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    Re: Making Extreme Spilts with 2 Frame Nucs

    I am not following you-splitting 5 hives to make up 2 frame nucs. How many frames are in each of the five hives and what is their composition? What is the composition of the 2 frames you are...
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    Re: Would this kill my bees?

    I appreciate the comments and the need to monitor mite levels. The purpose of my question, rather in artfully drawn, is can you combine 2 treatments one that attacks the phoretic mites and one that...
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    Would this kill my bees?

    Can you combine treatments of OAV and Formic Acid (Might Away) to get both phoretic mites and mites in capped brood?
    Example:
    2/1-OAV
    2/2- 1 Mite Away strip
    2/8- OAV
    2/15- OAV
    2/16- 1 Mite...
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    Re: Large scale spring splits with mated queens

    Lot of good information on queen introduction here:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Successful-Queen-Introduction-tips

    The overnight split described by Jim Lyon works like...
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    Re: Can a 1x10 board work for deeps?

    I agree. I do a lot of this with everything I build from case pieces to bee boxes. It works very well and is, using Titlebond III, as strong as you need. Scrap lumber is easier to find in the smaller...
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    Re: Bloom date sub forum

    But if I post my bloom date you do not know my log/lat. But by using the zip code and the google map you just click on any spot on the map and you get the long/lat
    and you can switch to the...
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    Re: Bloom date sub forum

    But if you google the zip code you promptly get the city, town and an expandable map which you can use to pinpoint the location promptly. Try it.
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    Re: Bloom date sub forum

    Sounds like a very good idea. There is the existing sticky under the general bee forum. I guess you should ask the moderator Barry if we could do that. As to how to do it I have no clue as the best I...
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    Re: Question about splits ???

    Also remember to have available frames with at least foundation to replace into the bottom box where you took out the frames for your nuc/top box. Also if you are using an inner cover or a hive top...
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    Re: Question about splits ???

    Excuse me if this is a repeat of the video but I couldn't make it play for some reason.
    You are going to need regular deep boxes when your split grows out so you might consider just building 2 deep...
  11. Re: Install your replacement packages on a box of honey to avoid supersedure?

    This is an amazing (I sound like a presidential candidate) compilation of studies regarding honey bee pheromone and it's importance to regulating all activities of the colony....
  12. Re: Install your replacement packages on a box of honey to avoid supersedure?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Successful-Queen-Introduction-tips
    Some good information in the above thread. I tend to believe that the queen and her brood pheromones having a...
  13. Re: Here is a tip that small beekeepers can use when processing wax.

    Thanks for the good advice.
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    Re: oxalic acid treatment ?

    Here are the directions for vaporizing provided by SNL. http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-307844.html
    SNL sells the units and he is extremely knowledgeable and willingly shares...
  15. Re: Who reverses brood boxes in late winter/early spring?

    I reverse usually on St. Paddy's day March 17. A couple of years when I didn't reverse for one reason or another (excuses, excuses) I had several swarms. In years that I reverse I usually have none...
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    Re: Mean bees running wild at a hospital

    MangoBee-nice save!! Hope they make it for you.
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    Re: I don't understand nucs

    I believe that is the (or the primary one) strategy of OTS queen rearing.
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    Re: Bait hive locations

    Sounds like a good place to place several hives then put your swarm trap on the walnut tree or on the shack if you can get shade. Might catch a swarm or 2 from your own hives. If your black locust...
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    Re: Cut comb needing info

    There was a thread a couple of weeks ago on here about comb honey. Also you might look at http://honeybeesuite.com
    She has a very nice blog and has a whole series of articles she has written on the...
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    Re: Bill Crowell, Deceased

    Did not know the gentleman but his obit sounds like he was a very accomplished man. I thank him for his service and may he rest in peace.
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    Re: To Bee or Not

    All of the above and more. Warn them if they find they enjoy beekeeping it can become an obsession - not necessarily a bad thing..
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    Re: worse than a bear

    Good advice. Get some of the respected commercial guys in your area to write up some estimates on the loss with replacement values of equipment and bees and value of your time lost and have them put...
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    Re: Cherry Blossoms in DC?

    Sadly, that is true!!
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    Re: Buckfast

    I think a member here has them-Rusty Zipper- I believe is his handle. He is in Alabama and could probably help you out. Oops sorry I think he has Cordovans
  25. Poll: Re: Do you wear a respirator when vaporizing oxalic acid?

    I wear a face mask N95 (I think that is the designation). Got a whiff once w/o the mask will not happen again. I am amazed it doesn't seem to rile the bees up.
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