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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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Re: Reuse feeder on hive that possibly had EFB or discard it?

    Yes it was not AFB. Thanks.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  19. 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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    Any way to dissuade a swarm?

    Popped into one of my hives briefly right at dusk this evening and was surprised to see queen cells. I think a couple of them were ripe but couldn't be sure because it was dusky. There were a few...
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    Re: Effectiveness of Vita EFB Test Kit?

    interesting. i also began treating with terra pro weds night, so i hope i see similar results. it's interesting that when i started keeping bees, i had this grand illusion of never treating, but i...
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    Re: Effectiveness of Vita EFB Test Kit?

    i decided to not get the vita efb test kit. it's a one-use kit. i thought it was for multiple uses. it seems wasteful to me to have a one-use only kit and then have to toss it into the trash with...
  25. Kids bee suit recommendation needed please

    Hi everyone. Cross-posting here as well as the equipment forum for more traffic. Mods if you don't like the double post, please delete the appropriate one.

    I would like to get my 5-year old son a...
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