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    Re: Hive Beetles...a few observations

    That's the reason that I don't automatically dispose of slimed frames. Some become too nasty to ask the bees to recover but others can be salvaged. I had one hive where within one week the beetles...
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    Re: Hive Beetles...a few observations

    When the beetles are ganged up in the corners there doesn't seem to be a problem. When they are scurrying in the cells they seem to be defecating or whatever they do to repulse bees. If they can...
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    Hive Beetles...a few observations

    I am starting to see the beetles move into aggressive reproductive mode. I had one strong nuc get invaded and melt down to a gallon of debris and beetle larva and two others nearly wiped out this...
  4. Re: Small Hive Beetles have major advantages over the bees in the assault of the hive

    I hadn't seen that information before. It adds a little insight to the post I wrote above regarding bee and brood health in hives with significant numbers of beetles. They might be causing hive...
  5. Thread: Soybean flow?

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    Re: Soybean flow?

    I believe it is purple.
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    Re: Wood species for hive components ?

    Many of the old barns in the Appalachians are made of yellow poplar. The siding on many of those old barns was nailed more than 100 years ago. I use poplar (when I have it) for hives and it works...
  7. Thread: Soybean flow?

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    Re: Soybean flow?

    Some have suggested that different varieties produce nectar and others didn't. Color of bloom is an indicator of whether they are nectar producing or not.
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    laquer thinner works very well. Denatured alcohol or even regular alcohol and/or mineral spirits would probably all work.
  9. Re: Small Hive Beetles have major advantages over the bees in the assault of the hive

    A bit of study needs to be done on the affect of Beetle stress on brood rearing. In hives with even only a few hundred beetles I am noticing that brood rearing decreases leading to inadequate...
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    the article linked above

    This article is pretty much dead on as far as the pathology of efb. Once it is in an apiary it is always at work. This evidenced by the observation that in a significant percentage of hives the...
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    Re: Laying worker is a pest

    If you have more than one hive it is easier to get rid of the bees and split another hive and share the combs between the two hives. Purchase a queen or let them raise their own queen. A handful...
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    Re: Frames from EFB hive

    I had lots of trouble with efb last year in a couple of bee yards. This year I hit with terramycine dust weekly jan-march 1, only had three show symptoms with no meltdowns. Two of those three were...
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    Re: Concerns about SHB

    A few beetles in a hive with a decent population isn't a problem. Beetles are a danger to weak hives, newly started hives, and hives that are getting robbed. When the beetles begin to number in the...
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    Re: New Nuc dead with 4 days

    Sounds like this nuc wasn't particularly strong. It probably didn't overheat. It is likely that the nuc was just made up and weak and possibly not fully queenright making it a prime candidate for...
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    Re: New Queen Expectations?

    A good queen in a hive that has bees covering every frame in a decent nectar flow should easily lay out a single deep and maybe more in a month.
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    Re: Confessions of a first time grafter

    Don't give up on grafting. In the end, grafting will serve you better. The key is the starter hive. It has to have a lot of bees and be well fed. That said, any queenless hive can build four or...
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    Re: Confessions of a first time grafter

    When I am grafting from old comb I just pick a spot and break down cell wall on one side to get a better view and angle. Once I start in I keep breaking them in the same direction. The bees don't...
  18. Any theories on why there is such a discrepancy between mating success

    in small mating nucs and mating success in hives? At best I get 75% successful mating in mating nucs. Queens appear to successfully emerge but disappear sometime after the cutoff for the mating...
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    Re: A lesson in schedules

    You may have grafted larva that were in their second day and not their first day. Temperature makes a difference. Warm temperatures can advance maturation by a day or so while cool temperatures can...
  20. Re: Bayer Spokesperson Talks about Pesticides and Bees on r/science

    Even better, I would like to see the numbers in europe since they banned certain products. My bet is that there is very little difference.
  21. Re: New Swarm Not Filling Out Correctly. What To Do?

    If they are bridging between the frames you need to remove the crooked comb down to the foundation but leave any that is correctly drawn. It might take a couple of times over a few days but they'll...
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    Re: Bee Die Off Story

    My guess is that the dought in calif and the unusually long and cold winter in the north had more to do with the increase in hive mortality than insecticides.
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Damaged comb

    re use them.
  24. Thread: Queen flew away

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    Re: Queen flew away

    They will return to the place where they were lost. She is probably in the hive. I have found them on the outside of their hive. I have also found them on the outside of the neighboring hive. If...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on queen excluders

    A lot of the time I'll break off a stick about 3/8 or so in diameter and prop one of the supers up giving them an entrance above the super. Some hives use those entrances more than others. A lot of...
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