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    Re: Time post treatment

    It looks like the registration is not gong to allow supers on. So if we want to come completely out of the shadows, I guess that's what we ought to do.
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    Re: Time post treatment

    This is nothing scientific, but after watching one of my hives get vaporized through a clear inner cover I could see that after about 15 minutes I couldn't see any more vapors. This leads me to...
  3. Re: New enthusiast from MN, lots of questions!

    Good luck, Wade. The only thing I'll add is I would not used a screened bottom board in Minnesota. I think it's debatable where I'm at, but your girls will need all the help they can get to get...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    My Kubota fired up OK after letting the switch keep the glow plug on for the latest plowing. Love this machine. Should have bought it years ago.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Found another dead nuc and a double deep hive that I'm sure is a goner. My plan to overwinter nucs needs some work. I'll be paying even more attention to Michael Palmer at the CCBA Annual...
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    Re: African-American beeks to network with

    Thanks, Mike.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Palmer. Looking forward to seeing and hearing you again in Chester County soon.
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    Re: OA Vaporization during summer

    John, You're assuming the individual vaporizing will be exposed to formic acid. I'm pretty sure the oxalic acid does not turn into formic acid and go airborne and treat the bees. There may be some...
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    You're correct. There are a few advantages to living up north. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 12 degrees here. Don't think we'll have a beetle problem this year as well.
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    Vance, You better check you mail frequently. There a minor pest here now, but the guys down south will probably be shipping you more than a few.
  11. Re: Identification of Candidate Agents Active against N. ceranae Infection in Honey B

    I read the study quickly and with no PHD it was a tough read, but I didn't think being effective killing nosema was the issue. Isn't it the bounce back that occurs the issue? It's like us taking...
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    Re: bees just died

    I thought one of the latest items I read was most interesting. Stressed hives have younger bees move on to foraging and they are much worse at it. They die more often on their first flight, and...
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    Re: Brushy mt. raised prices

    My next one will be another Maxant.
  14. Thread: CCD Cutout??

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    Re: CCD Cutout??

    Do you have AHB around there? They may have just absconded.
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    Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    It's my understanding that the EPA is not going to approve OAV for use with supers on. I use OAV, but not with honey supers on. What's your opinion SNL?
  16. Re: Was wondering what would be the best type of hive

    Pine is usually the cheapest unless you can find free lumber. Some use cedar. You could use poplar but it's heavier. Just about any wood as long as it's not treated.
  17. Re: Was wondering what would be the best type of hive

    No, Most bee boxes are made with untreated pine which every lumber yard carries. Just remember you don't need furniture grade.
  18. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    I've had honey from Africa where it tasted so smokey it would only be good for barbeque sauce. I'm certain it was because of all the smoke they needed to use for the nasty bees.
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    Re: First time checkin from Styx, TX

    Welcome. STYX was one of my favorite bands growing up. I hope Styx, Texas is as good to your bees as that band has been to my memories.
  20. Thread: Boxes

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    Re: Boxes

    Not without telling us how many hives you want.
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    How about treating and then re-queening with better mite resistant stock? Seems cheaper than killing off colonies to me.
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    Re: What feed is best for queen rearing?

    Rookie, Take a look at "http://scientificbeekeeping.com/a-comparative-test-of-the-pollen-sub/".
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    Re: varroa treatments

    About the only treatment that I know is not approved in PA, that is approved in some other states, is HopGuard. You can get ApiGuard at Betterbee.
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    Re: Deadout Diagnosis - With Pics

    John, You want to clean it out enough that you won't have mold develop. Get the dead bees and other organic matter out, and make sure it is mouse and water tight. You are correct that the cold will...
  25. Thread: SUGAR

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    Re: SUGAR

    Rader is correct. I forgot to add the S at the end of HFC.
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