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  1. Re: To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    2 of my 3 hives, sadly, are going into winter weak (1 had high mite counts) and I have little hope that they will survive. If I wait for overwintered Nucs in the Northeast, it will be end of...
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    Re: Your Bee recommendations

    I used my new Varrox vaporizer for the first time today. As you may have guessed, nobody will confuse my beekeeping skills with Michael Palmer's. Nevertheless, this could have been the simplest thing...
  3. Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    At the risk of being Debbie Downer, I don't think it's so easy to solve. I have a hot tub, pool and lake, and unfortunately my bees can't seem to form a consensus on which they like best. I have...
  4. Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    At the risk of being Debbie Downer, I don't think it's so easy to solve. I have a hot tub, pool and lake, and unfortunately my bees can't seem to form a consensus on which they like best. I have...
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    Re: Taking down a tree

    Ahh, if only I lived in a rural area! Maybe I should film a reality TV show Beekeeping in the Big City!
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    Re: Taking down a tree

    Straight, and good enough to pay a professional
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    Taking down a tree

    I am thinking about taking down a tree which I believe is providing too much shade for my bee (and is starting to die on the top). Any suggestions for moving the hive or not? Wait for it to get...
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    Re: Your Bee recommendations

    Thanks. White Oak is about 20 minutes from my summer house. I wouldn't buy bees from him if he was the last apiary in the world!
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    Your Bee recommendations

    With 2 weak hives going into winter, I have made the decision to not get mad, but get even. I have ordered an Oa vaporizer to treat my currently infested hives (I have thought of myself as tf, but...
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    Re: Ultimate In-Hive Feeders

    I tried it this year and am willing to sell mine. some (not a lot) of dead bees. 5:3 syrup not sure if it clogged, but had to be jiggled to continue filling. The search for the perfect feeder goes on!
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    Re: Trying to avoid another lousy winter

    There were no signs of robbing. 65 deg and sunny in NY today and I did my first sugar shake test. 14418

    Despite my efforts to go treatment free and migrate to foundationless frames, I counted at...
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    Is Lubbock a city?
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    Re: Trying to avoid another lousy winter

    I've made and used Lauri's sugar blocks (- the electrolytes, since I had no idea where to get that) and have Quilt box on my Warre's, so maybe I'll try it on my langs. The honest truth is both the...
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    Re: Trying to avoid another lousy winter

    Thanks Enjambres, that's helpful and well articulated. I'll check this week, as we're supposed to have a couple of warm days.

    I've gone mostly foundationless and treatment free. Perhaps I should...
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    Re: Should the hives be combined??

    what is the purpose of drizzling the syrup?
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    Re: Trying to avoid another lousy winter

    I guess I'm a little off on my timing. On 8/1, everything's in bloom, Goldenrod hasn't even started and hope springs eternal. My novice mind doesn't want to feed then because I have high hopes that...
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    Trying to avoid another lousy winter

    I have 3 hives- 1 Warre and 2 Langstroths. I've been feeding syrup consistently for the past month. One of my hives (2 deeps) has a heavy top box and very light bottom box. They have not taken any...
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    Re: What Kind of insects are these?

    Thanks guys. I'll sleep better tonight!
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    What Kind of insects are these?

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    I came to feed my bees and my cover had a bunch of these insects in various stages of development. I believe they can fly! Are these one of the dreaded hive insects?

    Thanks
  20. Thread: Eco Bee Box

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    Re: Eco Bee Box

    I know I'm making a mistake answering this, but what the heck, we're all friends, right?

    I keep my bee at my Lake house, and aesthetics mean something to me. When I first saw this product it had a...
  21. Thread: Eco Bee Box

    by mahobee
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    Eco Bee Box

    Word to the wise....Stay far away from Eco Bee Box. The man can't run a business, can't handle packing and shipping, Kept my returns without issuing credit. Claimed my order was special order even...
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    Re: Warre Harvest : Not as easy as it sounds?

    Thank you Bernhard. This was very helpful!
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    Warre Harvest : Not as easy as it sounds?

    I did my first ever Warre harvest yesterday. I followed instructions on the Warre Store website as well as suggestions on this post. I do not have removable frames.
    1) I smoked the top box, removed...
  24. Re: Best technique to harvest honey from a Warrè?

    Great album. What's that funky separator tool, second row, second picture?
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    Can't find my (marked) queen!

    I decided to requeen, as a way to increase the health of my stagnating hive. Found and ordered one of the few remaining VSH VP queens. It arrived today, but I spent an hrgoing thru my hive, but I...
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