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    I had the exact problem you're describing...

    I had the exact problem you're describing hoosier.

    Does a treatment of menthol in a dead hive kill any tracheal mites or will they die on their own?

    Rich

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  2. Thread: dead bees

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    I had three hives going into the winter. I've...

    I had three hives going into the winter. I've lost two. I am positive the one loss I've had was due to tracheal mites. I had a good one inch layer of bees on my screen bottom board. All that was...
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    I would also seek out a basic beekeeping class. ...

    I would also seek out a basic beekeeping class. Many associations offer free one day seminars. I'm in NJ and that's what I did my first year. Also, here is a link that has alot of good info...
  4. Thread: Requeening

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    Thank you all for your advice. My bees seem to...

    Thank you all for your advice.

    My bees seem to be pretty gentle considering they are bees. I still do get stung occasionally.

    My plan is to create a split leaving the old queen with the...
  5. Thread: splits---nuks

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    Question creating nucs as Clayton described If...

    Question creating nucs as Clayton described

    If I created a nuc using Italian brood but introduced a Carnolian queen, would this work?

    Seems like it shouldn't make much difference being that the...
  6. Thread: Requeening

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    Hello fellow beekeepers, I am considering...

    Hello fellow beekeepers,
    I am considering requeening my hives with Carniolans. They are
    currently Italians.

    Could someone comment on what issues are involved with this? I've
    been told it is...
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    Does anyone know of any threat to honeybees...

    Does anyone know of any threat to honeybees regarding this pesticide? It's used for the treatment of the gypsy moth catepillar. I have a couple inquiries out on this and I may post the answer...
  8. Thread: Thanks

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    Dear Dr. Rodriquez, I am planning to use FGMO in...

    Dear Dr. Rodriquez,
    I am planning to use FGMO in my hives this spring. I plan to keep accurate records and report the results.

    regards,

    Rich Bruno
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    the main thing to remember is that you need to...

    the main thing to remember is that you need to maintain the beespace around your frames that will hang within the hive. That means on the ends of the frames, below and above.

    You can double check...
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    thanks. Looks great

    thanks.

    Looks great
  11. Thread: Thanks

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    must you use the STE oil or can you use any type...

    must you use the STE oil or can you use any type of FGMO. Must it be the 0.86 density?

    Please advise

    Rich
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    Is it possible to purchase these from a supplier...

    Is it possible to purchase these from a supplier in the USA or are they illegal right now?

    Does anyone have a supplier and your experience using them?

    thanks

    Rich
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    Hello Andrea, Your pictures don't come up in the...

    Hello Andrea,
    Your pictures don't come up in the browser.

    If you could email them to me I would appreciate it.

    thanks

    Rich
  14. Thread: AFB control

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    Dear Clay, I read your post and thought it was...

    Dear Clay,
    I read your post and thought it was excellent. I'm looking for non chemical ways to control all diseases and thought your explanation of how you control afb was great.

    In short, what...
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    Does anyone have plans for any type of feeder? ...

    Does anyone have plans for any type of feeder?

    I like to build my own stuff and would appreciate plans that anyone might have.

    thanks

    Rich
    Oakland, NJ
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