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  1. Re: Hive dead. Performed deadout. Any suggestions as to the cause?

    i find it odd that most of the bees were in the super. could the colony have already been weak or queenless and those were robbers going after that open feed and got trapped up there with sudden...
  2. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    understood lauri, thanks for the reply. nice photos!
  3. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    awesome lauri. are they bringing in pollen from the field yet or being stimulated by your recipe?
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    excellent




    they are most likely robbing the honey from dead outs.
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    sorry graham, and not passing judgement on your reply, just pointing out that a 'complete kill' involves preventing robbing and spreading to nearby hives, which ended up happening in this scenario,...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    understood centrarchid. mites alright. yes, it makes sense to put those in a freezer and prevent them from getting robbed out. by then it's much too late to treat. what percentage of your hives...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    the broodnest size here increases coming out of winter and peaks just before our main flow. this is when swarming commences. huge colonies that are prevented from swarming will reduce the...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    perhaps. but that assumes they are being robbed because of collapse from varroa which may not necessarily be the case. if they made it this far into the winter i would say the chances are better...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    true, but if robbing of the collapsing hive ensues the mites will just hitch a ride on those robbers and and end up in the robbers' hives to live another day and reproduce there.

    luckily i am able...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    centrarchid, what i have found is that winter will do the euthanizing for you. if your losses are low enough and if you can easily make them up with spring splits there is some merit into...
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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    we got up to the low 50's today but had a pretty brisk wind so there was minimal foraging.

    b9 was devoid of live or dead bees and a quick look revealed some capped drone brood in worker cells. ...
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    Re: Hi from Afghanistan (temporarily)

    welcome aboard, and many thanks for your service to our country!
  13. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    that's a most excellent starting point thershey. i'm still trying to figure it out and there's a part of me that hopes i never do. it's good that you are not afraid to try things and see what...
  14. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    good point lauri.
  15. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    sorry about the sidetracking there thershey, keep us posted on how it turns out for you.
  16. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    more truth than poetry in those words.
  17. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    ah, looked it up, now i get it. apropo. mine are 'home schooled' :)
  18. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    agreed neil. the second year is the most difficult when it comes to swarm prevention as you point out due to the lack of drawn comb. cool verse there, is it yours?
  19. Re: Can bees draw comb while feeding on winter stores?

    seeing a lot of bees under the cover may not necessarily mean that both hive bodies are packed with bees. you'll have to inspect them on the next good flying day to see what's what. that many...
  20. Thread: Snow

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    Re: Snow

    very nice photos, thanks for posting them jwc.
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    Re: Lubbock Texas

    welcome aboard steve!
  22. Re: Starting this season with VSH-Treatment Free Nuc- Some ?s

    if i lived in giles i believe i would be making a trip to suffolk at my first opportunity! :)
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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    it sure was nice to get those several warm days and see the first pollen coming in, but last night brought a little snow and the bees are hunkered down again.

    i discovered this afternoon that b9...
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    Re: So many ways to begin..?

    i haven't used cedar shavings joe, but i think the main thing is too have the top insulated well enough so that the sides are colder than the top. that way condensation will form on the sides and...
  25. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    perhaps some dry powdered pollen sub placed away from the horses and clientele would capture the bee's interest and steer them away from the stalls.
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