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    Thanks, Michael Bush. Very helpful as always. ...

    Thanks, Michael Bush. Very helpful as always. Just one question: I am using 3 mediums for my hive. Is it safe to assume that if I lift each box up one at a time and load it into the truck, that...
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    While I am very appreciative of any and all...

    While I am very appreciative of any and all responses, the two I have received so far have been completely on opposite ends of the spectrum. So, let me rephrase the question:

    Has anyone ever...
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    Moving Bees...34 miles!! November!!!

    Okay, my situation is that I live in Washington DC and I have to move to Annapolis (1 hour) by December 15th. I have a new place for my bees, but it is far away...at least 30 miles. How do I...
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    Yeah, folks, it is technically stealing. Local...

    Yeah, folks, it is technically stealing. Local candidates, and even House of Rep members who often stay in office a very long time will send out folks to collect up signs and reuse in 2 years... ...
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    My experience with Apiguard this year was pretty...

    My experience with Apiguard this year was pretty dismal. I treated two hives. I noticed no appreciable drop in mite counts during treatment or in either hive a week after completion of the full...
  6. Okay, I just read this article on drawing comb. ...

    Okay, I just read this article on drawing comb. Very interesting, and I wish I had read it earlier this year. Two of my hives which were at full strength in the spring, failed to draw any new comb,...
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    Thanks, Dave. I did not know that Thymol also...

    Thanks, Dave. I did not know that Thymol also killed T-mites. Oh well, it's too late anyways, since I put the menthol on a couple weeks ago.


    Wish
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    Dave W wanted me to describe "very, very, strong"...

    Dave W wanted me to describe "very, very, strong" so here goes.

    First, I only use mediums. For each of my three hives I use 3 mediums as the brood chambers, which is equivalent to 2 deep hive...
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    I am getting about 10-20 mites dropping, per day,...

    I am getting about 10-20 mites dropping, per day, per hive. These are three very, very strong hives. So strong, in fact, that I will be surprised if at least one of them does not send off a late...
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    Okay, here is a question. Let's say I put...

    Okay, here is a question. Let's say I put menthol in the hives August 20. Temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. How long after putting on menthol should I wait to put on Apiguard for an early...
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    For those who think they are charging too much...

    For those who think they are charging too much for their honey, this website should give you some inspiration...


    www.beeraw.com

    Yes, you aren't imagining things. Those are test tubes in a...
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    Thanks, Folks. I will give Mr. Singleton a call....

    Thanks, Folks. I will give Mr. Singleton a call.

    Kai
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    Anyone know of a good supplier of NWC queens on...

    Anyone know of a good supplier of NWC queens on the East Coast? I can't seem to find any east of the Mississippi.

    Thanks,
    Kai
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    I started out with waxed Rite-Cell from...

    I started out with waxed Rite-Cell from Mann-Lake. I have since switched over to wired wax. There really is no comparison. My original packages took forever to draw out the Rite-Cell. They never...
  15. MB, As much as I respect your beekeeping and...

    MB, As much as I respect your beekeeping and general knowledge, I have to humbly disagree. Biological systems are notoriously robust, and although it may take many, many generations, if one accepts...
  16. By the way, Buford, Oxalic vapor is definately...

    By the way, Buford, Oxalic vapor is definately visable as a white smoke. I put a thick sheet of plexiglass on top of a deep super to watch as the acid evaporates and I can see when to stop heating. ...
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    I use a deep super with a hole drilled in the...

    I use a deep super with a hole drilled in the back to accept bwrangler's brass type vaporizor. It works very well. In one of my badly infested hives I went from a 50+ mite drop to over 1000 mite...
  18. Thanks for all the input. I only have two hives,...

    Thanks for all the input. I only have two hives, but I am not going to try to save the laying worker hive. I will shake them out and then do a split later. Unfortunately, I can't do it for at...
  19. But that will equal 6 medium boxes on one hive,...

    But that will equal 6 medium boxes on one hive, not including honey supers. Is that actually doable? I had anticipated this good hive filling about 4 or 5 additional medium supers with honey. I'm...
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    To identify trees properly, I have found that...

    To identify trees properly, I have found that more information is needed. I have attempted to identify all of the trees near my home in MD and it is not as easy as one might think. It took me going...
  21. Okay, here is a practical matter question. Each...

    Okay, here is a practical matter question. Each of my hives is composed of three medium supers for brood. If I combine the laying worker hive with the good hive, do I put all three supers on top of...
  22. I only have one other hive, and it is not ready...

    I only have one other hive, and it is not ready for a split just yet. I think i will combine this hive with the good one and then split later, letting them raise a new queen on their own. By then...
  23. Thanks for the advice folks. I'll let you know...

    Thanks for the advice folks. I'll let you know how it all turns out.

    Kai
  24. Well, it would seem that I have a laying worker...

    Well, it would seem that I have a laying worker situation going into spring in one of my two hives. I requeened this hive with a NWC last August and everything seemed fine. The queen was definately...
  25. I hardly ever wear a full suit or gloves. I...

    I hardly ever wear a full suit or gloves. I don't get stung very much on a normal inspection. This past year, I was stung 7 times the entire year. The only times I have are during times of low...
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