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  1. Thread: MAQS Bee Murder

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    Re: MAQS Bee Murder

    Thanks for the tips. There were no reducers, although I didn't put vents between boxes. It was about 88 degrees when I placed them in the hive. I didn't double dose, I only used one packet. The bees...
  2. Thread: MAQS Bee Murder

    by T152
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    MAQS Bee Murder

    Yes, I know, I know, I shouldn't use miticides or anything in my hive but I purchased some bees from a guy who told me to treat for varroa and I did, but to my horror MAQS seemed to kill my bees. I...
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    Re: Canadian Bee Suppliers

    Okay, thanks everyone!
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    Re: Canadian Bee Suppliers

    Thanks, do you know who sells them?
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    Re: Canadian Bee Suppliers

    Thank you for the recommendation, but I need packages, not queens. Does anyone know of anyone else?
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    Canadian Bee Suppliers

    I'm looking to purchase some Buckfast bees for next year, and I wanted to know if anyone knows of a good supplier. I heard the ones from Canada breed very gentle bees. Is this true? If so, who...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    You're probably right, squarepeg. The hive is looking okay. Mites are still present, I only gave them the one powdered sugar shake. There are still a good amount of bees, and there were eggs last...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    rbees, you're right. The test came back negative. They said that they found multiple mites in cells and that it was not EFB. I've never heard of parasitic mite syndrome before, and I don't know how...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    I sent them a sample today along with a typed paper full of questions. I hope they answer them!
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    squarepeg, I knew you could send samples to a lab to get a diagnosis, but I didn't know where or how I could send one. I looked on their webpage and it seems easy enough. I think I will send a sample...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    It's not AFB. I know for sure. The brood die before the cell is capped (they are collapsed on the bottom of the cell) and there are no sunken cappings. The stick test conclusion is not stringy but...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    I decided to terminate hive #1. They look miserable, and there's not very many bees. I'll probably do it sometime this weekend. I gave them each a Terra-patty, and today I did a powdered sugar shake...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    Gypsi, I'll look into using something that will increase the acidity.

    squarepeg, I'll look into vitamin c as well. The second hive already has the same disease. I'm extremely certain it is EFB....
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    I found some Terra-Patties in my basement that I bought earlier in the spring. I forgot I had them. I gave each of them a patty. I started feeding them syrup two weeks ago and I don't add anything to...
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    Re: A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    I've been looking on the web and I believe both of my hives have EFB. The pictures of the sunken white larvae are identical to what I saw in my hives. Both of my hives have the same symptoms- hive #1...
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    A Few Hundred Bees, No Brood, and 1 Queen

    I have two hives and both have two deeps and a medium. I'm feeding both of them, but hive #1 hardly takes any while hive #2 is on its 4th refill (quart baggies). Hive #1 doesn't look to hot. It has...
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    Re: A Gallon of 5:3 Sugar Syurp

    15 cups of sugar and 9 cups of water makes a little more than a gallon (about a cup or so more).
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    Over-wintering with 2 deeps and 2 mediums?

    Both my hives have two deeps and two medums on them, and the two deeps are filled with brood, pollen, and honey. One medium in each hive is half way capped, and the others in both are filled with...
  19. Thread: VSH Question

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    Re: VSH Question

    It is possible that the developing queen was infected with varroa mites, but it is very unlikely. The varroa mites prefer the drone brood because it is bigger and the drones take the longest time...
  20. Re: A potential piece of the enduring CCD puzzle.

    If you're interested in learning more about CCD I recommend "Fruitless Fall" by Rowan Jacobsen, it's one of the best books I have ever read and is very informational. Thank you for the link.
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    Re: Jar, Bear Steralization

    You could try Easy Clean, it's used in wine making and sanitizes most surfaces. It's called a "cleanser", but it sanitizes. The link below explains why it can't be called a sanitizer. You don't even...
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    Re: What to do with all of this nectar?

    You can feed it to them like you would syrup-in any feeder. You do not want to add water to it as it will ferment faster and nectar is already quite runny. It may be only sugar syrup, but I'm sure...
  23. Re: Just got back from the state fair, Won some ribbons

    Congratulations! I also entered some liquid white honey in our county fair, I got a blue ribbon, but I was the only one who entered..... But I shouldn't complain, I would have felt really sad if I...
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    Re: What's YOUR Favorite Feeder?

    Thank you all for the input, I currently am using baggie feeders, and I refill them with a funnel so I don't always have to throw them away. gunter62, that's a great idea that I think I'll try. I...
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    Re: Foundationless studies

    For small cell:

    http://www.delta-business.com/CalgaryBeekeepers/Bee-Club-Library-2/Berry11091-Cell%20Size%20and%20Varroa%20Mites.pdf

    http://bushfarms.com/beesnaturalcell.htm
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