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    Re: Burr comb brood (why?)

    Thanks that makes a lot of sense.
    Any idea about how hive #1 has accumilated a super of honey already? I left this super on last fall because it had a small amount of honey and I was nervious that...
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    Burr comb brood (why?)

    After investigating my hives (6) yesterday I saw differences in every hive that I could not understand. One item was that in three hives there was considerable burr comb that had large larva (exposed...
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    Re: A Request

    I'm new too but have enjoyed reading George's Pink Pages by George W. Imire. I don't know if he is published but I found some papers through the TN Beekeeper's Association web site under learning. He...
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    Re: swarm collect gone wrong?

    Think I should seal them up in there or give them limited access?
    Should I make a big effort to determine which hive split?
    If I figure out which one should I do anything special for it? new queen?...
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    swarm collect gone wrong?

    Tuesday 5:00pm find frantic bees in the bee yard so I watch and find them collecting on a branch. Cant tell which, if any of my of my hives is swarming. Lots of bees on every hive. (all new 2010...
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    Re: Tracheal mite treatment issues?

    Just as you suspected I did not know if I had TM but rather treated as precaution as I was advised. I justified that fumes the from menthol (like that rubbed on a baby's chest) were less than...
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    Re: SHBs are killing my hives!!!

    What about the Georga Bee man's trap. Seen it on Youtube? Any thoughts?
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    Re: Tracheal mite treatment issues?

    Thanks for all the help. I just went back out and the bees seem to be back in the hive and working away. Even overcast and 85 degrees here the fumes must have been pretty strong at first. As...
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    Re: Tracheal mite treatment issues?

    Thanks, I will check that. -- Is menthol a standard treatment? Does it run bees out? Benny
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    Tracheal mite treatment issues?

    I took some advice to treat tracheal Mites in August with menthol. So I found a West Virginia University paper on Menthol-Canola oil mix soaked into paper towels for a treatment method. Sounded good...
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    Re: first post

    I am pretty active with our MCBA (Montg Co BK Assoc). They have been very helpful whenever I ask.
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    Re: first post

    Thanks, I'll look for him
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    Re: first post

    Thanks, I do have screen bottoms and am working on mite control with traps and some medications. Still finding what is right for me.
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    Re: robbers?

    Thanks;
    I have no entrance feeders. I'm feeding with quart jars on the inside cover in an empty box with the outer cover on top. These were empty earlier tonight. All my other hives have a thousand...
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    robbers?

    Just came from my hives (dusk). These are five 2010 nucs. #1 had probably 3 lbs of bees on the landing board and face of lower hive box. Bees piled 3 and 4 deep. Couldn't see entrance due to pile of...
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    first post

    I am a 4 year beehaver and working to be a beekeeper. Civil engineer with 6 hives. Lost 4 last year. Started 2010 with 5 nuks and a small fistfull of 09 bees. Replaced the queen in the one small 2009...
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