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    Dick, I like your mnemonic device better...I...

    Dick,

    I like your mnemonic device better...I think it's more appropriate for beekeeping! I'll have to start using it. Thanks also for using the word mnemonic. When I posted the other day, I bet I...
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    Color Code Memory Device

    This is from George's Pink Pages.....Will You Read Good Books?.....White, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue. I have trouble remembering if White starts with 0 or 1. If I mark every year, I can usually...
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    Thanks Tecumseh for the information. Now that you...

    Thanks Tecumseh for the information. Now that you mention it, I had heard about the gene splicing. It's been discussed here on Beesource! My memory just needed a little prompting.

    Thanks again.
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    Winevines, I'm not sure where in northern Va...

    Winevines,

    I'm not sure where in northern Va you are located, but I'm in the piedmont area of Md. My bees are really bringing in pollen right now. In the morning, probably every 2nd or 3rd bee...
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    This is the 1st I've heard of any potential...

    This is the 1st I've heard of any potential problems with using Bt in beehives. Has anyone heard any cautions about using Bt to control wax moths in supers? I'm about to treat all my empty supers...
  6. A Nice Surprise!

    I heard a van pull up Monday morning and when I got to the back door, who should appear but Walt! He stopped by last year also when he was in the area. What a nice surprise. We spent a couple hours...
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    [QUOTE=coyote;253495]My favorite way to eat honey...

    [QUOTE=coyote;253495]My favorite way to eat honey is sitting on that little raised deck thingy above the aft stateroom on a Morgan 41' Out Island sailboat off the coast of the Keys. It seems to taste...
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    Looks to me like it's Clethra alnifolia.....sweet...

    Looks to me like it's Clethra alnifolia.....sweet pepper bush...My bees really like it here. I just have a couple of shrubs....I wish there were acres of it nearby. It has a nice fragrance too.

    Tim
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    Dick, To what do you attribute your success?

    Dick,

    To what do you attribute your success?
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    You might give Heitkam's Honey Bees a try (...

    You might give Heitkam's Honey Bees a try ( 530-865-9562 ).
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    Anybody? Thanks. Tim

    Anybody?

    Thanks.

    Tim
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    Thanks once again, Michael, for taking the time...

    Thanks once again, Michael, for taking the time to transcribe this so that it is available for all of us. I've only had time to skim through it, but I plan to study it more in depth in the next...
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    Mann Lake PF-100 and PF-120 Frames

    The last shipment of PF-100 and PF-120 frames that I received was in mid May. The cell size was slightly under 5.0mm. It seems to me that someone mentioned in a thread here that Mann Lake was going...
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    Have any of you experimented with using carbon...

    Have any of you experimented with using carbon dioxide for wax moth and/or small hive beetle control yet? I'd sure be interested in hearing about your experiences.

    Thanks.

    Tim
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    "Mites can't groom themselves. Their legs won't...

    "Mites can't groom themselves. Their legs won't reach,
    and neither with their mouth parts."

    Jim,

    Are you saying that they can't groom their dorsal surface? If so, then I would agree, but I...
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    Michael, Where in the hive did you discover...

    Michael,

    Where in the hive did you discover it? What was it doing? What size was it? What color was it? Other than pictures, I've never seen one.

    If I remember right, I think there was an...
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    I just did a search here on Beesource and also...

    I just did a search here on Beesource and also googled it....Very interesting...especially the part about the smooth walls of our modern beehive not providing hiding places for them....It was also...
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    So Michael, is this the secret weapon in your...

    So Michael, is this the secret weapon in your arsenal in the fight against the varroa mite? Are these the new silver bullet?

    Become a pseudo scorpion farmer....Don't miss out on this once in a...
  19. Thread: Is it true?

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    Rob S, Another thing to consider is that by...

    Rob S,

    Another thing to consider is that by allowing them to make their own queen, they have interrupted their brood cycle. This also interrupts the reproductive cycle of the varroa mites....
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    Darrel, Are the nectar flows in the mountains...

    Darrel,

    Are the nectar flows in the mountains early? I live in the piedmont area and the main flow here is black locust, tulip poplar and other spring flowers. Once the tulip poplar flow has...
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    Originally posted by WG BEE FARM: I have found...

    Originally posted by WG BEE FARM:

    I have found that I like the daughters from the Minn. Hyg X VSH in my hives in NC and I like the Carn. X VSH daughters in my hives in the VA Blue Ridge Mountains....
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    Thanks Michael, I haven't had a chance to do...

    Thanks Michael,

    I haven't had a chance to do more than just glance at it yet, but I'm looking forward to reading it as I get some spare time. I'm also really looking forward to the queens I've...
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    Keith, There is some discussion of 8 frame...

    Keith,

    There is some discussion of 8 frame sizing between the different manufacturers.I don't know how to do the linking process, but if you do a title search for 8- frame plastic excluders in the...
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    I see that Mann Lake also has a PF-500 and a...

    I see that Mann Lake also has a PF-500 and a PF-520 Rite-cell Pro Frame. Does anyone know what the cell size is on these? Is it the same as the PF-100 and PF-120?

    Thanks.

    TIM
  25. I paint the edges also. After they have dried for...

    I paint the edges also. After they have dried for a day, I stack them with a sheet of 4 mil. polyfilm between each super.I cut them to about 18" x 22". They don't stick to the plastic. You could...
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