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    Re: Where to buy Equipment???

    The joy of employed owned, or in this case:D I personal have always had good ole fashioned service & products.
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    #5? When/if Did you treat & with what?
  3. Re: What can possibly go wrong :)

    Greetings, nothing at all;)
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    No, no, no, NO, it was mites!:D
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    Re: Lost a Hive this winter

    Did you taste it? Let that be your determinate.
  6. Re: Mouse gaurd after the mice are in on a stump.

    1/4 inch will work, but it will take them time to maneuver in/out, & sometimes scraps pollen off of their sacks. A screwdriver can bend/open some of the openings to prevent this, but to much will...
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    Re: Beeless for the very first time

    If I had just a dime for every hive that was strong a few months or weeks ago before their demise:) Mice? I haven't seen any mites around here in years:D We don't need no stinking guards or...
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    Re: re-placing bees in almonds?

    80 acres? And y'all chose to put them next to the ghetto community houses? Why not in the orchard?, hindsight,,Time for some ghetto communication & mike & Ike:D. As pointed out by JwChestnut, moving...
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    Re: Another one bites the dust

    To me, that appears to be the sugar the were storing? The prior activity a couple of weeks ago was most likely robbers based upon the size of that cluster, was the queen in it? Top & bottom deep all...
  10. Re: ferrel bees, to treat or not to treat

    Why? By the way, better not let your wife read that:D If your goal is to be treatment free, then don't treat. Why work backwards? Particularly on the possible genetics as Riverderwent pointed out....
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    Re: Newbie, sorta

    Especially in Alaska, I can only imagine the challenges of keeping bees there;)
  12. Re: Hello from snowy Fort Collins, Colorado

    Welcome to The Beesource;) I am in your "area" & practice some of your "notions", also know of at least one other beekeeper in your backyard that does as well. PM me if you ever need a brain to pick,...
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    Re: Comb honey

    [QUOTE=beeware10;1374335]to make nice comb honey use wax fdn made for comb honey. letting the bees draw comb makes thicker wax and is less desirable.Quote]

    Really? Why would them drawing it make...
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    Re: Dave

    We call that mites around here:lookout: I like the idea of a chart or checklist, but it would need pictures:D, and even then would only be a "blue print" to determination.
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    Re: Hello everybody

    Welcome, from your neck of the woods;)
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    Re: Decisions

    I think it all depends on what your goals of management/keeping the bees are. Don't burn any bridges, and ask the important questions, as Mgstei1 pointed out. What do you know about the bees from the...
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    Maybe Acebird, has already answered that:D, plus he stated that he would treat, when/if needed. I have no experience with grapefruit size clusters in January unless it is in a five frame nuc, & I am...
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    My point is in January in CO, they are not likely to preserve, & obvious these had some other pressures that ailed them to make all of them this size & ultimately got the upper hand.
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    Isn't that the truth;), but there closed up . One season of not monitoring/treating & up in smoke:scratch: In my experience, a grapefruit size cluster in January has little chance of making it to...
  20. Re: Reversing on February 1, 2016; add foundation?

    No adding foundation here in February. How many boxes are the hives? What was in the bottom boxes that you reversed?
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    Re: Mold?

    Looks like bee bread, pollen, & nectar to me:scratch: maybe a few hexagons of pollen taking on mold.
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    Re: Theory behind Lemon Grass oil.

    This could explain the lack of the "louder" smell. Doesn't smell like it's 100 percent lemon grass oil:D
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    Re: Would this kill my bees?

    A mite treatment OD:eek:
  24. Re: Clean up mouse damage on warm winter day?

    I wonder if they are correlated:scratch:
  25. Re: How many dead-outs are the result of the 2 types of nosema?

    A typical beekeeper can't really know it's mites from afar, but that doesn't stop attribution rates:D. I would encourage all to send in samples. The turn over rate for the results are decent, and it...
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