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  1. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    I got that. What I do not see is how that statement matches with pg 54 in any conclusive manner;

    "For the OA treatments, I trickled 50 mL of either a 2.0%, 3.5%, or 6.0% OA sugar
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  2. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Yeah I did miss it. He did not clearly state where he applied just seams. Did not state total bees in hive. Total volume is enough for treating lower brood frames as stated. so were the other 7...
  3. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Not a scientific study but respected. If you are considering a brood filled treatment chances are you have nothing to lose....
  4. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    I do not think anyone with a vaporizer looks at it and says; "I think I'll use my squirt bottle today."
  5. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    I am not clear on his methods. Hives were single deeps with 2? medium? supers on. (no I did not do the math, it only changes the description not the question). Treatment sounds like deep only was...
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    Re: Japanese beetles

    Pileated woodpeckers have learned to eat the grubs early in the spring from my south facing lawn. Helped for several years. Unfortunately the hawks have learned to eat pileated woodpeckers from my...
  7. Re: dearth/feeding issue? Not sure how to go ....

    My view is that any action without knowing the problem is just as likely to be wasted as it is lucky.

    Mites; highly likely to be at least one of the problems. Yeah treat.

    Bound; maybe, maybe...
  8. Re: dearth/feeding issue? Not sure how to go ....

    You still do not know the condition of the bottom deep? My concern is she moved up early and you have a virtually empty bottom deep and a bound up top deep. Two problems; too much empty space to...
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    Re: Is it to late for splits

    The key point: a walk away won't see it first cohort of emergence until day 46 or later. A mated-queen nuc will see its first emergence about day 28. The difference in days to first new bees is...
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    Re: Relocating virgin swarm ?

    Checked today, maybe 50 eggs laid so she is just starting, but she is there.
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    Re: Is it to late for splits

    [QUOTE=JWChesnut;1448742]Define split please. QUOTE]

    Oh so true.
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    Re: Splits vs Grafting for increase?

    Totally agree with keeping all the bees working. That is not a straightforward concept. There is a cost to setting up a starter, even a nuc starter. " Hive" is a vague term. Taking a frame from a...
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    Re: Cell Punch queen rearing

    Then your hands don't shake and your eyes can see!
    No different for the bees, different for the keeper.
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    Re: Cell Punch queen rearing

    +1
    I think it is because of all the stores coming in and because nobody messes with the old cranks.
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    Re: Keep adding bees to a newly split hive?

    Bmcq brings up a good point, if you added a queen or ripe cell. If it is a walk away and they are making their own queen you might well be farther ahead to add a new frame of fresh brood and destroy...
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    Re: Keep adding bees to a newly split hive?

    The three days is not a problem. If you really want bees in the new split move the old hive and put the new split where it was. Will be plenty of bees.
    If that plan is not to your liking you need to...
  17. Thread: Expanding

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    Re: Expanding

    Yes, but only one or two at a time. Gives her more room to lay.
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    Re: Expanding

    That is a little slow on the growth. The first step is to place empties into the center of the brood nest if you are not already doing that. Single empty or empty, draw, empty depending on strength....
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    Re: Questions on swarming bees

    [QUOTE=kellymt;1444922]We thought the cells were queen cells but did see some very big drones.
    Not saying they were not QC's just that is not typical. If the swarm came from that hive there are QC's...
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    Re: Relocating virgin swarm ?

    Thanks. I will just move her once rather than twice. Not a lot of bees to risk.
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    Re: Adding dry pollen sub to splits?

    recall a Michael Palmer (if I recall correctly, 50 /50 chance) video where he did just that for a cell builder.
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    Re: Questions on swarming bees

    Were they queen or drone cells? On the top outer edge of brood nest they are more likely drone.
    The safest would be to split even if you recombine later. Did you move brood frames up to get them...
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    Relocating virgin swarm ?

    Picked up a small swarm (softball not almost soccer ball as described). Never thought about it before, but the distance I would like to relocate it is only about 5 miles. Fine distance for the bees...
  24. Re: First Cut Out | Need Advice From Experience

    The main problem is the building, the bees are secondary to my way of thinking. Is there rot or just missing flashing?

    If there is going to be a large hole on the exterior anyway then that is the...
  25. Re: First Cut Out | Need Advice From Experience

    Full disclosure given, no harm done. Experience was not exactly jumping in.
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