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    Re: How to make sugar syurp

    Trachael mites are micro-organisms too.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acarapis_woodi
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    Re: How to make sugar syurp

    How do the first 5 links pertain to disease vulnerability of bees without mentioning them?
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    Re: Simulated Swarm Question

    We're you ahead of the swarm?
    If they had already swarmed, then perhaps you removed a virgin or newly mated queen.
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    Re: 8-frame loose fit

    Just give it some time and two things will happen. The bees will add a little propolis between the frames and the kiln dried frames will absorb moisture from the respiration and will swell and...
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    Re: Brand new hive is rapidly dying!

    Sounds to me like they absconded. That's a risk with packages that makes nucs more attractive if you are getting just a couple.

    My first 2 packages cost about $100 each. 1 grew into a nice hive...
  6. Re: Can someone please tell me what this is?

    The white stuff is just the larvae that didn't survive the removal. Or possibly the beginnings of royal jelly in cells. Can't see it clearly enough.
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    Re: putting a swam in queenless hive?

    Yes you can do it. Do it like a newspaper combine. Gave a friend a swarm last week for his queenless hive. All worked out fine. Put a piece of newspaper over the queenless hive body. Put the...
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    Re: Swarm Trap - Some Questions

    You could also begin making swarm lure with old queens. When you replace a queen or accidentally kill a queen , drop your old queen into a jar with a few ounces of alcohol in it. It may be one this...
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    Re: how late is to late to start a package

    It seems to me that as long as bees are swarming you could start a package. You just may need to help them through a dearth by feeding more the later it is started.
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    Re: Using different foundation size?

    What 2 sizes are you thinking of using? And why?
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    I would say it depends on your setup and what you want to do.

    But you can rest assured the following:
    Excluder will keep brood out of your super.
    No excluder you could possibly get some brood in...
  12. Re: 2013 - 14 Winter losses -Scientific American

    Was hoping to see some scientific data. I guess the magazine name threw me. Then I looked at some other articles and now I understand that the mag is a propaganda rag for global warming proponets. ...
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    Re: On-time package delivery for 2014?

    Our Wilbanks order got bumped back 2 weeks from March 28 to April 11
  14. Thread: Smokers

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    Re: Smokers

    I'd go with the tall one too regardless of your hive count.
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    Re: Newbie Question

    Maybe I don't understand how you set this up, but if you have 2 boxes why not make 2 swarm traps and double your chances? I wouldn't put an empty box out to make a double box swarm trap.
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    Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I'm planning to order one when they send me the invoice. Will provide feedback after trying it.
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    Smoke them.
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    Saw New Comb Today

    Went through about 15 hives today and saw the first new wax of the season in the strongest hives. So things should begin picking up soon.

    Are others seeing it now in their hives too?
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    Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Here is a grainy portion of the cropped image. looks like the same type flower.
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    Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Nevermind.

    I found a website that claims it is Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)
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    Flower Identification Questions

    What type of light blue flower is this sharing a patch of ground with Henbit?
    Is it a useful source of pollen/nectar?
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    Re: After winter frames of bees

    After equalizing, we now have 4-5 frames of brood in all our hives, which is different than frames of bees.
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    Re: Lost yet another hive

    I clicked your attachment 9165 and got the following message:

    "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"
  24. Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Nice work!
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    As I recall he tried multiple set-ups both standard Langstroth dimensioned frames and non-standard. He did not run for extracted honey for the most part, but was set up for producing sections.
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