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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    laketrout: I used the the same vit/electrolyte you reference because that is what I could get. This is my first batch of the bricks so am hoping they are ok. From looking at the ingredient list of...
  2. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Thanks Frank. I appreciate the feedback.
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    Quick update. Tx # 3 was on Sat. Mite drops on all 3 OAV tx were significant. I just pulled the board (was out of town yesterday) and stopped counting after 400 and some (my eyes start to get...
  4. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Hi Enj,

    I did my first OAV tx yesterday and will follow up with 2 more treatments at 5 day intervals. I'm sorry to hear but also glad that I am not alone in my experience with MAQS. Not sure if...
  5. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Thanks Mark.
  6. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Hi again. Well it is about 2 weeks post my 2nd tx with MAQS. Mite drops were huge the first few days. But/and they are still uncomfortably high. 24 hr drops for the last 2 days respectively were...
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    Re: Walk-away split question

    There is some great information here. Am commenting to follow this thread. I am hoping to do splits in the spring. April 2015 will mark the end of my first year of beekeeping. Thanks everyone.
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    Re: To sum up beekeeping

    Perfect.
  9. Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Hello remist. I just started beekeeping this year and I will say there is a steep learning curve. In addition to what has already been mentioned, make sure you educate yourself about Varroa Mites. ...
  10. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Update as promised. Spoke with rep at manufacturer. After giving her all the info about my hive and the treatment as I administered it, her thoughts were that I probably placed the strips in the...
  11. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    I appreciate the answers, thank you. The learning curve this first year has been steep indeed. I think I may have to hire someone to come and look at these girls with me to see what can be done. I...
  12. Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    First year beek here. Need advice. I have one hive of Italians from a package that was hived 4/19. Treated with full dose (2 strips) MAQS 9/3 after watching mite drop sky rocket in the end of...
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    Re: Our first honey!

    We took a small amount this year too, also our first year. Isn't it the very best honey you have ever had?! Congrats!
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    Re: strange activity in the hive.

    Hello mjd. I am also new to beekeeping but what I think you are seeing is drones. I had a similar experience in the first few weeks of keeping the bees. I also spend a lot of time watching the...
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    Re: IPM board in or out?

    Thank you Brandy and Ruthie. Appreciate it.
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    IPM board in or out?

    New beekeeper here. Is it better to keep the ipm board in or out during summer for a screened bottom board? I have read some conflicting things, and was just wondering if I can confuse myself even...
  17. Re: question about burr/cross comb removal

    Thanks so much everyone. Really appreciate the responses.
  18. Re: question about burr/cross comb removal

    Thanks so much for the responses. I have wax foundation in the first 2 boxes and duragilt in the second 2. This is a result of being completely new and not knowing which foundation would work best....
  19. question about burr/cross comb removal

    I just started keeping bees this spring. I have been reading a lot, joined my local bee club, and have been perusing this site quite a bit. But there is nothing like experience. I have one hive of...
  20. Re: Should I keep fedding sugar water and pollen patty?

    Thanks very much for your response Peter. Much appreciated.
    Best, Mary Beth
  21. Re: Should I keep fedding sugar water and pollen patty?

    Thanks so much. I am learning that there are many different ways of being a keeper of bees and so very many opinions! :) I'm grateful for it all.
  22. Should I keep fedding sugar water and pollen patty?

    I am 3 weeks into beekeeping. Installed my package of Italians on 4/19. I'm not sure if I should continue to feed at this point. There seems to be conflicting info out there about this.
    I live...
  23. Re: Could this be sign of disease or poisoning? Or is it normal?

    I took the entrance reducer off this morning. It is a metal mouse guard type reducer. There is a lot of activity at the entrance. A lot of pollen being brought in. I am seeing a few more bees...
  24. Could this be sign of disease or poisoning? Or is it normal?

    I installed my package of bees on 4/19/14. Things have been looking good. Lot of foraging and activity. Yesterday I observed something I had not seen before. Several bees wandered out of the hive...
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    Re: New Bee from Dutchess County NY

    Yes, I think it is too late. I've been bitten. No stings yet, but it's just a matter of time and I'm ok with that, it's a price I'm willing to pay.
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