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  1. Re: When to start feeding pollen patties in northeast ?

    Enj.
    You could always do a split and the recombine the hives to help draw out new combs. Also a shanken swarm could help you to get some.new combs built. Opening the broodnest is a labor intensive...
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    If he has any number of hives for 4 years without a single loss, he either has the best genetics possible or he has skills beyond belief.
    There maybe something to his minimal intrusion of his...
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    So do you take medication for every known illness? Probably not. Why treat a hive for something that they aren't suffering from? That's plain dumb, both financially and in theoretical sense.
    I...
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    This is a great case of why penicillin doesnt work for many baby boomers anymore. Tossing antibiotics at a problem that doesn't require treatment does nothing but make the bacteria more resistant to...
  5. Re: Has anyone used www.fastbees.net to order bees?

    At 250 for a nuc and 90 for a.queen, I'd pass and keep trying. Look around the web, call bee supply places, we still.get packages and nucs in mid may, so you should be able to.also, and quite a bit...
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    Re: Migratory covers

    Most guys that use migratory covers move their bees, usually to a warm climate during the winter, when moisture is a problem. Its not really a problem in warm months. Mice also happen, just make the...
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    Re: How much to charge for drone brood?

    I now know what to do with drone layers that come in package bees, I just need to tap into the right market!
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    Re: AFB Identification

    The bees should be killed prior to burning the hive as BMAC said. Sad to lose a hive, yes, but much better than losing a yard of 50 or more hives.
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    -24*f right now in cattaraugus county before wind chill factored in. Luckily just a very slight breeze
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    Re: AFB Identification

    The cure for afb is kerosene and a match.
    Oh diesel works also. Not worth messing with tylan, burn the hive and rid your operation of that stuff. No need to spread it to all your hives.
    To the...
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    Re: Inner Cover - Southern California

    You should use the inner cover if using a telescoping cover. It makes taking the telescoping covee off easier as the bees. won't glue it down with propolis.
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    Not saying that a person can't get 100% wintering rate around here, but I can tell you that no one has 100% wintering rate every year, with any configuration. I would question anything that person...
  13. Re: Varroa mesh floor: liked or loathed by honeybees?

    Don't tell my bees that they were supposed to die in 14 days! I run sbb with galvanized mesh and I haven't seen a dramatic increase in dead bees. I don't wash the screen when I first use it either.
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    Vance, 2 years ago I treated 2 yards with fumigillian and left 2 untreated. I treated in may, and took spore counts in july. Spore counts came back from beltsville lab and I had a 9x higher spore...
  15. Re: Big population hive . Management to achive that

    Cristian-

    I think you should heedthe advice given in the 3 secrets of commercial beekeeping. Your long list of questions can be answered with expierence, but it still will come down to what you...
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    Re: making beehive pallets

    I use a good exterior grade paint that I bought at lowes as a mis tint. I believe its valspar storm.coat. it retails about 150 for 5 gallons, but mistints can be had for.about 25.
    I paint the...
  17. Re: Big population hive . Management to achive that

    I don't think there are too many guys taking 1 frame for a nuc and making multiple supers before fall. Maybe the next season, but not the same year.
    Try watching michael palmers videos from the...
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    Re: Weight scale exemptions

    Any vehicle with a gvwr of 10000+ pounds, and in commerce, requires a usdot number. if you are running a dot marked vehicle, its just easier to run a log than not, because its not worth it to have...
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    Re: Comb Honey from Goldenrod Flow?

    I wouldnt say it was impossible, given the correct circumstances, but my girls dont like to draw a lot of comb on our fall flow. I have a hard time getting them to draw much after the summer flow is...
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    Re: whole sale

    I believe beeline apiaries starts their dealer discounts with aninitial $5k order and the price per unit goes down as more units are ordered. I maybe wrong but I believe thats what it was, a few...
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    Re: Black Sugar Syrup

    the sugar i get is granulated sugar, though because it does have floor sweepings in it, it has some sugar dust, or ground up sugar in it.
    I use a 400 micron honey filter, like folks get with a...
  22. Re: **Update**Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    the queens can stop laying with any type of chemical mite treatment that a person can try, some are effected longer or worse than other types. you may have been a bit early on your mite treatment,...
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    Re: Black Sugar Syrup

    yes, my sugar is not pure white like it is in a bag of sugar, it is just off that color, due to the very small dark particles in the sugar. once mixed with water though, it becomes quite dark, due...
  24. Re: **Update**Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Everyone classifies queen cups or cells by the location of the cup on the frame, which isnt always correct. I think the "swarm cells" you are refering to are probably queen cups, which are a normal...
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    Re: Black Sugar Syrup

    you probably bought waste sugar, or basically floor sweepings from a sugar processing plant. the black is usually small particles of dirt and debris, along with paper fibers if the sweepings came...
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