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    Re: Suggestions for the homemade HBH makers.

    I tried this recipe a couple of years ago off the internet, and it isn't complete. The lecithin is not used in this recipe as an emulsifier but as a vitamin supplement. Soy lecithin is an oil...
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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    I haven't seen pure black bees since the Varroa mites came here in the 90's. No one sells them anywhere.I was giving up hope. Some old timers argue that the black bees are actually natives since the...
  3. Re: Does freezing wet frames cause any damage?

    No. Freezing combs is perfect for killing the eggs of hive beetles and wax worms. It prevents unripe nectar in the combs from fermenting too. It does no harm to pollen or the combs.Wax is a little...
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    Re: Getting bee genetics tested?

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    I do not believe they can really test the genetics of races of Apis Mellifera. The sub species are just not different enough and are really just color phases to better adapt to temperature and...
  5. Re: I have 3 solid bottom board hives and I've got Varroa what should I do?

    I would use apiguard (THYMOL GEL). Thymol products that are legal in Canada are very very effective against some diseases and they kill tracheal mites as well as varroa destructor too. I have used...
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    Re: Summer Varroa Treatment

    I am of the opinion that Oxalic Acid is a winter time medicine because it only works while the hive is broodless. It will not kill any of the mites reproducing on the brood in the cells.
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    Re: Not _something else_ wrong(?) - w/ pics

    Maybe it is just wax being secreted through their wax scales?
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    Re: Not _something else_ wrong(?) - w/ pics

    OK THE PICS WORKING NOW! Kind of looks like paint. I do not know
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    Re: Not _something else_ wrong(?) - w/ pics

    I cannot get your pictures to work. It seems to me if you have brood in the cells you are doing fine. It also sounds like the white dust on the bees backs is pollen. Everything seems fine. I am not...
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    Re: Summer Varroa Treatment

    Could you temporarily brush the bees off just the honey and nectar combs, put those frames carefully in your freezer until treatment ends?
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    Re: Summer Varroa Treatment

    Please go to Randy Olivers website. Scientific beekeeper. I really do not know how to treat a top bar hive because in high temps I put half dose Apiguard Thymol Gel between brood chambers. It...
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    Re: Summer Varroa Treatment

    A few summers ago I used Apiguard thymol gel. The temps shot up into the 105 degree mark for a few days after I had already placed it in the hives. The hives started aborting the brood and pulling it...
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    Re: Best Small timer Uncapping tool?

    I use uncapping forks. I have some electric knives but I do not need them. I have over 30 hives. If you have access to an uncapping plane I think it is the best thing I have ever used. My friend let...
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    Re: Storing frames of honey for winter

    If it where me I would have them keep enough honey on their own hive stored by them. Maybe keep 3 brood chambers on them there always. It is always best to not open their hive in winter. Prepare for...
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    Re: Storing frames of honey for winter

    I do not live in Sweden. I am sorry but I know nothing about your climate. You may not have wax moths like us. You need someone from the north to help.I wish I could.
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    Re: Storing frames of honey for winter

    If they are warm wax moths will get them quick without bees on them.
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    Re: How do you store Drawn comb?

    I think once labeled and licensed pesticides have to use the same safety /warning directions depending on whether it kills by contact or fumigation regardless of its actual danger to the user or...
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    Re: Storing frames of honey for winter

    In my opinion they can always get granulated honey out just fine. If I only had a few frames with honey to store I would keep them in the freezer.That would work best for honey and nectar filled...
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    Re: Extractor Advice

    Does maxant sponsor beesource?
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    Re: Uncapping Honey

    It does not work for us because we both tried it. If it works for you great! When we skimmed over it the cappings cooled solid again. When we let it heat a little longer it stunk up the comb, burning...
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    Re: birdsfoot trefoil for bees?

    Ben is alfalfa better than sweet clover. I tried it too because I feed Alfalfa to my horses in winter. It seems the sweet clover is more drought hardy. We have had our 4th Summer drought. Thanks
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    Re: FREE Room & Board w/ view!

    Those nucs are on deer stands on the corners of my land. The trees are pecans and sweet gums (shady) The deer stands are 12 feet + I am not a hunter or meat eater so I have found a humane use for...
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    Re: Uncapping Honey

    It sure did not work for us!!!!!!It burned the wax and did not take off the cappings. I took the piece of junk back to lowes. I can use a fork so fast I never use a hot knife.I was fooled once but...
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    Re: First time Checking . . .

    She may have taken a couple of days just to get out of her cage. It might take a couple to three days until you can see eggs. She may have been on the wall of the hive or they may have been covering...
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    Re: Combining Laying worker hive

    I have done it three times combining a good hive with brood and a laying queen from my extra swarms. A couple sheets of newspaper and a top entrance for the combine until the newspaper is penetrated....
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