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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    Nucs are going for 90 to 200 dollars. Who knows what they will sell for next spring. I guess supply and demand will control the price. Already the almighty dollar is destroying the industry. its time...
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    Re: Varroa mite counts / oxalic acid vapor

    Its a lot of work checking for mites with a sugar roll. It sets back the hive for a couple days, we all have mites. Most of the time we cant see them buy we have them. I treat 2 time a year with...
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    Re: Mite away quick strips

    I treat 3 times a year for mites. I treat once in the spring and one more time with mite away strips during middle part of august. I treat the 3rd time in December when I can get a nice day with...
  4. Thread: Birds and bees

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    Re: Birds and bees

    I don’t think your cardinal is the problem. What makes you think your cardinal is killing your queens. Cardinals don’t know the difference between a worker bee or queen. move your queen rearing to...
  5. Poll: Re: Are nails/staples enough for frames or do they also need glue as well.

    Lets compare the diameter of a nail and staple. The nail is bigger and longer and will penetrate the wood a lot better. You can get them coated too for more strength. Staples are thin. Have less...
  6. Poll: Re: Are nails/staples enough for frames or do they also need glue as well.

    I glue and nail my frames together. 8 nails per frame. I wouldn’t staple frames together because they aren’t strong enough. Staples are a lazy mans way of doing a job.
  7. Re: Meathods of treating for Varroa while supering?

    treat with mite away quick strips now.
  8. Re: Backyard Beekeeper that develops bad neighbor relation issues ... to the extremes

    My opinion bees belong in the country away from people. If you put hives in the city or suburbs Use common sense. Check with your neighbors first to see if you can keep a few hives there, if they say...
  9. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    And you forgot to mention the mites that come with the nucs too. At these prices. All nucs should be treated for mites.
  10. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    Packages, nucs and queens are getting to be very expensive. A few more years of paying for overpriced bugs, Then who’s going to be able to afford them. My opinion the beekeeper that makes his own...
  11. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    The bee shot program works like this. You need a blood test first to see if you are allergic to honeybees. The first 6 weeks I got 3 shots per week. After the 6 weeks, I get one shot every 4 weeks...
  12. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    I get the bee shoots too. I wont renew my epi pen when my pen expires. Bee shoots are better. One visit to the emergency room is enough for me.
  13. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    See an allergy doctor first to see if you are allergic to honeybees. Simple blood test will tell if you are allergic. Epi pens are very expensive. If you are allergic its cheaper to get the shots.
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    Re: Puzzling varroa numbers

    You have mites treat. One mite is to many
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    Re: Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    Did you treat for mites.
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    Re: Next Mite Treatment

    I use MAQS strips in the spring and treat again in The middle part of August. My 4 hives so far have come through the winter OK. Good product if you use it the right way.
  17. Re: Sen Schumer say's possible help for bee keepers and apple grower's in N.Y.

    Its federal money. cuomo will give you money to paint your hives if you vote for him.
  18. Re: Sen Schumer say's possible help for bee keepers and apple grower's in N.Y.

    Schumer is very good playing politics. New Yorkers love to here him talk. If he can get more pork to come here. he will get it. He could care less about our bees. I can remember what the government...
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    Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    You think our government will spend 3 million on a bee pasture. its more pork for the special interest. wake up my fellow americans. we are broke now. vote them all out of office.
  20. Re: Building 4 frame nucs from ply. What I did with pics.

    Nice
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    Re: apivar

    I would use Mite away quick strips. treat when temp is above 50 degrees.
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    Re: Michigan beekeepers

    I get the same weather you guys get. Its a shame you have to loose 80 percent. I checked my hives the other day. I have 5 hives. All hives are still alive. I treated twice with mite away quick...
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    Any bee sting above the heart can be serious. I always protect myself now. like I said. You dont have to give up your bees. See a good allergy doctor if you want to keep bees.
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    You need a blood test first to see if you are allegric to honeybees. if you are. then you start the program for bee shots. first 9 weeks you get 3 shots every week. after that you get one shot every...
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    No problem. You don’t have to give up your bees. I had the same happen to me six months ago. I got a blood test. Now i'm getting bee shots for 3 to 5 years. My insurance pays most of it. Don’t fool...
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