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  1. Thread: Bee-z-smoker

    by mgmoore7
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    Re: Bee-z-smoker

    No thanks.
    At $150, another electronic device to deal with and batteries and charging.

    I got a torch like the one below and it has so many uses. One click and it fires up and lighting or...
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    Re: Wax moths in Honey Supers.

    Fire away.
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    Re: Wax moths in Honey Supers.

    I think I just had a revelation that makes me look stupid. I had a criss cross stacked with no lid set outside so that it would have light. But... it gets dark at night.

    So the revelation is...
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    Re: Wax moths in Honey Supers.

    In FL, I have experienced wax moth in frames that had plenty of light. Maybe is reduces the infestation but it definately does not stop it.
  5. Thread: Does SHB

    by mgmoore7
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    Re: Does SHB

    They definately slow down during the winter. Here in FL, usually the later summer months (July, Aug, Sept) are when they may get bad enough to overtake a hive. Of course there are variables..

    I...
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    Re: Wax moths in Honey Supers.

    I hate the moths....

    I have found the following in 3 years of learning this stuff.
    -the moths will definately go after wax that has had brood over without.
    -the next thing they like is pollen....
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    Re: inspection checklist

    This year I have gone from 3-4 hives to 15. If I continued to inspect 15 hives like I did when I had just a few, it would take me 3-4 hours probably.

    Part of it is just learning what to look...
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    Re: Para moth crystals and SHB larva

    Be sure there is zero honey.

    And even more importantly, cut out any and all pollen. One cell of pollen will get eggs for SHB.
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    Re: Any luck with AJ's Beetle eater??

    No, the trap sits between frames. It does not take the space of a frame.
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    Re: to feed or not to feed

    I would close them up for the day. The night before, uses some #8 screen and close the entrance. You can feed them too.
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    Re: Summer Feeding & Ventilation

    Feed them. With a screen bottom board or even not, they will be fine. I am in FL and deal with alot more heat than you do for alot longer. I do use screened bottom boards on most and they do make...
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    Re: Any luck with AJ's Beetle eater??

    They do work to at least some degree. I am not sure they will work well enough if the hive is weak.

    Best defense is full sun and strong hives. After that come traps of various types and the AJ...
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    Re: SHB? Photos from one of my queen castles...

    Does not look like SHB to me and I have seen alot of them.
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    Re: Freight costs.... awful

    I have found that there is alot of improvement that could be made by many of these companies.
  15. Thread: Yard Spacing

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    Re: Yard Spacing

    sqkcrk makes a good point. You should have 2 yards. I have 2 yards now. One at the back of my house but don't have anymore room. The other I have room but if I want to take a split from this...
  16. Thread: Sun or shade?

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    Re: Sun or shade?

    Find out if there are small hive beetles in your area. If there are, full sun.
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    Re: what to do about bee harrasment

    If this continues for a few weeks or so and you are out of the flight path and you just took a shower without any perfume and they are still doing this, I would requeen.
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    Re: Maybe a fix for SHB!!!

    She may be tight lipped at this point so that she can go commercial and get a patent.
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    Re: SHB trap - opinions please

    I am not giving away my plans at this point as I am considering offering for sale at some point. I am considering offering some prototypes for testing and in return for testimonials. My biggest...
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    Re: Dadant Florida

    Of all the issues, this the one that makes me the most aggrivated. Since I have to drive a long distance, calling ahead is a must and I have requested that the items be picked and let them know when...
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    Re: SHB trap - opinions please

    I have built several prototypes of similar bottom boards with a bit of a different design. I am using #8 hardware cloth and the beetles do get through that. My design does not allow much if any...
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    Re: Dadant Florida

    Well, that is too bad in regard to the honey. I will still use them for the equipment. The drive is 1.5hrs rather than 3 and their prices are better. hard to beat that.
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    Re: Dadant Florida

    They are the closest for me but I have had the same problems. Customer service at least over the phone has been bad. They never know what they have either. Then, they won't pull it until I get...
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    Re: Pail/Jar Feeders

    I use mason jars. The lids are thin enough that I can just use a push pin and poke the number of holes through that I wish. I have lids with different numbers of holes based on how fast I want them...
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    Re: First Hive/Newbie questions

    How is the bottom board that you installed going to help with SHB?

    Put on a super when both deeps are almost full. You may or may not get any honey. In Texas you have a better chance than...
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