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  1. Re: Adding supers in a Dee Lusby or Michael Bush way

    Beestrong

    You will be well served to listen to the "Oldtimers". I find it commendable that Dee Lusby has managed to keep bees in the heart of AFB genetics but I wouldn't go so far as to follow...
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    Re: Saguaro -vs- mesquite

    A few pictures would be nice..
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    Re: I am so conflicted

    I meant to attach a link to my previous post regarding gall mites.

    http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR600.pdf
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    Re: I am so conflicted

    My extensive bindweed patch laughs at herbicides. As mentioned tilling the soil helps germinate the seeds that can remain viable well over 50 years. Bindweed has an extensive root system. I have...
  5. Re: How do you keep your honey pure if you keep feeding your bees?

    "If you ever feed a drop of syrup then some of it is in your honey".

    I'm with MB on that one. And Lauri doesn't have to worry about it because she doesn't remove any honey.
  6. Re: Getting back into beekeeping, Unity New Hampshire!

    Dale

    No need to feel stupid. I raised bees in N.H. for about 10 years quite some time ago and the weather can be trying. Next time you order any nucs ask the person selling them if they would...
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    Re: Rethinking Cut Down Splits

    "In the future I may remove all cells and add a ripe cultured cell"

    Why would you think that adding your own cell would be somehow better than the swarm cell the parent colony has raised? And why...
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    Re: Making Up Nuc Splits

    If we are going to be introducing laying queens into nucs, we purposely make our splits a little weaker initially for better queen acceptance. Then once she is laying, we go back and boost them...
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    Like any other business related activity having a clearly defined scope of work and a signed proposal goes a long way towards keeping things professional. I have done bee removals from buildings for...
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    Re: photos from flatrockboy

    You might want to experiment sometime using a follower board arrangement to confine the bees to a smaller cavity. In my opinion it will allow them to build up quicker and draw better comb confined...
  11. Thread: Afb?

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    Re: Afb?

    Looks like you might have a little "sac brood" there if anything.
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    Re: photos from flatrockboy

    No offense but I don't see that many bees in the pictures to warrant swapping them over into a deep brood chamber? Why not let them crank for a couple weeks in the nuc box until you have a lot of...
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    johng

    Just wanted to mention that those (2) Maxant bottlers once filled with honey are going to weight 600-700 lbs. sitting on the counter top. You might want to consider putting a couple of...
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    Re: Synthetic Queen Lures - Thoughts?

    OMG..I think I used 5 drops of LGO in some of my swarm traps !.. I hope they'll be ok.
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    Re: Mann Lake budget hive bodies?

    Have used them for a number of years primarily for honey supers. Don't let them lay around and warp; assemble them right away. Glue the finger joints judiciously, (tite-bond III) then prime them...
  16. Re: Time to change the signature line in the interests of full disclosure

    Set out the swarm traps Salty you've got the comb. That's half the battle.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    There have been many fascinating comments thrown around regarding this thread. In January, 2014 on another thread, AR Beekeeper posted a comment that I find quite apropos : "Normal cell size for...
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    Re: anyone care to double check my work?

    Todd

    Not sure from your explanation of events as to what you were attempting to do? Were you trying to split and divide the colony?
  19. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    I would go so far as to say that its no big deal but it isn't the monster either.
  20. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    It sounds as if you might have a couple things going on queen wise. As I'm sure you know EFB is known to be a stress related disease. Most advocate re-queening the colony. Terramycin is quite...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    That's because everything works if you let it. ...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    MB > "I don't find it to be a problem if you expect it... "

    Having kept bees for almost 30 years I pretty much know how to pry boxes...and your right I do expect to see lots of comb built between...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    "There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false"

    If we are to buy into this research finding, then it, by its own determination would then be false. Perhaps...
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    Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Interesting article by Keith DeLaplane in the April issue of ABJ regarding the use of small cell foundation and its effects on varroa mites. Here is a scientific study by an extremely knowledgeable...
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    Re: Feral colony question

    Leave them on.
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