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    Re: Depreciating Hive Equipment

    Check with your accountant and see if you qualify to use section 179.
  2. Re: Seeley Lab Study: Small cavities and frequent swarms, primary resistance to mit

    For varroa and bees to naturally evolve to a point of balance the bee population would have to collapse to the point that varroa ha f difficulty finding a host. Then over a long period bees would...
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    Re: Acid confusion - Chem 101 help please

    Be careful with formic it sets the bees back quite a bit and if the temp in the hive is too high you can kill the hive in hours. Nice day but in the sun can do it.

    I have not heard good feedback...
  4. Thread: "Must Feed"

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    Re: "Must Feed"

    Think of what you are trying to do as a goal not a set of strict rules. If you don't feed when they need it they will not build up like they should. If they build up you will be buying 2 NUCs next...
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    Re: Building Bee Box - Router Question

    I've done it both ways using router or table saw. Even a cheap table saw with a dado blade will give you a better product. The router is ok but tedious and you will wear out the bit unless it is a...
  6. Re: Small Cell impact - Correlation or Causation?

    JB - we used to think it was hive treatments contaminating our broodcomb. Come to find out all of the pesticides coming in via nectar and pollen are seeping into the wax. AI Root tested the wax...
  7. Re: Small Cell impact - Correlation or Causation?

    Thanks for your reply Michael. Enjoy your website. With AHB I was referring to their swarming and absconding behavior as what allows them to resist varroa and SHB. (Ellis JD, Hepburn HR. 2006). You...
  8. Small Cell impact - Correlation or Causation?

    I am a beekeeper in North Texas and have been experimenting with small cell and treatment free beekeeping for a number of years. After a hiatus of about 5 years I returned to beekeeping. However, I...
  9. Re: Seeley Lab Study: Small cavities and frequent swarms, primary resistance to mit

    Seeley does good work. His paper on Cell Size is one of the best attempts to quantify whether or not small cells actually are responsible for reduced varroa populations. He concluded no. He looked...
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    Re: New at queen rearing... please help!

    I tried Yogurt. Didn't work.

    I had good luck with priming the cup with a small amount of royal jelly. Just saved it when I found swarm or supercedure cells. You don't need much and it freezes...
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    Re: Make Nuc Entrance Disc

    I ordered 20 of these. They look pretty decent - CNC router cut, fairly heavy EPVC, assorted colors. seems like they will work well. check back in 5 years to see how they take the sun.
  12. Thread: virus warning

    by wfarler
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    Re: virus warning

    you are still infected according to Norton it is the

    2/17/2016 2:17:05 PM,High,An intrusion attempt by www.beesource.com was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,Web Attack: Nuclear Exploit Kit...
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    Re: Make Nuc Entrance Disc

    they are .75 now 7.50 for 10 plus $25 shipping what a joke.
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    Re: Swarm trap size

    thanks, i found Sweeney publication here: http://www.biobees.com/library/research_bees/apis/Bait%20Hives%20for%20Honey%20Bees.pdf

    and Great videa here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnnjY823e-w
  15. Thread: Robbing screen

    by wfarler
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    Re: Robbing screen

    Just for educational purposes if you watch the video bees flying back and forth with their legs dangling are robbers. They orient on odor so have a hard time figuring out the screen. The back and...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Celebrating that my neighbors got a divorce and sold their house. We are each on 8 acres so not that close but they consistently were spraying their whole place with some type of pyrethrin . I...
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    Re: Making a nuc from existing hives. Timing?

    It depends on how strong the hives are. That comes down to frames of bees. If you have 8 or 10 frames it will set them back a lot, if you have 2 deeps bursting With bees then pulling 5 frames will...
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    Re: And then there were three ...

    This is the time of year you lose colonies. They get some warm days, some brood rearing starts up and then a cold front comes in and there isn't enough honey to eat or enough bees to cover the...
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    Swarm trap size

    Ok I have spent a lot of time researching swarm trap sizes. It appears the only university research was limited to a study by Cornell (Sealey and Marsh). They test 3 sizes 10, 40 and 100 liters and...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I read a scientific research paper on Nasonov. They tested synthetic Nasonov (using 6 of the chemicals) against a number of other scents. They did the tests about as well as I think anyone could,...
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    Re: Cut Comb Prices?

    Put all of your uncapped frames back into a strong crowded hive. Feed the hive the honey from your unusable combs with a hive top feeder. Just crush and strain then put it in an inverted jar so you...
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    Re: Growing into commercial beekeeping

    The more you learn the less you know. My goal is to end up stupid. LOL.

    If you love learning and are curious about the world, how bee colonies thrive and what makes them dwindle, how pests work,...
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    Re: Feeding during flow

    it's an accepted old chinese custom.
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    Re: Growing into commercial beekeeping

    I know Blake, he is the pres of our club. Nice kid that works hard. He had a wonderful mentor John Talbert who is the backbone of the club and has taught many young people the art of beekeeping. ...
  25. Thread: Good book?

    by wfarler
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    Re: Good book?

    Follow the bloom - has an interesting, though dated discussion of pollenation. After I read it i decided the hardcore pollenators were actually truck drivers who used beekeeping as an excuse to...
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