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  1. Re: When is everyone putting supers on? Southern Ontario/Upper NY State?

    All my strong ones have their supers on and we finally got rain last night
  2. Thread: SHB larva

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    Re: SHB larva

    It was a wish but oxalic vapor did not do anything to them
  3. Thread: SHB larva

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    SHB larva

    Would BT sprayed on comb help control the small hive larva like it does for wax moth lava
  4. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    Good
    Just started to work field today

    Hope this Hubam clover gives me some good results
  5. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    When a good time too plant Is it frost tender
    Apricots are are blooming and cherry's will be soon
  6. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    Just received a 50 lbs bag of Hubam

    any idea of the planting rate per acre
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    Add me to your list thanks
  8. Thread: 20 ACRES

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    Re: 20 ACRES

    She doesn't want grapes and all around are vineyards or soybeans
    In vineyards most people plant rye grass and use fungicides a lot so that's not a plus
    In my small vineyard I have rye...
  9. Thread: 20 ACRES

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    Re: 20 ACRES

    Clover sounds good .
    Would HUBAM clover give a nice honey crop
  10. Thread: 20 ACRES

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    20 ACRES

    A neighbor dropped by asking what to plant on 20 acres to help bees out.
    I'm not sure if she wants me to place my bees or her own I have to see here property its about 2 miles up the road...
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    Re: Cold canadian winter was good for something

    We don't seem to have very many yellow jackets around so far.
    I put out some cappings for clean up and very few jackets
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    Re: Effectiveness of Vita EFB Test Kit?

    Just Google

    Holts Milk Test you can do a cheap test for afb
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    Re: Where would Queen return ?

    She was in new nuc about 3 weeks and laying nicely
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    Where would Queen return ?

    Hive A swarmed a primary swarm
    I caught the swarm it had a 2013 marked queen and decided to do a paper combine with hive B but removed queen and placed her in new nuc to be kept as a spare ....
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    ReQueening Hot Hive

    Thank you Michael Bush for your article Requeening Hot Bees (Divide and Conquer ) worked like a charm just one sting

    Had 2 hot hives that got new queens today

    Time will tell if...
  16. Re: Every week something new...what to do with this?

    You can try spraying some Honey robber or Fisher's bee-quick into the cavity
    It might help getting them out.
    Hope you find the queen coming out

    Good luck
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    New Brunwick blueberry polination

    Any Canadian beeks know when blueberries in New Brunwick will be in bloom this year

    My area Niagara on the lake Ontario is being dumped with hundreds of hives these likely will be...
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    Re: Grape Farm Offered me A proposal

    I have a vineyard and orchard

    Have not seen my bees working grape pollen ever
    But on the positive side your swarms are a easy pick in the vineyard no ladders required
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    Re: Inhaling Beehive Air - Apitherapy

    Hey folks maybe it's a new test AFB
  20. Thread: Frame marking

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    Re: Frame marking

    I like to mark comb frames especially when mixed in the supers
    Had a few blow outs in the extractor not any more

    JT
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    Re: Smoke vs. Vinegar

    My use of vinegar
    I use a windex bottle mix a touch of vinegar with water then mist my hot spots wrists and socks
    And bees keep away
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    Re: harvesting honey late

    Re: lost queen
    Yes I also had that problem I now mark all my supers with a sharpie if it happens again I know where she belongs
  23. Thread: Pool of trouble?

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    Re: Pool of trouble?

    How much salt would one use say for a 5 gal. bucket ? Would sea salt be better
    My neighbor is also doing a salt pool
  24. Thread: Misplaced queen

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    Re: Misplaced queen

    Well from now on each super gets marked as supers are placed ex. hive 1 first super A next one B .
    That way I can keep track which hive and how many supers it produced per year
  25. Thread: Misplaced queen

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    Re: Misplaced queen

    I never did look for the Qeen when taking supers off
    Excluder on and honey robber and she still stayed who would guess

    Hope she is back home and yes it was one of my own queens
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