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    Re: Is it just me?

    I could not get on the past two days too. I did not have to log in this morning until I posted this.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Maubid I really doubt that it is EFB. The missing larvae are too young.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    My experience with EFB is the affects of the antibiotic are really fast.
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Acebird how many hives have you had since 2011? How many times have they died out, or how many times have you put new bees in those hives?
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    I found the same thing. Our hives are eating about a pound a day. We have lots of bees and brood. I weighed them this morning and shifted into high gear making syrup. Some were the lightest I...
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    Re: Dead hive alive

    My guess from afar is robbers. I would screen off the entrances on the dead hives. If you get a robbing scenario going, and it is still going when your packages come, the robbers will rob out your...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    This diploid drone thing is very interesting. I found a good explanation on the Glenn Apiaries site.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Deknow how does inbreeding produce diploid drones?
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    It could be European Foul Brood. When I have seen this a three week course of antibiotic has yielded solid capped brood. Hygienic bees will clean the diseased and dead larvae out before you see...
  10. Re: Spring inspection showed hives full of "honey"

    Add me to the chorus. The first time I weighed the hives, March 1, they had lost on average 10 pounds since the last weighing in November 2014. They had consumed 6-12 pounds of sugar with the 10...
  11. Re: 2 new packages. Will the 2nd one catch up ?

    When we started we were given the impression that bees would not enter other hives, that they were totally loyal to their own hive. Well we tried powder sugar dustings to control mites. We dusted...
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Vance I have had three in 7 years. I lost the first one within a short time. It was bright blue, and I would have bet the farm that I would find it. My second one was also blue, but I used the...
  13. Re: What is a tolerable mite count for Spring in the Midwest?

    If you want studies go to ScientificBeekeeping.com. Randy does an excellent job of explaining and studying various bee problems.
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    Re: What did i do wrong ?

    What about the brood? Did they abandon it?
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    Small Burnett

    Does anybody have any experience with Small Burnett and Honey Bees?
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    Re: Fishing photo

    Dan how did your hives winter?
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    Re: How to prevent secondary swarm?

    One of the first years we had bees we had a strong hive swarm itself to death. When they quit casting secondary swarms there were not enough bees left to support the hive. Since then I remove all...
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    Re: new foundation not waxed

    I melt the wax, over water, in a container that you do not need to use for anything else. It is nearly impossible to clean the container out. Then I use a 4 inch foam roller to roll a thin layer on...
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    Re: Nurse Bees in the queen cage

    I take them out, and mark the queen. I have had better acceptance since I started removing the attendants.
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    Re: Weed control

    What you are mixing is a burn down. It will not kill perennial weeds, or grass. It will kill annual weed seedlings, but not larger annuals. I use roundup without problems.
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    Re: Where's My Queen???

    Leave them in the hive, but give them a frame of eggs. It can take a new queen 4 weeks to start laying. If when you saw the new queen she had not been on her mating flight she may have not made it...
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    Re: Forsythia question

    Maybe it is varietal, but our bees worked ours real hard this year for several days. It varies from year to year. The first year I never saw a bee on them. Some years they will work them for a day...
  23. Re: Main hive cast 3 swarms in two weeks - seeking guidance

    The old queen likely went with the original swarm. The other two swarms had virgin queens in them. The original hive should have a virgin in it also. That is what the books say. When I had a...
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    Re: Planting fowers for bees

    Eden Bros has some great mixes. They are blended for different areas.
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    Re: Confirmed bee plants

    Tim I tried the sainfoin sweet clover mix. Sainfoin seedlings do not compete well. Just about anything competing will beat it out. I did establish a thin planting within the sweet clover. It...
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