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  1. Re: Anyone see the artical about the mite killing bees being developed

    Catch mites naturally on a sticky board. Carefully remove mites from sticky board and place them upside down on a glass slide. Look for evidence of leg chewing under the scope. This is what is being...
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    Re: queen haven apiaries

    Ray and Klarene are great. Their sons are better known in bee biz, but Ive gotten great queens from them and have mine ordered for this year. Try calling again. PM me and Ill give you the number I...
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    Re: Poster Child

    Would certainly shift duties around.
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    Re: Poster Child

    Someone would have some dang mad bees on their hands!
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    Re: Poster Child

    Duplicate
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    Re: Bees Biting Back?

    There is a link on the Purdue bee lab website. Many suppliers here in INDIANA. I have number 52. Good dark bees.
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    Re: Question on mites.

    The swarms Ive caught the last couple years don't seem to be so great???
  8. Thread: Brood Question

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    Re: Brood Question

    With that much brood, id pay attention to honey stores. How much do they have now?
    Takes a frame of honey to raise a frame of brood. They may have eaten the eggs and larvae that you did not find.
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    Re: Dee Lusby

    JRG13 couldn't have explained it better!
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    Re: What killed my bees

    If you found little or no dead bees and you saw any brood(capped, partially uncapped, emerging) I'd think mites or virus collapse due to mites.
    If you found little or no dead bees and no signs of...
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    Re: treating for mites

    We look at some of the mites for evidence of chewing by the bees.
    Treat with amitraz at 36 mites in 72 hours.
  12. Thread: Varroa mites

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    Re: Varroa mites

    Id put an apivar strip in the cluster, close them up and cross your fingers. If they make it they will probably make you some honey.
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    Re: treating for mites

    Screened bottoms make it easier to count mites with a sticky board.
    I know that.
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    Re: Beekeeping is a thriving industry...

    Was lucky to listen(mostly) to a couple of long time commercial beekeepers talk last month on a rainy day in Northern California. 100 plus years combined. The slightly more experienced in years...
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    Re: What an odd season...

    Winter(very low protein) patties would be ok in MA this time of year. Id avoid pollen patties now.
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    Re: Thymol crystals. Where to buy.

    anyone tried flash treating with formic?
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    Re: 100 pounds of honey in December??

    just spent the last 3 days watching bees work California pepper tree. worked it all day.
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    Re: A guide to buying package bees.

    Try hard to find a nuc!
    if that doesn't work, keep trying.
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    Re: White'Lint' on legs, wings.

    Cracked corn maybe.
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    Re: Treatment free claims?

    I wouldnt buy anything, queen nuc or otherwise, based on "treatment free"!
  21. Thread: Biters

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    Re: Biters

    There is a list of folks with breeder queens on "the purdue bee hive" website. The Purdue bee lab does not treat their colonies for mites. I have some of their stock and they are good bees for this...
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    Re: Hive lost question

    My math adds up to 6 % infestation.
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    Re: Hive lost question

    9 mites in a half cup sample would concern me dearly. In September, August anytime.
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    Re: November mite counts

    Never counted them, but it should be close to 300.
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    November mite counts

    It's 75 degrees so I thought I would do a few sugar rolls.
    Treated with apivar in August.
    Found average of 2 mites per 1/2 cup of bees. Checked 6 of 70.
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