foulbrood. Mannlake sells it for the treatment of foulbrood and does not specify...
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    Re: Pros and Cons ?

    All ive ever used is deeps. Theyre harder to uncap with knife and yes heavier, but id rather lift 50 deeps than 80 mediums. Plus deeps are cheaper spacewise and i can overwinter in one box rather...
  16. Re: My shopping cart(s), give me your opinion(s)

    I didnt see a hive tool? And i really like the frame grips as well. Also, the frame rests, inner cover, and, excluder are all optional. I would drop the feeder and use an inverted jar or bucket. And...
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    Re: What kind of drums to buy?

    Ya ive been to the paxton auction. I bought every metal drum they had (8). And they said that was the last time they would be bringing the metal ones in. Haven't been back since but i'll definitely...
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    Re: What kind of drums to buy?

    Thanks Ron. Lots of good points there.
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    What kind of drums to buy?

    I'm looking at buying some new drums? I was wondering what the best kind to buy was. Of course they need to be food grade, but do packers or other bulk buyers like the closed or open type drums?...
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    Re: Feeders for lots of hives?

    I use 1 gallon buckets placed on top of hive.
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    Re: What do you fasten your boxes with?

    No i just meant box assembly.
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    What do you fasten your boxes with?

    I'll start: 6 penny, 2.5" framing nails, hammer with no glue. How do yall do it? Screws, nails, staples, glue, hammer, pneumatic? All answers welcome. Thanks.
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    Re: How many beeks on here are under 25 yrs old?

    Im 20 and had 90 last time i checked. Hope to double that this spring. Been doing 8+ years, still lots to learn.
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    Re: Another wild idea.

    Very interesting! Where did you find this information. I like reading about more advanced beekeeping aspects like this. Questions you might ask, is it cost or time efficient. Is it still considered...
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    Splitting and Requeening?

    This question is for someone who might have experience with this. I read elsewhere on beesource that some people make there splits without regard to which hive the queen ends up in. Then 3 days...
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