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  1. Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    Hi,

    I just checked a few nucs started this year yesterday and found two of them with not such a great population and plenty of stores. They have completely gave up brood but this is a general...
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    Re: What type of nuc's

    You sound a bit confusing but I think your answer lies into these great threads:

    Sustainable apiary management:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?189642-Wintering-Nucs

    Sustainable...
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    Re: What type of nuc's

    My God! This sounds so complicated. Why all the gear?
    I tried 3 by 3 and 2 by 4 but found it very messy so all my nucs are made in 10 deep frames singles - no need for extra gear and no fuss in...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    nevermind :)
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    Re: queenless -enough time to requeen?

    I wanted to open a new thread on this but I'm posting here instead.

    I have a yard of nucs: ~25. The most powerful (in singles) have become very lazy, stopping brood rearing for some time. The...
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    Re: Shipping queens

    Just as a curiosity: what do you guys do if the candy made a mess out of the queen and attendants? (my fault of course as I made the candy too soft)
  7. Re: Combining vs killing failing hives?

    I would combine 2 or more failures(not diseased) :D and give them a new queen if I have one.
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    Re: uniting hives

    I just did a combine these days - 10-15 m. The foragers probably choose another hive that I've pulled on the stand in the place of the other. In fact this hive got foragers from 3 nucs altogether....
  9. Re: Reoccurring robbing! How can I prevent it.

    They also seem to work in my case. I am not home during the day so I can't tell what happens, but judging from the weight of the frames(in the evening) it seems that they are gaining it. I made them...
  10. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Nice thread. I've been doing flash FA(on pads - swiss receipt) myself and noticed lots of mites on the bottom boards afterward. I did it during the day with temps btw. 15 and 20 C. I haven't used it...
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    Re: Moving hive in winter?

    Leave a box with/out a frame in it at the old location. Late in the evening you can take those foragers and shake them to the new box. I had to do such a move due to robbing(unite weak nuc to other...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    Thanks guys.
    I've installed the robber screens back. I looked yesterday into those nucs and they still have plenty of resources... just that they still need more for the winter.

    What experience...
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    Re: Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    The situation is pretty nasty: I can't feed.
    The robbers are hanging around the yard trying out all hives. I started to unite some of the weakest nucs. I also tried out robber screens but I removed...
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    Re: Nuc feeding question

    I think robbing is the answer as Ray said it.

    I have the same problem with at least 2 of my nucs. I already united 2 and I will unite some more. It looks like impossible to feed them even with...
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    Re: Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    In order to save the syrup I refilled the jars and put them upside down on wooden shims inside the boxes.
    I forgot to mention that the nucs are in singles and have space left for the jars. It...
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    I don't like treating the bees as it's time consuming and I am in doubt if it's a good practice in the long run. People in my country are so "eager doctors" this time of the year using all kind of...
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    Re: Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    Thanks for all the ideas. My biggest mistake was that I started feeding a bit too late as we are almost in a dearth.
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    Re: Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    I had to stop feeding because of the robbing. I have a nearby apiary(~130 hives - 200m). Last Autumn had the same kind of problems but only 2 powerfull hives. Now I have nucs. Fortunatelly most of...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    I wonder what will happen to us when internet will dissapear :)... become more humans perhaps

    ...anyway:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalic_acid

    Melting point 102 to 103 C (216 to 217 F;...
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    Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    Hi,

    I started to feed a few of the weakest nucs in my yard using inverted jars. The entrances are reduced using wire cloth. However it's interesting that I see no fighting on the entrance and many...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    I found I was vaporizing about 6g/hive during last year's treatments as I've recently bought an electronic scale and measured the quantity I was using at that time and with no visible bad results...
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    Re: Powdered Sugar Mite Count

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/fighting-varroa-reconnaissance-mite-sampling/

    He also says:
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    Re: To make it real

    A poorly constructed wind fence can be worse then nothing. I've once had a wide piece of metal sheet blowing just above my had :D.
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    Re: Explain differences

    I'm planning on doing a bit of selection regarding varroa. Using only one time treatment I think I can achieve that. My guess was that those 2 hives had a bit of success in removing the mites or smt....
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