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  1. Thread: Nosema ?

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    Re: Nosema ?

    Actually Tonysea, ask 10 beekeepers their opinion and you'll get 12 different opinions because by the time all 10 have voiced theirs, the first two will have changed their minds. lol
  2. Re: Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    Well judging from my inspection and these pics, it's looking like AFB to me. Agree advisors? Not all cells had this brown gook but enough did. Also it was not ropey but it was as you see it. Brown...
  3. Re: Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    Math and Vance, one was a 2nd year hive from a package going into last Winter. It had very good honey production last year. I planned to requeen but did not. I do recall during my inspection seeing a...
  4. Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    2 of my 4 hives going into winter died out. I just tore them apart to see what happened. Both clusters were small and still in the bottom box of the 2 deeps. They were mostly head first into the...
  5. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Here it is in action last season. I might look into a way to stabilize the whole unit better but the wobbling stopped once the frames were spun the first minute and equalized.
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  6. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. It really worked well last season. Cleaned up easily and totally held together ready for this season. This year the only improvements I plan to make are...
  7. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Science girl there should be no reason for wood particles. All of the pieces were cut cleanly. Where do you see the possibility of that happening?
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    Lost 2 of my 4 hives already

    I lost one new package install from this Spring and one 2nd year hive. That one was a good honey maker this past summer. They looked great going into the Fall. My other 2 hives are looking pretty...
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    Ten.. your first year there probably will not be any surplus honey to take from the bees. They put so much energy into building comb and getting there new home setup that there usually is not any...
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    Re: I hope I didn't OD my bees on OA

    I weighed out 2.5 grams and it was about a half teaspoon. 2-3 grams per double deep is what I heard from somewhere as the recommended dosing.
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    I hope I didn't OD my bees on OA

    My plan this year for each double deep hive was 3 OA vaporization treatments 5 days apart using 1/2 tsp of OA each time. I did these in August. Than just 1 treatment this month. I used 1/2 tsp of the...
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    Re: Bald Faced Hornets Nest

    I agree! I want to see this!
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    Re: Farming practices on my bees

    Dobee.. do consider the advantages of starting with 2 to 3 hives also as opposed to one hive. Your original post included the word "hive(s)" so that's good. Definitely hiveS. You will learn much more...
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    Re: Diagnosing a Queenless Colony

    Thanks MP!!
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    Re: Hives made out of cherry?

    What Mr Beeman and Michael Bush said.

    Since it's free to you, cost is not an issue but weight would be. The dang boxes are heavy enough when full of honey.

    But there is a thing of value too....
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    Re: Homemade Extractor

    I made this one this past spring and for under $60. It worked great.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302375-My-homemade-extractor-4-frame-radial-for-about-60&p=1151680#post1151680
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Thanks Ross. For some reason I thought you posted a pic in the first post but it was just your fb page. That's a nice easy effective mouse guard. And I already have that same hw cloth.
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    I am in lower Michigan and looking for 90 lbs of honey at a minimum. I don't have a scale so I look at honey frames and estimate from there. A full medium frame for me has been weighing 4 lbs each (9...
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    Re: New with many questions

    Welcome CentralWis. I am in Michigan just across the lake from you. I am at the end of my second season and have learned much of the little I know from this forum. You will get lots of great advise...
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Mouse Guard! haha
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Gotta love the local advise! However, when I clicked the link it took me to your fb page but I didn't see any pics of mouse guards.
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Greg, I used 1/2" hardware cloth last year and did not have any mice but I have heard that a mouse can get through that if they really want to. I'd like to find some 3/8".
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    Time for mouse guards?

    I just noticed the next several nights are getting into the low 40's. Probably time for mouse guards, yes?

    What criteria do you use to determine when to install them?
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    Re: OAX Treatment Times

    I did the 3 treatments every 5 days as well. I've read a lot of research indicating that it an optimum interval.

    I'm in lower Michigan and did mine mid-September however I have one out yard that...
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    Re: What is OAV?

    Aargh...hate when that happens.
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