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    If I go with two deeps, do I add them when the...

    If I go with two deeps, do I add them when the bottom is 60-70% full (like adding a super)? Or can I add it earlier in the year?

    thanks
    rob
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    Howdy all, I need some help deciding how to...

    Howdy all,

    I need some help deciding how to proceed. Due to my own error, I lost two of my four hives to starvation. The saddest thing of all is I have 2 full shallow supers of honey I had...
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    Can I treat with Apilife Var and menthol at the...

    Can I treat with Apilife Var and menthol at the same time? My main concern is they both contain menthol (although very different % http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif )! I've found nothing on...
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    Once again ya'll bailed me out! ...

    Once again ya'll bailed me out! http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif I can always count on this board for some great advice.

    Thanks again and have a great holiday

    Rob
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    I got a question for ya'll.... I have 1.5 supers...

    I got a question for ya'll.... I have 1.5 supers of dark honey that I'd like to save for feed for the bees. Is there any reason not to put both supers in a chest freezer and save 'em till I need...
  6. Thread: Gallon Jugs

    by Rob_Donna
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    I guess my key thought was temporary... ...

    I guess my key thought was temporary... Hopefully it won't granulate in the next 3-4 months. As long as it won't harm the flavor or quality, I'll give it a shot

    Thanks for the reply

    rob
  7. Thread: Gallon Jugs

    by Rob_Donna
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    Is there any reason NOT to use gallon plastic...

    Is there any reason NOT to use gallon plastic jugs that once contained bottled water for honey? I'm hunting cheap temporary storage and bottles water in a gallon jug is pretty cheap! ...
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    Check out the following, it's what got me...

    Check out the following, it's what got me wondering.... item # 2380986176
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewItem&item=%202380986176

    Thanks
    rob
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    I'm just starting out trying FGMO. I see...

    I'm just starting out trying FGMO. I see everyone uses Burgess foggers. What about those by Bernz-o-matic? They seem to operate on the same principal.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I guess it...

    Thanks for the quick replies. I guess it shouldn't be harmful, just may not be effective. Assuming hte bees take it, I guess I'll use it up this spring, and use new for my next treatment.
    Thanks...
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    I just ran across some "store bought" Terra...

    I just ran across some "store bought" Terra Patties that I have had stored. My question is this.... They have been stored in double zip lock bags (in the house) for about 3 years. Are they still...
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    Bullseye Bill, Thanks for the response. I...

    Bullseye Bill,
    Thanks for the response. I guess I'll try some of the hivetop feeders and see if I can't get in shape for winter
    thanks again
    rob
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    This may sound silly, but SHOULD you be able to...

    This may sound silly, but SHOULD you be able to feed one or two hives (out of 5 or 8) and not start a robbing situation? It seems like every time I try to feed one, the others rob it. If I am...
  14. Thread: Queenless

    by Rob_Donna
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    Let me back up. I made the split 11 days ago...

    Let me back up. I made the split 11 days ago (week ago sat.). I installed the new queen in cage on Sun. On fri, I checked on her, she was released. Then, today, little activity which prompted...
  15. Thread: Queenless

    by Rob_Donna
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    I have a queenless hive (I found queen cells high...

    I have a queenless hive (I found queen cells high on the comb). This was a recent split. The introduced queen was evidentally killed. I have a queen on order to be here in 2 weeks. My question is...
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    You have to watch the cows, they like to try to...

    You have to watch the cows, they like to try to use them for scratching posts!
  17. Thread: Chiggers??

    by Rob_Donna
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    Fingernail Polish over the bite always seemed to...

    Fingernail Polish over the bite always seemed to suffocate them and do the trick for me.

    Best of Luck!

    Rob
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    I would suggest a screened bottom board and the...

    I would suggest a screened bottom board and the "sticky sheets" to monitor infection levels. I believe the threshold for a 24 hour period of natural mite fall is 60-180(?). You can check the...
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    >This hive is just one deep? Then you only have...

    >This hive is just one deep? Then you only have one frame that isn't drawn? You need to add supers soon.

    Yes, there are 8 frames drawn, but some are empty still. I have used 1 shallow super for...
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    I use a division board feeder mostly. The...

    I use a division board feeder mostly. The boardmans are convenient if the weather turns wet and you can;t open the hive to refill. I'm thinking of trying one of those hive top feeders. Kind of...
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    I got a late start this year with a 4 frame nuc. ...

    I got a late start this year with a 4 frame nuc. Now I've got 8 drawn frames, and the queen is laying well. I've been feeding syrup heavy with botha division board feeder and boardman and plan on...
  22. Thread: sugar water

    by Rob_Donna
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    The starch in powdered sugar will "stop up" your...

    The starch in powdered sugar will "stop up" your bees. The exact opposite effect of Nosema.
    Stick with granulated.
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