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    Releasing virgin queens

    I checked on a hive today that I found was replacing their failing queen,lots of queen cells and I even caught three virgins out of the hive so I decieded to use them to make splits. So I made splits...
  2. Re: Fossil Record of Honey Bees I N. America

    You got it Shinebone!!!
  3. Re: Fossil Record of Honey Bees I N. America

    14 million year old fossil, hahahahahaha!!! That's funny!!!
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    Re: Cought my first swarm today!

    That's why I told you the other day that I cut all but one queen cell out when I made my splits. You never know what them bees are going to do.Glad you caught your swarm though.
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    Re: Everything is blooming at once

    I am a bit north from all of you and the locust here are still a good 2-3 weeks from bloom.
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    Re: queen cells

    Before you go destroying queen cells you should take a look and make sure they are swarm cells and not supersedure cells. Typically swarm cells are found along the bottom or sides of the frame bars...
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    Re: What!

    What can I say, main stream media ignorance at its best.
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    Re: Drawing out mating frames

    Thanks guys for the replies,think I will set them on top of some of my production colonies when the flow kicks in. Not personally crazy about feeding syrup during a flow.
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    Drawing out mating frames

    I have been working on getting some mating frames made up (cutting deep frames in half making mini deep frames). I have split some deep hive bodies in half to accept the mini frames and also made...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey

    Still get a good crop of tulip poplar in this part of VA, one of my favorites (if not the favorite) But it's not always a given every year,a few hard rains at the wrong time of the year is really...
  11. Re: Bees have ALL moved to the top sugar shim in both hives

    I think you would have been better off just leaving the empty super off the hive, from the way it sounds your bees are now clustered in the top on your sugar brick with a empty super between them and...
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    Re: SEASONS GREETINGS

    Merry Christmas!!! Give praise and glory to our Father who loves us so much that He sent His only son to pay the price in full for our sins!! We just praise and glorify Your holy name Jesus!!!
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    Re: Huge mite drop

    "According to local beeks that was low and in general "mites were not a problem around here this year". Sounds great, right"

    I myself have never experienced a year when mites were not a problem.
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    NO!!!
  15. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    $65 for a package? Not in these parts, if so put me on the list for a 100 of them and tell me who to make the deposit check out to.
  16. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    I guess that is the benefit of those little homemade frame feeders I have seen Michael Palmer use in his mating nuc setups. But they also look time consuming to build.
  17. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    Lauri I really like those half size deep frames that you use in your queen rearing operation and have been looking at preparing some for my own use next year but I just don't think I can find the...
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    Before I went with the OAV treatment route I spent countless hours researching all types of mite treatments and found no documents where toxic levels of OA had accumulated in the hive.
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    I wouldn't claim it to be silver bullet but after doing my homework and tired of loosing bees it's the route I am going with treatment.
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    Just wondering, if after reading all the studies and documents provide from the US, Europe or anywhere else for that matter on the use of OA as a mite treatment is there really people who won't use...
  21. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I bought the same vaporizer and was also very happy with the quality of the construction. I will share that I noticed the largest mite kill on the sticky boards 48hrs after treatment was...
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    Re: Bees per 1/2 cup

    Our state inspector out of Richmond informed me that a 1/2 cup is roughly 300 bees. Never counted them out myself but if I loose any hives this winter I might take the time to sit down and count them...
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    Re: Frame feeders: making a no-drown top

    I just got a order of frame feeders in from Mother Lode Products out of CA. I ordered them with the cap and ladders, anyone have any experience with them? I sure was glad to see Made In The USA on...
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    Bars drawn out goofy

    Got a few bars in my TBH that look like the bees were in the process of drawing out a double row of wax on before the dearth set in, it looks like it could make a mess. So I was wanting to know how...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Johno
    I would be very interested in your mite counts before and after the OA treatments. If you have any records please share.
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