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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    I understand the process, but what is the expected or sought after results of doing this? Possibly expression of certain traits/genes?
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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    If you are speaking of a queen that has turned into a drone layer (ie. Lost her semen), the answer is NO. If you're speaking of a hive that has lost it's queen and gone "laying worker", there are...
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    Re: Steam release of old comb

    So best practice is to scrape, pressure wash, rewax, and toss into hives. Thanks for the input everyone !
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    Re: Steam release of old comb

    Vance, Is that RiteCell or one of the other brands?
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    Steam release of old comb

    Wondering if anyone has used steam box to release old comb from plastic foundation to recycle the wax and if the plastic foundation made it through ok. Mainly looking to see if anyone has done this...
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    Re: OAV and Feeding SUB

    Thanks again.. Looks like it's time for me to gear up and take out the mites in a few min before the temps raise too much here.. Gonna be in the mid 60's today.. :)
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    Re: OAV and Feeding SUB

    I was hoping that you would chime in on this one. The King of OAV :) That's a compliment by the way. If I were to do the OAV prior, how long before I could open the hive to place the SUB?
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    OAV and Feeding SUB

    I'm planning to put SUB in the hives here soon. Also plan to do an OAV treatment. Was wondering what everyone's thoughts were about when to OAV. Prior to placing SUB, or will it be alright to OAV...
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    Re: 2.5 lb packages vs 3 lb packages

    If I were in your shoes, I think that I'd go with the 2.5# package since it's going to have a 2 week brood time over the larger package. Sooner to start, sooner to reach critical mass so to speak. ...
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    Re: Addressing Varroa with the IoT

    Seems a bit.. Sketchy .. IMO.. If you notice, they mention this blazer system is going to only monitor the health of the bees to begin with then later try to produce a mechanical method to remove...
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    Re: Vaporized Oxalic acid question

    If it were me, IMHO, I'd remove queen from box of bees, and set under a box and OAV them then replace queen when putting them into the hive.
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    Re: Question about marking a bee.

    You can always flour dust them. Catch them at the feeder, sprinkle flour on them.
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    Re: Vaporized Oxalic acid question

    You have two options as I see it..
    1. Pull queen from box of bees and OAV the box of bees without queen in it, then install a couple hours later.
    2. Install the package as normal, wait till...
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    Re: Feeding Syrup in Communal Feeders

    Not to mention why are the beekeepers NOT getting rid of it?
  15. Thread: New SW Ohio

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    Re: New SW Ohio

    Welcome Brewer to Beesource! Lots of great information here. Read plenty and get ready for a journey. :)
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    Bees do two things.. Store Honey, and Reproduce. Putting off swarms is something they all want to do.
  17. Re: When is a telescoping cover better than a migratory cover

    I would have to think, NO. Migratory beekeeping wasn't a big thing in the US till after the 40's when mono crop farming took hold. Prior to then, most farms had a few hives here and there that took...
  18. Thread: $1.75 Honey

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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Does anyone have a clue why it is that the buyers are sitting on their hands here? Is it cheap overseas honey flooding the market, or an overabundance in the US causing this? Just trying to...
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    Re: Any good breeding methods for Zone 5A?

    Research a walkaway split. The whole process is to create a new queen while keeping your existing queen.
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    Re: Any good breeding methods for Zone 5A?

    Must agree with HC here. Take your time, start the easy way, then after you've managed to build your stock up do more. It will take some time to figure everything out.
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    Re: The 6 Stages of Beekeeping Addiction

    I don't even bother to let them start to think about it.. I just start talking to my wife about the next shine run and how much we'll make from it.. You ought to see the stares then.. lol.. Get...
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    Re: Any good breeding methods for Zone 5A?

    What exactly do you hope to accomplish ?
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    Re: Sugar Brick Confusion

    When thinking about these "sugar Bricks, Fondant, Mountain camp", it is stated for "just in case, insurance". Bees will normally eat their way to the top of the honey as winter progresses. Some...
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    Re: Question on mites.

    I recall reading one of Randy Oliver's articles that made a point about how stronger hives robbed out failing hives and by doing so, gave the varroa a vector to get from the failing hives to...
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    Re: Question on mites.

    There isn't as far as I know anything such as a mite free hive in the USA now. In Australia where the varroa hasn't shown up yet there is, but not here.

    If you have feral hives in your area...
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