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    Re: Varroa Bomb?

    Is a sugar shake affected by outdoor humidity levels? If it's a soupy day (common on the east coast) the powdered sugar won't stick to the bees as well and that will skew the count. It would seem...
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    Re: NUC'S AND LATE SEASON SWARMS.

    This week has been HOT in Southern New Jersey.
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    Re: NUC'S AND LATE SEASON SWARMS.

    You need to get with the program Glock :) lol
    The first hive is a 3 frame split from last year. The second one is a 3 frame split from Russian swarm cells 7/16/2014. I never fed these guys.
    I've...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Ah..a vegetarian...that's cool.
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    I make bio-diesel to fuel my trucks and HHO. Formic acid is not used. What are they using formic for in bio-fuel making? I use sulfuric acid, NaOH , and methanol to complete the transesterification...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    Brushy knows the order comes over as soon as it's sent.
    All of my products were in stock. I don't know about their back order policy because that didn't apply here.
    They send you an email saying...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    I contacted BM's customer service before making my post. I was told I can pay an extra $15.00 to have items that are in stock shipped on time.
    This post was my second way of communicating my...
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    Re: Do I have a laying worker?

    Check back when the cells are capped. I think you're fine based on what you've described.
  9. Re: Does venom immunotherapy (VIT) work? (I need real world advice)

    Got stung 4 hours ago while sitting in my office chair! Apparently there was a honey bee on the underside of my forearm and when I placed it on the armrest of my office chair she tagged me. So far...
  10. Re: Does venom immunotherapy (VIT) work? (I need real world advice)

    I had the exact same thing happen 2 years ago . The hospital didn't give me EPI shot because breathing wasn't affected. I talked to my family doc and she advised me against immunotherapy saying, "why...
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    Re: Sting to Shock

    Pete, same thing happened to me 2 years ago after being tagged in the head. I've been stung since without issue but now I wear a full bee suit, have Epi's, Benadryl, Pred, and Zyrtec on hand.
    I...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    I have what I consider one of the best bee equipment warehouses on the east coast within 10 miles of me. I wanted to try some of Brushy's cool ultimate bottom boards with moats and didn't see them...
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    Brushy Mountain

    I have a suggestion for Brushy. I base my suggestion on this: whenever I need to order beekeeping supplies, I will only order from Brushy if the product I want is exclusive to them; otherwise I order...
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    Re: Got inspected on Friday

    I would imagine they would feel the same way about treating with powdered sugar, which is also unapproved for mite control?
  15. Re: How do you keep your honey pure if you keep feeding your bees?

    I'm helping a novice manage his hives. He started last year with 4 packages and did nothing but feed them sugar syrup. Three died over winter. This year he contacted me for help and I found at least...
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    Re: Nectar producing flowers

    Right now it will be the maple tree flowers.
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    Re: Pennsylvania Pollen

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    Maples 03-28-2014 in Southern NJ
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    Re: Veil only...no suit. Thoughts?

    I know your teacher and I think you mis-interpreted him. He is the best bee man I know and is always looking out for what's in your best interest. I believe the point he was trying to make is each...
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    Re: Rapid Expansion

    16 days for queens from egg to hatch
  20. Re: Why I use a ratchet strap on every hive in winter

    Is there any approved treatment for trees falling on hives? ;)
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    Re: Swarm Trap Question...

    You can use a couple of frames as long as you're going to check for activity everyday.
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    Re: Rookie going foundationless

    Paint the boxes a light color and don't let them get too hot.
    I've had foundationless frames on the outside positions collapse from the weight of the honey.
    These are deep frames that had no...
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    Re: Incoming Pollen

    Bees harvest skunk cabbage in February in my area (NJ)
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    Re: grooved frames and comb guide

    I rip paint stirring sticks that I get for free and just tap them into the groove. They fit snug but a little wood glue in the groove first won't hurt.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Small Hive Beetles love apple cider vinegar.
    I assume it won't be a problem in the winter?
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