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  1. Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    I have no idea why you are obsessed with this. Evidently you still failed to read my entire initial post.


    I was simply wondering if he had changed his mind on the subject.....just asking. ...
  2. Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    In my opinion....that might be likely if you (DanielY for clarification) only half read my (beemandan for clarification) original post.
    In it I (beemandan for clarification) also wrote:

    I...
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    Re: Goldenrod in West Georgia

    It's probably much the same here as there. I see a few goldenrods blooming. In fifteen years I haven't ever seen any fall surplus, including goldenrod. I see my bees working it on occasion but I've...
  4. Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    I thought it was obvious that I was referring to the original poster.



    No kidding......
  5. Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    an increasing proportion of viruliferous Varroa mites has been
    linked to reduced colony survival

    Are you now buying into the prospect of more/less virulent mites? It seems like in a past post...
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    Re: Getting over the hump

    What is your testing method and what were your counts?
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    Glad it looked good.
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    Why not open up the hive and see how the capped brood comb looks? If solid.....good......
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    Re: Certified Sourwood Honey?

    If you know Paul Arnold at Young Harris college, you might ask him to verify your honey. He's a bit of a guru for such things.
    I have hives outside of Franklin NC for sourwood. At the onset of bloom...
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    In my opinion varroa mites are still the most likely culprit. Once the ailing bee pupae has been removed from the cell...the foundress mite(s) will move on to another victim.
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    Re: Certified Sourwood Honey?

    I see that this is your first post. Welcome.
    I also see that you are located in middle GA.
    Where do you have the hives that produce your sourwood honey?
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    To the original poster....I applaud you for taking the initiative to test.
    Exactly!
    Many new treatment free beekeepers follow the example of their online mentors/gurus. 'I don't test or treat and...
  13. Thread: Dead pupa

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    Re: Dead pupa

    mites
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    Re: dead bees in front of entrance

    What do things look like inside the hive?
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    By April...practically every hive here has at least one extracting super on. Proof positive that beekeeping is local. I understand your early Spring treatment theory but haven't come up with a way to...
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    I can second that :)
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    Mark, I've seen the chart...or at least one like it, that shows the bee/mite population relationship. It is one of the reasons that I've recommended and perform late season mite treatments.

    I'm...
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    That's my thinking.


    My thinking too....again.


    I will have to look at your facebook page and try to understand this.


    I'm not sure about the early spring treatment. I usually treat in...
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    I have been following your posts. Fingers are crossed for ya.
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    I believe that you are over thinking this. If they were removing larvae.....I might consider it.
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I am curious....is there a recommended temperature range for application?
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    I also have not seen a single instance of DWV. So for those who use that as an indicator....if you see it you probably have a mite problem....if you don't....you still may have a mite problem.
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    I did an OAV treatment last winter and will likely do so again. But....to knock down the mites before they start winter brood....I'll be treating with apiguard.
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    Most have enormous populations. I'm leaving extra honey....as I don't see any way they'll make it without. Hives that I'd usually leave as double deeps are now double deep and a medium and a good...
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    It has been an exceptional and strange year. I had multiple hives that produced over two hundred pounds. Never before. Some were drawing comb through the end of June and still putting up honey in...
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