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  1. Thread: Queen question

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    Spotty brood can also be a sign of the queen...

    Spotty brood can also be a sign of the queen being inbred or the over/wrong use of chemicals by the breeder or the queen could be just poorly bred.Are you seeing alot of drone brood? that could mean...
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    During the summer way up north the days can be...

    During the summer way up north the days can be pretty long so that might help.
  3. Thread: Belize bee ID

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    I wonder if these bees would survive in a...

    I wonder if these bees would survive in a greenhouse? Interesting thanks MB
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    When I 1st started beekeeping it was common to...

    When I 1st started beekeeping it was common to clip the queens wings to prevent the queen from going very far when/if the hive did swarm.
  5. Thread: RAW PROPOLIS

    by franc
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    Tanya Id gladly send you some propolis free...

    Tanya Id gladly send you some propolis free even.What a great chance to promote bees, but Im not sure of all the regs,rules and so on sending it to England.I would also avoid buying anything thats...
  6. Thread: Wrapping

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    Micheal,the heated hives look like a pretty good...

    Micheal,the heated hives look like a pretty good idea.
  7. Thread: Wrapping

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    I like to wrap in black or tinted saran wrap its...

    I like to wrap in black or tinted saran wrap its cheap and easy to wrap a hive with about 1.50 a roll.The tint provides a dark surface like the tar paper to increase solar gain.
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    Id be more worried about what came in a package...

    Id be more worried about what came in a package of bees, nuc,or queen cage, stuff like resistant v-mites,Hive beetles,African honey bee genes, stuff like that can do alot more damage than anything ...
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    You could just use a hive,protect the cells.If...

    You could just use a hive,protect the cells.If your just doing a few queens.
  10. Thread: diversity

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    Buying a new queen doesn't always mean you'll get...

    Buying a new queen doesn't always mean you'll get a better queen then if you make a split and allow the queen to mate locally.
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    http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/usbees.htm ...

    http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/usbees.htm

    Heres a link to alot of various Queen breeders in the USA.You might want to check out the Hawaii queen breeds as they may have less restrictions with...
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    I don't know if it would be a good idea to dip...

    I don't know if it would be a good idea to dip woodware in wax/paraffin. Id be worried that the wood wouldn't be able to breath.Maybe just coating one side would work out.
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    Bjornbee this person your talking about does he...

    Bjornbee this person your talking about does he change out his frames with new wax?

    <What signs in a hive would indicate tylan being used? I have concerns for whats in a hive since I work hives...
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    Sorry to hear about the all the hives being...

    Sorry to hear about the all the hives being destroyed.The only experience Ive had is frames getting wet and water logged.I placed them on a strong hive and they cleaned the frames up.If the comb is...
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    Someone has to do the experimentation as long as...

    Someone has to do the experimentation as long as the honey isn't sold then there shouldn't be a problem.Ive noticed that one of the major problems is even if you get your bees mite free someone near...
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    Without atleast experimenting with some...

    Without atleast experimenting with some alternatives theres really no way that an effective treatment for mites will ever be found.Honey from bees treated with any chemical shouldn't be sold on the...
  17. Thread: Feed all winter?

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    Maybe a pint of water (bag lays flat).I only use...

    Maybe a pint of water (bag lays flat).I only use 2 in a location thats difficult to get to.One large 10lb bag would be better.
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    Shoot I didn't realize the health risks with...

    Shoot I didn't realize the health risks with using O/A Alienor, if thats the case then O/A or Formic Acid may not be safe to use at all.Ive read where heating O/A contverts the O/A into Formic Acid...
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    They could be bees that are starving to death...

    They could be bees that are starving to death they were attracted to your garden or home in the hopes of finding food but were not able to find enough nectar to supply the energy they needed to...
  20. Thread: Feed all winter?

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    Ive done basicly the same thing as MountainCamp...

    Ive done basicly the same thing as MountainCamp I'll take 1 or 2...5 pound bags of sugar and set it just above the brood nest and make a slit in the top of the bag and pour some water through the...
  21. Thread: Why No Honey

    by franc
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    Whats your average honey harvest for that area?...

    Whats your average honey harvest for that area? If you know that you should be able to tell if its too crowded.Ive found that its the area right in front of the hive that produces the most...
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    Ive had hives do good with full sun, facing due...

    Ive had hives do good with full sun, facing due south.It maybe because our main flows are in the spring and late summer/fall.
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    You might want to try and use some TM patties or...

    You might want to try and use some TM patties or TM mixed with powder sugar along with the OA.
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    5-1 or thicker can be put on the inner cover or...

    5-1 or thicker can be put on the inner cover or top bars.
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    If you buy a queen from an area that has AHB be...

    If you buy a queen from an area that has AHB be sure to get the queen marked and have its wings clipped that way if it has any AHB genes you can sue the breeder and put them out of business.We don't...
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