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  1. Thread: afb control

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    agian clayton, the reason afb is becoming more...

    agian clayton, the reason afb is becoming more and more prevalent in the us is exactly your style of beekeeping, beekeepers ar not sterilize their infected equipment, and burning infected comb, they...
  2. Thread: old combs

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    see i appriciate your opinion, but please try and...

    see i appriciate your opinion, but please try and refrain from degrading my intelligence, coumaphose was given a emergency use permit by the usda, i am totally unaware of any coumphose resistant...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mainelybees:
    Thanks Clay.
    I am considering using the mineral oil treatment spoken of in the FGMO posts, both the mop cord and the fogger...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mainelybees:
    Thank you for the explanation joelz.
    Now, how long have you been keeping bees? How many hives do you currently have? And, EXACTLY...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Clayton:


    It is a brood disease not a box disease.

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    not a box disease? afb spores in a infected hive are to be considered...
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    it is the same reason you dont mix fumidil with...

    it is the same reason you dont mix fumidil with your syrup everytime you feed your bees, or leave apstain strips in overwinter. sfb can build a resistance to terimiacin. feeding with powdered sugar...
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    grease patties are a tracheal mite supressant,...

    grease patties are a tracheal mite supressant, leave them in the hive year round, terrrimiacin mixed with grease patties is a bad old idea, all this succeeds in doing is producing a antibiotic...
  8. Thread: Hive Lcation

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    barry did you ever notice on a cold morning which...

    barry did you ever notice on a cold morning which bees were foraging first, the shade ones or the hives in the morning sun?your telling me that bees that dont start foraging until later in the...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by loggermike:
    Joel,Didnt you ever hear the saying"waste not,want not"?An old farmer once told me the way to get good equipment cheap was to pick it up...
  10. Thread: old combs

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    dee please , i am not losing any bees dear and...

    dee please , i am not losing any bees dear and cornell university does not teach a biological mite control because at this time there is no complete biological control, thats fact. what bothers me is...
  11. Thread: nails

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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rainesridgefarm:
    I have drilled and used deck screws on them and they turned out great. I built a total of ten new hives two bodies deep with tops...
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    freshly cut lumber is treated?? with what air?...

    freshly cut lumber is treated?? with what air? and your bees prefer old supers? how can you tell?? painting and cleaning bodies and supers for sure trying to repair damaged corners and hole with...
  13. Thread: old combs

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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rainesridgefarm:
    What bee problems? You just do not get it!! Build their immune system and all the problems go away. Kelp tea, pepperment oils,...
  14. Thread: old combs

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    well dee must be ive missed something all the...

    well dee must be ive missed something all the classes i have taken at cornell and not once has there a suggestion that your methods work?????? i have a number you can contact nick or one of his...
  15. Thread: old combs

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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Clayton:
    &gt; oh formic acid is a natural occuring chemical, so im organic too...

    Yes. But not at the level that you are using it. Formic burns the...
  16. Thread: old combs

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    ok dee ill refrain from your style of mane...

    ok dee ill refrain from your style of mane calling, you are trying to market your solution to the mite problem in the u.s. and anyone who disagrees with you are ignorant loudmouths, i hope all...
  17. Thread: old combs

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    hello barry quite interesting, my contacts at...

    hello barry quite interesting, my contacts at cornell, dont seem to have the expertese in organic beekeeping as you do, maybe we could all attend a sminar in your beeyard?? i and thousands of...
  18. Thread: old combs

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    Originally posted by Clayton: hello...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Clayton:

    hello clay, do you purchase foundation or beeswax from a supplier? well guess what you have so called contaminated wax, how many mites do you count when you do...
  19. Thread: old combs

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    Originally posted by Barry: hello...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Barry:

    hello barry, do you purchase foundation, or raw beeswax from beekeeping suppliers? well guess what your buying beeswax with all of the chemicals used to surpress...
  20. Thread: Hive Lcation

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    my opinion, nit a good location, inside the woods...

    my opinion, nit a good location, inside the woods that is if you have open fields aroud why not place them along a wind break? and one important fact, place your hive where they can get the morning...
  21. Thread: old combs

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    Originally posted by rainesridgefarm: ...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by rainesridgefarm:


    why do you send samples in if they are clean, maybe you are missing your calling you should apply at ohio state university of penn state , or at...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sparrow:
    Thanks Joel,
    I'm going to try to make some from the plans on the Web site.
    Sparrow<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>plans are easy measure the demensions...
  23. Thread: frames revised

    by joelz
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    a nice thought clay but until a future...

    a nice thought clay but until a future breakthrough, you are kidding yourself if you think you can manage bees today in the usa without chemicals, maybe your bees will survive for a year or two or...
  24. Thread: old combs

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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rainesridgefarm:<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    ive been a beekeeper for over ten years and let me say this if your are not treating your hives with chemicals...
  25. Thread: old combs

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    clayton , yes i rotate my super comb completely...

    clayton , yes i rotate my super comb completely every other year and the honey from this comb is always first rate and bees have no problems drawing new comb during a flow. and beeswax selling for...
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