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    Re: Deadout from nosema?

    I have three simlar cases as I've overwintered small clusters. Is it OK to reuse the combs too?
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    Re: Bee cluster is not moving to the food

    Mine too. I thought they had run out of stores when seing uncapped cells at the top, so I placed some sugar bricks upon them. Then later on a warmer day I had the chance of pulling 2 frames on one...
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Nature's perfect insulation:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15677&stc=1

    :)
  4. Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    I kept two weak nucs(small ball of bees on 3 frames, each one in it's own deep box) as an experiment to see if they pass the winter and they are OK for now, eating some sugar that I've placed on top...
  5. Re: Hive humidity - how much is too much?

    I wanted to post a thread like this one but I post here instead:
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    Is this too much?

    ...double nucs in 10 framer
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    Re: Wasps,wasps and more wasps..

    I also have wasp hives. Welcome to the club. I think they feast from the resources far from the bee nest. When temperatures raise bees begin to defend the hive but not very actively. I don't worry...
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    Impressive. I'll buy a horse some day.
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    Sheep are best for the job. I have three but I keep them in some other guy's herd.

    I don't know about the ad, as I don't watch TV, but junk food runs more or less everywhere in the world. Romania...
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    It's a dairy cow and she mows under my surveillance as my hives are too loose(too many mobile parts). Once she rubbed her horns over one hive's cover moving it sideways, also if there is an isolated...
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    Re: Small Cell Benefits

    :thumbsup:
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    Check out my new grass mower

    Anyone else using this technique?
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    Re: Mouse guards

    Michael Bush idea of mouse guard in practice:

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    The width of the hole could have been a bit larger but I have clusters the size of a handball :(. The boxes I've made are far from...
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    Re: Cell Builders and Brood Factories

    the answer of a real apiarist... similar to asking a shepherd how many sheep owns and he stands perplexed.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Hi,

    Did the treatment using the vaporizer you bought worked? I'm interesting in making such a device for myself. Do you have any pictures with more details?
    I'm currently browsing the plumbing...
  16. Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    Thank you and good luck to you too!
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    I finally did some varroa tests this weekend and varroa is definitely the cause(~10%). What's interesting is that the bees are looking good showing no signs of disease. Haha

    It seems that my...
  18. Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    I don't think they had nosema but I've learned my lesson in May with chilled brood(they did fine in the end). They thrived during the whole summer having nice brood patterns but not spectacular...
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    No spotty brood, no signs of disease. I have seen mites but didn't have time to make tests, so I just treated some of them. I've placed the weakest in 2 by 4's deeps, fed them and considered my job...
  20. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer Results - Users post here!

    Worked for me too.
    Last year I treated only using OAV - 4 times in Autumn. Next treatments were made this August but this time formic acid.
    I overdosed last year by mistake and had no problems...
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    Re: Is it necessary to get stung?

    I don't know if it is or not but it's definitely fun and most sure very healthy. You should see me running when too many bees go for it :). But that doesn't usually happens unless I don't use smoke....
  22. Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    My experience in evaluating colonies is almost zero.

    I'm in the second year only and have almost 30 nucs that will go into winter. The stronger has about 7 frames of bees, the weakest 3. The...
  23. Re: Robbing - Cause and how to Prevent and Mitigate

    I've had big problems with robbing this Autumn too but finally the weather turned a bit colder and it stopped. I can feed with no worries. I use reduced entrances using wire mesh. I also united all...
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    Re: Dandelion like... what's this?

    So I've seen a bee on it carrying orange pollen. We still have knapweed and chichory. However some of the colonies are not raising brood anymore and stay indoors most of the day.
    Knappweed is a...
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    Re: Dandelion like... what's this?

    Thanks guys. It's Hawkweed indeed. Funny thing in romanian it has exactly the same name.
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