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    Re: Lost all 3 hives

    UNfortunately had the same thing happen, was late on treating for mites. Lost 6 hives. Treat for mites. Then TEST for mites.

    Treatment without testing is just shooting in the dark hoping you...
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    Re: Beginner's mistakes

    I second this 1000 percent! I had lagging hives and treated too late, they never made it to winter...
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    Re: Switching to foundationless...maybe

    I started with all foundationless my first year. It works. Bee's know how to build comb. The hardest part is they tend to build wide at the top corners with honey storage. They built out...
  4. Re: Curious, how many carry "Epi-Pen" for serious sting incidents?

    Well said! Epi is an emergency first aid device. Get educated, get trained, carry/use the protection you need to deal with the worst day you could have, not the day you hope you will have.
  5. Re: Temp sensor inside of a bee hive and wax moths

    A beekeeper in WI has a product to track the temp and is basically going to crowdsource the data so folks can help figure out what temps are normal and what requires intervention
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    Re: Do you enjoy killing puppy's ?

    Aren't yellowjackets God's Creatures? How do you support killing them?
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    Re: Do you enjoy killing puppy's ?

    Well that's as about a d**k move as I can think to post for "shock value". Makes everything you say after that untrustworthy and useless.

    If you can't make your point without resorting to lowbrow...
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    Re: Bee stings lead to staph infection

    Uhm, you already saw a medical professional....and staph is everywhere you just need a point of entry and something to weaken or disrupt the immune response. Having Epi on hand is wise. The fact...
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    Re: Finished extracting.

    Perhaps you can think outside the box...or just your neighborhood. Place the honor stand in an area that might get the kind of clientel that wont rob you blind. And start small. That way you can...
  10. Re: Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Their Impacts on Bees: A Systematic Review of Rese

    Priceless
  11. Re: First Year Packages, need suggestions on next steps

    Good on you for wanting to the best thing for your bees! I would maybe consider switching to 2:1 syrup for Fall, but if they are pretty full you should be just helping them stay topped off.
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    Re: Really irritated

    +10 to jwcarlson
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    Re: Foundationless mistake?

    I would think you would need to inspect the brood box to see if there is other brood laid up by the queen. I would move the foundationless box under the supers and see if they will continue to use...
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    Re: how to move large hive

    I think is a real winner for moving the hives. as long as you can leave the truck there... ;) maybe borrow a low trailer from someone and use it to haul them using this method?
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    Re: temperature of honey to stay liquid

    prolly 90-100 degrees. That should liquify pretty well.
  16. Re: UPDATE: Hives Not Opened in 10 Years...Video Posted

    I think you did great, better than i think i wouldv'e, on such big hives as newbeeks. You live an learn and most things are fixable. getting them moved into new boxes and frames will be a challenge...
  17. Re: Just curious as to why my latest removal video was deleted

    Seriously? Wow...someone takes themselves too seriously.
  18. Re: What are your goals as a first year beekeeper ???

    - get stung less
    - learn more
    - make more bees
    - collect more honey
    - have more fun
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    Re: Foundationless for new Beekeeper

    I've used foundationless deeps and started new packages in them with little or no problem I use wedge style frames hand they draw comb pretty well.

    I have switched to using plastic foundation in...
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    Re: Selling Your Honey

    I had half pound and one pound jars last year and between gifts and people at work wanting to buy a small supply I had was quickly depleted. Planning this year to have 1 pound plastic inverted...
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    Re: OAV a virgin queen?

    If you have active brood you will need to treat with OAV 7 days apart. The brood cycle is 21 days, if you treat at 15 days you will still have untreated brood with mites that hatch.

    Those were...
  22. Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    Beestudent. You don't sound like you are hear to learn, more to teach others what you think you know.

    Yes you can start over every year. but what happens when the number of available packages...
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    Re: bee venom eye drops

    Why would you ever experiment with bee venom in your dogs eyes? Try it in your own eyes first for a couple years.
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    Re: My hive is about to swarm!

    That might be a little too cozy of a setup for me...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    It depends. Swarms may not survive well in the wild due to varroa. And if you are in a populated area its really bad form to cast swarms and then have others have to deal with a colony that has now...
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