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    Re: Temperatures for inspecting hives

    My bees fly at 38 degrees. I would not want to be pulling frames and doing a complete inspect at that temp.
    I feel more confident with temps in the 60's with no wind is what I follow.
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    Well I have 179 posts. So you gotta listen to me..
    Not everyone signs up for Beesource on the day they start keeping bees and post on every subject offered.:rolleyes:
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    You do man, Michael! :thumbsup: :applause:
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    As usual, good advice CharlieB.
  5. Thread: Medium nucs

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    Re: Medium nucs

    I agree with Daniel Y.
    It is all what works for you and your equipment.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I had the same thing happen to me in Missouri clay. In December the stand fell backward and dumped 4 hives.
    We had 3 days of rain before this happened then very windy the day it fell over. The...
  7. Thread: Medium nucs

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    Re: Medium nucs

    I winter in 5 frame medium nucs regularly. I use Decoates nuc plans here. One thing you need to take note of though.
    I use two nuc boxes in my stack, 5 brood bottom and 5 honey top. I do cut the...
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    Yes, I do not like BAYER. Just do a Google search on BAYER, World War 11, Germany. BAYER is also the company that manufactures NEONICITINOIDS. And many studies have shown this chemical to be a big...
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    Wow! This has gotten personal really quickly. I just put out my personal opinion on an issue in bee keeping. I think that is what this forum is all about. You may not like my approach to something...
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    http://www.ibtimes.com/bayer-cropscience-fights-europes-pesticide-ban-petition-blasts-bee-killing-chemical-giant-1403820
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    Natural selection. It has worked for millions of years, why mess with it now?
    Only when man tries to intervene in the process do problems begin.

    If the bees don't put it in the hive, then I...
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    Personally I don't put any chemicals in my hives. They will either adapt or die. IMHO, and I don't want to start
    a big debate about treating or not, this is the only way to eventually beat the...
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    Bayer is also working on a Genetically Modified bee that can tolerate all their chemicals. When they accomplish that they will own the patent and take over the beekeeping market just like they did...
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    BAYER is the company that makes NEONIC's. That's the stuff that is killing bees by the millions!
    Be aware of that when you hear BAYER is "helping bees". Propaganda
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    One of these things won't be going into my hives.
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    Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    No more chemicals for the hive from BAYER. Ironic!
    http://beecare.bayer.com/media-center/news/news-detail/a-new-way-of-protecting-bees-against-varroa-mites
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    Re: Bee House Plans

    Where did you buy them, Ziva? Do you like them?
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    Re: Bee House Plans

    SS1 what's the link to the YOUTUBE Vid??
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    Re: Bee House Plans

    There are other pics on line that show a little more detail. They are single story and you work the hive from the rear.
    Each panel is a different colony, I think. Maybe it is a drawer arrangement?...
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    Bee House Plans

    Does anyone know where building plans can be found to build a "bee house" like the one's
    they use in Slovenia?
    http://www.kranjska-cebela.si/En/kranjska_cebela.php

    They look really neat. But I...
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    Re: hive with bees on the ground.

    I don't think 200 bees have any chance at all to make it through the winter. If it were me, I wound write the hive off, clean all the
    equipment and store it all to use next spring. Sorry, but...
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    Re: hive with bees on the ground.

    Is the queen clipped? Not sure what season you are in now over in Greece.
    But they may be either trying to swarm or probably abscond.

    You could load them into a nuc with drawn comb and stores....
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs in Mediums

    With wintered nucs all the colonies will have mated queens pumping out eggs early. All the bees in the nuc will be related and already use to
    working together as a unit. An over wintered nuc will...
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs in Mediums

    I see it as a way to winter a smaller cluster and be successful. If you want to increase your hive numbers
    you can split 1 full hive into 2 or 3 nucs for over wintering. Then in the spring you have...
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs in Mediums

    DLMKA,

    So what is your definition of a nuc versus a full hive? I have several double medium 8's going into this winter. And I consider them full hives.
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