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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I had good results with Hopguard 2. I needed to do a second application for mite treatment. The first treatment was with Mite-away quick strip. A month later I used Hopguard 2. I only did this...
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    I have two hives with quilt boxes. One hive has a 5lb candy board with an oval opening and then the quilt box. There is a 5/8th ventilation hole drilled toward the top front of the quilt box by the...
  3. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    I quoted a start-up price for a double deep new hive with a package of bees to be about $300.00. Do you think this is accurate?
  4. Thread: Acebirds one hive

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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Acebird is right about the moisture collecting on the inside end walls of the hive bodies. The end frames are always a mess come Spring. I have not been able to solve the ventilation problem. I have...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    I happened upon this re-queening method by mistake. I re-queened a hive this fall. I took the cork out of the candy end of the cage. After a week I checked the cage. Usually I check sooner. I looked...
  6. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    I think you are right about that. The problem is that two hives are low on stores and a beekeeper is trying to buy time by keeping the hive unseasonably warm in the hopes that the bees will bring the...
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    Re: Top insulation?

    Well, maybe that is why the top layer of the straw is damp. I was thinking that maybe the rain had come in because the single front vent in each of the quilt boxes was not drilled with an upward...
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    Re: Top insulation?

    Well, that is what does not make sense. I am feeding one hive on the top bars of the 2nd deep. The inner cover is off. I filled a 4th deep with straw and drilled a 7/8th vent hole by the front hand...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    I think the answer is not eating so much fat. It is good to eat a little honey every day-for your own well being as well as the bees. Good luck on your diet.
  10. Thread: Acebirds one hive

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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Maybe you can make the hive a little warmer and not worry about ventilation. Take a deep super and staple bee proof hardware cloth on the bottom. Drill a 7/8th vent hole on the front by the handle...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    This is what I would do. Make up a batch of homemade pollen mix (soy flour, dry milk, vitamin C, sea salt). I think this is the complete recipe, but you can check on beesource. Grind up some anise...
  12. Thread: fumagilin B

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    Re: fumagilin B

    It is one rounded teaspoon per gallon of syrup. Sorry, I don't mean to confuse everybody.
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    Re: fumagilin B

    I read those directions wrong. The directions say 1/2 rounded Tablespoon per 1 gallon of syrup. Kind of crazy directions.
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    fumagilin B

    I just purchased Fumagilin-B. The directions say 1 rounded Tablespoon per 1 gallon of fall syrup. Is this right? In years past the directions said 2 rounded teaspoons per 1 gallon of fall syrup.
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    Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have purchased many package bees from Rossman Apiaries-always with an Italian queen. I have been very happy with my purchases.
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Is it the white twisted larvae (like a copperhead snake ready to strike) that make you think that this is EFB? That is what I see in your picture. Is this what you are referring to?
    P.S. Sorry about...
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    pittsford ny cut out

    Is there a person in Pittsford NY that can do a cut for bees that have entered the outside wall of a house through a small hole?
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    super-sized smoker

    Would you buy the larger 4 by 10? I bought a replacement valve for my old smoker. Unfortunately, I now see I have a tear in the bellows. I don't know if the tear is from old age (smoker is at least...
  19. Re: I am going to need so much advice. Please brace yourselves.

    Also, once the smoker is going put a little green grass on top of the fuel to cool the smoke. Test the the temperature of the smoke-not too hot.
  20. Re: I am going to need so much advice. Please brace yourselves.

    A propane torch to light the smoker works great. Also you can use the propane torch to clean the inside of the smoker.
  21. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Well, I don't know what city people need to be protected from regarding livestock and farms, and gardens. What are people so fearful of?
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Hi CircleBee,
    I used hopguard I last year with pretty good results. This summer, I purchased hopguard II from Mann Lake for some of the smaller hives. I will wait and hear what you have to say...
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    What about seaweed? Some people use seaweed in their vegetable gardens. I think it is too cold in zone 5 for bee bee trees. My bee bee trees died. Maybe a peat pot would have made the difference. I...
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    Re: a field of poision ivy and a beehive

    How do you manage? Do you worry about getting poison ivy on the outside of the honey supers-especially when you pull the honey supers?
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    Re: a field of poision ivy and a beehive

    Oh, this is great news. I was worried about transferring the oil of poison ivy onto my clothing and equipment.
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