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    Re: Can you go treatment free after treating?

    One day I would like to have many treated hives and then put
    some mite biting resistant queens in there to see how they do after a few brood
    cycles. In another word to requeen them all with the...
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    Re: Can you go treatment free after treating?

    I'm simply responding to the title of this post and my experience so far with
    the treat and no treat experiment on my hive. It is not a treatment free concern anymore but rather
    to control the...
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    Re: Potted bee plants

    The ever bearing strawberry should be blooming until frost.
    But the spring bearing should give you some strong sturdy plants.
    I will try some ever bearing next year to complement the spring plants...
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    Re: canola

    Mix with different honey to see if they will slow down the
    crystalization process.
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    Re: Potted bee plants

    The Borage are invasive over here. So I am scare to scatter them
    on the open fields here. What do you think?
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    Re: Can you go treatment free after treating?

    The aggressive ones you can eliminate over time on the queen selection.
    The main thing is the drones in your area. Are they the gentle type too.
    Since my area has the carnis that are gentle I'm...
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    Re: Can you go treatment free after treating?

    Yes, it is an inexpensive stationary OAV treatment set up under the hive.
    So far my bees are healthy so no need to treat them. But the set up is there just in case because
    it is so cheap to make. ...
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    Re: Potted bee plants

    I feed syrup to my bees. They like the cane sugar. So I don't see
    anything wrong with it. Beekeepers have been using syrup for a long time feeding
    their bees especially during a dearth. I only...
  9. Re: My plan to a introduce virgin queens of another strain

    This is good. After the loss is rebuild time. This is when the
    keeper go through the remaining hives to find the most resistant
    ones to expand the apiary again. Without going through this...
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    Re: My lovely queen...plus some other bee pics

    I am just curious. The ones that I raised is much bigger. How come the queen seems so small?
    Did it come from a small cell colony? How's her laying pattern?
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    Re: Natural Beekeeping with Treated Bees

    Ha, ha! No more razor blade.
    I graduated from that and now use a stationary on demand oav set up.
    Too bad there isn't anymore mites for me to treat. I could of test it
    more but the end result is...
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    Re: Small queen cell- Does it matter?

    Yes, I have read that the bees will build the cell out to fit the size of the queen and all the RJ
    it can hold for the developing larva to eat. When the larva doesn't have enough RJ to eat then it...
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    Re: pine 1x10 lumber boards

    "A 1x8 has a better yield for mediums, a 1x10 will have quite a bit of waste."

    Since I am cheap and resourceful, I will make the deep hives instead of the mediums. All my
    hive boxes are deeps...
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    Re: Natural Beekeeping with Treated Bees

    I apologize if I confused you. Perhaps this will explain it a bit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D2vLtiF2fI

    Few months ago there was a post here challenging who can design a cheap and easy to...
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    How was the queen and trapped bees fed? I gave them a quart of syrup so that all the workers are fed inside the hive. They will
    share the syrup with the newly emerged bees inside the frame cage...
  16. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    Yes, the workers will remove the extra queen cells when there is a virgin in
    there. The virgin is the one directing them to do so. I had seen it being there myself.
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    Re: fat queen crisis diverted I think

    Under an ideal environment a hive will swarm even with a new queen. So you still
    have to watch out for it and give them more room to expand when needed. If it is this
    easy then I will requeen...
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    Re: pine 1x10 lumber boards

    I go ahead to give him an offer. These are the nice straight boards with
    fewer knots on them. Looks nice enough! Thanks for the feedback, Peter.
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    pine 1x10 lumber boards

    Hi, All!
    I say this ads "I have 12 leftover pine roughcut boards / lumber. They are ~ 8 ' long pine 1x10 lumber boards."
    selling for $90 dollars.

    Is this a good buy to build some hive boxes? I...
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    Re: Returning a queen to her original hive

    "A week later I went to check for queen cells and lo and behold there are EGGS"

    Your original hive should already have some capped queen cells in there after a week.
    So rather than moving the...
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    Re: Natural Beekeeping with Treated Bees

    In the beginning when you don't have that many hives yet, it is better to treat them because
    they don't have the resistance yet. After you have 15 hives or more then you can try the no treatment by...
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    Re: Best way to move grafts?

    In the future if you want to graft from this queen again, it is better to move her closer to your
    home yard now. You can move half of the hive home or just a few frames with the queen on them. ...
  23. Re: Two-queen hive not working out - Best strategy?

    Since it is hot and the flow is on, it is the
    foragers that will bring in the honey. If your hive is weak now they will miss the flow for sure. My recommendation is to combine the 2 weaker hives...
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    Re: My Little Queen Cells Experiment

    This brings my little queen rearing project to a conclusion:

    Apparently the HFCS queen dipping method works, they manage to released the queens from balling. Somehow she
    got mated and laying...
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    Re: Who Re-Queens After the Summer Solstice?

    I have been experimenting on the Spring and after the summer queens for the last 2 years.
    Because this is location specific, what does well here may not be for your area. In comparison to both...
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