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  1. Re: Calculating Mite Load Using Post-Treatment Drop

    Try out calculator the Brits have made a lot easier to work with Works excellent with sticky board counts and drone cell counts I use for 1-2 days and multiply out for seven days
    I have used...
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    Re: OXV for testing mite loads?

    I have used the following calculator for my mite load: what I look for is a lower economic threshold for my area, being 3-4 mite drop PER DAY (Sticky board) then I start to treat with OV 6-7 days...
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    Re: Move QC's 10th or 11th day?

    The following is my Queen rearing cheat sheet (copyed from my excel program can send to any one who wants) I Start with "DAY 1" at day of egg laying in then used normal egg to hatch day for queen....
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    Re: Mann Lake Complete Queen Rearing Kit

    Mike
    This Jenter Nicot system works OK but you may have experiment with a little I find timing is very important!!! I have made up an excel spread sheet to go along with the system e-mail me I can...
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    Re: piping queen questions

    Yes, Queens will pipe to attract the other queen (if they know that there is another queen close by or in the same hive, mated or not, may the best one rule, I have transported mated and non mated...
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    Re: piping queen questions

    NO Mated Queens also pipe, Just hear them in a Queen battery box, they pipe all day long
  7. Re: Swarm sticky board count is 7 in 1 day. Now what?

    Joe I would treat with OV to hold down the mites 2-3 treatments 5-6 days apart they should be OK for rest of the summer. You are not going to get all of them. so knock them down as much as...
  8. Thread: humidity in hive

    by wdale
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    Re: humidity in hive

    Broodminder should be installed on the top bar of frames of the upper brood box over the bee cluster your TEMP at outer edge of cluster +72.0 to +78.0 F HUM = 50 to 67% my is on the brood cluster ...
  9. Re: Ventilation question for BWrangler & Mike Bush; getting light hive through winter

    Mycroft Jones
    Email me off line of your concerns maybe I can help you dwkearns@telus.net 604 582 4081 I could help you out! I live in surrey lower mainland area, so I'm close, I need to know...
  10. Re: Pictures of your Winter Hive Set ups.or winter ideas

    janellesHoneyRocket

    I'm just north of you over the boundary in southern BC on the coast a little inland from Vancouver (north Surrey) I do not insulate out side of my hive unless there going to be...
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    Re: Ventilation, Mouse Guard, etc.

    Blair
    I live out in Surrey give me a call 604 582 4081 I can set you up of what I have done about the high moisture we get out hear and mouse guards that I have been using
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    Re: Mite count question

    Arnie
    Ran your mite count through "Mite Count Calculator" you need to get mite count below 10 mites per day based on a 7 day time line using a natural drop I would do another 3-4 rounds of OAV...
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    Re: Mite drop after OAV

    my 2 cents???

    Mike try this mite calculator from the UK someone has taken the time write a program for mite drops


    http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/public/BeeDiseases/varroaCalculator.cfm?
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    Re: deformed wings... bad sign....

    <<<<< if it is, how can i treat it?<<<< YES You could do "FLASH TREATMENT" 30-40 ml of Formic acid per brood box or MQS will get all the mites within the capped brood The longer method OV...
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    Re: Well, we lost the fight

    I'm glad you can look for help on this site, there is a lot of good info on here. some of us older bee keeps on here are very willing to help or can be of help. Hang in there and restart in the...
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    Re: Well, we lost the fight

    RD35 You have "NOSEMA" If bees have nosema spores they will not eat or fly much, do you see some dead bees outside the hive? do you see brownish "poop" outside the hive?
    Here is the hints that...
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    Re: What Router bit to avoid disaster?

    vdotmatrix
    In review of your posted picture your long side of your box your dado set is wrong by one cut you should be starting that upper wood "finger" should fit past the ends on the...
  18. Re: Moving Up To Tandem Truck + Truck Mounted Forklift?

    Why don't you try a truck mount hydro lift boom articulated remote controled crane mounded at the end of your new deck of your new truck. This why you could tow a tandem trailer about same length of...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    I would NOT winter your bees in a garage! Open door garden shed OK for shelter from the wind, rain, and snow. The set up Ian has in Manitoba when the temp gets to sub sub zero I would have set up...
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    Re: Carniolan (swarm masters)

    Troy
    I have kept Italians for years BUT they do not winter well (up north years ago I had Italians lost 6 out of 6 hives due to Long winter it starts to snow in October thru to May). Since we moved...
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    Re: Hi, I'm Beverley Lynne

    Welcome Bev
    I used to live about 1000Km south of you. Have been keeping bees in the north about 40 some years ago. they can be wintered up there as the temps are not as cold as they use to be! -40...
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    Re: Syrup Mixing Calculator

    Hi All
    Those of you looking for an excel spread sheet with both Imp and Metric measurements I have one for free if you want it You would have to e-mail me then I will send by return e-mail
    All...
  23. Thread: varroa

    by wdale
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    Re: varroa

    razoo

    Ran your mite count through "Mite Calculator" based on the following I would look at some sort of treatment and continue to monitor for rest of the summer into fall

    selected Natural Mite...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    ChrisBex

    Move hive out of reach and - - -
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    Re: IS THIS BACK FILLING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    machado11
    Is this your upper brood box?
    if so add a honey super (more space) over the brood box or move some of the frames up to your honey super and spread out the filled frames of honey in your...
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