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    Re: Mountaincamp Revisited

    Well... this year I tried not feeding dry sugar... used fondant instead.... guess what... same issues... seeing lots of nosema and subsequent dwindling and death...even before giving them the fondant...
  2. Re: Honey comb brown, in waves, not too many bees. What is going on?

    Without seeing pictures, a guess would be possibly Nosema... but pictures would definitely be helpful to get a better idea of what it looks like....
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    Re: Increasing your hives/numbers

    HI! Thanks for all of your suggestions!

    I was sort of just looking for ideas and suggestions on the best methods you all have used to expand your hive numbers! :)

    (If I ever do decide to...
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    Re: No feeding, no treatments,

    I think the issue is not wether a beek is a part time or commercial beek... like it has been pointed out, AFB is out there and can come from many places that have the contamination... old dead outs...
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    Increasing your hives/numbers

    What is the most efficient ways that you all have found to get increases from overwintered hives that came through the winter but are not necesarrily strong?

    If I can get all 5 of my surviving...
  6. Re: What are your top 3-4 plants for producing lots of nectar?

    I would also like to know what privet honey tastes like. A friend of mine who just moved into a new house this past year told me that the bushes (which she has been told is some unknown specie of...
  7. Help...collapsed brood comb onto bottom of hive...

    I am hoping for some information on how to save brood comb (and bees) when comb collapses? How do you save it? And how do you retrieve it without taking the hive apart? I had some med Lang frames...
  8. Re: Obtaining Insurance for Beekeeping /Beekeeping Sales

    Does anyone know if Farm Bureau offer insurance policies for beekeepers?
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    I have never done it, but I was thinking of trying to make some foundation on my own too for next year. I would think that if the bees use just a strip of wax or popsicle sticks, etc as a starting...
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    Re: Vermont Nuc Workshop

    Hi! Will you be doing any more of the nuc workshops this summer?
    If so, where and when? (I just came across this here, but as usual, my timing is such that it's in progress as I type this.) ...
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    Re: Tylan for treatment of AFB

    I still do not think I have come across AFB (thank goodness)...
    I am curious... with AFB does the brood ever come close to developping fully or does the brood die in the larval stage and then become...
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    Re: Formic Acid: where to buy?

    Many other products that should not have lead in them have been found to have been contaminated...children's jewelry, toys, etc... So even though it's not listed or supposed to be part of the...
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    Re: Too late to re-queen?

    Also, check with your local beekeeping club(s).
    Possibly somebody can sell you a frame of brood and bees and or a queen cell/virgin/mated queen. I did this in the Spring and saved a hive that had...
  14. What/why would bees leave a waxy/propolis type of secretion....

    I have an empty hive that seemed to die out over the Winter right next to another hive that made it through to Spring and is growing well. In the hive that died out, there was some honey in the...
  15. Re: Is there a hive smell associated with Nosema ?

    I am curious...most pictures of AFB show gooey/melting bees ... are they always in that condition? or can they be intact and able to be removed in one piece? Also, so many smells have been...
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    Re: Essential Oil Drench

    Dan, When you say you poured it over your bees... did you actually pour it? I was wondering if I could spray them instead? I sometimes use the sugar water spray instead of smoking them, so I could...
  17. Re: Has anyone used this? (BROODBUILDER W/HONEY B HEALTHY & NOZEVIT)

    So, this is a new item being released starting this year?

    (I just came across this and was wondering how well it worked for those that had used it before.)

    Thanks.
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    Re: People, a top bar hive?

    I think that if anyone wanted to, that in many cases, they could "adapt" their tbh to use lang honey supers if they wanted. I know a lady that has used her lang honey supers on her tbh. And I had...
  19. Has anyone used this? (BROODBUILDER W/HONEY B HEALTHY & NOZEVIT)

    hi! I was curious if anyone has used this and if so what they thought about it? Thanks in advance for your replies!

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26_50&products_id=1089
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    Re: Natural Cell Beekeeping

    (imo) The fact that there are so many chemicals that are being released into the environment (antibiotics in surface waters, pesticides in groundwater and surface waters and herbicides and fungicides...
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    Re: Natural Cell Beekeeping

    [QUOTE=Countryboy;504419]
    It is a scare tactic trying to suggest that tons of people have to die if you stop using antibiotics in hospitals. Nothing but BS smoke and mirrors.

    Well, from my...
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    Re: Natural Cell Beekeeping

    Thanks for sharing this article! It was very interesting and how I would like to be able to manage my own hives.

    It makes sense (imo) that with the management style of top bar hives there would...
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    Re: Snow bees and chicadees

    It's been so cold here that even on the slightly warm days (ie- above 32 degrees) the bees are trying to come out for cleansing flights...unfortuantely, they are getting chilled in the process when...
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    Re: Mountaincamp Revisited

    But I do not have the drawn comb to put in my hives. That was part of the problem :(
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    Re: Mountaincamp Revisited

    Ok, maybe I am not seeing something here, but I'm not understanding how placing dried sugar on the top super will cause any harm for the bees. If they have enough stores, they will not get to that...
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