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  1. Thread: Z's Bees

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    Z's Bees

    I wanted to throw out an addaboy to Greg from Z's Bees. I have been buying queens from various breeders for more than 20 years. He is great to work with, he backs his product and man his queens...
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    Fumagilin Patty Mixture

    Does anyone have a recipe for feeding a patty to treat Nosema instead of a syrup?

    Thanks,
    Topbee
  3. Thread: Bee Candy

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    Bee Candy

    I recently attended the beekeepers conference in Kentucky and there was a gentleman selling top boards with bee candy in them for winter feeding. Does anyone have a recipe for the candy? We have...
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    pesticide kill results

    Well it has been since June 4th and I have not received any results to date. I spoke with the USDA office and they are still running test, but the results so far indicate nothing.
    Am I not looking...
  5. Thread: Pesticide Kill

    by topbee
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    Pesticide Kill

    Approximately 2 weeks ago I had a major pesticide kill in two of my yards for a total affected hives of 58. There was piles of bees in front of every hive and most of the hives I didn't think would...
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    For the past few years I have been observing this...

    For the past few years I have been observing this sight and reading the post and have gotten and learned a lot from the topics, but I am about sick of some the arrogant responses people give to the...
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    When I cull old comb, I cut it out of the frame...

    When I cull old comb, I cut it out of the frame and boil the frame in lye water and haven't had a signs of AFB. At the meeting a question was brought up by one of our new beekeepers asking why can't...
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    Sounds like you have something going that I would...

    Sounds like you have something going that I would like to try. Please send me your plans.

    Thank you!

    Tony
  9. Thread: Culling Comb

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    I am going through some hives that have died and...

    I am going through some hives that have died and I will be cleaning the old comb out. After I clean the frames I boil boxes and frames in lye water, really cleans it up good. What signafies keeping...
  10. Thread: spring nucs

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    Contact Chris with Indian Summer. He will be...

    Contact Chris with Indian Summer. He will be hauling a load up north at the end of April first part of May. I am sure he would be more than happy to help you out.

    Tony
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    How do you like the Fritz extractor. I am...

    How do you like the Fritz extractor. I am currently working to buy a new one, but found out there is a bunch to choose from. I have been looking at Dadant for one, but not sure. Like to...
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    Which middle one are you referring to? I am...

    Which middle one are you referring to? I am considering using the entrance one and making me a handle with a width of sponge just to block the entrance. This way I am not stuffing the entrance with...
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    I realize the question has been brought up, but I...

    I realize the question has been brought up, but I would like to know the following:

    1. Which is the best way to treat with the acid, i.e. trickling, spraying or vapor?
    2. How do I make an...
  14. Thread: Buckfast Queens

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    I just received a call from Davies Apiaries from...

    I just received a call from Davies Apiaries from Canada, he raises Buckfast queens. Well, he has told me he is still unable to ship me queens to the U.S.A. because of the current restrictions. Is...
  15. Thread: Feeding

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    Thanks for the information. I plan on using...

    Thanks for the information. I plan on using them. I just ordered some deep division board feeders, not the open ones. They are all plastic that in the very center of the top there is a place to...
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    You don't soak the bees with the Glade, just...

    You don't soak the bees with the Glade, just enough to hide the scent. When the perfume of the glade disappears they don't know any different. I also use this when combining a weak hive with a...
  17. Thread: Feeding

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    I am looking for some feedback on using gallon...

    I am looking for some feedback on using gallon Glad bags to fill with syrup, lay it on the top bars and put slices in the bag. Has anyone ever tried this method and does it work? I have been using...
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    Ricko, I have found that all strains perform very...

    Ricko, I have found that all strains perform very differently depending upon the location they are placed. I would recommend you try a few, put them in a yard by themself and just give the a couple...
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    VaBeeKEEPER, I have used Glade numerous times...

    VaBeeKEEPER, I have used Glade numerous times where the hive was queenless. I sprayed the entrance and across the top frames and released the new queen right in the front entrance and they accepted...
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    I requeened 10 hives last year with NWC and...

    I requeened 10 hives last year with NWC and everyone accepted. I just give them a day to introduce themselves and if the bees are not trying to sting her when I go back, I pull the cork to let them...
  21. Thread: Software

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    MIKI, I would be happy to help you with...

    MIKI,

    I would be happy to help you with spreadsheet for hive management. I have been trying to come up with a simple one myself. Just when I think I have all avenues covered, I think of...
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    Clint, Do you fog with the thymol on a weekly...

    Clint,
    Do you fog with the thymol on a weekly basis or on a monthly? I appreciate your response on the topic. I have been using FGMO and thymol for just one season and going into the winter my...
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    Just curious, Is it a misuse of FGMO or is it...

    Just curious,
    Is it a misuse of FGMO or is it a minor bump in the road. I was speaking with some commercial beekeepers that currently use FGMO and they said they are finding that there is a build...
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    Bill, I take it you have not tried their...

    Bill,
    I take it you have not tried their queens yet. The site is very informative and I am partial to the Russian queens, because most of my hive are Russians.

    Regarding McCary, I have spoke...
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    Drifter, I have a lady who has been coming...

    Drifter,

    I have a lady who has been coming to the bee yard for a couple of years now to get bees for here daughter. Her daughter has severe M.S. and she said this is her last chance to give her...
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