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  1. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    Thanks for keeping us in touch with progress on this matter SNL. :)
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    Re: bees and maple trees

    Still good advice! I have some maples ready to pop. Mountain cedars are puffing clouds of pollen now, but nothing coming in the hives yet that I see. :)
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    Re: Checker boarding

    Here is the link you referred to. I found Walt's book difficult to follow. Read the POV & the Bush site, and you will have the kernel points of checkerboarding on a platter. HTH :)
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    Re: Slatted bottom rack question....

    Use of the slatted rack is not common and there seems to be quite a few configurations out there. Here is another version, its the one I'm going to make. HTH :)
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    Re: Noobie looking for cheapest hive kit

    I was very happy with the equipment purchased from Shastina Millworks. Don't know current shipping though. Assembled and painted, the final product is superior to Mann Lake's assembled boxes, by a...
  6. Thread: Rite Cell

    by Lburou
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    Re: Rite Cell

    Laketrout, I intended to mention that bees will make comb on most anything while there is a lot of nectar available during a honey flow. With no flow, the bees are not inclined to make comb. So,...
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    Re: SE Texas - pollen inbound - 2 pics

    It is still possible for the bees to grow in numbers and succeed......Reduce the entrance to the small size, the pollen may stimulate the queen to lay.

    With that few bees however, there may be...
  8. Thread: Rite Cell

    by Lburou
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    Re: Rite Cell

    Cut the comb out and render it however you want. I like plastic foundation (whichever brand is cheapest) hands down over wax foundation. You will find strong feelings on both sides of the...
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    Re: Online Master Beekeeper course

    I looked at three or four programs & found several areas in the courses I am just not interested in. :)
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    Re: So now I am allergic to Honeybees.....

    Philll, that sounds like a bad idea to me because the desensitization starts with very small, measured doses, and, on-site medical treatment if you need it. You can't control the dose reliably with...
  11. Thread: Bee radio

    by Lburou
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    Re: Bee radio

    A good idea!

    I'm installing rocks shaped like the pyramids. Everyone knows how pyramids will sharpen razor blades and make you healthier...the resulting good karma will make the bees 'one with...
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    Re: Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?

    Randy Oliver seems to recommend OA during the winter or late fall when the brood nest is empty, and rotating other treatments the remainder of the year. He has a chart of the beekeeping year and a...
  13. Thread: Oops Paint

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    Re: Oops Paint

    Same here, (at lowes too). Too much demand for that paint and price is rarely less than half the sticker...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    Glorybee has five frame NUCs for $20. finger joints too. A little more assembly, but I enjoy it. :)
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    Re: Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?

    I found these pictures somewhere....Ostensibly showing before and after oxalic acid exposure. The proboscis would be the mouth part. HTH
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    Re: Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?

    SNL, I've read reports that the percentage of phoretic mites is 8%, also read it can be as high as 80%. What is the best estimate of mite numbers in the brood as opposed to hitchhiking on the bees? ...
  17. Thread: squarepeg 2015

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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    A lucky location that allows the bees to do the migration instead of the keeper. :)
  18. Thread: squarepeg 2015

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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    Subscribed.

    Squarepeg, in which growing zone are you located? I've also noted very small loss of hive weight up to mid February, largely due to small flows over winter here in growing zone 7b. On...
  19. Re: Queenless hive with a handful of queen cells but no drones. What to do

    Squarepeg's advice is what I would do.

    Brood from the strong hive (be sure not to take the queen) will help the population stay up while the new brood (assuming some eggs in there) will give the...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

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    I think that what a person feels he knows as fact is often his own constructed reality. It is very difficult for even the most trained and objectivity motivated individual to keep his...
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    Re: Mated Queen who can tell

    Okay Jim, you have our attention here. Please help us understand the significance of 'milky' larva and the effect it has a mating NUC or good sized hive. Keith Jarrett advocates plenty of bee milk...
  22. Thread: I need bees.

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    Re: I need bees.

    In addition to the sites above, I'd recommend Scientific beekeeping. :)
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    Re: side by side atv/utv's

    This input may be too late for your consideration WB2007, but I have the 2010 model of a yamaha rhino knockoff, made in China. A 471cc engine. It has seen hard use. It will climb in situations...
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    Re: Lost 2 of my 4 hives already

    I agree. Timing of the treatments during broodless periods can make all the difference. I read the following at Rader's link to ARS site:
  25. Re: If a hive has a laying worker, how long will that LW live?

    This is what would happen in my apiary, no question. Robbers were out in force today. :)
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