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    Re: Bees refuse to move over in hive

    lose the plastic, or you need to get some bees wax and put a good coating on the plastic with it, either by melting and rolling on, or rubbing a wax bar on it and getting good transfer.
  2. Thread: Open Air Colony

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    Re: Open Air Colony

    Don't bother separating it, cut the branch and put the whole thing in a box and put a top on it.
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    Re: What is going on with this?

    It looks like PMS to me, not sure if I'd cry foulbrood just yet, but EFB can be a symptom of PMS.
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    Re: Slaughter house line

    You should cut some of those boards with algae/moss growing on them and make a few bee boxes with them.
  5. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    Supercedure, what's the mite count looking like and how old is this queen. I had a 2-3 year old queen replaced in October last year, that was a bummer since there was slim chance any new queen could...
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    Re: Bees driving family nuts.

    Might be a thermal generated by the house the bees are using to warm up.
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    When Monsanto pulled the plug there were some disgruntled employees apparently and some germplasm walked off
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    The oregon material came out of lines bred in Canada, they were never trialed in Oregon to begin with, you do the math.....
  9. Re: No larvae. I saw the queen a week ago. I'm in denial.

    Probably fine, check in a week or two and see if any new brood shows up. You would see queencells if you squished her or something earlier.
  10. Re: Uncapped cells with underdeveloped pupa still inside

    Third picture charlie, drones. Since it's started cooling off here, I'm seeing a higher incidence of this as well, especially in colonies that had mites.
  11. Thread: Lost Colony?

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    Re: Lost Colony?

    Feed them 2:1 now, and give them a couple capped frames of honey from the other hives.
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    I treated a few in spring, hives held up pretty well but I did not have the time to reapply in summer when I wanted too. I re-applied in august to one of the original hives, we'll see how it goes. ...
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    Re: Spring Split - Last light or Midday????

    Keep the queenless split in the old location to maintain population, the one with the queen will do better having to rebuild population. You do not need to split to prevent swarming btw, I never had...
  14. Re: What am I looking at here, a couple of frame pics

    Only things that get capped are brood and honey. Pollen is just placed in the cell.
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    I see it both ways, don't want to treat un-needlessly, but at the same time, sometimes being proactive is better than waiting until crawlers are rampant and 40-60% of your capped brood is a loss to...
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    Re: Requeening opinion??

    If they had a bunch of brood at time of queenloss, the hive will sustain 6 weeks just fine.
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    Re: Combining Hives Sets Off WWIII

    Some combine well, other's kill eachother until one of them has no bees left
  18. Thread: Nuc questions

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    Re: Nuc questions

    I've done it both ways, either add another 5 frame box and checkerboard when they need it, or right into a 10 frame box. I prefer adding a 5 frame box in spring as it's easier since I usually have...
  19. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    They might be ok, i'd continue the treatment, but typically with mite collapse that what you would see, rapid reduction in cluster come winter.
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Tell me you won't need a smoker with a 4-6 box hive bursting with bees, just to move the bees out of the way when you're putting it back to gether unless you like hearing the crunchy sound. I need a...
  21. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    Depends if they can get some healthy rounds of brood in before winter, but what you will probably see is you're left with 4-5 frames of bees come first frost, then good luck with the rest of the...
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    Re: California Applicator licensing for MAQS?

    It costs about $180 to get a license and you need to schedule your exam at one of the pre specified testing locations in advance.
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Biochemically speaking, bunch of nonsense, I'd be looking more at what chemicals were present first before blaming gmo vs non gmo. If it's not nonsense, then you're telling me the Bt toxin and CP4...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    News at 11, gmos are what's making us fat....
  25. Re: Found worms in my mite trap under the hive??? What are they?

    Look like maggots
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