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    Re: Fourth day with robbers on 4 hives

    I am having the same problem. Robbers have already emptied 2 nucs. I fought them
    in two ways. I made some robbing screens for a few of the hives. It is made out of 1/8
    screen bent like a W shape...
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    Wat is it telling, hireal?
    5 colonies were getting robbed at the same time.
    I shook the tree cluster, about the size of a grape fruit, into an empty hive and left it there for the night.
    Checked...
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    Today things seem to be back to semi-normal. I removed all the robber screens and reduced the entrances a bit. The heat has
    some colonies bearding on the front porch as of noon today.
    I believe I...
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    Strange happens here. I just went out to check the robbing. i have 5 robbing screens crammed with bees trying to get in and out on each.
    The air is full of bees too. and 2o feet from the hives, 10ft...
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    How to stop robbing

    I know this has been asked and discussed many times on this forum. But I thought
    I would ask it again just encase someone has come up with a miracle cure.

    I have 10 full hives in this yard. So...
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    Re: Are Bees about to swarm??

    It doesn't look like your hive is going to swarm based only on your first picture. That is probably bearding behavior. Bearding is when it is too hot and humid in the hive and they are outside...
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    Re: Mann Lake Experiences

    I had ordered 300 wedge top grooved bottom frames from them. I also ordered hook top foundation at the same time.
    When they arrived I quickly realized the foundation was too long for the groove...
  8. Re: New Bee keeper confused on status of hive. Please advise.

    I am thinking those torn queen cells were done when you separated the frames during your inspection.. I have never seen bees do that
    kind of damage. with those sealed brood cells still in there...
  9. Re: how long should I wait for hive to raise new queen?

    without going into too much details.
    It sounds to me that your colony swarmed and took the queen mother with them. They left queen cells to replace her.
    Colonies always make several queens when...
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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.
  14. 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...
  16. 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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