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  1. Thread: Apivar

    by johnpfaff
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    Re: Apivar

    I think Apivar kills queens and brood. Out of four hives treated this spring (not a very large sample), one dead, two queenless, one with queen but small brood area. 3 of 4 broodless by third week.
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    nucs + boardman feeders to the rear?

    Will starting a nuc with a boardman feeder with feeder end sealed the rest of the way across, but putting the entrance on the other end of the nuc be to my benefit? That way I would have easy access...
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    Re: Wanted 7 good queens for Mississippi

    Talked to Broke T's mother (I think) and she feels that queens are sold out for April and May.

    Best to all,

    John.
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    Re: Wanted 7 good queens for Mississippi

    SippyBees,
    Sent PM, thanks!
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    Re: Wanted 7 good queens for Mississippi

    Forgot to add, prefer treatment free and hygenic.
    Thanks.
    John.
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    Wanted 7 good queens for Mississippi

    I keep trying to buy Sunkist queens, but all suppliers have shut down and are refunding my money. I originally ordered in a timely manner. What kind of bee and who will sell me 7 high producing...
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    Re: Ethics question r/e nuc sales

    I would make up the nuc, add queen, then evaluate for three weeks or so before sale - sound reasonable to you all?

    Later,

    John.
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    Re: Ethics question r/e nuc sales

    Thanks, I will probably buy the queens for my first nucs for sale. I don't have the numbers to advertise any of my queens as anything but half breeds.
    Later,
    John.
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    Ethics question r/e nuc sales

    If I sell a nuc with a purchased queen in it, can I tell the buyer where the queen came from?
    Can I advertise the nuc as headed by a (fill in the blank) queen?
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    Sunkist Queens

    I would like to buy 5 Sunkist queens with delivery as early as possible - any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    John.
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    Re: When to treat for nosema?

    Thank you for the reply Mr. Bush.
    John.
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    When to treat for nosema?

    While making nucs this spring, my neighbors bees attempted to rob. While making this attempt, they left large yellow streaks on some of my equipment. I am now seeing 1-3 crawling bees for most of the...
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    Re: What's your opinion on honey super cell?

    With HSC the bees do not need to draw comb. I have not used chemicals in my hives yet. By splitting and making nucs from second year hives, my hope is that this will continue. I keep my fingers...
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    Re: What's your opinion on honey super cell?

    Honey super cell saved my first hives last year. The bees refused to draw on plastic foundation, even with an extra coating of wax. The original nuc frames were welded into one solid mass and the...
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    Re: Honey Super Cell Company Status?

    Contact:
    LAPP'S BEE SUPPLY
    500 S. MAIN STREET
    REESEVILLE, WI 53579
    800-321-1960

    THEY DELIVER WITHIN 2-3 DAYS. THEY SELL SUPERCELL BY THE CASE OF 20.
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    Started new hives this year - started with a pretty serious case of the runs - fed Honey-B-Healthy and 1:1 and it cleared up in a couple of days. Don't know if the HBH had anything to do with it -...
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    Re: hivetracks.com

    "Hive Tracks was born out of a passion for beekeeping.
    Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Henson and Wilkes families are the driving force behind it. We have extensive...
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    Re: Drowning Bees in sugar syrup how to avoid

    Fill your pans with marbles, glass beads or stones to the top of the syrup and they will stop drowning.
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    Re: Thoughts on Perma Comb anybody

    Haven't used permacomb but am a super cell enthusiest. Had nucs this year that would not draw comb on plastic foundation and welded / drew nuc frames to grotesque porportions. Replaced wooden frames...
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    Re: hivetracks.com

    I am a first year beek - to me, hivetracks will become more valuable as time goes on as I can view success and failure to enhance better hive management and avoid the stupid mistakes I have made this...
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    Re: Hive robbing & fighting

    I had to go to robber screens to get it under total control this year (Brushy Mountain).
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    Re: I'm Confused - Told NOT To Feed New hive...

    My bees are finishing their third deep - first year. They will take 1:1 like they are starving regardless.
  23. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    Sid from Texas,
    Put marbles or glass beads in the bottom of the waterers. The bees will stop drowning.
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    Re: Mite obcession

    Went with B-Weaver stock. They have not treated since 2001.
  25. Re: Using Small Cell Foundation to help with Varroa ?

    www.honeysupercell.com has been out of product this year. They returned money I paid for a case of super cell a couple of months ago. I have ordered several cases from Lapp's Bee Supply. I do not...
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