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    Re: tap water and mixing sugar water. don't work!

    ah crap. i'm not very good in the kitchen obviously. thanks for saving me the trouble of figuring it out myself!
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    Re: tap water and mixing sugar water. don't work!

    i was trying to make 4 gal of 2:1 syrup but i accidentally let it boil. when it cooled down it turned into a hard block. what should i do, heat it up again? i don't want to put it on the hives...
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    Re: Marked queen lost her marking?

    ... and eight years later, another beekeeper with the same nagging question: Am I a total idiot to think my queen's marking came off? Let me explain: blog post here.
  4. Thread: Russell Apiaries

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    Re: Queens from Russel apiaries

    thanks for the tip!
  5. Thread: Russell Apiaries

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    Re: Queens from Russel apiaries

    After I ordered queens in late Dec, got a refund in March, and Victoria (employed there) told me they had gotten behind because of a storm and power outages. (?) Now that I need queens again and am...
  6. Thread: Night Bearding

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    Re: Night Bearding

    Mine have been bearding for most of June & July. When it first started it alarmed me but now I just like that I get to see them from the kitchen window. Only problem is that since they're out doing...
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    Re: Using Mite Away Quick Strips + Results

    Highs here have been reaching high 90s and low 100s regularly... am I going to have to wait until fall to treat? I am in the process of my first sticky board test to see just how bad off I am...
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    Re: Newbe from North Carolina

    Hi NC beeks!! I'm in Raleigh, started my hive mid-May after taking Dr. Tarpy's ENT401 and we're up to two full 10-frame deep brood boxes. I feed 1/1 or maybe 1/1.5 sugar syrup anytime there are...
  9. Thread: CD Cases for SHB

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    Re: CD Cases for SHB

    Wow. But the grass is always greener... that sounds like more fun than what I have to do at work tomorrow.

    Here are my traps. One to go at entrance and one between the two deeps. I hope I at least...
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    Re: Unscietific tests of SHB CD traps

    What is the treatment threshold for SHB? I saw one in my hive last Sunday but the colony is otherwise healthy as far as I can tell and I'm wondering whether I'm freaking out for no reason because I'm...
  11. Thread: Shb!!!

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    Re: Shb!!!

    Any other solutions? I saw my first SHB during yesterday's inspection. :(
  12. Re: How do you decide whether to add a super or a brood box?

    Ah, good suggestion about checkerboarding the frames to get them drawn faster!

    Drawback to mixing brood box sizes is- how can you reverse frames to prevent swarming? I guess you could just switch...
  13. Re: How do you decide whether to add a super or a brood box?

    Oh, I should clarify I meant that I'm using a 10-frame brood box but the two frames on the ends are still just foundation (or were as of Monday), leaving 8 drawn frames. Assuming when I go in next...
  14. How do you decide whether to add a super or a brood box?

    Hi all- another newbee here! I hived a 3-lb package about 4 weeks ago and they had 8 frames complete on Monday. My understanding is that about next weekend or so I should add something - either start...
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    Re: Upstairs/Downstairs?

    Hi all- another newbee here. I hived a 3-lb package about 4 weeks ago and they had 8 frames complete last Monday. My understanding is that about next weekend I should add something - either start...
  16. Thread: Help with CBPV?

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    Re: Help with CBPV?

    So Americas, I take it you mean I shouldn't worry about it?? Nothing wrong with being observant when you're new!

    Thanks AR- considering the fact that 4 weeks ago they arrived in NC from GA, and 1...
  17. Thread: Help with CBPV?

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    Re: Help with CBPV?

    Chris- Would love to know how things turned out with this last year. This is my first year with bees and I think I'm seeing CBPV. Last week there was a poor little girl skittering strangely along the...
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