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    trick for bees off the honey?

    So I'm lazy and my planning is poor...

    I'm trying to get a few shallows of honey tomorrow and I dont have any real method to separate the frames of honey from the bees besides sweeping one frame...
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    Re: protective mask. mite-away quick strips

    I'll tell you what I did...

    I put a box fan behind me, with my smoker behind that... that way I was breathing fresh air while I applied the strips. The ONLY thing I would do differently is open...
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    Re: beemergancy

    Yeah it has calmed down alot.. for awhile I thought I killed my hive!

    I checked on them at night, maybe they were hallucinating or something because they kept dive bombing in the side of the hive...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets eat live drone

    you posted the wrong link... thats to your personal login or something.
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    Re: beemergancy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb6pjlAv7K0

    Pretty much did this... I dont trust this lady, she creeps me out a bit.

    THEYRE STILL DIEING!!!! PANIC!!!!
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    beemergancy

    Ok, so I got my canister of mite away 2 (formic acid stuff) and immidiately treated by placing the one package(two wads of paper) on top of the bottom brood box.... checked on them 15 minutes later...
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    Re: deformed bees

    yup, I definitely had varroa... now I just hope the neighbors bear problem doesnt become my problem with all that powdered sugar.
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    Re: deformed bees

    so this virus spreads amongst the bees? when nurse infected start feeding the larve? or does it have to be transmitted through the mite?
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    deformed bees

    OK so I have a problem with deformed bees being thrown out of the hive, but first lemme lay out some background.

    A. this is my first season and I captured a feral swarm and installed them into a...
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