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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Will be interesting, but it does seem odd that there is nobody here (that I know of) other than Michael Bush with a nice story of a flowhive harvest.

    There's just about every variant of...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Clong, long as you learn from your experience it will be worth it. Research and understand varroa, and deal with them next season if there is a need. That way you may be back here with a nice...
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    Re: Head-scratching trying to be TF

    OK, no response.

    This is not true, but if it was it would negate the argument that commercial beekeepers are creating weak genetics and mite bombs.

    You see, your argument is that losses are...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I too am surprised at the paucity of success stories as I have been awaiting, but, nothing.

    Maybe next year?
  5. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    You already have this choice. All you have to do is pay an organic producer the extra bucks it cost to produce food in this way. Like the old days.

    And vica versa, people who buy food that has...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    First let me say AstroBee that I have a lot of respect for your writings here, they show a lot of "bee wisdom" and whenever I see your name to a post I will read it and take note.

    But I think that...
  7. Re: The list of countries where it is authorized the use of pure oxalic against varro

    It is legal in New Zealand.

    Simply that hives produce honey, a food. Therefore what can be applied into a hive is regulated. There is no real good reason not to apply oxalic acid into a beehive,...
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    Re: Superseded - Advice Needed

    OK that's good then, I was just ensuring that the queen cells are genuine queen cells rather than one of those things that can happen when LW's are in the hive.

    Because I sell bees and normally...
  9. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    How the bees directional skills seem do you depend what you been drinking and where you staying really is pretty wild. Currently 8 dogs in the house they are for wild boar hunting, friendly to people...
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    Re: Superseded - Advice Needed

    3. Make it a strong nuc though with a goal of it being a full hive in the not too distant future.

    Just wondering about the whole situation though, do I understand right there are eggs but no older...
  11. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    Yup, New Zealand and a stay in the wilds of the Waitakere Ranges with OT next month!
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    Re: No bees, what now?

    This is one issue I have with the common practise of combining weak hives in fall. If they are weak there may be a REASON for that and combining just spreads the problem to whichever bees they are...
  13. Re: Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven Varroa

    Odfrank nobody is saying PMS is recent, we were talking about that some of us are seeing less deformed wings nowadays, relative to brood damage.
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    Ha, that rings a few bells, I have heard that one more than once. :)
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    Re: ferrel bees, to treat or not to treat

    Thanks, one thing about those type treatments is they are non residual, no permanent residue so at least there won't be a nasties residing in your wax.

    A study I read found it can take many years...
  16. Re: Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven Varroa

    Hmm, interesting the same thing happening in 2 different countries. Very similar to me, other than things stay good here a bit longer after treatment. I too use Apivar, alternated with other...
  17. Re: First winter turning to spring. Mites ain't got 'em yet!

    Very nice bebop, those bees look spring ready! :)
  18. Re: Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven Varroa

    Oh thanks Ray, very kind of you to hunt that down. :)

    What he is saying is my own more recent experience exactly!
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    I'm never to hard on mite deniers. They are taking what they think is a principled stand.

    Their problem is that before they knew anything about bees they were told by "authority figures" that they...
  20. Re: Washington Post Article - DWV Caused by Man

    Yes, there is plenty of science. Probably you should have been here to see what was going on, but the "it's all caused when large cell comb foundation was introduced" argument was big at the time, I...
  21. Re: Washington Post Article - DWV Caused by Man

    it's mostly common sense and a good body of members on this site have been saying that some recent reports of massive CCD is likely mite related and the pathogens mites vector.

    Opinions change...
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    Re: Washing machine extractor?

    Doubt any of it is food grade plastic. Which you may not care about as exposure is not for long I assume. But just remember those chemicals that leach out of non food grade plastic mess with your...
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    Hey thanks for the reference Eduardo, I'm hopeless at knowing where to find them. :)

    Yes sperm and larval food are 2 other vectors that need considering.
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    When hives are lost during winter, provided housing was OK and food supplies were OK, the overwhelming majority are lost from one of 2 causes, either mites, or the hive went queenless after it was...
  25. Re: Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven Varroa

    Thanks Ray now I know I'm not the only one!

    I searched for JRG13's thread but no luck, maybe he'll chime in. I posted this on our local NZ forum today also, and one guy suggested it might not be...
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