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    Re: Complete Winter Die Out

    I am very curious about the cause of the die out. Simple starvation could certainly be the answer and I am curious that no other causes /pathogens were mentioned. Do you know that your hives were not...
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    Re: Painting over hot dipped paraffin

    Has anyone determined why the dipped hive bodies are hotter? I'm considering dipping and am looking at a bees wax/linseed oil mix or any other combo that makes sense. The phenomena of heat generation...
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    Re: Question on running all Mediums

    I believe if you look in "point of view" on the home page there is a gentleman by the name of wright who is running a deep and two shallows for brood. He is sold on it and I was considering trying...
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    Re: Why Top Bar Hives?

    Thanks everyone for your discussion on top bar hives. I'm going to go down that road this spring and am in the process of trying to gather as much info as possible to assure some small means of...
  5. Thread: hives crashing

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    Re: hives crashing

    Just curious. Has anyone verified with a microscope which one of the Nosema strains it is, apis or ceranae, if it is in fact Nosema?
  6. Thread: Top Bar Design

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    Re: Top Bar Design

    Does anyone have any pictures of their creations? I would like to try top bar hives also and am located in lower Michigan. Any special precautions for overwintering? I like the thought of size...
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    Re: Vicks vapor rub

    I know the question seems a little unusual but I was hoping for a straight answer. There are a lot of folks employing home made remedies for a littany of problems. This is how the powdered sugar...
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    Vicks vapor rub

    O.K. so here goes a silly question. If a menthol pack is a good deterent for tracheal mites and ground up mentholated/eucolyptus throat lozenges have been used as an application. Has anyone ever...
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    Re: Newly captured swarm, gone next day?

    Good point on the queen excluder. Couldn't verify that I had one but they acted like it. I may go right to the newspaper or use the queen excluder for insurance if I have to wait a day. I hope there...
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    Newly captured swarm, gone next day?

    Captured a small swarm in a deep with three frames. Transfered them to a medium with new frames and foundation, pollen patty on frames and sugar water on inner cover. Transfered them very late that...
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    Re: Dadant screws me again

    I'm not their lawyer and this has been a tough year for supplies. Seems like a whole lot of new beeks in the community. I usually drive to my nearest Dadant and still run into problems with no...
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    Newly captured swarm, gone next day?

    Captured a small swarm in a deep with three frames. Transfered them to a medium with new frames and foundation, pollen patty on frames and sugar water on inner cover. Transfered them very late that...
  13. Thread: Bearding

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    Re: Bearding

    Ray,
    You don't mind if I copy cat your nuc cover/bottom board idea do you. Neat idea!
    Richard
  14. Re: Introducing Russian queen into Italian colony

    I have been re-queening with grafted cells and am not aware of any different procedure for a caged Russian. But then again, I'm just one guy. Do you have any open brood and are you familiar with the...
  15. Re: Introducing Russian queen into Italian colony

    Are you introducing a queen cell or a caged queen?
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    Re: First Look in the Hive

    I agree NORCAL nice production. Can I offer a few suggestions? I assume you responded in the positive. When you remove the inner you can lean it against the front of the bottom board and the girls...
  17. Thread: Probiotics

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    Re: Probiotics

    This is definitely facinating and could be break through stuff. I wonder what happens to tracheal mites or varroa when they are exposed to any of the probiotics? Any thoughts?
    Richard
  18. Thread: need a queen!

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    Re: need a queen!

    Sorry can't help with a queen although we are going to look at some grafted cells today. I'm more curious if you determined what was the cause of death of the queen in that situation?
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    Re: Probiotics

    Are there any peer reviewed human studies on kombucha that quantify it's health benefits? I have seen anecdotal information and wonder if there has been an in depth study ever undertaken. I admit it...
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    Re: Why do you keep bees

    Nan,
    Is there another veteran beek near by that can help you? You cannot wish the bad behavior away. If you are going to keep bees than you will have to come to terms that some bees will die. In the...
  21. Re: Feral Hive, No Drone Cells, Widely Varying Worker Genetic

    That's an interesting observation on the drones. My partner and I just finished a cut out on a tree that was taken down and the hive cut into before they knew it. While we were vacuuming we were...
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    Re: Making Nucs in the rain=bad idea?

    How do you deal with the concern of chilling the brood?
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    Re: new beek with Varroa

    StevenG, I like the way you think

    Richard
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    Re: Why do you keep bees

    You may have a queen-less hive or a hive that needs to be requeened since the present queen is creating some bad off spring. I believe you do not need to tolerate bad behavior. It certainly is an...
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    Re: To feed the bees or let them forage...

    Tigger,
    I'm doing the same thing you are and loving every minute of it. I'm doing double time in order to catch up. I'll say one thing bee keeping has sure changed dramatically from when I kept bees...
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