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    Re: Bee Sickness? Disease?

    Sorry my bad ! Just regurgitating info from my beekeeping course . I rarly answer any questions due to mistakes like these . Again my apologies!
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    Re: Bee Sickness? Disease?

    Whoops sorry about that! What I was trying to say, the bee version of diarrhea is called nosema. It is a gut disease and can be fatal but often it is overcome by a strong well nourished colony....
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    Re: Queen piping

    Why do they pipe?
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    Harvest advice

    It looks like Iam finally going to get some honey (hope I didn't just jinks it) so my questions are I don't have a dedicated honey house and my wife said no to the kitchen, my garage is under...
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    Re: Help! Need idea to save these bees.

    See the post"neighbors " on this page. Many ways to be civil and even more ways not to be. The save the bee things is a bit tired and isn't really valid in this circumstance. So just use common sense...
  6. Re: over winter question about milar film

    Yep he's right. Healthy bees with plenty of honey and the bees will do the rest. We're in Montana and have much sub zero weather , several weeks below zero and a week or more -20-30 , wind snow blah...
  7. Re: 1st queen cup , and a couple other questions.

    Most hives will build cups no matter what. If it's not inhabited then not to worry. I think your doing fine and I wouldn't worry about swarming unless the hive is super crowded and if so give them...
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    Re: New queen or combine?

    You could do either or you could add a frame with eggs and let them try again. Around here they say buy a queen after July . Don't know about your region. Easiest would be to combine . Seems if your...
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    Re: Galvanizes wire in honey frames?

    Ok so galvanized wire in a frame in a hive ( might have used some in brood frames by accident ) generally a bad idea/ don't do it or I need to get them out because they are going to die?
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    Re: Galvanizes wire in honey frames?

    Jeez glad I asked. I'll use stainless. What about nails ? I think all my hive bodies and frames have galvanized nails? No wonder they swarmed again! Lol!
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    Galvanizes wire in honey frames?

    Thinks it's ok or a bad idea? Have a bunch left over from a diffrent project but I know galvanizing is bad for you to weld on . Think it could get in the honey. ?
  12. Re: Book Choice: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, or Hive and the Honey Bee

    You know the abc's is written as an encyclopedia, it's not a front to back book like some . More a source to reference . I have a very old one and the language takes some getting used too but a must...
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    Re: How much comb is supposed to be drawn?

    Some numbers from my bee classes at UM. The obvious 21 days to emergance. Was a bit surprised at this one. Wax gland mature at 6-11days mostly used for capping cells and 12--17 days maximum...
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    Leafy spurge?!

    Iam so new I haven't even tasted honey yet. I've been trying to learn about everything like most of you and have been excited that this year I have strong colonies early and maybe I would get honey....
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    These are the very points I was trying to make. Thank you and yes you are right again I do need to keep reading and after much digging around I've found many academics who have all ready written...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    I think I was Mis understood and you are right I may not be using the word evolution right. When I said un inhabited I meat to say largely uninhabited by man . Meaning that to some point the honey...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    The oldest fossilized honey bee is estimated to be 50 million years old ? I agree however that we kept them and they got away and we catch them again ect ect but the interest for me is would they be...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    Many valid points and as I've said these are only ideas from required assignments. The reason it interests me is that the long decades trip up from Brazil was no accident. It was as natural a...
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    Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    I have the challenge of writing several papers for my beekeeping courses and I have been debating subjects (with myself) on specifics to research. So I have been wondering where and how to research...
  20. Thread: Lol!

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    Lol!

    http://m.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_e63ca9d9-139b-5912-acae-3b078915519b.html?mobile_touch=true
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    Re: Splitting questions

    If your goal is to increase your hive count and all is well in the hive, yes split away. But if you can wait you my have a honey maker. I would research Michael Palmers splitting in the fall for...
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    Re: Spring treatment for Varroa

    Same, had good luck with maqs . No brood break and a small amount of casualties. Maqs says ok with supers on but that's up to you. But be advised it pisses off the bees pretty bad ! Sucks to deal...
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    Re: Inclement weather questions

    Thanks Vance! How's the weather in GF? Iam just seeing clover down here but as Allways we have had three weeks of bad weather with three more to go! Probably should have allready split but I wanted...
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    Re: How much us to much feed..

    So Iam thinking out loud here and playing the devils advocate...but if a worker emerges after 21 days and her wax gland doesn't come to fruition for 12 more days , then wouldn't wax production be...
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    Inclement weather questions

    Does a strong hive need to be feed? Are carnis going to have a brood break?
    Is it a blessing in disguise as far as maybe slowing swarming season?
    Bad time to treat?
    Thanks in advance for any tips
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