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  1. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    Planted one plant 10 years ago, it now covers about 30 ft on my bee yards north fence and up to about 15 ft on some rope lines I put up for it. Dried some with a dehydrator and have kept it for about...
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    Re: Varroa treatments

    There have been some talk on the forum on the biological control of varoa with stratiolaps or whatever the little bug is called, some folks were trying it over a year ago but I have never seen any...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I do not think the mite life cycle matters, it is the bees brood cycle that counts. As the OAV only gets the phoretic mites, all the mites in the capped brood are safe, so the 7 day or 5 day cycle is...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Mountain Bee, I knew my bees had mites so I just treated and started doing checks after treatment to make sure that the count would be low. Dale the fume boards work fine but as I have only 2 of...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Treatment consisted of two heaped scoops of OA per hive. Hives were one deep and two mediums or three mediums bottoms closed off and closed off after inserting the vapouriser , three minutes to...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Dale I have done 3 treatments with OA vapour then a sugar roll mite count expecting the counts to be low, but they were not so have started treating with FA 50% at about 5 mils per frame onto an...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Hi guys I would do sugar roll or alcohol washes on your nurse bees, I have just finished treatment, that's 3 times a week apart and a week later I did mite checks on nurse bees on some random hives...
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    oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Finished treating my 40 hives last week and started to do mite counts this week just to be sure. After 3 treatments of oxalic acid vapour 7 days apart the first four hives picked at random had counts...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    So we cannot control agriculture and the use of neonics, why not spend your time working to relieve the other stresses that we have more control over
    Johno
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    Re: Property tax agricultural exemption for bees

    I have only the1 acre lot with my house on, so I will get no tax breaks for my 27 hives and 20 nucs. Guess I will have to continue to pay my $200. bucks a year property tax without any respite. Woe...
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    Re: spacer between honey super and brood box?

    There is an interesting article by G W Hayes called Queen excluders or honey excluders? this can be found in the bee source archives and it deals with tests done on excluders under a shim providing...
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    Re: How much nectar can bees gather

    Hi Daniel,
    How did you make a feeder out of a 5 gallon bucket, I am feeding from time to time with a 1 gallon chick water dispenser. Tried a 5 gallon feeder once before but it did not work to...
  13. Thread: Caraway

    by johno
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    Re: Caraway

    The above study is amazing, I have quite a lot of coriander in my veggie garden that re seeds itself every year and flowers profusely. Yet I have yet to see a honey bee settle on the flowers, lots of...
  14. Re: The State of Virginia is now paying for people to take up Beekeeping

    Just how much of other peoples money am I entitled to, to keep bees a hobby or sideline of my choice for personal enjoyment, besides beware of strings attached.
    Johno
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    Re: Texas Chickory / Flase Dandilion

    Hawk weed, has different leaves and generally a branched stem with many flowers. I often see bees taking pollen from them not so sure about nectar
    Johno
  16. Re: Interesting DC editorial countering the pesticide CCD hysteria the media loves

    Besides the media in 'Worshington' DC some of the results of polling or questionnaire led research are dependent on the questions asked ie garbage in garbage out. As some lady was professed to say...
  17. Re: Interesting DC editorial countering the pesticide CCD hysteria the media loves

    Guys It does not look like the Washington Times Is the only thing with a certain bent surprise surprise sqkcrk.
    Johno
  18. Re: Does anyone know if varoa die when the bee dies

    A couple of seasons ago I saw a worker die on top of a white painted telescopic cover, the bee had not even stopped moving when off jumped 2 mites just like rats off a sinking ship. Now I often...
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    Re: Killing queen after Marking?

    Well checked those hives where the queens sort of died while being marked, both are alive and well and laying like gangbusters
    Johno
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    Re: Killing queen after Marking?

    That bit by Jay Smith was quite interesting and I wonder how they held the queen for marking way back. I wonder what they used for marking, I cant remember Doolittle mentioning marking but I would...
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    Re: Killing queen after Marking?

    Hi guys,
    marked a few hundred queens over the last 4 years, had an occasion to mark a new laying queen on one of my hives where I had removed the queen when they went into swarm preps, well after...
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    Re: brood break and mites

    Barry, it just depends on how you apply your maths, 400 bees with 12 mites equals 3%, split 4 ways then 100 bees have 3 mites so each split still has 3% infestation
    Johno
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    Re: No bees, no food (Catch the Buzz)

    My my, what did they do for food before the first settlers brought in the honey bee from Europe in the eighteenth century
    Johno
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    Re: Varroa survival in dead-outs

    There was a paper put out by some university where tests were conducted with very good results on the spraying of packages with a OA and sugar solution. I would think that OA vapour would give better...
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    Re: Queen with clipped wings...

    So Redbug, pros and cons.
    If the queens wings are clipped you have a chance at saving the queen and saving the hive for honey production.
    You also have an opportunity to create a nuc with the...
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