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    Re: Feeding/protecting new Nucs.

    Another thing you could try, as far as feeding goes, is feed the big hives and then steal honey frames (minus the bees of course) from them to give to the nucs. That's what I am doing now. Course my...
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    Re: Swarm, rain, swarm, rain, on and on

    That pretty much sums up my first two years too. My second year was 2011 which was one of the wettest Springs. It was sunny one day and then rained for weeks straight, repeated over and over. That...
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    Re: What are the benefits of feeding syrup?

    Uh no I don't think he did...reread it...I've heard many claim that feeding sugar syrup is bad for bees and AR is saying they live longer and winter better on syrup than some honeys (which I remember...
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    Re: What are the benefits of feeding syrup?

    AR, I had forgotten this, but remember reading it somewhere. You wouldn't happen to have a link to that study?I've heard so many claims of how sugar is so much worse than honey for bees I think I...
  5. Re: Literature to appease concerns about a hotel rooftop hive?

    My biggest concern, just from reading other peoples BeeSource posts mind you, would be the pool and your bees using that as a water source. I'd research that topic and make sure you are covered in...
  6. Re: Bees attracted to hot tub and drowning by the hundreds :(

    Like Pete O, I too have a hot tub that I use Bromine. I have hives (10) about 50 yards from it and have never had a bee even come close to it. However, I tried switching to chlorine one time in order...
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    Re: Swarm prevention for various sized colonies

    Dan - I have and still do use a Snelgrove board and I credit it with complely solving my swarm difficulties. Not sure how it would help with your smaller hives, but for full sized ones without drawn...
  8. Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    I have read several threads all with similar problems and have been reluctant to reply because my experience may not translate into success for you. But I too have a Hottub and started out with...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Thanks rfgreenwell for posting and I'm sorry you lost your hives the way I did. I feel your pain and I'm sorry I couldnt have done more to prevent your loss. I find your reply very interesting though...
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    Re: Is it necessary to get stung?

    I'd say so...

    From the Epipen pamphlet

    Storing the EpiPen Auto-Injector
    EpiPen and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors should be stored in the carrier tube provided at a temperature of...
  11. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Thank you Bill! Yes, your description was exactly how I understood it. And in fact I had used both the dribble method and the vaporizer (using a home made pipe 3x at weekly intervals), and pointed...
  12. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I don't want to take over this thread, but I have one quick question, if I may to those doing multiple vapor treatments. Are you treating with the standard OA dose per frame of bees/deep each time...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I did not ask her that question, but should have. Don't recall reading any temperature range restrictions on the original package instructions.
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Ok, the Manufacturer just called me and we had a nice conversation, but I don't entirely agree with her. Here are the highlights of what she said (and forgive me if my recall isn't so good).

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    Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    What he/she said! I do exactly that and I've done it with double deeps, single deeps, and 5 frame NUCs and have never lost one to starvation or moisture in that configuration (did have to put a...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Jim thanks, to answer your questions. Yes, it was one single deep that was full ten frames of bees. The bottom board picture is the majority of the hive with maybe 10000 (or three pound package size...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Thanks for the sympathy everyone, I appreciate it. I've had my share of winter deadouts, so I am no stranger to hive loss. I've just never experienced such a sudden collapse and at this time of year....
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Not sure this is actually uploading my pictures or not?? I'll try posting it anyways...

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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will keep everyone posted on what I hear from the Manufacturer, WBSA, and Dept of Ag. All I can say to those thinking of using it, be careful. Jim, I think you...
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    Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Wanted to see if anyone else out there has had any issues like I've just experience with applying Hopguard or Hopguard II. Also want to share this so that those thinking of its use will be careful....
  21. Re: Bumblebee attacked one of my bees and carried it off!

    I've seen Bald Faced Hornets pick off my bees and carry them off, but never a bumblebee. Are Bumbles "meat" eaters as in eaters of other insects? BFHornets are black and white, are you sure it wasn't...
  22. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    Like Beedeetee mentioned, this incident is particularly upsetting since we have a Pesticide company so ignorant as to repeat the EXACT same thing (application of neonics to a blooming Linden Tree)...
  23. Re: snelgrove board with a 2 brood box hive???

    Below is a link to an excellent article on using the Snelgrove board and I was able to follow their directions with my two deep brood chambered hives:
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    Re: Is is bad to put on too many supers?

    LeonardS, that wasn't Hilreal speaking there to you you know, lol. That was a quote from George Imirie (a well known beekeeper/writer). And BTW thats how he talks in his writings all the time...does...
  25. Re: Queen Rearing Difficulties - Day 13 Purple Eyed Pupua Stage

    Thank you John, that makes me feel better. That crossed my mind when I was trying to figure out what to do, wouldn't the bees sense that there is something wrong and tear them down? Makes me sick...
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