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    MAQS entrance question

    Put on the MAQS strips today. I did the single strip/half dose. It's getting fairly cool at night here, plus yellow jackets are still ferocious robbers. The directions say to leave the entrance...
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    Way to "store" a queen over winter

    Weird title I know, but here's the situation:

    One of my hives got robbed down to nothing about 6 weeks ago. I brought it home, put it in a nuc where despite my efforts it got robbed even more,...
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    Re: MAQS temperature question

    Thank you.

    I plan to go the one strip route based on Randy Oliver's and a beekeeping friend's experiences. She experienced significant loss with 2 strips and cautioned against that.
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    MAQS temperature question

    Howdy folks. The MAQS temp range is a little unclear to me. The directions state 5-89.5. Is that the daytime temp range, or the total temp range, i.e. temps cant get about 89.5 during the day and...
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    Re: my honey has turned

    exactly my plan.....
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    Re: my honey has turned

    probably the best thing i've ever read on beesource.....thanks.
  7. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    i have exceptionally high mite numbers in all but 1 hive, and i blame low honey on that in part. i don't know what the other contributing factors could be - cooler weather means less nectar, more...
  8. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    pulled supers last night. from 7 colonies that are still alive/haven't combined with others, etc., i will have a whopping 2 supers of honey. that works out to about 14# of surplus per hive. one...
  9. Re: Reuse feeder on hive that possibly had EFB or discard it?

    Yes it was not AFB. Thanks.
  10. Reuse feeder on hive that possibly had EFB or discard it?

    Title says it all folks. Couldn't find any good results through a search.

    I had a feeder on a hive that I think might have had EFB and now want to put this feeder to use on another feeder, but I...
  11. Need to feed a little nuc. How best to do without inducing even more robbing?

    Hi folks.

    One of my hives that I hadn't visited in 2 weeks was robbed almost to death since the last time I checked on it, even with a robbing screen in place. This hive was very productive...
  12. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Re: Dead Hives

    could you purchase 2 queens from someone in your area? combining was my first thought.
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    Re: Mites are doing very good this season.

    did some research last night, and they seem to be the best choice for me in terms of ease of application, ability to treat with supers intact (though those will come off next week), efficacy, and...
  14. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    i think mine will be at or slightly less than that. i haven't pulled supers yet, but yesterday's inspections told me that i have maybe 3 supers of honey across 7 hives. some a couple of hives are in...
  15. Thread: hive weight

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    Re: hive weight

    i think if you have empty equipment laying around that you could easily answer that question yourself.
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    Re: Mites are doing very good this season.

    i have to say that i planned to not treat this winter (or at all for that matter), but after going through the hives yesterday a MAQS purchase is in my very near future plans.....

    i quit counting...
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    Mites are doing very good this season.

    Checked mite counts on all but 1 hive today. Wow. They are doing well in every hive but one. The lowest count I saw from sugar shakes was in the 20's, and one was so high that I quit counting at...
  18. Re: How do I feed a colony that I want to leave a super of honey for winter?

    the only problem i saw was possible filling of sugar water in the super frames, which will probably happen. i use deeps for brood boxes, so i couldn't move the medium frames into those boxes to use...
  19. How do I feed a colony that I want to leave a super of honey for winter?

    Went through all the hives at the house today, and one of them is pretty light on stores in the brood boxes. There's plenty of pollen in there but little to no honey, even though there's about 150...
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    Re: NPR radio story

    it was in r/beekeeping.
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    Re: NPR radio story

    saw this on reddit earlier this week. curious to see how it plays out and how quickly it plays out. i'm sure they won't take this lying down.
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    Re: bear problems

    Do I see you in Copoco's in Fort Collins occasionally? I've bumped into a USFS employee from Steamboat in there a couple of times this summer. Just curious if it might be you or if it's someone...
  23. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    water? my bees congregate in a certain part of my garden shortly after my driptape quits running.
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    Re: Any way to dissuade a swarm?

    this hive is on a farm about 3 minutes from my office, so i took a short break and headed over to examine things a bit more in depth. i would guess these to be supercedure cells based on the number...
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    Re: Any way to dissuade a swarm?

    haven't checked the mite load lately and couldn't last night because i was rushed. i plan to go back tomorrow and do a more thorough inspection.
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