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  1. Re: Does venom immunotherapy (VIT) work? (I need real world advice)

    Somewhat off topic...Somewhere on this forum or elsewhere I read that the real problem is anxiety, and people who have a systemic reaction mostly get hurt by anxiety and its aftereffects... I had...
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    Re: Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    Update - so she was a drone layer. I removed her and started giving them frames with eggs and larvae every weekend. As of yesterday - the new queen is beautiful and laying, yay ! It took them almost...
  3. Thread: Sugar Dusting

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    Re: Sugar Dusting

    I noticed that dusting them through the top covers mostly the ones on the outside. I like to pull the frames and holding the frame at an angle dust it. I would make it under a smaller angle if...
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    Re: Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    ok guys, the update: have a queen there ! I got so preoccupied to observe the bees behavior that forgot to take pictures. The queen was not a typical larger size, but didn't look like a small...
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    Re: Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    -- Wolfer, can you explain ?
    So the scattered capped drone brood is in regular cells, and they are raised like bullets, so they are drones. There are also eggs, larvae in various stages - there is...
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    Re: Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    Posting the questions is = to hitting the panic button ? No, I am not guessing, nor acting in a hurry. So … what do you suggest Acebird, other than 'do something' ?
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    Re: More time or re-queen

    Hive #1: Probably it is a little early to say that the queen is not there. At this point the queen is still smallish and it is hard to spot her. I would give it another week. Are the bees calm ?...
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    Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    Not sure how to solve this puzzle :

    Have three hives left. The bees in all hives are bringing pollen.

    One has small population, saw the queen and she is laying, very dark brown queen and very...
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    Re: It comes around...(a must read)

    Some people do exactly as quoted :no:
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    Re: Can you leave on too much honey?

    Last year I left more honey than they needed and was able to extract a decent amount of leftover honey in spring. We had the hives wrapped with the black tar paper, slightly tilted, with an inch (or...
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    Re: Does it matter what type of foundation you use?

    I've never tried to use a plastic foundation, but I once noticed on a very hot summer day (another beeks hive) how terrible it smells. It smells like a black garbage bag. ....I almost totally...
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    Combined hive is very loud - is it normal ?

    I combined two hives on Sunday evening, today I noticed that the combined hive is very loud inside. I don't remember if I had noticed anything like that before. I have several boxes stacked together...
  13. Re: Probability for the virgin queen to enter a wrong hive

    Found her ! outside and she maybe not a virgin after all, could it be she just stopped laying for the winter ? Anyway, her hive is getting combined with another and this queen will go. I didn't find...
  14. Probability for the virgin queen to enter a wrong hive

    My morning started just well - i found a queen (suspected she is virgin), isolated her (why did I have to isolate her if I thought she is a virgin one ?! instead of simply getting rid of her). Then...
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    Re: HITS method of mite control

    As far as for myself - I'll consider changing my ways only if they do consistently better with treatments and I do consistently worse without.
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    Re: Frustrated Beekeeping Mentor

    [QUOTE=AltamontBee;861542]Haven't heard anything back. I'm going to invite them to come down when we wrap our hives so they can see how it's done. [QUOTE] They won't come !... but I would ;) I could...
  17. Re: What are the risks - combining two hives, potentially two queens ?

    Thanks for the great weather today, checked my hives and found what appears to be a young queen and there were eggs and larvae - great, she is laying, and hopefully will last me sometime !

    Then...
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    Re: Frustrated Beekeeping Mentor

    Ignoring the fact that the mentee was an 11 year boy, and since there were parents involved as well, well, my 5 cents would be - where is a will there is a way. I had a great help from my mentor, but...
  19. What are the risks - combining two hives, potentially two queens ?

    Need your advise folks, please -
    I am thinking of combining two hives - examined one hive and saw no queen, no brood, no larvae, no eggs. They could've swarmed - it appears that there are lesser...
  20. Thread: queen of the sun

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    Re: queen of the sun

    :thumbsup:
    Excellent movie !
  21. Thread: cataracts

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    Re: cataracts

    Just came across this old post. Supposedly, couple drops of honey dissolved in water and used as drops in the eye should take care of the cataract.
    Here is the old Russian recipe: 2-3 times a day in...
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    Re: Virgin Queen took off

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    I think there are some queen grabbing tools available for sale. I looked at the tool and thought it was a little bit rough. I personally tried to swap her in the marking container, but...
  23. Thread: am i queen right?

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    Re: am i queen right?

    It is hard to tell looking at theist picture whether it is brood or capped honey. If it is capped brood then it looks like normal capped brood. Definitely not the drone brood. If it is flat it is not...
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    Virgin Queen took off

    Opened my hive today to see if the queen hatched successfully, found her, tried to mark her, she took off. What are the odds she will find the hive ? By my calculations she should be in the...
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    Re: Weak bees - nozema ?

    Thanks, I'll consider requining. I took back all extra honey, gave them more clean frames and gave them some HBH + nozevit syrup. I'll start checking for mites. The activity is actually getting...
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