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  1. Re: Slow start in Houston - thoughts? advice?

    I've only a few year s experience, but that to me looks like PMS (parasitic mite syndrome). The sparse pattern, the seemingly off color larvae that are not in the classic "C" shape and the small...
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    Re: Double deeps for the southerners?

    Agree with snl.
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    Re: Establishing Nucs in the Same Yard

    Shake in extra bees to account for drift back to the original hive.
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    Re: new bait hives, have old comb

    Oh yeah, they all had one drawn brood comb, the rest foundationless and a q-tip with a drop of LGO in a slightly open plastic baggie.
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    Re: new bait hives, have old comb

    Last year was the first year putting out traps. Of 6 that I placed, 3 swarms were caught, all within 20' of other hives (2 of these didn't come from the nearby hives).
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    Re: Fire Ant Problem

    Carpenter or Bull ants seem to be my problem. I haven't found a way to keep them out. Off the ground on a stand would probably help.
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    Re: Hygienic vs. varroa resistant

    Beepro, the few references that I find about CBPV say that it either kills them or clears up on its own. Who knows. As far as the hygienic bees helping, I really don't know. The bees outside are...
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    Re: Hygienic vs. varroa resistant

    Beepro, I watched the video. I have a hive that I think has Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV), they exhibit the same behavior, but they are chewing the hairs off infected bees, then becoming...
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    Re: Hive Stands & Ant's

    The only ants I've had problems with were carpenter or "bull" ants. They took out a weak hive when I put on a feeder jar with syrup. I occasionally see them in other hives, but don't seem to be a...
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    Re: Location Question

    Just don't hang out too long with the weed eater, get in get out, make another pass a minute later.
  11. Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    Along the same lines. I've got a hive that seems to have Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus, its pretty weak now, when/if it goes should I re-use the combs, honey or other equipment. I don't seem to find...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Nice!
  13. Re: Any input on Kelley 2014 package Russian queens

    Wait and see approach, they are building despite the mites. Brood break if needed. Had hives come through last winter in worse shape only to EXPLODE with bees later!
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    Re: Foundation/drawn comb

    Cold temp=brittle wax. They should work. Disease would be of concern. Do you know the history of the combs?
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    Re: winter wrap test

    Yeah, even here (in FL) without protracted cold I wonder, any bee tree I've dissected had several inch thick wood all the way 'round.
  16. Re: Any input on Kelley 2014 package Russian queens

    I can't be specific to your location or length of experience, but I did buy two 3# packages last April. One of them didn't accept its queen, which I replaced with another from them. Today it is...
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    Re: Location to purchase early bees

    I have a feeling that a lot of suppliers are booked for that time period already, but I would try Rossman in GA.
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Thank you!
  19. Re: check before you assemble - if you ordered Walter Kelly medium super hive body

    Great! I've got 20 on order right now! I have ordered from them before without issue.
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    Re: aethina thumida in Italy

    There's an article in this months Bee Culture about the small hive beetle in Italy, nasty buggers.
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    Re: New Hive Build

    I have 3 top bar hives and the most irritating one to work has the center entrance, that is center of the long side. If I had made it where I could work it from the back, maybe not such an issue. I...
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    Re: How many hive bodies to buy

    U can never have enough woodenware. The season is darn near year 'round where I am, I would imagine Oviedo is year 'round. Those hives will grow fast and continue to grow into the late summer. If...
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    Re: Suggested Youtube channels???

    628 Dirt Rooster, Jason Chrisman, Mr. BeeDude, Ohio Country Boy, Beekeeping by rotation method and the heather skep apiary series!
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    Re: Foundationless Question

    I used the 9 frames in a 10 frame super and that worked well enough. Only after they were drawn though.
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    Re: Foundationless Question

    Early in the flow this works for me. After the point in the season, they will draw cells out directly on top of the cappings leaving the foundationless frame (or foundation for that matter) alone. I...
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