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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus

    I second checking your mite load. A quick way to tell is to pull a purple eyed drone larva from its capped cell, and count the number of mites that you find. Do this to 5 or 10 drones. If you average...
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    Re: Queen advice

    Ill give it a try Frank. There were no supercedure cells on the comb, these all came from the bottom of the frame hanging in typical swarm cell fashion. But I did notice there was not much brood and...
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    Re: Queen advice

    Well I was going to requeen this hive due to the queens performance issues , she has a terrible laying pattern, slow start this year. So with that said I will get a local Queen and hope they accept...
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    Queen advice

    I was inspecting one of my hives today and found an emerging Queen from a swarm cell. there were several on the bottom of the frames so I caged her... my question is what do I do with her. I have not...
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    Re: Leveling Stand & Angry Bees

    I do this kind of work at night with a rachet strap and a entrance screen. If you have to, make a tripod over the hive and hoist it up, do your work and set it back down. Dont forget to plug the top...
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    Re: Demaree on the fly

    Good point that I overlooked. I will remove it ASAP. Thanks
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    Demaree on the fly

    Hi all, I am a 3rd year beekeeper from central Maine. I am running 2 hives and I have no mentor to check my work, so would the experienced keepers please check my work and critique it.
    My hives are...
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    Re: Joining from coastal Maine

    Hi and welcome,
    IMO, I wouldn't do any splits until they have overwintered here in Maine. During the spring build-up of their 2nd year is when I would consider a split, unless you have two deep hive...
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    Re: Mold problem

    You will always get foamy little bubbles patches on the top, white ones are good... green or off color ones...not so much.
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    Re: Mold problem

    This is fine, but Easy Clean is a cleaner... so you want to take it one step further by using a sanitizer as well. Also with this product you must rinse..
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    Re: Mold problem

    Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize... Oh, and did I mention sanitize... The key to home brewing, cider making and wine making is a bacteria free environment for the yeast to do its job. Once you sanitize...
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    Re: How long can duramycin be stored?

    Stability: After reconstitution, suspensions retain their potency for 14
    days at room temperature.
    This was Taken from this PDF
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    Re: How long can duramycin be stored?

    Terramycin can be found at any Tractor Supply. Most treatments have a lot number and an Expiration date printed on them. Terra is one year, so I would not go longer than that if it were me.
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    Re: Deer Season

    Well, that is a 10 pointer by Boone and Crocket or Pope and Young standards.
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    Re: What killed these bees?

    I kinda had to giggle when I read this thread. I did the same thing with my bottling bucket that had about a 1/4 cup of honey leftover. I laid it on its side so they could have safe access to the...
  16. Re: If you care for your bees, Please sign this petition!

    If Dan Rathers report in original post is having trouble try this one http://vimeo.com/29419200 or you can google "Bee Aware" by Dan Rather Sorry for inconvenience.
  17. Re: If you care for your bees, Please sign this petition!

    I'm sorry if my naming of the thread, in any way, indicated that you don't care for your bees. I assure you that was not my intent. I did not write this petition, if I had, there would be much more...
  18. If you care for your bees, Please sign this petition!

    We petition the Obama administration to:
    Have the EPA investigate systemic pesticides....
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    Re: varroa mite treatment

    Yes here is an excerpt from MAQS instructions. "Outside daytime temperature highs should be between 50 - 92F on days of application."
    I have used them and in the colder temps I think bee mortality...
  20. Re: EPA investigation of Systemic Pesticides

    Come on people... these pesticides are killing your bees. Dan Rather reported on them. Watch it here http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/for-those-of-you-who-wanted-to-watch/ It takes 3 minutes...
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    The link you posted sends me to a bad request page. Could you fix it please? Thank you
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    Re: My syrup turned rock hard

    Don't worry Jeff the difference between weight and volume is negligible. What I do is if I only want 1 gallon, I pour 5 lbs of sugar into a 1 gallon pail and with the sugar still in the pail stir in...
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    Re: Best hive-top feeder?

    Thank you Erin, I am currently using the 1 gallon pails with the screen on them. the problem is that the lids do not have a gasket and I have had several leak all over the top board setting of a...
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    Re: My syrup turned rock hard

    You are making 1:1 syrup. A gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs. So to one gallon of water you will need 16 lbs. of sugar not 8 for 2:1. Just so ya know.
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    Best hive-top feeder?

    I'm just trying to avoid the pitfalls!!! I have seen threads about some hive-top feeders that were poorly designed and I would like to avoid them. I have searched for the topic, but the forums search...
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