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    Re: Commercials Using Apigaurd

    yes its the same idea as apiguard and other miticides you repeat the procedure after 2 weeks to kill mites that hatched out in the meanwhile.


    we use crystals and also give one feeding of thymol...
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    Re: Commercials Using Apigaurd

    Yes we have excellent control on 500 hives, 2nd year running. Feed light amount dissolved in alcohol in syrup in spring and maybe fall also controls mites.
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    Re: Commercials Using Apigaurd

    just buy thymol crystals and put 8 grams in a honey jar lid and leave some head space with a rim board and it has the same results as apiguard but way cheaper.

    buy it here
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    Re: Can you make a living with Bees

    couple of key points to get $9 a pound or better for your honey.

    honey bears and plastic packaging does not say pay more for my honey. glass is the way to go for higher sales price points
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  5. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    Randy Oliver noted over on BEEL that the EPA has not received one official complaint of corn seed coatings and bee die offs etc. One can see how from Bayer and the EPA's standpoint there is no...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    southern Mn and Wisco very good crop but fewer beeks there to cash in. most years not the best place to bee in these two states.

    the main area of beekeepers in MN along I94 to western state line...
  7. Re: Sub-lethal pesticides in brood combs increase varroa infestation

    Vanishing of the Bees is a poorly made rag of a movie. The producer Maryam Heinen spent time with many beekeepers including myself and willingly chose to go with the the Bayer Neonics are killing the...
  8. Re: Sub-lethal pesticides in brood combs increase varroa infestation

    There is no argument that M Frazier and others data analysis of brood comb contamination show that for the top 3 out of 4 chemicals found in brood comb in volume is from self contamination from...
  9. Re: Bees hives in apple orchards- questions-

    spraying every ten days is old school and uneccassry. you might want to look into IPM spray programs for apples. i manage 2500 trees and wer spray a total of 4-6 times all season.

    you put out...
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    Re: Orchard poisoning issues

    its common knowledge in the apple business that you hit the trees hard with an insecticide at petal drop. Sevin an insecticide is also used to thin off the apples to reduce the load on the tree....
  11. Thread: EpiPen®

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    Re: EpiPen®

    whats a scam is the drug in the pen is cheap and could be adminstered by a nurse and a regular needle.

    you pay $100 for the patented spring loaded injector. and yes the drug is very easily ruined...
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    Re: Release time on Bees

    Uh what? most of the upper midwest is covered with remnants of snow, rivers and lakes totally iced in yet. We have not even seen the first pollen loads coming in yet.

    First pollination here...
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    Re: When to remove wrap

    I like to see some fresh pollen coming in first before unwrapping. I agree that preventing chilled brood is more important the worrying about starvation.

    With a large number of hives I think my...
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    Re: ortho fruit tree spray

    grew up in the apple business.

    get rid of the one size fits all spray especially if it contains insecticide malathion. before bloom there is no fruit to protect is there? then why apply a...
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    Re: Requeen twice a year

    Self contaminated comb full of miticides often applied 3 or more times per year in FEEDLOT beekeeping operations can create high levels of contamination.

    There is a lot of published science about...
  16. Re: Can you write off Bee loses from the winter

    A quart jar with a measuring cup and some windshield wash fluid and directions how to do mite testing mite bee cheaper and more effective in the end!
  17. Thread: Shoogar

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    Re: Shoogar

    Many food processors are running from Corn Syrup and touting sugar as if its makes any real difference as an ingredient. That may be playing a role too in demand for sugar
  18. Thread: Spinosad

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    Re: Spinosad

    trees and plants have the ability to fend off natural pests. why not let them go and survive on their own?
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    Re: Olivarez bees

    i don't buy bees much anymore but i hear from others in MN/WI who are real happy with Olivarez packages and queen EXCEPT couple of beeks picked up SHB in their packages last year. Olivarez swears...
  20. Thread: Wax Melter

    by Bud Dingler
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    Re: Wax Melter

    bulk tank melter

    bulk mill tank has screen to hold cappings or combs etc. you may need a set of baffles depending on tank setup.

    build a wood box over the tank and install a old hot water...
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    For the Bayer Conspiracy folks

    Seems Tom Theobald may not have told the whole story eh? about his so called coverup....


    http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/intheworks/clothianidin-registration-status.html



    2010...
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    Re: And the "Unexplained" dieoffs continue

    Lets see here hmmm......

    "The tests so far have shown only 1 varroa mite (they were one of the testing groups for Hopguard) and almost no sign of nosema."

    maybe this is a response to the...
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    Re: Vanishing of the bees

    If you drink the Bayer Kool Aid and believe that neonics are the source of all bee losses you will like Vanishing Bees. The producers mingled with beeks for a couple of years and heard all sides of...
  24. Re: If You Could Knock Down Varroa Once - When?

    And the Correct Answer is..................


    whenever mite testing says you have a problem!

    treating with no data is a waste of time, materials and even if using a soft treatment you are...
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    Re: Pumpkins, mellons info

    Vine crops can be heavily sprayed, check with your grower. While I don't fret much about neonics the SCIENCE shows that trace levels in vine crops are sometimes at higher levels then almonds or...
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