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  1. Re: Formerly booming hive, multiple eggs per cell, visible queen

    Thanks for the advice michael. I may give them a boost with a 'mini' newspaper combine and see what happens. I really like this hive and would like to give them a chance if possible.
  2. Formerly booming hive, multiple eggs per cell, visible queen

    Got in my hives today for the first check since winter and found something curious.

    My strongest hive last year (2012 carniolan queen) has formerly overwintered in a very small cluster. In the...
  3. Re: Handful of bees in the grass that can't fly. DWV, Tracheal mites, another virus?

    OP, I had a very similar problem last spring. Same behavior, but no deformed wings. I collected samples and sent it off the the bee lab, ended up being nosema apis.
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    Re: Getting Mann Lake to make 4.9 plastic

    My gripe with the PF series is the comb they build on the bottom of each frame. They don't do it nearly as much with my foundationless frames. I would love to be able to buy sheets for my wood...
  5. OAV or Hopguard? Which has a lesser impact on the hive?

    I'm fairly aware of the limitations of each (not able to reach mites in the cells, 3x application, etc), but I am curious what the general opinion is of both methods and their impact on the hive? ...
  6. Re: Very strange problem with one hive - bees clustered on ground

    Realized I forgot to update this thread!

    The issue came back with a vengeance and 2 hives ended up showing the same problems this year so I decided to try and get to the bottom of the problem. I...
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    Re: Russians around UT?

    I wonder why this is? I'm not sure why people get so emotional about these discussions, it's just bees after all. Information like this (first hand) is extremely helpful in making decisions. ...
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    Re: Russians around UT?

    Boris, there is no need to be snippy. We are having a serious conversation and nobody is getting defensive except you. I have related my personal experiences and what I've read and that is the...
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    Re: Russians around UT?

    UTNewBee, you seem to have your mind made up already. For every thread you have posted saying russians are gentle, there is another on beesource relating a bad experience. One of your copied...
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    Re: Russians around UT?

    UTNewbee,

    My opinion is that you need to listen to some of the more experienced beekeepers here. Did you ask Harvest Lane what they thought of the Russians? He has told me his experience wasn't...
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    Re: Carniolian or Italian for a requeen?

    Talvez, no question that in the Cache valley you should look seriously at Carniolans. You have severe winters and Carni's excel at this. I'd either let your current queen ride or look at a local...
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    Re: Bumblebees hanging out under my hives

    To Ralph and Hilreal's point: bees are going to get eaten and killed. With 80,000 bees (+/-) in a hive in the summer, some are going to get eaten or killed by birds, dragonflies, snakes, bats,...
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    Re: Bumblebees hanging out under my hives

    Why remove them if they arent bugging the hive? My hives have a whole host of critters hanging around; snakes, spiders, ants, potato bugs, etc. None bug the hive so I leave 'em alone. A strong...
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    Re: Locating the queen

    This is what works for me:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?269692-Found-the-queen-again!-What-worked-for-me&highlight=queen
  15. Thread: bee suit

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    Re: Article About Beekeeping

    Love my Ultrabreeze. I wear it with shorts and socks, no shirt; cool as can be.
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    Re: 37 million bees dead

    Just because Xerces advocates for responsible use of pesticide does not make them an 'anti-pesticide group'. They are a pro-pollinator group, and one that I'm honestly surprised more of us don't...
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    Re: Found the queen again! What worked for me.

    Had to find 2 queens in the last 2 weeks; these tips worked again for me. Hopefully this will help a few other beekeepers out!
  18. Re: Full bee suit and jacket/veil combo recommendations?

    Love my Ultrabreeze! Well built, great customer service, and cool.

    I actually have an extra Ultrabreeze Jacket that has only been used 2x that I've been thinking of selling; PM me if you are...
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    Re: A few More

    Both of the queens I have from him are the only hives I have that are crashing from not only varroa but trachael mites. Rampant K wing, bees all over the ground twitching, etc. I'm not sure...
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    Thanks Charlie, I appreciate the clarification.
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    Re: Queen with broken front leg - is there hope?

    I'm glad I didn't replace her out of fear she wouldn't do well. She turned out to be quite the rockstar.
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    Re: Queen with broken front leg - is there hope?

    Just an update to this thread.... The queen not only lasted through the winter, but came out of winter like a hurricane. My efforts to stay on top of the hive failed and they recently swarmed. ...
  23. Re: Tracheal Mite Problem? - Check out this video

    I have the exact same problem with 2 of my hives this year. I suspect trachael mites as well as the queen lineage of those same 2 hives is very suspect.
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    Charlie, just curious, but how have you had the ML vented jacket for several years? Wasn't this a new item from ML and Pigeon Mountain in the last 2 years?
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    Re: A few More

    Bringing this back up to the top. I've read mixed reviews on Hopguard in the last year, read that MAQS can be very hard on queens, and read a few reports of absconding when the thymol products are...
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