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  1. Thread: SHB Help

    by Robbin
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    Re: SHB Help

    You probably need a couple hundred bees to make it. Frames with comb and a laying queen and you've got a chance. If all you found was a couple SHB and larva, they are not what caused your bees to...
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    Re: Would like to feedback

    Yep, freezing doesn't hurt the honey, but it kills anything in the comb that can ruin the honey. Plastic bags on tight will keep them out after the freezing has killed any eggs or larva.
    I take...
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    Re: Would like to feedback

    Store frames in a freezer if you remove any. Kills any pest that could destroy them once they are not where the bees can watch them. Once frozen they can be removed and put in plastic bags to...
  4. Thread: SHB Help

    by Robbin
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    Re: SHB Help

    If they had left because of the SHB, it would have been obvious. Lots of SHB and Larva and slim. Don't leave them a lot of honey as that is what the SHB turns into slim, leave them enough to eat...
  5. Thread: SHB Help

    by Robbin
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    Re: SHB Help

    Probably too late already. I would try checkmite as it kills SHB. You can't get this far behind the power curve, once they take over, it's too late. I would try screened bottom boards with oil...
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    Re: summer mite populations and crashes

    I'm in NW Florida and our flow has been over for about a month. We are in full fledged dearth here so I can't imagine that anywhere in Ga is not rapidly approaching the dearth if they aren't in it...
  7. How long should I leave a queen that is not laying?

    I put a frame with queen cells in a QC. 4 weeks later, there is a very large queen in there. Not a small virgin. A very big bodied queen, but not an egg, larva or capped brood anywhere. I first...
  8. Thread: shb recipe

    by Robbin
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    Re: shb recipe

    If they are mean enough, I'll sure kill their queen...
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    Re: Digusting Sight BeeHive

    Yep, sounds like that got slimed by SHB. Which means he has a problem in all his hives. If they are weak, he's going to lose them. He should treat them while he still has a can.
  10. Thread: released queen

    by Robbin
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    Re: released queen

    Well for your first post that is pretty original! I would "GUESS" that she will be fine, cleaned up and laying in a couple of weeks, but I'd give her two full weeks and then go look for eggs, larva...
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    Re: New ultra breeze suit arrived/worn

    I wear white boxers, I'm on a family farm. I also where a tight, mositure wicking tee as the material is too rough on the inside to suit me. What a great investment.
  12. Thread: Mites

    by Robbin
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    Re: Mites

    You don't have a mite problem. I've read a lot of different numbers for mite drop counts. I personally use 25+ in a 24 hour period before I consider treating. I've started treating my Treatment...
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    I tried it and liked it. every now and then I get a few single combs that don't extract, but I much prefer not having to deal with cleaning up honey and cappings.
    I set the comb on the edge of the...
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    Re: fighting about water

    I think your pond is awesome, better than mine and I'm on a farm. I've got you beat on the planting thou, I've got about 8 acres of clover for the girls.
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    I bought one on ebay for 319. Stainless, 4 deeps or 8 Meds. Worked better than I expected. I didn't want to spend the money either, but decided I'd buy one I could use in the future and get use out...
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    Re: Honey quantity???

    I got about 2 1/2 gallons out of each medium this year.
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    Re: SWARM!! Now what....

    thanks Vance, I should have known that!
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    Re: SWARM!! Now what....

    If a queen excluder on the bottom board can stop a swarm, why don't we put excluders on all our hives and stop all swarming?
  19. Re: Screened Bottoms Boards...from a first timer

    "Weighing the info, thanks!! My hives have SBB. I planned on switching to solid before freezing temps. "

    I don't, mine were on during two very unusal cold spells, down to 15 degrees this winter. ...
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    Re: Should virgin queen always pipe?

    I would love to hear one pipe, but I never have. So I can't imagine that not hearing piping is a sign that you can count on. The bees know what they are doing, if they are supersededing they won't...
  21. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    The FIRST step, is to admit you have a problem...:lpf:
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    Re: Reaction of Bees to New Queen?

    I can often tell if a hive is queenright by how calm they are. Anytime a hive gets mean on me during a simple inspection, I check for a queen. I've only had one hive that was queen right that was...
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    Re: Ultrabreeze suit/leg length input needed

    I live in Florida where it's really hot. I got the full suit and wear just my underwear under it. That said, If I had to do it over, I would get just the jacket. I may still get the jacket as...
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    Re: letting the bees clean frames

    Our dearth has already started. I'll try it with a couple frames first. Thanks for the warning about the dearth, when I did it before, I was starting to feed some in the middle of the dearth. ...
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    Re: letting the bees clean frames

    I put some about 100 yards away, next to my feed station. They destroyed the comb in a day. I'm going to try putting the supers on my strongest hives this weekend. Hopefully that will keep my...
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