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    Re: mite drop results

    Yes. We don't know your hive population, but your previous pix show a severely depopulated hive.
    If the hive has 10,000 bees, you have 10% infection demonstrated in 24 hours. A good rule of thumb...
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    Re: Adding a new queen.

    Is the (reported) queenless hive healthy? How large is it?

    Why not wait until April? Starting a new hive is 1000x easier in April.

    My course of action would be to return the hive to your...
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    Re: whats going on here?

    No, get the strips on. Everything about you pix makes it appear you have a PMS collapse. Don't delay on the treatment if you want to have any chance of saving the colony. I am a bit pessimistic...
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    Re: whats going on here?

    Matt,
    Turn the brood frames so you are looking obliquely down the frame from the top.
    Observe the presence of white clumpy flake debris. You can also use a blacklight to highlite the debris.
    The...
  5. Thread: feral hives

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    Re: feral hives

    https://bibliotecadigital.ipb.pt/bitstream/10198/2901/1/baum%20et%20al%202005.pdf

    Spatial and Temporal Distribution and Nest Site Characteristics of
    Feral Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    Absolutely not suggesting the "bee population is the same as pre-varroa".
    The population of pollinators (taken as a multi-species guild) is fluctuating around the equilibrium population for the...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Giovanna_Aronne/publication/257761113_Honey_bee_handling_behaviour_on_the_papilionate_flower_of_Robinia_pseudoacacia_L/links/00463529db960080dc000000

    Honey bee...
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    Re: Does anyone use apistan?

    This is not true.

    I just tested 5 hives that flunked out of my "treatment free" test apiary. One Apistan strip per hive generated >3500 mites per hive on the bottom board of each hive in 24...
  9. Thread: Nuc?

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    Re: Nuc?

    Nuc is jargon for "nucleus colony". In practice, it is a 4 or 5 frame mini-hive that is designed to be sold and transported to a new owner. The nucleus hive consists of a laying queen and her...
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    Check out this pictorial of YJ species diversity with pix of Queens, drones and workers.
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/554

    Queens are produced in the fall and winter over as solitary. The...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    That doesn't answer the question. A foraging bee (or alternative native pollinator) travels 3 miles, and nest sites are (assumptively) in super-abundance. There is no need to add your bees to the...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    A remote area will have North American native pollinators ( and feral bees) present at the carrying capacity of the habitat.

    No need to add semi-domesticated pollinators, as they are superfluous,...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    When two easily distinguished breeds of bees are arranged in a test pattern, mating can be observed and shows a fall-off with distance....
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    Honey Bee Drone Flyways and Congregation Areas: Radar Observations
    Gerald M. Loper, Wayne W. Wolf and Orley R. Taylor, Jr.
    Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
    Vol. 65, No. 3 (Jul., 1992),...
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    Re: Help! Weakened hive

    Adding frames of honey to weak hives stimulates robbing. You can lose the hive in one hour. You are much better off feeding syrup with no scent, and a pollen sub. In California, bees are not...
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    Re: JB600 OA Vaporizer from Heilyser

    I have hives on 3/8 th inch openings, and use a prybar/hivetool to tilt the stack a bit and slip the vaporizer in. I have a doorstop style wedge that I stick in to stabilize the tilt. Works fine.
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    November is the hardest month. By December, German Ivy and Euc is coming on. By January, Arroyo Willow and Alder, and Euc will explode.

    Give them sub. You want them to brood through the...
  18. Thread: Bee Trailer

    by JWChesnut
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    Re: Bee Trailer

    (Rader can likely cite the pix tutorial) The in-forum pix software is twitchy. It is far easiest to host the pix on the "Photobucket" site.
    1. go to photobucket (do a google search), create a...
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    Ace Hardware carries Wood Bleach, if not in-stock, you can order online and pick-up at the nearest neighborhood store. They are local franchises.

    Copper Crack-pipe style vaporizers work fine with...
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    This is a train wreck.

    If the split is queenless, and has been for two weeks since creation, you need to look for opened queen cells.
    3 day eggs are raised as queens, and queens hatch in 16 days....
  21. Re: Fall Dry Sugar via Mountain Camp Method or 2:1?

    Dry sugar (and even damp sugar) when ants are still active results in a massive "tiny black ant" invasion in my hives.

    Dry sugar will be hauled from the hive when other sweetness sources are...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I realize from reading the thread that Solomon has never actually implemented the Typhoid Mary Strategy of "spread it around". I think it is reckless to give untested advice with a highly...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    So you give criminally negligent advice, and then circle back to crow about it.
    Sheesh, this isn't going to end predictably.
    I am sure you are well on your way to becoming a star celebrity TF...
  24. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    The Spot Trace is a pricey solution. I know some of these devices have been deployed in the Almonds in the past year. ...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Undemonstrated assertion. Alternatively, and more likely -- Less AFB because of Tetracycline, and because AFB is slow and Varroa collapse is very fast.

    Spivak identifies VSH as a primary...
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