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  1. Re: too early to put wet frames above cluster?

    Thanks Ray. My thought was that it would provide some supplemental food just in case they're stuck inside for several days. We're supposed to be getting some torrential rains over next 24-36 hours.
  2. too early to put wet frames above cluster?

    I had a large surplus of capped honey this spring, due to leaving a lot for the bees last fall and then having two hives die over winter. So I decided to extract. I wonder - the two hives that...
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    Re: robbing this early??

    Interesting: what looked like robbing was, I think, bees in the process of adapting to their new box. The strong colony was at the top of the hive, so I added a box, that had 4 frames of honey and 6...
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    robbing this early??

    This is our first warm spell here in SW Ohio - daily highs in the 60s and even 70s. Nothing blooming yet. I've never seen robbing this early, but I put some frames with honey into one of my hives for...
  5. giving honey from winter-killed hive back to surviving hives?

    I have a couple of medium boxes with lots of capped honey and some pollen from a hive that was not strong enough to make it through the winter. They were small going in, so it was iffy. I don't think...
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    question about combining hives

    I want to combine hives - one is queenless and just has a deep and a medium with lots of honey, and the other is a smallish hive that is dwindling from varroa. The queenright hive has two full medium...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    I agree with the initial post. I had been really appreciating this forum as a source of information and advice from experienced beekeepers. However this year I noticed a lot of responses to my posts...
  8. Thread: virus?

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    Re: virus?

    More questions: I did see some pieces of, not whole bodies of, undeveloped brood being removed from the hive that I just treated with Formic acid fumigation (like MAQS but home made equipment.)...
  9. Thread: virus?

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    Re: virus?

    No to boiling - I know about the hazards of caramelizing, and the ones out front were crawling, so I wonder if they might be casualties of a sort, but need more info on that. For example, could they...
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    Re: virus?

    I'm not sure about timing: should I stop feeding and treat, and then resume feeding? Or let them finish taking in syrup and then treat? And there are several good treatment options, not sure the best...
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    virus?

    The ground outside my hives is alive with crawlers. Only a few of these have deformed wing. Some have K-wing. Most look normal, though some have a small body size. Another beekeeper suggested it...
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    checking for sufficient stores

    I am not sure what's going on with fall flow: goldenrod in my yard has only just started blooming here in SW Ohio, but I thinkit's been blooming around the area for some days now. What are folks'...
  13. Re: ideas/suggestions for hive inspections during the "mean" and lean season?

    estreya, I used formic acid fumigation. You can read about that method on the Univ. of W. Va extension website: http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/
  14. Re: ideas/suggestions for hive inspections during the "mean" and lean season?

    JW Chestnut, that's a great list! I do try to "read" what I see from the outside, but since I had two hives that almost died of an overdose of varroa this year, and they're recovering, I've needed to...
  15. Re: ideas/suggestions for hive inspections during the "mean" and lean season?

    Say more about "paying a lot of attention to what's going on at the front entrance".
  16. ideas/suggestions for hive inspections during the "mean" and lean season?

    I increasingly dislike doing hive inspections late in the summer and into fall, as the bees are extra defensive and robbing is prevalent. What are some strategies to minimize these problems? I don't...
  17. Re: Thanks to y'all, I stopped robbing FAST!

    Wow, I did not know that bees rob pollen as well as honey/nectar!
  18. Re: use of ParaMoth for tempo storage of partially filled supers?

    Human carcinogen, I presume. What about toxicity to bees?
  19. use of ParaMoth for tempo storage of partially filled supers?

    What opinions/experience do folks have with use of Paradichlorobenzene to store, temporarily, partially filled supers which may be used to feed other hives for winter? I have several new splits which...
  20. Re: what to do with honey supers in a hive that's lost a lot of its population?

    That's a helpful reminder- our local beekeeping club pres. has a refractometer.
  21. Re: what to do with honey supers in a hive that's lost a lot of its population?

    Am thinking I may divide the honey between the new splits I made this year. They can use some extra, since they're having to build comb.
  22. Re: what to do with honey supers in a hive that's lost a lot of its population?

    Those supers have been almost full for a few weeks now. I put them above an excluder hoping the bees would cap them, and they will eventually. They have virtually no bees on them now, and Im...
  23. what to do with honey supers in a hive that's lost a lot of its population?

    I saw exactly ONE (1) small hive beetle today in four hives! It's a really good year for the absence of SHB, at least in my observation. But I have a large hive that took a big hit on its population...
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    flies hanging out in and around hive

    Today as I worked the hives I noticed a fair presence of smallish flies , metallic green/bronze in color. Has anyone else been noticing these, and should I be concerned that they'll lay eggs in the...
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    Re: Hope for new comb an illusion?

    Wolfer, I appreciate the details you've shared. Just wanting to understand more (hope no one feels I'm hijacking the thread; think of it as elaborating, instead) : you must put a new frame or two in...
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