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  1. Re: Identification of Candidate Agents Active against N. ceranae Infection in Honey B

    My questions are in regard to using Fumagilin as a drench. I know a couple of the commercial beekeepers in the southern region are doing go and they credit its use for an increase in bee health. I...
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    Re: Not clear why colony died

    I would lean toward varroa and/or varroa related viruses. You did a good inspection job . Hang in there - you are learning.
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    Well I have the vaporizer and the OA. If it ever stops this ice and snow, I think I'll do a test run and see how long it takes the OA to vaporize. Assuming that is ok as long as I stay far away and...
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    I'm 55 years young..no beard yet !
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    Always better to be safe than sorry. I agree that some people will have problems mostly due to their carelessness - some people are stupid. I plan to use the smoker to stay out of the fumes as much...
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    Thank you all. Ideally, I would like to do nothing and let the bees enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, varroa will not allow that so I need to pick the lesser of evils. Gonna try OA this summer, I...
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    OA and brood

    Obviously many of you use OA Vaporization throughout the year even when there is brood. However, I keep reading studies that say it harms brood. Am I missing something ?

    Thanks, Charlotte
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    Re: frozen maple buds....

    I'm wondering the same thing. Supposed to be 8 here in the morning. Surely they can survive that.
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    Thank you

    Do you recommend a respirator ? Can I buy one a lowes or does it require a more expensive one ?
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    OA Vaporization during summer

    I understand vaporizing OA will only kill the phoretic mites and is most beneficial during a time of no or little brood.
    It can be used in cooler weather than some of the other treatments.

    My...
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    Re: Hive Beetles

    You have to keep on top of Hive Beetles here in SC. They can be devastating. Most of the beeks that I know do not use checkmite. They use a variety of beetle traps - some work, some don't, some...
  12. Re: Thinking about changing to single Deep???????????

    I'm in upstate SC and run 1 1/2. Meaning 1 deep and 1 shallow. It fits my management system well.
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    Re: Dadant

    I have had similar feelings... just order from the Kentucky branch.
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    Bees Buzzing Outside Light at night ??

    I have an outside light between my bee yard and barn ( the kind you buy and put up on a pole yourself). I would guess it is about 20 ft from the hives and not very tall. It has been there for about...
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    Re: Treating new bee packages

    hmmm, I've always thought package bees should have fewer mites than purchasing a nuc or full hive with brood involved. I've never used OA, it sounds interesting.
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    Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    Well folks, it is cold up here in the NW part of SC too. Got off to a good start with dandelion, henbit, red maple. Now the maple is all bloomed out and it is too cold to fly. I have a few new...
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    Re: Bee-sentials book review?

    I have this book. I felt it was definately worth the money. I would characterize this book as beginner +, there was definately some intermediate, advanced info and the pics are very nice. It would...
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    Re: Should "old" mite-away strips be removed?

    I remove whatever is left of mine once the treatment period is over
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    Re: Hows the sourwood flow

    I live in the NW part of SC. My bees do harvest some sourwood each year. It is not as pure as in NC but usually does have the buttery swd taste. They have made alot of honey during the swd bloom...
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    Re: after the harvest questions...

    I have always stacked mine up well away from the bee yard and let the bees clean them. No problems for me. I dont place them on the hives for clean up unless I had one for each hive and then only...
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    Honey angels

    Where is the best place to buy clear honey angel containers ?
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    Re: A few More

    I have used Api Life VAR, Apiguard and MAQS. All worked fine.

    I like the MAQS best as it had less trips to the hives (not because of less work for me but less stress having to open the hive). I...
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    Re: Vetilated jacket

    I tried to order one also and they are on backorder. I was told that they are considering using another supplier so I will be interested in seeing if the new jackets will get as good a review ? I...
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    Re: Nectar flow this year

    VERY interesting observation Wallliebee .
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    Re: Sugar syrup PH

    Would honey b healthy serve the same purpose ?
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