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  1. Thread: EFB cleanup

    by Tim B
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    Re: EFB cleanup

    What I have learned about efb...
    Once a hive has a serious infection about half recur later in the year or the next year. There is also a much greater likelihood of a deadout in the fall or winter. ...
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    Re: CRAP, HELP Queen FLEW OFF WILL IT RETURN

    She will return to the spot where she departed. She may or may not go into the hive. Look around the hive or a limb near the hive. Best to do within ten thirty minutes after losing her.
  3. Re: Will workers build a queen cell around a drone egg?

    If hopelessly queenless they will try a drone egg. They will move eggs or perhaps larva. To build emergency cells they will build the qc off the cell that the egg or larva is in.
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    Re: Bad reaction to bee sting

    I had one or two like that years ago. I guess I receive more than a tousand stings a year...a few swell, some welp, others nothing at all. Not all bee stings are the same. Sometimes I think sting...
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    Price for double deeps

    I'm wondering what fair price for 50-100 stong double deep hives in 1-4 year equipment to be purchased in June in the southeast USA would be? The pricing for hives seems to be all over the place.
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    Re: Swarm Confusion and Beekeeper Aggravation!

    Haven't read all the replies but in in my experience a swarm with multiple queens will keep leaving the box. I have picked as many as seven virgin queens out of a swarm. The giveaway on multiple...
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    Re: Unexplainable Swarminess

    My guess is older or underperforming queens. In my experience even if I can keep these kinds of hives from swarming the queen never lives up to average.
  8. Thread: TF and EFB

    by Tim B
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    Re: TF and EFB

    115 to 120 degrees will kill efb
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    Give them five or six weeks of dusting from mid jan to end of feb and again in the fall covering the last brood cycle and you won't see any cases.
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    Headed out to the farm supply to purchase several year's supply.
  11. Thread: Nucs or deeps?

    by Tim B
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    Re: Nucs or deeps?

    I have about 100 nucs I am trying to build out an additional five frames right now. Half are in double nucs and the rest are/will be in single deeps. They prefer to draw comb next to the brood nest...
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    Re: Is this EFB? (or some other disaster)

    Do both hives look this way? Causes of a spotty brood pattern can be mites, overheating, lack of food or good pollen, failing queen, efb. The first sign of efb is brood that is more yellow than a...
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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...
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: Soybean flow?

    by Tim B
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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...
  19. 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.
  21. 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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