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  1. Re: Can a queen get killed by another queen when it's in a cage?

    I don't really want more hives at the moment, and I'm sure if she was mated that she didn't get mated well. That's why I want to confirm that she's dead, we have very few drones right now and most of...
  2. Re: Can a queen get killed by another queen when it's in a cage?

    I'm going to check tomorrow if she survived, and if I find her I'll kill her. When I'm inspecting, at what time should I inspect them to make sure that she is in there? The queen might still be young...
  3. Can a queen get killed by another queen when it's in a cage?

    Hi, I had a hive that became queenless and raised a virgin queen, and since it was too early for the queen to be mated properly I ordered a new queen. Anyway, the queen came in today so I searched...
  4. Re: How to feed nosema syrup safely while it is cold

    I am wondering about the diagnosis, I see no bees crawling in front of the hive, and when I inspected I saw no dysentry or bees with K-wings. Could it just have been the cold spell caused them to...
  5. How to feed nosema syrup safely while it is cold

    Hi, my hives are building up rather slowly and I think they might have nosema. I want to feed them fumidil, but I`m concerned that they might brood up to much and die trying to cover the brood. It is...
  6. Thread: They're Alive

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    Re: They're Alive

    That's good that they lived. I can't believe all five of mine have survived the winter, we have had an awful one here where I live with temperatures quite often below -20 C (-4 F) in the day and...
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    Re: Sugar syrup ,inverted or not ?

    I only use sugar water mix, and the bees do just fine. Just make sure the sugar is dissolved and you'll be fine.


    Nathan
  8. How to medicate for nosema with 1:1 sugar syrup

    Hi, I was wondering if fall dosage for Fumagilin-B would be the same if i was feeding 1:1 or if I would have to dilute more? I know you put 2 teaspoons for a 12 liter pail with 2:1, but I was...
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    Re: Drastic times call for drastic measures.

    Apivar isn't really a hard treatment. You can have it on while you have honey supers on and still eat the honey.


    Nathan
  10. combining queenless hive with hive that has a virgin queen

    Hi, I was wondering what you thought of combing a queenless hive with one that has a virgin queen? I can't get a mated queen anymore for the queenless hive, so I don't know what else i could do with...
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    Re: They killed the queen....why?

    If you put them back before the paint dries they sometimes reject her.


    Nathan
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    May 30th Alsike Clover.
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    Dandelion May 23.
  14. Do queens need water or is the moisture in the candy enough?

    Hi, I have been keeping a queen inside for a few days and I have been wondering if they need water? I am hoping to keep her until I can make a split, but there isn't even any willow pollen yet so I...
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    Re: White Dutch / White Clover

    Another thing you should consider is Alsike Clover. It does well in poorly drained soils, the bees love it and I have read it doesn't need as much calcium to grow. I always see them on it, and if you...
  16. Re: Harvesting all the honey out've a topbar and feeding syrup? I may have a problem

    Maybe you should contact Acebird about scratch and drain. He says he can get a fair amount of the honey out of the frames. You could do that then you could feed sugar syrup. Kilo, in the prairie...
  17. Re: Imidacloprid & coumaphos damage bee's memory/ ability to forage

    I was mostly referring to coumaphos's use as a varroa mite treatment in checkmite when I was talking about whether or not it was more harmful than what it was used to treat. I don't ever want to use...
  18. Re: Imidacloprid & coumaphos damage bee's memory/ ability to forage

    This is interesting, but the study doesn't say something important: are the chemicals more harmful than the things that they treat?


    Nathan
  19. Thread: 2:1 sugar

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    Re: 2:1 sugar

    Also, beware that they might want the syrup but not be able to get any because 2:1 is bad for crystallizing over the screen and blocking the syrup. I had a lot of trouble in the fall with it...
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    Using brood chamber frames for honey

    Hi, I was wondering if you could use old brood chamber frames for honey. I have used apivar in the brood chambers before, and my main worry is that there will be too much residue in the honey. Do you...
  21. Re: Large number of bees crawling out of hive and freezing to death

    Thanks for you replies, I am starting to think it is tracheal mites because I see another hive had a cleansing flight and they didn't have a big die-off.


    Nathan
  22. Large number of bees crawling out of hive and freezing to death

    Hi, today I noticed a large number of dead bees in front of one of my hives. I thought it was unusual, but I left and didn't think much about it until tonight, when I saw that the number grew to very...
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    Re: Apiver feedback please

    The apivar? I got it from a local beekeeper who got it from bee maid. I simply followed the instructions, which is two strips per brood chamber near some brood or open honey at least two frames...
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    Re: Apiver feedback please

    It worked good when I used it. It was nice and simple to use, not like formic acid.


    Nathan
  25. Re: Ed and Dee Lusby, and the small cell/ natural comb thing.

    Foundationless drones are supposed to sometimes be bigger than ones raised on foundation, and the workers smaller. However, I have no personal experience.


    Nathan
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