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    Re: MAQS and Queen kill

    I have found that Formic acid treatments at this time of the year is too cool to use effectively. I do not use premade "MAQS" I end up using 65% Formic acid in bottles and then cut down to be about...
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    I keep my bees in my back yard 60 X 120 ft lot lots of flowers took off 70# of honey from 2 hives that was started this year. In this area there is good mixture of 50% farming and city growth of...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    squarepeg and slow drone
    when I was very young we used to keep bee (about 40 years ago) I know of one warm spring / summer we had a lots of swarms get away. I should review the history of the area...
  4. Re: Hive body count reduction for wintering ... question!

    dkofoed
    I live not too far from you in the lower mainland (surrey) I would leave your hives as is for the winter. As for bottom screen board leave the slider in and close off the back access above...
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    Re: Soleil introduction new member

    Welcome to the site Jean-Marc I live not to far from you north surrey birdland sub have been keeping bees off and on for the past 40 years just jointed this site this year but I have kept up...
  6. Thread: Fall feeders

    by wdale
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    Re: Fall feeders

    For the bee keepers with small operations 10 or so hive, This what I have been using:
    Plastic Inside Hive Top Feeder
    http://www.glorybee.com/shop/images/P/16349.jpg
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    Need a Bee keeper to check my hives?

    You should really read the story I found on news.uk.msn.com: 'Swarms of bees keep on combing in one of the world's highest hives...
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    Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Johno
    I would try a little higher strength of formic acid 60-65% BUT NOT over 65% and use 20ml per 20 frames of brood ( what I have used is 60 65% formic with mite pads I use 2 types of pads meat...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Margot
    Enclosed is a fact sheet on EFB It states that you should BURN the affected frames as you would AFB (also refer to post in previous link as I have provided a link to EFB and AFB) Also you...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Yes SORRY you MAY have a EFB problem as it looks from your pictures you could confirm by asking your bee inspector or a experienced bee keeper from your area to double check in the mean...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    here is a link to AFB and EFB very interesting reading for all those newbies out there

    www.utahcountybeekeepers.org/Other%20Files/.../AFB%20UK%20Article.pdf

    The biggest thing is...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    My past experience with AFB and EFB no matter how big or how small: Is to BURN all frames and foundations both brood and honey Scorch the supers. Newer plastic frames and foundations to be cleaned...
  13. Thread: Plastic or wax?

    by wdale
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I think all new bee keepers should at least try the wooden frames and wiring ect and placement of wax foundations at one time or another. good leaning experience.

    I started out doing the old...
  14. Re: I Extracted Honey; What should I do with my frames?

    KYBEEs
    2) [I]Add them to the hives in a super on top and let the bees "clean them" from within the hive. if you leave the frames out, that would start an outside robbing and you would have bees...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    Rader Sidetrack and others
    I have added text from a lot of web sites including from our own ag dept Most of what I find and research on the internet mainly the same. What I have done is add all to...
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    Varroa Mite Control Methods

    Varroa Mite Controls Methods:

    Disclaimer: This assay is compiled and intended for educational purposes only. No recommendations or approval is implied for the use of any product mentioned in this...
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    estreya
    Contact me at dwkearns@telus.net and I may be able to help you out. I live up the coast from you
    Dale
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    Re: Wintering question for northern beekeepers

    My experience with over wintering bees:
    #15 tar paper / felt is only good for wind break
    2 or 3 foam insulation tightly placed against hive body: in very cold climates
    Venting: I found to be...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Johno
    the types of fume board you are using should work well as per studies done on them Did you close up or reduce the hive opening at bottom? Formic Acid fumes are heaver than air
    Dale
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    johno
    The program did not have this type assessment build into the program but I can't see why someone could rewrite the program that includes the different types of methods being used.
    What % of...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Old timer
    Yes I would use 6month date setting I"m guessing the UK people never thought of the date shifting and wintering months
    The author of this program uses natural drop on to sticky board or...
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Lburou

    Here is the link try it out let me know if it works if not we can get another way

    https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/public/BeeDiseases/varroaCalculator.cfm

    Dale
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    Re: Varrox OA Vaporizer results

    Mountain Bee

    I have a Varroa Mite Count Calculator I have borrowed from the UK. I have used your Hive #2 as base line for average but I have set the thresh hold at 1000 mites per hive

    Here is...
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    Re: Can Someone Mentor Me?

    Moon lit night

    This post is getting off "Treatment Free Beekeeping"

    I suggest that combine Hive #3 back with Hive #1 try to get them into 10 frames deep if possible for wintering.
    You need to...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Slow Done
    Here is a email post that I was looking at the other day would this be treatment free? looks like to be Bio form of treatment for mites?

    >>>>>Hi Dale

    We are currently doing a large...
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