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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    LOL

    FACE PALM
  2. Re: Can't find a source for wood bleach (lazy beekeeper)

    Pharmacies sell it too
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I think the idea of working TOWARD being TF is a really intelligent way of doing it. Its naive to think a beek can buy a package and just walk away and be TF. Its definately a process that can take...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Im confused too....
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    WIth brood breaks how does it work with newly installed packages? Is that enough of a brood break to forego treatment in spring?
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    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    Missed queen cells in 2 hives I requeened due to aggressive behavior. Virgins hatched and killed the VSH queens. Bye bye $40 bucks. I also over fed 2 hives so the queen had no room to lay to make...
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    Re: Plastic or wax for a new hive?

    I know bees don't like the plastic as much. I melt burr comb and roll it on. I don't like Mann Lakes Duragilt because bees will chew it down to the plastic and then its shot. If they draw out an ugly...
  8. Re: To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    Lauri Miller has Glenn VSH breeder queens.
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    Lauri Miller hands down....
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    Re: Requeen with Buckfast Queen

    You pull old queen from hive 3 days before the arrival of new queen. Put your buckfast in the hive between frames in her cage like you do when you hive a new package. Pull the cork off the candy plug...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I have made 2 batches in the last week. One was put in the oven at 200 for 3 hours and got slightly gooey on the bottom . The other I set out next to a heat run near a sunny window and dried in a few...
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    Re: What happened to my bees?

    I fed from early August through the end of October
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    Re: What happened to my bees?

    Yeah same thing here. Lots of goldenrod and bees did not work it. We had plenty of moisture. Bees were not on it. No dirty socks smell. They worked it at the same location 2 years ago. Produced tons...
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    Re: What happened to my bees?

    Im north of you....we got dumped on too. Did you feed that hive this fall? A couple of mine were light in August and I fed and got them up to winter weight. One has sugar bricks on it just in case.
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    Re: Bees not consuming pollen patties

    LOLZ
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    This is Lauris recipe
    Sugar bricks that go in between layers of bee pro
    25# sugar
    1 quart cider vinegar (4 cups)
    pinch of electrolytes and vitamins
    pinch of citric acid (canning dept)
    splash...
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    Sugar bricks that go in between layers of bee pro
    25# sugar
    1 quart cider vinegar (4 cups)
    pinch of electrolytes and vitamins
    pinch of citric acid (canning dept)
    splash of lemongrass and/or...
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    Re: Observation Hive

    I did the same thing a few weeks ago for a demo at our Middle school. I pulled frames the previous afternoon when it was warmer. Temps dropped the day of demo and it was rainy so I waited until the...
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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    I put sugar bricks on my hives last fall when I wrapped them for winter. It caused them to not go down in the hive like they are supposed to. Hives died out and I had tons of frames of capped honey...
  20. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    Skunks decimated my 2 hives last year due to fence failure. You need to get rid of them. Trapping is the best option and a bullet to the head. We got one this spring and threw it trap and all into a...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    Powdered sugar does contain corn starch. Powdered sugar can be easily made in a blender.
  22. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I had the same thing with 2 aggressive hives. It was a little scary pulling up deep frames for the first time. I just got used to it and told myself in 21 days it would start to get better!
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    Re: Old Sol Apiaries?

    Our club ordered from Winters this year. Many delays on the queen delivery and when they arrived, we weren't notified ahead of time to let our post office know.
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    Re: Sugar water in honey super mistake

    Well said Michael Bush!
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    I bought 2 nucs brought up from Florida that were very aggressive. Not fun at all to work and really downright scary. I don't blame this beek for being cautious. I ended up requeening and losing...
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