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    Re: Storing drawn comb

    Mark what is protecting your comb from wax moth and mice , no treatment of any kind .
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    Re: Storing drawn comb

    Here is a very good read on storing comb , I was already to go with acetic acid but I see it will corrode the wires and nails seems like it would be easier than spraying BT , but after reading might...
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    Storing drawn comb

    Is it necessary to use xentari BT on drawn comb that only had honey in it and no brood or should all drawn comb be sprayed to protect it from wax moth.
  4. Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    How long does it take to get it warm enough to extract., any moisture issue's .
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    As far as taking any honey supers off before treating ,are you missing out on treating all the bee,s in those supers or is the small amount your missing not a big deal or would you have to shake them...
  6. Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    Mark you totally misread my remark I was saying i hope you could make sense of my explaination sometimes its hard to get across what you mean , i was looking forward to any ideas you have.
  7. Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    Mark , I have two problems I'm dealing with - the first is I want to treat with oav now without any honey on the hive as per guidelines , some of these hives are 6- 7 mediums high , there are quite...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid/Winter Bees

    Mike that brings up a good point , as much as we like oav because it doesn't hurt the queens and it kills mites so well , it almost seems like a formic treatment this time of year would be easier...
  9. Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    Hey Mark, I'm trying to get any frames with honey off the hive so I can treat with oa .
  10. Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    David what do you mean buy well covered ,are you saying cover it to slow down thawing so not as much moisture is produced .
  11. freezing honey frames for extracting later

    I only have 6 hives and it seems like I don't get full supers of honey very often , do many of you freeze the frames until you have more frames to extract so your not doing alot of small loads and...
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    Bee's really coming in for water

    Has anyone else seen a dramatic increase in bee's coming in for a different water source , such as bird baths etc. .Its been going on pretty much the whole month of August when the rain just stopped...
  13. Re: Multipurpose Hive Lid/Base with Top/Bottom entrance

    I've been using quilt box's in the winter with a 2'' deep shim underneath for sugar bricks , the shim also has a 7/16 mouse proof hole ( small enough hopefully that a mouse can't get in ) for...
  14. Re: Multipurpose Hive Lid/Base with Top/Bottom entrance

    Here is a good read , I've read it before and kind of forgot about it , this might be what I'm looking for and worth a try .


    JANUARY 28, 2009
    Imirie Shim
    The...
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    Re: Top Entrance ideas

    I'm using telescoping top covers and they seem to be the culprit sometimes , they seem to render a inner cover for a top entrance useless as they pretty much cover them up enough that they don't use...
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    Top Entrance ideas

    I read so much good about top entrance's maybe I need a better one . I started with a top entrance mainly for ventilation in winter , it was a easy fix , just drill a hole in a 2'' feeding shim which...
  17. Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor- SHAKING/WOBBLING

    Similar to a product called Equal for balancing truck tires , its basically a bag with a powdered media of some kind inside ,when you put the tire on the rim you simply throw a bag of Equal inside ,...
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    Minerals for bee's

    My bee's seem to be looking for minerals , there hitting the salt shaker on are out porch and all of sudden hitting the humming bird feeder and I feel were still in a pretty good flow . I have a...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Everything blooming here , honeysuckle just starting to open , bee's are bringing in nectar , adding supers !!! This looks like it could be my best spring flow .
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Just starting reversals , skunk cabbage pollen is over by the looks of it and not near the pollen coming in . Maples are slow but starting , still no dandelions , but this weekend looks great in the...
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    Re: drones in NJ/PA?

    Just got in from a reversal , went through the frames a little bit and no drones or drone brood anywhere . Bottom box was empty top box had the brood and the middle box had quite a bit of honey and...
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    It seems quite possible requeening every one or two years has made its way over from the commercial side of beekeeping , trying to keep production hives at there peak performance , more honey , less...
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    Are queen cells considered a viable alternative to buying expensive mated queens .
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    I was thinking spring time would be best but I like the idea of not interfering with things until after the main flow just in case the re-queening doesn't go as planned . What about re-queening with...
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    re-queening every year !

    How many are re-queening every year or every two years no matter what, is it necessary at the hobby level or do you just keep a eye on the brood and the pattern . Could a new young queen with all her...
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