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    Re: Trapped Swarm Stopped Drawing Comb

    Ahhhh I see--I use open frames for removals...Talk about a way of having only what bees made BRAVO love it!!
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    Re: honeybound upper brood box

    cage queen and remove excluder--old timers use this technique called 'pinching the queen' to maximize spring harvest (i do not like this technique, but for your application it is ideal)--bees, when...
  3. Re: Are there always a percentage of foragers who don't return to the hive every nigh

    I like you JRBEES!!
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    Re: bees getting ready to swarm??? What to do?

    reversing hive body moves the queen and the 'natural queen excluder' to the bottom box--queenie says "dis all the room we got?" and the colony will swarm guaranteed in about 16 days. Do not reverse...
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    Re: bees getting ready to swarm??? What to do?

    "Room" means already drwn comb room--NEVER DESTROY ANY QUEEN CELLS!! They do it for many reasons,all surrounding survival--Once they have begun executing the program to swarm--they will no matter...
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    Re: Queenless question

    Laying worker and drone layer are completely different things--drone layer is a FAILED QUEEN (or a colony shootin drones out to cope with varroa)--laying worker drones are not viable because she can...
  7. Thread: Moonbeams

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    Re: Moonbeams

    russians do not readily take queens of other race...
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    Re: Queenless question

    laying worker has never flown--be sure it a laying worker--she can not reach her abdomen to cell base--but lays many on the sides, none will be viable--DRONE LAYER MEANS YOUR QUEEN FAILED, (drones...
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    Re: FGMO Emultion Soaked Cord Recipe

    keep colonies strong--cut out drone clusters and encourage the proper drone ratio...smaller cell foundation, cage queen, do summer split, make use of cleaning/grooming stimulant (herbal or physical...
  10. Re: To mark or not mark your queen, that's the question???

    Sometimes marking a queen marks her for immediate supercedure--- get out with your inspector to learn how to identify the condition and state of your colonies--you do not have to see a queen to know...
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    Re: Trapped Swarm Stopped Drawing Comb

    where's your foundation?
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    Re: EPA Says NO to Mite Away Quick strips

    OMG that is bad
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    Re: EPA Says NO to Mite Away Quick strips

    Has anyone here actually looked at how dangerous it is to handle this poisonous chemical? Skull and crossbones the biggest character on the tub!! I have observed catastrophic brood scald and adult...
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    Re: CCD and Beekeeper Health?

    CCD still somewhat of a mystery, but in suspected CCD colonies both Nosema Ceranae and a virus genome together have been found in these colonies.

    Nosema Ceranae can be transmitted to humans, and...
  15. Thread: death

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    Re: death

    AFB the larvae liquify after capping, and bees will make a pinhole in the capping, then if they can not clean it out, dry the liquified corpse down to a black scale, which is the contagious spore...
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    Re: Where to place SHB traps

    Hiya!!

    We are discussing non chemical solutions to controlling SHB like setting traps...

    Keep Colonies strong, healthy and pest free...the less they have to concentrate on simple problems, the...
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