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  1. Thread: SHB Question

    by G Barnett
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    Re: SHB Question

    I think I would like to try the nematode application. Now that is my type of treatment.
    5 million nematodes for $20.99. 5 million nematodes cover approximately 217 sq ft.
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    Re: Off to this afternoon's project

    That is cool. I look forward to the opportunity some day.
  3. Thread: Smell

    by G Barnett
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    Re: Smell

    Goldenrod aroma abounds here in Knoxville. I bet you have the same. My sons love to go around the hives, just for the smell.
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    Re: treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    I would like to think I would use the same intentional and dedicated hive management for my four hives that I would practice if I had a $350,000 operation, but I could be wrong. Then again should we...
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    Re: treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    Jim,
    If the super mite is to appear (let's hope not), i would think that this would take some time, since it is a complex multi-cellular organism. Whereas, a single celled bacteria can evolve much...
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    Re: treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    I think that this is the summary of the discussion. Being responsible in your management. I always thought of my self as a natualist, but keeping bees has opened my eys so much more to my local...
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    Re: treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    This is a great discussion. I am just trying to learn how to do a good job, be successful and contribute a little to a natural thing.

    Does on consider feeding syrup, Bee Pro Patties+ with Pro...
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    Re: treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    WLC, what types of treatment interventions do you apply to you hives? I am certainly not one to create problems or tlet them exsist, if there is a way to do so with minimal impact.

    I do not...
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    Re: treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    Someone told me that being treatment free is only just a feel good thing. So why would anyone really want to go treatment free?

    So who treats the feral honeybees and the native bees?
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    Re: What is Virgin Honey and how to Produce it?

    In the case of virgin olive oil, it is termed that because no chemicals are used in the process. Refined olive oil has been through some sort of chemical process to neutralize strong tastes...
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    Re: AHB in packages?

    That is exactly my plan. Sage advice.
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    Re: AHB in packages?

    I purchased a package from Texas and the bees are as "hot as Hades"! I will venture to say they could be AHB. The only hive that I have received stings from. Seven on one day. I will be pinching the...
  13. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    4 hives treatment free.
  14. Thread: Best of Show

    by G Barnett
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    Re: Best of Show

    Good job and congratulations. That was a great looking display for showcasing honey.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Swiss beehouse

    I love the images of the European bee houses. Very cool.
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    Mike, I believe you and the others are correct. After the discussion today, I think the bees were drowned. We had a lot of rain, 6 inches, in two days. After going back to the hive today, the bees in...
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    Dan. I think the State Apiculturist is here in Knoxville. He is Dr. John Skinner, at UT. The state Apiarist is Michael Studer. His office is in Nashville.
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    I am unsure what may have happened. Just as you say, could be many factors. I have just been trying to reason it out and try to figure if there was anything I did wrong. Nosema was the best answer I...
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    I have only used powder sugar and the grid board on the bottom to do a 24 hour mite count mite count and visual observation. I would guess a drop count could be inconclusive.This was done about three...
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    Wild. I will do that.
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    Keith. That was a response to an earlier comment. I am a student of beekeeping and I do not feel treatment could have prevented this problem. Treatment could be applied now, I am sure. I am sending...
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    Re: Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    There is no evidence of mites from my evaluation. I really am not "treatment free" to feel good about myself. Just trying to follow practices of a few folks that i have studied.

    I suspect Nosema...
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    Suspected Nosema ceranae. Suggestions?

    After reading and obsrving, I suspect Nosema ceranae.
    The hive was robust 1 week ago and yesterday lots of dead bees outside the hive and on the bottom board. (We also had over 6 inches of rain in...
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    Re: Hello from SE MO...

    Cool. Welcome to your new obsession.
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    Re: Bees not on goldenrod

    Good News. We are getting rain today.
    Bad News. They are predicting up to 5 inches in 24 hours.

    May be good, we shall see.
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