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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Montana: oxalic acid is not approved for use as a miticide in bee hives in the USA, yet.
    It is approved in other countries though.
    Having said that, it is used by some beekeepers to combat varroa...
  2. Re: Greetings from western PA! looking to get started

    welcome to beesource and congratulations.

    There are some nice folks in Hickory PA, not to far from you.
    They have bees, woodenware and last I knew gave classes.
    Mark and Sara Bedillion at...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    I hope you have deep pockets.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    doesn't hold up on bottom boards or migratory tops. it does better on boxes but not better than paint.
    I used sherwin williams solid stain, oil base.
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Nice find Bush! Nice!
    The End.
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    Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    yup, sure sounds like bad bees from the supplier.:scratch:
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    First Intermission


    http://youtu.be/5Pij1VWgnpY
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    It's easy to just try the procedure both ways and see what works best.
    I don't eliminate any larvae and get good healthy queens.
    Lots of beekeeping is hands on experience.
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    Re: Grapes and Bees

    3 of my yards are within 1/4 mile of vineyards. some years it can be a problem because of the spays, I think.
    I try to spread the word that my bees are in peril if they spray at a time of day when...
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    Re: Lost 1 hive

    I would have thought that someone with your level of expertise and analytical skills regarding bees would be asking for more information
    on the dead outs and methods used instead of reponding like...
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    Re: New and anxious here in central Missouri

    welcome Welderguy.
    try this link Missouri State Beekeepers Association
    looks like one on the 3rd. Sunday of the month in Columbia but check their site.
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    Re: Missouri Beekeeping Classes

    welcome Welderguy.
    try this link Missouri State Beekeepers Association
    looks like one on the 3rd. Sunday of the month in Columbia but check their site.
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    Re: Hello, from Missouri!

    welcome Aunt Bee. hang out all you want.
    By the way there are quite a few beekeepers from your neck of the woods
    that participate here. Local knowledge is key so it would be good to read what
    they...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    In my haste I once put a brood box on the hive upside down :o
    the bees didn't like that much, cleaned the whole thing out
    and started building burr comb all over the box.
    So I put it back on...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    only flip them upside down for various reasons when it seems beneficial.
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    90 degrees? :)
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    No, shy of my 80's and 3k miles away. :rolleyes:

    I reverse almost all. Those where the brood nest is in the top box at about dandelion time get reversed. The colonies that span 2 boxes with brood...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    That's some bad story Harry.

    'But I do reverse a number of them for various reasons when it seems beneficial.'
    What's the point?
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    Just thinking that 100lbs. seems heavy for 3-8frame mediums, how much did it weigh going into winter? I know carnis are frugal but could you be mistaken?
    Also isn't it to early for carnis to be...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    well said. I agree
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    get ready to feed the heck out of them, they're going to need it between now and natural spring food stuffs.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Nope, not in the real world.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    How?
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    Re: Emergancy Winter Feeding Help Needed

    Simpleton78> If it's not pouring rain and only a drizzle or light rain go for it anyway. shouldn't take more than a minute or two if you have everything organized before you open the top.
    I mix the...
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    Re: Emergancy Winter Feeding Help Needed

    I like to have the sugar on top of the frames sitting on apiece of newspaper. The bees can remain in contact with it and also remain on the combs just under the sugar.
    Tomorrow morning is supposed...
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