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    Re: winter patty question

    I've used winter patties from Dadant the following year with no issues multiple times. If there is no mold, they will be fine. In fact, I am doing it again this year.
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    Re: Hello from New Hampsire

    I wouldn't even consider making your own if you only have a couple of hives. If you just have one hive, get a ten pound box of patties from one of the suppliers for spring. I buy the 40# to 50# bags...
  3. Re: Help me price this bid (pumpkin pollination)

    If I remember correctly, a commercial beekeeper told a group of us at EAS in Kentucky that when he was asked to pollenate pumpkins he told the farmer it's "$300 a hive, because I'll have no bees to...
  4. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    That's so cool, JW. It's not even winter here yet. I can't wait. Dan
  5. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    I heard the same that it will be approved at the Federal level soon. Let's hope approving the obvious won't be too much work.
  6. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    They could be robber bees of other hives. Hairless bees are sometimes robbers fighting with other hives.
  7. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Thanks, Bison. Seems like you have a great club there. I'll PM you for the full data since it seems likes a nice way to be heading..
  8. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    "What our beekeepers need is proper education. Something more than what is being taught in most beginner bee classes. Seems to me that what is being taught, here in the States is pretty shallow. A...
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    Re: Winter patties

    I disagree. I have used the winter patties for six years with no dysentery, and no starvation. They are easy to use if you don't have time for other methods on a small scale.
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    Re: Mite Control Questions

    If you use MAQS, it's a non-issue. Either the bees, or you, can eat the honey the first, or second year.
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    Re: Mite Control Questions

    There are only two varroa control products registered to be used when honey for human consumption is on the hive. They are MAQS and HopGuard. I'm not aware of any others.
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    Re: Mite Control Questions

    Rader is correct. MAQS are for varroa control and if you want to use thymol for varroa you can use Apiguard. I would not treat with Fumigilin-B unless you have some reason to believe you have a...
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    I use the Senco SNS41 7/16" Medium Crown Construction Stapler for boxes and the Porter Cable NS100B 1/4" Narrow Crown Stapler for frames. They are both great tools for the price and staples are easy...
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    I've gotten some very nice queens from Tim at Honey Run Apiaries and he is an above board guy. Very nice to deal with. No AHB in Ohio (unless it's just traveling on through).
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    I'm by no means a commercial beekeeper, but I would try to use one of the organics like formic, thymol, or oxalic after your early Apivar treatment. I don't know your temperature range then, but it...
  16. Re: Radial Extractors - Best bang for the buck?

    I agree with Charlie B with one comment. I can't comment on the customer service, my 3100p has been so reliable I've had no need to contact them.
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    I saw that. Did they forget to pay their bill?
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Not exactly on topic, but does anyone know what's going on with Strachan Apiaries? Their website has been down for a week now.
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    I love my Ultra Breezes. The girls never get me through the jacket or full suit. If I take one it's through the gloves. or some area I failed to protect. No fault of the Ultra Breeze.
  20. Thread: hive scale

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    Re: hive scale

    Does anyone have the Fischers Nectar Detector who can give a review? I like the price.
  21. Re: How to prevent wax moth from destroying wax foundations

    Sultan, If freezing isn't an option you may want to try "XenTari Biological Insecticide effectively controls lepidopterous larvae. The active ingredient in XenTari is a pure, potent strain of...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Apiguard is actually not expensive if you buy the 3 kg tub unless you are comparing to oxalic acid.
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    I use MAQS, Thymol, and Oxalic Acid at times. MAQS is the only one of the bunch registered to use with supers on. It's quick to apply just like thymol, but they both have temperature ranges to use...
  24. Re: fall meeting empire state honey producers

    Sounds like a great meeting. We had a great one at our PA State Beekeepers Meeting where one of the outstanding speakers was Bret Adee who runs about 80,000 hives with his family. I continue to...
  25. Re: Slingers - A Documentary about Small and Local Beekeepers

    Very nice! Looking forward to the entire film.
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