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  1. Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Dave - Congratulations on your success!

    Would you please give us a step-by-step recap so we are all clear on your method?
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    Re: Freezer failed, moldy honey and frames

    Okay, makes sense.

    I guess the question should have been, why put frames in the freezer for more than a few days?
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    Re: Freezer failed, moldy honey and frames

    I am wondering about the "moldy honey" - my bees don't use refridgeration in their hives and the honey stays fine for months . . . ?

    Is something else going on? Wax moths perhaps?
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    Re: oa vaporizer and purchasing oa

    No need to buy OA on the internet. I bought my little pail of "Savogran" brand wood bleach from Ace Hardware for around $7. It was in the paint section. The transaction was super simple and cheap....
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    Re: Powder Sugar Shake Mite Count

    As long as they don't overheat and have ventilation, I would think bees could easily go half-a-day without food.
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    Re: Minnesota beeks, overwintering wraps?

    A thread on solar gain:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293979-Solar-Gain-Tests
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    Re: Wintering question for northern beekeepers

    A thread on solar gain:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293979-Solar-Gain-Tests
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    Re: Minnesota beeks, overwintering wraps?

    Yes, heat rises. But the bees also need to vent the moisture created by metabolizing honey to generate the heat they need to survive. Regardless of how warm they may be, if they get wet they will...
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    Watched the video. All I can say is wow.
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    You did a deep inspection with no smoke and just a veil and only got two stings?

    Also, you moved a full size hive (with alot of bouncing and shaking and jarring) and again got only two stings?
    ...
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    Re: Minnesota beeks, overwintering wraps?

    (not from Minnesota, but . . .)

    Although I am sure somebody has done it somehwere, I have never heard of using cardboard as a winter wrap. Seems to me the cardboard would not hold up well to any...
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    Re: Getting over the hump

    If your looking to maximize honey yield, I am not sure treatment free is an advantage.

    Also, rather than wringing my hands over the acurracy or harm caused by any one mite testing method, I would...
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    Re: Effectiveness of Vita EFB Test Kit?

    I have the same question as the OP about the effectiveness of the Vita foulbrood test kits. A friend is struggling with deciding whether his hive has AFB or EFB or something else. I was hoping the...
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    Re: Overwintering options? "Indoors?"

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    Do a search on this subject. Tons of existing threads to bring you up to speed quickly.

    In a nut shell - Don't winter indoors. Instead, makes sure the hives are...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    Not eggs, but one-day old larvae.
  16. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    People can argue forever the finer points of deep vs medium frames, 8-frame vs 10-frame, etc., but IMHO:

    "I am a petite female and will be moving hives myself at times."

    means 8-frame mediums.
  17. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    Bring on the rabbitbrush!
  18. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    i was thinking about doing the same thing. How much of an improvement did you get?
  19. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    OAV works really well. If it is not killing mites, then there is a problem with your method of application.
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    Re: Advice on my sticky queen situation

    If it were me, this late in the season I would get a queen over-nighted to me. That way you will be getting eggs in a few days rather than a few weeks.

    As of 10 days ago, Pendell Apiaries in...
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    Re: When to add a Super?

    On when to add a new super - the general rule of thumb is to add a new super when the previous one is 80% full.
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    Re: Mite season is here!

    A very interesting suggestion. I second the request.

    Also, GLOCK, it would be great if you could refresh our memories on your treatment protocol.

    TIA!
  23. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    BCS - thanks for your info. Please report back either way so we have a solid data point. Looking forward to hearing what your club members have to say.
  24. Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Sorry to hear you have been out of commission.

    Sounds like a hail mary. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
  25. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    MTN-Bees - Thanks for the additional info.

    Hopefully, the mid-Summer rains means our Fall flow will be better than usual.
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