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    Re: unusual activity water collection

    They use water to cool the nest.
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    Re: Best TF quote ever lol

    Aptly put indeed. The chlorine (applied chemical) kills any bad stuff in the pool water....otherwise nobody would ever go swimming in one. Heck MB, even I like the analogy.
  3. Re: Can you safely feed bees when using Apistan?

    I agree Jim. I think the thread I referred to the fellow was feeding his bees thymolated syrup. It was really an invitation to robbing, in my mind. All the same...for a new beekeeper with a couple of...
  4. Re: Can you safely feed bees when using Apistan?

    One more thought on feeding while treating. There was a thread some years ago where a commercial beekeeper complained that thymol treatments caused robbing. It seems that he was feeding while...
  5. Re: Can you safely feed bees when using Apistan?

    Unless the instructions have changed ApiLife Var recommends three treatments, each a week apart. Used that way, it is effective, in my experience. I always caution first time users to be extremely...
  6. Re: Not bearding even though it's boiling out

    I've seen this many times. Up to mid nineties....big ol' beards. Gets over a hundred and the beard disappears. The way I believe it works....beards are unemployed foragers. As the temperature rises,...
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    Re: USDA quarterly survey

    I got one. This is the second quarterly loss survey I've gotten. When the first arrived, I'd been into my hives actively. Today there are any number of beeyards I haven't been into for weeks. There's...
  8. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    Any more it is....particularly with some antibiotics. In the case I saw....that was forty years ago...and it may not have been standard then. Yet again, it may have been. All the same...out in a...
  9. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    I was in an ER some years ago. A young fellow came in who'd been attacked by a dog. The nurse asked if he had any allergies. Nope...he says. They gave him a shot of penicillin and began dressing his...
  10. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    How about these.


    So what's the op gonna do? Jump right back in.
  11. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    Yep...smartest thing to do. Wait until a full anaphylactic reaction to seek medical advise.
  12. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    In my observation any doc worth his/her salt will send you to a specialist who can test specifically for an allergy to honey bee venom.....and treat accordingly.
  13. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    One of us is having some difficulty understanding the difference between a general/systemic and an anapyhlactic reaction.
    To the op.....get your medical advice elsewhere.
  14. Re: Had alergeric reaction, how concerned should I be?

    Ask your doctor.
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    Re: Screwed up making splits in a dearth

    Don't leave them screened in very long.....they may cook.
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    Re: Purchased nuc swarmed in a week

    As a relatively small time nuc producer (around a hundred each spring) I can see both sides of this.
    I do it the 'old fashioned' way. The customer brings their equipment and we make the inspection...
  17. Re: Feeding and crowding to help draw foundation?

    What is straight syrup?
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    Re: Is it too late to start this year?

    Non existent here...about 80 miles east of Atlanta.
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    Re: Is it too late to start this year?

    Personally I think you've missed the window. Our nectar flow for the year is over. Getting those bees to build and provision their nest without that natural nectar will be a big challenge.
    If you...
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    Re: Why are these two hives not building?

    Mites?
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    Re: How much comb is supposed to be drawn?

    I believe that one can move a frame of foundation between two frames of brood and get good results.
    If, on the other hand, you place a frame of foundation between two frames of uncapped honey, the...
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    Re: How much comb is supposed to be drawn?

    There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the term 'checkerboarding'. I would not...insert foundation between frames of drawn comb without knowing the potential for complications. This is not...
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    Re: First sugar roll

    Leave that sheet under the bottom board for five or six days....then pull and count. The first time I did an OA treatment, the following day I only found a handful and thought....what a waste. Then I...
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    Re: Dwindling, dying hive ... now what?

    I believe that if one waits until a colony is showing signs of distress from varroa parasitism.....it is usually too late to treat. I would not replace the queens or add any other resources at this...
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    Re: commercial level TF

    I am less sure about this. Any shortened lifespans as a result of chemical contamination pale in comparison to shorter lifespans....as well as reduced overall colony vigor....resulting from varroa...
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