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  1. Re: These are yellow jackets right? Pictures.

    Yep, yellow jackets. Honey bees don't make nests in the ground.
  2. Re: How long do most neew beekeepers keep at it?

    Yes, Glock still is an active beekeeper. He posts quite a bit on Facebook on a queen breeders forum.
  3. Thread: AFB?

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    Re: AFB?

    it appears sturdier to me. I doubt i'll need to buy another one unless I want to do more than a hive at time. I'm sure SNL can tell you the specific differences.
  4. Thread: AFB?

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    Re: AFB?

    I like the Varrox. It's a top quality unit.
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    Re: Is it too late to start this year?

    I agree with Trottet1. I'm the pres of my local club and I respond to people all of the time between meetings. If you were up here if I couldn't find you a nuc I'm sure we could make a pair of splits...
  6. Re: Noticed a gap in between top feeder and broodbox.

    You could use duct tape or weatherstripping to seal it up.
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    Re: Feeding when adding a new super?

    I don't have any issue with feeding to get supers drawn out if you want to get a head start for next year. If they cap any of the frames while feeding, just scratch and feed it back to them in the...
  8. Re: At Least 4 Injured When Bees Swarm Graduation Ceremony In Pasadena

    I've heard AHB will inhabit small places like water meters and the like.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    What is it that P.T. Barnum said? I sell my nucs for about half that amount.
  10. Thread: Mark's Pic

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    Re: Mark's Pic

    That's great, Mark! How do I get one?
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    Re: Approved varroa mite control for PA?

    Anybody drive 60 mph in a 55 mph zone?
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    Re: Approved varroa mite control for PA?

    libhart, this is from the Brushy Mountain website " We have mentioned that Oxalic Acid has been approved by the EPA; however for it to be used legally it must be registered in the individual states...
  13. Re: Painting a hive with bees already in the hive

    Move them into a newly painted box and then re-paint the old one for another hive or time.
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    Re: Selling 2 Oz Bears

    I get at least $2 for them when I sell them individually retail.
  15. Re: Very late starting mite treatment--now what?

    Snugent, I use the half dose method with MAQS and have had no queen losses. It's supposed to get 70 % of the mites which should get you to the end of the harvest where you could then treat with the...
  16. Re: Very late starting mite treatment--now what?

    Why not use MAQS if you have a mite issue? You can leave the supers on and not have to feed the honey back since it's safe to eat.
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    Re: New Nuc dead with 4 days

    I'll defer to those in the south where they are a major pest. Up here they are a minor annoyance.
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    Re: New Nuc dead with 4 days

    Small hive beetle invasion?
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    Formic would take care of both the tracheal and varroa mites.
  20. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    Are you using straight sugar water with nothing added to prevent if from molding? Use something to prevent fermenting and mold. You can use ProHealth (Mann Lake), Honey-Bee Healthy, or bleach(search...
  21. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    If you have the Mann Lake feeders with the hardware cloth folded to cover the area where the bees come up from the hive to access the feed, don't use an inner cover and top entrance that allows...
  22. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    I agree with Dan. Additionally if you run a bead of silicon caulk around where the screen meets the feeder the bees won't be able to get into the feed area when it gets empty.
  23. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    i wouldn't leave the feeder on all year round. They will most likely fill the underside with comb making a mess you'll have to clean. I can't speak to feeding now since I don't know your area.
  24. Thread: Stung again

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    Re: Stung again

    That's why I wear gloves.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    That's what I do. I pick the correct time of the season and trade a newly painted box for the one that needs painting.
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