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    Preparing Fumidil B* Correctly??

    ‘Bottle washer’, side of the operation here….

    Thinking she was smarter than the directions that came with the CEVA Animal Health Ltd brand of Fumidil B, she now NEEDS your wise advice ASAP.

    I...
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    I've used Pyrethrum as a broad spectrum, natural...

    I've used Pyrethrum as a broad spectrum, natural insecticide some years ago. I'm not sure if the bees would suffer or not. It certainly kills cucumber beetles pretty well.
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    Fresh dead bees on warm winter day

    Normally stays cold enough here to keep the bees in a cluster throughout January. However we've had a few days recently where they broke cluster and spent a part of the afternoon flying. On both...
  4. Well, live and learn. Thanks to all of you who...

    Well, live and learn. Thanks to all of you who have answered. As I had only seen this condition once before in a failing colony, I assumed it meant a defective Queen and killed her.

    Which...
  5. Multiple eggs per cell in a Queenright colony

    I just inspected a very docile colony headed up by a Queen that emerged in March this year. That's pretty early for England. Today I saw a large area, right in the middle of the brood nest, where...
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    It depends on what the cells look like. I always...

    It depends on what the cells look like. I always try to leave at least two and preferrably three. If there are more than three and one appears smaller or with smoother sides than the others, I'll...
  7. thank you! obviously I should have said, other...

    thank you!
    obviously I should have said,
    other viruses that have not been 'as well' researched as the primary ones.

    Glad I asked someone so well informed.

    Stuck to the Floor
  8. Bee Viruses

    Thank you Bullseye Bill for new of what I hope is encouraging progress in this mystery!

    My understanding is that there are at least 14 known viruses that bees carry and that only 2-3 have been...
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    Bees not WWII

    Brent I am American (Grandma got there in 1609) Now days I am a world citizen, since living here(SW England) the last ten yrs my eyes are open to how much Americas turn to be the world power has to...
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    Its just a little fumagilin in your fall feeding,...

    Its just a little fumagilin in your fall feeding, not the end of the world, guys.[/QUOTE]

    Hum trying to remember Keiths personality and understand if this is a joke. I follow you fellows sparing...
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    The bees in the nuc don't have much in the way of...

    The bees in the nuc don't have much in the way of stores. I doubt that another colony will try to rob from them even though they have fewer adults. The parent hive still has plenty of bees so...
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    I heard her speak at the British Beekeepers...

    I heard her speak at the British Beekeepers Association spring convention last year. Very impressive.
  13. Thread: Ccd

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    Good (?) link Economist Write up

    http://www.economist.com/science/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9070846


    Sorry the brackets were stuck on, :^)
    hope this one links

    Stuck to the Floor
  14. Thread: Ccd

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    Economist write-up link

    <http://www.economist.com/science/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9070846>

    Hi guys Stuck to the Floor here in SW England,

    Above link is to what looks like info on what ever it was Jim(?) I think...
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    ?solid not runny info? CCD

    I have been digging in forum and groups for almost a wk so I have something to say to folks who are asking me a lot of questions. This is the most useful....? stuff I have found.
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    bluegrass wrote: So do you get called septic...

    bluegrass wrote: So do you get called septic often?

    Septic nooo Ascerbic, (sp?) yes, but you have me here.....?

    Perhaps my trade name HoneyBeeGood, is simular to some product on your side of...
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    Hello from England. American couple here,10 yrs...

    Hello from England. American couple here,10 yrs (job related). Hobbist keepers,6yrs 6 hives last wk 5 this week, SW England, Near Badminton.

    Hype made the London Times newpaper today, Page 5...
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    This is the first that I've heard of thymol gel...

    This is the first that I've heard of thymol gel being hard on queens. How many people have experienced queen loss or damage using a thymol gel? Does anyone know of any research data to support this...
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    I used Apiguard last autumn and noticed a...

    I used Apiguard last autumn and noticed a residual smell for about two weeks after removing the second tray. I also noticed continued elevated mite fall so I contacted the manufacturer, Vita Europe....
  20. Thread: Buckfast

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    Denmark Buckfast web site

    See http://www.buckfast.dk/uk.htm.
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    I usually have some frames even if no boxes. ...

    I usually have some frames even if no boxes. When that happens an oversized cardboard box with extra sheets of cardboard cut to make it the right length and width and then filled with frames works...
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    Honey from brood comb

    We recently harvested some honey from deep frames that the bees had gathered last autumn and carried through the winter. As some of the honey had crystalized, we just cut out the comb, mashed it all...
  23. Before you reuse that hive, you might want to...

    Before you reuse that hive, you might want to think a bit about why the previous residents died. Is there any possibility of disease? If so, you might consider fumigating everything for a week with...
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    Make sure that the bees are taking the feed down....

    Make sure that the bees are taking the feed down. We put some bees on starter strips last Monday with a feeder of sugar syrup above them and, due to cold weather, they didn't discover it. We...
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    If the tempurature in your area is above 60 F...

    If the tempurature in your area is above 60 F most days, you could treat with Apiguard. It's a thymol based varroacide, so it doesn't have the resistence problems currently seen with Apistan and...
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