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  1. Thread: winter varroa tx

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    winter varroa tx

    hey everybody,

    wondering about what varroa treatments can be done in cold weather. Thought my mite count was lower than it appears to be, so i think i will need to do some chemical treatment if...
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    Re: alotta honey/pollen, little eggs/larva

    got 2 deeps with 9 frames in each. and a super with only 3 frames in it. attempting to leave the honey from those 3 frames with them, but about 1 third of the frame has capped brood on it at the...
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    Re: alotta honey/pollen, little eggs/larva

    i think they should be okay. they are sucking down the sugar syrup like theres no tomorrow. but what does worry me is the population number going into the winter, if you say that this is normal that...
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    alotta honey/pollen, little eggs/larva

    did an inspection a few days back, set them up to start feeding. As i looked through the frames, i noticed a lot of frames with honey and pollen, though only seemed barely filled. I found only maybe...
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    varroa treatments for the hobbyist

    Was wondering what my fellow hobbyist beeks do for varroa treatments? I am not to into chemicals, but have been using SBB, EO's and powdered sugar dusting.

    Also curious about fall treatments for...
  6. Thread: requeening

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    Re: requeening

    I think the point was to replace her before she gets to that point, and to maintain a healthy young queen. You don't replace your tires after they blow, do you? You hopefully replace them before they...
  7. Thread: requeening

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    requeening

    Hey,

    Could someone point me in a direction to read up on replacing an existing queen. Im thinking of the references iv read that recommend replacing the queen every fall or every other fall. Or if...
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    Re: Any Suggestions for Syrup Recipe?

    oops, meant anybody use raw sugar vs white?

    would be even more natural then the processed stuff.

    Pablo
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    Re: Any Suggestions for Syrup Recipe?

    Anybody not use 'sugar in the raw' instead of white sugar?....non processed vs processed.

    Pablo
  10. Thread: egged super

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    Re: egged super

    "I've had queens lay in supers and done nothing. I let them have all the space they want for brood."


    what do you do with them then? just not extract those frames?

    Pablo
  11. Thread: egged super

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    egged super

    Did a full inspection today, been maybe a month since the last one.

    I have 2 deeps filled, 1 super built out and getting filled, and 1 untouched super on. Everything in the deeps looked fine,...
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    wintering honey stores

    What do you guys do for getting the bees set for winter?

    Up here in Mass, they need about 60 lbs for themselves right? does that mean i got to leave a super for them, or will they fill up the 2...
  13. Thread: to much room

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    Re: to much room

    Doesn't help/hurt the bees directly

    tho evil things can move in much easier if the bees can't defend that new space.

    Pablo
  14. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    Amen Camero,

    Why make a GMO alfalfa when it isn't needed? I guess that was my rant. I don't like the idea of genetically modified food, sounds to much like cloned meat or something. I don't like a...
  15. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    The only reason why corn, processed corn based items (baking powder, dextrin, maltodextrin, dextrose (glucose), fructose, malt, malt syrup, malt extractmono- and di-glycerides, monosodium glutamate,...
  16. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    Oh,

    And i went around with the chief bee inspector of the area, who was approached by the USDA and a doctor from Harvard to do a study on why bees are disappearing. Got funding for 50 hives around...
  17. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    dutchbee,

    i think theres a lot wrong with what your saying. Remember those commercials in the 60's that said "better living through chemistry", then we learned how bad DDT was, and then agent...
  18. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    roundup ready seeds are genetically modified (GMO) so that when the herbicides are sprayed they are not harmed but instead the weeds all die.
    Little is known about what implications this has....
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    Supers and Varroa

    Hi all,

    My first year beeking and its going great! i added my 2nd super this morning. Had 2 questions i was wondering if i could get help with

    the 7 or 8 out of 10 rule...does that mean built...
  20. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    Monsanto is the creator/patent holder of GM seeds. Do a google search on them, or watching Food, Inc. They've done some nasty things. Not a company to support imo

    Pablo
  21. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    Ack! I wouldn't touch GM products if i don't absolutely have to. God knows what it is doing to us and the environment. Lots of problems with GM plants; after spraying fields with roundup over and...
  22. Thread: swarm cells

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    Re: swarm cells

    ... whats so funny?
  23. Thread: swarm cells

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    Re: swarm cells

    if i dont want to winter 2 hives can i combine the split with the mother hive in the fall?

    Pablo
  24. Thread: swarm cells

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    swarm cells

    i believe iv got some swarm cells in my lower deep on the bottom of a few frames.

    How can i deal with this if i dont want to do a split? I have been adding boxes as needed tho i guess that wasn't...
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    lots on top, lil' on bottom

    did an inspection today and everything looks good. this is my first year beeking so had a few questions.

    I added my 2nd deep when about 7-8 frames in the bottom were filled, in about < 2 weeks 6-7...
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