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    Not to worry. The bees will not leave the hive...

    Not to worry. The bees will not leave the hive any more than than would with a queen. Treat them as you would a package hive that has a good queen. Feed them sugar syrup and wait on the new queen to...
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    These are what you call play queen cells. The...

    These are what you call play queen cells. The bees make these all the time. They rarely become an actual queen cell. It is kind of like having drones around. It is good for the morale of the hive....
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    I would not put a tenth frame in that hive body....

    I would not put a tenth frame in that hive body. I am sure they have pulled the wax out too far for you to put one in anyway. I use the nine frame spacers in all of my hives and supers. I can work...
  4. Thread: How LONG TO DRAW

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    If you want the frames drawn as soon as possible...

    If you want the frames drawn as soon as possible you should sock the feed to them in a 1 to 1 ratio. If there is a nectar flow going on they will not take much feed. I would have put on a second deep...
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    You will get stung. The more involved you get in...

    You will get stung. The more involved you get in beekeeping the greater the chances. Be prepared. I am looking at my left hand now and it looks like a boxing glove. I got stung yesterday and I was...
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    You are playing with fire. If the different types...

    You are playing with fire. If the different types of bees such as Italians and NWC interbreed through superceeding and or swarming you can end up with some very mean bees. They won't be purebred and...
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    I have been fogging once a week with the thymol...

    I have been fogging once a week with the thymol mixture once a week sence early spring. My hives built up nicely and appeared to be quite strong and healthy. I got a total of 22 gallons from 5 hives....
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    Johnson Hardware on Nolesville Road in Nashville...

    Johnson Hardware on Nolesville Road in Nashville has the #8 hardware cloth. Check with them.
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    If you leave the worker bees in the queen cage...

    If you leave the worker bees in the queen cage they will tend to fight with the other workers in the hive you are trying to requeen. This cuts down on the acceptance rate of the queen. I have been...
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    Where can I purchase comb capture frames? I have...

    Where can I purchase comb capture frames? I have a hive that was given to me and it is a mess. An empty hive body was placed on top of the hive with a queen excluder on top of that. The bees have...
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    I am getting four 3 pound package bees on...

    I am getting four 3 pound package bees on Saturday. (4-3-04) I am worried about the temperature. We have a cold front that is coming thru the Middle Tennessee area this week. The temperature for...
  12. Thread: Thymol fogging

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    Can I use the fogger mixed with the thymol and...

    Can I use the fogger mixed with the thymol and fgmo to fog once a week throughout the season? Do I need to omit the thymol during the honey flow and when I have supers on? Should I just be using the...
  13. Thread: Fogger source

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    Dr. Rodriquez, Can you please tell us what is...

    Dr. Rodriquez, Can you please tell us what is wrong with the Bonide brand fogger? I have purchased it and it seems to be working perfectly well. I have fogged several hives now 3 times each with your...
  14. Thread: Fogger source

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    I spelled the name wrong. It is a Bonide propane...

    I spelled the name wrong. It is a Bonide propane insect fogger. It is exactly the same as the Burgess fogger. I looked at both of them and the internal workings are the same. The Bonide however is...
  15. Thread: Fogger source

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    Tractor Supply sells a better propane fogger than...

    Tractor Supply sells a better propane fogger than the Burgess for less! It is made by Bondie and it even has a built in ignitor. With tax it cost about $50.00. I highly reccomend it over the Burgess.
  16. Thread: thymol= ?

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    Dr. Rodrigues, I by no means wanted to offend you...

    Dr. Rodrigues, I by no means wanted to offend you by my previous post on the Thymol. I have the greatest respect for you and in fact have been following your reccomendations for using the fogger...
  17. Thread: thymol= ?

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    Thymol comes in different grades. There is a lab...

    Thymol comes in different grades. There is a lab grade. Laboratory grade is an upper level intermediate quality, exact impurities may not be known. There is an NF grade (National Formulary) which is...
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    It was more than likely too hot. I would...

    It was more than likely too hot. I would recommend that you get a short 1 inch pvc pipe from the hardware store and hold it on the end of the fogger when fogging. They make a high heat pvc pipe. Just...
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    Can we get some information on how often one...

    Can we get some information on how often one should fog their bees using the thymol/fgmo treatment as described in the March 2004 issue of ABJ? I know that before Dr. Rodriguez published his latest...
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    I would say a lot. If you follow the recipe in...

    I would say a lot. If you follow the recipe in the article it comes to 1 liter. 1000cc is the same as 1 liter. CC is the same as ML. Any measuring cup for the most part has a ml measurement. I stole...
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    Has anyone tried fogging their bees using the new...

    Has anyone tried fogging their bees using the new Thymol/FGMO recipe? Do you do it every week? When you mixed the thymol with the FGMO as described in the ABJ March 2004 article did it turn amber in...
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    I went to a Wal-Mart and ordered Thymol Crystals...

    I went to a Wal-Mart and ordered Thymol Crystals with no problem from the pharmacy. They do not normally carry it or have it in stock but they were able to order it from their drug supplier and it...
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    When using the fogger with the FMGO and Thymol...

    When using the fogger with the FMGO and Thymol mixture are you still supposed to fog every week? I tried it for the first time this weekend using the Thymol mixture. I have never fogged at all...
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