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  1. Re: Got Nosema should I treat now or later??????

    after I read the news confirming, I didn't read further.
  2. Got Nosema should I treat now or later??????

    I am a very small commercial guy up to (again) about 50+or-hives. I am about a week or so out, from the end of the summer pollination. I am in central Florida, and from about mid-June to mid-August...
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    oxaclic acid question????

    I know that oxalic acid is now approved but ALL the articles say 2 Grams per hive. Here in the US we haven't completely switched to the Metric System. Does anyone know the imperial equivalent?...
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    Re: Best ventilated bee suit?

    this may be too late, but I had the Golden bee suit, Ultra breeze, and Dadant. As I live in Florida it is hot 80% of year and I started many years ago with the regular cotton/poly suit. I almost died...
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    Tomatillos?

    I am looking for information on tomatillo pollination? Like hives per acre ratio? Does pollination produce large amount of honey? This is a first time test for the crop and I want slightly over...
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    Re: Gloves....What U Using?

    I have an ultrabreeze suit and love it. I have had several suits and the ultrabreeze is my choice. Mine is an 1x & I go about 6' and 195lbs. and have plenty of room but doesn't go over boot top...
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    Re: Gloves....What U Using?

    I see your from Louisiana, I'm in Florida and try not to use gloves but I do have just an "everyday" pair of leather gloves and also a pair of yellow "kitchen" rubber gloves for feed and chemicals. ...
  8. Thread: pump?????

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    pump?????

    I bought a "pump" a few years ago from Mann Lake. It recently "seized up" on me and stopped working. I bought a new one from Maxant but it needs a "jump start from a shop vac" to transfer simple...
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    Re: Plain sugar

    thanks for all the comments. I had to buy sugar from Walmart and just thought there might be a better way. is there a demand for 1-to 1 and shipping problems made it prohibitive?
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    Plain sugar

    For those that have been in this biz for a long time. Why is plain sugar syrup not made & sold instead of corn syrup?
  11. Re: Mites Have Pushed Me To The Edge... I'm Jumping

    if the mites let me that is my plan with a "sot chemical" treatment
  12. Re: Mites Have Pushed Me To The Edge... I'm Jumping

    I feel your pain, I went from around 80 hives to about 12. I have chosen a different route. I started with SBB, sugar dusting and all that "natural" stuff and went the oppsite route. I was just...
  13. Thread: storage???

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    storage???

    Looking for ideas of how to store brood boxes without the moths eating them.:scratch:
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    sugar blocks????

    Is anyone using them? If so what are your experiences.
  15. Thread: Nosema

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    Re: Nosema

    I have sbb on all my hives...an upper entrance?
  16. Thread: Nosema

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    Re: Nosema

    they were fed 1:1 and honey bee healthy?
  17. Thread: Nosema

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    Nosema

    I have a diagnosed nosema problem but do not won't to get on the chemical/antibiotic wagon. Any suggestions treatment-free?:scratch:
  18. Thread: Attractant

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    Attractant

    Im in Florida, when setting up this seasons pollination deal the farmer asked a question. He asked if there was an "attractant" to apply(spray) on his crop to make it more appealling to bees. He...
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    Re: trailer with mounted hives

    I copied a pic I found on this forum, I think it was suttobeeman's trailers. Just taking a poll on "how to move them"
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    Re: trailer with mounted hives

    by "permenant" I mean year round.
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    trailer with mounted hives

    of those that use trailers with permenant hives, what does everyone do to the boxes for transportation? example sod tarps, stoppers....
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