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    They tested it here in florida, worked well...

    They tested it here in florida, worked well getting rid of mites. It also killed some hive beetles, and the rest left the hives. The hives were relatively free of SHB for 4-6 weeks. One thing to...
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    laundry detergent works, also hydrated Lime

    laundry detergent works, also hydrated Lime
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    I remember once upon a time reading the...

    I remember once upon a time reading the morphology on the russians, I believe that they were made up of 3 primary races, the most dominate race being the Macedonian race, there was some Carniolan in...
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    Cheap vegatable oil. Kills good, a lot cheaper...

    Cheap vegatable oil. Kills good, a lot cheaper than mineral oil, I also know of people who use water, and dish soap.
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    I have a hive that after several days of freezing...

    I have a hive that after several days of freezing weather has decided to swarm
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    Sticky: I have a hive swarming right now

    I have a hive swarming right now
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    White Tupelo should never granulate, also white...

    White Tupelo should never granulate, also white tupelo honey should also have a green color to it. White tupelo honey is produced in NW Florida along the Appilachicola river and its tributaries...
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    That is a typical Northern US experience. Part of...

    That is a typical Northern US experience. Part of what the bees are doing is keeping the hive cleaned, also spring brood rearing is beginning to start, so those dead bees will soon be replaced. If...
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    Olivarez's Kona Queens Are the main...

    Olivarez's
    Kona Queens

    Are the main producer's at this time of year.
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    Stick with syrup. I would use thin, but that is...

    Stick with syrup. I would use thin, but that is my own personal choice, The bees wont store much at this time of year, and probably will not build up. Once January gets here they will start raising...
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    They are shb, the west trap, the hood trap, and...

    They are shb, the west trap, the hood trap, and AJ's beetle eater would qualify as organic.
    SHB have been in MD for a long time, they travel on the I-95 corridor, and get off all along the way.
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    Dan, It is pretty much universal to treat AFB...

    Dan,

    It is pretty much universal to treat AFB with fire.
  13. Ford guy, Once natural pollen starts flowing...

    Ford guy,

    Once natural pollen starts flowing into the hive, the bees will seldom use a pollen supplement. You normally use a supplement, to get an earlier start on the year, or to prolong brood...
  14. I would think that the bees are bringing in real...

    I would think that the bees are bringing in real fresh pollen by now.
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    Not as effectively, there have been reports of...

    Not as effectively, there have been reports of shb reproducing on rotten fruit, etc.. However I read that the shb wont/cant reproduce in the same numbers as they do in beehives. Adult shb can and do...
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    According to information from the Mite Gone...

    According to information from the Mite Gone people (I know it may not be all that objective) Treating the hives with formic acid significantly lowers the ammount of adult shb in the hives. This will...
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    I'm 6' 5", and I have tried to use those covers...

    I'm 6' 5", and I have tried to use those covers with the sides that open. I still can't get far enough into those things to move the forward most supers, and other items that seem to shift to the...
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    I switch to 1:1 after Jan 1. In your area it is a...

    I switch to 1:1 after Jan 1. In your area it is a good idea to switch. Watch the brood area so they don't get congested early.
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    Soil, sunlight, health of the hive, plus other...

    Soil, sunlight, health of the hive, plus other small but maybe important factors. You may get a lot of adult shb in your hives someday, but it will not be because you are "due" to get hit. It may...
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    Just the thought of all that bending over,...

    Just the thought of all that bending over, crawling around bumping my head, trying to get the supers into that cramped space makes my body hurt
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    I like enough room to walk between the rows, and...

    I like enough room to walk between the rows, and have room to place supers/hive bodies etc between the rows. I offset the hives so the entrances do not line up.
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    Dr Malcom Sanford (U of Florida/Beeculture...

    Dr Malcom Sanford (U of Florida/Beeculture Magazine, et al) did the work on this project. The work was done in Northern Iraq, Kurdish controled areas.
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    Does it hurt when they bite you

    Does it hurt when they bite you
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    1. Not an issue, the bees will fill the area in...

    1. Not an issue, the bees will fill the area in when they draw out the frames. Plus supers go on when you have a young strong worker force.

    2. waste of time/money

    3. Let the bees do the work...
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    I got the same message. Hopefully a full...

    I got the same message. Hopefully a full explanation will com out in the near future.
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