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  1. Thread: Hive spacing

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    Re: Hive spacing

    I'm not really worried about the drifting per se it's the drifting with Mites and diseases like AFB is my concern would it be healthier or more beneficial to have spacing
  2. Thread: Hive spacing

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    Hive spacing

    I have my hives all in a line, all facing southeast, with about one foot in between them. There is ten hives to a stand. The more I read the more I'm starting to question if this is a good idea. It...
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    Re: american foul brood

    Thx guys. I burned the whole hive bees and all. Hated to do it but I didn't want to take a chance
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    american foul brood

    Do I need to burn the bees and the hives? Or can I shake out the bees and just burn the hives
  5. Thread: wiring frames

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    Re: wiring frames

    Crofter where are you getting that virtually for nothing wire?
  6. Thread: mold on frames

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    Re: mold on frames

    This is the 2nd year at this out yard with 7 Hives. Its not in full sun all day but it is a great location. I did start feeding 1:1 syrup
    earlier this year and I did have the hive pretty well...
  7. Thread: mold on frames

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    mold on frames

    I was checking my hives today and found one queeenless. I moved this hive to a new location about 3 weeks ago. I must have killed the queen moving them. I have about 2 pounds of bees left. No bees in...
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    Re: Algae in my Syrup

    Thanks guys that's what I needed
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    Re: fire ant control

    I use Tallstar in my out yards. I use a a little push spreader and it last for 2-3 months. I put down about 3-4 foot barrier all around my hives. I also use it in my yard, I have to apply 3-4 times a...
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    Algae in my Syrup

    I'm getting that algae in my syrup. I think I read on here someplace that someone added a little bleach to theirs. If that works how much should I add to a 5 gallon bucket of syrup? If that's not a...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Johno, last post didn't get posted so I'll post again. You're doing great to get it done in 4 mins. My vaporizer takes 3 mins to burn off. I leave it in the hive for another 5 sealed up. I take it...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Thanks everyone. I think I will stick with OAV with multiple vaporizers. I know it works it's just the time that I was concerned with.
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Paulemar, when I stated "Brand Name" I meant the treatments that the supply houses sell where the main ingredient is Thymol. I've already treated with OAV with good results, this last month, 3 times...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    I've considered the dribble method but it sounds like it's a lot harder on the bees. I think I would go to multiple vaporizers before I would go dribble.
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    Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    I've been using Oxalic vapor treatment for mites with good results. I'm increasing the amount of hives I have and it's becoming time consuming. I've been reading about Thymol and was wondering what...
  16. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Cryptobrian I guess I better reread that article. I'm sorry if I put out the wrong info
  17. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Joseph he never did explain what it was. His friend was going to talk to the state inspector and that's where he left it. Maybe there will be a follow up on it next month. I hope Micheal is right in...
  18. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Papar this was a May split. All new equipment except for four frames. The hive was doing real good. I did an inspection about 4 weeks before not noticing anything unusual. What got me concerned was...
  19. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    The article was in this months Bee Culture under the column the "Inner Cover" I'm not home right now but I'm pretty sure its Kim Fultons column (sorry if I spelled your name wrong Kim). The man that...
  20. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Michael I understand that. This just seems to be something different going on here. Jack Happ also feels this is something else.
  21. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    Odfrank thank you for your reply. I don't think that is the case though. I'm pretty sure that these frames turned black in a months time. In the same box I have frames that are almost white. They are...
  22. Thread: Black Comb

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    Black Comb

    I was reading the Inner Cover by Bee Culture magazine and I came across the exact same thing that is going on with my hive. Same thing that is going on with Jack Happ's hive. Black comb, no bees on...
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    Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have bought package bees from them wooden ware, coveralls and a bunch of misc stuff. They are always nice and I have always had good service
  24. Thread: adding a queen

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    Re: adding a queen

    Thanks guys for the help. I'll add a frame with eggs.
  25. Thread: adding a queen

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    Re: adding a queen

    My concern is no brood, eggs for at least 2 weeks. Is that going to cause a problem when I introduce a queen
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