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    Hey, You guys still chat on this? I've been...

    Hey,

    You guys still chat on this? I've been meaning to check in but havent gotten around to it. What times are you all here?
  2. Thread: Hi

    by WineMan
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    How's the beekeeping world? Any of you guys...

    How's the beekeeping world? Any of you guys still around. I'm still alive! HaHa
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    unfortunately ive got too much experience on this...

    unfortunately ive got too much experience on this topic but it could be worse. yes the beetles have been here a long time now, something like spring of '98 or '99. you may have just picked them up...
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    since i never believe in sharing what my average...

    since i never believe in sharing what my average is i'll describe it as a below average to medium type of year. wet spring and cool summer made for poor honey crop during that period. good flows...
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    "being blessed with good weather" ...

    "being blessed with good weather"

    awwwww......a great honey flow makes even the junkiest bees and poorest beekeeper look good
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    Gregg/Loggermike a few of us tried thymol/fgmo...

    Gregg/Loggermike

    a few of us tried thymol/fgmo on around 1000 colonies this summer. kept real close track of them from time started til finished. final conclusion is that it has virtually no...
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    3 or 4 years ago before honey prices rose, 7-10...

    3 or 4 years ago before honey prices rose, 7-10 cents was the typical rate. so it has climbed but not a bunch.
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    as theyve said there are lots of reasons for the...

    as theyve said there are lots of reasons for the dead brood so dont get too concerned.

    ive never had any luck figuring out what is happening looking thru the pile of dead at the entrance. ...
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    the prices i know of for here and florida run...

    the prices i know of for here and florida run about 10-15 cents a pound. i dont know of anyone that gets the wax back.
  10. Thread: russian queens

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    as in when there is no russian left, they are...

    as in when there is no russian left, they are finally good!
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    next week and i should be done for the first...

    next week and i should be done for the first round. if luck's on my side, itll be all wrapped up come october 1st.

    and yes, too tired to move. lol!
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    honey production, i measure only two...

    honey production, i measure only two things----total barrels and yield per super.
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    hook get someone to do the ii work for you. ...

    hook

    get someone to do the ii work for you. it makes life much easier.


    do i gather right that you used daughters of an inseminated smr to raise a new generation of queens? what did you...
  14. Thread: oxcilic acid

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    i thought it broke down into part formic and...

    i thought it broke down into part formic and water when vaporized? maybe im going crazy too and just made that up. if its so, it should do in tracheal mites
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    become a trout bum

    become a trout bum
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    hoopingarner use to say that 16 was about the...

    hoopingarner use to say that 16 was about the limit on a yard in this state. but id say that most yards run 20 and some upto 50. over the long haul the forage runs pretty equal but the competition...
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    i smell a touch of stinky fall honey at night. ...

    i smell a touch of stinky fall honey at night. definately not a flow and theres none in the supers but they are starting. give em a week and maybe something will happen.
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    bobbb is the temperature maybe too hot for the...

    bobbb

    is the temperature maybe too hot for the thymol crystals/mixture you are using. it seems sensitive to direct sunlight and high temps to me. thymol does have a decent track record in...
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    sarah i see they are just starting to work...

    sarah

    i see they are just starting to work the stinkyrod a touch.
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    goldenrod-----not fit for human consumption!!!!

    goldenrod-----not fit for human consumption!!!!
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    not to tell youwhat to do but its not a legal...

    not to tell youwhat to do but its not a legal method of treatment. i dont recall for sure but tacktic is either fluvalinate or amitraz. fluvalinate is the active ingredient in apistan and amitraz...
  22. Thread: goldenrod

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    yep its one of the goldenrods. you cant mistake...

    yep its one of the goldenrods. you cant mistake it....only thing thats got such a color. i recall reading that there are hundreds of varities and michigan has something like 10. maybe those...
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    generally speaking the goldenrod wont start for...

    generally speaking the goldenrod wont start for you for about 2-3 more weeks. its been in blossom for about 15 days already but they wont head to it til it gets some nectar.
    if you need to feed i...
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    ive had some pure russians but substanitally more...

    ive had some pure russians but substanitally more hybrids. However, only from about 5 lines and only a couple hundred queens but heres a quick list of some traits....depends on your perspective...
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    ive culled out every russian, hybrid and anything...

    ive culled out every russian, hybrid and anything that might be related to them. i cant stand them plain and simple. they do have a few good qualities but they are far outweighed by a zillion...
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