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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Looks like the dearth has started here. I need to feed my recent splits to get comb drawn.
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    Re: Brush, fume board, or bee escape?

    I use a fume board and then use the leaf blower to get the stragglers out close to the house before the boxes come in to extract. Don't have a honey house yet and the the spouse isn't a fan of house...
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    Re: Brush, fume board, or bee escape?

    Fume board followed up with a leaf blower. Don't have the time for the other methods.
  4. Thread: BT Spraying

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    BT Spraying

    I have been using BT to control wax moths on extracted supers and have been removing the frames from the boxes, spraying one side, turning them over and then spraying the other side. This is getting...
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    Re: Storing frames after extraction

    [QUOTE=PepperBeeMan;1443148]I've heard setting the wet comb out in the yard to allow the bees to clean them out prior to storage helps.[/QUOT

    I don't like doing this as the bees treat the comb...
  6. Thread: Apiguard

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    Re: Apiguard

    raystownray, any chance you know someone who can oxalic acid vaporize your hive if you don't have the equipment? This would let you super your hives much quicker than the other options. Test for...
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    Re: Mite Away Quick Strips - Dead Queens

    I use the single pad treatment and don't have issues with queen loss. I only use the two pad method when I'm planning on re-queening anyway.
  8. Thread: Mites

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    Re: Mites

    Check this out. http://scientificbeekeeping.com/sick-bees-part-11-mite-monitoring-methods/
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    Re: Do bees do practice swarms?

    I would do an inspection as soon as possible. Next time the queen might leave with them and they'll be in the trees.
  10. Re: I assume this is deformed wing virus? and a couple other questions....

    I'm just saying what I prefer. I've never used Apistan, or Check-Mite. Fluvalinate (Apistan) and Coumaphos (Check-Mite) residues are found all over in bees wax now from the use of it in the past....
  11. Re: I assume this is deformed wing virus? and a couple other questions....

    For what's it worth, Apistan and Check-Mite aren't even allowed in my yards much less in a hive. Mites have gained resistance to these persistent chemicals and even though their effectiveness may be...
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    Re: 2:1 down to 1:1 syrup?

    I've had syrup make it through the winter fine many of times. Definitely use it if it's not fermented. Go ahead and dilute and feed or feed as is if they need the weight.
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    Re: Acid confusion - Chem 101 help please

    I try to keep it more simple than that. Oxalic Acid is not registered to be used with supers on. MAQS and Hop Guard are. It's that simple. I won't use a product not allowed to be used when honey...
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    Re: BT sprayed frames

    Nope. Good to go as is.
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    Re: Temps for first split.

    Like schmism says, it's too early here unless you have a mated queen. Not nearly enough drones yet.
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    Re: Bee yard managment

    I use glyphosphate occasionally. The generic version of Round Up. Not made by Monsanto.
  17. Re: (cue Thin Lizzy) The boys are back in town again!

    I really miss Phil ! Glad the bees are doing well.
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    Re: Looking for mid to late summer pollen plants

    Heptacodium miconiodes is one of my favorites. My bees just love it and it flowers late in the season when very few other thing are. The bark has great winter interest as well. My bees ignore my...
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    Re: First Hive - Dead Hive, What to do next

    Jack, some times things just happen. The nice thing about being in a club is that usually someone will be willing to come out and give you a second opinion. I've lost 3 hives out of 22 this winter...
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    Re: First Hive - Dead Hive, What to do next

    Michael Palmer has bees that get buried in the snow frequently so if was most likely something else. The CCBA just held a one day conference at West Chester University yesterday that would have been...
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    Re: First Hive - Dead Hive, What to do next

    Yes. This is another reason to ensure that you have an upper entrance in snow country. Jack, are you a member of the Chester County Beekeepers Association? If not, you should join. It's a great...
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    Re: March OAV Treatment

    SNL is correct as usual. Just treating this year due to the warm winter to avoid a summer crash. I use other mite treatments post harvest. MAQS, or ApiGuard. Variety is the spice of life, plus no...
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    Re: I'd post more if not for Mann Lake

    Free shipping after $100 order. Did you just buy one box?
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    Re: March OAV Treatment

    That's my plan. I'm late as usual. I'm going to give them a quick OAV soon to knock the varroa down so post harvest won't be too late. I just need to get off the stick.:thumbsup:
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    Re: I'd post more if not for Mann Lake

    My order already shipped.:)
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