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    Sounds like good advice here, Gardenbees. You may...

    Sounds like good advice here, Gardenbees. You may want to do a search and read up about opening up the brood nest to prevent them from swarming. If you continue to feed and they start to store the...
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    I've noticed the same thing with my hive top...

    I've noticed the same thing with my hive top feeders... thats normal. I don't know why they do that though.
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    One more little word of caution with Honey B...

    One more little word of caution with Honey B Healthy. Be careful not to spill any of this mixture outside the hives or you could start an ugly robbing frenzy. It really does what it says it will do...
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    The directions on the bottle say to start with 1...

    The directions on the bottle say to start with 1 teaspoon per quart of 1:1 syrup.

    I used about 1 teaspoon per gallon last year and that seemed to do a pretty good job stimulating the bees. Others...
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    Poll: db_land covered the most important benefits of...

    db_land covered the most important benefits of SBB. It seems the bees also have a much easier time cooling the hive in the dog days of summer... they spent their time doing better things smile.gif
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    If you have a serious mite problem brewing, right...

    If you have a serious mite problem brewing, right now would be the best time to do a series of OA vapor treatments over a 3 week period ... before the brood nest expansion really gets going. You...
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    >I did an OA vapor and 24 hour counts were...

    >I did an OA vapor and 24 hour counts were 1,11,15. This is the first treatment I have ever used in 4 seasons of beekeeping.<

    wfarler,
    Keep an eye on the sticky board... you may notice an big...
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    John, Swarms are a fun way to get started. They...

    John,
    Swarms are a fun way to get started. They seem to be in "build up" overdrive and they'll get a productive colony established very quickly. If you're putting them on foundation its fun to track...
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    I'm not sure why this particular thread was...

    I'm not sure why this particular thread was singled out for removal but as a fairly new member I feel there should probably be a little more of this. Someone suggested that before asking a basic...
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    Thank you for the heads up

    Thank you for the heads up
  11. I want to thank you all again for your feedback....

    I want to thank you all again for your feedback. I've treated 2 times so far with this vaporizer and the results are astounding. If the weather co-operates, as it has over the past 2 weeks, I hope to...
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    >> Heheheheh! I like this idea! Do you supposed...

    >> Heheheheh! I like this idea! Do you supposed mites could become resistant to such a method?

    Great one Kieck !!! I was sitting here at the computer laughing so hard my kids thought I had lost...
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    Well George, you got me wondering about this so I...

    Well George, you got me wondering about this so I took a sample and looked at it under a microscope to see if there were any signs of mites. It looks like it is all crystals with small amber colored...
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    Maybe that's what it is George, sounds like it...

    Maybe that's what it is George, sounds like it could be. The piles were on the outside edges of the boards. Are they something that the bees will clear out when they start moving around again? I...
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    Thanks George. I'll be on the lookout for the...

    Thanks George. I'll be on the lookout for the white mites... but I don't think that's what I've got here right now. It's like someone dumped a 1/4 teaspoon of tan confectioners sugar in one little...
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    I've been monitoring my hives recently with a sbb...

    I've been monitoring my hives recently with a sbb sticky board and wonder if someone could tell me what the stuff is I'm seeing on some of the boards.
    Along with the mites, chewed wax, nd general...
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    I just asked the same kind of question not long...

    I just asked the same kind of question not long ago. Do a search for the thread, "SC/Natural Comb - What happened to the ferals?". I got several great responses. If you want more info do a search for...
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    mdotson, I'm in the same boat as you are. I had...

    mdotson,
    I'm in the same boat as you are. I had hives in the 70's and early 80's and the stings never bothered me at all. It's a different story now, so I just take the heat and wear the full...
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    hmeadq, I'm from NE Ohio also, the Canton area....

    hmeadq,
    I'm from NE Ohio also, the Canton area. Keep a close eye on them from the middle of May to the end of June. Last year at the end of May and early June we had swarm calls every day. That's...
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    Poll: My vote's in

    My vote's in
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    First year. I have 4 hives - 1 package and 3...

    First year.
    I have 4 hives - 1 package and 3 spring swarms.
    They went into winter with ample stores but in late fall I found a couple of hives with deformed wing bees and all 4 had massive mite...
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    Dave, Great pics! A picture is worth a...

    Dave,

    Great pics! A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you.
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    Doug, I'm one of those rare cases who had a 3#...

    Doug,

    I'm one of those rare cases who had a 3# Minnesota Hygenic package swarm on me this past year. These were the first packages I've ever dealt with so there was a lot to learn. Looking back...
  24. I found the other similar post by bourdeaubee....

    I found the other similar post by bourdeaubee. Sorry for the repetition. It's a good discussion.
  25. Thank you Michael. Good answers, and more to...

    Thank you Michael. Good answers, and more to ponder. We may never know the answer but your explainations are logical.

    Kieck, check the site below and scroll down to "The Mythical Bee" and you will...
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