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    Re: new nucs....robbing?

    New nucs and robbing, Yes they could almost be different words to describe the same thing. My nucs always have very small. as in one bees size entrances. If that does not work then robber screens are...
  2. Re: cutout, but possible poison attempt by neighbor...

    Any way to just wash it away now? That it might be Seven leaves a lot of room for it might be a lot of other things. My rule of thumb is if I suspect a colony has been poisoned I will not touch it. I...
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    Re: Queenles hive help

    I remove cells I find in my hives and incubate them. An incubator does not need to be fancy. I have incubated queen cells under a desk lamp with the cell hung through a hole in the lid of a pill...
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    Re: How soon do I need a queen

    The link you provide is to information regarding why bees convert to laying workers. it also covers how to revert them back to non laying. Requiring several frames of brood over a few weeks. I have...
  5. Re: moving queen cell into recently queenless hive

    I have the same problem. I can get queen cells produced by the hundreds. Get virgins emerged with near 100% success. so there is a small percentage of a chance that a cell will not even result in a...
  6. Re: foundationless frames in a honey extractor

    radial 6 frame extractor foundationless frames reinforced with two dowels per frame. no problems. I blow more comb off plastic foundation than anything.
  7. Re: Bees diving into smoker - aggression or just being defensive

    I have had two highly aggressive colonies. I kept them both long enough to observe them. they remained aggressive regardless of any variations I observed. they where aggressive at all times of the...
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    Re: Assaulted by the opinion lady...

    I work with a kid that eats nothing green. When asked about it he simply says "I don't eat the food my food eats".
  9. Re: Winter stores - protracted cold better than occasional warm days?

    My observation would agree with Squarepeg. and we have a lot of warm weather through winter. Still I don't see a lot of honey consumed until spring build up. Starting in January. then they plow...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Why is it that the TF folks that demand treatment advice stay out of their threads. Find it okay to poke there head into every conversation about treating? Demonstrate the behavior you are asking of...
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    Re: How soon do I need a queen

    I check newly emerged virgins in three weeks. no eggs is a failed attempt. I often find mated queens with capped brood already. so 3 weeks is the long method. I would think the bees will become...
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    Re: The best queen catcher

    I catch them by hand so far but am not yet impressed with my technique. I do that mainly because my fingers tend to be far more handy at a moments notice than any other catching device. I have used a...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Still not quite that simple. it is 95% of particles down to a certain size. By the way the smaller the particles the more hazardous they are to your lungs. That should stir things up. OA is vaporized...
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Colony in my WALLS!!! D:

    I can think of several ways to get one but I am not sure it is advisable to add more suggestions to this thread. For some people answers just lead to more questions. at some point you realize, Maybe...
  15. Thread: Flooding DCAs

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    Re: Flooding DCAs

    They didn't "figure" the post starts with "Another baseless thought". indicating no figuring was involved. I am interested in what the Natural Colony Rythms are.
  16. Re: Where did my bees from my nuc go? Need help diagnosing

    Smaller compartments is one of the reasons but at best a distant second is ease in locating a newly mated queen. first reason is minimal bees required to get a virgin queen mated. Once they are I...
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    Re: Inspect varroa using bees from beard

    No, you need bees that are on the brood nest, nurse bees. supposedly the mites emerge from the cell hitchhiking on the back of the bee that just emerged. now this is where I see a few holes in the...
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    Re: Assaulted by the opinion lady...

    I hope her view of the world works for her. Which most likely it will since the world she seems unable to see is busy taking care of all those pesky this is how it really works details.
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    Re: How Much OAV With Honey Supers On?

    Not until a month from now when you stumble across someone looking to buy some. then suddenly all remembrance of treated goes out the window.
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    Re: I'm a big dummy

    A new Small hive beetle prevention method.
  21. Re: Where did my bees from my nuc go? Need help diagnosing

    Frame selection for a mating compartment takes a bit of attention. You need the bees that will stay with the compartment. My daughter worked very hard at trying to keep bees that simply kept...
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Colony in my WALLS!!! D:

    First I question whether you have Yellow Jackets or Honey Bees. I have seen an exterminator kill Yellow Jackets and have done it myself at times. My method is to use a dust such as Drione. the idea...
  23. Re: High Volume OA Vaporizer for under $70 and it kicks butt! Make your own, it's eas

    This is a conversation from another source.
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    I know the drill about using galvanized steel in the presence of heat, and all the 'nasties' that it can give off. The question is this - can...
  24. Re: Think I found queen from cutout dead..see pics

    don't look like a queen. actually looks like a bee that has stung something and died as a result.
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    Re: Bees not building comb in 2nd

    I do not stop feeding until they are a full deep and a medium at least. I do not consider them a colony until then. they are some progress between a nuc and a colony. I still call them a nuc. A nuc I...
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