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  1. Thread: SHB Life cycle

    by Pete0
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    Re: SHB Life cycle

    Here's a link to some good information on the SHB: https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Small_Hive_Beetle_-_PMP.pdf

    Good Luck

    Pete0
    Bena, VA
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    Re: Goldenrod Honey: Take it, or leave it?

    I too like the dark fall honey. It is always a pleasure when I get to harvest some frames in the spring to make room for the new year's flow. If you haven't ever tried it I would recommend it.
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    Re: Need New Vendor Quick

    I get mine from GAMBER CONTAINER: http://www.gambercontainer.com/honey.asp They are in PA.

    Good Luck,

    Pete0
    Bena, VA
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    Re: Combined yesterday. Will it work

    I would have just used newspaper. You may escape the creation of a laying worker by having the scent of a queen go up into the queenless hive but eventually you'll want to combine them.

    Good...
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    Re: [B]Top Entrence and a Candy Board[/B]

    Are your plans to use sugar on newspaper and candy? Seems like overkill to me. And I would also think that 1 hole, which is also the entrance, is enough ventilation. Make your 4" spacer, place the...
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    Re: Dead hive... Now what

    I don't use Pierco but with my wax combs I freeze them then uncap the capped brood, spray with XENTARI and then store. Any damage to the comb from uncapping and removing the dead brood will be...
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    Re: Recipe - 1:1 and Honey B Healthy

    The container offers several ratios. I'm not sure there is a proper amount. I use about 1 ounce when mixing up 10# of sugar with 2 coffee cans of water. This is about 3 gallons. Seems to do the...
  8. Thread: Comb Question

    by Pete0
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    Re: Comb Question

    I'm having a hard time visualizing your problem but think that after 3 weeks the bees should have started to draw out the foundation on the other frames you had provided them. Are you feeding? You...
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    Re: What to look for in a full-length bee suit

    Here are some of my opinins about full length suits:
    1. Buy it big, anyone who has worn coveralls for a period of time will know you need to be able to bend and squat.
    2. Watch out for the newer...
  10. Re: First Hive, First Inspection, SHB!! Please Help!

    Been a couple of years but at a state meeting Dr Michael Hood of Clemson University, SC was a speaker (Hood Beetle Trap). When asked what might be the economic threshold when counting beetles he...
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    Re: trying to remove bees from a tree to a hive

    Here's the first hit I got on Google searching for beekeeping + mississippi, http://www.bees-on-the-net.com/mississippi-beekeeping-clubs.html

    Sounds like you're doing a good trapout. If the bees...
  12. Thread: Storing Supers

    by Pete0
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    Re: Storing Supers

    I spray my frames with XENTARI and store the supers stacked on a queen excluder and topped with another queen excluder.

    Good luck,

    Pete0
    Bena, VA
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    Re: Headset Magnifier

    This is my second year grafting and I use this headset magnifier from Harbor Freight Tools (http://www.harborfreight.com/magnifier-head-strap-with-lights-38896.html). It is far from perfect but for...
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    Re: To super or not to super? With pics.

    Nice pics - you might consider rotating a frame in and let them start drawing that out before supering but this early in the year it may not make a difference. The idea would be to move one of the...
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    Re: HSC, acceptance, feeding and burr comb

    I have not used HSC. Isn't that the plastic drawn comb frames? If this is the case I would ask, have you looked to see if the queen is laying? Are there eggs and larva in the cells? If so I'd...
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    Re: Varroa treatment threshold

    Another way is to again take the frame of brood with nurse bees and without the queen, shake it onto a telescoping cover setup like a catch basin, pick the cover up by a corner and rap the opposite...
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    Re: Bee removal question...

    Good point made about the bee-vac. You might also check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/johnpluta#p/u/26/hrAHGLVs3po . Most times I have spent a great amount of time rubber banding comb...
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    Re: Splits and double screen

    You used the double screen so that the nucs above would be able to receive warmth from the colony below. If the population of the weaker colony was still large enough to keep the bees & brood in the...
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    Re: Nuc from deeps to mediums

    When I changed over from mixed to all mediums I just made up a bunch of bottom bars out of some 3/4 stock, drilled holes and preset nails in each end, made up a jig to measure where to cut the deep...
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    Re: Dave Cushman Passed Away

    Website: http://www.dave-cushman.net/

    Plan to spend some time because it is massive.


    Pete0
    Bena, VA
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    Re: Honey from hive that didn't survive winter

    I have one dead out that had near a full medium super and I have a few other colonies that have heavy supers on them after checking this past weekend, near 80 degrees here! Once I'm sure that they...
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    Re: Robbing from my own hive.

    Although you suggest there are no signs of other diseases there still may be but I don't know if I'd do anything too differently. I have one deadout colony in my yard that I've closed up and will...
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    Re: Browers yeast from beer brewery for pattey

    Jon - I just finished doing what you're doing but maybe a little different. I got 2 each 1/2 gallon jars partially filled at the local brewery. I let them sit for over a week in the garage fridge...
  24. Thread: Two Deep?

    by Pete0
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    Re: Two Deep?

    If you're just starting out I'd recommend going to all one size. If you're young and have a good back, go all deeps otherwise consider all mediums. Having the capability to interchange equipment,...
  25. Thread: Beginner worries

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    Re: Beginner worries

    I think we all have these worries! I'm in SE VA and we are having some really long periods of cold weather. Nothing like the last few years. Anyway, I would suggest that you make up some fondant...
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