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    Re: Spraying for mosquito

    The BT aizawai is sprayed on the honey supers prior to storing for the off season and not on brood frames although I wouldn't hesitate to use it on brood frames being stored. I know there are plenty...
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    Re: Spraying for mosquito

    It is still available. The brand name is called ZenTari and the strain is aizawai.
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    I have both the Ultra Breeze jacket and suit. They are both top notch. Don't know about the other.
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    Re: Equipment Question for WI, new bee keeper

    I like these top feeders. http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page46.html If you silicone caulk the screen where it meets the feeder you get no drowned bees and you can fill them...
  5. Thread: Lost Them!!!

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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    Definitely. I'll be OAVing a few today.
  6. Re: Help! hundreds dead bees after flurry of activity Jan 31 2016 Long Island NY

    Bob, It may just be that they did some house cleaning during the warmup. We have more warm days coming so just watch and see what is going on. Do you have other hives near by? Robbing this time of...
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    Re: Bottling honey

    I know for a fact that Mark and Jim have bottled millions of more bottles than me, but I get mine from Gamber and out the box and in goes the honey. Not one complaint and we eat it too. If you want...
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    Re: Would this kill my bees?

    Billabell, Mite Away kills both phoretic mites and the mites under the cappings. Doing the OAV and then adding MAQS the next day is not necessary and will be very stressful for the bees including the...
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    Re: Would this kill my bees?

    I presently use MAQS in late summer and then OAV in late fall. Works well for me. I use 1 MAQS strip. This year due to the warm winter every hive is getting an OAV treatment in March, or late...
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    My best honey producer this year had the highest mite drop and population during the late fall OAV. With the warm winter, all hives will get a very early spring or late winter based on temps OAV. ...
  11. Thread: Dead out

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    Re: Dead out

    Watch out though. We're expecting weather in the 50's shortly. Bees will be flying, and other insects, and mice will be active. It sure looks like the days of 45 straight cold days in winter around...
  12. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    My club runs an annual gamma radiation run to address equipment that has been, or has the potential to be, impacted by diseases with great success. The gamma radiation kills everything.
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    Re: Lost all 3 hives

    Not trying to give you anymore grief, but when they are dead it is way too late to be checking for mites. Beginning of August at the very latest is what's needed.
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    Re: Feeding Syrup in Communal Feeders

    I like them a lot. If you run a bead of silicone caulk where the screen meets the plastic bees can't get into the feed area and drown. I lose no bees in mine since I've been doing this. Moisture...
  15. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    I'm a small player but hail from the Hackenberg's state. Dave has presented to our club several times and has always been involved in our state beekeeping organization. He is generous, gracious, and...
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    Thanks, I think I have 30 inches and it's still snowing.
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    I'd like to hear Michael Palmer's reply to this. He deals with way more hives than us in the snow.
  18. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    Have to agree. If I lost that number of hives I'd be paying to have everything analyzed to determine a cause so I could prevent it from happening again.
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    Re: Poster Child

    Wasn't a shop towel with Taktic a relatively common miticide in the day for large operators?
  20. Re: When is a telescoping cover better than a migratory cover

    I use telescoping covers and custom made inner covers because I like to feed under the inner cover when needed and insulate in the winter. I don't move more than a few hives now and then so it...
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    Re: What's wrong with this video

    I've personally heard Dr. Dewey Caron say that AHB will shoot the venom at you if they can't sting you. He works them in his place in South America when he's not in Oregon. Never smelled it myself,...
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    Re: Shopsmith table saw

    Thanks, Rader.
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    Re: Shopsmith table saw

    Rader, any chance you could post some pics of your jigs?
  24. Thread: beebacteria

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    Re: beebacteria

    They haven't said how to administer it yet but they ask you what you are feeding so I guess it will be added to pollen sub.
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    Re: OAV treatment efficacy over time

    I think I will treat my production colonies this spring with OAV. The late summer/fall flow was so good this year I almost didn't get a chance to get the mites under control. It may not be the same...
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