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    Re: serious varroa infestation

    On timing OAV:
    I was lax in treatment last year (with Hopguard) and lost a couple of hives. Bought a nuc and successfully split another so i'm back up to my goal number. Our flow is about done here...
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    Re: RidgeTop Apiaries, Mike Haney

    Thanks!
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    Re: Plastic foundation vs wax

    How much wax should be added to the plastic foundation? How much is too much? How should it be applied?
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    Re: what's best for goldenrod flow

    Watched them ignore the tall and go all over the short (of the 2 species by the greenhouse).
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    Re: RidgeTop Apiaries, Mike Haney

    Can you post an update? I'm looking to requeen a few next year.
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    Re: what's best for goldenrod flow

    For the curious (or obsessive like me) http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Solidago
    this is a goldenrod key. Genus Solidago.
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    Re: what's best for goldenrod flow

    This is an excellent question. I have several acres and about an acre total that I want to use to assist my girls (I know an acre won't feed them but it will help). I see several species of Goldenrod...
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    Re: Stings on Rental Property

    Since I've been beekeeping, I've learned a great deal more about people's misconceptions than ever. If you tell them up front (in your literature or web site) you'll turn away potential customers....
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    Re: Wax Melter!

    Wow. Buzzkill, both of you. This, of course, means I have to make it work really well.
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    Re: Wax Melter!

    Where's the "Like" button? :)
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    Re: Wax Melter!

    So, lots of views but no comments. Does this mean it was a really good deal and you're all out looking for restaurant auctions or you just think I'm crazy to try to use it?
    BTW, just looked and it's...
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    Wax Melter!

    Check out what I just scored at a restaurant auction for $5! It's a soup warmer with a stainless insert. Adjustable heat!

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    Re: SBB or solid in SE

    I'm new but logic told me it was getting colder and the bees work to keep things in the 90s inside. I pulled my screened inner covers and and closed up the bottoms a couple of weeks ago. 50f and very...
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    Bee Yard Storage Shed

    I'm moving my bees to the far end of our property and want to keep as much over there as possible all year. I want to build a storage shed sorta thing behind a double rail hive stand. The stand will...
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    Re: What strainer to buy

    I used the Mann Lake kit mentioned above for crush and strain and have been very happy with it for small volumes.
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    Feeding Ratio

    I'm feeding 2 of my colonies because they just haven't taken off like the other. (It has a scrillion bees and lots of honey stored). I use a top feeder from Brushy with floats. Just curious if I...
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    Re: Planting for the bees

    This is all great! Thanks. And to think I was considering not posting it. I read up some more on clover and all of the local data is about forage protein content. I'll keep checking.
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    Planting for the bees

    Yes, I know they forage over great distances. No, I don't own 9000 acres. That said, what can I plant that will assist them here? We are in zone 7b to 8 northeast Georgia. We have 5 acres with about...
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    As always, I love this forum! Thanks to both for the reassurance I need. I will perform a solid treatment now and should have plenty left over for fall.
    BTW, made honey ice cream yesterday! Mmmm!...
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    May I have some specific advice, please? Beemandan, you're in my area. Katharina, you use 8 frame. I'm on 8 frame deeps with one huge colony, one solid and one just getting into the second deep (it...
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    Re: Late Small Swarm

    Nevermind. I went to place the top feeder and fill it this evening. Ghost town. Not sure what went wrong. It went smoothly as my other 2 swarm grabs. Queen excluder on the front opening. Drop in went...
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    Re: Late Small Swarm

    Oops, meant to post in 101. Won't double post. Mods please move if you want.
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    Late Small Swarm

    I was just packing up my gear to go help with a cutout (my first, so just for learning) when I looked over and saw a small swarm by the hives. I hadn't looked deep into one of my three for some time...
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    Re: If you crush and strain

    I intend to harvest just 3 frames from a medium super next weekend for crush and strain. My previous 2 small harvests went well enough. I scraped the frames and put them back. They are wired wax...
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    Re: Letting go of Clarice

    Broke Clarice down over the weekend. Done. 3 thriving colonies left from 2 nucs in my first season. I'm perfectly OK with that.
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