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  1. Re: NY Times video looking back at the CCD scare

    Great video? Whoever put this one together really did their research.
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    Re: Open Feed with Sugar Slush Rather than Syrup

    I consider open feeding only as a measure to prevent robbing. I only open feed with scrap candy.
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    Re: question about pollination

    As Tony said with the monoculture, there isn't much for the bees to work once the almond bloom is over. Second, with all orchards there is so much spaying going on during the year its hard on the...
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    Re: New Member from Wisconsin

    Welcome to beekeeping. Best of luck!
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    Re: 30% overwintering losses...is that accurate?

    I receive a survey each year from the USDA. On several occasions I have done phone surveys with the Utah Department of Agriculture. I also signed up with and completed online surveys with...
  6. Thread: wood frames

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    Re: wood frames

    When you consider the time involved. Its much easier to purchase the frames. I think you can save some money if you assemble them.
  7. Re: Amount bees eat seems to be related to feeder type

    The rate that the bees empty the feeder is dependent on the type of feeder, amount of bees and the temperature. I use in-hive feeders and a strong hive can empty it in a day or two. Using another...
  8. Re: Do I need to use "shim" or super when applying Apiguard

    I have used Apigaurd in the past and have always placed it on top of the frames. By the time I applied it the hives consited of two deeps. I have custom hive lids that have a 3/8 in rim built into...
  9. Thread: Winter Prep

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    Re: Winter Prep

    The three most common causes of winter hive loss is lack of food, high mite count and disease. There is still enough time to give supplement feed if needed. Hopefully you have been monitoring mite...
  10. Thread: Lost Colony?

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    Re: Lost Colony?

    It's early enough in the season to feed them sugar syrup. I use in-hive feeders and can feed my hives syrup until mid November. After that I feed them capped frames of honey or dry sugar. You could...
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    Re: Nice video of a commercial extracting operation

    This extracting system is very similar to the commercial equipment built by Cowen Manufacturing in Utah.

    http://cowenmfg.com/
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    Re: Wintering question for northern beekeepers

    I posted on my blog how I wrap my hives.

    http://sidelinebeekeeping.com/2013/11/13/wrapping-hives/

    Overall I have been pleased with the results of wrapping my hives, but there are other winter...
  13. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Re: Plastic frames

    Over the years I have mainly used wood frames with plastic foundation and have been really happy with it. Last year I decided to experiment with some all plastic frames and introduced them along side...
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    Re: Should I still be feeding?

    The hive will have a better chance of surviving the winter if it establishes the 2nd box. If they aren't working it much then it usually means you are in a nectar dearth. With summer coming to a...
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    Re: Moved entrance, bees confused?

    They will adapt to the new entrance. No worries.
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    Re: How to Fix my Beekeeping Mistake?

    If there is plenty of honey in the bottom box you would be alright to clean out the burr comb and put in the new frames. I would recommend moving two of the frames up from the bottom box to the...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I would hold out until you can get an eighteen or twenty frame motorized extractor. I purchased the Dadant 20 frame radial three years ago and it has been a great machine. Very pleased with my...
  18. Re: What are you selling your honey for in quart and pint glass jars in VA?

    Honey prices vary greatly from area to area. One thing I do is monitor the honey prices in the local grocery stores and health food stores. These are the prices your customers will be comparing your...
  19. Thread: Fumagilin- B

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    Re: Fumagilin- B

    I have only used Fumagilin B twice. The first year I saw a small reduction in dysentery. The second year it didn't seem to make a difference and I had high losses. Many of the hives didn't even eat...
  20. Re: What plant/s are flowing nectar right now near Parsons, WV?

    I was out checking five of my bee yards on Saturday and could tell that bees were just starting another nectar flow. They had a good flow in June and then hit a dearth in early July. This pattern is...
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    Re: Timing for Summer Splits

    The most successful splits are done during a good nectar flow. I wouldn't recommend splitting this late in the summer. I make all my splits in April and May.
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    Re: Considering beekeeping

    A good place to start is a local beekeeping club.
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    Re: Fever following multiple stings

    I have a first aid kit in my bee truck that contains Benadryl and an EpiPen. Bee sting reactions can very from minor to a medium localized reaction. The most severe being anaphylactic shock. I have...
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    Re: is this chalk brood?

    It doesn't look like chalk brood. I appears to be some worker bees that died in the cells and began to mold.
  25. Re: How many days do you give a queenless hive to see larvae again?

    If I make splits and let them raise their own queen I wait four to five weeks. If I find a queen less hive as well as an empty queen cell I usually give them a week or two for the new queen to start...
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