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  1. Re: Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    Thanks for the comments and advice everyone. Its very appreciated. I've learned a lot from this site.

    I'm tempted to try to reduce it to one box with 2 frames of brood (capped and hatched) and a...
  2. Re: Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    Well, 2 weeks later and no larvae, no capped brood and now no eggs. As mentioned in the original post, there were tons of eggs the last time I was in the hive. The eggs just are not making it. I...
  3. Re: Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    Thanks for the comments Wolfer and Zbee. I was planning to add a frame of capped from the strong hive this evening (this mornings was just a quick check) and I'll be sure to include the nurse bees,...
  4. Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    Hi All,

    I tried a search, but most posts asked about no eggs too and my queen is a strong layer with lots of eggs present.

    I have 2 hives and this one has been weak from the begginning. I...
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    Re: MAQS vs oxalic acid vapor

    Thanks for the reply's. I don't know if he sells other stuff, but I don't think so. He's a smaller supplier from what I understand. He may have just mixed up the Oxalic and Formic, but I don't...
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    Re: MAQS vs oxalic acid vapor

    First year beek myself, so I'm looking for answers on treating with OA vapor, too. My nuc supplier said the OA vapor will damage the queen and didn't recommend using it. Was he confusing OA with...
  7. Re: Anyone know where I can buy a cheap honey extractor?

    Mann Lake has a 3/6 frame stainless extracter kit on sale through tomorrow. It includes a stand, knife, sieve, bucket with spout and scratcher.
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    Giving this a try in MN

    Well, I better introduce myself. I'm just getting started this coming spring with 2 hives south of Prior Lake. My grandfather was a beekeeper for a living when I was growing up (70's and 80's), so...
  9. Re: Major Report concludes: "Neonicotinoids are An Unnacceptable Danger to Bees"

    And here in the US nothing will be done. A quote taken from the EPA's web site on neonicotinoids, "To EPA's knowledge, none of the incidents that led to suspensions (refering to France, Germany,...
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