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    Re: OAV and medium brood frames

    Missybee said all that needs to be said. Pick your poison.
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    Re: OAV and medium brood frames

    I like this suggestion. Are you suggesting Apivar before any brood build up,such as right after a package is introduced, and then OA in the fall after the supers are removed?
  3. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    My point is that OA is a very toxic chemical, and that can cause serious health problems and death according to its label. In terms of controlling mites I prefer not to use it. You are correct some...
  4. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    After reading this label I will find another alternative for my 10 hives.. Simply stated my health before the bees.We now have chemically dependent bees, and there is no rehab for them. On a serious...
  5. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I have always wondered about any beekeeper that uses OA or any chemical in their hives and the manner in which their customers are notified that such chemicals may exist in the honey they have just...
  6. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    jean-marc
    Thanks. That information is very helpful to me.
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    Supers instead of deep hive body

    Getting older and wondered if it would be reasonable to use one deep hive body and then instead of using another deep to use all,supers. Perhaps leave one deep and one super over the winter.........
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    Re: Setting Out Equipment Early

    I failed to mention that I have had a raccoon problem with my hives that are awaiting bee packages.They can BEE very disruptive and rip hives apart. I ordered an device that is supposed to be scary...
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    Jean-Marc
    The results are excellent. However as a much smaller and non commercial beekeeper I have concerns about my health when using oxalic acid. It seems that the use of a product that requires a...
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    Re: Setting Out Equipment Early

    I have all of my hives et and ready for packages to be delivered 3 weeks from now. Do it every year without a problem. I also clean and check all frames and replace any older frames. Good...
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    Re: Will my hives become honey bound

    I have the same situation every year as I am treatment free. I use about 3 new frames with no comb.... just foundation, then about 3-4 frames of honey and finally about 3 or so frames with comb. if...
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    Re: Almond Prices Crash

    Does this mean that fewer large commercial beekeepers will not be needed to pollinate the almond crops?
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    Spring Feeding New Packages

    I plan to fees new packages by including 3 to 4 frames of honey from overwintered hives that I lost.
    Is that insufficient,I also have extra honey from last year that I can de-crystalize and use...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Interesting thread but I can't find myself using a respirator mask and gloves to administer a toxic chemical. It may work but my health comes before the bees. Every year we add more toxic chemicals...
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    Re: Moldy Honeycomb?

    I dispose of moldy foundation. If the frames have honey and they are not moldy I use them for new packages.
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    Re: Drawn Comb and Frames Full of Honey

    My honey frames have been on the hives over the winter. I have no desire to extract this old honey as I cannot use it.Burns 375 are you extracting frames that over wintered and if so what do you do...
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    Drawn Comb and Frames Full of Honey

    I lose a number of hives every year and start with some new packages. I have many frames of drawn comb and also many frames full of honey. I have always looked for recommendations on how to...
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    This acid has received a great deal of publicity. It is a highly toxic chemical. I will not expose myself to it. Every year the bee catalogs include more chemicals. Pretty soon the bees will be...
  19. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    I do not have this problem with frames in my supers. I always rotate out frames that I believe have a problem. The dark frames are in my lower brood babes (deeps). The information is helpful.
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    Black Comb

    I have been preparing my hives for a shipment of new bees this spring. I have many frames with foundation in my deeps that have very dark or black comb. All of the frames in my supers do not have...
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    Re: Maxant Bottling Tank

    I really don't know what other beekeepers do about their bottling tanks if anything. I have also been concerned that by maintaining a low temperature (under 100 degrees) in the tanks, other bacteria...
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    Maxant Bottling Tank

    I have been using a Maxant bottling tanks for several years and find this product and other products that I have purchased from them to be excellent and mostly trouble free. When cleaning the tanks...
  23. Re: Here is a tip that small beekeepers can use when processing wax.

    I found this helpful and it is generally what Ido. The real issue is how do you clean the wax and how many times do you have to run it throughthe cleaning process.
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    Re: Feeding Honey

    I have not checked but I am certain my honey has crystalized by now, and I also have 5 gallons so I know what to do with it.
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    Re: Feeding Honey

    I agree and will simply use honey. I never initially considered fermentation
    Thanks
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