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    Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast

    Hey all, I've started a podcast. It's called the Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast. You can subscribe by entering the following URL into your favorite podcast receiving application: ...
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    Re: Possible Treatement free podcast.

    Hi there. I just started a podcast about TFB myself. And as mentioned above, I have a Facebook page too. Can't post the link here because competition or something, but you can search for treatment...
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Hmm, I have found mostly the opposite. All beekeeping is local.
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    Re: Newbee questions - So. Cal.

    A telescoping cover won't fit over that type of cover, so you'd need an inner cover too. Since you're in a very mild climate, I'd say, no, you don't. A telescoping cover is an excellent solution...
  5. Re: When to Mite control split in WNC zone 7

    Check out my website for the details, but the basic plan is to let the bees do their own business and increase from the fit survivors.

    My favorite method is to use queenright cell builders and...
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Those people are not TF. I'm not a fan of religion, but there's something to be said for dogma sometimes. I keep trying to tell people how to be successful at this, and they just won't do it. I...
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    Re: Bee Informed National Survey

    Surely if we can only post TF national surveys, we'd be a bit short on surveys to post, don't you think? Aside from that fact, you have obviously missed the piece of data in almost every graph which...
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    Re: Nucleus colony split options

    If I were you, I would take the queen out with just a couple of frames of capped brood. I would keep track of the days using the queen calendar available on my website. When it came time for queens...
  9. Re: When to Mite control split in WNC zone 7

    I normally wouldn't answer this because I don't do splitting for mite control and feel that it is an unnecessary chore which develops bees dependent upon human intervention.

    However, since nobody...
  10. Re: Massive Die Off from SHB. Is There A Treatment Free Solution?

    No.

    The whole point of TF is that they save themselves. Since they aren't able to do that, your most viable option is to get rid of them, then split from your remaining hives to make up the loss.
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Perhaps you could try leaving the drones, since removal doesn't work. Also, if they're dying in such numbers, I'd say you don't have resistant stock, whatever that means.


    I have been completely...
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    Re: Question about 1-1/4 inch sidebars

    Can be, not necessarily should be, it's up to you. There are some benefits.


    It depends on the frames you start with. With foundationless frames from Kelley, you'll have a narrower space, which...
  13. Re: Adding supers in a Dee Lusby or Michael Bush way

    I think you're getting the right idea.


    There's a concept Dee Lusby used called "pyramiding up" which does something similar. It's essentially taking a full box or two and rearranging it into...
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    Re: Bee Informed National Survey

    That was two days worth of "how I treated my hives" and "how effective were your/my treatments?" in the treatment-free forum.

    I'm going to go take a shower.
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    Re: Bee Informed National Survey

    Hmmm, that was the year I had the most colonies and the least losses in all my career.
  16. Re: Adding supers in a Dee Lusby or Michael Bush way

    Please pardon this off topic question:



    Rusty, you have wax moth problems in occupied hives? I have never had this problem in an untreated hive, no matter how many boxes of drawn comb I have...
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    Re: What should I do from here on......

    I'm not concerned about swapping stuff between my own hives, but if you want to be treatment-free, then you ought not swap with someone who isn't.

    It always bugs me when people lose bees and then...
  18. Re: Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    Mine do have the "Y" but it's so shallow I'd hardly count it as there. It's really very weak. You have to look really closely. It's nothing like wax foundation.
  19. Re: Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    Clayton, same cell size, appears to be the same mold (new mold would require 50,000 unit production run to be economical).
  20. Re: Over Winter Success in Maine!!! and now some questions

    I rotate boxes if convenient and seemingly necessary. Some hives end the winter with the brood nest quite high in the hive and I want it lower, so I put it there. Not much justification beyond that.
  21. Re: Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    BeeTech, I fear you're out of luck there.
  22. Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    I received my recent shipment of Mann Lake PF-120 frames yesterday and as I was removing them from the boxes and placing them in freshly assembled and painted medium supers, I came across an...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    To be fair, my face doesn't appear (unobscured) in any of my pictures on my website that I am aware of. And the one picture that does have part of my face was actually taken at Michael Bush's place...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Upon review of some of your old post, I guess I should have been prepared for such an eventuality. I had just been told my whole life that the way to get information was to ask, but perhaps that's...
  25. Re: Newbee converting from deeps to all mediums and plasticell to foundationless fram

    Definitely ask your mentor. You are pretty far north so it's hard to make any strong determinations. As Saltybee said, splits require bees. How many bees and brood do you have? A good walkaway...
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