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  1. Re: Your favorite DEEP foundation- lets hear

    Mann Lake PF plastic frames.
    Pro: Small cell, easy to scrape and restart comb, no assembly required and fairly immune to pest damage.
    Con: can be harder to get drawn out, a bit too flexible and...
  2. Re: Anyone know where I can order package bees, or is it too late?

    Have you gotten on the wait lists? Some times there are extras.
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    Re: city water and syrup

    I am sure we all agree that it is best to leave enough honey for the colony to prosper on its own. I would be hesitant to feed honey, unless it came from my hives. In the absence of a secure supply...
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    All true. Sugar bricks and mountain camp feeding are easy approches. So is this, in fact I thought it was easier (granted not by a huge margin), and it seemed to work well. If I have to pop the...
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    Re: city water and syrup

    How is the view up there on that soapbox?
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    Well here are the results.
    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/RiodeLoboRojo/th_EF6B6341-C7A0-4E78-A65D-BB3AE06DD70F_zpszjx3zunb.jpg...
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    Re: Short Course or Not?

    Even if 50% of the time is spent on treatments, you will still want to know why they are treating. Disease identification is just as important to the TX free as it is to the treatment beekeeper. ...
  8. Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.

    I think this is much ado about nothing.
  9. Re: 'A sting to the scrotum is painful but the nose is far worse,' says scientist...

    "I heard you got bitten by a king cobra," says Stallone. "Yeah," replies Norris. "But after several days of excruciating pain, the cobra died."
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    Re: Thought I was Treatment Free

    What about unwaxed plastic foundation? You can coat it in your own wax, and that would be far easier than pressing your own foundation, if the foundationless frames are not for you.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Your welcome, I am currently taking the Hard Bond approach, however I am only willing to take one more crash before I change approaches. If this is to happen, than I will be switching to soft bond. ...
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Respectfully you are incorrect.

    "Any post advocating the use of treatments, according to the forum definition of treatment will be considered off topic and shall be moved to another forum or...
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Thank you, I appreciate the information.

    FYI informative is not a rant:D
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    Re: Buy a hive or a package?

    Personally I like nucs to start, and packages to restart.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Oldtimer,
    What treatment would you recommend in a soft bond approach. My thinking is ideally it would be effective and leave little or no residue in the wax.
  16. Thread: Mite count.

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    Re: Mite count.

    What about splitting that colony and raising a queen off your better colony (or bringing in another queen)? That way you have an insurance policy and still get to keep the genetics of the Buckfast...
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    I, for one, am going to follow your example (slightly modified), it will be nice to skip those long winded rants ;). Good Day.
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    Re: Sealed queen cell but no eggs??

    I agree, that is my normal approach, if the population is to low. Unfortunately this is my only TBH.
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    Re: Sealed queen cell but no eggs??

    I have a colony that came out of the winter queenless. I am sure there is no queen. I gave them a frame of eggs, which was ignored, however they now have a queen cell on the adjacent frame. The...
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    Because it is raining and the highs barely break 50F, we have about 2-3 weeks to the first good flow and they are eating it.



    I have never tried that.



    That is why I used light weight...
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    Dry sugar feeding approach.

    I decided to try a new (at least to me) way of feeding dry sugar.

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m585/RiodeLoboRojo/51E40712-C12A-47FB-A70E-5359744CF276_zpsl0hxvpfh.jpg
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    Re: Veil only...no suit. Thoughts?

    Your body, your rules.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    At what level is a mite load terminal?
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Yes you can



    True, but basially all colonies have mites, resistant or not.



    Not exactly. Mite levels is only one factor. How the bees deal with the mite load is another (or the viruses...
  25. Re: Would like info for 2 hives vs 1 for spring

    I suggest you wrap and insulate above the top box. However if you are sure you don't have AFB defiantly use the honey and comb to start back up this year.
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