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    Re: Finders Keepers

    Finders Keepers yes but not on the same property, is out of line and you should not even ask!

    Your friend is receiving some kind of compilation for the land or not, but still has some...
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    Good letter, Hopefully this will resolve your problem, I would post several game cameras just to be safe.

    What color are your hives? White?
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    Re: Sacbrood or...?

    >I also treated the EFB with Terramycin. WOW! They were doing better by leaps and bounds within five days.

    There is a lot of EFB going around and most of it gets blamed on bad queens or mites. And...
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    Re: WeakNUC need help!!!!!

    How many frames did you use, IMO 2 frame nucs are too small. I like 4 frame nuc and have no problem with robbing or getting them to size for winter.

    If they have to make their own queen that will...
  5. Re: Sugar water decoy to lure away robbers?

    >I think you risk making the problem worse by attracting even more bees to your decoy, and once you want to discontinue it, they will return with even more bees to harass your hive.

    +1
    You can...
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    Re: Finding eggs if a queen's not found

    Reader glasses come in different strengths. For me near sighted I have to take off my glasses to see eggs, when I am wearing contacts it can be hard. If you get the light at the right angle into the...
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    Re: hive issue

    It is almost never the queen.

    Check your brood pattern, if it's good and solid and not spotty you are disease free. A few frames of brood from another hive will give it a boost. If it's spotty...
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    Re: Trap out conundrum

    >They also found a way back into the house.

    Hard to do a trap out when they have another entrance.

    Take the honey and start over. Fix the hole. Everything else is just a variation flip a coin....
  9. Re: Any good Pollen Sub Recipes out there????

    It will probably cost you more to make one than to buy a name brand with proven results;

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/a-comparative-test-of-the-pollen-sub/

    I would research EOs before...
  10. Re: Kirk Webster on Feral Bees, Modern Ag

    Very good post, good insight, online with R Oliver, M Bush, T Seeley and many others.
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    Re: Queen Anne's Lace

    We have some here don't see bees work it even during a dearth, might be a good thing;

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?221034-Queen-Anne-s-Lace
  12. Re: 2nd year. losing hives. need experienced help

    If it's EFB and treatment is delayed this hive may not make it until the end of mite treatments, If you treat as hex0rz did in the link above you may see results in a week.
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    Re: Advice on Honey B Healthy

    As Emj pointed out OA vapor is not as hard on the bees as in feed. Probably the same for EOs as well.

    Yes there are so many EOs and so many mixture possibilities. There is possibly an EO or...
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    Re: Advice on Honey B Healthy

    Besides that fact that essential oils damage your bees, smaller hives and nucs will get robbed and die.

    It may also damage your bees and increase winter losses;

    Picture posted on a different...
  15. Re: 2nd year. losing hives. need experienced help

    Your symptoms that you described sounded like EFB, after seeing your pictures I suspect EFB even more. The only thing I did not see is dead off colored stretched open larva, take a closer look at...
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    Re: NEED Advice...Bee Hive in tree...

    LGO and brood comb makes the biggest difference.
    Higher in the trees catch more than lower boxes (20 ft is about the highest I go).
    Full shade boxes catch swarms sunny boxes not so much.
    5 frame...
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    Re: Small July swarms

    Often small swarms have the original mated queen, the hive had a good year of collecting honey and or over feeding, backfilled the brood nest when they are not necessary in swarm mode so they just...
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    Re: NEED Advice...Bee Hive in tree...

    +1 on leaving them bee, you will get years of swarms from them. Set swarm traps in all directions. Use to catch 20-30 feral survivor swarms a year in traps, caught so many I had to quit. They are...
  19. Re: Ultrasonic Rodent Deterrents & their effect on Honeybees

    I have tried an ultrasonic deterrents in my work shop in the past it did not work on insects or rodents as stated by manufacture.
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    Re: My TF foundationless experiment

    >Once drone raising season is done, where else can they go?

    Is it possible they stay on the drone? And disappear with them too? Some say adult mites prefer to feed on drones.

    I let my feral...
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    Re: BT from Amazon, bad?

    Heat may affect it's shelf life, after all it is alive, was it sitting in a hot mail box or mail truck in the sun?

    BT will not work on pollen in the cells.
  22. Re: 2nd year. losing hives. need experienced help

    How is your brood pattern? Post pictures of your open and capped brood of the struggling hives.
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    Re: feral bees slow about building comb

    The time of year and the amount of bees probably has more to do with the sugar consumption and build up than what type of bees.

    Feral survivors each have their own personalities, which can vary...
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    Re: Brood

    Drone brood, with dwindling population that is neglected and dying.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm

    I would check the cells that are perforated "stick test" and maybe send...
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    Re: Shim for OAV

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALHz4B1vqKo
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